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4 posts • joined 14 Feb 2008

Qantas cancels $3bn Dreamliner order

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The order wasn't cancelled!

Actually, the order was for 75 Dreamliners, it was reduced to 50. Another 15 planes have been rescheduled to come 4 years later than originally planned. Of the 50 planes, 35 are B787-9, and 15 are B787-8. Quantas have options on another 50 787 planes.

Source: http://www.aerocontact.com/ (in french)

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The madness of 'king cores

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Surely the answer is Unix?

A typical Unix server will be running multiple processes, and many of them (all the java ones anyway) will be multi-threaded. So for servers, its done already, no?

Or is my 5-year-old brain muddled by 30 years of booze and TV?

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Government halts work on Scope intelligence network

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Can't do an Extranet?

The "intelligence community" can't manage to cobble together an Extranet?

I mean, how secure does it need to be? What'd be wrong with running SSL on top of an IPsec VPN or something? Lots of companies run well-configured and administered IPsec VPNs, surely its a a good beginning for the netowrk security part. Then make sure any PCs are made tamper-proof, put a good network architecture with clean seperation between accesible and inacessible, Host material on a system that can account for who sees each document and when. This would be good enough for sharing analysts' output, certainly against any non-governmental attack, certainly more secure than the people involved.

Back to the paper age for them!

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Big Climate's strange 'science'

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Natural fix and Technichal correction possible

I agree that Global Warming is less scary than lots of other things.

The production of dust, and CO2, will probably decline with the increase in the price of oil. And there is a quick-fix possible - using a space-based "something" to reduce the sunlight reaching earth by a smidgen... I just home that its not Bush in control of which country does or doesn't get the light!

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