* Posts by rjsmall

4 posts • joined 9 Oct 2019

Hydrogen-powered train tested on Britain's railway tracks as diesel alternative


Tunnel in the bootnote

Not sure where the tunnel referred to is but the trains use a bridge at Blackfriars to cross the Thames. The city part of the route goes through some tunnels so I guess it could be one of the many subterranean London rivers but these are mostly in pipes now.

Apple, Google begin to spread pro-privacy, batt-friendly coronavirus contact-tracing API for phone apps


Has no-one thought of the children?

I am curious as to how any of these tracking / tracing apps are meant to account for primary school (or lower) aged children. Most of these children probably won't have their own device so isn't this a rather large chunk of the population (who are potentially very good at spreading the virus) that are going to be missed?

BT's Wi-Fi Disc ads banned because there's no evidence the things work


Re: "Only we guarantee Wi-Fi in every room"

"WFi extenders have existed since the Internet came into our home"

This makes me feel old as the internet first came into my home via a 14.4k modem. WiFi would have sounded like black magic back then.

HP to hike upfront price of printer hardware as ink biz growth runs dry


In fairness to HP if you use their InstantInk subscription service they provide a postage paid reply envelope to send the used ink cartridges back to them where they are presumably refilled or disposed of in an appropriate manner.


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