* Posts by WONKY KLERKY

8 posts • joined 18 Nov 2020

Boffins improve on tech that extracts DC power from ambient Wi-Fi

WONKY KLERKY

ref Bro GO's + others contributions:

And that, Boys & Girls, is why the Radio Amateur Licence gives you permission to receive radio transmissions of limited (receipt) wattage for the purposes of operating a loudspeaker / headphones / similar announcing device up to a sufficient wattage* for the interpretation by said devices of such transmission signals . . . blah blah blah - - - - - - contd page 95 etc.

(* Don't ask watt (yo-ho-ho) it is; I've forgot, and I can't be bottomed to look it up - Consider it your initiative test for cold Covid lockdown afternoons)

Preliminary report on Texas Tesla crash finds Autosteer was 'not available' along road where both passengers died

WONKY KLERKY

Eeeh. A real Texas BBQ!

Yours, in H2 and a Bristol*

(*Actually, a Morris Oxford with a roll cage as I can't afford the former),

etcs

NASA ups price of a private stay aboard the ISS to reflect true expense of keeping tourists alive in space

WONKY KLERKY

Would it help if I brought me own butties, brewed up on me Primus and went outside for a wee & poo?

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Are they throwing in free use of cruet?

UK government gives Automated Lane Keeping Systems the green light for use on motorways

WONKY KLERKY

In chorus and disputation slight with others below,

I am of the views:

1: ref UK Motorway Minimum Speed Regs:

Under std conditions, without local restrictions (for road works say) and excluding special (v heavy say) load movements:

Me understands it is 40mph.

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2: ref General Ethos of Auto Piloting et al and its Legal Status:

I respectfully and most humbly submit:

As is to date, it's legally bollocks m'Lud.

Ipso F (and you too if that came to mind):

On nearly all occasions of prang:

We will know who the injured party is; that being common to most accidents/incidents.

BUT

Where auto vehicles are involved, whether they be the agreed* perpetrator or even the injured party after being clouted by another same/similar:

We just don't know who to blame for said prang unless it can be proved that the offending vehicle's occupants:

were at time of prang / had been previous to prang / are in knowledge of other,

fucking about with the manufacturers pre-sets.

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Manufacturers and sellers are putting these systems to market with such labyrinthine conditions of applicability that deconstructing the warrantees of any,

by any, especially the end user buyer/hirer etc, is, if not impossible, most certainly impracticable by, again, the end user/hirer*.

(*aka

The poor sod who,

if he hasn't modded the system and has no knowledge of other(s) doing such,

and

has put the vehicle to road under the recommeded conditions he was briefed with at purchase / start of hire - etc.)

and

therefore should be blameless but will undoubtedly be the first to put to scrutiny).

Yours, in a Morris Oxford with roll cage,

Wonky K.

Feature bloat: Psychology boffins find people tend to add elements to solve a problem rather than take things away

WONKY KLERKY

And that, my children, is why you have empire building.

Gladys Nobworthy

Sec to The Klerk

(He asked me to send this as he's far too busy to do it himself - again).

Tesla axes software engineer for allegedly pilfering secret Python scripts after just three days on the job

WONKY KLERKY
Linux

HE'S NOT A THIEF, HE'S JUST A VERY NAUGHTY BOY!

Wonky Klerky

pp.

BiG M.

Mysterious metal monolith found in 'very remote' part of Utah

WONKY KLERKY

ref YOUR SURVEY

SIRS

I MUST, AND HERE DO, COMPLAIN IN THE VERY STRONGEST POSSIBLE.

ref Your Voting Option 2, viz:

'I don't know but I'm pretty sure it flipped a lot of votes from Trump to Biden'

IT ONLY LET ME VOTE x5 TIMES BEFORE IT LOCKED UP ON ME.

IS THIS ANYWAY TO RUN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY?

America's largest radio telescope close to collapse as engineers race to fix fraying cables

WONKY KLERKY

INTO THE SENSIBLE COMMENTS POT PLEASE.

ref Register Report - I note:

1: 'Three engineering firms have been hired to probe the structure,'

COMMENT:

Therein lies a finger pointing escape route for all if they're not kept separated - and that will be very difficult!

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2: 'and a socket holding a auxiliary cable was shipped off to NASA's Kennedy Space Center for assessment '

COMMENT

Q: Is that where (ie. retaining anchor / socket cable end area) the cables are failing ?

If that be first area/prevalent area where cable failure found,

I do venture, without the facility of recourse to dtld as built dwgs:

.1: Failure be due to lack of free movement for articulation of cable at/near anchor point.

Lack of ability to move at socket/anchor would impose much bending stress at times on cable immediately adjacent anchor point.

.2: Single gripping to looped cables around eyes/posts gives over concentration of force

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