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Their plan was obvious, with hindsight
Those clever Chinese, concerned about projected long term shortages and high prices of rare earths; decided on a cunning plan to mainipulate the rest of the world into improving the supply of rare earths. The Chinese were willing to suffer short term pain in exchange for the long term gain of everyone. Altruism at its finest.
"... the default settings are very dim"
Did you try turning it up and up again?
A question for Claire Perry
If you see a house on fire, then shout, "Hey, look, that house is on fire!", have you committed arson?
Do you think she'd even understand the question?
Since I never tick the box that says 'Save your card detail for future convenience' , then I don't have to worry about that sort of problem. Do I? Even if I did, they wouldn't store the 3-digit CC security code. Would they?
I use Paypal wherever possible for this reason. I don't totally trust Paypal but I think it reduces my exposure.
@AC Re: Haven't you watched
But that's only for one night of the year, so the daily average is not bad. Or did you mean 'Midsomer Murders'?
Re: Study doesn't take into account that people in different places are different
Anybody who wants to take my details before 'allowing' me to browse products gets told 'no'. I'm tempted to carry a rolled up newspaper to whack those young puppies that jump on you as soon as you walk through the door in some shops.
a millionth of a billionth of a second
I think of it as a micro.nanosecond. (Or a deci.centi.milli.micro.millisecond; multipliers I'm comfortable with.)
Re: Couldn't all this waste heat
That wouldn't be cost efficient or practical for anything but a very large computer centre located next to a power station. It would also required long term 'joined up thinking' from large and separate groups of people. So, sadly, no.
Re: Network Storage Addition
I heard that Sir Kenneth Yellowhammer is suing them.
Re: Not welcomed by me
Yes. If I can access the internet, I can access my domestic NAS box. The 1Mb/s maximum rate out of the house (in my case) may be a problem, but that is a different issue altogether.
Ah yes, ethical hacking, .....
..showing respect for the place you are visiting. Take nothing but database snapshots, leave nothing but messages.
It's not all that bad
I've mucked out stables and shovelled fresh horse droppings and it's not that bad really. Perhaps the 'obvious distress' was at seeing a horse being brought into the restaurant, leading to an understandable assumption that it was destined for the kitchen. Ahhhh, ..... burgers.
Re: No patch for Nexus 4 ?
I was offered an update in February, soon after I got the Nexus 4. I've just done a manual check and it tells me, "Your system is up to date". I'll keep waiting.
No patch for Nexus 4 ?
When I got a Nexus 4 in January, I thought it was a good idea because I'd have all the latest Android goodness (and patches) delivered direct from Google. It seems I was wrong.
I predict ....
A secondary market, or maybe swap shop meets.
This problem would not occur if the telcos treated people as clients/customers, instead of as cattle to be fattened, prodded and poked for profit.
Re: Great Article
I'm waiting for "Backupsky" which backs up all your Amazon data to Microsoft, then "Goobackify" ..........
On a personal level, I use Insync on Win7 and Linux for local to Google Drive mirroring. Single payment of $10 per google account gets you mirrored on as many computers as you like. (I am not affiliated with them in any way.)
Re: @sabroni et al etc.
I always knew that a situation like this would happen eventually.
@YAAc Re: Echoes of the DC-10
I think wolfetone is refering to the FAA airworthiness certification process for components and materials and processes, in general; and not suggesting that FAA engineers crawl around the aircraft looking at stuff.
@stu 4 Re: They've been on the road for years
It was a penguin; but your mind couldn't handle it, so it was replaced by a black and white traffic cone. How do I know this? - I've seen those penguins before, lots of times.
Re: What took them so long?
Want to read/watch/listen to stuff - get a tablet. Want to do serious work - get a laptop.
I am reminded .....
... of the recent article about the PROC government giving reductions in prison sentences for favourable tweets/postings/etc. Who would have thought that officials of the Catholic church and the PROC would have attended the same 'Population Control' workshop?
@auburnman Re: Stop!
Your '**' footnote doesn't have a corresponding '**' marker in the text of your post.
I got a polite and friendly response the last time I submitted a correction. Try it.
.. and telcos are furious with 'misleading' words
Up to 10MB/s unlimited internet
Obvious next stage - work off your sentence in advance
If a Chinese citizen made lots of pro-goverment tweets/comments/etc over a long period of time (properly recorded and logged), could they commit a small crime and not go to prison because they've already 'paid for it'?
Firing a small, high energy projectile at Europa does not constitute a 'landing' in any accepted use of the word. The finest legal minds that Earth can afford have assured us of this, so it will be alright.
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.
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