Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time for USA troops to leave Syria

You have to wonder how much this is costing per day and where the money could be better spent eg building bridges/roads in the USA - heck Nancy Pelosi how about we tie to border wall to removal of USA bases and troops in Syria and we would probably come out in front.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Bios chip removal without a PLCC extractor

Who would have thought a bent paperclip would solve the day.

Found this suggestion on google while trying to swap out a bios motherboard chip today.....bent the last 5mm of a paper clip with needle nose pliers as shown below and it totally works, popped straight out.

Felt total MacGyver worthy.

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody

Just saw Bohemian Rhapsody - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1727824  tonight, awesome movie, well worth seeing on the big screen.

Rami Malek is an awesome actor (interesting as always thought had limited range in Mr Robot).


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1727824

Friday, November 02, 2018

Watson Twins

Happy Friday everyone, an oldie but a great one.

Watson Twins - Waves

Never understood why these guys weren't more famous.



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Disk Smith 2.0

Sounds like he's becoming Dick Smith 2.0
- https://www.theage.com.au/national/fair-dinkum-power-pm-inspires-atlassian-co-founder-to-create-pro-renewables-brand-20181031-p50d69.html

Good on him, we need more successful founders to shake up the status quo in Australia.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/fair-dinkum-power-pm-inspires-atlassian-co-founder-to-create-pro-renewables-brand-20181031-p50d69.html

Friday, October 19, 2018

Spouses of H-1B visas banned from working

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/10/19/spouses-of-h-1b-visa-holders-banned-from-working.html


https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/10/19/spouses-of-h-1b-visa-holders-banned-from-working.html

As a spouse who came to the USA on a spousal visa (I was on a L2 as part of my wifes intra-company L1) i find this very short sighted on the part of the President.

However.....since when has that ever stopped him making bad mistakes.

(BTW signing up for a greencard is a terrible idea....make sure you google "Heart Taxation Act" or click here http://bit.ly/HeartTaxationAct to understand the issues around going down this path).

Monday, October 15, 2018

Sydney traffic

Proof yet again we need more subway underground railways in Sydney.....yes they are expensive.....but until we do - living in Sydney is only going to suck more an more

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-15/traffic-congestion-australian-automobile-association-report/10376444

(and no- sorry these toy trams that they put out to the uni dont count- absolutely ridiculous).

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-15/traffic-congestion-australian-automobile-association-report/10376444



Saturday, October 13, 2018

First Man

Jodie and i just watched First Man https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213641/



Congratulations to Ryan Gosling. We weren't actually planning on seeing this at the movies and ended up watching it by accident. But very glad we did as it was an amazing piece of true cinema art.

Very interesting watching this 50 years later in a time when we are just on the cusp of "space tourism" in that it shows the gritty true engineering nature of space flight.



I came across this review - perfectly accurate.

"First Man" is so immersive in its glitchy, hurtling, melting-metal authenticity that it makes a space drama like "Apollo 13" look like a puppet show.
- https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/first-man-review-ryan-gosling-damien-chazelle-1202920157/




https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213641/

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Bloomberg SuperMicro article

Reading this my thinking is huh? Whats the big deal - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies  


I'm not sure if the Bloomberg reporter either doesn't understand the technology OR its a govt led PR propaganda piece they are making out this was a hack, its simply management access "out of band".


Here’s a shocker......every CPU made by Intel since the P6 in 2008 (eg Core2 Duo's and Core 2 Quads) has something very similar.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies