* Posts by Gustavo Fring

55 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Sep 2017


Absolutely fab: As TSMC invests $100bn to address chip shortage, where does that leave the rest of the industry?

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what would ...

Edina, Patsy, do?

Microsoft to charge $200 for 32 GPU cores, sliver of CPU clockspeed, 6GB RAM, 512GB SSD... and a Blu-Ray player

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S for me too

Looking for a HTPC ... and that £250 box seeems like a lot of hardware for the money. WIll not buy any games (for at least two years) small easy power quiet .. yep, will wait to see what media software and web browsing abilitys it has . It outclasses any Itx rig I could build , half the price of the ASUS bn60 . Designed to work with a JoooYstick from the couch .. plug in my media collection and Bills your Uncle.

Tv recording software .... Hauppage! get in quick, and give us what we need!

Single-line software bug causes fledgling YAM cryptocurrency to implode just two days after launch

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Yam Jam

Another cryptocurrency dead ? Oh dear the world is a smaller sadder place today ....

Soon even the LOLs will be dead ..

Tales from the crypt-oh: Nvidia accused of concealing $1bn in coin-mining GPU sales as gaming revenue

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This suit HAS merit

But surely Crypto is /should be under the gaming umbrella .? I like their products .. generally a lot more power efficient than AMD equiv.

Disclosure : I have £300 of Bitcoin ETF in my pension .... oooohhh.

Getting a pizza the action, AS/400 style

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It should have showna pie chart gradually (5 secs) decreasing in size and then say pixxa ordered. Much like those bar charts in movies where the money goes from one account to the other. I'm sure Elon missed a trick with that on PAYPAL

Bose shouts down claims that it borked noise cancellation firmware to sell more headphones

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Couldnt Bose

Have incorporated an ear pad wear level monitoring system? and then have an in box auto replcement feature? admiitetedly this would add 100's to the cost , but its all profit .. and no home visits required .

NASA reveals the new wavy Martian wheels it thinks can crush the red planet

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no durability required

The wheels on the moon rover only had to last a couple of days .. so liteness and usability were the main

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now: Brexit tea towel says it'll just be the gigabit broadband

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Re: Drying

HEllo to Covid and goodbye to Hygiene ... every time someone touches that NoZZZle

The virus curing the mobile industry's chronic addiction... and sparking an impressive algorithmic price experiment

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just like Razors

Folding is the new must have ... but thats only a single fold, soon there'll be a double and treble fold , as the one-upmanship takes hold. AS mentioned elsewhere keeping your phone for ten or more years is a btter idea ,

128Mp camera on a phone with 120x zoom LOL just for selfies?

Father of Unix Ken Thompson checkmated: Old eight-char password is finally cracked

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Rx vega 64

Thats not a typical gaming CPU .. something more midrfange like a Gtx960 or rx480 might be more typical ... but most game on integrated graphics .

Also breechs are something you shit in but breaches ?

£99,999, what's your emergency? Paramedics rush to OAP's aid after shock meter reading

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just read

That pensons account for 6.9% of Gov expenditure and that should drop to 6.1% by the time

e they increase the pension age to 70. That forecast does not include "shrinkage" induced by Brexit tho. Never heard anyone explain whther these displays are actually good enough to monitor the usgae/power of single appliances eg gaming PC and reduce said usage to save them money building power stations .

You better get a wiggle on then: BT said to be mulling switching off UK's copper internets by 2027

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You bloody Whinging Aussies

Really get my goat ..(straight onto your barbie) .China telecom has put in a bid to do all the Work, provided they can use their own labour £1.2Bn, should be ok ??

My MacBook Woe: I got up close and personal with city's snatch'n'dash crooks (aka some bastard stole my laptop)

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Product placement

TV series ... Hmmmm Hand me one of those drinks .....Glug glug glug .......aaaahhhh that was refreshing. Its better now, they are getting more subtle.

BTW many car co's specify that their cars cant be seen in a bad light..(no dents or scratches) so you get car chases where the cars magically re-generate themselves from take to take. French car co's especially ..

British ISPs throw in the towel, give up sending out toothless copyright infringement warnings

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Alec guinness

Above did NOT opt for a fixed fee .. the legend has it that he opted for a small precentage of the revenue stream , possibly in the order of 1% .. What a fool .. as for the next decades big fat cheques dropped onto his letterbox . That included all the lunchboxs and pillows etc etc.

It's a fullblown Crysis: Gamers press pause on PC purchases, shipments freeze

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generally st at 65-70 mill ... and "losing" not "loosing" (who was a chine emperor in the 1400's

Queue baa, Libra: People will buy what Facebook's selling. They shouldn't, but they will

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Re: Half the population—

there are plenty of people who voted for the Brexit party , who are intelligent. SO intelligence doesnt mean a better world. Maybe when AI takes over ..

Blockchain is a lot like teen sex: Everybody talks about it, no one has a clue how to do it

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or thsi

"Yep, these are people who were burying jars filled with their own Piss in their backyard before ShitCcoin came along.

Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes

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elon musk ? it seems to fit the correct number of asterisks ... but that cant be right , surely ?

Uber driver drove sleeping woman miles away from home to 'up the fare'. Now he's facing years in the clink for kidnapping, fraud

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it is also

Not unknown for black yellow and private hire people to rent let out or otherwise lend their "identity" to others. I've seen it done for Black cabs , so it includes the vehicle ...

what about WASP cabs ... Could be both Black and yellow stripes ?

Password managers may leave your online crown jewels 'exposed in RAM' to malware – but hey, they're still better than the alternative

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on death

So your stuff , inckuding financials , is secure, you've opted for paperless billing, so when you die (inevitable!) who knows what you've got and how to get at it . I like the 2fa using SMS , seems ok to me ... except steam , seems to not work.

HSBC now can use voice authentication to access bank account .. will take that up soon....

Which password manger tho ? dashlane 1password.. what ?

Clever girl: SpaceX's Mars-bound Raptor engine looks like it works just fine

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Re: Green

scott manley on YT ?? says its to prevent oxidation damage to the bell (I think).

see also curious droid

Roses are red, we've received about fifty. Google's next trick? Pixels for the thrifty

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as they all say

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eye: 4 1 GGL olords

Jingle bells, disk drives sell not so well from today. Oh what fun it is to ride on a one-horse open array...

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ordinary peeps

Can get their storage needs met by a reasonable size SSD , and they are becoming price compettive at the bottom end .

The idea that PC sales are held back by the lack of a Good linux distro ..well ..LOL

I for one wouldn't trust my storage needs to the cloud, not least due to uploading speeds, altho I can certainly see the widespread adoption of 5g meNING that all those funny little vids and pictures (phones) go straight to the cloud. People with HARD drives will be regarded as quaint as people with B+W Tv sets.

Will 12Tb see me out? they did have a five year warranty

In my last will &testament I bequeath these storage devices :-)

Astroboffins spot one of the oldest, coolest stars in the universe lurking in the Milky Way

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is this where

Ossified Osbourne and slip knot death razer black Sabbath will go to when they die ?

Yes lets re-settle here with an artificial planet a/p we may have some chance of hearing the final Brexit deal and even the israeli/Palestine Solution..

Science: Broke brats glued to the web while silk-stocking scions have better things to do

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time travel

Anyone couldn't have had that knowledge as Belsen wasn't built till later. If more people had stood up, to what was a the time a facist regime, then maybe some of what happened would have been tempered. Too many stood silent ..............

Nvidia promises to shift graphics grunt work to the cloud, for a price

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This is the trojan goose

that allows Nvidia to sell the idea of a non computer to the home user. . Imagine just having an Nvidia shield to do all your office web productive work , rather than a Hoem computer .. because surely if the latency is good enough for gamers it will be absolutely fine for doing any kind of office work. You take away the need to own and update and virus scan your own machine, all for one simple monthly fee. And as we see with leased cars people love the simple monthly fee, the added game-ability allows them to sell it to young Jenny/Johhny too. It sounds reasonable even to me.. except for lock-in and security and that fee creeping up year by year ...I reckon they'll all be at it .. ggogle msoft apple adobe faceblok

Roskosmos admits that Soyuz 'meteorite' hole had more earthly origins

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iS WHERE the humble potato , cut to appropriate size would come in handy. Havent they seen the martian?

Fourth 'Fappening' celeb nude snap thief treated to 8 months in the clink

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JL could have hunted them down and shot a flaming arrow thru their back? And the others , in appropriate ways ....

Disk will eat itself: Flash price crash just around the over-supplied block

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Western Digital formats hard disk drive factory as demand spins down

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bits shippedc

wd are still probably shipping more bits than ever before , its just that its in much larger units, so the profit and value hs gone out of 1 2 3 tB discs but large datacentre beastys are selling like gang busters.

WD , I like their WD blacks ran two for 5-6 years, Now got a wd green and two wd reds (6tbx2) liked their WD media player , brilliant in its day., wd NAS pretty underwhelming and their new WD black nvme SSDs are getting good reviews, but make sure you get version 2 cos version 1 is mediocre. So business as usual for WD , roll on qlc ssd

Creep travels half the world to harass online teen gamer… and gets shot by her mom – cops

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Wheres the outrage ?

surely this is linked to a horror zombie shooter or other popular game? wheres the fortnite angle . Me ? I'm still playing my favorite game PUB-Goto... too much heat ... too much football ... too much hope ...Not enough Gas !

Ailing ZX Spectrum reboot firm kicks crisis meeting into long grass

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Theres only one real question

And that is one short flush or a long one ....?

Visa Europe fscks up Friday night with other GDPR: 'God Dammit, Payment Refused'

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has bitcoin central

inserted a few agents into strategic positions .. you know to cause such outages?

because this would never happen on a block chain :-)

No top-ups, please, I'm a millennial: Lightweight yoof shunning booze like never before

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i HAVE IN THE PAST HAD cause to claim SMI , and that was before it was a loan .The truth is it doesn't kick in until you have been claiming specific benefits for nine months ...And now they have made it a repayable loan. It also uses an interest rate, (to calculate what they will lend you) which is significantly lower than the one you will be paying (leaving a significant shortfall , possibly 50%+). And if your mortgage is in any way complicated eg two lenders , then they will only lend on one mortgage. So not such a great safety net after all. And of course it continues to accrue interest until it is paid back, on sale or disposal of your house. Better than nothing I suppose ....

4 pints is not binge drinking , 4 glasses is not binge drinking...

NASA demos little nuclear power plant to help find little green men

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Good match

A fission reactor with loads of integrated circuits .. I'm all for fission and chips .

BTW How do I visualize 10kw is that 5 kettles with a full brew? 1 kettle +1 microwave + 1 3 bar electric fire?

Ring me back when AMZ start selling them, i have a gift voucher that lasts till 2032

Take-off crash 'n' burn didn't kill the Concorde, it was just too bloody expensive to maintain

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non cocncord

"air-raid shelters covered in grass despite the fencing" I may be mistaken , but I have never thought of fencing as keeping out grass , or stopping its growth in any way ?

Concord .. surely the knowledge gained from this has gone on to influence our present fleet of Sabre engined Moon -rockets .... (in 2022 maybe?) 2033 possibly ?

OpenAI bot bursts into the ring, humiliates top Dota 2 pro gamer in 'scary' one-on-one bout

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Lets not forget

that this thing has also mastered Montezumas revenge ... for too long that has been a stain on Humanity (or hannity).

Students: Duh, of course we're blowing our loan bucks on crypto coins

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The really clever students

are buying the money making machines eg cypto mining rigs .. 5 grand or so for a small 6 card rig and they can be making profits of a few dollars per day .. and if they can filch the leccy somehow . Course the ROI and the bios tuning and the restarts and 24/7 running WILL teach them a lot, as will the bills at the end of the year. But at least they will get to take home two very beefy gfx cards and a portion of VeniceCoin's.

Hello, Spotify? Are you on? Perils and pratfalls of own-brand hardware

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Gotta laugh

I remember , on another forum , I said I'd rather have a single mono hifi speaker rather than two crappy stereo speakers .. wooohaaay mono is back. Everything that is old is new. I still stick with stereo rather than 4.1/5/1/7.1 or other newer speaker . I am amazed nobody mentions that to these speaker mfrs ? mono ? sirirllsy?

2 + 2 = 4, er, 4.1, no, 4.3... Nvidia's Titan V GPUs spit out 'wrong answers' in scientific simulations

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can still be used

For generating the Lotto number on Wednesday and friday tho ....

A smartphone recession is coming and animated poo emojis can't stop it

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but but Apple

Apple do make a top notch phone , in fact isnt that the very raisin Detre of X

Office junior had one job: Tearing perforated bits off tractor-feed dot matrix printer paper

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Bursters decollators , yep even punched cards , still remember booting up the mainframe every day by by feeding it the punched cards, which needed renewing every so often using the hand operated 80 col hand punch. What about tape drives ? they were pretty big back then , set up 4 tapes for a spectacular tape sort, and you could go and do other things (insert preferred option here) for number of hours. dam those disk drives!

Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'

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Fixed it

"this is a Giant Land Crab" ... eating all the KoKoNuts.... sing it, it really cheers you up!

He's cheesed it! French flick pirate on the lam to swerve €80m fine, two-year stretch in the clink

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Re: Running in France

You have just proved Nick Clegg 110% right ........

The Register Lecture: The Secret Spitfires

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Will be

On the Telly Box in six months ... think of all the quality of life you get from NOT working in Londonand think of that as your compensation. And dont complain about the slow broadband and cow noises!

Foil snack food bags make a decent Faraday cage, judge finds

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Re: Faraday

Aye, aye, ...aye (said in a Scottish accent)

Why are we disappointed with the best streaming media box on the market?

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EMBY IS what ? a POS that isn't being developed (or used) A monotreme of a media streamer. (tv updates

Plex is much better But I am a bit sick of auto update which makes my NAS/Plex unavailable about once a month, tv updates but NAS doesnt ... just work please ...like VLC.

Overdraft-fiddling hackers cost banks in Eastern Europe $100m

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and this woud be solved by

Blockchain ? maybe ... it would at least make all the money traceable, possibly .. but could block chain ever scall enough to work in realtime or close to it.

I sus pect the withdrawals are done multiple units of £300 or equiv by many ppl.

Sole Equifax security worker at fault for failed patch, says former CEO

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Re: Hackers Take Note:

No dumbass ... they get Jillian from reception to step in and fill his shoes. Like when hes off over xmas?

Ethereum just checked that part of a Zcash transaction was legit

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