* Posts by Damage

7 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Jun 2020

'It's dead, Jim': Torvalds marks Intel Itanium processors as orphaned in Linux kernel


Re: That was fast

I have about a dozen blades from a superdome. Also odds and ends like the PSU. Couldn't find anyone who wanted them so they are in temporary storage.

The superdome itself will be converted into an impressive looking beer fridge when time permits.

Help! My printer won't print no matter how much I shout at it!


Re: HP

I still have a laserjet 4 - even works fine with Windows 10!

Here's a sprite idea: PC pokers push pixels to LED displays with Microsoft's new platform for non-verbal comms


Copying Ideas Again

Nothing new of course - Raspberry Pi example here:


Anyone else noticed that the top countries for broadband speeds are well-known tax havens? No? Just us then?


US provision seems very polarised. Verizon offer almost symmetrical Gigabit in places (at least near DC), Comcast in similar areas is very asymmetrical 1Gb/40Mb. On a weekend away recently, I enjoyed 20Mbps via satellite or patchy 4G mobile.

The US market seems quite strange as well - my area is supplied by Comcast, Verizon is not an option. Perhaps other areas have more competition?

Finally, a wafer-thin server... Only a tiny little thin one. Oh all right. Just the one...


Not UPS but lack of power

I was involved in moving a team from one side of site to the other. We had a large (for the time) computing set up (the groups internal router alone was larger than the entire site router). Having put a power requirement in for the server room it was returned with a much lower figure - the bean counters said "you only have a hundred users, you don't need that much" assuming some desktop PCs. A couple of emails later I worked out it was going nowhere so I invited them to visit and they were curious so they happily wandered over. A quick tour of the noisy server room (3 floor to ceiling HVAC units flat out because they had not followed our spec on those either) pointing out a large breaker in the corner and they started to agree that more power was probably required, but not fully agreeing with me until I pointed out the recently added substation outside just to feed the kit in the room. I got the needed power.

Beware the fresh Windows XP install: Failure awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth


Re: Squirrel!

I've had squirrels chew through the HT leads in my car - apparently they like the taste!

Someone got so fed up with GE fridge DRM – yes, fridge DRM – they made a whole website on how to bypass it


Re: Solution

Canon told me that they still do region coded printers. They lost out on a sale - as everyone seems to do it they all lost out! Did the EU law actually pass?