100 posts • joined 12 Jul 2008
My first job was working for Laser-Scan in Cambridge, a company founded by Otto Frisch. He died shortly after I joined, however my colleagues knew him very well. His and Rudolf Peierls' 1940 memorandum worked out how only a small amount of fissionable material was required and described the effects of the blast.
What would it make of Hanny's Voorwerp? I would hope it would flag such anomalies up for human investigation.
At last, the OS has an alternative to the Silverlight interface that I have been complaining to them about for years.
* National Physical Laboratory is still advertising the leap second
$ date; ntpq -c "mrv &1 &999 leap,srcadr,stratum"
Wed 1 Jul 15:07:44 BST 2015
srcadr=184.108.40.206, leap=01, stratum=2
$ host ntp2.npl.co.uk
ntpsvr2.npl.co.uk has address 220.127.116.11
* A large number of servers didn't, list of servers by country code:
* Google servers (time[1-4].google.com) didn't advertise the leap second, and slewed rather than stepped for the 12 hours before and after, (which was exactly by Google's design).
(Also an interesting "discussion" on systemd's use of them by default)
* And one server didn't advertise it, was OK for a while after 00:00:00 UTC, and is now about a second out
-ntp0.ovh.net .GPS. 1 u 337 1024 373 2.691 997.187 920.966
Probably due to an issue with its GPS interface
Crunching through these numbers we find that there is no gender pay gap among people under the age of 30. There is a small one among the next age group, and that persists, even widening out as we get up to people in their 60s.
Could the explanation for this be that well paid, married, women will tend to retire at 60 (or even earlier), less well paid women will slog on.
UK court case establishing a much broader principle back in 2001:
Demon Internet didn't remove a Usenet posting from its servers after being requested to do so. Court found against Demon.
in his novel / film "2010" (though that was Jupiter, not Mars, and it was aerocapture, not aerobraking, but the principle's the same).
Chlorine dioxide is used to kill Legionella bacteria, responsible for Legionnaires’ disease
its particles scream out at nearly 70 per cent of light speed along its rotation access
Staxton Wold is less than 5km from GCHQ Scarborough, as mentioned Yesterday
They are both on hills, with low ground in between and probably have line-of-sight between them
A good time to start learning Welsh and conduct all my business in it
Alan Cox started learning Welsh a decade or more ago. What did he know that we've only just found out?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Pregerson (with an "o")
Exactly 70 years ago he was "severely wounded in the Battle of Okinawa".
Dean (also a judge) is his son, born after the war ended.
0x7FFFFFFF = 2147483647
2147483647 / 60 / 60 / 24 / 100 = 248.551
Clearly the Vodaphone web creators have never read https://www.mjt.me.uk/posts/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-addresses/
Bo’ness, Westward Ho!
somebody's upsetting the apple cart.
and this article is referenced
"Chinaman in the middle attack"
I recognise that reservoir: Ringstone Edge, B6114.
A nicer day when Google's streetview car drove by, though.
Nuisance Calls. Brighton. That rings a bell.
a stage play?
More than one:
* The ICA in London (clashed with my finals, didn't get a ticket in advance, turned up anyway and saw it up to the destruction of the earth).
* I also went to the the production at the Rainbow Theatre, Islington.
* Theatre Clwyd did it too, saw it when it was at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge.
Knowing what to google for, there was a web site on the subject:
but it seems to be showing default content at the moment. Wayback machine:
> Sri Kanda mountain on the island of Taprobane
Oooh - that's the second time today I can mention butterflies.
> We won’t be able to know for sure until someone invents a time machine and goes back 150 million years to when Sophie was roaming the landscape in what is now North America
Don't step on any butterflies.
Bilbo Baggins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGF5ROpjRAU
Robert Graham has gone further and decrypted the private key for the certificate, which is installed as trusted on who-knows-how-many systems.
They will ban them from their premises, just as they did with Furbies back in '99
Doesn't look as if El Reg covered it back then
telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl 666
1) Without fixed IP addresses that can be reached from the wider Internet (NAT'd addresses are effectively firewalled), IOT devices will need central servers, which allows the IOT manufacturers to charge for the service. Want to set your TV to record? No way to connect directly to it from your smartphone, you'll have to connect to a server and hope your TV also polls in time.
2) It is currently impossible to start a new ISP or hosting provider in the UK. That's a nice (anti) competitive advantage for the incumbents.
> sensors on riverbanks could measure the flow of rivers
Do they mean like this:
Really useful if I'm thinking of going caving
> A couple of cross platform scripts that could test all the major browsers
> and web servers for compliance would be a lot of help too.
The server test is already updated to test for CVE-2014-8730
> There seems to be a need for a central page somewhere that says, quite
> What protocols are safe
> How to configure popular software to use those protocols
is a good start
With all those roundabouts at MK, will the cars be Turning Complete?
Forgotten this article?
> Anti-spyware company Lavasoft AB is now owned by a set of online entrepreneurs who have been linked with misleading websites.
From: Russ Dill
This patch provides the FTDI genuine product verification steps
as contained within the new 2.12.00 official release. It ensures
that counterfeiters don't exploit engineering investment made
by FTDI. Counterfeit ICs are destroying innovation in the
+ /* Attempt to set Vendor ID to 0 */
+ eeprom_data = 0;
+ /* Calculate new checksum to avoid bricking devices */
+ checksum = ftdi_checksum(eeprom_data, eeprom_size);
+ /* Verify EEPROM programming behavior/nonbehavior */
+ write_eeprom(port, 1, 0);
+ write_eeprom(port, eeprom_size - 1, checksum);
It looks familiar, and no wonder: the design of the PERQ I remember from the early 80s was influenced by the Xerox Alto.
The FORTRAN compiler used to grab some of the screen RAM, resulting in random flashes over half the screen.
One thing not mentioned - use 24 or 48 volts, rather than 12V. Of course, all your electrical equipment: radio, lights, etc. needs changing or adapting, but your alternator, starter motor and a lot of cable all become a lot lighter.
The old army air portable Land-Rovers run off 24V
Almost impossible to retro-fit to an old vehicle, but previous proposals for a voltage of about 40 to 48 volts are being resurrected.
IT angle: Wythenshawe was where the Ferranti Argus computer was developed.
Can I suggest a name: "hassle"
I know about zip bombs and xml bombs, anyone know anything about json bombs?
and another: 18.104.22.168/24
$ host adelogs.adobe.com
adelogs.adobe.com is an alias for adelogs.wip4.adobe.com.
adelogs.wip4.adobe.com has address 22.214.171.124
$ whois 126.96.36.199
inetnum: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
descr: Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd.
> The marketing geniuses at Belkin, the consumer networking vendor, have dreamed up a new form of spam - ads served to your desktop, by way of its wireless router
> The router would grab a random HTTP connection every eight hours and redirect it to Belkin’s (push) advertised web page.
It's been "Shuffling Zombie Juror" since 3.14
The name comes from Linus' walking desk:
at which he can only shuffle slowly and from the jury duty he did back
Now can I have a fulgin cloak? And a sword, too, please