timrowledge

timrowledge

  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    So I guess nobody has read of JB Straubel (one of the founders of Tesla) and his Redwood Materials company. Just one of a number of EV batter recycling companies already making a start on commercial recycling. I understand that...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I would also point out that a Tesla Model 3 weighs pretty much the same as those notoriously lardy BMW 3 series vehicles. A bunch of friends have various EVs, mostly Tesla’s. They previously had everything from MB S class,...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    Squatting-potties are plausible if you habitually wear any clothing akin to a robe or dress, and probably no underwear . Otherwise how does one arrange matters to avoid getting shit all over your trousers? Not to mention actually getting them...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    Why would they need one? I mean, they’re completely invisible, right. TFG said so and We All Believe Him...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    Re the earlier comment about hearing a Chinook easily, well, yes. Remember, Rule 1 is “Never try to sneak up on anyone in a chinook”. Rule 2 is “No, really, never try to sneak up on anyone in a chinook”....
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    If you want to know the etymology of such phrases then the best thing is to invite Susie Dent to the blog....
  • Commented on Omicron
    “we do not want to be a Knight of the UK Realm, sociopaths. ” Not all of us by any means. Me... well, sure. Just smart enough to fake being decent and fitting in politely. Most of the time. Ask...
  • Commented on Omicron
    "matrix op scalar" We can do that, with a couple of small niggles. a) if “op” is one of list of symbols that we commonly think of as “maths stuff” (ie + - * <= and so on) then we...
  • Commented on Omicron
    You guys aren’t exactly making a good case for why anyone should ever use a non-Smalltalk system for making software. Pointers? Mind-mangling fucked case statements? Compiler optimisation flags that cause problems? Shudder. Just nope. On a slightly in-the-past note, I...
  • Commented on Omicron
    You don't need a spare mouse/kbd/display to use a Pi. So long as you have a machine that can run a VNC client (the usual default one is RealVNC, from the people that pretty much originated it) you can just...
  • Commented on Omicron
    “I've only ever programmed in an environment with an integrated editor/interpreter/compiler. Something like that would be nice.” Geany and Thonny are apparently popular, enough so that they are provided by default on the Pi. Obligatory aside that built-in edit/debug/trace/code-management has...
  • Commented on Omicron
    An important part of the performance problem for Python is that at its heart it is a not very good implementation of a Lisp interpreter. In theory there is a ‘compiler’ of some form but last I heard (as in...
  • Commented on Omicron
    I’m told you can get quite substantial chunks of it delivered by rocket. And wrt the ‘log4’ thing - no, it’s not because people “copy and paste” (as if that were necessarily a bad thing) since log4j is alibrary. It’s...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Bah - if I can put up with the horrendous pain, gross inconvenience and indeed literal torture of wearing a mask for minutes at a time, you can jolly well put up with using Markdown....
  • Commented on Omicron
    Oh, well obviously Evil Elon could have zapped the warehouse from orbit. Which Jeff can’t do yet! Evil cackles, hand-wringing, sniggering...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Gronk? I have no idea how you might have got from my comment about Musk to thinking I was referring to Bezos. Who, I should point out, didn’t come up in my thoughts at all whilst writing my comment. Perhaps...
  • Commented on Omicron
    What I want to know is how come Charlie had access to my text editor, since what he said re Elon Musk is pretty much word-for-Word what i was about to post. I’ve met/worked for or with/worked with ex-worker-for/etc a...
  • Commented on Outage report
    Good grief. I hadn’t come across an Ada-only machine before. Occam, sure, i had a Meico Transputing Surface for a while, Forth, kinda, even played with Rekirsiv (and no recollections of language) but Ada? Hard pass!...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    Per Jasper Carrot - Since they took ma mama off to prison, Things ain’t been the same around the faaaaaarm, Now they’ve gone and let her out the jay-al house, She drove her goddam truck into a train...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    Hadn’t you heard? Quantum Theology is the new thing; smashing Deons together in huge prayer wheels, looking for the resulting Godons, angel electrons, pewtrinos, missing Mass, all that stuff. Surely there is an equivalent of quantum entanglement that can be...
  • Commented on Outage report
    “Have you any idea how much time you can waste when a patch of memory, internal networking or even logic goes bad (especially intermittently) but does not directly cause a crash?” Oh, so very, very, yes. As in working on...
  • Commented on Outage report
    Oh, come now. I already pointed out the desirability of using an external storage that isn't a uSD card, so that 'problem' is out the window. Then again, my weather station software is running on a Pi 1 with a...
  • Commented on Outage report
    And what ‘beefing’ up is needed - or even possible? The only things needed to make a decent Pi server are: - an external USB disc. Prefer an SSD, and I like the GeekWurm HATs over a USB->SATA cable for...
  • Commented on Outage report
    Try a Pi. Seriously, a Pi 4, an SSD adaptor (and the actual SSD, obviously), .. if you want a bit fancy get an Argon M2 case or similar.. So cheap that even if it turns out to be inadequate...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    I love the enthusiasm implicit in the idea of massive instant engineering works to fix the M25/1 but seriously, does anyone think that any recent UK government could manage to even find the contact information for the people to start...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    “Beer was the driver” Well, we all know how mixing beer and driving goes. Obviously this will soon be less of an issue in the (D)UK as Brexit results in neither beer nor driving being options. Meanwhile the (power)drunks in...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    “Public media that meets #3 must allow equal time/space for opposing opinions” Are we sure that equal time for QAnon/antivaxxers/racists/religionists/Republicans is a good idea?...
  • Commented on PSA: Publishing supply chain shortages
    “How do you make the coffee concentrate ” Well obviously, by giving it a really strong cup of coffee....
  • Commented on PSA: Publishing supply chain shortages
    Well, find the correct alternate timeline. There must be a few million where the Glorious British Empire managed to claim the entire world. Hell, there might even be one where Brexit actually went well and didn’t destroy the entire solar...
  • Commented on PSA: Publishing supply chain shortages
    Ah, humour transmission error404. I was making a little snark at your earlier little joke about perfect people. :-( I can’t listen to music via radio in the car. There are no stations I can pick up audibly, and the...
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