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@AC Re: Interesting form of words
I just had a look at that judgement - it was about low flying military aircraft in 'navigable airspace' under the 'minimum safe altitude'. Causby was claiming damages for injury to livestock due to intense stress on them. The court determined that the government had taken an 'easement', a property right defined in law, which they have the power to do but which they must pay compensation for. That judgement would not seem to apply to this situation on a variety of counts.
 Tom beat me to it.
Interesting form of words
"The creator of the video said that footage was shot at the FAA-approved altitude of under 400 feet and was timed for shooting when no workers were at the site."
Did he ask the site owner's permission though?
"we are aggressively gathering facts at this point while working to protect customers."
That's " ... frantically gathering facts while working to cover our backsides."
If they put a few electric eels in there ....
.... each tank could be self powered.
The principles of logical thought, planning and abstract construction could easily be taught using BASIC and are in fact a necessity to get most BASIC programs working eventually. The fault finding and bug hunting skills would quickly follow on from the children's early attempts; with adequate teacher guidance of course. All this would give children a regular 'slap in the face', which is what they need to get used to if they want to function in the adult coding world.
You get an upvote from me.
Re: Funny thing is ...
"... so-called "social" networking addiction."
You've posted many comments here Jake and you've often told us details of yourself and your domestic/personal activities and interests. This could be a slippery slope situation.
"The assailant was likely to face a well-resourced investigation by the US authorities."
Are we using that word for data 'thieves' now?
Re: Oooh Goody..
Predicting the future isn't too difficult, is it?
If you know what you're doing ....
... you can put a bit of cold water into the pot before you pour freshly boiled water into it. This is how I make coffee and various teas. My kettle cost £10 about 10 years ago and if it breaks I can walk to the shop and buy a comparable replacement. I'm even capable of bringing water to 100degC in a pan on a cooker if all else fails.
I am amazed and delighted
My inner engineer feels a sense of wonder whenever I consider what's happening up/out there.
Tony Blair was half right (*cough*)
Politicians do need privacy to conduct negotiations. So do industrialists, lawyers, bankers, road sweepers and lorry drivers, among others. Then again, the security services would never spy on politicians, would they?
"An interspecies snog gets complaints??"
No, a same sex snog got complaints; nobody seems to be worried about an interspecies marriage/partnership. That in itself is a bit strange.
Latest satellite status message
So you think you can launch me and not put me high
So you think you can launch me and not let me fly
Oh Soyuz - can't do this to me Soyuz
Just gotta get up - just gotta get right up from here
Re: Looked at new cars recently?
Ah, but that's for your own safety and for emission controls compliance.
Maybe death by snu-snu if you're well behaved?
You can get a better idea of that thing here:
It's interesting but would need some training and awareness to avoid falling over backwards.
Re: Why do you have a name
I suspect that in real life he's more camp than most men.
I think that scattered reflections would be more or less halved in brightness, as would randomly polarised ambient light. There can be all sorts of complications with using polarised filters for viewing so maybe it got too difficult to ensure adequate vision through them.
Also, if the indicator light is close to the headlamp, you won't be able to see if the indicator is flashing, as I've found out on a few occassions at night.
I got mine from a bay run by people with eyepatches and wooden legs. There were thousands of people there at the same time as me.
re. the community work
I don't understand that part. Is it instead of the jail sentence and he can avoid jail if he completes it?
If an 'influential' person doesn't have a parody account, then I don't think they can be taken seriously.
Re: Damn it
This may be an unintentionally good tactic for ISIS and any others who switch to using anonymous services. Governements, of many different shades, would jump on that activity as a good reason to ban such services and label any user as a terrorist sympathiser. The admins (and podmins) of such services would then be 'terrorist enablers' and the general public would be glad to see them hunted down and put out of operation. The screws would tighten even more on our freedoms of movement and expression, hence leading to greater dissatisfaction in society.
Be careful not to fly too far away from the sun.
An internal network used to store and generate sensitive and classified documents has an internet connection that was used to download and view a .pdf 'news article'? Or, an idiot brought a USB stick in with some reading material he waned to catch up on? Maybe they should spend more time reading The Register (on a separate network).
Re: its production line isn't
If Apple doesn't have a production line, how do they make iPhones and Macs? This is so confusing.
Re: to: Jim Zemlin
Upvoted for an amusing parody of redneck illeracy. Oh, wait a minute ....
Re: Some thoughts...
As a Linux noob (1 year with MINT), I used mdadm to set up a RAID-0 array using two partitions from the two SSDs in my desktop PC. The documentation and advice is readily available online in tech notes and forums. You have to remember to update the initialisation files (there's a command for that) so it incorporates the RAID array into the filesystem at boot.
Re: bad poetry, bureacratic nonsense....
It might rhyme and have a jaunty rhythm in Arabic. You never know.
Is this a UK government IT project?
Just wondering, you know.
Can we have cooking/recipe suggestions by early on Saturday that we can try to cook them on Saturday night? Then we can have post mortem picture links on Sunday. I miss the bacon sarnie debates.
Re: Percentages and bits
I'll try again:
I'm not talking about bytes used to represent characters, etc. I'm talking about the number of possible states that can be represented by a small number of bits.
A 6TB HDD could in theory have 2^(48*10^12) possible information states, but most of these would be highly unlikely since they'd have no use or meaning in the context of its normal use. When you're dealing with a small number of bits, then all possible states are equally likely.
Percentages and bits
"TLC or 3 bits per cell flash stores 50 per cent more information in each cell than MLC (2 bits per cell) "
Three bits gives you eight possible values; two bits gives you four possible values. That sounds like one hundred percent more information.
Re: It's weird
Recruiting the best and the brightest
"... conning dozens of staff to enter their login details into fake web forums, and by tricking employees to download and execute malware hosted in a Microsoft SkyDrive account, and contained within an attached PDF file."
The people who fell for this should have their internet access blocked.
Re: That's all very well
Then to save costs, they'll all share the same memory.
Just wondering ...
" ... an Android virtual machine could run the entertainment system while a Linux VM takes care of niceties like keepingt the car on the road."
And a Windows VM could ... ?
@Def Re: Thunderbird + Lightning
I store my TB mailbox on a home network drive (all solid state, no fans) and so can access it from any of my computers at home. I use a plugin to access my Google calendars and also have private calendars on an FTP server out on the internet which work nicely with Lightning. Its all doable but I would concede that Thunderbird needs some polishing.
Do you hear that? It's the sound of a Thunderbird plus Lightning.
Tears roll down my cheeks
" ... undertake a review of the case ... and to identify flaws so they won't be repeated in future government contracts."
I'm not laughing; I'm crying.
24th September - Night Excursion
Hoping to find nightclubs and bars?
"If Booking.com had been breached, you'd expect a dump of customer details would have been posted online by now - if someone has found a way to access customer details and are keeping it to themselves in order to craft these very specific spear phishes, then this would be a rather unusual case. "
If I found a way to get this info (and I was of criminal intent), I wouldn't share it with anybody, unless they paid me. I'm old fashioned.
With cable, you lay the line.
So many things to consider.
" ... Navdy has refuted claims that its new device is dangerous, ..."
Have they refuted these claims or have they just denied them? Refutation needs proof.
"You hear that? Pilots use it; it's safe"
Pilots have lots and lots of training. They don't have other aircraft jumping out in front of them or traffic lights turning red suddenly as they fly along.
"Projected like it's two metres in front of you, so you never have to adjust your focus away from your driving."
If you drive around focussed on what's two metres in front of you, you'll miss everything you need to be paying attention to.
Re: 1 step closer to their goal
That would have made a great sub-heading joke.
@Eddy Ito Re: 6 months?
Your idea is technically good but the act of revoking a signature can only be done by someone in the 'offending jurisdiction' actively telling the revoker that something is wrong - hence potentially falling foul of the law there. Another layer of 'everything is ok' messages would need to be sent between the various signors, perhaps every week. It could be done with proper organisation of staff but it then starts to get complicated.
From the Sun article
"You’ll get to build a game and start hacking with a Raspberry Pi."
It's an evil plot to raise a hacker army. Or maybe an evil plot to pre-screen citizens for hacker tendencies?
History sort of repeats itself
"Clapper insists he did not lie to Congress in his statement. Instead, he argues, it depends on your definition of "collect." "
I did not have data monitoring with that computer.
Re: I'm wondering ....
Is there a branch of mathematics which describes the hyperlink paths that are followed by someone reading mathematical articles on Wikipedia? If not, there ought to be.
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