Re: How about what BT/VM do?
222 posts • joined 4 Apr 2008
In the UK at least, if you get a router from BT or Virgin Media then your default SSID password is set to a unique value on a sticker affixed to the device. This presumably corresponds to a value flashed into the hardware at manufacture. By default at least the SSID passwords are unique and non-guessable.
You can reset it to your own choice (subject to password complexity requirements) if you want, but a reset of the device will set it back to that unique password on the sticker.
Of course, that doesn't help if someone has physical access to the device or if there are other backdoor logins with weak/common passwords in the device that the ISP can use for remote admin...
You omitted Octonauts from that list!!! Sound the Octo-Alert!
No signal yet.... I hope this is not a demonstrator of ESA's lithobraking technology.....
Well said - assuming that service availability/reliability and QoS are sorted out, the general economic case for mega speeds is (IMHO) weak.
Downloading your 8K vids in 10 seconds flat is all well and good for a consumer, but economically it only benefits the VoD supplier and the media creators (and indirectly their own suppliers), NOT the wider economy.
I realise the "640K should be enough for anybody" argument could be played here, but until physical objects can fit down the internet there has to be a "fast enough, not fastest possible" mantra for publicly-funded broadband.
No-one is asking why a particular speed is chosen for these announcements (i.e. why 100Mbps and not 20Mbps is desirable in the use-cases) and in isolation it is meaningless if contention or reliability targets or SLAs are not also specified.
"Felicity, Felicity - you fill me with electricity"
No need for 10,000 Bitcoins - I think they have already revealed the password -
" password is crowdfunding"
"and all companies pay y% tax on all *sales*. It would need a bit of work for expenses"
Yes, but definition of profit (i.e. sale - expenses at a simple level) is what all this is about though....
Fewer of them, surely....?
Maybe someone left their Note 7 in an item of washing....?
I think that the 200,000 was not actually the true number according to a participant - more like 2,000 I believe.
I remember when this database was all fields.....;-)
Are you thinking of Superman 2 and the Richard Pryor character...?
Blue Peter in my case!!
Very true, but that's only used after the engine is properly ignited and running under its own power, plus the really hot bit will be just behind the aircraft anyway when in use.
A hot start is generally when excess fuel is ignited at too-low a level of RPM so that the turbine blades in the hot section of the turbine exceed their safe operating temperature - even transiently.
Since the blades in the hot section are usually operating close to their melting/deformation point even when everything is working OK (and only don't melt due to clever cooling holes), a temperature excursion will lead to a hot section inspection being required at the very least to see if any of these blades have deformed/fused
If it has done a reverse flaming fart up its own jacksey like this which needed extinguishing (as opposed to an over-temperature tell-tale warning), then they will probably need to strip it down to get rid of the extinguishant out of the turbine anyway.
Now I love to bash a military white elephant as much as the next person, but...
The F35 is not unique in this respect. Just about any turbine-powered aircraft will have a tailwind limitation for startup, beyond which unburned fuel accumulation will cook the engine if you persist with the start (similarly to a hot start if fuel is introduced too early before the turbine is up to speed on the starter motor). One would expect that the start is computer-controlled though here....
On turbine helicopters, procedures will call for the turbine to be motored with the starter motor without the igniters active to clear this fuel (or leave it and go off and have a cuppa...), and maybe rotate the machine out of the wind if it can be moved easily.
He spoke to the doctor:
"Doc - I've got a flywheel stuck up there too."
"Hmm, how long has it been there?"
"I don't know, but it's been driving me nuts."
Q: "Have you got any gold on you?"
A: "Yes, stick your hand up my arse, I've got piles"
Is it really cloud though, and not just smoke....?
Some of Oracle's "cloud" offerings are really just fixed-term hosting, without the scale up/down one would expect from a cloud solution.
The devil is in the detail (and smoke) behind the headline. You can always be No.1 in Cloud if you set the definition...
The on-premise stuff is interesting BUT I suspect it is tied to Oracle's hardware (but I suppose that's similar to how Microsoft's Azure on-premise is tied to specific Dell/HP OEM-installed hardware)
I imagine the lines are towards the bottom of the tanks as that's where the fuel will be coolest - maybe in a channel which is designed not to drain.
They must also have a good reason for it to go through the tanks rather than attached to the outside (e.g. via a heatsink plate or channels) as otherwise that would seem to be a better way to avoid fuel corrosion effects.
Slightly off-topic, and I hope not overly-cynical but
"unless there's an election every 5 years, how can we hold our MP's to account?"
I think that "holding to account" is an over-used term in regard to politics.
In a 2-party democracy (e.g. UK, US) I don't think that elections can really be a way for the electorate to hold politicians to account - particularly on single issues - since the choice is binary (as a vote for a minor party is likely to be marginally dilutive at best). You are voting on a manifesto - a package - regardless of whether you agree with all of its contents.
You might see protest votes in local council or by-elections but not in a General Election.
Given the binary choice, I would suggest that most people won't switch allegiance between the side that they have settled on.
Therefore if you "hold MPs to account" at the General Election (assuming they are the ones you voted in last time) then you will get the lot you didn't want and have never wanted.
I don't think PR helps either, since the pool of parties (and hence manifestos) is still pretty small.
Do we need to discard political parties, but vote for policies and have them delivered by a neutral Civil Service? But then who decides on the policies, if they are consistent/deliverable/mutually-exclusive and who is actually in charge?
Your URL in the post above gives a HTTP 403....
Sorry, Lithium is neither the second most reactive element nor the most reactive metal.
One of the problems you have in a charged LiPo is the stored energy in the cell which complicates handling a fizzing or popped cell even if not currently burning.
Also this road does not look like the sort of road where AutoPilot should be used anyway.
In UK parlance it appears to be a single-carriageway rather than a wider motorway or similar with crash barriers etc. where I imagine AutoPilot's use-case is based.
You would probably not use Cruise Control on such a road in a normal car anyway because of the opposing traffic/trees etc.
Apparently not according to the First Responder extract in the above post above.
I imagine that if a particular cell is on fire then that's that - and water won't extinguish it or make it burn any more than it is already doing (although you might get an explosion and molten lithium metal flying around but on its own Lithium does not burn hot enough to melt when reacting with water at least in a lab).
See Theodore Gray's website for Sodium doing a similar thing when a large block is dropped in to a lake! Sodium is a row below in the periodic table so will be more spectacular than Lithium.
The gist of the advice seems to be that a significant amount of water will dissipate heat from those remaining cells that are not on fire and presumably still in their normal packaging - which is a good thing.
"These vapors include HF2 oxides of carbon, aluminum, lithium, copper, and cobalt. Additionally, volatile phosphorous pentafluoride may form at temperatures above 230o Fahrenheit."
May I just say "Oooh f@ck!"
You mean the cup-holders..?
Very true in these pictures, but I think that the "season" (i.e. orientation with respect to the sun) of that region on 67-P has changed so what looks like a mere 2m from sunlight may have been much more (or even complete darkness) when it first bounced to a halt.
Chris, is that all you can afford....?
How are the target speeds arrived at for universal provision?
If you want everyone to stream 4K movies on demand then that's one thing, if you want everyone to have a stable connection for (say) email/online shopping/browsing/iPlayer then that's a different thing.
Not wanting to fall foul of the "640K should be enough for anyone" kind of statements, it would be interesting to know what the use case is to back up 4Mbps/10 Mbps/30 Mbps etc. as a benchmark, as opposed to a guaranteed QoS/throughput but at a lower headline rate.
Someone much more amusing than I once said that stopping drinking/smoking/<vices of choice> doesn't extend your lifespan by 10 year - it just feels like it...
Heinrich - I think you've already had enough to drink - you are repeating yourself...;-)
How do you maintain line of sight to the drone if you are landing in (say) someone's garden behind a fence?
Line of sight (if not by use of FPV displays) would be handy if the pizza shop (or delivery vehicle) is just on the other side of a narrow river, without a nearby bridge but otherwise this seems like a gimmick.
You need to be fairly close by when landing/taking off these things to avoid obstacles - particularly non-static ones....
Was the researcher a H Wolowitz?
I think a similar device was on Series 9 of Big Bang Theory.
(Yes I know that is fictional - they have a great science advisor).
"with its usual compliment of astronauts."
Astronaut: "Does my bum look big in this space suit?"
ISS: "No, it really suits you, love"
OK, the Pascal 1080 Titan X is announced now...
As far as I am aware there are no TITAN GTX 1080 (Pascal) cards out yet - did this mean the GTX 980 Titan (Maxwell?)
Oh no, just wait till we get Barry on too...
I paid £150 for a 128MB SmartMedia card in early 2003 to use in a Finepix 6900 (3MP interpolated to 6MP due to a clever sensor design)... I STILL had to have a stand-alone card-reader (with a 2GB HDD!!!) to transfer pics off it while I was travelling round NZ.
The kids of today...etc.
If l may channel Kryten for a moment, I hardly think that castrated rams need any further legislation...
Shhhhh! The USAF are trying to keep a lid on it now.....
Having read the BBC article linked to above, it appears that the "unmask" bit actually refers to the lead-up to the original claims in April/May (apparently part of a business plan/strategy for his backers/associates), rather than any new actions arising since then.
I thought that Craig Wright had claimed to be Nakamoto already, so surely there is no need to unmask him....?
If it is not him (as most suspected) then it is an admission that he was making it up previously, which would not help his credibility in his latest venture.
The original comment said (in an ironic manner..) Dup, not de-Dup.
Unless I am mistaken, the key one is that you can run x86 code on it, whereas Pascal etc. will need you to code against NVidia's CUDA API (or have something else in the middle to do it for you).
Well you still missed 2...;-)
Ah yes - a blamestorming meeting!
I imagine that it will be caught up in the terminology and so difficult to prove/disprove.
In my humble, alleged opinion:
* Oracle probably count their OMCS (Oracle Managed Cloud Services) revenue as "cloud" too when it is NOT cloud but traditional hosting/virtualisation
* Cloud incentivisation of the sales teams (i.e. bonus multipliers for anything "Cloud") will also probably lead to fuzzing of the classification of sales as "Cloud" when in fact it may be less clearcut. For example a hybrid on-premise and cloud deal might be recorded as all-cloud by Sales in order to hit their target/bonus level - regardless of the actual mix sold.
* Some Oracle Cloud offerings have a period of lock-in or a fixed term (rather than just being fully-flexible and month-to-month), which could mean that the full revenue stream might have been recognised up-front, rather than spread over the contractual period/schedule. (Bear in mind that many of the applications offered require a non-trivial amount of technical and functional work from the end-user organisation to migrate on or off)