If this is flight control software, it should be run from the cloud?
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If this is flight control software, it should be run from the cloud?
get-coat -exit "Stage Left" -nowait
Given the fact that security is an afterthought in the Internet of (woolly) Things, I expect it will be trivial for a) a rustler to be a hacker and make off with the sheep without the farmer suspecting a thing, and b) the farmer faking their sheep's credentials and getting whatever EU credits they can and are not eligible for.
This also means that farmers will have to carry the burden of proof when their sheep start downloading sheep-shagging videos under extreme porn laws.
So what would you call a website in New Zealand?
Is it New Zealandish, New Zealander or New Zealandesque?
The nationality on my New Zealand passport says "New Zealand"; my wife's Irish passport says "Irish".
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 as seen on B787's:
Length: 4.738 m; Diameter: 2.85 m; Dry weight: 5,765 kg
This is less than a quarter of the volume of a 7x13 m reactor, and I'd hate to think what the mass of the reactor would be- I'm guessing 200+ tonnes?
So it may have roughly equivalent power output to today's engines (which are only getting more efficient), but I can't see its power:weight or thrust:weight ratios allowing for it to be used in aviation any time ever.
And not a duckfaced teen in sight.
What's your point? I have learned to fly. I have aviated in gliders, parapents, light aircraft, helicopters, balloons and parachutes. I have hang gliders still on my list, although you won't get me in a microlight. But until I win Lotto and get a Martin Jetpack, there's not a lot else that can fill that microflying niche.
Now I'm interested in UAVs. These have many advantages not available to other more traditional aircraft- for example giving you the chance to melt the front of your camera up close and personal in Icelandic volcanoes. And not even a Martin Jetpack can help you do that.
Secondly, at some point, we expect satiation and thus increasing efficiency...
I read that as sanitation and wondered if we will all now start pooing more?
The security flaws were discovered... after reading about problems in another (old and discontinued) Heatmiser product...
The definition of a masochist: someone who paints themselves into a corner, then goes back for a second coat.
FFS, when will they (manufacturers of IOT Thingies) learn? It's only been several decades now.
Using a fingerprint as security is doomed, as many have commented. Personally, I agree but for other reasons as well.
As I go about my daily life, I leave a bit of fingerprint here, there, everywhere. I don't do this for my PINs or passwords. It wouldn't take much for someone to scrape together a few samples of my fingerprint scraps, stitch them together (I half expect Photoshop to do this OOB) and then manufacture a quality facsimile of my print.
I've already seen with mine own eyes another fingerprint reader work with a photocopy of a fingerprint.
And once compromised, it's not as if you can reset your fingerprint.
If you ask 100 people on the street what is wrong with TV, none of them will say "Resolution" - Nicholas Negroponte, M.I.T.
No, but I do say "Frame Rate". I can't stand the jittering strobe caused by fast pan and slow frames.
Yes, I've done it. When splicing cables, you loop each side, inject light across the join and look at the joint attenuation from the other side. It's standard practice, or at least it was when I did it in 1998.
talking AI toasters that won't accept you want something else for breakfast
As built by the customer retention division of Comcast?
I might be doing nothing wrong, and I might have nothing to fear, but I still lock the toilet door when I'm on the crapper.
Which is why, after being on teh intertoobz for the past 20 years, I'm now reluctantly researching which VPN provider best suits my needs. Although I'm sure one day, some organ of the state will point a finger and say: Why is he using VPN? Must be up to no good!
It's easy to remember unique, high-entropy passwords specific to individual websites if you have the right algorithm.
For example: for each website (say, this one) you have a strongish stock password root that you use everywhere ("amonkeystolemybananas" or "T!f2A3^5", it doesn't matter it's the only thing you need to remember). You then append or prepend something based on the URL (say every odd letter of the domain "hrgsecu") and potentially a time-based value with keyshift ("jan" > "ksm") somewhere as well.
For extra-high value sites, use a second stock password and generate similarly.
So potentially a password would look like hrgsecuT!f2A3^5ksm and problem solved.
I see a red door and I want it painted vantablack
No colors any more, I want them to turn vantablack
- Mick Jagger
(Helicopter icon, because it's... vantablack!)
"Then they just insist you should take their service at your next place of abode."
Then tell them you're emigrating to the Outer Hebrides.
-Oh, you don't have coverage there? What a pity.
-Oh you do have coverage there? My mistake I meant to say I was emigrating to Mururoa Atoll.
Here in NZ (a generally liberal and progressive country) we now see nappy ads that have the black censorship rectangle jiggling over the baby's bottom as he toddles down a corridor.
A backwards step and panders to the Won't Somebody Think Of Teh Children brigade.
It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.
I shall just leave this here:
Let's see them pack that inside 2U and FCoE...
Mine's the one with the Sub-Etha Sens-O-Matic and the Electronic Thumb in the pocket...
If there are any devs in Auckland, NZ, then there is a hacker event coming up very soon (this weekend, register now!) to play with real-time data on our transport network. Check out #hackakl on Twitter.
If you want both USB3 for your lappy and micro SD for your phone, try something like the USB3/mSD adapter. (It works, bitches.)
I'm reminded of a certain company that refines palm oil, and also provides something that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike IT support.
But! But! But a violinist playing C8 (4186 kHz) and swaying back and forwards across the stage will be pushing that phase all over the place! That's why I always use a three-legged pinewood milking stool (imported via fairtrade and sourced secondhand from goatherding Albanian peasants, a snip at only £1799) in my anechoic room, so that I don't get antiphase reflections from the chair's back support destructively interfering with the incoming wavefront. For what antiphase I do get, I find the pinewood gives softer reflections and a warmer decoherence, allowing me to achieve that finest audio quality that Nickleback always intended to produce.
Aliens vs. Ewoks.
Longdrops contaminate groundwater. The problem exists, and this device is a good solution. It sterilises the waste and turns it into something useful. If nothing else, this device will slow the spread of waterborne diseases.
Having travelled overland thru Africa for three months, visiting most places starting with "Z", and many others, all I can say is I came to really appreciate a freshly dug longdrop.
There were flush toilets (squat) with no running water that people still used, that I had to use.
There were long drops with wicker lids, writhing with maggots in the full sun.
There were outhouses that reeked of ammonia so strongly, you literally couldn't breath. Literally.
There were times we dug our own shallow holes in a farmer's field and did our business there.
In the Serengeti, you don't even go behind a bush. Lions lurk behind bushes. You do it on open ground.
I was just a visitor. I only began to understand the issues faced by the locals every day for their whole lives.
So I applaud initiatives like this. Anything that makes life better for rural Africans. Anything that "just works", requires minimal and simple maintenance, and costs very little, can only be a good thing.
"I was inspired to build it after seeing the stack of Class A amps being used by Pink Floyd on their 'Tour 72' tour where they debuted Dark side."
Upvoted for a) getting The Floyd into an audiophilia thread and b) Just Being There, in '72. I have to content myself with watching Live At Pompeii. I was only old enough to see them in '87, but it is still the best concert I've ever attended, with RW's recent The Wall a close second.
There is a legal concept called "expectation of privacy". Wearing a bikini, you have little expectation of privacy. Wearing street clothes, like a skirt, you have much more. Wearing a burka you have the most.
Also, the range the photo is taken from is probably importan. You're not a peeping tom if you glance into a window from the street. If you press your nose up against it though, you probably are. Taking a photo from eye level or waist level is OK. Taking it from knee level, pointing up and at close range and you've got bigger problems than focal length.
IANAL, but it seems to me there are too many laws criminalising specifc acts that are perfectly well covered under broader laws.
Could they not have prosecuted under a public order crime law, or perhaps offensive behaviour instead? Very few people would disagree that upskirting is offensive, both to the victim, to women and to the public in general.
Back in the 1950s, my mother worked as a lab tech at an animal research facility in NZ. Her colleague was pipetting bull semen when she caught an air bubble, and got a mouthful.
Rule 34 probably applies here, but this happened even before ARPANET.
[The members of "The People's Front of Judea" are sitting in the amphitheatre. Stan has just announced that he wants to be a woman and wants to be called "Loretta," and is explaining why.]
Stan: I want to have babies.
Reg: You want to have babies?!?!
Stan: It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them.
Reg: But ... you can't HAVE babies!
Stan: Don't you oppress me!
Reg: I'm not oppressing you, Stan. You haven't got a womb! Where's the foetus gonna gestate? You gonna keep it in a box?
@ Graham Marsden: My FX-82 died that way too, until I cleaned the switch contacts with a bit of isopropyl alcohol. That worked fine for a while longer, and upon its ensuing re-death, a judicious application of emery paper to the metal contacts worked a treat.
Sorry, tonysmith, you're mistaken. While Stalin and Mao were atheists, they didn't commit their atrocities BECAUSE of their atheism. Hitler was a Catholic. He didn't commit his atrocities because of his Catholicism, although he was aided and abetted by the Catholic church. The common denominator here is that these people were leaders of totalitarian regimes. They committed the atrocities because of this.
On the other hand, atrocities like the crusades and suicide bombing ARE committed because of religion.
Consider that none of Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, Napoleon, Cortes etc. believed in pixies. Christianity does not believe in pixies. This clearly shows the moral deficiency of non-pixie religions like Christianity.
I suggest you have a read of something like http://wiki.ironchariots.org/index.php?title=20th_century_atrocities to get a better understanding of what you are alleging.
Fail yourself. If you read the article, you'll see: "The hardware failure at 4.30 am shut down the company’s safety systems, and at 5.30 am, the company decided to close the tunnels. The affected safety systems include emergency response, radio transmission systems, signage, smoke exhaust and water deluge."
Running a tunnel without safety systems like these would be gross negligence. Even if running traffic through in escorted convoy, there could be a nose-to-tail causing a fire. Without smoke exhaust and water deluge, let alone emergency response, that could be catastrophic. Need I explain it more?
Thanks, el Reg, for borking my Ascii Art!
I really do wonder what he might have got if he had built his own private jet? I am starting to imagine that it could be accurately represented in ASCII Art.
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"Aesthetics and technology were closed books to him and, had he had his way, burnt and buried books as well." - Douglas Adams
Form over function, possibly. Style over substance, not so much. It would have to have style.
Even if I was a gazillionaire, this is not a boat that would remotely interest me. The only redeeming feature is the destroyer bow, a design I might incorporate into my (imaginary) mega-yacht as a nod to my RN forbears.
FWIW, Shenandoah is much more to my taste.
Although everyone loves to dump on FB, it does have its uses*. There are friends and companies I genuinely want to get updates from. There are hobbies and interests I have that I want to learn more about. FB used to be good for this.
However I now notice that I don't get all the updates from everything that I have tagged- if I go to that feed's FB page, I am starting to see that only some of their posts have made it through to me. FB is starting to lose its attraction, but what's the alternative? G+ is a ghost town as far as I'm concerned.
* And I'm aware that I am grist for the mill. I don't post anything I don't mind being in the public domain.
We miss you.
And in such a universe, it's almost certain that these entities have already arisen by chance. One may just have to look very hard to find them- I can imagine a cloud of these somewhere in interstellar or intergalactic space.
If they emit no energy, so as to not break the laws of thermodynamics*, how does one use them as a crystal? Currently crystals are used by energising them and allowing them to oscillate, but they do emit energy.
* The Laws Of Thermodynamics, to wit:
Law 1: You can't win, you can only break even.
Law 2: You can only break even at absolute zero.
Law 3: You can't reach absolute zero.
Law 0: You must play the game at all times.
I sincerely hope the images presented to the chimps weren't in Smell-o-vision.
The actual first broadcast was:
All your base are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time.
(The fact of the broadcast happening has been suppressed by the Zero Wing conspiracy)
99.999999999% annual data durability - in other words, in a year you should expect to lose about 1kilobyte of data for every terabyte stored, if you haven't annoyed the BOFH. (YMMV, E&OE, IANAL)
Oh, and megathrust earthquake followed by tsunami followed by diesel generator inundation followed by nuclear meltdown at more than two sites simultaneously notwithstanding.
Can I expect Dazzle makeup to become de rigeur in the PRC now?
This ruling gives carte blanche to pervert cops to oogle anybody they want, on any trumped-up charge they can think of. I can't wait to see what lawsuits are spawned from this one, and what payouts people get when the decision is finally overturned.
A spot of fishing, anybody?
" on the basis of the evidence available, no crime had been committed "
I'm surprised I'm the first to point this out, but even when a crime *has* been committed (and there are many, many examples of this), *still* nothing gets done except move the perp to another diocese.
Catholic bashing? Nope. Immoral, hypocritical, vindictive, evil organisation bashing? You betcha.
... but Western Australia?!?
And if the 3D model is incorrect, or out of date, and you still manage to dig through your neighbour's Internet connection, who is liable? I think I can guess the answer.