* Posts by Michele.x

11 posts • joined 3 Oct 2019

Cornish drinkers catch a different kind of buzz as pub installs electric fence at bar


The beer they're serving

http://www.velkopopovickykozel.com/#our-beers/premium-lager Kozel beer. Because it's a fine one beer, of course, non because sometime one has to herd goats.

You're testing them wrong: Whiteboard coding interviews are 'anti-women psychological stress examinations'


Re: but this can't be true

Still now, I have noticed that a lot of COBOL and AS/400 programmers I know are women.

Because I think there were high school course of accountant programmer, with lesson on book keping, touch typing and COBOL. Being a book keeper is seen as a 'normal' job for a girl.

On the other hand a technical engineering high school had courses of electronics, calculus,PASCAL, C and assembler. Technical engineering was ok for boys.

Linus Torvalds banishes masters, slaves and blacklists from the Linux kernel, starting now


Vive la France!

Je suis pour la promotion d'un vocabulaire français pour l'informatique ed anche magari usare un vocamolario italiano. Basta con la Perfida Albione!


Re: male/female


Token ring connectors, aka ieee 802.5 With the infamous hermaphrodite connector.

Very little helps: Tesco flashes ancient Windows desktop on Scan-As-You-Shop device


Re: Handheld shopping...

It depends of the supermarket. I remember a small supermarket where the delivered were made in the 80s with a battered Renault 4 van by the son of the owner by phone.

Now they use instead of the phone a web app, they still accept order by phone, and use now a slight less battered Berlingo, that is driven by the nephew. Service is good never had a problem.

On the other hand another store has a a new web app but they are using Glovo riders to make the deliveries. Never used the app to order at home.

So you locked your backups away for years, huh? Allow me to introduce my colleagues, Brute, Force and Ignorance


Re: Ah yes ...

WD-40 isn't conductive, so if the oil ended only on PCBs isn't a big problem.

I have a contact cleaner that smells suspiciously like WD-40, and worked well to make switches and potentiometers start to work again in audio gear.

Apple: EU can't make us use your stinking common charging standard


Re: Gold plated cables

On some hi-fi exoceric system, single ended class-A tride amplifier are used, ad single ended amplifier are sensitive to power supply noise.

If one likes class-A amplifier, the push pull with differential amplified input is way better to reject PSU noise.


Re: We should just all use SCART

Actually SCART was a good idea. By the way my tv-set has one in addition of HDMI and VGA connectors. No manufacturer is forced to use only one conenctor.

I discovered the world's last video rental kiosk and it would make a great spaceship


Re: Re. Atompunk

Because, I suppose "true valve" DAB radio is too expensive?



The latter costs over 360 euros. I have listened to it and sounds exacly like a 1960s bakelite tube radio.



I live in Italy ant there are some DVD rental kiosks still in operation. The place is a photo shop that still has 135 format film and if you ask they could order 120 format, and of course develop it.

BBC said it'll pull radio streams from TuneIn to slurp more of your data but nobody noticed till Amazon put its foot in it


Because listening to radio doesn't require a license, both in UK and Italy.

Besides, in the good old days I listened to 198 kHz the Radio 4 emissions, and other station on medium and long wave from Italy. Nowadays I can't due the cheap switching power supplies and cheaper LED lamps that everyone is using now. If you like to listen to Italian programmes the strongest transmitter is on 900 kHz.

Next I bought a satellite dish and I was able to listen to BBC radio broadcasts on the wide beam on Astra 2 from Italy, and you can listen to radio programmes from Italy on Hotbird. Next BBC moved the radio on the Astra narrow beam, so no joy from Italy. You can watch also some TV programmes from Rai from UK using a satellite dish pointed to Hotbird.

PS: Rai didn't destroy the tapes of A like Andromeda https://www.amazon.it/come-Andromeda-Luigi-Vannucchi/dp/B0016GM3C0 - BBC destroyed them... Rai 1 - BBC 0 :-)


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