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UK Announces Hybrid Work/Study Undergraduate Program To Fill Digital Gap

slashnik Why the negativity (110 comments)

I don't understand all the negativity.

The student will gain as they will have a degree and work experience without the burden of the student loan. The company will have motivated staff with the training and qualifications that they want. The country will have productive members of society with the skills that are required in the industry

about 2 months ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

slashnik Hi Yo (701 comments)

Hi Yo Silver, away

about 6 months ago

Compared to my 1st computer's memory ...

slashnik Re:Missing alternative (587 comments)

Almost the same but I started a little later with a ZX81
Eventually "upgraded" with a Panda 16K RAM pack but this caused the ZX81 to crash if you looked at it funny.

about a year and a half ago

Mercury Turns Out To Be a Weird Little World

slashnik Blue String Soup (90 comments)

A little higher res and we will be able to make out the blue string soup

more than 3 years ago

Book Review: BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing

slashnik Re:Backtrack 5 was released yesterday (51 comments)

I very much doubt that a new release of Backtrack will change the utility of this book.

more than 3 years ago

Samsung Rains Paper Airplanes From Space

slashnik That is some glideslope (122 comments)

1 in 528 glideslope, not sure I believe this

more than 3 years ago

Hacked iRobot Uses XBox Kinect To See World

slashnik Re:Feature Request #42: (124 comments)

What, you need admin rights to enter your kitchen

more than 4 years ago

Anti-Smartphone Phone Launched For Technophobes

slashnik Re:Wait? No phone book? (437 comments)

It does have a display
Both for incoming and dialled numbers
It is on the top edge of the phone.

more than 4 years ago

The iPhone Serial Port Hack

slashnik At last...... (217 comments)

......I can put the psion5 out to grass.

more than 4 years ago

Facebook Is Down

slashnik Plan B (448 comments)

Right, everyone back to myspace.

more than 4 years ago

Win7 Can Delete All System Restore Points On Reboot

slashnik Re:How prevalent? (449 comments)

Let me check
[Edit: Works fine for me]

more than 4 years ago

Caves of the Moon

slashnik Nourishment (172 comments)

"Since the tubes may be hundreds of metres wide, they could provide plenty of space for an underground lunar outpost. The tubes' ceilings could protect astronauts from space radiation, meteoroid impacts and wild temperature fluctuations" ...and provide nourishment for the settlers by way of lashings and lashings of blue string soup.

more than 5 years ago

Students Take Pictures From Space On $150 Budget

slashnik Re:Absolutely Beautiful (215 comments)

But it has GPS, a couple of servo controlled fins and a PIC micro controller and it could fly home to your back yard.

more than 5 years ago

Average Gamer Is 35, Fat and Bummed

slashnik Re:Woohoo (439 comments)


In British English (well at least around here) to be bummed means to have anal sex.

more than 5 years ago

New Router Manages Flows, Not Packets

slashnik Wrong (122 comments)

"TCP throughput is inversely proportional to delay"

Absolutely wrong, 2Mb/s at 1ms delay gives the same throughput as 2Mb/s at 10ms delay
As long as the window is large enough

more than 5 years ago

Subverting PIN Encryption For Bank Cards

slashnik Re:HSM ? (182 comments)

From TFA "hardware security module"

Don't you guys have chip and pin yet

more than 5 years ago



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