Ah, you mean Keysight. They were Agilent for many years, although that was an anagram of genital.
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Re: entanglement of C macros
Except that many sandboxed languages have been found to allow access outside the sandbox on multiple occasions. In the end it only needs one unpatched vulnerability and it's goodnight Vienna!
Because we've defined it in terms of oscillations in the caesium atom and that's tied to the speed of light in vacuum.
Re: Note to those who don't want to be subject to RIPA
Perverting the course of justice I should think...
...to live for ever while eating bacon or die trying
A higher power than either of those.
Re: It's easy to jam 2.4Ghz
Because your video sender almost certainly wasn't using the spectrum very sensibly and a microwave can easily knock over something that is sending continuous signals. WiFi and Bluetooth are more resistant but there is a limit to how much.
Re: App Availability
Android 6 will be changing and improving the permission model, you will be able to reject specific permissions on an app when they are first accessed after installation instead of the current model of agreeing to all or none during the install. Google have listened to the complaints although it's taken a while to do something about it.
The Priv does not yet state what version on Android it uses, is it 5.x or will it be 6? That might make a difference to how good the BB security added on actually is.
Last roll of the dice?
It's hard to tell how good, or otherwise, the Priv will be, personally I don't feel the need for a physical keyboard any more for typing but it may well be great for shortcuts. The risk is that, like the Torch 9800 the sliding aspect will result in a failure of the connections between the two parts.
As for the software, until I see what the Android/BB linking is like in the OS I can't say that I would even consider this, and the previously BB-cheering member of my household switched to Android some months ago as the Z10 aged and the associated contract reached upgrade time.
Sorry BB, but I think that the hardware side of the business is probably going to gradually disappear within the next couple of years. And that's a shame...
El Reg are always right there with criticism of crap technology and poor head work.
Keep up at the back!
Re: My old Nova GTE would take it
I'm glad that it was only the Nova that bought it when you hit that tree...!
Re: The "good"old days
We had the GEC 4020 assemblies with thermite charge markings (no actual thermite charges though), these used core store so an initiated thermite charge was used to take them above the Curie point and effectively zero them. Would have been in the Nimrod AEW3 if it had been continued with, although the computer in the real systems would have been a 4060 to make it a bit faster.
If memory serves the whole shebang was contained in a pretty thick walled unit to try to contain the 3,000 C temperatures for long enough to comprehensively knacker things, meanwhile the Nimrod crew would have been doing whatever they did when a forced landing behind enemy lines was on the cards.
Airshows aren't the same now the Cold War is over...
Indeed. <puts on black cap> "You will be taken to a place of execution, where you will be hanged by the neck until you are dead!"
Pre-1965 of course.
Re: Ye Gods
We have all become, Uncomfortably Numb...
Why 60GHz? Well, good question...
...the answer seems to be that the original idea to use this spectrum may have come from Plessey, I remember seeing it in the early to mid 1980s with 6-sector antennas mounted on office partitions (in concept, there was no working hardware). 60GHz is an oxygen absorption line so there is much higher than R-squared attenuation on the RF path. This is deliberate for frequency reuse reasons, so the problem with non-LoS and narrow beam antennas is only part of the issue.
You may find that the Project Fi version for the Nexus 6 does what you want. It should be possible to download and install it even if that means you have to reinstall your data.
Always happy to support Stardock and Brad...
...because he was always there providing excellent OS/2 WPS add-ons back in the day and he's a jolly good bloke.
As you no doubt realise, if it was flagged as CP originally then that simple fact can be used to make everyone else care not-a-jot about the consequences of that mis-identification.
It was pr0n then, so it's pr0n now! Filthy, mucky stuff! Ick!!!
There's a Certifi-gate vuln checker in the Play store. Says my Nexus 5 on 5.1.1 is not vulnerable.
All the big manufacturers are announcing monthly update patches now, looks like the era of panics of this nature will soon be over.
Cher tells HTC: If I could turn back time ... if I could find a way (to not lose $250m in a quarter)
Can't believe it can make this much difference.
810 is an 8 core big.little reference design on 20nm, first 64bit silicon from Qualcomm. The 820 will have Qualcomm's custom CPU 4 core design on 14nm and is faster on those 4 cores. There's the reason for the heat issues, although the HTC One M9 with the 810 doesn't get very warm after a couple of Android updates and is still very speedy.
Er, no, that's his shack...
Re: Of course.
I wonder whether your coverage limitations will be improved by the time the MNOs have met their 4G licence obligations at the end of 2017?
I'm not holding my breath, but I have to say that things have improved generally on my network (O2 based) in the last year or so.
Re: Must be a man because the poos are so big?
Or isn't, because in many cases the opposite is true, if you consider the physiology of women it's easy to understand why.
Re: The processes failed before the strut did
Something else; the 2nd stage centre-engine shut down that Apollo 13 suffered during launch was actually due to a pogo oscillation that reached 63g in amplitude and was within a second or two of causing a major structural failure when some consequence of the vibration caused the control system to close the propellant valves.
I think that this occurred after the Escape Tower had been jettisoned, so it would have been unsurvivable for the crew.
Re: In-House is always better, it seems...
Which works if you have the necessary skill and knowledge, but otherwise could actually be worse than using an experienced contractor.
Re: The third dimension
And as happened in California a few weeks ago, partly rotted timbers and a party that loaded a balcony beyond its reduced failure strength led directly to deaths among a group of Irish students.
These things are usually over-specified for a reason.
Re: so he scoffed “a huge handful of ibuprofen and acetaminophen”
Actually what I think is "Why is it not sold with the antidote already in it?".
Methionine is the stuff that's needed, in some countries it is compulsory to supply paracetamol with the appropriate percentage included.
I don't think the RR takeover of Bristol engines was that hostile, it was more that they realised that with a shrinking market in the UK that providing international competition would be better served by a single manufacturer. The Hyfil fan blades then caused the RB211 to almost break the company and the taxpayer, but there was a lot more wrong with the RB211 than just the fan, it took Stanley Hooker coming out of retirement to help fix it because RR's engineering department had been weakened by the premature death of their chief engineer Adrian Lombard in 1967.
Re: A "Pocket" Bomber
A Lancaster could just about carry a 22.000lb Grand Slam (with the wings in a gentle curve due to the weight) but the Vulcan was properly stressed to carry 21,000lb. The design bomb load for the Lanc was actually 14,000lb and that not all hanging on one bomb carrier.
Re: Britains weapons designs
That was the Green Grass warhead used in the Yellow Sun bomb body that was called Violet Club in this combination. It was never tested and was regarded as unsafe because the amount of fissile material was greater than a critical mass and had the thin-walled shell of Plutonium been crushed it could have gone critical. The steel balls (not actually lead shot) weighed almost half a ton and filled the hollow Pu sphere to prevent accidental crushing. Only 5 were made.
Nearly all of the late 50s/early 60s air-dropped nukes in the UK arsenal were interim weapons, in some of the slightly later weapons the cores were stored in lead pits in the ground inside small buildings with roofs shaped so that they threw a similar shadow to a tree. Before flight the weapon had to have the core carried out and inserted into the weapon inside the bomb bay.
Remember that the Hiroshima Little Boy bomb could go critical if filled with water, it had a cadmium rod inserted for safety which was removed before being dropped, but even that might not have been enough if the aircraft carrying it had gone off the end of the runway into the sea on takeoff.
Quite a shame that David Davis didn't beat Cameron to the Conservative party leadership.
He would get my vote every time if I were able to vote for him.
Re: Not interested
I thought the great thing about these streaming services was that they have *all* the music there is, or a close approximation to that anyway.
For the cost of the subscription they charge I would be pretty miffed if more than 1 in 200 of the things I want to listen to isn't there. Otherwise I might just as well load my phone with music I've ripped from CDs.
Re: There's the problem...
Warnings are often inhibited during take-off to avoid the crew being expected to take action when they should be getting airborne and ensuring that they stay above V2, minimum safety speed. Once this is achieved they can they deal with the emergency/warnings and decide on their next course of action.
In this case the initial problem was that the 3 engines would not respond to a reduction in power demand, in the process of trying to arrest the rapid ascent/acceleration flight idle was selected and this then allowed the protection mechanism to engage and refuse to provide more power when commanded. By the time it became clear that the engines couldn't deliver more power there was not enough time to shut down and feather the 3 that were broken while having enough altitude and manoeuvre capability to reach the runway. The power lines were not likely to be easily visible from the air, once they committed to a forced landing any attempt to miss them would probably have resulted in an even heavier arrival and more structural damage.
To some extent yes, but there is also the desire to keep some good engineering people in employment and maintain the ability to build this sort of thing again when needed in the not too distant future.
Re: "trying to fly on one engine would make the aircraft very difficult to control or land safely."
Maybe, maybe not.
The problem is that if the engines were at flight idle then the propellers would be at low pitch and thus very draggy, so with 3 engines in this condition and the one fully functional engine furthest from the fuselage and hence generating quite a bit of yaw control would have been pretty difficult and the sink rate would probably have been pretty high too. Add in an obstacle, and one that can ignite spilled fuel very easily and you get the result from May.
Very sad, and another example of how complex systems can do bizarre things that can't be diagnosed in the short time available. Maybe a better outcome would have required immediate shutdown and feathering of the failed engines, but the need to make that decision may not have been apparent to the crew until too late.
There are a number of HLRs which hold account information and authentication keys. If one of these fails then a proportion of users will lose access to the network. The HLR in use depends on the SIM card, I forget which digit in the 16 determines it.
Looks like both of you had 1 SIM covered by the failing auth mechanisms.
Re: Secret Technology
The Hurricane fuel system consists of two main tanks in the wing roots and a "gravity" tank or header tank between the engine and cockpit. The latter was neither armoured nor self-sealing which made it very easy to rupture and ignite. It did have the ability to continue to feed fuel to the engine in the event that the fuel pumps failed i.e. fed by means of gravity.
Many of Archie McIndoe's "guinea pigs" for post-burn plastic surgery were Hurricane pilots, it wasn't an ideal design feature.
Or for that matter, any device in the Android/iOS/WinPhone camps. Blackberry are probably the most secure horse in the race, and they were not absolved from risk with the Heartbleed/Poodle/Freak attacks on crypto.
Re: Simple solution
That's what the thermite option is for...
Re: Or they could...
The simple answer is that encrypting links by default helps to defeat all sorts of nefarious activity.
We're where we are because the early internet was never designed to be secure and it's taken a long time to realise how much risk this has opened everyone up to.
Re: Old trick that
These sorts of problems have been around for decades, often because the receivers do not have any image rejection and/or are simple super-regens that can be desensed from a considerable distance with not a great deal of power. It was a little better when car remotes were on 418MHz (but not perfect, I was once able to accidentally jam someone's car alarm remote in the work car park with 10W of 434MHz Tx from about 20m away), now they're mostly in the 433.05-434.79MHz range then all it takes is a perfectly legal radio amateur and the really bad designs fall over very easily.
Re: Under "wraps"? Seems odd....
Actually one of the data recorders has been sent to L3 in Florida (the manufacturer) because they have had some problems with downloading due to lack of compatibility of the systems used to do this in Europe.
Re: It's wonderful, but...
Yes, it was always going to be difficult with a small stock of engines, particularly since 2 of them were effectively written off when some non-standard moisture absorbing packs in the inlet ducts got left in before a departure and were ingested.
It's for the best that 558 is retired now, if you read the accident report on the Lightning T5 that crashed in South Africa then you will see the effect of insufficient experienced ground engineering staff leading to in flight failure and the death of the pilot.
And all with a small majority instead of the large-ish one they had in coalition...
Re: Shy Tory
I was asked, but declined, to take part in the exit poll. It was done with a ballot sheet that was then to be detached and folded before being placed in an exit poll box.
Even the person asking individual electors to take part would not know how they marked this 'ballot' so no need to be 'shy'...
Re: "Shy Tories"
Not 'proper' PR please, the only way of implementing it that I'm aware of is the party list approach where the party, rather than the electorate, decides which of the candidates will be elected.
AV is probably the best approach for a general election, it's the simplest way of allowing a second choice for your vote without descending into the madness of STV.
Re: Knew this would happen...
Yes, the 7 in the name refers to the screen size rather than a specific model.
Re: Obligatory Terry Pratchet reference
They mutht have Igorth...
Although you could, if you have passed the minimum contract term, migrate your FTTC to someone who doesn't cap Fibre 1 service. An example of an ISP that provides this is Zen, there are probably others.
If you have Fibre 2 from Zen (at 78Mbps) then they state that their own infrastructure guarantees 40Mbps throughput, although it can be higher if there is spare capacity. Zen has PoPs all over the UK so they take their customers' backhaul data out of the BT network as early as they can. In my case this is at the main exchange in the area which is a few miles away, the fibre to my cabinet doesn't go anywhere near my actual exchange with the twisted pair copper line.
Re: Paperwork comes with costs
While I completely agree with you, I should point out that the whole point of law is that compliance should be to the letter of it, complying with the spirit will lead to over or under-compliance and to further bad drafting of new law.