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Hubble 'scope gyro drama: Hey, NASA, have you tried turning it off and on again? Oh, you did. And it worked? Cool

I3N
Boffin

Hand of God or Superstition ...

All for laying on the Touch ... VW Variant S - jumped up and down on back bumper until starter lined up to engage ... slamming the lid on the washer so that transmission would engage (later version so that lid lock switch would report closed.)

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Ex-Huawei man claims Chinese giant is suing his startup to 'surpass' US tech dominance

I3N
Pint

Re: Employee poaching?

Perfected IP to be poached by a**hats for their dumb a**hats ...

https://twitter.com/tech_gaming/status/1053113356733698050

modified rant!

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HP Ink CEO: That $550m Apogee buy was to stop rivals slurping it

I3N
Pint

Re: Still miss my 4MV + mods ...

Sole user for both ... a DON boffins life ...

Acquisition of the 4MV is one of those Friday tales ...

To watch that DesignJet 1055CM being mangled left me heart broken ...

I could/should have done replacing the belt myself ... without the hammer ...

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I3N
Boffin

Still miss my 4MV + mods ...

11 x 17 for schematics ....

lost it to an unscrupulous repairman ...

what another one did to my 1055CM - criminal ... broke all the plastic snaps in disassembly ...

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Take my advice: The only safe ID is a fake ID

I3N
Pint

Re: Space, Phil

So since I can't add multiple up votes for the KOTH reference ... I'll have multiple Alamos ....

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I find your lack of faith disturbing, IBM: Big Blue fires photon torpedo at Pentagon JEDI cloud contract

I3N
Coat

Re: “IBM knows what it takes to build a world-class cloud.”

C'mon, you IT folks know it's no fun to award a contract for something that works right out of the box ....

More so over at DOD ...

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Hate to burst your Hubble: Science stops as boffins scramble to diagnose gyro problem

I3N
Pint

Re: Nystagmus is hard to fix 340 miles up

Damn, feel their pain ...

I have to slap my Nexus 7 every now and then to get its INS sensor to respond properly ...

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What could be more embarrassing for a Russian spy: Their info splashed online – or that they drive a Lada?

I3N
Happy

Re: "The (Karl) Marx Brothers"?

:) ...

z

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Uncle Sam gives itself the right to shoot down any drone, anywhere, any time, any how

I3N
Pint

Didn't think I needed to practice ...

Still can picture the dirt clod missing - down and to the right ...

Debated over rock ... which would have done more damage on the down side ... and the sparsity of clods ...

Construction guys told me today that the gas company prohibits pictures of the lines being installed in the streets along our property ... reports to the fuzz and something about making the terrorist list ...

Told them if this was the PRC, would be invited to have tea while being strapped into an interrogation chair fitted with leg cuffs and a metal hoop for a handcuff attachment, and are priced between $75 and $460 on Taobao.

sigh ...

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WWII Bombe operator Ruth Bourne: I'd never heard of Enigma until long after the war

I3N
Pint

Re: Cribs from touch

Mark Twain wrote about 'touch' in 1889 as such

"-and then came a click that was as familiar to me as a human voice; for Clarence had been my own pupil ... They would have known my touch, maybe, ..."

Down voted gladly accepted if you know the reference ...

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Look at me! Phone industry contracts nasty case of 5g-itis

I3N
Boffin

'Unprecedented levels of performance improvement' ...

Spoke to a recruiter ...I said I wouldn't apply directly to the company because of my concerns regarding 'Revolutionary' antenna technology ...

Looking for old hand to provide lacking experience ...

When he said $150K-$175K ... me: meh ... background, equipment, laboratory, processes and knowledge base is worth much more than that ...

Asked to write something about background and 5G because recruiter was asked by VC to find someone for the position ...

wrote: "... you asked about 5G experience. 5G, a marketing term, is shorthand for 3rd Generation Partnership Project Release 15 (forward) or 3GPP for 5G New Radio, or something like that."

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Pluto is more alive than Mars, huff physicists who are still not over dwarf planet's demotion

I3N
Angel

To Hades with all of them ...

Planet Laika ... support the effort! ... even sounds better!

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Hackers can cook you alive using 'microwave oven' sat-comms – claim

I3N
Pint

Simpler times ... none of this fol-de-rol ...

Straight answers to straight questions ....

Checked out the 1964 the microwave engineers' handbook and buyers guide, Hansen has another chart - Power Density at 2D^2/lambda w/equation. Off the cuff, looks like Pavg of 300W, per the example, to satisfy near field exposure requirements ...

old guys left all the books, younger guys just left ...

Per the pdf,

"The computer used to produce the data used for this report was a government owned Z-248 (AT compatible) equipped with a numerical math coprocessor (80287 chip)."

The Air Force always was more enamored with decimal points, says the Navy ...

snatched 2 out of 4 Z-248's at Ship Stores ...

All those lost souls [suckers] waiting for the Unisys contract to deliver .... https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235040074_The_Zenith_Z-248_as_a_Scientific_Workstation

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I3N
Coat

Black Hats ...

Would you watch a horror flick if it didn't try to scare you ...

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I3N
Pint

Re: RF OOps

Your 4th paragraph is ... err ... flawed ... ever looked through a piece of waveguide ... high pass filter

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I3N
Pint

Re: Cooked ALIVE? Seriously?

(*****)

But I always keep a scan of R.C. Hansen's Axial Power Density in the Near-Field Normalized to 2D^2/lambda handy for such occasions ...

sometimes wish I could post images ...

peaks at 0.1 or 230m at a ADP factor of 40 over APD of 1 at 1 (2.3km) per your example

This and gain (dBi) versus beamwidth were used to try to keep the snake-oil salesmen at bay ...

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America's top maker of cop body cameras says facial-recog AI isn't safe

I3N
Flame

HELL, SAFE, SAFE? ... I've been waiting 8 months

for my body camera request and what finally arrives is my original request ...

cop: yelling and screaming at me about fence permit ...

me: is that thing on. ... cop: 24/7 ... me: mine too ... cop out back taking pictures ... me waving ....

cop writes me up for permit violation - cameras on utility pole

City wants nothing to do with fence permit, none required and have zoning approval

City really doesn't want utility pole issue ... not their problem or pole ... Pai got it set up so I can just declare I'm an Internet service with expedited approval

Out checking property markers two weeks later.

Cop shows up. Told him I'm filing a harassment complaint ...

cop: so what ... me: I want the video on what was said by that Trump loving, Hispanic woman to get you riled up ...

cop orders me out of street and then pulls over with lights flashing.

AND NOW THE FUCKING VIDEO CAN"T BE FOUND!!! WHO CARES ABOUT AI!

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Profit-strapped Symantec pulls employee share scheme

I3N
Coat

Re: About those beancounters

Left me with the stapler ... wouldn't let me buy staples anymore except in the first month of the fiscal year ...

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AI on Raspberry Pi, Waymo touts robo-rides to Arizonians, and more

I3N
Pint

Had forgotten what slow was ...

Been dustn' off an Atom Inside Logic Supply fanless ... needed 32-bit Windows 7 Pro to validate hardware dongle operation

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Alaskan borough dusts off the typewriters after ransomware crims pwn entire network

I3N
Pint

Re: Because no one has ever stolen records from a filing cabinet before.

nor thousands of paper records except for some prolific secret hoarders ...

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Some of you really don't want Windows 10's April 2018 update on your rigs

I3N
Pint

Re: From experience...

Tried several things over a couple of days and still no luck ... watched Windows 10 back out of the upgrade every time ... changed course to do something more productive - digging ditches and laying Cu water lines and then some 2" PVC conduit to run the POE out to the outhouse ... updating my F77 code to f03

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Y'know... Publishing tech specs may be fair use, says appeals court

I3N
Big Brother

Re: How will JEDEC like that?

Or bow in allegiance to those unholy consortia like Zigbee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, USB, ....

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I3N
Coat

As a Navy Boffin ...

Accepted the lack of copyright ownership in exchange for not having to wear suits and ties in journal article bio profile pics!

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I3N
Angel

Well guess what, and I bought a copy of NFPA 101 2012

And as a NFPA member once upon a time, they required that I accept their terms and conditions. but first reset that forgotten password.

If you consider your email address as free-access payment, https://www.nfpa.org/Codes-and-Standards/All-Codes-and-Standards/Free-access

Was touring makerspaces. With arc welding at the front door and rear door blocked with satellite tv dishes - a 'Right, what's all this then?!' moment.

That type of reading, prefer print

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I3N
Happy

Strong-Ties will turn any sysadmin into a construction expert

Love the stuff ... then I saw that I needed spec adhesive and bolt to fasten the 4X4 base in to the patio cement.

BTW, I'm neither.

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Scumbag confesses in court: LuminosityLink creepware was my baby

I3N
Pint

"It slices!! It dices!! Also makes ...

... julienne fries!!"

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Who fancies a six-core, 128GB RAM, 8TB NVMe … laptop?

I3N
Boffin

Re: What does it run?

So what you are saying is that you never had to use the forward hatch of a Los Angles class to set up ...

Gawd almighty, loved them there 17" Nanao's with the Trinitron tubes.

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Thanks for the happy memories, Micron – now beat it, says China: Court bans chip sales

I3N
Pint

oxymoron

People's Court

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Relive your misspent, 8-bit youth on the BBC's reopened Micro archive

I3N
Angel

Remember ASCII, hell ...

Sent some ASCII to a radio station on a floppy that contained a list of songs for if stranded on desert isle ...

Don't remember the songs ... but remember there was a bit of animation ... of course, once played the file 'sort of' deleted itself.

Scored two tickets, row 30, center at an outdoor amphitheater, to see Elvis Costello!!!

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Script kiddie goes from 'Bitcoin Baron' to 'Lockup Lodger' after DDoSing 911 systems

I3N
Devil

This should be easy

Pls

Down vote if you can honestly say you've ever been to Chandler or Mesa.

Up vote if you'd ever want to go back!

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Are your IoT gizmos, music boxes, smart home kit vulnerable to DNS rebinding attacks? Here's how to check

I3N
Coat

Do we have ...

... the same family?

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What can you do when the pup of programming becomes the black dog of burnout? Dude, leave

I3N
Happy

Re: Woof - Bork!

Bork bork bork bork. Bork bork.

Bork.

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Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

I3N
Angel

Personally prefer the aesthetics of button head socket cap screws ...

Something like a 1/4 or M6 or larger in SS ...

Just shreds and jams those hex bits - cheap or expensive - after the first couple of screws.

Which isn't that the purpose of security - to slow down the opposition

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I3N
Pint

Re: tamper-proof screws aren't

Chinesium - aka chrome plated pot metal

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I3N
Coat

Re: Where did you get that $20 padlock?

Invest in a S100 and the world was yours ...

or a L001 and mine is yours.

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Youth crime falls as kids stay inside to play Grand Theft Auto instead of going out to steal cars

I3N
Big Brother

Gotta be true ...

Yeah caught an 'old guy' on video breaking our windows at 6PM, daylight here ...

Searched and searched the feed looking for some nighttime punk ...

Kind enough to fix the screen back, but turned and appeared to be cursing the building ...

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US regains supercomputer crown from Chinese, for now

I3N
Boffin

China has a consistent record ...

of boasting of achieving some great milestone that ends up as some version of a technology tourist trap.

Was it T-1 or T-2 that was reported to have no programmers for at least for 10 years due to a lack of talent.

Any wagers on reports of the current status of T-1.

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USA! USA! We're No.1! And we want to keep it that way – in spaaaace

I3N
Boffin

Launching TRL-3/4's into space ...

should solve all the problems.

Generally referred to as PhD welfare programs ... ;]

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Calm your conspiracy theories, latest glimpse reveals Planet Nine may just be a pipe dream

I3N
Coat

Re: Planet 10 1803.

The # 1803 now haunts my vivid dreams!

In the form of a 3 times b*strd of the prime 601.

Always with a 'welcome back' to 1709.

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I3N
Angel

If that is your intent ...

... support naming that dwarf planet Laika!

[aka PUP for those Space Dandy fans]

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You blithering Ajit! Huawei burns Pai for FCC sh*tlist proposal

I3N
Pint

DATELINE: May 35 - ZTE still in business? ...

Oh there it is, fourth post down, working on 'large' scale integration ...

https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/05/imposter-official-account-of-the-week-comyouthleague/

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Half of all Windows 10 users thought: BSOD it, let's get the latest build

I3N
Trollface

Ha, flying pig ...

You must be referring to the J-20.

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Sort your spending habits out, UK Ministry of Defence told over £20bn black hole

I3N
Coat

Re: Outsourcing

These guys have the best. https://twitter.com/vincent_wong666/status/995134760509886465

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Is your gadget using secondhand memory? Predictable senility allows boffins to spot recycled NAND chips

I3N
Coat

Re: "There is very few works"

And printed with no [sic] ....

so say the 'suthors' in 'Bama.

"Preeti Kumari, Bahar Talukder, Sadman Sakib, Biswajit Ray, and Tauhidur Rahman of the University's electrical and computer engineering school."

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Pentagon in uproar: 'China's lasers' make US pilots shake in Djibouti

I3N
Pint

Re: Not really - I'm thinking you have to be pretty accurate

up voted for 'Chinisium', touché

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I3N
Mushroom

Friggin' Yahoos

Probably some of those South Sudan 'heros'

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Grab your lamp, you've pulled: Brits punt life-saving gravity-powered light

I3N
Pint

Dry sand flows better than water ...

One that would LAST in the desert ... blasted dust gets into everything ... gums up bearings and coats the insides of equipment everywhere ...such is boffin life in a mud building armed with air hose and vacuum cleaner ...

Expect the obligatory downvotes ...

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Double double, soil and trouble, fire burn and heat shield bubble: NASA cracks rover, has dirty talk with ESA

I3N
Coat

Re: No news here ...

Good to see stuff fail!

the latest generation of 'snake oil' salespersons want to send stuff up with TRL's 4 or 5

and are the first to blame the 'software'

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I3N
Pint

Re: No news here ...

Tested with the belief was that it would fail.

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Boss sent overpaid IT know-nothings home – until an ON switch proved elusive

I3N
Pint

Re: Ah, the 3si and 4si...

sorely miss my 5si ... tricked out with memory and paper trays and JetDirect card...

worked all weekend for it by putting together 10 pc's when 'their' support said they didn't want to go to jail for procurement issues ...

[never was a problem, and do have an honorable mention in the GAO report to Congress over buying from a site that used a credit card billing company who had less than desirable customers ... bought a software package that calculated head pressure for water flow ... sponsor did an ship alt and now needed coverage to do it again]

delivered them on Sunday in the conference room ... oh the gripes when Monday morning's meeting had to move them ... also for not loading extra special drivers [my response: user if you want that, you have the disks]

printer went into local repair shop and never saw it again.

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