Re: Anyone who puts the milk in tea whilst the bag is still in the cup
>You can count me as one of the weirdos that puts milk in Earl Grey though.
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>You can count me as one of the weirdos that puts milk in Earl Grey though.
You'd get some spectacular battery fires
Reminds me of the time I was interviewing a structural engineer for my self build, and trying to impress me with his knowledge, he said that my 1860 stone staircase was 'cantilevered' and the iron and wood balustrade takes most of the load. Suffice to say he didn't get hired.
"The flexing and bending of a wing in flight is intended by design, and a very rigid wing would break much more easily. Skyscrapers are also designed this way, to actually sway a little – it makes them far more robust."
They could make the wing more rigid, but it would weigh more, reducing payload, range, and efficiency. They don't actually care how much it bends as long as it doesn't break.
For civil engineers, it is cost vs bending, though the deflection limits are normally set by Building Standards/Codes.
The cellular carriers are not going to install expensive LTE base-stations in rural areas because there will be too few LTE capable handsets there to justify the investment.
The only currently viable option is satellite broadband.
Could be that it is blocked in the network, but the app doesn't even try as it would get a timeout, and they're doing this in an effort to be a little more slick and user friendly. The blocking while roaming might just be collateral damage from over-simple code.
Try posting anything Kurdish to Facebook, especially flags, and see how long your account stays up. Facebook even censors an entire race/culture on behalf of another race/country.
When the chips are down (pun intended) ARM does the same functionality in less silicon area, so the chips cost less, and Intel could never price match and still make a profit.
A fall while wearing a Harness & Lanyard can cause suspension trauma, which can be fatal if not rescued quickly enough. Do not use a harness while working alone.
It has been Openreach policy for a while that their employees are not allowed to enter attics, maybe this incident was the cause? When they recently fixed my parents phone line, they left the cable dangling through an open window and left instructions for me to put it through the attic and connect it to the socket when I got back from work. It seems that these days if you want decent rural broadband you can upgrade the Openreach cable yourself ;)
This is all part of the cunning plan to persuade their customers to upgrade their devices. After all, they need the revenue.
I read 'magnetic isolation' as in a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circulator which was used in first generation mobile phones to help prevent the transmit signal jamming the receiver. 2G phones and WIFI use Time Domain Multiple Access so don't transmit and receive at the same time.
The article isn't very clear about the mechanism, but is it changing the antenna shape by heating?
Try adjusting the spark gap first.
As usual, journos don't check the story before publishing. The rules for air shipping Lithium batteries are a lot more complex than just 'banned'.
One of the classics in C is swapping in >> where you had a /, forgetting both the precedence and rounding rules.
By having all the Redis servers on identical hardware they all failed in the same way at the same time, which is a kind of single point of failure. No redundancy of design.
Did they ever test their ability to withstand power failure by interrupting the power to part of the installation and see what happens?
"So you're better off with crap generated inside the server box (such as a microphone picking up noise from the fan)"
The microphone might also pick up the voice that you are trying to encrypt, and the fan (or other part directly connected to the power supply) will vary in sympathy with processor load, potentially leaking entropy or even clear text into the random generator, compromising the encryption.
It's interesting how many Commentards didn't understand the article.
"Converting it to light would be nice, but materials which can absorb heat and generate light don't, AFAIK, exist."
That would be an incandescent light bulb filament.
Recharging an electric car sized battery would release large quantities of oxygen gas, which is a major fire hazard. NASA learnt this the hard way with Apollo 1.
"The way they make diesel engines run fewer NOx emissions is to make it run hotter and on an oil burner, that means pumping in more fuel. On a petrol, you do the opposite, you lean the mixture off."
No, in diesels, hotter burn = more NOx, but higher efficiency. Later, slower, or tailed off burn reduces NOx but reduces efficiency. Another way is to lower the compression ratio, but that makes the engine difficult to start.
On petrol, lean mixture causes hotter burn = more NOx, but higher efficiency.
for giving noobs non-standard-compiler-feature ammunition to shoot themselves with.
"lot of it requires outdated versions of IE"
Seems you need urgent upgrades your software anyway, so maybe Win 10 is a blessing in disguise.
You can't make anyone work for free.
QNX comes to mind, as that has all drivers and networking in userland.
"One thing that appears to be missing from the IP protocol is a concrete way to indicate network congestion to endpoints by signals originating at the affected point in the intervening infrastructure."
Erm, yes there is. Indeed congestion signalling and control is the critical core and often misunderstood part of TCP. It is achieved by ramping up the packet rate until the round trip time starts to increase, as that is when the packets start to fill the queues in the routers along the route. There is no point in having more than one or two packets in any queue. This maximises the throughput while also sharing the bandwidth equitably with other traffic.
Yeah, their royalty rates fell after smack-down by the European Commission:
Lithium cells are at risk of thermal runaway due to deposition of lithium metal within the cell, which can be caused by overheating, overcharge, over-discharge, charging below 0 Celsius, or mechanical damage. The venting gas is a mixture of Hydrogen and CO2, and smaller amounts of CO, CH4, C2H4, and C2H6 due to high temperature reactions of the cell chemicals. Hydrogen ignites when it reaches sufficient temperature in the presence of oxygen, but that temperature is caused by the thermal runaway within the cell.
To meet EC regulations, the cells must have electronic protection against charging below 0 Celsius or too high a temperature, overcharging, and over-discharging. Cells in series must have cell balancing circuitry. Has anyone done a tear-down and verified that the EE power bars have this protection circuitry?
The FBI will have known which documents he had access to, giving them very large cribs to attack the ciphers, without even considering the password. They were looking for known knowns, not known unknowns or unknown knowns.
You missed the point, which is cheaper hardware. A good example is Realtek ethernet MACs, which are as cheap and simple as they could make them, offloading most of the functionality to the driver software. The phy will be next, because it typically has a dedicated mask programmed DSP, but as CPUs get DSP like instruction sets the signal processing can be done there instead. The same cost reduction could be applied to computer radio interfaces too.
Yeah, the smartphones.
Silicon baking processes are optimised for what they are trying to make. Microcontrollers integrate processor, ram, and flash memory all on the same silicon by compromising the foundry process to get all the parts to work, but they all end up sub-optimal which is why microcontrollers have lower performance and smaller memories than their dedicated counterparts.
“We show an experimental demonstration of an actual memcomputing architecture that solves the NP-complete version of the subset sum problem in only one step and is composed of a number of memprocessors that scales linearly with the size of the problem”
Yeah, but the interconnect between all these memprocessors rises exponentially. Similar to an FPGA, you have to program all that interconnect too, and that takes a long time, and can only solve one problem with each programming.
Remember that this is in the US, where they are only just starting to roll out chip and pin.
"So all debuggers have to run with root privs?"
No, the debugger can run the app as a child process, retaining the ability to peek into its innards.
"Reddit jons the HTTPS-only stampede"
Is that joins or jons?
Before making accusations of ignorance, may I suggest that you first research the Koran, the Hadiths, and the culture. There are exhortations of the 'kill everyone who doesn't agree with them' type in there, thankfully most submitters to the religion don't do that these days. Along with the positives, there is also a rich history of jihad, subjugation of women and minorities, and other things that Western culture consider to be negative.
" It's a dumb narrative as there's 1.6 billion muslims in the world from every walk of life and one thing that I certainly do agree with this guy on is the danger and idiocy of Islamophobia."
That's an implied threat against anyone who questions that religion. It is a regression to pre-Enlightenment attitudes of religious repression of thought and speech.
C'mon, any fool knows that the real Mossad calling card is a shekel on the pillow... especially intimidating if you wake up to find it on your pillow.
"In some cars you're correct, but for the majority of cars on the road there isn't. I drive a Peugeot 107..."
Synchromesh on reverse is unusual, Peugeot even have a patent on it: http://www.google.co.uk/patents/US4640141
In most manual gearbox cars the only thing preventing you inadvertently selecting reverse gear is some kind of extra selection device, e.g. a pull-up collar on the gear stick, or a push down mechanism on the stick. If you really really want to select reverse whilst travelling forward at speed, you can.
Capacitors have more of a problem with low pressures, especially types that do not have a hard case, e.g. resin dipped tantalum. The airworthiness directives are a good guide.
Many of the good ideas have already been invented. They could make the entire deck of the barge out of that grab grill, the landing wouldn't need to be so precise, and the rocket exhaust would go straight through, reducing the landing flare (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_flare) instability.
Ah okay, you'd have kicked out Steve Jobs?
Early signs of dementia include paranoia. Maybe time to go see your doctor?
The main issue here is that Carnegie-Mellon took so long to file suit. If Marvell had been challenged earlier they could have raised their selling price for the chip by the 50c patent license fee. Carnegie-Mellon should be penalised for taking so long to take action against Marvell.
> In any case, all this article is about is the European Commission asking some questions to see if a investigation is required into a service Apple hasn't even launched yet.
This is the European Commission asking some questions to see if some illegal contracts have been signed between Apple and the music industry.
"I suggest you read the upgrade EULA before clicking through, it's possible to give away your current rights even if MS cant unilaterally remove them."
EULA != the law, consumer rights trump EULAs
There are several RTOSs on the ISS, including eCOS and QNX. RTEMS is also frequently used in space missions.