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just hitting the drive repeatedly with a hammer until the casing is buckled and PCB smashed? It's quick, effective, and great stress relief!
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just hitting the drive repeatedly with a hammer until the casing is buckled and PCB smashed? It's quick, effective, and great stress relief!
Anything visible from the street is publicly visible anyway.
It can easily be thwarted by curtains, blinds, clothes horses, some sort of legal indoor foliage, or anything else not optically transparent.
As other have said, the worry is when they turn it off. Why even give officers that ability? Storage is cheap and something like a mobile-phone-grade camera reading onto an SD card would take sod all power to run.
No, Concorde was the British version.
We dispensed with the American's vulgar evacuated tube concept and simply added wings and engines to get it to a height where there was naturally sod all air.
This also allowed it to travel rather a lot faster than a Hyperloop, take off and land all over the world without needing to lay new track, operate alongside existing infrastructure, and for a bill of £1.2Bn rather than $6Bn.
Its passengers also didn't suffer the G-force issues Hyperloop passengers will, and had access to what was described as a 'surprisingly large' selection of drinks. If it was still in operation it'd also no doubt have wifi, which will be in short supply inside a big steel tube in a bigger steel tube.
So Concorde looked better, was faster, more flexible, more practical and pleasant... and we built it about 50 years ago. A more elegant solution from a more civilised age.
Nah, it's not the classic injunction- it's just the SQL
Quite possibly. If they're towing it subsea it'll have a USBL beacon on it, hopefully rated to the full depth of the water column they'll be in.
For some reason no-one fits this sort of thing to aircraft flying over huge water masses, though. It's a shame as we'd have been able to find at least part of the plane in no time at all.
The question with the tow fish is 'would it be worth recovering?' though. SAS kit is expensive, but then so's hiring in a 6000m rated ROV, vessel, etc before the battery runs out!
These are people of the land. The common clay of the New West. You know...morons.
The issue isn't so much the data streaming out of these facilities as the possibility of sending commands into them.
So the 'internet' connection should just be one-way. Just take the data being fed out of the systems and feed it into a web server box via RS232/RS422/something similar. And then cut the Tx line(s) from the webserver to the computer it's monitoring.
Et voila, instant perfect security; it physically cannot be hacked into.
Yes, Impirious Leader. By Your Command.
Amazing battery life?! Only in that I was amazed at how terrible it was on mine, barely eking out a workday.
That's when I swore off HTC, despite buying 8 of their smartphones from 2004-2010 as better and better devices were released. My two Samsung Galaxy Notes (one either side of the HTC one) have performed better for longer. And have a removable battery and external storage.
Why not have the 5G specification focus on lowering power consumption, signal range, etc rather than just headline speed?
Okay, they don't get to advertise it as "15,000,000x faster than wax cylinder" or whatever, but it does mean that the standard would be a valuable addition
If it's backwards compatible- or at least can be implemented on the same silicon with a firmware update- then all the better!
I use oil-cooled electronics daily- it's been common for cooling and waterproofing subsea kit for decades, I'm amazed it's considered such a new idea by you guys- and they clean up nicely. Just remember a non-conductive contact cleaner. Even Limonene or alcohol based ones are good if the equipment won't be powered on for a while!
Existing law in the UK, yes. But what about the rest of Europe? Anyone able to update us on how this affects the other however many countries would be covered by the ECJ judgement?
Actually the cartels are an example of what happens when drugs are illegal
Their weapons come from the necessity of defending themselves against armed police enforcing laws created by self proclaimed hardasses...
Rather than just insulting you, how about a little educated guessing?
The bright spots are bright. Really, really bright. Ceres' albedo is below that of our Moon but not by much, and on the moon the reflected sunlight is incredibly bright- that's why there are no stars in photos from the moon, the brightness had to be lowered that far to stop the cameras being swamped that the pinpricks of light became invisible.
Now look at the photo. Its actual brightness would be like looking at the sun through a slight cloud- still retina-searingly bright. It's clearly had its brightness lowered (or more likely the sensitivity of the camera was lowered). That dull-grey looking surface is very bright indeed. The really reflective spots are even brighter as they're reflecting far more of the sunlight.
When the brightness is juuust right for looking at craters etc, the reflective areas are still substantially above the maximum brightness that the camera can record- hence the brilliant white appearance. And they're so much brighter that the camera finds them off-the-scale bright even when they're not in direct sunlight.
Microsoft released the .NET Micro Framework- free-as-in-beer and open-source under Apache 2.0- almost 6 years ago, allowing .NET code (okay, MOST .NET code) to run on anything from tiny ARM microcontrollers (anything with >256kbyte Flash and 64k RAM) up through mobile devices, through PCs and on to massive hyperscale Azure deployments.
They've also not set the lawyers on groups like the open-source Mono ".NET on non-Windows platforms" project, either (indeed they're now actively helping them), so that code can be run on Android, iOS, OSX, loads of flavours of Linux, UNIX.
As for their Windows range of OSes, CE/Compact have been about for years on a variety of platforms. It also provided the basis for their older Windows Mobile platform and the (terrible) new Windows Phone platform.
So no, Microsoft doing things with ARM based devices isn't exactly anything new, and neither is their fondness for developers.
I'll just leave this here for a laugh too... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8To-6VIJZRE
Does he have a sibling with a similarly Nazi-ish name?
If so, could the two Wongs make a Reich?
That's because the vertical-takeoff Thunderbirds landed on ground. SpaceX have already done that.
Plus, when landing they dropped onto a catching apparatus. Which is what SpaceX needs, actually- something to catch the underside of the rocket and fasten it down.
I have a job that requires lots of travel for short periods of time, so when I bought my house I tore up the lawn and replaced it with AstroTurf.
I've since done no maintenance to it, what with it being UV resistant plastic and all, but have recently found that it's covered in weeds!
Gardening with a bucket of weedkiller once every 2 years isn't much of a problem, I guess...
What, like having to choose between being able to use a linux installation on your console or having it locked down to be a dumb gaming rig, even when when sold it included both features simultaneously?
Sony has form on this sort of thing. The sooner people stop buying Sony products the quicker they'll learn.
Even nuclear reactor fuel rods are pissed with how the Argentinians treated the Top Gear team.
Let's hope they don't find out what''s happened since or they'll be popping up in the middle of Chipping Norton in... òh, about exactly a year today.
But just imagine the packet droppings
And you can't keep something from being invented- especially something like intelligence which could emerge from a complex system.
So we should push forwards as fast as possible. Crash through the barriers. Accept that we'll develop dangerous things, and trust that by having us- the technically adept though potentially amoral- develop it early society can take advantage of the good aspects and identify- and counter- the dangers as early as possible too.
What Electronic Engineer worth their salt hasn't already though of doing this, far past that basic description?
Didn't BOFH do this many years back? Except with a Laptop full of batteries?
@AC The guy's talking about murdering 3 billion people as a first step and you're criticising his religious views?!
Lowering the earthbound population without nigh-genocidal actions could be accomplished by simply moving us somewhere else. Then there's space and resources for everyone.
It's an engineering challenge then, nothing more. And if there's one thing Humans are good at it's solving engineering challenges.
Unfortunately as well as Engineers and Scientists we also breed the sort of short-sighted retard who think that success is bred in Gigadeaths.
Or ITaughtTaylorSwiftHowToGargle... and well, that opens up a few interesting choices of its own!
Team America agrees.
I was thinking that. Unless you're sending photos or video 7kbit/sec should be sufficient.
If they were equipping the police with live helmet cams or drone downlinks or something like that then it could make sense to use 4G. But why would you tie a power-sucking frivolity like that to the officer's main method of communication?
For EpIV special edition, Lucas had a bunch of rocks added to cover R2 when he's hiding. It looks ridiculous when you think about how he got into.this space in the first place...
"Your anger mays you strong. Let the hate flow through you, don't hold back. Let it goooooo, let it goooooo! Can't hold it back anymoooooore!"
"We're sending you to Hoth." "The cold never bothered me anyway."
"Do you wanna be a Sith Lord? Come on lets go and train. The Light Side it can be a bore, but the Sith is more, powerful everydaaaay"
You're moving along at 125mph, and producing a phenomenal amount of wide-band noise. Plus with steel rails and pulsing through the air there'd be multipath errors galore- the steel can conduct sound faster and re-radiates it efficiently so you can get 'phantom' readings.
Sonar isnt practical on trains. Laser measurements maybe, but high frame rate optical measurement is probably easiest.
In the main, this seems to be by inventing things before Apple...
Obligatory Futurama quote: "Those things are all from the 19th century"
Missiles tend to operate in the air, so with view of a lot of satellites. If one of them was looking out of sync with the others it's likely just discard that satellite.
Also, missiles use inertial nav, star-fixes and other such techniques for nav rather than just relying on GPS. Otherwise a simple GPS blocker would have them dropping out of the sky.
Shouldnt the Feds be working on the principle that SOMEONE- the owner- has a personal privacy interest in that server?
Or that warrantless hacking of a computer system is plain illegal? That's why we have warrants for things- it means they're allowed to do this thing that would otherwise be illegal.
If I want to destroy a city, I don't start by bombing cartography offices. Erasing every map reference in the world for a city doesn't affect that city except making it harder to bomb in future.
The courts should be mandating the removal of the information, so long as it's incorrect or untrue. Removing it from Google does nothing to remove the data.
I hate to feed trolls, but pinch-to-zoom was demoed long before the iPhone was released... IIRC it even worked on some single-touch phones.
What messaging functionality was copied? Texts predate the iPhone, as do emails and IM. And mobile video calling. All by a decade or more. Conversation views were done to death by the time it was released, the keyboard-with-a-magnifier/indicator thing had been done on phones before. You could get all the functionality of a modern iPhone- albeit a little slower- on a top-end smartphone from 2006, 2007ish.
As with the mouse and... well, anything else technical they're known for, Apple just copied what was done before and shouted about how innovative they were. They are, however, good at making pretty things.
If memory serves, Tetris has a convoluted international story about its copyright. Throw in some peril (rampaging lawyers, armed russian gangsters (well, KGB) Enforcing the copyright) and you could have a decent drama movie. Maybe blocks falling into place as the link to show that an action is done and you're moving on. Fades to cities crated by falling blocks arranging to make the city's skyline then fading in the buildings.
The Lego movie wasn't about lego, it was about a small boy's creation. ai don't think they used the term Lego once in the film. And it was still Awesome. Tetris could do the same.
It's the world of Tech.
We don't need Wat Tyler, we need Watt Tyler!
Also creating subsidiaries called Micro$oft (corporate accountancy) and Microsloth (either small animals or home automation for the really lazy). Just to wind up the trolls as they havent got a joke to make...
But when you're referring to a mob you're referring to a singular subject- the mob. Same with Set- It's a collective noun that allows you to refer to its members as a singular rather than a plural.
So 'these mob' is nonseneical, but 'these mobs' would make sense if you had multiple mobs.
I frequently cut back and reterminate armoured subsea cables, and work with subsea HV systems as part of my job (going round the world fixing ROVs).
Onshore this would be a pretty simple operation (aside from the safety implications of working on live multi-kv electrics) to undertake.
Subsea it would be a lot harder, but the pressure and water aren't the significant problems. The difficulty comes from the lack of human hands and eyes and brain doing the job, but a couple of million dollars in sensors and actuators and hydraulics would get round that problem. It's far from impossible.
You can take it for granted that this happens. Fortunately they're secretive government types, so they'll want to keep it hidden. If they developed it in-house it likely didn't cost you that much :)
With a sub or divers. But with a dedicated ROV + custom tooling you'd be able to do it in any depth.
Remove the armouring at 2 points with a grinder (standard practice when cutting ROV umbilicals, which are km-long kv-carrying electric/fibre cables, and easy enough to automate)
Surround the 2 sections in oil, held very slightly above ambient pressure (cheap to do)
Abrade away the plastic sheath around one conductor. The oil prevents it shorting to seawater. Connect to it a surface-mounted jumper wire. Repeat for the other conductors.
Repeat at the second position, and join the jumper cables in the middle with a wet splice. Et voila, you've got a jumper for the power. You can now cut the conductors somewhere in between them and, so long as your jumper is correctly specced, no-one will know.
So you cut and intercept the fibres at your leisure. Fusion splicing is quick and cheap (well, sub-10k for a small unit. Cheap on a SpecOps budget) and introduces very low losses. Pass your data down the adjacent fibre you rent on this cable, or take your fibres off as single strands (so they'll snap off if the cable is recovered, with the remains hidden under marine growth).
Re-seal the cut-apart section and re-lay everything layer by layer.
Remove the power jumpers and relay the armouring, welding the ends back together.
The whole operation could take a few minutes with appropriate automated tooling and practice. The total disruption to the fibre could be under a minute with appropriate planning and equipment.
Even manually, reterminating armoured subsea umbilicals like this can be taken down to well under an hour if you're using a fusion splicer for the fibres. It's essentially the same process except without the power jumping (as it's turned off at the time).
Do it close to a booster and a cable guy onshore with an OTDR would barely notice.
It's not just possible that they could have done it, it's plausible that they do it semi-routinely.
To make sure it could also do with a round of Bureau Electronic Longevity Tests.
Thats as may be.
But if I had the £250k to buy the stocks and shares I wouldn't need a mortgage, would I?
In their video the guy working the production line is stood still next to that production line for a long time.
Wouldn't installing a chair / stool / bench / other non-person-mounted sittable make more sense in this context?
Even assuming that what she said is true, given that those powers they're trying to maintain were just declared illegal, shouldn't May and Cameron be getting arrested about now? Or at least getting various enormous books thrown at them for contempt?
the next act is going to be called "THINEDGE"
"Boeing is pleased to announce that the first of it's new range of reusable rockets has successfully operated it's self-dismantling systems. This breaks the housing up into 325,000 small tiles which can be washed and used as drinks coasters- hence 'reusable'."
Years ago I had an old TFT screen (An LG, as it happens) and found I could remove the polarisers, backlights, etc to leave more or less just an LCD panel with a bunch of electronics connected to one edge.
Which left me with a semi-transparent (we're talking at most 20% transmissive) panel that I blu-tacked to a window.
When hooked up to my PC it meant I could see the weather forecast and see if I had any Outlook appointments or if it was safe to stay in bed. Nowadays it could be hooked up to a hugely increased number of services and data feeds.
It had two problems, though:
(1) Without a backlight it only worked during the day. As an emmissive tech this would be far better.
(2) Anyone could see what was on the screen. Not a problem in a 10th floor flat, but it's none too practical in my new house...
Three well-collimated lasers, giving you a proper Predator targeting system
Or a single one and have a choice between pretending you're a Borg or a Shark :)