Reminds me in some ways of "Welcome to Mars" by James Blish
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Reminds me in some ways of "Welcome to Mars" by James Blish
Torvalds says the release looks so substantial it's probably destined for Long Term Support status.
Greg K-H has already announced that he intends 4.9 to be the next long term stable. Linus commented on this in the 4th paragraph of his announcement linked to in the original article: people pushing to get their stuff ready
The last paragraph of Comodo's report (linked to by the original article):
Comodo finds it regrettable that some registries choose to offer a port 43 WHOIS service which redacts information for all registrants which even the registry themselves would normally consider to be public. We find it even more regrettable that a sub-set of those registries refuse to consider offering unredacted access to that information even when contractual and/or commercial terms (including binding restrictions on the use of that information) are offered.
Ref the typing speed, was that an African sheep or a European sheep?
And would it be spherical?
we made a decision to implement a temporary workaround to allow our small and medium-sized merchants to continue to transact. We reached out in good faith to certificate authorities to provide a few months runway to resolve this big challenge in a way that had minimal impact on merchants.
It's obviously the Ringworld Meteor Defense System in action
First, an old announcement about problems with SHA-1:
and secondly a blog posting, now deleted, but still in Bing's cache: try this link to archive.org or search Bing for the text below
Merchant security is Tyro’s priority
To summarise: after a SHA-1 to SHA-2 upgrade, some merchants had obsolete Point of Sale systems that were unable to connect. Tyro "reached out in good faith to certificate authorities to provide a few months runway to resolve this big challenge".
Just for the hell of it!
[coined in a paper by T.H. Myer and I.E. Sutherland On the Design of Display Processors, Comm. ACM, Vol. 11, no. 6, June 1968)] Term used to refer to a well-known effect whereby function in a computing system family is migrated out to special-purpose peripheral hardware for speed, then the peripheral evolves toward more computing power as it does its job, then somebody notices that it is inefficient to support two asymmetrical processors in the architecture and folds the function back into the main CPU, at which point the cycle begins again.
Several iterations of this cycle have been observed in graphics-processor design, and at least one or two in communications and floating-point processors. Also known as the Wheel of Life, the Wheel of Samsara, and other variations of the basic Hindu/Buddhist theological idea. See also blitter.
Sell the holder cheaply, make your profit out of selling lots of small bits of steel/plastic.
Your *my* wifi now!
Instead of entering 15109.8 east (i.e. 15˚ 19.8' east)
That should be 151˚ east
I briefly contracted to PYE TVT in on Coldhams Lane, Cambridge in 1984 (a real-time video editing suite for the 1986 Mexico World cup). Pye was a sub-division of Philips and the company shop sold Video 2000 recorders at a substantial discount, so there was a significant number in the area. Later I heard tales of the stock management system of e.g. Dixons sending equal numbers of cassettes to each branch, and the manager of the Cambridge branch having to call around to get them sent on to his.
Then we can start on genetically engineering a version that affects humans in order to be one step closer to triggering a zombie apocalypse
We already know of infections that cause an increase in risky behaviour. The plot of the 1977 science fiction short story The Screwfly Solution is based on a disease that causes increased male violence towards women,
conducting infection of host headers
Perhaps "conducting inspection"?
Nobody called Lady Mondegreen though?
It's Friday afternoon - I'll get my anorak.
The green color of the laser depicted above is for illustrative purposes
Also mentions one on the 17th
There are already many SmokePing graphs out there, e.g. a quick google for "smokeping linx" returns
which leads to
The Jennifer Morgue
Spoiler alert: to say any more would be giving far too much away.
Loose lips sink ships.
a company with five global offices including one in central London
United Kingdom: 90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9RZ
Again: 90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9RZ
A business address in the right place and a local contact number answered in your company name can make all the difference in business.
Our professional teams will manage your calls and handle your mail. You get a choice of prestigious addresses for your business and use of all Regus Business Centres worldwide.
The Insolvency Commissioner's blog today has an interesting post on the subject:
The job of the insolvency practitioner is to review the conduct of a company’s directors before the business became insolvent. That investigation can look at the directors’ action as much as six years before the insolvency, and even further if there are criminal claims.
Following the review, the insolvency practitioner will prepare a director report which is to be filed with the Insolvency Services, and if the report demonstrates unfit conduct, the director can face serious sanctions:
Up to ten years imprisonment, a fine or both:
* Fraudulent trading ...
Up to 7 years imprisonment, a fine or both:
* Fraud in anticipation of winding up ...
A patch has been produced for daily versions but not yet distributed for regular builds, according to researchers.
It's Bug 4501, fixed in 3.5.18
Changes to squid-3.5.19 (09 May 2016):
- Regression Bug 4515: interception proxy hangs
Changes to squid-3.5.18 (06 May 2016):
- Bug 4510: stale comment about 32KB limit on shared memory cache entries
- Bug 4509: EUI compile error on NetBSD
- Bug 4501: HTTP/1.1: normalize Host header
- Bug 4498: URL-unescape the login-info after extraction from URI
- Bug 4455: SegFault from ESIInclude::Start
- Prevent Squid forcing -b 2048 into the arguments for sslcrtd_program
- Fix TLS/SSL server handshake alert handling
What we need is a method of generating magnetic fields to induce a solar flare which will then act as a gas laser and take out the asteroid.
I'm waiting for the breech anal-ysis to be released.
"strongly encrypted passwords". I hope that they were strongly hashed (irreversible) rather then encrypted (reversible), but you need to use words that push-chair purchasers might recognise.
When I installed a very early computerised digitising system at the Ordnance Survey in Southampton. My first job was at Laser-Scan (founded by Otto Frisch). It must have been about 1980 or 1981. There was a "Fastrak" laser scanner attached to a VAX 11-780.
Here's a scan of a photo of the later design of the operator's console. A map was photographed onto a A6 negative, which was then scanned, a square mm at a time, by a red laser, and straight lines were followed automatically. The operator could select which line to follow at junctions using a tracker ball and 16 buttons (which could also be pressed as chords!). When a line had been digitised, a blue laser wrote on a piece of photochromic film sandwiched against the negative, removing it from the display.
I can remember scanning 1:1250 maps (NZ2741NW, Prebend's Bend, Durham, which was our standard demo), contour lines, and a project for the Forestry Commission where we digitised the boundaries of all the woodland in the UK (the green overlay from 1:50000 sheets, all 204 of them).
There's more history at my ex-colleague Paul's page
The concrete cows have been moved into the Milton Keynes museum.
Is this in preparation for CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN?
that is all.
> I believe, though I would like to see someone else do it first, that one can safely walk past a freshly manufactured fuel rod
When I was at school in the late 70's, someone from Sellafield/Windscale/Calder Hall came to our physics class and passed around a stick of Uranium, wrapped in polythene. It was very heavy, and rather warm.
Google / Niantic's Ingress does exactly the same thing. Lots of photos of monuments, etc.
Will they be next in the firing line? And where will it end?