3538 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
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.
I'm wondering ....
.... what the difference is between 'dynamical' systems and dynamic systems. Is it one of those subtle distinctions?
I think the word 'tweeps' should be reserved for tweets from peeps.
My favourite website (mybonk.com) has been taken offline. Is this related?
Use of technology
"Linwood claimed he was given a choice of resigning or going through a disciplinary process and facing dismissal. Coles and Burdon denied this."
A small, good quaity audio recording device in your jacket top pocket would be useful in some situations.
@Scott Earle Re: I've often wondered
Any kidding aside, the North Sea would make a great heatsink.
Re: You could build Bitcoin heaters
You're showing signs of long term planning and joined up thinking. There's no place for you in the modern world.
@Lost all Faith Re: Nice thing to have
I use it mostly as a miniature tablet, mainly via WiFi. On walks and visits I use the camera and then the installed FTP client can shovel the pictures to my home networked FTP server. It has Dropbox and GDrive clients installed on in and an email client and a GoogleCalendar app. It's amazing what a modern smart'phone' can do.
Re: Nice thing to have
I doubt that it would last long if you use it as a music player; driving the earpieces will use lots of battery charge. Similarly, using it as a phone but not even making calls would drain the battery, probably within a week or maybe two if you're lucky.
My smartphones have always lasted about 5 days between charges (HTC Wildfire then Incredible and now a Nexus 4). I have WiFi on all day at home but I don't make many calls and I don't use GPS or Bluetooth and I don't play music on it and I hardly ever use mobile data. I also put it in airplane mode when I go to bed. I can only assume that you do all those things all at the same time.
"Even the toilet paper in the bathrooms is really nice."
Cue associated jokes .........
Re: Mr Hawking – Over-rated - Big Bang Mythology
" ... e = mc2 can be easily understood ..."
If you believe that, you've been gulled.
Re: Mr Hawking – Over-rated - Big Bang Mythology
Something, something, ... downvote crown, something .... troll award.
Is Gartner's Magic Quadrant or Hype Report anywhere near the ToD?
Cyber Security Accreditation
If you get that, does it mean you've cooperated in installing GCHQ taps into your network?
Very impressive results
I'm wondering how long it would take the average laptop to process a video in this way.
The linked video was a very good and detailed (if rapid) overview of the techniques used. Why oh why did they have to add loud modern/hip music at the end of it? (I'm a grumpy old curmudgeon, I know.)
Fibre to the chip
I assume that block and translucent strip going up from it is to do with coupling photons into where they are needed..
Has any work been done on laying fibre optic tracks on PCBs or within chips?
@Alfred2 Re: Lessons will be learnt
Over the weekend, The Independent carried three articles about online bullying (and 'grooming'), within which a former Government spokesman said that the internet was becoming too dangerous for children and that the Government needed to get tough on 'the industry'.
This feels like an initial massaging of public opinion to enable acceptance of restrictions.
One idea mentioned was to use Australian legislation about online bullying as a reference model. So, look to Australia as inspiration for future UK government attitudes and legislation of the internet.
Faster than a speeding data block
"In all cases the signals sent are time-sliced to ensure controls respond instantly ... "
No, they respond within a defined and acceptable time delay, by design.
@ Steve Knox Re: A US Judge has smited an attempt
There is something about a woman in a voluminous black robe.
Re: FFS...Get Real
I think it means they only have two eyes, not five eyes.
Try Google; you get links to the cartoons on Google Images :)
" ...suggest they are occasional cyclists with unexciting bikes."
Ordinary people can find love too.
This seems puzzling
" ... it will be possible to attract more Ecuadorian citizens, especially those who do not have checking or savings accounts and credit cards alone."
People who are too poor to have bank accounts or credit cards would be unlikely to have the ability to access the internet to manage a digital currency account. If the government sets up access terminals in public libraries, etc., then why can't they set up a 'bare bones' banking system using existing currency?
People who specifically avoid formally recorded money accounts would run away from a government controlled currency account.
A supernova that was only 110 light years away would be an impressive sight.
An interesting application
It might be interesting to remotely open all the blinds of the hotel across the road.
Re: How will this handle codesets with different but same characters?
If it was native Pakistani spam, then it would be in Urdu, not Arabic.
You're not supposed to create, you're supposed to consume. Sit back and vegetate.
Re: Very impressive re. semantics
I'm sure a rendezvous involves Rama in some way.
If he sets foot on US soil, would they arrest him for DMCA breaches?
Maybe now they'll realise that poor security hits them on the bottom line. Most of them need this kind of clue stick.
The ultimate ride
If Philae's solar cells and battery can last, will Philae and its instruments survive the outgassing as the comet loops around the sun? What is the planned timescale of observation events? Is it intended that Rosetta will maintain orbit or does the mission have a natural end-point?
Is this why, for the past month, I've ben hit by "Online Rx 35% discount" spam, sometimes four a day?
I've used a particular yahoo email address as a 'sign up' address for various things over many years. I think it's time to get a new email address and migrate all my 'serious and useful' accounts over to that.
Re: Scared sh*tless
Just sweep the room for potted plants and crisp packets before you have any sensitive discussions.
It's about what they think they can get away with
"This company has shown a great deal of integrity by fully cooperating with investigators ...."
They'd have shown more integrity by listening to staff when they first complained about it. I can't imagine that the staff said nothing for a long time, then suddenly all decided to complain to the US DoL.
re. Ellison is Oracle’s single largest shareholder.
Does this mean he is the largest 'private individual shareholder' but there are corporate shareholders with a larger shareholding than him, or does it mean that he owns the largest block of shares of any registered owners? What percentage of Oracle shares does he own?
Black helicopter sourcing
I'll fly a drone over Aldermaston, just up the road from me, to see how well this works.
Re: and in the real world
They could use images in Flickr, or personal blog posts on any of hundreds of sites.
Re: Advice please
It's truly scary, the number of things/settings that I've forgotten I'd done. I only figure them out again after much fault finding and swearing.
Re: Advice please
Edit the port forwarding settings on your router. I'm assuming that your router is set up to forward 5000,5001 to your Synology box and that you do normally have access to it from the internet.
Questions for rocket scientists:
How much continuous thrust would be needed to get a reasonable payload from Earth orbit to Mars orbit within a timescale of a few months?
How big would a solar panel array need to be to generate even 2.5KW when in Mars orbit?
Re: How does this work?
" ... is the phone strapped to the arm ..."
I was going to make a comment about your 'assumption', suggesting alternatives, but I realised that I'd be revealing highly personal information if I did that.
Re: Google Ark
How could you expect any of those to breed?
Re: Next Step
It seems that all 'scientific' videos have background music. The makers may think that they need to do this to 'reach out' to the MTV generation.
If a web developer creates a 'new element', does this require any changes to my browser or its plugins?
While you're shaking hands, you can slip in a shoulder punch to emphasise how 'modern' and 'cool' you are.
A secure network
" ... a secure network known as RDINet, which was set up by the CIA to store classified documents for Senate staff to scrutinze ..."
The Senate trusted them. How quaint.
re. $43 Meeellion shower of gold
They've been giving their customers golden showers for years so I suppose it's only fair.
re. "... churn to a rival ..."
Does Mars ever occlude Saturn? If it does, it can't happen very often, surely?
re. " ... the horrible Martian atmosphere ..."
I'm waiting for amanfrommars to post a comment about value judgements and earthling cultural imperialism.
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