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Facebook Suffers Actual Cloud In Oregon Datacenter

Colourspace Re: Streamed Hams (83 comments)

Can I see it? .... no. One of my favourite Simpsons sketches ever..

about a year ago
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PETA Wants To Sue Anonymous HuffPo Commenters

Colourspace Re: A name for PETA (590 comments)

AKA 'Tell it to the judge'.

about a year ago
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Play Tetris To Fix Your Lazy Eye

Colourspace Re:Botox (88 comments)

After I tried to post I realised I wasn't logged in, so the text about the captcha remained after. Cheers, Richard

about a year ago
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Play Tetris To Fix Your Lazy Eye

Colourspace Re:Botox (88 comments)

Well, all I know is it is officially called a strabismus clinic. Though I have suffered this condition all my life I am only now truly getting to what the real problem is so thanks for your post,

about a year ago
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Average latency to Slashdot.org?

Colourspace 123ms (558 comments)

UK, Watford, Just about inside London. Sky broadband. ping www,slashdot.org avg = 123ms

about a year ago
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Play Tetris To Fix Your Lazy Eye

Colourspace Botox (88 comments)

I played PLENTY of Tetris over the years and it did nothing for my lazy eye (right eye went inwards as child -> corrective surgery -> now goes out). What has worked is a 6 monthly botox injection (free, thank you NHS) into the appropriate eye muscle at Moorfields eye hospital in London. I could still elect for corrective surgery but they try you out with Botox first to see if you are likely to develop double vision, in which case the surgery would then have to be reversed. I understand the treatment was started in the UK by a Moorfields eye doctor some 30 years ago when he smuggled some botox back from San Franscisco..? To be honest I'm surprised more people don't know about this treatment - Russell Howard (UK comedian) bitches about his lazy eye all the time - get yourself down to Moorfields and have a student doctor poke a needle in your eye muscle and stir it round for two minutes.. Lovely stuff! Captcha: Unseen

about a year ago
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H-1B Cap Reached Today; Didn't Get In? Too Bad

Colourspace Re: talent! (512 comments)

Sorry that you posted AC. Seem like someone I could get along with.

about a year and a half ago
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OUYA Console Starts Shipping To Kickstarter Backers

Colourspace Re:Excellent! (110 comments)

Buy a second and third PS3 cheapskate.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Projects For a Heap of Tech Junk?

Colourspace Oh Fuck (210 comments)

If you have to ask on /., you really shouldn't be here in the first place.

about a year and a half ago
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If asked to read a corporate white paper, I feel like ...

Colourspace In a previous life.. (128 comments)

I was instructed to write a white paper on the merits of MPEG vs JPEG video encoding for a specific hardware based application by my PHB who had been chief in architecting the new product we were about to go to market with (I had only joined a few weeks previously). Unfortunately for him the sorts of tests that needed to be carried out to compare ourselves to established systems basically meant we could only show MPEG beat out JPEG with that particular application. Our system was JPEG based so the WP mysteriously got forgotten by him swiftly after.

about a year and a half ago
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Chilling Guidelines Issued For UK Communications Act Enforcement

Colourspace I don't think anyone knows what 'measured' means. (111 comments)

This is exactly what we wanted - a common sense approach to Twitter messages. Though I am not a twitterer myself, the fact a guy can have his life ruined by posting a joke tweet is exactly what this is about, NOT being knee-jerk, as they have been in the past. In other words his is a *good thing*. 'Measured' in this context means to apply more common sense to these situations.

about 2 years ago
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IBM Predicts the Next 5 Years of Computing

Colourspace Market Size - TJ Watson '43 (93 comments)

I only hope they don't claim that there will only be a market for 5 computers again as there founder said way back when..

about 2 years ago
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Cisco Rumored To Be Selling Linksys

Colourspace God knows what's wrong (180 comments)

with my reading-fu, but I SWEAR I first parsed that as 'Cisco rumoured to be selling Kidneys'.. I mean, they really stooped low this time..

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Replacing a TI-84 With Software On a Linux Box?

Colourspace Re:R; apt-get install r-base (254 comments)

MATLAB had a free student edition back when I was studying EE (~20 years back), I don't know if this is still the case. Slightly crippled W.R.T. the paid version, but not anything you would miss as an undergrad. Octave is a free version which is *roughly* equivalent to MATLAB, I used this just a couple of years back (when all the MATLAB licenses were being used up by co-workers).

about 2 years ago
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Current Radio Rules Mean Sinclair ZX Spectrum Wouldn't Fly Today

Colourspace Re:You could hear it (64 comments)

Interesting - I've never heard of that before but sounds plausible. Still doesn't answer why me and OP have never heard the sound elsewhere, and DC-DC converters are used all over the place. Maybe it was just that specific part number.

about 2 years ago
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Ban On Loud TV Commercials Takes Effect Today

Colourspace Re:Audio Compressor (383 comments)

You are correct, I should have pointed out this is of course no good for a digital signal. I should also have pointed out other makes of audio compressor are available and probably of a much higher quality, but Behringer stuff is nice and cheap. It does the job.

about 2 years ago
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Current Radio Rules Mean Sinclair ZX Spectrum Wouldn't Fly Today

Colourspace Re:You could hear it (64 comments)

Until I read this I'd completely forgotten about that little squeal that was always in the background when the Speccy was on - I suspect it was the quartz oscillator.

about 2 years ago
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Ban On Loud TV Commercials Takes Effect Today

Colourspace Audio Compressor (383 comments)

It got such a problem for us I just bought a cheapish Behringer audio compressor (volume compression, not data!), strapped it across the TV audio output and in to my amplifier. Set the controls and forgot about it. Works incredibly well.

about 2 years ago

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Gizmondo rises from the ahses in 2008

Colourspace Colourspace writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Colourspace writes "Over at Game|life it seems we have not seen the last of the travesty that was the Gizmondo device From the blog: "A new website promises that portable gaming system Gizmondo will be "rising again in 2008," whether we want it to or not. There's not much to see at Gizmondo Live, except for a very brief intro video that throws around phrases like "The Legend is Reborn," "Open Source Environment," and "Gizmondo Live Marketplace," which sure sounds awfully familiar. " Additionally, it seems Bo Stefan Eriksson the original exec of the ill-fated product has been released from jail. Lock up your Ferrari's! http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/01/gizmondo-return.html"

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