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Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied On a Whole City

FrostedWheat Weather (190 comments)

This would never work in the UK.

about 5 months ago

Parents' Campaign Leads To Wi-Fi Ban In New Zealand School

FrostedWheat Re:Provide a tin foil hat instead (294 comments)

It's not the kids fault, why make them suffer for their parents stupidity?

about 9 months ago

Rise of the Super-High-Res Notebook Display

FrostedWheat About bloody time (333 comments)

The 1920x1080 / 1366x768 resolution curse has been the worst thing to happen to laptops in a long time. That and glossy screens.

about 9 months ago

Mars Curiosity Rover Shoots Video of Phobos Moon Rising

FrostedWheat Error in headline (67 comments)

a series of images centered straight overhead starting shortly after sunset

It's not rising, it's already overhead.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

FrostedWheat Linux Format (363 comments)

It reminds me a lot of the old Amiga magazines, and indeed has more than a few of the same writers. Though the cover disk is not as important these days it still comes in useful now and then.

about a year ago

Drone Comes Within 200 Feet of Airliner Over New York

FrostedWheat FBI (339 comments)

It's a bit sad that I'm surprised the FBI response wasn't to shut down

about a year and a half ago

Tiny Pill Relays Body Temperature of Firefighters In Real-time

FrostedWheat Impractical (67 comments)

I find this whole idea hard to swallow.

about a year and a half ago

Why Linux On Microsoft Surface Is a Tough Challenge

FrostedWheat Re:Good! (561 comments)

The newer MS keyboards are pretty awful, but their mice are not too bad still.

about a year and a half ago

No Charges In UK For Gary McKinnon

FrostedWheat Reverse the charges (148 comments)

Right, so the real people responsible will be charged now? The ones who left seriously insecure military computers connected to the internet? </naive>

about 2 years ago

Total Solar Eclipse Bedazzles Northern Australians

FrostedWheat Re:Clouds (52 comments)

I was one of those people on the beach. Stupid cloud :)

about 2 years ago

Thousands of Muslims Protest 'Age of Mockery' At Google's London Headquarters

FrostedWheat Re:Don't watch it (515 comments)

That won't work, most of them haven't watched it anyway.

about 2 years ago

LightSquared Wants To Share Weather-Balloon Frequencies for LTE

FrostedWheat Re:Range of that Weather-Balloon's WiFi (141 comments)

You don't realise how cheap the sondes are. There are hundreds launched every day, and they don't get them back. They have to be incredibly cheap and there are no GSM technologies cheaper than a simple FM radio.
There are technical limitations too - GSM only works up to about 5km, above that they will likely fail. Sondes usually fly to about 30km.

about 2 years ago

Raspberry Pi Revision 2.0 Board Announced

FrostedWheat Hard to get? (155 comments)

These are not difficult to get now, except if you order from RS. They're the only supplier that has failed to deliver one within a week. CPC and Farnell are pushing them out pretty quickly now. Not sure about Maplin.

about 2 years ago

University of Cambridge Offers Free Online Raspberry Pi Course

FrostedWheat Re:Do they have a course on how to order one... (99 comments)

I've gotten one from a couple of different sellers now, the only one who so far hasn't delivered is RS. All the rest have been very quick.

about 2 years ago

Facebook Abstainers Could Be Labeled Suspicious

FrostedWheat Re:Hogwash (625 comments)

What, he doesn't have a secret lab in his bedroom?

more than 2 years ago

Intel Dismisses 'x86 Tax', Sees No Future For ARM

FrostedWheat Re:ARM has some advantages (406 comments)

Intel is not an acronym, you don't need to type it in capitals. Looks really odd.

more than 2 years ago

Google Funds Raspberry Pi And CS Teachers For UK Schools

FrostedWheat Re:Funding schmunding (165 comments)

I have one sitting on my desk right now. Although I ordered it on the morning of release, and it only arrive last week.

more than 2 years ago


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