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Nobody tries to retrieve, or even approach, enemy military satelites.
A block of C4, some ball-bearings and a proximity fuse and the other side loses a $$Bn space plane.
That's why the air force space shuttle never happened
Re: portrait or landscape
It's not for you to read - it's for everyone else to see that you have one
Re: I could start my business in the Dales
I need to put my programmers in London since I need a base of 10Million people to find 20 c++ programmers. I could outsource the management to wherever can provide suits able to "leverage synergy" cheapest
A government that couldn't forsee that invading a country, removing the rulers, arming a bunch of rival warlords and then leaving could lead to terrorism - is going to decide which starup will be the new Google or Facebook.
I need 20 C++ programmers, I could start my business in the Dales but I might have slightly more difficulty finding them than if I started in London.
I'm a c++ programmer, I could move to the Dales in the hope of finding finding a job, or I could move to London and find 20.
Re: The "where does he work" question is interesting
If you are a British citizen going to the US on visa-waiver you can do work - just have to be careful about the definition of work.
For example, you can sell, demonstrate, install or test equipment made outside the US but you can't train locals on using it and "repair" always got a bit tricky.
You can go to company meetings but not company training.
There are some loopholes used by some illegal immigrants who register a foreign corporation and then work in the US for that corporation, and are taxed - but are illegal
Re: pre-shattered dreams
You could still work from the beach in Aberdeen - then you wouldn't have to worry about the sun or mosquitoes. It would still rain and your battery would still die after 2 hours and you would be even more paranoid about the locals
Re: There must be better ways
If you think about it he isn't "working" in Thailand he is working in the USA for the American startup.
If he is taking anyone's job it is an American's. He is bringing cash into Thailand which he is spending locally, potentially training or at least encouraging, Thais to get into the business.
The Thai authorities kicking people like him out to move to the country next door so they can go back to basing their GDP on having younger hookers than their neighbours doesn't seem to have massive macro-economic benefits.
A flat-rate visa+tax for people living their but working overseas seems to make sense. especially since you are never going to be able to track their actual PAYE, become a Monoco or Dubai for programmers.
I no what it is
A grammar checker
Re: Translation please
Yes - they don't play polo.
Re: be careful about calling it Non- or Pre-Digital
A properly designed gear tooth will transfer torque continually
AFAIK this doesn't count teeth but uses gear cones as a variable transmission
Limited to 20 samples
But they are analogue samples and so much purer
A real mathematician can hear the subtle details compared to this modern digital computer stuff
Re: Paper techs......
Was it in Australia where somebody had trained a ferret (or whatever the probably venomous local equivalent is) to run through cable ways with a string tied round it ?
But because it was a union job they had to get a union card for it.
Re: So microsoft exams can be passed by 6 year olds
Then we would have a generation of graduates who knew lambda calculus, formal logic and Turing machines but had done no programming. Actually we wouldn't because nobody would sign up to those degrees.
If you want people with a solid grounding rather than just knowing Java - the maths departments are full of them. Computer science is only applied formal logic.
Re: I suppose sending a 5 year old out to work on computers ...
It would allow for denser server rooms if we could employ children to crawl behind the racks in search of CAT5. Allegedly the failure of Sun's "server room in a shipping container" was because many Unix greybeards couldn't fit their manly bellies inside.
Re: Was it a bad move?
Possibly a contract with a figure for how much Apple would buy, would have allowed them to go to the bank for more money to get more time to finish the job
Re: Ahh robot wars
That was Clarkson having to black-up, wear dreads and do a Liverpool accent?
That explains a lot of things ...
Re: "Blunkett can go fuck himself."
It's OK, the black lab was just Nick Clegg in a costume.
An earlier, but less successful, attempt at a coalition
Re: Planning conundrum
The planning system is one of the last vestiges of C19 reform.
It stops you having houses built up against the wall of your sulfur belching gas works.
Ironically now it means you can't build flats in the same high rise as your office but have to put them in identical high rises 10miles apart and drive between them.
Re: Kiss your files goodbye
Many users don't live in an underground bunker using Windows only to design their next death ray.
Many users are people whose main online data is a bookmark to a recipe site and don't feel that this needs to be stored with quantum encryption in a explosive rigged black box in a dungeon under a fortress of doom.
Re: It's not Europe's problem to fix
Europe could say - allow this to go through and all safe harbour provisions are cancelled.
So it is illegal for any US company to process any data subject to data protection act in europe and we will look into whether the same will apply to Facebook pages, Gmail etc.
Then Facebook/MSFT/Google can wave this at the senators and say that billions of jobs will be lost if this happens.
Re: Yeah right
It doesn't even need to be the FBI
Anybody can file in federal court, in say east Texas, and demand all the defendants documents under disclosure, with this they could demand all the documents held overseas.
So Billy-Bob either on his own, or paid by say a US oil company, could get a judge to hand over all BPs data if they were stupid enough to host it on a service that used American servers.
An American drug company could get a single local judge to rule that the NHS violated American anti-trust and all its patient data should be available for him and his marketing chums.
Re: So should we have good design or not?
>as big as it is to take a UK 13 amp plug.
Which is as big as it is in case you ever need to stop invading tanks
Apple a company that started by making boxes to steal from ATT
That then copied Xerox's gui
Then LG's touchscreen phone
If your only innovation is making things shiny and rounded then you are lucky to get 6months
Re: Simpler argument?
Half the industry representatives wanted to use it for data and wanted efficent 64byte packets
Half wanted it for phones and wanted low latency 32byte packets
A bit like deciding that trucks should drive on the right for compatibility with europe but still having buses drive on the left so they didn't need to change the door.
Re: Simpler argument?
The ITU is not the UN - that was part of the muddying the waters campaign - the US passed a ruling saying no to the UN having control and used that to veto ITU.
But it would set a precedent.
Russia would seize the code for estonia, the US would have its own DNS that resolved differently.
The French would decide that all .com should really go to .fr if used inside France
The scots would decide that McDonalds.com should resolve to a small cafe in Edinburgh - except if your ISP was owned by an American corporation. Microsoft.com would go to gotse if you typed it on a Mac.
Re: Simpler argument?
There is international law on things like phone codes - the international telecommunications union
The US successfully lobbied to stop the ICANN contract going to them - remember all those stories in the summer about the threat of internet being taken over by the communist/foreigner loving UN ?
Re: Bizarre in many ways
But the IRA were never terrorists, they were just criminals (although now completely innocent)
That's why we didn't need to have all our phone calls recorded and which TV shows we watch tracked.
And Iran gets .com
Compensation for the shooting down of its airliner
Re: The bible is a book ?
>The Bible's an usual series, in that it started dark and edgy, then got rebooted to light and fluffy.
No it's just a rip off of the Terminator
In part 1 the central character is an all powerful destroyer who doesn't stop wiping out everybody who opposes him
In part 2 he is switched 180deg into a fluffy empathising do-gooder who is there to sacrifice himself to save everyone
They are a computer, they send data across the network to other computers internally and externally.
It's precisely as difficult as securing other computers in your organisation.
Re: No case
Wouldn't this also apply to price labels in a shop?
I can't comparison shop becuase by reading your supermarket's price label I have to agree to your T&Cs
Re: Learning Linux source code off by heart
You can always hire IBM consultants to tell you what Microsoft OS to buy - now that they don't tell you what IBM HW to run it on
Re: More AC pro-MS propaganda.
>And Microsoft make a profit - unlike Amazon.
And my daughter's class bake sale made a profit and GM doesn't - so pink is the best color for a car
Re: Stupid question
>Finding Linux admins willing to take a pay cut to match Windows admin salaries is the hard part.
According to Microsoft the rockstar/Wall St salaries demanded by all Linux sysadmins is what keeps Micosoft's TCO so low. I would love to know which firms they surveyed
Re: What's so neat about it?
It might still make it easier to do tests involving other drivers or visiting journalists and you can claim the testt were under real conditions.
Re: what's the big deal?
They have an aircraft hanger big enough to build a hollowed out volcano inside
Musk has rockets and wants to build a mono-rail from LA.
Ellison has his own private island
Has somebody checked if Zuckerberg's parents were killed in front of him by robbers and how he feels about bats?
Re: The sweeney...?
They both had Jags.
Now the police have Astra diesels
Re: The greatest threats to us are home grown terrorists who thrive on feeding us terror.
The ones that came closest to blowing me up on a couple of occasions were home grown terrorists - but they were white and christian and so don't count.
Why only in Europe?
Most terrorism happens outside europe.
So it would make most sense to share this information with governments where the terrorists are going.
So your credit card, name, address, email and internet traffic should really be given to the Iranians, Russians, Chinese, Cubans etc when you fly there - just as it is given to the Americans.
Re: Let's cut to the chase
That's not how science works.
Following measurements of 4 (+/- 1) legs, a 90% confidence detection of a head and a mass estimate of quite-big we announce the discovery of the horse.
It could be a cow.
Then with a bigger collider we could investigate the presence of udders.
Re: Is there space for the Mother of All Colliders in Denmark?
Erm you do know that the Nobel committee is in Sweden?
Re: Just as I thought...
The Higgs doesn't have gravity properties, it has mass properties.
Heads will roll
Comrade colonel, I can report the first battalion of the people's cyber warfare regiment have penetrated to the heart of the hated capitalist paper tiger of western imperialism.
Congratulations - the Whitehouse, the NSA, the milk marketing board?
No comrade colonel, we now have names and social security numbers of the feared postal employees!
You stupid boy Zhang...
Re: It's OK...
Now that the US and China are partners in the war on terror - shouldn't they be sharing all their information anyway?
It's only by having copies of regular people's selfies that terrogeddon is prevented
Re: I worked for Railtrack/Network Rail
If we make all the rails longer will they still fit in the country or will we have to move Scotland?
All engineering is a money saving exercise.
"engineering is the art of doing for 10 shillings what any fool can do for a pound."
That's why we have cool toys, because engineers made them cheap and reliable
Re: I have an addiciton...
That's why the treaty of Utrecht and Eu VAT regulations are such popular reading for all holiday makers.
Re: I'm a bit curious...
If they are anything like the TSA they probably nicked one.
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