Indeed, listen-before-talk obviously cannot work.
You can demonstrate this quite easily with three walkie-talkies.
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Indeed, listen-before-talk obviously cannot work.
You can demonstrate this quite easily with three walkie-talkies.
It might be un-used, "empty", "filled" with fraudulent ballots or still "filled" with uncounted cast ballots.
There's no way to tell without a public investigation - and this would be necessary with a paper ballot box as well.
It's just that checking the state of a paper ballot box is much easier to do and to prove.
These boxes are under the TV, so perhaps Box Under Television?
To force the rhyme I read "view" as "v-yer".
The things I do for a cheap laugh.
Those idents need epilepsy warning!
I've not seen anything so genuinely painful since the last art-house film I accidentally caught in the the corner of my eye.
Sounds like you already got "socially engineered", as ID protection isn't even worth the paper it's not written on.
What do they do to "protect" your ID?
I quite like Win8 on a touchscreen tablet with removable keyboard dock! It seems like the use case the OS was designed for, to the detriment of everything else.
The Win8 UI was exclusively designed for the Surface Pro, and worked pretty well there.
Unfortunately, most PCs are not Surface Pros.
Everyone knows that the best way to find needles in haystacks is to make the haystack at least a billion times bigger.
The only possible use for any of the proposed mass-collection of personal data is to make targeted fishing and phishing expeditions easier.
It's so much easier to frame or defraud someone when you know their communication history.
It has to be 100% compatible with every single C compiler on the planet, because they're all going to compile it.
It is not a place where you should - or even can - use funky compiler features.
It matters if it doesn't compile using the esoteric C compiler developed for a specific rare CPU, or causes unexpected side effects due to rare compiler bugs - or difference in interpretation of the C standards.
The Linux kernel is probably the only large library that is used on every CPU currently manufactured - as well as many that aren't.
62.1% is a resounding result, and 60.5% turnout is very high.
Ireland showed far more interest in and support for same-sex marriage than most other democratic questions. For example, the current president of the US had a higher than usual turnout at 57.2%, with 51.1% for Obama.
Yes, the Irish are far more interested in allowing equal marriage rights to all their citizens than most Western democracy are in who governs them.
PS: If two strangers love each other and want to, WTF shouldn't they get married? It cannot possibly have any negative effect whatsoever upon you or anyone you know, so why stop them?
Indeed, and it's also important to round up the percentage change, preferably to the nearest positive hundred.
Given that 100% of hot dog factories are staffed by humans, that simply means they occasionally touch the produce.
Or forget their hairnets.
Compilers can never produce code as efficient as hand-optimised assembly.
In most cases, this really doesn't matter in the slightest.
But sometimes it does - albeit very rarely these days.
Even in modern embedded hardware you can end up needing to hand-optimise (or even hand-write) assembly segments.
The Dyson Airblade is an interesting hand drier.
Impossible to use if you're short or in a wheelchair.
Rather hard to justify given disability discrimination legislation.
Extra low voltage halogen is a lot more efficacious than 230V halogen. The filament is also a lot stronger so handles shock better.
And extra low voltage LED is usually more efficacious and lasts a lot longer than the 230V versions as well. It's the power supplies that die on those.
Unless you're switching to Florey tube, you're better off sticking with the 12V halogens and just making sure you get the really wide beam angle lamps.
The narrow ones are very common, and utterly pointless!
Indeed. My truly ancient smoke detectors have built-in lights.
MR12 halogens in fact.
We've been selling those for years - cheaper than these lamps and last much longer as well.
Including genuinely wireless and batteryless light switches to control them - yes, you can buy a stickyback light switch.
Yep. PLT happily goes between the lighting and ring final circuits.
Also through your electric meter, your neighbours meter and into their house.
And everyone else on your phase of the local substation.
You need a really big inductor to block it - or a passive termination circuit specifically designed for the task.
Currently self-driving cars appear to be using "statically-stable" configurations, where the route presumes and requires that the wheels do not skid in such a way that requires any input from the nominal 'driver'.
In the real world, cars can and will skid. The road surface isn't perfect, and it's not always possible to tell whether the road surface is good enough until the vehicle is already on it. A collapsing road, a flooded road, a road with 'black' ice patches.
So if the wheels do skid, the computer needs to know how to maintain control and stay within a safe route - which might not be the route originally planned.
In theory, it should do a lot better than a human driver in a skid because it can have the same knowledge and power that the traction control does, along with control over steering and route planning.
No it isn't.
Shareholding is fundamentally a way that a business raises initial capital.
- Even Dragons' Den gets this right.
The shares are sold to get some money to start the business up. Later on more shares might be sold to raise more capital - several banks did major share issues in the wake of the recent financial crisis, in order to get cash to meet their new leverage obligations.
That dilutes the original shares so shareholders generally don't like it.
After the share issue, the business has more cash, and some obligations to those share holders - eg. to pay dividends.
All the other ways of getting capital (or goods to sell) involve debt - borrow from a bank, borrow from customers (ask them to pay up front), borrow from suppliers (buy on credit), borrow from the public (issue bonds).
In what way?
You pitch your great business idea to Mrs Investor, she agrees and wants to invest in your business.
She buys a 20% stake, and you agree to give her 20% of the post-tax profit. You keep the 80% for yourself.
You then screw up royally and the business goes bust, owing far more than its assets.
Without limited liability:
You go bankrupt, the creditors take everything you have.
She's also jointly and severally liable for your fuck up, and also goes bankrupt.
- If you run away, the creditors go after her instead.
So your screwup not only killed the business, it bankrupted you and everyone who believed in you - perhaps including all your employees if they had shares too.
Is she likely to let you run the business, or is she going to want to micro-manage absolutely everything you do?
With limited liability, the shareholders are only liable for the book value of their shares. If they already gave the business the money then they've already paid.
Thus if you screw up, you don't (necessarily) also go bankrupt. You personally only owe the 80% company share value, and your shareholders have already discharged their obligations.
They are still able - and may even be willing - to help you try again.
The idea of a single machine that can simulate any arbitrary thing, given time, energy and somebody to write the program.
Prior to that we had any number of specialised machines for calculating or simulating specific problems - log tables, addition, ballistic trajectories etc.
The big leap was realising that we could build a single machine that could do all of that - which leads to awe-inspiring levels of economy of scale.
Ah yes - the usual behaviour of Sparkle is also to download the whole thing.
It does however appear to be possible to do patch updates using it, which would be nice.
Not heard of that before - interesting, thanks!
(Apple don't seem to think it exists.)
They're Full installers. Whole thing as on the original (maybe) DVDs.
Patching an existing install on a Mac is apparently "ungodly difficult"*, so all updates have to be a complete, full reinstall of the whole thing.
* At least, I cannot find any way to do it. If you, the reader know how, please tell! I really want to do it but it seems impossible.
The US Government is the entity that breached the Safe Harbor treaty.
Would these companies blame their beancounters if one of their customers refused to pay for years and the head beancounter told them "We can't ship that customer any more stuff until they pay their bills"?
Well, most of them.
Diesels to Euro6 have been on the market since 2014, so some will already comply.
It's camera "enforcement" that's killed Traffic.
The beancounters can clearly see that a set of ANPR cameras can "enforce" many kinds of traffic offence so replaced most of the traffic cops with cameras.
Never mind that a traffic cop can do something on the scene, or spot a driver doing something silly or illegal before they actually crash.
They used to do N-series desktops that came without an OS installed.
I'm not sure if they still do, but if you're buying 50, they will offer it!
However, as a supplier will obviously only offer hardware support if you do that, they can easily scare management away.
And for what the US does about it.
The result of that case will either kill all US "cloud" providers forever, or permit them to have wholly-owned EU subsidiaries.
Yet the US TLAs do not see that - or don't care.
Sure, using most of the certified CE-marked readers, the range is only about 5-10cm
Using a high-powered antenna package, you can get several metres - this is used in other RFID systems, eg automated warehousing to count widgets on a pallet.
However, 5cm is still easily enough to swipe a few hundred cards while on public transport or walking down a busy street.
5cm thick trousers are somewhat less common than casual plate armour.
To some extent, one protection is to fill your wallet with many contactless cards so they all clash.
Or chain mail. That probably works too!
Also, I would hate to be a software designer for company x and wake up dead one day.
You mean "differently alive", surely?
Alas, proving they did it would be difficult in an individual case, and impossible in general.
Indeed, if the real-world figures are even close to accurate, then demanding those limits in 2017 means no new cars in 2017.
One-way serial is extremely common.
I've installed that more times than I can count!
If that switch was exposed, then only two positions would ever get used:
Maximum Fuel Economy
Neither of those are minimum emissions, by a long way!
You have never, ever encountered crushing poverty.
It simply does not exist anywhere in Europe.
The new ones do.
Citroën refreshed the engines in all of them earlier this year, and now even the 1.6 litre takes AdBlue.
That said, it's pretty cheap stuff. Just in daft amounts - seems that the storage tank is not "warning level plus a whole number of bottles", so you either don't top it off or have to store a part-used bottle for a few months.
So how do we get there from here?
It's no good saying "in 20 years we'll have a great system", because I for one expect to live through those years and want a decent standard of living throughout.
Germany imports much of its baseload from Poland, where they burn coal.
They have successfully exported their soot, sulphur, CO2, radioactivity, etc to next country downwind.
You can't help but admire the sheer balls of it - most people couldn't be that evil.
I keep hearing about this, but I don't know anyone who even knows anyone who's actually done it.
The diesel nozzle is wider than the petrol one, so it's pretty obvious.
Seems like an unwarranted fear.
My current diesel's manual even says it has an "anti-misfuelling" device that claims to makes it physically impossible to do. No idea if that's actually true, but it is certainly plausible.
You mean roughly double what we pay for coal electric, roughly 1/3 what we pay for solar PV and considerably less than what we pay for wind electric.
Nuclear isn't cheap, but it's cheaper than the alternatives to burning coal.
The UK already relies heavily on French nuclear plants - and we need more
From hipster suppliers, probably not.
They can be built to last that long, but "artists" rarely pay attention to the actual workings of their designs.
It is good to see that they appear to be using the L70 figure instead of the larger (but useless) L50 though.
Or add $2 of waterproof self-adhesive LED strip, £2 worth of frost and a £10 12VDC power supply to an existing parasol and get something identical.
Start a serious project to move %large item% away from Oracle and onto an open database system.
Oracle will either rapidly drop their price, or you'll begin to get away from their lock-in - and have experience for the next one.
Either way, the taxpayer wins.
And as you're USian, that means that you will lose everything you own and go bankrupt should you, or anyone you care about get sick or be seriously injured.
That's what the health care reforms were intended to prevent.
Insurance is for losses you can't afford - and USians can't afford illness.
For a start, if they don't meet the limits they can't be sold at all.
Some taxes are based on emissions figures, which clearly affect running costs and so have a disproportionate effect on the choice.
Also, not all "low emissions" buyers want a hybrid. Hybrids have poor figures for long, even journeys, often much worse than the "plain" version due to extra battery and drivetrain weight.
A good diesel easily outperforms a good petrol hybrid for this type of use.
No, because the average diesel driver isn't in a hurry to wrap their vehicle around a lamppost.
In general, the large petrol engines are bought by drivers who want to accelerate hard, brake hard and otherwise try to almost, but not quite kill themselves and a few bystanders.
The large diesel engines are bought by people who want to tow caravans.
So petrol are dangerous, diesel are inconvenient.
The smaller engines of both kinds are bought by the majority, who don't really care and just want a nice car to travel in.
At some point, we *do* need to get the average family below 2.0 children - or to put it another way, the average offspring-per-person below 1.0.
Otherwise the planet is not going to be able to provide sufficient (insert stuff here) in the future - infinite population growth is obviously not sustainable in a closed system.
The part that really should worry everyone is that we don't know what the carrying capacity of the planet is.
We may only find out once it's been greatly exceeded for quite some time, which will have pretty hideous results.
A lot of people think we've already exceeded it. This may or may not be true - the error bars are large - but we cannot be that far off.
Looks cured to me.
Also, this is the first one I've decided to make at home. Looks great!