2967 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
A remotely controlled model plane .......
... that provides an encrypted voice and data service to anyone who has the appropriate (and inexpensive) ground equiment? I'd be surprised if the security services allowed this to happen. Expect strict laws and severe penalties for any unauthorised person in possession of such equipment.
Ah, the memories
Good old Eadon. I wonder what he'd say?
Re: Beware the nanoprobes!
We are Festival. Entertain us (or else)!
Re: It only applies to women - apparently
I believe this style (quite common in Google sourced text) is intended to address the historic imbalance of written gender representation, because it is felt to be 'a good thing to do'.
My personal preference would be to write, "When one is presented with a warning which advises one that proceeding further will compromise one's computer security ....etc". People always laugh at me when I do that so I've stopped bothering.
"... very graceful choreography ..."
He must know some totally useless dancers.
Note: Yorkshire Sculpture Park is in the grounds of Bretton Park, a mile up the A637 from J38 of the M1. It's a nice place for a relaxing day out for the entire family. As well as the 'modern' sculpture exhibitions, there are the original buildings of the country house and also one of the finest yew hedges I've ever seen (10 years ago).
We're very worried that Mr. Jones has't paid his council tax because he usually pays it on time and he's not answering calls to his house phone or mobile. There's a possibility that he's developed amnesia and wandered off and may be in danger. Can we see his mobile phone records so we can contact his friends, or maybe the police can track him for us?
re. 14 reasons ....
I think Reason 1. was thrown in by Steve Balmer at the last minute.
If it's tidally locked .....
Then wouldn't any atmospheric conditions settle down to an equilibrium state, with maybe a bit of mixing turbulance around the terminator line? (As you can probably tell, I'm not an expert in exoplanet climatalogy.)
The oven has its own Twitter feed!?
When 'the internet of things' is fully upon us, NSA/GCHQ/etc will be overwhelmed with data traffic for storage and analysis.
The greatest invention ever
" ... and advertising revenues.."
Is there anything that can't be financed by advertising? It's marvellous.
At night ......
....when few people are using them, will the cars prowl around and exhibit feral pack behaviour?
Re: Linux is one or 2 percent...
What you can do next is argue that iOS came from some kind of UNIX derivative and so the majority of traffic is actually UNIX traffic. It really does rule the world, quietly and without fuss.
If the triple point of water can be calculated to happen under certain conditions, thus providing a reference situation for checking instrument measurement (temperature in this case); can the required conditions for another physical situation, happening at a much lower temperature, be calculated? e.g. the triple point of some gaseous element or anything else you can think of that happens at very low temperatures.
Re: WOW !
Any biologist, even a student, will tell you that mice can harbour a variety of viruses. Sometimes, an interdisciplinary approach is needed.
This is what happens .....
... with trials about 'rubber-bands'. Boing-Boing!
I remember now .....
Some NAND gates, a 5V power supply, some switches, some LEDS, .... There's nothing difficult or expensive or 'hard to understand' about it.
The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one.
Re: Public / Private keys
They forgot to encrypt the private key - doh!
Shot ... foot
Nobody wanted to give him asylum (as far as I read it). The the US leans on its allies/dependants to get heavy for them and suddenly three countries will lay out the red carpet for him. Snowden must have sympathetic admirers high up in the US establishment.
Re: Snoop proofing the snoopers
And that depends on how big or far-away the cow is.
Re: I want what I'm used to! It still does the job!
For large documents with lots of narrative text, I use a set (for structure) of .txt files and just keep typing and proof reading (multi tab editor) until I thnk it's right. Only then do I copy/paste into Word/LO and start to think about page layout and paragraph trimming, etc.
I know what it does, which toolbar it's supposed to be on and I know exactly what the icon looks like. Why should I remember the name?
Re: Yes, but
So cynical, but oh so true.
If you know this, then you design the built system capacity to take account of the projected loss. For grid storage systems, the mass and physical size of the battery will not be an important consideration compared to the initial capital cost and ongoing maintenance/replacement costs.. As long as the capacity loss settles down to a known final lower value, you can plan for this.
I would think that small animals would be able to produce ultrasonic farts, because of small size, resonant cavities and structures, etc. Has this been investigated?
Were these patents found down the back of a filing cabinet during an office clear out? Why the timing?
You need the foam rubber one for this. Maybe over the tinfoil one if you like.
She's creating (artistic) wealth by destroying (materialistic) wealth. Can't you see the beauty of transmutation there?
Re: Lazy users, lazy politicians
If 'jacasta' is an anagram, then it's a freaky, cryptic anagram by someone who enjoys punishment. Ah, .......
I met James Cameron in a London hotel bar once.
I told him about my idea for a family film called Smurfs In Space. He did a lot of smiling and nodding for a couple of minutes then rushed away. He was obviously going back to his room to take notes before he forgot the details of what I said.
Re: 10 *years* to get a national firearms register, a fair chunk of whose data they already had.
If for any reason the police show an interest in my car, within a very short time over the radio they can find out my name, address, if the car has insurance and if it has an MoT certificate. Perhaps the development of that computer system didn't involve any police authority imput.
Re: @Martin (was: ...or words to that EFFECT...)
Relax Martin. There's no need to loose sleep over this sort of thing.
Once again, patenting the obvious
If I know how p2p and torrent systems work, and I am in the position of being able to monitor and analyse the traffic; then of course I can do this. It's not difficult to figure out.
The next 'must have' item will be ......
... a gun that plays a cute ringtone when you chamber a round.
Excuse me while I fire off a few text messages
Yes, it is a stupid idea.
Re: Square bullets
Rifling ... square bullets ..... gas sealing ...... My brain just collapsed.
Re: Ownershipof the gas.
That ownership and rights 'problem' didn't stop the previous massive coal mining and oil/gas drilling operations that have happened on UK territory. Why should it stop shale gas drilling?
Re: Just out of curiosity...
Since we have difficulty in watching them, they have nothing to fear.
"fully within a legal framework"
We all operate fully within a legal framework. Some people bump up against the scaffolding and get noticed. others manage to slip through and are never noticed or caught. Some people are part of the architecture team and know where all the gaps and alarms are.
The question is: Do they operate in accordance with the law?
re. Buzz Aldrin video
I've never seen such a fine example of 'asking for it'.
Low earth orbit question ....
Why can't they put satellites in orbit at other low trajectories than over the equator? Given that the eath is more or less spherical and gravity doesn't know about the rotation of the earth (?), can't the plane of orbit be inclined at any angle?
Re: Awesome, but...
By 'panel' do you mean the docking 'toolbar' and 'system tray' on the bottom of the screen?
On Mint 13 MATE, I've got pop-out panels (i.e. set to autohide) on the top, left and right of my screen and leave the bottom (system) panel fixed; though I could make it autohide if I wanted by calling up its Properties and ticking the appropriate box. It's great, it reminds me of Windows XP, ahhhh.........
@skelband Re: Alternative to Windows?
Here mate, chew on this cinnamon flavoured mint; you'll feel better soon.
Re: Alternative to Windows?
I find that Mint 13 MATE is an excellent replacement for Windows XP on my laptop, twin screen desktop and Eee PC, and I'm willing to accept its little quirks. When I'm happy with something then I tend to stick with it; but I might try the latest version and Cinnamon on a spare hard drive, just to be totally safe.
Under new laws, about to be brought in by the lobbyists, failing to inform the police about your possible suspicions will be a 'lack-of-thought crime'.
It needs a room sized laser?
Sigh ... I'll take the sharks back to the training caves.
Re: If someone steals your Facebook password, then...
Oh the shame (of posting such a terrible joke)!
Say the word 'date', then the word 'apocalypse'; then say them one after the other with no gap between them. I have previous experience of helping foreign students with English speech and writing and this is a useful technique. Are there any other words you'd like some help with?
This is wonderful
I'll be able to use up my monthly data allowance in less than a minute.
Executable code is produced by a compiler _before_ it is executed and often on a different machine to the one that uses the code. This is about something that improves code efficiency _while_ it is being executed on a target device.
(Having a compiler optimise for a target architecture would be a separate consideration.)
- Analysis Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
- Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
- Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning
- OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs
- Episode 4 BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*