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Re: Why would you make it convenient to turn off an alarm?
"... This could delay an alarm going off if there was a real fire ..."
It seems that it's not _cancelling_ an existing alarm that is the issue. It actually _disables_ the alarm; it would seem.
Re: Signature Required for Delivery
How do I go about getting a USAID box? I really want to try one.
re. "three quadrillion times the mass of our sun"
It would be more useful and a better comparison to know how much bigger it was than our own _galaxy_. Can anybody offer a figure?
Re: Microsoft told The Register:
From what we've seen of government, that would need much more than a year of planning, feasibility studies, pilot projects, budget reallocations, staff changeovers, consultancy swaps, re-specification, ............
@Christoph Re: Where are the values?
Definitely a 'carrier of Death'; and he does it so well.
Re: $60M for a 20TB data centre?
It does say 'build and _secure_', so maybe it's a reinforced underground bunker with dual redundant power generation and underground storage tanks for a year of fuel?
Re: Auntie Bee has pictures of the drone
I thought you meant Sarah. My heart beat a little faster for a few seconds. (But, you meant 'Beeb'.)
As I understand it * ....
... you can't use entanglement to send information between two places instantaneously (in the sense of sending a bit stream representing the letter 'A', for example), but you can use it to send information between two places (at the speed of photons) in such a way that nobody can intercept or listen in to the data transfer without the end parties being aware that this is happening. Hence its potential for use in very secure data networks.
*From snippets of info I read or heard somewhere.
Re: WHY because Why waste that old Hardware, its bad for Planet Earth.
@ Charlie Clark
If it's only 6 years old, can't you give it more memory?
Re: End of the road
Just as a matter of interest, two months ago I bought a Kingspec 32GB 2.5" IDE/PATA _SSD_ for my old laptop. It cost me £40 on e-bay from a Chinese supplier. It works fine, but I'm not sure for how long, and it's given a speedy and silent new lease of life to my 8 year old laptop.
Good idea with the virtual machine solution. As long as it's just network connections that are needed it should be simple to do.
They learned a lot from Apple
It would seem.
Botnet herders .....
....., rounding up and rustling Teslas.
" ... bear fruit ..."
You could have said 'take wing".
Re: Errr, please describe the experimental setup...
I wonder if they will (or have) tried this with a beam of 'normal' hydrogen atoms for comparison.
Re: Hope they're using a good hash
I'm sure that hash collisions are not "necessary". They may be possible/probable.
"The mammoth funding ..."
It's an elephant.
You can't adjust the focus by changing the screen contents. You'd need the appropriate changes to the buillt-in lenses to take account of your own prescription.
P.S. I just had a look at one of their You Tube videos:
Much of it is out of focus. I'm not sure if that is significant.
Re: Sympathy? Pah!
Maybe they should outource the justice system to a country with a low wage but skilled workforce and put them on zero-hours contracts? That would get the costs down.
It's a marvellous achievement and I'm wondering if the acrylic had any special surface treatment to make it more 'acceptable' to the reattached scalp or if it's just ordinary acrylic material.
Drones or balloons
You could have a drone with three/four small balloons attached along its fuselage. Has anyone tried this technique?
I'm slow to notice things
" ...we started using cloud email in the 1990s ..."
I thought the 'cloud' was a shiny and new thing.
"with Microsoft Office Professional 2010 and Trend antivirus installed and licensed, at $50.00 per month."
That's like hiring a car and then being told that part of the hire cost is the rental fee for extra secure locks and a car alarm. What's wrong with MSE? (rhetorical question).
Re: Given the amount of practice they've had...
You'd be foolish not to accept and applaud these essential security updates.
Re: A slice off the top
You can always press F11 to go full screen in Firefox, then cursor to the top and right click the revealed bar to exit full screen.
I know what you mean though, which is why I love to use my 8 year old Acer laptop with 15" 4:3 matte screen (running Linux Mint).
I'd like to know .....
... the reasons for rejected requests. If a request is agreed, then I assume the matter is a valid law enforcement or security agency query which ought not to be revealed. However, if a request was made then Google shot it down, they should be free to reveal what the request was. e.g. The police wanted to know if (name redacted) had been watching cat videos, etc. This would help use to know the subjects which concern our overlords and hence we can stop doing them.
Re: I see no mention
MATE, XFCE and LXDE all have multiple desktops/workspaces. I thought this was a standard Linux thing? Or is it because they're all Gnome 2.x derivatives?
A good result
I think every country should ban Twitter (and/or Facebook) at least once a year. That way, the people will learn how fragile their 'essential service' is and will also learn how to use VPNs, TOR, etc. One way to 'sell' this to government would be to explain that it would increase 'national resilience' (a good thing) in case the country comes under cyber attack (a bad thing).
@Lord Tennant Re: And this is whats missing today
It's 'Sir Jonathon (call me Jony)'.
"This legislation is designed ..."
This is not legislation. It's recommendations for possible future action by a recognised set of professional bodies. You may have been influenced by the use of the words, "... sanctions that are proportionate to the nature of the offence ..."; which seems to be about an offence to professional standards, not an offence in law.
Sadly, the law lags behind the development of techniques in many areas of scientific development, especially information technology and data processing. Also, the companies that stand to make lots of money from this have access to politicians and senior civil servants; hence they can influence the law, or lack of it.
Re: Getting through Airport Security
It would be even worse than my bi-weekly shopping experience.
Re: Three not that good
I think the 'All You Can Eat' specifically does not allow tethering, but the 'One Plan' does allow tethering.
Maybe the astronauts will use strips of coloured insulation tape to customise them? That's what I'd do :)
Re: Now I'm looking forward to VR even more
Don't forget to buy some virtual slug pellets to deal with the razor-toothed slugs or a virtual shotgun for the flocks of pesky birds, or a virtual assault rifle to take care of the ravaging zombie hordes that will stumble towards you muttering, "Straaaaawberries".
@AC Re: ..a multimillionaire already ..... can afford to walk away
A Psychopath doesn't WANT to kill everyone, it's just that if they do kill anyone then they have no bad feelings about it. Hence, they find it easy to kill if it makes 'logical' sense to them. On a more everyday level, they treat people very badly and have no qualms about it.
" ... the fashionable bokeh that keeps the subject of the picture in focus and blurs the background, or vice versa."
There's more to bokeh than that: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh
It's a multi-tabbing text editor with many features and facilities and much better that Notepad. I used it under Windows for a long time before I switched to Linux last year and it's free for non-commercial use.
I assume that you'll have at least a couple of networked colour printers taken care of? For kids especially, it's exciting to see their work on-screen become printed out onto paper they can take home and keep and show to people.
Are there any professional organisations, or even informal forums that are discussing and dealing with these situations? Unless your computers are connected to the internet, simple and sensible internal security practices shoud keep them safe, I'd have thought.
Re: How much of a challenge is re-installing XP?
I have an 8 year old retail XP-SP2 install disk that's never been activated, that I could sell to you if you want to have a 'retro' experience ....?
re. Hefty external power source
Has anybody tried using hydraulic motors and fitting the robot with an IC engine/compressor and fluid reservoir, etc? This is totally not my area but I understand that hydraulic motors have a greater power density that electric motors and they are tough and reliable.
Re: So what is the correct unit in the Register's System
Thank you for writing 'nanoWales' and not 'NanoWales'.
Will GCHQ/NSA have backdoor access so they can keep our herds safe from terrorists?
I gave up after the first two questions and 'answers'
Did I misread the article or did the first two questions not actually get answered?
Re: theoretical non-event
Over the past three years, I've had Android updates to an HTC phone and to a Nexus 4. I've never had to reinstall any of my many apps, though a few have insisted on being updated after the update. Is that what you mean by 'reinstall'?
re. Living Chairs
It's been done many times. e.g:
@LaeMing Re: Might want to re-think the name
Is it a www-arse nowadays?
I had to use Wikipedia to learn that HHVM stands for Hip Hop Virtual Machine. Even the HHVM.com site doesn't tell you what it means.
According to Wikipedia, it was open-sourced in 2010.
Governing party interests are an entirely different thing, added to the mix.
So is it ok to chew coca leaves now?
I get confused by all these scientific words.
Is that horizontal x vertical? For each eye or shared between left and right?
@AC Re: The devil's in the detail @Daniel B.
I see your humour and raise you an upvote.
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