Budget increase and toys is my bet
After seeing how much Ep 7 made, the mouse reckons they can spend more on the next one.
Not to mention the tie-in toys.
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After seeing how much Ep 7 made, the mouse reckons they can spend more on the next one.
Not to mention the tie-in toys.
Same thing, right?
A 15k survey is a pretty good sample size.
If they have a similar error to the polls before the last election (considered "shockingly inaccurate") then Talk Talk saw a drop of between 5% and 10% of their customer base.
Given how tight their margins must be, that's pretty disastrous. If that scale of loss recurs then Dido will have to strap on her parachute quickly, before there isn't a company to leave.
Somebody couldn't believe it wasn't butter.
They know better now.
The law is more important, and the law says that any clause that a consumer who has no easy ability to change EULA clauses would not expect, is invalid an unenforceable.
To pick a daft example:
If the EULA said that you owe Microsoft the blood of your first-born child, would that be valid?
Except that PICs really aren't that cheap.
The silicon costs about the same as a bottom-end ARM, and once you add the compiler (you're not writing anything of real note in pure asm), PIC ends up quite pricey.
Not to mention that quite a few of the PIC application notes are outright wrong.
The crew are primarily there to maintain the ship.
Maintenance, servicing and even heavy repairs are done while under way.
Being out of action is very expensive, and drydock costs can quickly bankrupt an operator - assuming the ship even fits in a drydock at all.
When an engine breaks down the ship slows, the crew fixes it, and they simply arrive at port a few hours late.
Similar for hull repairs.
The usual way of doing IVF is to grab the sperm, rip off the tail and poke it at the egg cell.
Is grabbing a sperm, sticking a motor on it and driving it around less likely to damage it?
Or is this simply a pretty fun way to test something that'll be used elsewhere for other purposes?
That's one of the biggest issues with it. The other being that it's highly deflationary - and both issues are caused by the same design decision.
As I understand it, Bitcoin 'mining' performs the "payment processing" function, where the proof-of-work confirms that some transactions occurred. They get paid by new Bitcoins that spontaneously come into existence.
However, as time passes, more work is needed to produce each new Bitcoin.
Eventually this curve of ever-reducing results means that it costs more hardware and electricity to to mine a Bitcoin than the Bitcoin is worth. This means that all miners must leave the game - either as they see their costs exceed reward, or later when they have lost enough (or everything).
As the miners are the payment processors, the endgame of Bitcoin is that no payment processing occurs and no Bitcoin transfers can take place. At that point Bitcoin is worth nothing at all.
The steady-state of Bitcoin is therefore zero value.
Of course, anyone who gets in at the beginning and leaves at the right moment can get a very large return.
Or they're locked into a two year contract and have to wait for a sufficiently terrible failure before they can escape.
This one should qualify. No emergency telephony is rather serious!
Or you're Pro-Actual-Safety, in which case you would know for certain that bulk collection is worse than useless for protecting the populace.
To use an old analogy, piling on more hay doesn't help find needles.
This kind of bulk collection serves two purposes only.
1) It makes it easy to frame someone you wish to make trouble for. It may not be enough to hang them, but ruining their life and career is quite simple.
2) You can put together a dossier on someone after they have committed atrocities.
It simply does nothing whatsoever to prevent an atrocity - and seems likely to increase the probability of same due to the manpower issue.
At least, all the ones I can remember were insane control freaks who desired to take every bit of privacy and liberty from everyone they could.
Does becoming Home Secretary cause this attitude, or is it only such people who desire the post?
It was Channel 5 that it moved to.
Ah, I remember my entrants into Robot Wars Extreme. They lost most awesomely.
This rather strikes me as clutching at straws - in both cases.
Perhaps future work will flesh out the theory though.
The reset button requires physical access.
If the attacker has physical access then it's already Game Over - at least for normal levels of security.
This type of attack seems to only require the attacker to be in wifi range.
So the van parked outside, your neighbours, or someone a bit further away with a good directional antenna can look at everything on your network.
That could then be used as a springboard for another more serious attack.
In case it's a genuine question (from anyone if not the OP)
It means that they find gender and (at least in theory) species irrelevant. A sapiosexual wants you for your mind, regardless of your physical or actual gender or species.
Human sexuality is weird.
I wonder if that's true of other sapient life - not that I'll ever find out. If we do meet gorgeous blue-skinned aliens, will any of them be interested in any of us?
Then you'll know that GeoIP is basically tosh.
Netflix have both far more users and far more - and unique - data to send.
If we did assume a need to distribute spot price to all meters in the country, there is such a thing as "multicasting", where you send the same packet to all subscribers.
Cellular networks also have a lot of low-level stuff that goes out to every single mobile telephony device, which could be used instead of IP-over-GPRS or similar.
However, I have yet to see any argument that instantaneous spot price is either necessary or desirable at the meter, as opposed to simple banding and shedding command signals.
Those are commonly done with low-frequency signalling on the actual mains supply. (See France)
They use cellular data.
So they don't work in many existing buildings.
The smart meter at work doesn't work at all, which is interesting. All the LCD segments are solidly lit, we have no idea how much we've used until the bill comes.
If any medium-sized or larger business has just one important application that doesn't run perfectly under an upgrade-path Windows 10, and is upgraded without explicit request of the business, that business will immediately sue Microsoft.
How much they win is irrelevant, the publicity would severely damage Microsoft's reputation in the business world.
In that case Charles, it's XP Embedded and has no physical or radio connection to any public network whatsoever.
And is therefore safe and never was going to get any OS updates anyway.
Man rating is such that they could easily go for "Manned launches are first-time only"
Or perhaps second.
There's a lot more unmanned needed that can use the third to 30th launch, so it's fine to do that.
Just Read The Instructions has survived two failed landings.
One where it hit pretty hard and boom, the second where it hit hard enough to bend a leg, fell over and boom.
You repeated the original mistake. It used to be a once-only declaration from the GP, with no re-assessment ever required.
The problem the assessments were intended to solve is very simple:
A lot of claimants no longer had a valid claim, for two major reasons;
a) Their condition had improved.
b) They had died or left the country, someone else was getting the money.
Thus, everyone who was claiming had to be re-assessed.
So far, everything makes sense.
Every claimant should be re-assessed at intervals - their condition may change and thus need more or less help.
Because nobody had been re-assessed for a decade or more, everybody had to be checked at once.
That was fuck up #1
Then the DWP decided to outsource the thing to a random supplier, instead of to GPs. (Not sure why but I suspect BMA complaints)
That was fuck up #2
Then the supplier fucked it up completely.
The idea was good. The implementation was a complete and total fuck up from top to bottom.
Indeed, these devices are for industrial use.
In my experience, HDCP has only resulted in the embarrassment of several CEOs and marketing departments, as it prevented them from playing their own videos at conferences.
HDMI splitters and HDCP strippers are for repeater displays and "comfort" monitors at conferences and the like.
Usually to convert the HDCP "protected" output of a video playback device into HD-SDI for distribution around the venue.
Your product claims to read the data format of %other%, please now demonstrate.
If it won't do so usefully, then give them some time to fix it and eventually can take them to court over it (failure to meet published spec).
If it gets most of the way there, then you can pay them to do the last bit.
An overloaded SMP PSU sags, produces pulsed DC and huge amounts of electromagnetic emissions.
That doesn't affect resistive loads like heaters, but is extremely bad for electronics.
Trident is very different to Death Stars - the intention is never to use Trident, it exists to ensure that nobody else ever uses their Trident-equivalent.
The Empire always intended to use their Death Stars, as the Rebels didn't have any of their own that they could blow up important Empire planets with.
However, I don't see how they can possibly have a case when their own documentation specifically recommends using the same style as MS Office.
Direct quote from Microsoft's User Interface Principles document:
For example, if your application supports, application or an add-on for, Office OneNote 2003, it is wise to follow the styles of UI and interactivity standards of Office—and OneNote itself, in particular. This includes using the Office-style command bars instead of the standard toolbars, and other such things— both visual and behavioral.
It seems that MS have never really understood localisation, it's always been a last-moment bolt-on that gets broken in odd ways.
I've yet to see any usable localisation tools from them at all, which is probably one reason.
"Files are locked..."
No, files are locked if the application requests a lock when opening them.
Or the application doesn't ask for a lock and doesn't get one.
That is sensible and extremely useful.
It is generally bad to delete a file from under the user, so many editors (Word etc) do ask for the lock.
And many don't. The decent text and code editors don't, instead opting to be notified if the file is changed or deleted out from under it.
But even Microsoft can't write two versions of MS Office that round-trip.
Or even one version in some cases.
The inertia is nothing to do with feature parity or UI similarities - after all, MS Office' radical UI overhaul took three versions to reach all the applications in the suite.
Computer says you go home now. Bye!
Min, mean, median, mode, max...
Heck, just publish the complete list. It'd make several pretty graphs.
SRBs are basically a metal tube.
There's very little in them that's breakable - other than gaskets that were expected to be replaced every time.
Liquid engines are really expensive with loads of fiddly bits to go wrong.
They are aiming to get 30 launches out of each engine. If they get a 10th of that, it's a gamechanger.
Deleted or changed? Almost certainly not.
Read by anyone determined enough to try? Quite probably, given the general lackadaisical approach to online data security.
It's supposed to indicate that it's supplementary to normal Over The Air (OTA) broadcast.
One alternative I've seen elsewhere is a set of individual fire-extinguisher "tubes".
You put one inside every piece of kit the could start a fire.
If it starts heating too much the tube melts at the hottest spot and poof! the fire is doused.
There's a sensor at the end of each tube to detect a discharge.
It probably damages the kit it's inside - but that was on fire anyway.
Quiet, simple and relatively cheap.
Couple with a zoned sprinkler system over the AC and I suspect you'd never lose more than the box that went on fire.
Ah, but what about the private companies who have acquired this info?
Does this now mean all those "private parking scare-letter" companies can be torn asunder and their corpses hung from pikes?
So Comcast are using data that they know to be incomplete and likely incorrect, and refusing to properly check it until the press get involved?
Sounds like fraud to me.
It makes an incident more likely, as it's much easier to attack a stationary, slow-moving queue outside a venue than to actually go to the trouble of getting a ticket and going in.
Plus a getaway car becomes both possible and a weapon.
It's effectively worse than useless.
That was apparently the idea.
You were supposed to walk into an EE store with an "empty" one and they'd swap it for a "full" one.
Probably sounded great to scientifically illiterate management.
Including the "If not realised, we take your liver" clause?
There are cases where outsourcing makes sense.
1) It's a very common, generic function that almost everyone needs. Eg payroll processing, banking, component manufacture.
2) It's a one-off, high-skill design job or buyout component.
Note how neither of these ever involve a transfer of staff.
The "oh, I have some extra coins" thing is also a common scam.
By bouncing a few coins around it's relatively easy to get a tired cashier to give too much change - or even the original large note back.
So they are always told "ring it all into the till, give exactly what it says".
And how many in Windows? And OSX?
There's no way of knowing how many accidental bugs or deliberate back doors exist in any closed-source software.
It is at least theoretically possible to find and fix them in open-source.
Both of them will contain bugs - they're written by people.
Including relatively programmable silicon that can be configured to handle a variety of source and target encodings.
Or just go for commodity GPGPU, which is slower but much cheaper.
Pixel resolution is a fairly meaningless quality measurement in video anyway.
If the video is 3840x2160 but breaks up into clearly visible encoding blocks at any point, the video is unwatchably bad.
Even if it doesn't break up, the sustained bitrate you can actually get from your ISP will probably wipe out any possible extra detail.
At 1280x720 the same bandwidth can probably encode a much better looking video, and your 4k screen can upscale the result to give something objectively and subjectively better.
The Joint European Torus does produce more energy than it consumes.
The current trouble is that they can't fuel it while it's running, which means it only burns for a minute or so before it runs out.
Refuelling while running is the current technical challenge for fusion.