* Posts by mercyground

12 publicly visible posts • joined 10 May 2021

Wozniak startup to share orbital space junk data


Re: Great Startup Opportunity



The story of Planetes follows the crew of the DS-12 "Toy Box" of the Space Debris Section, a unit of Technora Corporation. Debris Section's purpose is to prevent the damage or destruction of satellites, space stations and spacecraft from collision with debris (so-called "space debris") in Earth's and the Moon's orbits. They use a number of methods to dispose of the debris (mainly by burning it via atmospheric reentry or through salvage), accomplished through the use of EVA suits.

Not a bad series tbh.

HMRC: UK techies' IR35 tax appeals could take years


HMRC - Fuck you. Pay us.

German regulators nix Taiwanese titan GlobalWafers' acquisition of Siltronic


"We will analyze the non-decision of the German Government and consider its impact on our future investment strategy,"

or in other words. Fuck dealing with that shitshow again.

Sounds like germany just went to the bottom of the list for investment/research. Shame they wanted a fab there... oh well.

Shocking: UK electricity tariffs are among world's most expensive


Until the "Greens" understand properly about base load, they can fuck off and go live in a tent in a field.

You CANNOT run a grid on renewables. Certainly not regionally. You would if you had a world wide energy grid and everyone plugged into that (good luck standardising all those different electrical standards and voltages btw). You also need some sort of superconductor grid that has minimal transmission losses. Then you could have solar, wind, tidal and geothermal from world sources power the earth grid. But we are talking far fetched Star Trek future.

As much as the greens hate it. Our base load is nuclear and that's the way it SHOULD stay.

Add in more solar, wind and tidal if u can as you remove coal stations.

But you are raving insane if you think you can run a grid without proper base load generation.

Two Chinese companies leave US: China Telecom told it can't stay, DiDi gets out of Dodge


They should have kicked China Telecom out ages ago after their MULTIPLE redirection of internet traffic via BGP misrouting into china.

Once is a cockup. Multiple times is grounds for revocation of licence and severe fines.

UK health secretary confirms end for NHS Digital, architect of the GP data grab debacle


Another Tory Coverup.

So now having blown their chance to sell all our NHS data they have decided that the old names are too scandel ridden and are now "ReBranding" for their next attempt to sell our medical data to their pondscum friends.

I have ZERO problem with the NHS using medical data to improve the NHS and medical care. We already do large scale trials. Being able to use the entire NHS dataset to find hotspots, issues etc would improve things.

I have a Farkton of issues with tory friends selling it to their pals for abuse. No No NO and FUCK No.

China Telecom booted out of USA as Feds worry it could disrupt or spy on local networks


Play stupid games. Win stupid prizes.

China Telecom rerouted USA traffic via china several times. Once is an accident or a screwup with BGP routes. Multiple times? Hostile action. Thus you remove the problem.

If China doesnt want to play by the rules then they can watch others on the playground from behind the fence.

Also given how they are treating Hong Kong, Why would you give China a pass on anything right now? They basically told the UK that the day we handed HK back, all rules and promises were invalid. They are stamping out the two rule system because Xi wants it that way. Tibet was first. HK is next and Taiwan is soon. "China is asshole."

UK science suffers as lawmakers continue to dither over Brexit negotiations


Seeing as the NI government still isnt governing (which is why they finally got abortion and more womens rights cos UK Gov dropped them into law). What should happen is NI should be returned to Ireland and then there is no border left for the EU to whine about.

As for the science issues? Why would they invite UK scientists into EU projects. They kicked us out of Galileo and their "secure GPS". You arent on the list you aint coming in.

Jeff Bezos wants to build a business park in space


And how is he planning to get to space?

Blue Origin don't have engines for their rockets. And his current rocket barely crosses the Karmen line.

He is sue happy thou. Maybe he's going to build a space elevator by piling lawyers on top of each other till he reaches orbit?

I was fired for telling ICO of Serco track and trace data breach, claims sacked worker


Select where businesses @ Address Greater than 2000.

Shame Companies House doesn't do audits of their data and look up potentially fraudulent locations and then remove their registrations.

Google wont let you register unless you get a postcard to the address you registered with a code. Maybe if HMRC did that the number of blatantly fraudulent businesses will drop. At least it would force them to put some sort of effort into this.

This is just yet another farce for the government. Much like when Boris's bit on the side was using a faked address with a receptionist in California answering the phone. Earned her a nice 150k grant from the gov. Bet that was never paid back either. Not sure that 150k makes it worth sucking off Boris but i guess some people have low standards.

UK competition watchdog launches investigation into fake review epidemic across Google and Amazon


the rise of amazon courting cheap chinese suppliers that give zero fucks will bite them in ass.

I'm so tired of trying to find shit on amazon lately. the real sellers are buried under a ton of chinese tat i have no desire to buy. And its utterly ridiculous you cannot filter by "uk only" suppliers like on ebay. infact one would surmise that this is deliberate by amazon.

if you want a rage inducing afternoon? try sorting by price low to high when you trying to find stuff... its a farce. you will find suddenly you have PAGES to sort out instead of the few "amazon prefered" they originally gave you. Almost like on purpose to force you to take their defaults.

Its an utter joke.

When software depends on a project thanklessly maintained by a random guy in Nebraska, is open source sustainable?


obligatory XKCD https://xkcd.com/2347/