Re: So what is the correct unit in the Register's System
Thank you for writing 'nanoWales' and not 'NanoWales'.
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Thank you for writing 'nanoWales' and not 'NanoWales'.
Will GCHQ/NSA have backdoor access so they can keep our herds safe from terrorists?
Did I misread the article or did the first two questions not actually get answered?
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'?
It's been done many times. e.g:
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.
I get confused by all these scientific words.
Is that horizontal x vertical? For each eye or shared between left and right?
I see your humour and raise you an upvote.
""The government must never make a similar mistake. Public access to public sector data must never be sold or given away again."
Start laughing (in a cynical and weary manner).
It's lack of jubular cover that's the problem. I wonder when 'jubular' will make it into the Oxford English Dictionary?
The analogy has a built in assumption that I (as someone looking to get from A to B) am the property of a particular group of taxi drivers and that my money rightfully should be used to buy the services of particular taxi drivers. That is an attitude I strongly disgaree with.
I thought this was an observation of distant possible effects that very closely match theoretical predictions - not a true "detection" as such. The detection would be made (if ever) by those very long interferometers with laser beams at right angles to each other, where the compression of space by a passing gravitational wave would be 'detected'?
All my spreadsheets were fully available to me. They are stored on my domestic local network and automatically backed up twice a day with a 10 day rolling record (on a separate device). I also have a separate copy on an ftp server in a geographically remote location (which I try to remember to update regularly). What is this cloud thing they keep talking about?
I wonder what I'd get for it on e-bay?
"We told the new guy that the next iPhone will have a moisture sensor. Now it's all over that Chinese tech-news blog. Shall we fire him?"
"No, tell him we're developing a Bitcoin wallet. We can have fun for ages."
.. has 'demobilise' been a new word and since when has it been spelled with a '-ize' ending?
... "support us and give us a good deal on Win8, or we'll switch to Linux." ?
I'm sure than two pins are required for charging.
Wouldn't the other fish think it was a bit .... fishy?
No. A senior government minister asks the head of GCHQ (or similar), "Have you been breaking the law?". He answers, "No, of course not.". This is then converted into officialese and stated by the minister in parliament. It's a much better system than in the USA because there's not as much fuss and shouting. We hate fuss and shouting.
Apart from the word 'commutative' not really being applicable to copying and deleting data, the answer is "it depends". The simplest answer is that you change a pointer entry in a directory structure, if you're moving a file to be on the same logical hard drive on your home PC. After that, it can get quite complicated.
I decide when Pie day is. (As often as possible.)
(beer: goes well with Pie, or pasties.)
... did Kristina Libby have to register this domain herself, at GoDaddy? Why didn't the mighty Microsoft corporate machine take care of that for her? Is it also hosted by GoDaddy?
" After all, government already does spy in the real world: That's what the police is for, traditionally."
No. Traditionally and currently, the police are for upholding the law and protecting citizens from criminals. (The cynical among you might start laughing at this point.) Government spying is a totaly different function and a different organisation.
If the ultracapacitor has enough energy storage capability and can respond well to transient charge/discharge, this could also be useful for storing large charging surges that the Li-ion would be incapable of accepting efficiently. (e.g regenerative braking surges, etc?). Despite this apparent advanatge, it doesn't seem to make sense to integrate the ultracapacitor, with monitoring and control electronics, as part of the battery housing, unless you're very sure you have a mass-market application which is well understood and for which the control electronics, ultracapacitor size and battery capacity have been 'tuned'.
But I thought you said DIAMORPHINE power rangers
"... freezing or slowing down of your web browsing, video via the web ..."
What is your reaction to our employees/servants browsing the web and watching videos in their place of work?
,,,, do you entrust a mobile phone company with your money, or do you entrust a bank with your mobile phone number (which they'll probably pass on to their offshored reconciliation and telesales division)?
Who will look after the ADC to make sure it isn't getting old and cranky and taking bad measurements and making bad decisions?
My password used to be "password", but after the security awareness campaigns I've changed it to "1StrongPassword".
Isn't this like making a FOI request by sticking a PostIt note onto the notices board outside the town hall? (Choose your own equivalent analogy.)
... the project needs a theme song or 'anthem'. Can aynone compose/sing one and record it on You Tube (or similar)? I suggest the El Reg board set up a competition and publish the links to competing entries in about a month's time, then we can vote on them.
Thank you for saying that.
They have over a hundred years of freely available Western industrial and economic history to study, to see what can go wrong - but they do exactly the same thing, even worse than we did.
" ... the creator of Bitcoin – whoever he or she is – has by public record amassed a $400m stash in the virtual currency ..."
Is this because the visible structure of the data shows an origin point and an associated amount before a new 'mining' operation started? Additionaly, does it also show that the first amount of Bitcoins were never transfered to a different wallet? Does this have implications for anonymity if enough computing power is applied to analysis of the Bitcoin 'ecosystem'?
I have a feeling that you actually live in Colorado. If so, I would like to visit at Easter.
The photographer should have got that light fitting directly above Branson's head. Maybe rearrange the furniture as well .....etc.
It's neat that they used PRISM as an acronym for something involving 'panchromatic'. It also 'spies' on the world, just like a recently revealed PRISM project.
... and it's absolutely amazing!
Somebody should introduce them to 'calendar apps' and 'event alarms'.
...if you keep your anger bottled up inside?
... isn't the other matter (dark and normal) orbiting at the same angular velocity?
United States Bailiwick - obviously.
It's actually "Placing the patient at the centre of the feeding trough."
I installed Linux (Mint 13 LTS) last May as dual boot with Win7 and spent 3-4 weeks getting used to it. After that, I used Win7 less and less and then got rid of it by fitting my laptop with a shiny new 60GB SSD and Linux Mint. I never looked back since then. I also put the same Linux on my old desktop, old laptop and old netbook. There is a learning curve and a swearing curve but I'd recommend it.
Before you try it, read the Linux Mint forums and other forums to get an idea of the problems that people have and how they work around them.
Nice use of the true meaning of the word.
" A built-in accelerometer could then detect if the user falls over ..."
What if BBC Radio 2 starts playing some metal and the wearer starts 'headbanging' around the room?