Re: This is a job for......
In Aliens vs. Cowboys?
10774 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
In Aliens vs. Cowboys?
It is possible for the pilots to depressurise the fuselage AND disable the deployment of oxygen masks from the cockpit.
To the south, the Cocos Islands have a suitable airstrip, and only 600 inhabitants. This is sufficiently low for a small group of armed men to take it over.
But this didn't happen.
I hope everyone here has read Tintin: Flight 714 to Sydney to fuel ideas.
I don't see why Freescale or Iranians come into this.
Care to elaborate? You seem to be hinting at something, possible a plot for "Moonraker II: The Boeing"
Well, no. It was pretty immediately clear what happened to KAL 007 although there was never clarification about why the pilot set the autopilot so that the plane crossed soviet military territory and no-one in the cockpit realized that the sun not being where it should be supposed to be (i.e. over the horizon) meant they were off course.
Due to the cost of parking at an international airport most in service airliners spend more time airborne than on the ground.
It's also a good strategy to avoid the meteorites that periodically hit airports.
Absolute real-time GPS tracking of -every- commercial airplane everywhere on the planet. Period.
Step up with your tax dollars, gramps.
"now, don't you dare threaten to dump our treasuries again"
3.5 tonnes of Gold?
Yeah, that's gonna be comporable to the multi-trillion unredeemable debt crater that must NEVER EVER be though of as unredeemable.
But not that Saudis hold more of these.
"Most obvious one first, pilot and co-pilot should have different religions."
30 years war IN THE COCKPIT!
Who knows what lengths the US would go to to get at him.
You would be able to express them in nautical miles.
"Religion knows no logic, and this is by far and a way the simplest answer."
Naturally, Iran is claiming that the evidence against them is a conspiracy by 'Zionists'.
Well, Robert Fisk always claimed that Pan Am was actually payback for the massacre of that Iranian airbus by "Robocruiser" aka. USS Vincennes, an act rewarded by "medals of courage" instead of immediate shitcanning of the whole crew, so I guess why not.
Pirx dashed out into the corridor. Quick—outside! Get your ass into the pressure chamber! He got as far as the airtight door; as he was racing past the kitchen, something black against white had caught his eye. The photographic plates! They were lying right where he had dropped them in all the panic over his partner’s sudden disappearance…
He stood before the chamber door, too dumbfounded to move.
The whole thing was like a replay, a repeat performance. Langner cuts out in the middle of making supper, I take off after him, and—neither of us comes back. The hatch will be open… In a few hours the Tsiolkovsky team will start radioing the station… No one will answer…
I guess they have been infected, too.
I would think if they are correctly "educated" (as opposed to today's "edulcorated"), they would be hired forthwith and no "reporting" would be needed.
What this article makes me think
is that we don't have enough technical jobs in this country any more
due to all the outsourcing, so now we've got to find something for the technically-oriented to do which isn't actually technical
Intredasting! I sure will subscribe to your newsletter.
Now I know where the idea of Cylons comes from!!
On its current balance sheet the company lists its assets as consisting of 2,000 bitcoins (plus $32 mn. in fiat), and offsetting liabilities of 750,000 bitcoins (and another $55 mn of fiat claims against it). There is a clearly a big hole to fill. More troubling is that Mt. Gox notes that this theft of its bitcoins took place over a five-year period. Furthermore the company now confirms that the loss is due to the “transaction malleability” issue with the bitcoin protocol (which I discussed here as a reason Mt. Gox held only fractional reserves).
In other words, over a five-year period the bitcoin bank went from a (presumably) 100% reserve ratio to holding less than 3% reserves… and no one noticed!
Here is the critical fault with fractional-reserve banking that rarely gets discussed. When someone deposits a good it is not because he does not want to use it. Nor does that good represent some idle resource until it is asked for. People who support fractional-reserve banking of both the centralized and “free” varieties are both of the opinion that deposits are idle cash and no one is harmed when a bank puts them to good use.....
I think last time I checked, you could simply chroot out of a chroot "jail". I don't think it ever was designed to be a security feature.
So what do you think it was designed to be for?
To "break out", you need to be root. This is already a little bit of an impediment:
It should be noted that this document was written with protecting web servers from rogue CGI scripts in mind. Therefore it is not unreasonable to assume that a user has access to a Perl interpreter. It is then a matter for the user to gain root access via security holes on the box running the web server. Whilst this is outside the topic of the document, an attacker could make use of application programs which are setuid-root and have security holes within them. In a well maintained chroot() area such programs should not exist. However, it should be noted that maintaining a chroot()ed environment is a non-trival task, for example system patches which fix such security holes will not know about the copies of the programs within the chroot()ed area. Ensuring that there are no setuid-root executables within the padded cell is going to be a must.
Well, today we have Virtual Machines.
There is no fun in watching cats falling down stairs on secure software!
It could also be because you are nearer the ocean,
TIme to move to Hollande.
Free public transit in Paris?
You don't get a place even if you PAY!
Korea Vietnam Afghanistan Iraq....
It's straightforward Ballmerization, I say!
Hillary, please leave.
You got a downvote.
This, I think, means that no-one knows, but some people get unreasonably excited whenever the Cloud is mentioned .... because ....
THOSE WHO MOVE THEIR STUFF INTO THE CLOUD APPEASE HITLER IN MUNICH!
"So I make an API call to move VMs w/ 'persistent' volumes and — depending on my command line client version — my VM is accidentally nuked?"
Deal with it!
> At 28 my cynicism doesn't kick in as soon as it should.
Kids these days.
I always thought "operatives" are the guys that know about trigger discipline when handling silenced M4s?
Anyone have any idea if the employee information was obfuscated in any way or if the hackers found it available in plain text?
Well, Alexandra from HR will be royally pissed if she's unable to handle employee data because they were "obfuscated in any way".
Most data stores are not improved by hashing or obfuscating them.
Rather, an illegal copying of data.
No, it wasn't some guy digging a well in the desert. Deserts have never been referred to as "the deep."
Well, come back if you find the original sumerian text and can do an appropriate translation. Otherwise we will never get to the matter of the semantics of the above phrase.
Next stop: graveyard of the mastodonts!
The solar system was full of major hunks of rock previously; indeed the Earth-Moon system comes out of collision of a pair of those. So finding stuff like this in the heaven sure is possible.
However, the "planet between Mars and Jupiter" is unworkable as the whole asteroid belt only has a few percent of the mass needed for a honest-to-god planet.
Except now it looks likely that it does make sense
Yah, ok, how does it make sense?
Some guy writes about digging wells in his desert patch which will help him irrigate the stones, and this is somehow relevant to H20 mixed in siilica, carbon and iron masses a few thousand km below your feet?
A likely story!
But at least you always get that image of the pretty girl with a rucksack throwing you a glowing smile.
Finding out is the first exercise.
AFAIK that might depend on whether there is a lack of "metal" in the star. You also need to be in a cone centered on the axis of rotation to get, and whether you are within a cone centered on the axis of rotation to get a good atmosphere-reforming blast.
Better than a star that is yellow inside.
This must be the Doge Star.
FUCK! Can't reach the drinks from down here.
It's hard being a midget.
Could someone please ... give me a little push?
"The madness is spreading"
Clearly, Chtulhu is up and about and looking people in the eye. I think this ain't gonna end well.
I think the leftist slant has been markedly increased though!
And tomorrow, there will be another overvalued kid on the block..
I think a new dot-com crash is coming...
Ohh! And here I was thinking "THE FUNDAMENTALS ARE STRONK!"
Ben Bernanke confided on January 14 that he is unaware of any new method of stimulating economic growth. Bernanke said: “As far as I’m aware, there’s no completely new method that we haven’t [already tapped].” So Helicopter Ben has run out of innovative and unconventional ways to create new money. Lest you be tempted to breathe a bit easier, however, rest assured that the now conventional method of quantitative easing, involving the Fed’s monthly purchase of $85 billion worth of mortgage-backed and U.S. government securities, seems to be working just fine according to Bernanke and he foresees its continuation. Noting the stubbornly high unemployment rate combined with the low inflation rate in the U.S. economy, Bernanke stated, “That is the case for being aggressive, which we are trying to do.” Although he is “cautiously optimistic,” he does promise to closely monitor the risks, efficacy, costs, and benefits of this inflationary policy.
I guess the rapid asset price run-up in stock and commodities markets, which are nearly back to financial bubble levels, and booming farmland prices do not count in Bernanke’s benefit-cost calculus. More likely, Bernanke accounts them as a benefit, which, via the “wealth effect,” will induce another debt-driven consumption spree on the part of the American public that will stimulate economic growth, i.e., create another bubble economy.