* Posts by C-Clef

4 posts • joined 19 May 2021

Space tourists splash down in Atlantic Ocean after three days in orbit


A naive question.

Just how many tonnes of planet warming gas has been emitted during this "little rich boy" jaunt?

If it's a great deal, how do they intend to offset their footprint?

Not that I'm against genuine scientific research; far from it.

84-year-old fined €250,000 for keeping Nazi war machines – including tank – in basement


Das ist der Weltkriegs-Panzer aus dem Keller in Holstein

Here's a reference to the original article from July the 3rd 2015, in Welt.


N.B. It has no tracks, hence, I suppose, the long time it took to remove from the cellar and load onto the transporter.

He ain't driving it anywhere without tracks.

How on earth has it taken so long to bring to court?

Remember those wacky cyberpunk costumes in Hackers? They're on display in London this week


Re: Capsizing oil tankers via software

But ship to shore connections have been available via satellite for at least 20 years to my knowledge. I'm informed that tens of thousands of ships are already using this service. High bandwidth it certainly ain't, we're talking 100's of kbps only, not megabits/sec.

I was lecturing about this technology way back in 2001 for a well known, London based satellite company. Now whether they have it connected to any on board IT systems is another thing entirely.

Fancy trying to explain Microsoft Teams to your parents? They may ask about the new Personal version


Re: They're dead and even Teams won't reach them...


If my father were still around he'd be 111.

Thinking about it, he never did use a computer whilst alive.

Lucky devil.


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