"... evidentiary purposes ..."
Is that a constructionary error or is it a valid word?
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Is that a constructionary error or is it a valid word?
Gormless reject of ordinary maths?
I think that this being formed as a loop is the difference. That leads to other questions of course.
Hasn't this technique been known 'in theory' for a while? If I remember correctly, a mitigation method would be for the Tor server to buffer data packets and then 'stutter' the timing in a random way, even allowing a recent packet to be relayed on before a previous packet. (I might be getting this mixed up with something else).
" ... they want to use a microwave not contained inside a faraday cage."
They're developing a technique to also generate a large plasma cylinder that encloses the microwave beam. That should make it safe.
Isn't there even a small discs/pads arrangement to deal with fine low speed braking and holding on a slope?
The front end is a muck trap and would need jet washing regularly.
I suggest that we call it a 'teabagging' formation to avoid geometry arguments.
"The four octagonal disc-shaped spacecraft – working as a science lab – are now said to be flying in a loose, pyramid formation"
It ought to be called a tetrahedron formation (or a triangular pyramid).
Is that Alice, standing on the viewing platform of the Wonderland maze? A wonderful choice of picture for the article.
From Wikipedia and other sources, it appears that the book completed last year is called The Shepherd's Crown and is part (the last) of the Tiffany Aching arc of books. (Publication date seems to be July, or autumn, 2015.) These books are set in the Discworld and were intended for a 'young adult' audience. Personally, as a quite old adult, I found 'I Shall Wear Midnight' to be a very mature story, wonderfully told.
I'll be buying it as soon as it becomes available.
Is that an enabling or an enforcement role?
I laughed, in disbelief and amazement.
Why wouldn't they obfuscate this data, at least in the 'released' version?
"In the rest of the country, residents are able to let out their homes for short periods."
Fourteen years ago, when I rented out a room to a long distance commuting colleague for a few months, I found out that I was allowed to make £5,000 a year in this way with no liability for tax on it. Is it a different set of rules for a B&B type arrangement via a third party organisation?
"Which might work in certain circles, ..."
The fact that you post coherent/cogent comments on here means that you're well outside those 'circles'. Tim however, he seems to get it. I'm sure it's because of professional study and analysis.
"The SF upstart says it has its eyes on a larger prize: developing an accurate voice recognition system for children."
So, they targeted a group of children who are almost guarenteed to be all girls and get the voice samples for free instead of paying people to bring their children in to make recordings of conversations in controlled and guided situations.
"I thought it would be easier to carry one device for my work and personal email account,"
Is she being disingenuous, or is she really so (technologically) dumb? I suppose she could blame the decision on one of her 'technical advisors'; she probably needs a small army of them.
(Please complete the query.)
I've always thought it was important to patronise my local pub. Now I understand why they keep throwing me out.
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chameleon
"Some species, such as Smith's dwarf chameleon, adjust their colors for camouflage in accordance with the vision of the specific predator species (bird or snake) by which they are being threatened."
How do they do that??
I'm not sure about "just" but I can understand the appeal. (The uniforms are usually stylish too).
That's a rhetorical question.
I assume that the Certificate comes with another certificate to verify that it is authentic. Would that make it an Authenticated and Verified Certificate, or just a Certificated Certificate?
Yes, if it's not on YouTube, it didn't happen. Wake me up when there's a video.
P.S. If that exhaust port is self sealing and flexible, it will also be a farting robot. Put it on YouTube!
“being able to query the cables – to find out whether they're passive copper or active fibre – ..."
What if they're active copper or passive fibre?
3-5 week delivery is estimated from China. I'll wait for the El Reg review. Hurry up please.
They thought they'd be getting some kind of cloaking device for their birds of prey.
"... Apple has no problem finding our phone number for off-the-record chats ..."
You weren't supposed to mention that!
"... rather like stringy knots ....", "... the harmonics of stable and unstable atomic configuration shapes ..."
Did you nearly start talking about string theory?
It's a lot easier to spell it.
You signed up just to complain about the local 'culture'? That's sad. You'll never get a badge with that attitude.
I'm sure that NASA builds exact replicas of Curiosity (etc) to keep on earth for examination and testing/diagnostic purposes. Do these get to trundle around in a suitable desert environment and drill into rocks to check wear rates and possible failure characteristics?
"... check that the light actually does go off."
That's what small children are for. If you don't have one, borrow one.
"... and (3) gradually alters by itself naturally over a period of time?"
I immediately thought of a relatively short period of time and started having ideas about a suitable receptacle and testing/measuring device. However, I'm not sure if my ideas are suitable for this publication.
"The Dawn spacecraft has used its three xenon-powered thrusters, ..."
The 'power' actually comes from a solar cell array that produces 1.3KW. (I'm just being picky here).
So, Microsoft have some kind of arrangement with uTorrent?
"The UK was the county with the second most members expelled ..."
Which country had the most members expelled? Does this indicate wishful vanity or a robust sense of humour?
“this deceleration took place around where this supernova is located.”
Should that be "... around _when_ this supernova is being observed" ?
"Sorry, it's the uneducated, perhaps like yourself, which are causing the problems."
That should be "..., who are causing .."
You should spend _your_ 'social grant' on some educational books.
You reap what you sow, as they say.
"Current 3.5-inch disk drive tech is at the 6TB level, with helium-filling extending that to 8TB and shingling to 10TB at some time in the future."
I'm fairly sure that it's not the helium-filling that gives a boost to areal density.
"Big names complain they do not always control components that could introduce security risks which they say is often to blame as the point of failure"
And that's why Ford is not responsible if the tyres on your new car all burst if you drive above 60mph. Oh, ..... wait a minute.
Since they seem to be thinking about spaceplanes, it wouldn't have a 'traditional' first stage drop. The west coast and northern tip locations might have been chosen to ensure that a failed launch landed in the Atlantic rather that mainland Europe or Scandinavia. I assume they'll aim it to avoid overflying Ireland.
"... it was connected to an application for .hoteis ..."
What does this mean?
a) Someone at ICANN noticed the similarity betwen .hotels and .hoteis and started an 'objection to similarity' process. If so, why hadn't anyone noticed that earlier?
b) Someone at ICANN accidentally made a typing error while entering details and the application for .hotels was converted to an application for .hoteis.
c) Think of your own set of foul-ups and misunderstandings.
.... to find out the shareholdings and other financial interests (non-ex-directorships, etc) of the family members and close associates of the government ministers concerned. It would be interesting but probably a breach of privacy so it's not going to happen.
So, tell us about your wife and children Turtle; (or whatever loved ones you have). Oh, wait, you can't talk to strangers can you? It's too dangerous and you accept that situation.
Just an idea.
A suggestion: Do what I did (2 years ago) and get a cheap SSD drive for your laptop/desktop, then install MINT Mate on it and play with it. You can swap back to Win7 easily as part of this no-risk procedure. When I say 'play with it', I mean 'kick the s**t out of it'. You can do what you like to it and do a fresh install as often as you like (no license keys or internet activation procedure). You can massage it in many ways to make it look like how you want it to look. There will be swearing; this phase will pass.
When you've got it singing and dancing as you want it, just clone your hard drive and you can then restore it in case of disaster (no annoying checking to see if you've changed the hard drive or the motherboard). There are more clever and more subtle ways of backing up your 'system' but I use whole partition cloning since I'm a fan of big boots and big stick methods. (You'll keep your personal data on a separate partition of course.)
If you don't like MATE, try Cinnamon or KDE or XFCE or LXDE (lovely on old hardware). They're just Desktop Environment interface layers though they do come with their own ecosystem of colour coordinated and matching accessories. You install them from the one-stop-shop which is the Software Manager which also takes care of internally 'registering' them and managing dependencies.
If you get stuck or confused, there are many forums and a quick Google search will usually find a posting or article of use to you. Go on, give it a try. The most you'll loose is some time and some sanity but you will have a spare SSD drive at the end of it all if it turns out to be not suitable for you.