"ow do the hydrogen fuel cell powered car travel when there is a dearth of renewable power[?]"
Look up: storage, fuel tank, gas bottle, ... you get the idea.
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Look up: storage, fuel tank, gas bottle, ... you get the idea.
A slim supermodel rarely overheats and explodes, but Li-ion batteries do have that tendency. And a thicker battery is a better insulated bomb in your pocket, more likely to go off.
But then there is Naomi Campbell. She is the fail of the Super Model fallacy fallacy.
The strategy for Samsung is obvious: delay payment as much as legally possible. Once the money is in Apple's pocket, they'll have another legal fight at hand to get any of it back, even if Apple's patent is invalidated.
This statement is factually true, but at the same time completely misleading.
Science funds usually come distributed in many different pots and can then only be used for the prescribed purpose. Infrastructure money comes in big batches but end up in the building, equipment funds can only buy equipment, ... and then there is the flexible budget that can be used to pay all the other bills. So this year your average scientist might decide to EITHER replace some vintage computers, OR go to an international conference, OR pay for open access to his paper.
It sucks (but much less so at my current place of employment:).
Not my experience, I recently had my first encounter with somebody vaping and I didn't notice any smell. But then the vaping habits of different people may vary and maybe some inhale and others puff.
The data should be stored in compressed / encrypted format with low redundancy. Destroying just a fraction of the drive should then be enough to fubar the data. Need to think about the compression / encryption algorithms though.
How about blowing up a small capsule of magnetic dust?
Better still, get some radioactive isotopes. Radiation safety rules will keep the agencies from opening the housing for years.
Thermal destruction might work great if you don't blow your thermal load in a second, but instead heat the platters to an even few-hundred C.
Win10 seems to be hard to sell, I got some desktop notifications those days: "Your chance to secure a free copy", "Get it now while it's free", ... It's hardly selling, so they are selling hard.
Maybe their customers got scared by the price (if you aren't the customer, you are the product).
And therein lies the catch: They excite a system containing quantum dots and silver nanoparticles with a 150 femtosecond laser. The laser pulse has extraordinarily high intensities (up to 10^7 W/(square cm)) and they get some light back out on the picosecond time scale. The emission time is some 2 orders of magnitude slower than the laser pulse duration.
It is not clear at all how they want to electrically excite the system. Illuminating a controlled area with high intensity light is easy (if you have a >>10^5 $ laser), but getting the same amount of energy into the system electrically and within a few 100 femtoseconds is a completely different problem.
So don't get your hopes up, somebody still has to crack a lot of hard problems before you can buy a 100 GHz optical computer.
I wonder if they should think about their own role hacking China. Maybe switch the word deterrence with mutual understanding of what are legitimate targets on either side?
I was a bit disappointed by my latest attempt to keep the ThinkPad form with the x230: too wide, already broke a battery hinge and a screen hinge, and if it weren't for the great keyboard I would have gotten rid of it quickly. Fortunately it's easy to repair, took me just 15 dollars on Aliexpress and 20 minutes with a screwdriver to replace that screen hinge. Now if they could make one that lasts like the old ones (x40 comes to mind)!
I wonder about your example on water supply via private or public entities. You relate improvements in England > Wales > Scotland > NI to privatization. But if I am not mistaken the former had growing economies and populations and the latter had less of that. Maybe your numbers just show that investment occurs in growing regions?
Is here any indication about causation in this or other examples of privatization? Or is it just wool over all our eyes?
Those two words aren't synonyms yet?
How come it took MS years to find out that the big unified touch interface is a piece of S**T when it took me only 2 hours to come to the same conclusion? And I am usually not fast to make up my mind. Now if they'd consider removing the Ribbon I might even return to a halfway modern version of their office software. Best hand it over with that complimentary copy of Windows 10, thank you very much.
...that seem to be so fashionable in some places?
I think you underestimate the potential usefulness of coding skills in the real world. Computers are now more ubiquitous than pocket calculators and allow to address problems at a much higher abstraction level. Just as with the pocket calculator, you might argue that most people don't really need it (what's wrong with multiplication tables?). But if people have the skill they might use it. The python interpreter definitely replaced my pocket calculator and a good number of other tools.
When you look hard at any subject taught in school, you can always argue that most of it is wasted on most of the pupils. But some of them may be inspired by what they learn and go on to do great deeds.
You say impossible, but I say impussyblah-blah-blah ...
The NSA demonstrated that it is possible to have breakable unbreakable encryption with elliptic curve cryptography. Now it's just a matter of turning back the clocks and getting the cat back into the bag. (might it then, not, be a bit alive if we stop looking?)
Now if we could just go on pretending that the world is flat, that three letter agencies can do no evil, and that cryptography is a state of mind as opposed to a mathematical concept.
So when is the national paranoia day when everybody says sorry to the paranoid for laughing at their stories of black helicopters, etc.?
I think they already got your brains with their newspeak. As I understand the issue, the sentence should be:
"collect" – apparently to the intelligence community, it means collecting and looking at data. Merely collecting the data does not count if no human eyes looked at it. There are probably other logical AND conditions that they don't yet talk about (it doesn't count if the data come from a different postal code, the looked-at data must be on the screen for at least 1.5 minutes in the same format and order it was collected in, three colleagues must bear witness that the data was looked at, ...) .
Or maybe you got it right and they redefine the data as uncollected if it was looked at?
Now why would you be saying that? c = 298.35629 m/s. Here, I've done it. We are all liberals here, so stop being so stubbornly conservative.
... so it will be perfectly legit if Snowden moves to China for a nicely cushioned job. Just thinking out loud here.
so someone tell the NSA to stop meddling with hard- and software that will be exported.
Aah, that was not what they were talking about? Too bad.
Still remember Doom as the FPS that did not have 'physics' brakes.
You could jump and turn as fast as your mouse would go, so death-matches would be mostly a test of skills and not just tactics. Those instantaneous 90 or 180 degree turns, the side jump / turn at close range to get out of the opponents vision, the ability to get close enough for the berserk kit to pay off ... happy memories.
According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary:
1: the faith, doctrine, or cause of Islam
2: a popular reform movement advocating the reordering of government and society in accordance with laws prescribed by Islam
I don't like people advocating laws based on religion (definition No. 2), but even that meaning of islamism is not totally incompatible with western society. Indeed I know Christians who advocate very similar things based on their religion and they are no small minority in many western countries. Maybe your interpretation of the work islamism reflects your own not-so-tolerant (dare I say 'western') values?
"That means actively promoting certain values [..] Equal rights regardless of race, gender or sexuality. [...] And it means confronting head-on the poisonous Islamist extremist ideology."
Nicely done, separating out Islam. So he is for equal rights regardless of race but not regardless of religion?
Let's see if it is any better than the gazillion other apps out there.
I think they went after him because they want to continue using the lie detector and they want to suppress anything that endangers their toy.
The obvious value of the lie detector is not in detecting lies, but in scaring the people who believe in it. Who cares if it works if the tested subject believes it works (and will change his behavior or quit before taking the test). But maybe they'll get the Streisand effect with this case and more people take note of the ridiculous pseudo-scientific practices in the law enforcement agencies.
Probably some dirt on the camera lens is scattering light. I'd bet that a majority of phones have nice fingerprints on the camera lens / window because people grab them wrong when groping in their pockets.
Maybe you should find another Conservative of the socially repressive, authoritarian, Big-Brother state variety and together you could form a party.
And in the current system the questions no longer seems to be whether it's legal (who can tell with all those rules nowadays), but rather whether it's possible to get away with it. Bubbles, derivatives, hedging, speed trading, it's all about insider knowledge or moving the market with disinformation campaigns and money.
Maybe cheating averages out in the economic models (one person's loss is another's gain), but I'd guess it's greatly involved in the economic bottom --> top redistribution we see internationally.
That won't be necessary any longer, because the computer driven car will know the exact speed and angle required to take the shortcut across the ravine and thus avoid unnecessary deviations.
to take off the case when you want to use Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or LTE.
Otherwise, it sounds like a perfectly reasonable idea. Maybe the phone could also feed some power back into the grid via wireless charger during times of peak demand -- harness your phone battery for the smart grid!
Is that the real weapons factory from the good old days when The West supported Irak in its war with a larger neighboring country, or is that the imaginary weapons factory that only American government officials could see when they were wearing their special propaganda goggles?
I think you misunderstand what they plan to do in Finland and Sweden:
They stop teaching a special handwriting script of connected letters and instead tech kids to write ordinary latin script. It doesn't mean that kids cannot write by hand, but that their hand-written text will look more like printed text and less like this or that
But the history of smartphones and tablets has shown that people are willing to buy rather expensive items if they are sufficiently useful and/or fashionable. With the tablet market winding down and the high-end smartphone market lacking groundbreaking innovations, the smartwatch may be just the thing to pull another grand out of the pockets of those who can afford it.
... if the US government still had any credibility in the field of cybersecurity, building an open net, protecting diversity and freedom of opinion, ... As it stands, his statements are just some more noise in the propaganda war for controlling the internet of everything.
The gift for Cyanogen comes in the form of little green pieces of paper. The stuff you can hand to programmers and they'll convert it into useful bits and bytes (or, as it happens, into Bing services, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, and Microsoft Office).
So let me get that right, they buy the most expensive tablets on the market and then they lock them down to run only the educational software from a single firm (probably written for the lowest-common-denominator hardware)? What a waste. Maybe they should have started a trial with some cheap Chinese tablets (currently $40).
The students unlocking the IPads sounds very reasonable. They should make that an assignment!
I just see tens of thousands of black pixels and a few green ones. Do they worry about the color reproduction cost? They could at least have embossed little HPs in turqouise on the square to make it more entertaining (see: http://kuku-kube.com).
He spent most of his career in Stuttgart, so of course it's all about cars.
A good argument for surveillance of the police. They know all the tricks, they are truly dangerous! Let's create the popolice to police the police to guard against that. And then we need the popopolice to do surveillance on the popolice.
No shit, Sherlock. But good luck doing something about it. I'd guess they'll have a hard time proving that they were affected by the snooping.
Might as well try to prove that the falling tree makes a sound if nobody is around to hear it. Or that the cat died in the box even though nobody looked for a year.
building up all the way to the punchline.
Is that the new official TheRegister unit for data? How to convert blobs to bits, bytes, and encyclopedias? Are we allowed to use milliblobs and Megablobs? Is a blob divisible, is it quantized?
Curious minds want to know...
am I the only one who, after reading the headline, was a bit disappointed that the coin features flowers instead of the schoolboy's posterior?
Well, there is always the front side to redesign in the upcoming republic of GB.