Nukes in space? Only the country of bears in flaming taxis can be of any assistance.
"Help me, Putin Panslavoni, you are my only hope!"
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"Help me, Putin Panslavoni, you are my only hope!"
NoScript is in action
El Reg pulls in some content from gstatic.com, which ain't forthcoming, leading to white pages and repeat pressing of F5 and/or permanent rotating "loading" icons. Since around start of last week. Any relation?
Russia's recent military adventures
I think the confused author misspelled "The US/EU political adventures". Neocons are already raising noises about Moldova, I hear. It never stops.
The performing blackadder-tier military adventures are also "us" at the moment.
> The source material is sand
Actually the source material is very clean sand. And water. And petrol, lots of petrol.
Comrade Lenin, please.
I'm not sure why anyone would choose to shut down their laptop when they could just close the lid and suspend, open lid and continue working where they left off.
Ever upgrade the kernel?
Btw, if they are Debian developers why don't they say who they actually are. Why lurk in the shadows?
Have you SEEN youtube videos where Poettering "discusses" things?
Believe me, when you're trying to figure out why your service isn't starting, systemd looks mighty nice, and upstart is pretty cute too.
To paraphrase a saying from OO programming...
People had a serious problem with properly managing service startups under the increasingly creaky SysV approach.
They thought systemd would be a nice idea.
Now they had two problems.
Next at The Register: What to do if your suspiciously organic Giant Super Robot suddenly decides to stop moving while you are comfy ensconced in the liquid-filled command podule.
it seems obvious that the whole caper is a very amateur con job being run to exploit the paranoid
Yet another one who falls for CIA decoys hook, line and sinker.
FAP before PRIVACY!
Do they have an underground express to some NSA overnight stay facility?
It would be rather cool if you waited till evening for anyone to come out. Nothing. Then at 22:00, Smoking Man exits, gets into a car and drives off...
No panic before elections, remember?
OTOH, I hear this:
If President Obama is serious about tackling Ebola, he should look to individual intiative, as Ron Paul has advised. He writes in his weekly column, “Firestone Tire and Rubber Company has successfully contained the spread of Ebola among 80,000 people living in Harbel, the Liberian town housing employees of Firestone’s Liberian plant and their families. In March, after the wife of a Firestone employee developed Ebola symptoms, Firestone constructed its own treatment center and implemented a program of quarantine and treatment. Firestone has successfully kept the Ebola virus from spreading among its employees. As of this writing, there are only three Ebola patients at Firestone’s treatment facility ... Firestone’s success in containing Ebola shows that, far from justifying new state action, the Ebola crises demonstrates that individuals acting in the free market can do a better job of containing Ebola than can governments.”
You better start quivering, do you want a visit by the party van?
I dunno but a horde generally only manages to hit one acolyte once before it breaks.
The left has declared Ebola inquiétude another tentacle of the vast right-wing conspiracy, Obama has appointed a political operator as Ebola Czar and we are even bombing Ebola somewhere in Eurasia. So why the Gartnerization?
Actually, if you look at these credentials, you will find that me and my wife are the pope.
These kind are the worst. Only organized bus trips to the Fletcher Memorial home have any chance at remediating the situation.
No, the Pak come with their own fusion engine (plus stack of edible roots and inbuilt instinct for xenocide and genetic purification)
Ayyy lamo icon, of course.
Unfortunately we have no orion-tier spacecraft ready for an intercept.
With all that comes from Jimbopedia:
"The wind exerts a pressure at 1 AU typically in the range of 1–6 nPa, although it can readily vary outside that range."
perfect absorbance: F = 4.54 μPa
perfect reflectance: F = 9.08 μPa (normal to surface)
That's three order of magnitude difference, advantage light sail.
Anyway you need a special kind of sail (actually: a set of wires) for the solar wind: Electric solar wind sail
On the other hand, I don't think the sail is supposed to interact with the solar wind. Except in the negative sense, you don't want it to pick up nasty charges.
If you are designing it right, you can orient the sail to get an orientable thrust vector, for the rest you can design your orbits correctly or do chaotic-based orbit transfers for maximum coolness.
Solar sailing has been in the "planning stages" since the mid-70s at least, with nice images by Vincent DiFate or whomever; there were even plans to have a comet-rendezvous mission use this .... now it's 2014 and it's still marked "cancelled". NASA ... just another gummint outfit.
Isn't this from the "Dirty Pair: A Plague of Angels" comic?
Rapid deployment to trigger-enabled hardware?
Actually a Cylon.
She probably has a plan or two.
On that picture, Mars looks like an angry Sunrise Haro? Not good.
... that anyone who consider it should be happy-slapped with a bat at least twice per hour for at least five months. With a
jawbreaker water-soaked pillow.
Seriously, it's something out Brave New World, I can see Ford cynically talk about great happiness for the higher castes while we bomb colored people in foreign lands that might interfere with our right to allocate the oil under their feet, because, you know, happy people are not wont to question the leadership or their edicts very much. Then everyone takes a tablet of Soma, has a mindless sex orgy with whomever is at hand (no AIDS please, we are happy), then goes home contented. THE END!!
Yeah, how is happiness maximization going to bring the capital infrastructure that brings you through the winter, saves you from (fear!) EBOLA or gives you adequate medical care? It won't. Be happy, die crappy.
Moreover, the idea that the government is in charge of maximizing anything, be it happiness or GDP (which it currently tries to nuke hard), is right up the alley of that intellectual shitter Krugman, who isn't exactly against have a war to "up the GDP" (and of course destroy everything of worth except the number). That he now whores out with happiness is a new low.
Yep, kill it with fire!
That is why we are determined to quadruple the current six-month sentence.
Why only quadruple? Whenever the government "promises" X billions to "rekindle the economy" I would think that 10*X billions to "rekindle the economy" would be better and do a faster rekindling.
THERE IS NO REASON TO HOLD BACK!
Decuple the sentence. Hell, go wild, CENTUPLE!!
It would be enough to make one open incontinent fire in utter rage.
Talking about surveillance. Did El Reg strike a surveillance deal with linkedin, the Facebook For Suits? Recently page load times have gone southwards (or may not terminate) and/or you get the forever spinning wheel after page load seems to have completed. My Firebug seems to indicate linkedin doing its stuff, whatever it is (probably nothing particulary healthy...)
Did they forget the safe word?
I suddenly feel the urge to play a bit of DEFCON.
What the Chinese demonstrated was in fact, their MISSILE DEFENSE capabilities. And missile defense [something which the U.S. *DOES NOT* have btw]
The US sure as heck tries to get it operational. The fact that the biggest gunslinger on the planet doesn't exactly manage reliable intercepts should give you a hint as to the capabilities of the cheap-and-easy Chinese efforts (Hint: 250 BEEELLLION USD for a barely working TEAM USA MANLY SYSTEM, a nice price and basically a taxpayer-funded donation to Lockheed-Martin et al., correspond to around 2 years of operations for the whole PRC military at 2014 levels.)
Yes I know but doesn't water under very high pressure become a solid?
Allah is great and will send Ebola to transform their sorry arses into festering heaps of bubbling biomass.
I raise you two decades.
You may be surprised to learn that the Eccles Building is the
Nazi Romanic-style building of the Federal Reserve located in modern babylonWashington D.C., which, contrary to its name, does not house a reserve, just a computerized print shop. Set up by Monsieur FDR who thought it might be useful to control economic busts.
The English Isles - positively Celtic, with hint of Norman barbarism.
If you pay cash for your maps, they can pull you in for "obvious effort to hide a transaction"
France may become a no-go area soon.
So who are these nogos and why do they set up shop in France?
Anyone deliberately and on purpose attacking a civilian non-combatant target by definition is a terrorist unless
he/she can reasonably claim "best effort" to have avoided "collateral damage" or manages to push through the relabeling of burnt wedding guest as "persons giving material support to terrorists" (who, one supposes, must have been in the fireball at least initially). Bonus points when the collateralized area was an UN refugee compound and "audiovisual material" can be sourced that "proves" that "shots were fired" from its general "vicinity".
Thank you. Is App-V is local VM in all but name then?
We ended up moving a lot of memory hungry JVMs from Linux to Window Server and they ran significantly faster on the exact same hardware / same JVM version!
"I have one data point, it must be true."
Surprisingly, for the rest of the world the results are on the same level.
It is the plethora of inter-process communications methods that have been bolted on since then that has necessitated the re-implementation of the original concept.
...or rather the permanent configuration clusterfuck and the leaky abstraction / runny sandbox effect?
The IPC will still be there.
So does he operate out of Novorossyia or liberated Crimea?
We always insert [a plant] in any well professional hack communities, especially if they are Russian-speaking