2216 posts • joined Friday 27th April 2007 15:21 GMT
"The first of the critical flaws lies within the handling of TIFF image files"
Oh crap, I was using this as a way to make my steganographic messages self destruct. Now I'll have to rely on the DMCA to keep the NSA from reading my letters to mom.
At least the First Lady looks... Say, I wonder where Bo and Sunny are staying now that Barack is sleeping in their house.
Too little, too late?
They might as well extend the XP support period until 2015 which is when most people will next upgrade unless they absolutely have to.
Re: Nice job...
Here I was thinking the 'de-confliction' teams was to make it easier to spy on NSA players. You never know if one of them is a double agent and conveniently using WoW to transfer information to their handler. Then again it could be to prevent anyone spying on the latest talks between Obama and Kim Jong Un.
Re: pre-mixed pellets
Yes, the second link in the article shows the bill of material and it is just a wire feed welder. It also includes a picture of a printed "sprocket" which I enclose in quotes because it's more a roughly sprocket shaped blob of metal than a proper ready to use sprocket. Given it is near net shape it could likely be finished with a bit of machining but it's no high volume production machine.
The best use I can see for this "printer" is as a home welding robot and in that regard, I'll take two with the second somewhat larger that will weld at least 1/4" steel please.
Apparently the driver didn't hesitate in exiting the vehicle, he merely had a bit of tunnel vision and didn't notice the car was burning prior to it being brought to his attention. Given the BMW drivers I am regularly forced to deal with on the highway it comes as no surprise the driver ignored the rest of the world revolving around him.
On a side note, the VLS isn't that important as Tomahawk and Harpoons can be launched from the torpedo tubes. In fact the early set of Los Angeles subs had no VLS but most if not all carried both types of missiles. That means you can stow a dozen of these drones without impacting your missile or torpedo capacity.
Re: SF seems plausible
I'd like to know more about the fuel cell powering the drone. If it's a traditional unit and the prop is driven from an electric motor it means they might have a really quiet drone on their hands. It seems reasonable that it would be used like other fuel cell powered recon drones. In that respect the SF role makes sense. It doesn't have the heat signature that a missile does to give it away and I expect the radar profile to be rather small so if it can launch five miles off shore it shouldn't be heard by anyone onshore in the intended target zone. After that, my only question is; is it really disposable or does it have some sort of recovery plan? I can't imagine they want any of the technology being available for just anyone who stumbles across the expended carcass so would it be self-destruct or recovery?
Re: Doubt it will KILL them...
The incident in Thailand back in 2000 killed three.
Completely missed the target
Even if most can't shoot and wouldn't know a lock from a stock from a barrel at least some of us know what the whole point of the drone delivery story was but don't worry your AC head over it, I'll give you a hint. Consider exactly what he said on one of the most highly rated television shows, just after the showing of a very popular televised game which just happened to be played on the evening before a day that has come to be known in the U.S. as Cyber Monday and shortly after the start of the busiest shopping orgy of the year.
There's a season where the best press is free and Bezos sure knows a turkey shoot when he
sees one sets one up.
Re: A bodacious attempt, it sits well with this commentard.
"Recouped by a few bets with fellow students about getting the article published."
If he was cunning enough to make the bets with sufficiently vague wording, he may have won already.
Re: My little pony
So is "nagging" the word to use in front of the children for what happens to
old nags little ponies at the knacker's?
Oh one more question, what gas do they use for the "re-education" camp?
Re: When I "floated" this as a use of technology...
I find it odd they thought the infrastructure cost was the big hurdle. In most ventures like this the capital cost of the equipment is fairly trivial unless they go through drones like bubble gum and I don't think it's fair to judge a drone by a video. The killer is going to be the cost of competing services and I find it likely that they have no interest in doing urban delivery this way at all.
Consider in a population dense city there are likely couriers and delivery vehicles every few blocks. In an urban environment there might be 'hot drop' zones where a drone would drop a set of packages in front of the roving delivery vehicle which then goes the last mile. Where I see the most benefit is in rural areas where you don't have to send out a three ton truck some twenty plus miles to deliver a package weighing a kilo or so. Lets be honest, the long legs are going by traditional means and it's only the odd delivery leg that gets a drone because there isn't a standard delivery route that way.
As far as nearby airports are concerned, stay out of any nearby TRSA/TCA just like most every other small/sport plane or ultralight would and be done with it.
The question then becomes, how long will it be before the big players start doing the exact same thing? It seems to me the lines could be injected into any EULA including ones from Apple, Google or Microsoft and it could be written into the OS or worse, anything produced with Xcode, Visual Studio, etc.
I currently use virtualbox on my laptop for simple OS testing and to maintain a portable firewall (first m0n0wall now pfsense) when I'm traveling. I haven't played much beyond that but I figured it was time to at least start figuring it out. Toward that end I'm building, as money allows, a small HA cluster (3 machines) to run Xen figuring if it's good enough for Amazon's EC2 it would be good enough for anything I could throw at it and, as I understand it, will also run Windows without modification even though it uses paravirtualization. I'm hoping others who are more knowledgeable will chime in if I'm wrong.
For the hardware I'm keeping it simple with price being the main factor. For the CPU I'm looking at the Opteron 4334 and Xeon E3-1220 since they support AMD-V and VT-[x,d] respectively, are fairly cheap (~$200) and easily upgraded. Each box will get a (probably) SuperMicro MB with 16 GB ram (to start, budget dependent). I'm assuming my current NAS box can handle the system images. Unfortunately the first system never made it together as the parts were appropriated as a computer repair/upgrade for the missus so I begin again.
Perhaps Apple is angling to have another handful of sand thrown in the vaseline.
Re: Nanny state.
It's just good wholesome getting back to basics. Think of it as the internet during the early AOL and Compuserve days only with less available content; sort of like a BBS or usenet without .alt or much else for that matter.
Re: Suppose Apple gave a contract
Is it me or does this sound an awful lot like the contract they did with e-book publishers.
It seems some have started to answer this question.
Re: That is a nice...
Ok, now I'm confused. What does that mean for the Win 8.1 flavor that ships on the laptab? Do they ship with 64 bit Windows or 32 bit? Presumably the 4gb ram version won't be upgradeable either since it sounds like it's soldered on the board.
Re: MicroUSB Charging
"as a complete recharge can take about 8 hours... but it clocked up 6hrs 18mins on PCMark 8's arduous battery test,"
So that means the charger can't keep up with the discharge rate when you're really flogging it and assuming everything is perfect and accurate it will run out of juice from a fully charged state in about 30 hours when plugged in. Seems reasonable since it can sleep and recharge when I would but I'd prefer a proper charger regardless.
Re: Let's call it
Beat me to it. On the plusgood side, once prolefeed is fullwise pre-filtered of oldspeak at least you persons on Airstrip One will be free from worry about the thinkpol telescreening your newspeak like the rest of us in Oceania.
Re: I love innovation
The reason most APs use 1, 6 or 11 is because those frequencies, 2.412, 2.437 & 2.462 GHz, don't overlap with 20 MHz wide channels given the 5 MHz channel separation. In short, it's impossible to make sure your AP "never uses 1, 6 and 11" because there aren't any other non-overlapping channels in between. Note that channels are typically 20 MHz wide in the 5 GHz range so overlap isn't as much of a problem
Currently where I am, according to inSSIDer, there are 6 APs on channel 1, 5 APs on channel 6 and 8 APs on 11 so my best bet would be channel 1 except there are also one AP on each of channels 2, 3, 4 and 7 plus a pair on channel 9. Yes, there really are 25 APs. That means there are 9 APs working at least partly on channel 1, 11 APs working in the frequency range of channel 6 and 11 APs operating in the range of channel 11.
Now lets look at the channels that "avoid" these three major channels. There are 14 devices working in the 20 MHz band around channel 2, 15 devices in each band for channels 3 & 4, 16 devices in channel bands 9 & 10, 17 devices overlapping in the "empty" channel bands 5 & 8 and a peak of 18 devices overlapping channel 7. Notice that each of these are worse than the 9 or 11 devices working on channels 1, 6 and 11 and in fact channel 1 would be my best bet but I'm running at 5 GHz and have it all to myself since the neighbor, who was also on 5 GHz, moved a few months ago.
Re: Pictures please
Does this help?
Re: @ AC 14:14
Oh, here I thought the take-away from the article was that the most secure OSs were Novell Netware and AS/400 but it seems TheVogon is right in that IIS 8 and 8.5 were invulnerable a few years before they were released. Seriously it really would be nice for sites like this to have unrestricted information and access to all the data on a single page so you could get useful metrics, perhaps one that indicated the area of the target surface and not just the number of hits on the target. Also if "Heh…just for fun!" and "I just want to be the best defacer" make up 79% of the reasons for defacing a site, it means there are a lot of bored skiddies out there.
I spy with my little eye
someone who doesn't know how to parallel park.
"... depict the aircraft, its rear wings folded, parallel parked next to two cars."
Oh, and it looks like the canard is folded as well.
"Sometimes its easier just to run along with what the average Seppo thinks is their history than try to explain it to them yet again."
A bunch of thieves stumbled across a place they didn't know existed and proceeded to rape and pillage in the name of some far off king and god destroying the culture and impoverishing the people that existed before they arrived and continue to do so. Before that it was likely a bunch of nomads looking for a place to find new and interesting plants and animals and eat them. What's to explain?
They track you anyway
I took my mother to return pjs she had bought for my niece but she couldn't find her receipt. The nice lady at the desk said it wasn't a problem because the tag was still on. She scanned the tag and asked, "Mrs. Ito your refund is $x.xx, would you like that put back on your "xyz" card?" My mother said sure and the young lady hit a few keys and handed her a slip to sign and said she was all set. As we walked out I asked my mother how the employee knew her name because my mother never said it. She never had to hand over her card or tell the clerk which card or even that she bought it with a discount. As proof that it's all connected, the original purchase was in San Francisco and the return was in Los Angeles and all the information was pulled up just by scanning the tag on the clothes, no questions asked.
Re: don't they know any anatomy?
It's ok, they don't know boats either. A Dhow is a lateen rig and it's pretty clear that building has a wishbone boom and I do believe that's a whisker pole on the genny.
Re: Other uses
3D printing is certainly for those situations where hard tooling is too expensive or when several iterations with slight changes need to be done before the design is finalized.
You might want to check out a process called powder forging that has become very common for automotive components.
A little off
The probe reads to 115 °C which is fine but the page says 150 °C (302 °F) is the max temperature it can tolerate. I don't know about anyone else but my oven isn't that accurate and I'm a fan of the two temp method, starting at 475 °F (as high as my current oven goes) for about a half hour then backing off to 350 °F to finish. That means I won't be using this probe for a turkey but a braised brisket, maybe.
Re: In light of this
This is actually a rather poor example that "corporations have to be lashed by legislation". Following a few simple links you can find out that you are free to install the software yourself. Well, free meaning $2.50/month. The question is what was the actual deal that was offered and rejected? Could it be one that shifts most of the burden to the network operators and the profits to Sammy and the software company?
Perhaps some company went running to outspoken DA Gascón and whinging about the operators not accepting their lousy deal because they are mean and aren't thinking of the children and the hero of the hour then dutifully ran to the NY Times to proclaim how evil the network operators are. Don't get me wrong, the network operators are likely evil but no more so than any other company. The problem is that most people buy the phone on the operator's plan, don't see the true cost of the phone and probably don't want to know. In the end, the consumer is usually capable of caring for himself albeit at the cost of self education of how the system works. Our superhero DA, like the corporations, don't really want the consumer to be so educated because both lose power.
I get that phone theft is akin to disease and near universal kill switches on the phones will provide herd immunity but that isn't going to happen if only a handful of Sammy phones are so equipped. It has to be something standardized and portable in order to make it universal, or nearly so, and easy for anyone to implement so you don't get locked in to a single company.
Noses serve other functions besides just raw air flow and three come readily to mind; heating, humidification and filtration. Much of these function is handled by the turbinates and mucosa which are, hopefully, in the less visible parts of the nose. While the nose does a good job, airlines and scuba systems pose particular problems to respiration in that airplanes tend to have very dry air leading to nasal discomfort and scuba systems typically require breathing through the mouth leading to increased dehydration and heat loss. This is magnified for technical divers breathing tri-mix as it contains helium which is an excellent thermal conductor.
That's along the lines of what I envision too. Some sort of Macpad Air Ultralite running iOS to compete with an MS Surface Pro.
$ sudo umount /dev/cheek -tongue
Doh, cut and past or estimate. I should just pick one. Pretend the above reads "just under 19,000".
In 2007 Apple had just under 18,987 employees and 200 Apple Stores. How many folks does it take to staff 200 stores? According to asymco the average number of employees per store was 37 so that means 7400 people, nearly 39%, were working in the stores, not on the iPhone project. That leaves 61% of employees available to work on the iPhone. Now you might convince me that 'almost everyone' else was working on the iPhone but who would that leave for working on other projects like the dual platform OS X 10.5 aka Leopard, Time Machine, and Spaces? You might convince me that all the iTunes employees working on version 7 of both OS X and Windows platforms could be classed as working on iPhone but would that even come to 50% of all Apple employees? I'm assuming that 'almost everyone' would be at least 50% of employees. Of course I'm also assuming they contract other companies to handle the building maintenance, toilets, document disposal, etc. so those folks don't count directly toward Apple's head count.
Oh, and I like Apple just fine. Granted I sold most of my stock early between $600 and $650 before the $700 peak but no worries, I got back in partially at $450 recently.
Hello, is this Bullshit?
The iPhone came out in 2007 so it's likely that it was in the works for some time before that so let's see if we can pinpoint exactly when they went "all in".
The first Apple Store appeared in 2001 and the first international Apple Store opened in 2003 and the expansion continued throughout the decade and by 2007 they had just opened their 200th store.
Mac Mini released 2005 with G4 processor.
Apple announced the transition from PPC to Intel chips in 2005 for all computer lines including the newly released Mac Mini and had finished the transition in late 2006.
iTunes Music Store reaches 1,000,000,000 songs sold in 2006.
Apple TV was released in January 2007 and is now in its third generation.
Apple's biggest year of revenue growth was the pre-iPhone year 2005 when it was 68% and net sales went from $8B to nearly $14B with net sales climbing every year since 2003.
The post iPhone introduction years have seen transformations across the iPod line, the introduction of the iPad, continual expansion of the iTunes store, introduction of the Genius Bar at Apple Stores which now number over 350 worldwide, regular updates to the computer lines including the Mac Pro in a can and Phil Schiller, with the perfectly appropriate name, wants us to believe the rest of the company came to a screeching halt as Apple worked on the iPhone. My that's a big steamy pile there Phil.
Re: Too confusing - really?
I would have never guessed that the 3 buttons was so confusing but it must have be true. Computers were so much easier back in the day. Now it finally makes sense why people I knew liked Apple computers with Mac OS System 6, it only had one button square button in the corner of the window where Windows 2.0 had a confusing array with a "-" button in the top left corner and two arrow buttons on the right.
I can now see the future of computing. Apps will look like the current annoying error box pop-ups containing a pointless message and a single lonely button [OK].
"Governments are kinda stuck handling the unprofitable market segments making up for the failings of the market."
Don't forget that it tends to be government that makes the market segment unprofitable in the first place.
Re: Not quite true
"GFLOPS = CPU GFLOPS + GPU GFLOPS = CPU Core Freq (3.7 Ghz) x Core count (4) x 8 + GPU Core Freq (720MHz) x Radeon Core (512) x 2."
Going one step further, this equation indicates to me that each CPU core is capable of delivering 8 FLOP/clock and each Radeon processing unit does 2 FLOP/clock. If that is true they would be better off running 192 CPU cores at 720 MHz, getting 1.1 TFLOPS and be done with it but I'm guessing it isn't quite that easy.
Disirregardlessly, I'm looking forward to seeing these flogged. The icon is liquid cooling for the inevitable gramma nazi even though my gramma preferred scotch.
"it’s like Bluetooth earphones: everyone wears them for a couple of weeks and then they take them out."
So that boils down to what? $500-700 per week. At that price it will only be the folks with more dollars than sense who buys one and uses it for a few weeks.
At that price it will only be the folks with more dollars than sense who buys one.
Re: Now there's a name
In my experience, so does every other State and the US DOJ. The difference is they aren't quite so up front about it name wise. On the bright side it means we know exactly who will be running for Congress in the next election.
Re: They saved the guy from himself
I imagine that is what he was going for along with the likely video evidence he would wind up bringing to the police harassment suit. Truth be told, he could probably make quite a bit of cash before the plods caught on and might even get restraining orders against some individual officers. It seems pretty well thought out considering the alternate plate so we know he was spoiling for a fight. By denying his first choice the DMV played into the trap so he can get some extra publicity and perhaps harassed by cops who really have no sense of self control and are offended by learning of the request.
Sintered and laser sintered are different things. Traditionally sintered parts are formed in a mold with the temperature controlled very tightly over a period of time while the entire part fuses together. In the laser sintering used here the laser only heats the top layer of the powder fusing it to the previously fused layers. Because traditional sintering makes the entire part in one shot it tends to be considerably faster.
The connecting rods you speak of are generally made in a process many people are calling powder forging where the initial part is first sintered, more or less traditionally, and then brought up to forging temperature and compressed (forged) to final density and then the rod caps are cracked off. By breaking the caps off the rods it ensures a precise fit around the bearing where flat mating surfaces are much less precise. And it isn't just BMW, nearly everyone has been using the same process for years.
Re: Danger Will Robinson
Primers won't be that hard if you know where to look. Conveniently the US Army literally wrote book on the subject. The Improvised Munitions Handbook, TM 31-210, has just about everything you'll need from reusing cases and primers to building handguns, mortars and IEDs.
Huh, that makes me wonder where I put that old manual the Marine's handed out in the early 60's. Of course if memory serves, it focused mostly on two scenarios; the first was immediate and you had to solve your problem with what is in your hand at the time and the second was the more casual wet work and they figured you'd have a claymore or at least a grenade or two handy. Then again maybe I'm thinking of the advertising brochure.
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