12 posts • joined Tuesday 24th February 2009 21:55 GMT
I just saw a vid there with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson in which a question was asked, what happens if two black holes collide. The answer was, according to the general theory of relativity, if you were to pass in between them, space is so distorted you would travel back to where you started from, before you left. Backwards time travel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAD25s53wmE good vid
Re: In other news...
>People who try to train their brains with puzzles
They must be using gentoo
El reg Blocked in China
Is dear El Reg blocked by the great firewall?
Post post burst launch
I think the decision has been made,
But what if there is a post post burst launch, ie. ballon bursts, as the assembly drops, through very little atmosphere (so ideally little turbulence), a drogue stabilizes the launch platform and allows a launch.
Action against GeoIP
I feel that the use of GeoIP is fairly distasteful in most situations, and strikes me as limiting peoples choice solely for the economic gain of a few companies.
What would be a good way to effectively protest against GeoIPs? I imagine Boycotting would not be so effective, but is there grounds to right letters of complain to those who use it?
For example, would UK taxpayers be justified in writing to the BBC to ask them to allow users from around the world access iPlayer?
-Paris, cause there's no Geo IP filter there (sorry, can't help myself)
Good coders = hackers?
I love the instant association this article makes between people good at coding, and cyber-terrorism.
Firstly I would think they are pretty different skill sets, and secondly.... What?
The commies are coming... No leaderboard is safe.
I believe this may be the real reason for the Irish banking crisis!
Secure search without logging in
You can use the secure search without logging in (I've had it as my default search for the last year):
letters and/or digits
About two years ago I installed kubuntu on the all the users pcs where I work- about 11 boxes. Never had a virus or any sort of security problem with them. We deal with a lot of email based comms from the public, and the email addresses we have are published on the web. Specifically, we use okular to view PDFs. I'm not sure what vunrabilities it has, but we have never been the victim of any. I had to install Linux acrobat reader the other day to read someones cv(I think the fonts were missing in okular)! But other then that I have never needed it (and have since removed acrobat).
For creation we use open office built in PDF export, which works fine, other then for some reason, by default, it saves PDFs in presentation mode!
I guess it depends on what you need to do, for the vast majority of users, acrobat is overkill, all they want to do is read a doc, and copy text out of it. Any extra features which are uneeded are a vunrability or bloat, in my opinion.
Lets have a fight
Eircom have the worst, most costly service anyway... but if they allow censorship, no doubt the others will follow... We'll have to fight it. Us paddies may get off our arses and do what we do best.. complain :)
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