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Posted on May 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

This hack thinks 300GB is a lot…

I actually found a hack that thinks 300GB is a lot.  First that’s not entirely the point (Comcast, etc, have all been selling unlimited internet for starters) – second, it’s NOT nearly as much as you think.   Third they still want YOU to pay and Netflix to pay for any Netflix traffic you use. […]

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Bitcoin Block Collision “hole”?

First off, this is far less than theoretical.  It’s more likely that I’m having some sort of misunderstanding or lack of understanding that when looked at closer, the increasing run of 0’s isn’t actually a problem at all.  But it seems to me that at some point the increasing likelihood of a collision must become […]

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Net Neutrality

So I’ve been quiet for a long while on this blog, sorry for that, just haven’t had any real content to post! Recently net neutrality has been in the news (again) – I’ve linked a really good video that summarizes whats going on. Here on the Tek Syndicate – if the whole thing is too long […]

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 7:37 am

Been busy!

No I haven’t forgotten about my blog, there just hasn’t been anything all that interesting to talk about. I’ve got the usual slew of work projects and a couple of personal projects I’m working on. Last few weeks I’ve been dawdling in Minecraft in my spare time. Just haven’t had time to make a decent […]

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 12:03 pm

US Constitution Article 1 Section 8

I’ll quote from the official transcripts of the constitution found at … you can skip over them if you like…  I have included the whole thing below the fold…   “To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;” OK so it says the […]

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm

And Now On Kindle!

Nothing of note really here, I just took the time to put my blog up via Kindle. And no, I didn’t set the price. Blogs are fixed per month. Right now I’m not 100% sure *exactly* how it’s rendering the site, other than it enters via my RSS feed gateways. What I’m going to do […]

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 6:24 pm

No Idea that Reuters was so…inappropriate?

By the time you read this Reuters may have removed the headline but they had a very interesting, somewhat, ok REALLY cheeky headline reading Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters I mean…wow…where the hell was the editor on this one eh?

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm

HTC Incredible WiFi dmesg

In the previous post I didn’t have my wifi turned on so it didn’t init at all (the BT driver came up even though BT was technically off) so here’s dmesg while cycling the WiFi — interesting that it’s an MMC (SDIO) device! [ 2517.261108] wifi_set_power = 1 [ 2517.261108] incrediblec_wifi_power: 1 [ 2517.567626] wifi_set_carddetect […]

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I haz a DROID + HTC Incredible Specifications

OK, they’ve made things completely muddy. But here’s the rub. The HTC Incredible has 512MB RAM, a 512MB or so “boot ROM” for the kernel and base OS, then you’ve got about 768MB set aside for installing user apps. There’s a further nearly 7GB left for user *data*. This is *IN* the phone. You can […]

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Educated like it’s 1984

The folks over at Screaming Circuits keep a blog, or at least one of them does.  I tend to read it occasionally.  Recently Duane Benson made the point that colleges tend to educate EEs like it’s 1984.  I think it’s important that students get exposed to thru-hole because they’relikely to be able to unerstand that […]