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...bought via Baidu!
I thought the whole thing about babies brains was that it was a shedload of computing power dedicated to processing data?
Exactly. There are two things in this universe: Bulk matter and structures able to process data.
Seriously, I hope his statement was marketing material by Baidu and he just read it off.
Content compression: "I love Baidu"
"[We must not] allow a means of communications which it simply isn't possible to read"
For starters, politicians would have to shut up talking utter bollocks.
It's not going to happen.
But consider that they didn't call in an air strike.
"Diary strike on my position!"
2262 cattle-caused injuries were reported in NZ. Even sheep caused 1500 or so injuries
Statistics don't mean anything if no context is given though.
So.... how many of the bluejackets are recycled veterans of the "Mission Accomplished" wars?
Didn't we have that discussion back before Y2K?
Why connect everything to everythimg else in such a dangerous way? It is insane!
Can you explain why you believe any of this?
Do you also believe no planes rammed the WTC?
Pretty much this. The design criteria that go into a home router with multimedia storage (cheap and nasty and everything on the same cable) are NOT the same as those that go into a plane (unless there is a war on and most of the capital infrastructure can no longer deliver), even if people get that impression from watching too much Navy CSI or whether crud fills the screens these days.
Think about O rings, and Feynman, and pressure to deliver on time and on budget. At any cost.
If you really want to make a good point, it helps to actually know the story. "Pressure to deliver on time and on budget at any cost" had nought to do with the Challenger Launch Disaster except in hindsight. It was a problem of creeping, uncorrected biases of the risk perception. These are very hard to prevent. More here: Review: The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA
I do think we might agree on one point: if people can't determine after reading several articles at Ars Technica and The Register whether the two systems are even *connected* or not, then either the articles are weakly researched, or such essential details are kept under wraps -- quite possibly both.
It is a good question but I can at least say that there are people thinking about the security implications at aerospace companies and making doubly sure that data goes only one way. Sure there may be undiscovered problems, but SOHO routers these ain't.
"Earlier you said you gave up trying to infiltrate the cockpit from the IFES?"
Not the first time an IFES has caused a problem, see this deadly crash caused by shoddy install:
Quite so. There is a clear link between the IFES failure and loss of plane control: electric power. Arrest it now!!
Joke Icon doesn't cover it...
Indeed it doesn't. It's a sad indictment of the level of intelligent discourse that, today, passes as acceptable.
No wonder we risk going to "nucular" war with Russia while making fart jokes over Ukrainian gas.
We haven't made any progress from when it was feared that Kevin Mitnick could start WWIII from prison by whistling launch codes in DTMF into the phone if any were provided to him to him, right?
Don't they have some terrorist sleeper cell to "incite" and then drag off to the cleaners?
So how about for-profit academics with corporate backing bolstered by govnm't bureaucracies?
You don't actually live in America do you, because you would know you can't do shit these days without giving out your SS number.
That's the effing point: If you give them to world&dog they are not secure. Using them for things they are not mean to be used for does not make them secure or worthy of high-level security measure. Read the link, Einstein.
traced partially to China
How does that work?
Cyber War by Richard Clarke
If you enter the bookstore and see stuff by Richard Clarke, make a large detour around the heap of self-serving alarmist claptrap.
The Great Firewall of China is actually part of the defensive perimeter
Anyone who thinks that a "national router moat" is a good idea for playing "cyberdefense" is a few beers short of a sixpack.
It is pointless to put much "security" on Social Security numbers. They are totally unsecure in the first place (and this is as it should be: they are just a form of catalog number, not something for identification and certainly not for authentication). The fact that they are used for identification and possibly authentication by various outfits is another problem.
Rationally, the highest level of security you would have on a batch of SSN is the one you would put on a list of names.
Get out of here, Stalker!
all they need to do is manufacture the airframe and body
Didn't this kind of "only" exercise take ~10y for the X-33. Then the towel got thrown in?
Orbital will be using them for ISS resupply missions!
Once they get one off the pad.
There is a reason for why reusing old engines meant for a rocket that never survived launch back when UFOs were fresh is not the best idea.
Evidence says no, at least for the refurbished ones. Also, Preparing of NK-33 engine mass production says "NK-33 acquired the outlook for mass production restoration due to those successful launches.". This does not necessarily mean that russians re-use old engines, just that up to Feb. 2014 they didn't mass-produce them.
Additionally, the failure modes seems to have nothing to do first first-stage engines.
abnormal operation of the third stage engine booster
Not the NK-33. These are RD-0212 made by "Kosberg". Do they have any in store back from the glasnost era? I don't know...
On second thoughts, these guys most likely source a good percentage of the parts from the eastern provinces of Ukraine, which are now being freedomized by the neocon cabal...
their old stock of soviet built equipment and technology has dried up
Seriously .
Building rockets from venerable tech of 25 years ago? A likely story.
And if you combine it with IoT, you are looking at the mother of all hypelodes. It might open a Rift in spacetime.
... is there any adult on the planet that gives a rat's ass?
Planet's going up in flames currently mon, and the gvnm't is crawling up people's collective arse. Better get your rocks off while you still can... and while your money still can buy an "Oculus Rift", whatever that is (sound suspiciously sexual, somehow?)
maintain the 2 dimensional asymmetric resonant response time people are accustomed to
But these cables will need some additional oxygen-depleted copper.
Boogga the Kangaroo was better in the Comix
They way things are going, when the time comes, they will install it, wait a month, then ISIS will tear it down again.
Being self-employed, this means I would have tell myself to go fuck myself and that I should stick my job up my own arse.
Instead of an epic leaving party, you get a peptic one?
The PDF has disappeared from the Internet? What happened?
No, these are bots trying to "follow the price" of another bot that has a programming error as I understand it.
A possible experiment would be to take a bog-standard book and set its price outrageously high, then see bot-set prices rocket up to your price, just 10 cents less...
GM crops are more pesticide tolerant thus allowing farmers to spray more
Farmers want to spray LESS, not more. That's the whole point. Ideally, they would not spray at all as the plant kills of the pests all by itself. OTOH, GM crops may be herbicide tolerant to not be killed off with the weed killers, but that is another problem. Then there is tolerance against the usual viruses which tend to ruin your harvest.
Is this linked to usage of GM crops?
Pretty much the first article yields:
As the team reports in today's Science, they found that genes of the Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) matched extremely well with hives with the disorder. "If you identify IAPV in a colony, the probability is over 96% that this is going to come from a CCD hive," says lead author Ian Lipkin of Columbia University in New York. The virus was found in only a single sample that was not identified as having CCD.
Time for Bayes!
Cell Phones are Killing Bees
Do they sneak out at night an whack them over the head?
That bullshit idea (in an article from 2011) is utterly stupid and from the "GSM signals gave my kid cancer/autism due to all the digital hardness in there" sunday morning science idiot brigade. It also has been repeatedly buried. Get lost.
bees reacted significantly to cell phones that were placed near or in hives in call-making mode
Clearly a real-world situation.
The impact has already been felt the world over, as the population of bees in the U.S. and the U.K. has decreased by almost half in the last thirty years – which coincides with the popularization and acceptance of cell phones as a personal device.
No it doesn't and that cretin who wrote that should be thrown out into the street and the "researchers" shot for asshattery.
I'm sure all those poisons can't be doing us any good either in the long term, even if we aren't killed outright.
Only for fat-accumulating non-degradable ones.
Do I hear an axe grinding against a chip on the shoulder?
Did you even read the article or are you posting in the wrong forum?
None of what you say makes sense i.r.t. to what was originally written which was about I/O speed.
I feel a whiff of aggression and forceful redrawing of maps which has not occurred in this world since the US single-handedly won WWII.
Why is the US not wading in to protect the people of X from being liberated by Y and rather make sure
☐ they democratically choose their independence
☐ something happens that has nothing at all to do with cleansing, ethnic or otherwise
☐ the rightful heir to the throne of the uniformed goons is a friend of Washington
and the people of X are given the freedoms they deserve?
Of course, of course. But so what?
well most intelligent users have switched off all updates ages ago, using a better browser and good malware / AV protection...
A suicide pact note found on an Internet?
Mayn reasons are possible:
1) Prima Donna programmers
2) Assertions, Bounds-checking, Lint, Fuzz Testing or even proprer programming languages have not been heard of
3) Dunning Kruger effect (the one on the bad side)
4) "You have USD 1000 to implement this in 2 days, it's just simple compression"
5) Freshmen devs with no guiding hand
6) Rank incompetence everywhere
7) Licensing code or using FLOSS? That's so unmanly!
any business with Russian Intelligence is against the most recent trade embargo
This kind of statement reaches new levels of retardation.
Anyway, dear American: Why don't you take your trade embargo and stick it where the sun don't shine. Please take the wife of Kagan with you. If you absolutely must defend Ukraine against the naughtiness of federalism and keep it safe for nazi-aligned oligarchs by way of forceful NATO integration, why don't you reimburse the EU for damages and consequences?
In my book, that makes it time to install April's patches.
I am now texting you about this update policy on your server screen from a Pakistani Internet café.
It's not the meat....
Agriculture accounts for 80 percent of the state’s water consumption, but 2 percent of the state’s economy. To spell it out a little more clearly: Under Jerry’s Brown water plan, it’s fine to use a gallon of subsidized water to grow a single almond in a desert, but if you take a shower that’s too long, prepare to be fined up to $500 per day. The fact that the growers, who remain a powerful interest group in California, happen to be exempt from water restrictions reminds us that water is not allocated according to any functional market system, but is allocated through political means by politicians and government agents.
a company with millions of dollars in funding and seeking to protect its intellectual property
"IP protection" for IoT shit is a no-no. I don't want crap black-box software hidden away in corners that I can't even reach and that have been transformed to festering boils of insecurity because of neglect by the company responsible. Open Source and standardize or just go die in a corner, crap peddler!
Your physics says you don't
And old Einstein says you won't
And I'm boilin' up inside
Ain't no way I'm gonna be slow this time
Tie your Lightspeed down
Tie your Lightspeed down
Lock your photons out of doors
I don't need them whizzing 'round
Tie your Lightspeed down
Tie your Lightspeed down
We gonna be FTL tonight
That would mean those metals would be quite a bit less precious once mined.