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UK ISP Adult Filters Block Sex Education Websites Allows Access To Porn

kylegordon Re:What will Cameron do then? (227 comments)

It *already is* presumed consent. When you opt out I hope you enjoy being on Camerons naughty-filthy-dog-buggering-and-political-extremism-terrorist list.

Encryption. Lots of it. It's almost the only way to be sure :-/

about 7 months ago

Transport Expert Insists 'Don't Dismiss Wacky Hyperloop'

kylegordon Re:Sure it's a loopy idea (385 comments)

Did you actually read the original paper? It addresses the land problem.

about a year ago

Elon Musk's 'Hyperloop': More Details Revealed

kylegordon And so it begins (533 comments)

All the /. experts come out of their caves to debunk a paper by a guy that brought us internet payments, commercial space travel, and luxury electric cars.

about a year ago

Elon Musk's 'Hyperloop': More Details Revealed

kylegordon Re:very unfeasible (533 comments)

The article explicitly states that the tube does not hold a vacuum, and thus greatly reduces costs.

about a year ago

In UK, Google Glass To Be Banned While Driving

kylegordon Prescription integration (214 comments)

When Glass devices become available as prescription glasses, I don't see how they can implement a ban. Are they going to start controlling what type of spectacles people wear when they drive?

about a year ago

Plug Touts Expandable Storage Via USB Drives Plugged In At Home

kylegordon Re:30 Mbps (87 comments)

You seem to have entirely missed the point of this device. It's not for your LAN, it's for your mobile remote devices. It just happens to be connected to the net via your LAN. Try reading the funding drive again.

1 year,14 days

Plug Touts Expandable Storage Via USB Drives Plugged In At Home

kylegordon Re:ummm? (87 comments)

You've clearly missed the bit where it says "Plug is not yet-another-memory" - try reading it again.

1 year,15 days

Plug Touts Expandable Storage Via USB Drives Plugged In At Home

kylegordon Re:ummm? (87 comments)

I hardly think that's gong to be an issue for your mobile device over a GPRS/3G/EDGE/LTE/etc link

1 year,15 days

Plug Touts Expandable Storage Via USB Drives Plugged In At Home

kylegordon Re:ummm? (87 comments)

We can all see the obvious, that's it's a Bifferboard under the cover. What you should do is read the funding drive. The real magic is in the software, where it intercepts all local storage requests and makes access to your remote disks entirely transparent, and doesn't consume local storage unless you configure it to cache specific items.

1 year,16 days

Badgers Block British Broadband Buildout

kylegordon Route survey (86 comments)

Surely this should have been discovered during the route survey, rather than during the engineering works? Typical of BT maybe? What's a route survey??

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Work On Projects While Traveling?

kylegordon Re:depends where you are. (273 comments)

Whilst the original comment is wrong in that it's not "much bigger", Wikipedia also states that you are, unfortunately, wrong as well. USA @ 3,794,101 sq mi vs Europe @ 3,930,000 sq mi

Either way, they're both big enough to have vastly different cultures and lifestyles depending on where you visit.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: IPTV Service In the UK?

kylegordon FreeSat and Elgato (78 comments)

Get a FreeSat package, put up the dish and cabling, and ditch the receiver, and get an Elgato Netstream Sat from

It'll do all the tuning, and basically takes a LNB on the input, and a network switch as the output. You pick your channels from the M3U playlist, and it does the rest - like magic. Works with MythTV, XBMC, VLC, etc. Fabulous kit

about a year and a half ago

Why Hasn't 3D Taken Off For the Web?

kylegordon Passing fad (320 comments)

3D is a passing fad generated by the media companies to try and push more units. Consumers haven't picked up on it as they hoped, and the web is unlikely to do so either. The real future is in higher definitions and larger screens.

And anyway, who needs 3D when you've got this?

about a year and a half ago

Glasgow To Be UK's First 'Smart City'

kylegordon Integration (98 comments)

And this is where integration with existing projects should come first, lest we end up reinventing the wheel. the 45MB/min MIDAS Gold DATEX traffic information service from - and many more. And by far not just travel related either, but lets not allow Glasgow to 'create' new apps and datasources that just replicate ideas and services that are already out there.

I hope the administrators of this fund have a good long hard look through for inspiration and partners to work with, and that we as users and techs can help push them to make the right choices.

I've already emailed a few relevant parties. Have you?

about a year and a half ago

Worldwide Shortage of Barium

kylegordon Worldwide? (270 comments)

FTFA, "National", and from the summary, USA & Canada. What about the 6 billion other people you forgot?

about a year and a half ago

Black Sheep Blackberry Blackballed By Business

kylegordon Walled Garden Gardening (349 comments)

I can't help but think this is what happens when you don't look after your walled garden... Sure, there's a variety of other factors at play, but app choice and quality is certainly a big factor too.

about 2 years ago

OpenStack Board Member Says Adding VMware Was a Mistake

kylegordon Devils Advocate (64 comments)

It's comical and a bit sad to think that the board fell for it. The very act of VMware signing up and sitting there to play devils advocate is causing confusion for potential customers. Either way, VMware wins.

about 2 years ago

Sandia's Floating, Dust-Free, Spinning Heatsink

kylegordon Re:oomph (307 comments)

It's almost as if they didn't bother reading the fscking article. Oh no, it's the editors that ignore minor details like that!

more than 2 years ago



USA to shoot down doomed spy satellite

kylegordon kylegordon writes  |  more than 6 years ago

kylegordon writes "The spy satellite that was doomed to crash into the Earths atmosphere is finally going to be doing something useful. The US Navy is going to use it for a bit of target practice. So instead of one large item hurtling down upon us, are we going to see millions of little bits coming towards us instead? And, more to the point, have the military improved their aim in recent years?"
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