162 posts • joined 30 Mar 2007
"Did you try turning it off and on again?"
Re: "it is being developed by the US Navy. That should tell you something."
Sorry, I mistyped: it's being FUNDED by the Navy:
Compared to what has already been spent on Tokamaks and other Magnetic Confinement designs, this is peanuts.
Re: Turbulence will be the least of Fusion problems
"There are currently two main approaches..."
If you had bothered to look at Wiki, or had any familarity with the field, you would know about three more. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusion_power#Possible_Approaches
Tokamaks are widely regarded as a dead end for power generation purposes, although they are wonderful science experiments that can secure funding for a physics department for decades.
My money is on the Polywell: it is being developed by the US Navy. That should tell you something.
Correction to my earlier post: The Neo900 has nearly received the funding it needs to go into production, the actual status of the preparations is however not so far advanced, as can be seen here: http://www.openphoenux.org/ohsw2013/7%20Neo900.pdf (TLDR: there is a first prototype board that can make phone calls, they are looking for sources for a few components that for now exist only as Nokia spare parts)
From the people who made the GTA04 (the 3G successor to Openmoko's Freerunner) here is an idea to revive the best in the N900: http://neo900.org
(TLDR: motherboard replacement running Linux for the N900 case)
Starting tomorrow a partial prototype can be seen at http://ohsw.org/ (In Garching, Munich)
ATM they are waiting for 17 more (for a total of 200) 100€ down preorders to continue to production.
Re: Fusion Is Limited too
The ideal fuel cycle would be p-B11 -> 3He, but getting the engineering right is tricky to say the least.
The US Navy is (look up Polywell). Since they laid hands on the project most progress became classified, but there seems to be some.
Are you living on an island regularly hit by volcanoes, tsunamis, tornadoes and other cataclysms? Oh wait, that would be the Japanese. And despite executive stupidity and a massive natural disaster, the FAILSAFES (and believe me people designing NPPs are properly paranoid) kept casualties to nil and material damage manageable.
Somebody with some cred states the fucking obvious.
What bugged me about the NASA video was: 0.4 METRES across and massing 40KG-odd barrelled into the lunar regolith going at around 56 thousand MPH.
Re: “advance the bold vision”
And if you don't need all the pretty trimmings and want to give the apps all the juice they can get, try the xfce edition: http://linuxmint.com/rel_maya_xfce.php
Couldn't have happened to a nicer company
well, maybe Datev...
Let them burn
I say, they've always been a haven for squatters and adware.
you could just use JonDoFox running on a Linux LiveCD.
And seriously, Symantec?
Now all he needs to do is apply the same analysis to the 'plots' of those movies, to produce the perfectly average porn flick. Oh wait...
Re: They can start with Adobe
Re. updating windows boxes: http://ninite.com
Re. TOS fine print: http://tos-dr.info
Re: 2013 will be interesting
Ouya + Oculus Rift + Half Life 3 = me turning into a hikikomori
Re: Stupidity is a luxury
I make sure to use a very dumb phone for this, and for a BT attack one would need if not access at least proximity.
Stupidity is a luxury
and luxury must be paid for.
My bank (HVB) sends TANS by SMS with the transaction details, which then have to be entered into the webform. I'd like to see someone circumvent that :D
Re: When wil you freeturd supporters understand!
Let me guess: author of crappy software noone is willing to pay for, and you found a torrent with your stuff somewhere on the internet once with all of ten seeds.
I'm so sick
of copyright infringement being called 'internet/online piracy'.
Depriving 'IP rights holders' of alleged potential profit is NOT the same as murdering people and taking their valuables on the high seas.
This phrase both demonizes otherwise harmless people in the public consciousness, and erodes the shock value of real piracy.
Re: Minimammoths? Minmoths?
Minmoth is already in use:
Re: Re: Why not migrate over an OS developed by a UK company Ubuntu/Canonical
[prices are from Munich, Germany]
1. Office spec PC without Windows :300€
Same box with Windows7 Home Premium: 380€
Time to slap a Linux onto said PC and set it up: about 1h, or an average of 20min if done in bulk, counted at 30€/h: 10-30€
(*) That's like saying that without McD we'd have all starved
2. If you're deploying in an organization you'll settle on one distro/dm and stick with it. And if your IT guy is not braindead he'll pick one that's easy to maintain/patch/support (I'm partial to Mint myself, but that's a matter of taste)
Opt for the patdown
when enough people start doing it and the line grows out of control, the outrage will draw enough publicity to change policy.
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I just wanted to find the size limit on the Title field :)
It's the internal SOP guidelines of the CC companies (search for '3D Secure liability shift').
If you get phished, you're likely stuck with the charges, unless you can afford to appeal to Visa's own Court in London (they charge for lodging a complaint, and go from there).
No, that's the point: burden of proof is shifted to the customer.
is a new 'feature' on many cards: basically a few marginally effective security measures, but if a card is enrolled in the program (many banks enroll new cards by default, and some sites force customers to enroll in order to buy), the bank can brush off responsibility for any fraudulent transactions onto the customer.
That's actually a good point: who's footing the bill?
Tokamaks are run by universities and research labs, they are fascinating physics experiments one can endlessly fiddle with, and assure the funding of their department for decades.
Polywell is funded by the US Navy, interested in a compact, failsafe power source.
Ah, you think a Tokamak will ever break even? I'm betting on Polywell :D
The plasma in a fusion reactor is at militorr range pressures, a breach would result in a slight WHOOSH sound of air being SUCKED INTO the reaction chamber, followed immediately by the reaction grinding to a halt as the fusion materials nuclei get scattered off air molecules.
it's still pocket change to them. Most electronics are sold at over 200% markup*.
(*) figure based on a discussion I had with a taiwanese sales rep at an expo some years back.
I would prefer a live feed of my food rotating, I usually guestimate the cooking time and turn the oven off by hand a split second before the food would combust.
You can block at tag level.
Yea, I heard that about a dozen times by now (thanks, LFMF), but nobody bothers to post the spanish word for 'embarassed', 'avergonzado'
this is not. one of the possible alternative explanations has been invalidated, probably. Others remain.
"We fetch your mail, we route your packets, we guard you while you surf.
Don't fuck with us!"
For the real thing, check this out: http://www.power-laces.com/about
it’s a project by Blake Bevin to produce and market practical PowerLaces (aimed at people with Parkinson’s and other disabilities, but BTTF fans are not excluded:)
Direct Democracy FTW
the Swiss are doing it the sanest way I know of
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one time (and never again) I let myself be persuaded to give root to a developer on a solaris 8. next thing you know, really weird fails: you can ssh in but a lot of the system commands throw errors or just fail outright, not all though. some digging revealed that everything under /usr/lib was gone. Solaris 8 system utils were mostly dynamically linked (which is a design fail in itself - try to fschk /usr after a power fail and you'll see why).
that is all.
Look it up and weep
Microsoft would do the same thing for IE (but a giant blinky on Google for users of old versions I mean).
buried on page 12 of the site's T&C, in 6p print.
Filtering and the way around it
Use OpenDNS, and you can have it employ a variety of filters - that you select. Or use JAP (http://anonymous-proxy-servers.net) and forget about being filtered forcefully.
Still with the opt out?
Double opt in FTW!