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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.
@James12345 Re: War Crimes
One third of a sentence (if that) gets your antennae quivering. You're very sensitive for some reason. How do you know that the AC is British? Even if he/she is, then does this mean that nobody who's armed forces have ever committed war crimes can make any comment about any other country in this way? Can you tell us what your nationality is, so we know when to tell you to shut up about other countries?
Your name on the coffee 'cup'
You don't have to give your real name. I went through a phase of saying 'Carlos' when asked.
quantum oddness in the world
" ... confronted with a double slit, even a single photon will exhibit wave-like behaviour ..."
It used to be that we were amazed when light, known to be an EM wave propogating through space, behaved as if it were a stream of particles, which we called photons under certain circumstances and observations. Now, .......
" No, we won't fly you to Sydney or pay for a hotel."
Well done on anticipating one question that many people would ask.
Will there be pics, a video, live link?
Re: Microsofts problem is the OS
That was actually funny, in a funny way. You put some effort into it, well done.
"In the UK, Cortana will have a local accent ..."
So, as I drive from Lands End to John O'Groats, it will use GPS or mobile location services to adjust the accent accordingly? That could be fun/interesting/amusing.
What Things did they test?
What Thing might I buy for my home that stores my credit card details, date of birth or name and address?
If I have a 'fridge that orders milk', surely it just needs a unique account number that my supermarket's server recognises and links to their stored details about me? etc.
@dkjd Re: Medical doctor (GP) not a scientist?
I'm sure that most GPs don't have doctorates, i.e. PhDs awarded for original research. They have have medical degrees in a similar way that I have an engineering degree. 'Doctor' is a very old fashioned courtesy title when used to address them.
How many orbiting satellites can be put up there?
Is there any international agreement or control over who can launch and establish a satellite in orbit? Is there a 'slot map' anywhere that can be consulted?
re. dielectric material
A dielectric material is not defined by its lack of ability to conduct electricity; the property of being dielectric refers to its ability to be polarised by an electric field. It may be that the silicon dioxide has dielectirc propertes that are useful in this application, or it may be that its properties as an insulator are why it is used. Either way, some stable, reversible and non-destructive change is taking place.
re. Sharks Cove apostrophe
The word 'sharks' might be considered as a functional adjective here.
"Given Microsoft’s huge stake in government, ... "
I've started thinking about vampires. Will this be a stake in Microsoft? Is this a suitable analogy?
Re: proprietary screw
You might have a screw loose. Then again, you know enough to take care of that.
Have you considered changing your username?
... a mammoth 2,000 olfactory receptor genes, ..."
Has this actually been compared, by analysis of any recovered mammoth DNA?
Is it certain that these genes are active in the elephant and that an elephant does have a better sense of smell because of this?
Has anyone tried training and testing elephants to see if they can replace sniffer dogs ?
re. recording calls
If you initially hear a recorded announcement saying, "This call may be recorded for security or training purposes.", they have given you permission to record the call.
A new development
So now, LinkedIn can send real spam instead of just social spam?
I read that as Mr. Alumina ...
... and was expecting some kind of Tim Worstall crossover/fusion article.
re. What is he guilty of?
You forgot ....
f) Collaborative development of a new movie release in conjunction with other children in his media studies class.
@Ole Juul Re: 3G
There's a joke in there somewhere.
We assumed that everyone would be honest ....
... because that means less work for us. Wasn't that the initial principle of the internet?
re. small antennas
Doesn't a physically smaller antenna 'extract' a smaller amount of power from the incident field, thus leading to lower S/N ratios etc.? Maybe they use arrays, and other clever techniques. Waits for an expert .......
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