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It gets more surreal...
From the link kindly provided by Willington:
Rather than activate Ford’s suspended sentence, Mr Stobart [the judge] decided to “make it more onerous” by barring him from going to Scotland for three days.
(There is no indication as to why this could be considered as punishment.)
re. pairs of measure
Could you give examples of these 'unceratinty' pairs (or give a link to a suitable article about them.)?
I assume that the link between momentum and position is because if a particle has momentum then it's position will change (and vice versa). I'm wondering which other pairs have this link and if they are similarly related.
I was going to make a joke...
.. about an iApp to cure erectile dysfunction; but it got too tacky.
(Mines the one with the Kleenex to wipe the screen.|)
The Modern Solution:
Tell them to get an Android phone or tablet and do their Facepalming and Twattering on that.
Why not Zip it up with password protection (AES 256-bit) then talk to the recipient by phone and tell them the password. If it's important (of course it is) then it's worth putting a little bit of extra time and effort into it. (I realise that this needs staff at both ends who 'know about computers')
Bruce Springstein sang about this:
"There was fifty-seven channels and nothing on."
You mean Georgio at the House of Asdana.
"... put the genes responsible for this efficient digestion into yeasts, which could be grown on a commercial scale ..."
I for one will not welcome our yeasty, plant consuming overlords, after a few of them escape from the vat.
Carry On Please
I've patented that particular business process and method. Sue you later.
That sounds good for use in my Android phone running Froyo, which will act as a Wi-Fi hotspot (with up to five users, I think; or was it three users...?). As I understand things, '3' are Skype friendly in that they don't get snotty if you use VoIP over their data service (unlike my current provider who forbids it in their T&Cs).
It could work.....
"... to stick it to your desk, wall, dog or ..."
If you clipped it (with a bit of padding) to the scruff of a dogs neck, the dog wouldn't feel any discomfort and different people in a family home could then call the dog to them so they could use the phone (or maybe a tablet) for a short time.
I remember making 'fireworks', using potassium nitrate, charcoal and sulphur, back in the '70s. Those were the days, when you could make small and simple explosive devices and nobody minded provided you didn't cause damage or inconvenience. Those were also the days when pure and unadulterated sodium chlorate could be bought by the pound at a garden supplies shop.
I don't remember being able to buy detonator cord or anti-personnel mines though. Maybe I wasn't old enough.
What is this limited and expensive world in which you live?
My contacts and calendar (more than one, with different names and colours) are stored in a google flavoured cloud. If I get a new phone, I'll have them all within a few minutes of setting up.
If I wanted to, I could sync one displayed calendar to a PC based one but I see no need for that since my PC based Lightning/(Thunderbird) calendar will store any number of local calendars for me and I can then convert local storage calendar events to Googly cloud calendar events as I require.
My music is stored on my home NAS device (which has an FTP server) so I can transfer music files to my Android phone using the Android FTP client. If I wanted world-wide access at reasonable speed, I could transfer some music files to a web-hosting facility and use the Android FTP client to download them from there, (but that would be silly since I have a removable 8GB SD card in the phone).
All the 'apps' to do this on the phone and on my PC were free. Give it a try :)
Mine's the one with the money saving, inexpensive and very capable phone in the pocket.
Good Luck To Her
This old lady has over 40 years on me but she seems to be mentally and physically tougher than I am. I hope she recovers and gets well soon and can continue hanging out the washing for a long time to come.
The past is difficult to see.
"... When a shift-number has been applied, or used, it must be erased from the list and not be used again."
That sounds like an obvious procedure to ensure security by removing a key from the pool so it is not used again. I'd say that the author of that instruction fully understood that it was a security measure that made the encryption 'perfect'.
So why does David Kahn say, “Miller probably invented the one-time pad, but without knowing why it was perfectly secure or even that it was,”
It may be that Miller didn't actually 'invent' it but made sure it was formally known by incorporating the method into the telegrapher's codebook.
Miller may not have known or understood the various and many mathematical theories and techniques that apply to crypotgraphy, but the 'perfection' of the one time pad should seem obvious to any intelligent person. (Or am I applying my own hindsight here?).
In use, I would assume that a shift number was applied to one letter of the message then be discarded, then the next letter of the message had the next shift number applied. If one shift number was applied to an entire message, it would be easy to crack the encrypted telegram since there are only about 30 possible shifts for old-style telegrams.
I'm saddened and amazed
I'd always thought that marketers were as honest as newspaper proprietors and journalists.
agendum: that which is to be done.
agenda: those which are to be done.
Try using the word 'agendum' in a meeting, see who understands you :)
... littered with exactly the same 'gotchas'.
I upvoted you for imagination and effort ...
.... but it needs some rewriting (and spell-checking and a bit more punctuation). Well done though :)
When it's all over, I have a feeling that the box will be filled with clear blue water. :(
Who sets the rules here?
"Murdoch said he couldn't comment on the possibility of editors not knowing about phone-hacking methods taking place at the newspaper, given the ongoing police investigations."
So, Rupert Murdoch (or his legal adviser) decides that he can't give answers to certain questions, to a parliamentary hearing, because it would affect police operations. Does the chairman of the hearing or the police themselves have any opinion on this matter, or do they just keep quiet and let him run the show? Oh.... a silly question I suppose.
.. but only for you. The rest of us will find it very amusing and will call you Captain Slowborg.
Early Critical Commentary
On a lighter but related note: Have a listen to (by purchasing it), the 1994 'Happiness' album, by Roger Taylor (was the Queen drummer). It has a track called 'Dear Mr Murdoch'; which gave me lulz.
I always Hibernate my laptop to give me a faster startup time, but an SSD would improve this of course. (I do a full re-boot every now and then to clear out any crud that may have built up, or after those updates that demand a Restart).
As they say.....
If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. Oh... wait a minute.
It looks like Thoguht with his 'Gigapixel?' post answered that one. I'm still surprised that there would be enough separation.
Stereo View Of The Stars?
If you want a 3D image of stars, don't your 'eyes' have to be very, very far apart? If the two imaging arrays are set at 106.5 degrees to each other, aren't they then looking in very different directions?
Can the El Reg hive mind shed any (star) light on this please?
An outreach programme is needed
"change its function from a bad cell to a good cell."
They need to go out and have a few beers with the international cellular pathology research community, to expand their vocabulary in this area.
It depends on which system of logic you use and your personal beliefs. Yours are not the only ones.
What is it about VIPs....
,.. that they need special seats and special toilets? I'm really wondering.
@ all of the above
@AC 13:50 You make a good point. It seems that religion makes people feel better about a blow to the head.
@AC 14:44 You are actually agreeing with him! (based on your first paragraph
@Bristol: You need to differentiate between ACs
@Zeke: You've started drinking early you old dog ;) Does beer make you feel better about a blow to the head?
... It's their way of saying 'pre-n'?
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