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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

johnjones Re:god dammit. (521 comments)

had the same thought...

  what about Airports ?

deploy the same methods they do chirps/sounds and eagle surly someone thought of that and suggested it already ???

personally I see this as far better method to generate electricity than polluting photoelectric cells... they deserve a congratulations !


about a month ago

NVIDIAs 64-bit Tegra K1: The Ghost of Transmeta Rides Again, Out of Order

johnjones at least they did not just attach cache... (125 comments)

Scalar design just simply attach more cache... more hits and speculative loads (/MMU) solved it for SPARC/MIPS/Power

The HP research into Dynamo and later the transmeta design concepts showed promise but delivered no product beyond small samples (under 1 million shipped) and yet peoples houses...

  I was most excited by dynamo and VLIW (itanium promised so much and delivered so little) LLVM provides some interesting concepts

  I would really like Texas Instruments (TI) back in the game as I think a large I and D cache combined with specialised (DSP + crypto) offload engines would blow the socks off the current market...

it will be interesting as intel have a smaller geometry yet the market is with ARMHY but do manufacturers care ?

have fun and power consumption matters !

John Jones

about a month ago

AOL Reverses Course On 401K Match; CEO Apologizes

johnjones COPIED ENTIRE SUMMARY !! (123 comments)

um whoever is doing submission checking should at least check that your not copying the ENTIRE summary from techcrunch... hence the subsidiary notice

Guys sort it out otherwise your going to get in trouble with lawyers and users !

John Jones

about 7 months ago

Where Old Hard Disks (with Digital Secrets) Go To Die

johnjones degaussing fails on SSD (128 comments)

so when you want to take a storage device into rough environment would you take spinning media...

so the question would be what do they do to SSD...

John Jones

about 7 months ago

95% of ATMs Worldwide Are Still Using Windows XP

johnjones should have gone with a browser... (346 comments)

I never understand why ATM's dont use HTML/SVG and then the OS is replaceable as a browser is the interface and a HTTP server security is well understood and network security would be part of a core competency

thoughts ?

john jones

about 8 months ago

Australian Spy Agency Offered To Share Data About Ordinary Citizens

johnjones Australians willpay more tax money to investigtors (78 comments)

we want to do that...

oh wait no we don't... yes thats what centrelink etc are trying to do is catch fraud...

its not like they leave windows machines administrators full access to classified documents...

how many australians are concerned about immigration ?



about 9 months ago

Mozilla Location Service: Geolocation Lookups From Cell Towers and WiFi Data

johnjones good ! (46 comments)

Finally a decent system for cell towers... I trust mozilla a lot more than "commercial" interests who skew the results biased around a particular provider and don't update their DB when new equipment is installed !

OSM should be helpful to verify exactly where these towers and what frequency they are as well...

should this not be public knowledge anyway ??


about a year ago

Snowden Says He Took No Secret Files To Russia

johnjones everything snowden had... (220 comments)

everyone else has...

if you where to think otherwise would be a strategic error...
huawei own too much of the interconnect to not have the majority of the same information as NSA...
signing authorities are compromised...

move on and self sign


John Jones


about a year ago

Silent Circle Moving Away From NIST Cipher Suites After NSA Revelations

johnjones serpent (168 comments)

mathematics depts are interesting things...

I personally trust in s box's


John Jones

about a year ago

Feature-Rich FreeBSD 10 Alpha Released

johnjones Werll said sir ! now... (143 comments)

it drives me insane when I get linux zealots (the uninformed type...) banging on about Mach...

however I have 1 question...

why is the most deployed Mach version unable to implement IPv6 ?
(the most deployed linux versions being part of the android stack vs Mach being most deployed in Apple iOS)

having a TCP stack and then hobbling it seems weird and to me very annoying !


John Jones

1 year,1 day

British Airways Set To Bring Luggage Tags Into the 21st Century

johnjones Qantas RFID tags (123 comments)

Yes the qantas system is RFID standard tag embedded in a rather durable plastic you can see it here :

WHY don't all airlines embed a RFID chip on the barcoded label at least ?
(frequent flyers can have a permanent tag such as Qantas )
makes sense to me


John Jones

about a year ago

It's Time To Start Taking Stolen Phones Seriously

johnjones Why not block by IMEI -what the rest of world do. (282 comments)

cut them off at the network... NYC are talking to the wrong people they need to speak to GSM and CTIA.

they do it in Europe as well the USA is very slow about this...

" Carriers AT&T and T-Mobile offer a joint database, as the carriers use the same basic networking technology. Verizon and Sprint offer a second database. By the end of November 2013, the four carriers will combine databases, and adding smaller carriers like Nex-Tech and Cellcom. Plans exist to link the US database with an international version hosted by the GSM Association to prevent stolen phones from being shipped to overseas markets and used on other networks."

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Moving From Contract Developers To Hiring One In-House?

johnjones Re:Not in touch with reality (524 comments)

a good specification can be written, only difference is then translating that into machine code and proof is relatively easy

in fact IBM etc tried and was successful in producing a model that worked only thing was it took someone who knew how to write the specification in a formal language and guess what... those very same people with those skills where programmers/engineers that the "management" got annoyed about after they told them to do things like please produce a "traffic control optimisation system" (in relation to what...).

all I can say really is "do not be a DICK"


John Jones

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Moving From Contract Developers To Hiring One In-House?

johnjones Cars dont have bugs WTF ?? (524 comments)

right and rockets dont blow up because the spec has been followed and tested several times the tolerances tested etc\

never heard of a car being recalled ? - BTW they try not to do this but...

WTF - seriously everyone involved in this thread seems to have very little to say... study some history or repeat yourself...



about a year ago

Australian Government Initiates Covert Internet Censorship

johnjones they are dropping IP address's (104 comments)

ok they are not even filtering they are producing a drop list

clearly they do not understand how a IP network functions and are simply taking whatever huawei can fund...

surveillance via huawei marketing dollars... working well...
(just ignore the fact huawei copy cisco kit and install backdoors and your fine...)

have fun


about a year ago

Samsung Testing 5G Phones With 1gbps Download Speed

johnjones 28GHz... thats WiMAX... how about 1.05 Petabit/s (128 comments)

its 2 Kilometres distance so its a repackaging of WiMAX... and we all know how well that turned out...

now personally I prefer the 1.05 Petabit/s that fibre will provide... though thats in development oh wait thats what this wireless speed is in "development"



about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Email Encryption Gateway For a Small Business?

johnjones EXACTLY... SMIME is Standard ! (155 comments)

please pretty please kill these gateway "hacks" just send mail correctly using a standard

about a year ago



johnjones johnjones writes  |  more than 7 years ago

johnjones writes "Apple have released aSafari 3 Public Beta, while Safari has been the default browser for the Apple OS for quite some time and have long boasted of its speed now they have released a version that can be used on Microsoft Windows, claiming 1.6 times faster than Firefox and 2 times faster than IE 7 this gives more choice in browsers that are standard compliant and multi platform."



low ID

johnjones johnjones writes  |  more than 6 years ago

am I one of the people who have stuck around slashdot for this long and now for some reason I have a really low ID WTF how did that happen ?


johnjones johnjones writes  |  more than 12 years ago

slashdot has become full of teen's

nothing wrong with that as long as people who dont have a clue keep their mouths shut B4 they READ what has gone before

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