Re: Harvey's law
" it borders on the psychopathically suicidal."
It did say "in paris"!
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" it borders on the psychopathically suicidal."
It did say "in paris"!
Not necessarily, it's like inventing a rubber magnet and saying this will allow tires and electric motors to be combined instead of separate so it will be more efficient.
It doesn't say what the capacity is but it does so the life of the battery is comparable to other rechargeable, which is usually a lot less than the life of solar panels.
So this breakthrough gives you no way to tune the storage capacity for the application and you get to throw away the whole system in a year when the battery capacity has dropped.
Unfortunately that only works with foreigners.
While speaking slowly and loudly in English naturally allows foreigners to understand that only works for English - foreign languages aren't comprehensible by normal chaps.
There isn't really any need to do super ninja submarine cable taps (which are rather trickier with a modern fibre cable than they were int he days of telephones) when the cable lands at a dozen countries who are all very willing to assisting their friends .
Alcatel-Lucent have insisted that all messages on the cable are in French rendering them completely unintelligible to British intelligence
The $15M is what they charge commecially to launch something - they are doing very good business at that rate.
To put a 15kg science payload around mars meas lifting a lot more than that from the ground. The MOM craft was about 1.3T, of which about 60% was fuel, the rest is the booster engines needed to get it out of Earth's gravity, and into Mar's safely, the panels to provide enough power at that much further distance from the Sun and the communications feed.
The launch costs of the Indian rocket are $15M, - admittedly for only about 1/3 the mass to GTO of SpaceX.
And yet while you were living in those conditions your government was spending money on developing nuclear power, its own space launcher, the first computers, jet fighters etc. If only it hadn't invested all that money on high tech research then Britain wouldn't be the industrial and technological leader it is today..... sorry my mistake.
Still Britain did learn its lesson and spent £10bn on ending homelessness in the capital rather than wasting it on a running and jumping show.
The imager isn't a main science instrument it's just to confirm where the science instruments were pointing and to provide a check of any odd conditions. There are enough high res imaging surveys of Mars from much better orbits to make adding a massive camera pointless and expensive in payload, power and bandwidth.
In reality it's actually there to provide some PR friendly images to show the public - like the cameras fitted to the boosters by Nasa/SpaceX.
A lot of it is accounting differences.
This doesn't count salaries of most university and governemnt staff working on the project. We would count the entire grant and the 150% overhead the university charges. We would have to sub contract all the actual manufacturing and generally to a defense contractor who was the single bidder.The design would also have to be to a number of conflicting Nasa/DoD standards adding more cost.
Also this is the cost of the payload - the cost of Hubble included things like operating the Space Telescope Sceince Facility for 25years and the salaries (+ university overhead) for all the grad students and post-docs working on the data.
When I first visited India in 1990 you could book an international phone call from a single city post office with 24hours notice. 10 years later in 2000 it had more Internet cafes and better cell service than I had in Silicon valley. 10 years after that it owns the international outsourcing/programming industry
If it had spent all that telecoms money on rice handouts it would be the same as Africa is today
Netflix is in court right now arguing that the government should need a warrant to access people's viewing records.
How do you expect the FBI to save a child if they can't monitor what TV shows everyone is watching in real time ?
There will be a special blinged "Ealing comedy" edition for the UK market
If you really want the authentic touch the email would force you to register for an online tax paying account on a site that only worked on IE6, and insisted on posting you a password 2 weeks later.
It would then require you to enter your bank details to transfer the money and not accept credit cards or paypal.
For extra verisimilitude it would keep firing popups asking you if - You are not claiming a foreign tax credit, except as a 'foreign' tax credit. (Warning: claiming a foreign tax credit for a foreign 'tax' credit, except where a foreign 'tax credit' is involved, may result in a fine of $125,000 and 25 years' imprisonment.)
I don't like radical Egalitarians.
They just want a world where eagles are in charge and can oppress non-eagles in exactly the same way
Polar bears are big consumers of pirate Paddington
The stonehenge show was a co-prodcution shown as a 50min broadcast in Canada and 2x1 hours in the UK. Even more remarkable it was braodcast as part of an environmental program in Canada
Why do they always choose actors for this sort of campaign, their job is to stand up and tell made-up stories convincingly.
Difficult to use Office365 if all the data is encrypted.
It's very easy to keep data safe if you don't want to read or write it.
A pile of disk drives and some thermite is generally acceptable.
The US government can make a request to the Eu company holding the data and try and get an Eu warrant. Them being a US citizen doesn't trump local law any more than being a Russian citizen gives Putin the right to send someone to visit you with a polonium tipped brolly.
Microsoft Ireland is created solely for to allow them to run cloud services for Eu customers. Obeying local laws like data protection.
How would US consumers feel if US Toyota had refused to pay up for their American car troubles by claiming that they were a Japanese company and US rules and courts didn't apply to them?
>If Microsoft US ultimately loses its appeal
Then Microsoft / Oracle / HP / Amazon etc will effectively be banned from any cloud business in Europe that involves medical, financial, HR or other sensitvie data.
That means a lot of congressmen are going to go without their campaign funds come election time.
> Both trump US law in Ireland!
I think you will find that the only thing likely to trump US law in Ireland is US money
>or to comply with legal requirements."
But you generally assume the legal requirements to be those of the country you are doing business in - especially when you specify that the data is to remain in the Eu.
If I'm allowed to choose which countries laws I apply to all my contracts then life is going to get very easy. Product safety tests in Liberia are a lot easier to pass then TuV's
They choose to process the credit cards themselves rather than send you to paypal or a card processor - to keep more of the commission. So long as the fines are less than the extra 0.5% they will keep doing it themselves and keep losing your data.
>I still don't fully understand what it is that the EC expect Google to do...
Make it clear which results are being paid for, make it clear if Google has a business relationship with any of the results. make it clear if Google has removed results because of a competing business relationship.
Same with NewEgg, they have actually got my business because they fight trolls
You took her on a date to see a political conspiracy about an assassination?
Smooth operator aren't you ?
@Desk Jockey - it's a common police technique in the US to arrest people for drugs.
Possession of soft drugs here isn't necessarily arrestable offence, So people were stopped and asked their name, they couldn't be searched but they could be asked to empty their pockets - ostensibly for police safety in case they had a weapon. If they took a joint out of their pocket they then had drugs on display on the street which meant they were dealing and could be arrested as dealers.
In the UK they can stop and search you anyway.
It used to be they could do it with no reason, now they have to suspect you may have been involved in a crime - since they believe everyone is a criminal this isn't much of a barrier
>I wouldn't equate 250 with a large number.
Although in a previous case it was revealed that a single warrant had covered ALL communications of a certain cell carrier
>Apple can in no way challenge the U.S. government on this AND come out on top.
1, Apple announce they are now a Swiss corporation - their money is all offshore anyway to avoid tax.
2, They very publicly close the cupertino office and move their whizzkids to some nice offices in Monoco - the kit is made in china anyway
3, They run a series of TV ads saying they have been forced to do this by oppresive laws introduced by the current president, and the following list of local politicians who are up for re-election soon.
4, Californian governor being doorstepped by media asking how democrats allowed secret US military agencies to force their beloved Apple to move abroad.
>I don't believe this happened.
Right upto the point where the Netflix exec demonstrated on camera that if you accessed Netflix over a VPN, so the cable company didn't know what you were downloading, it suddenly went back to full speed.
Netflix already offer "Netflix in a Box" edge servers to ISPs for free.
The trouble is that ISPs are generally cable companies
Cable companies like to charge you $100/month to watch their TV with ads
They don't like you using your cable modem to watch Netflix shows without ads for $8/month
Well obviously skype had to change between being owned by a dubious internet company with no revenue stream to being owned by the premier supplier of business IT systems.
So microsoft launches a media box that plays lots of <ahem >"download optimised" movie formats to fight a console company that owns a movie studio. Lets see who owns most lawmakers.
MS will be quite happy for other people to run MineCraft servers - You will just need buy a CAL for each player
Failed all my exams and applied
- Lister the Great
No it's the French building a monoplane and flying across the channel after the Americans built a plane and flew across a field
Depends how you bill the internal costs.
But if you have government/universities doing all the work and you don't account for them at 200% overhead how much would the actual parts/raw materials cost you ?
Free from the mobile world's terrible associations of the name Nokia the phones will be able to soar with the huge snuggly fluffy love that everyone feels for the Microsoft brand.
That's why the pols are probably over estimating the Yes.
People tend to say they will vote for the generally popular side when asked by the nice young lady.
So in election polls they say they will vote green/lib/snp but then think of their wallet and vote tory
Although presumably no law on posting the results of the polls on your website if the servers are in poland?
Such a momentous decision without a referendum ?
And you missed a perfect opportunity to suggest a vegetable oil cooled cluster could be used to deep fry Mars bars
> I've just got off the phone with my mum
Your mum have a lot of problems with her nude selfies being released to the tabloids?
Enquiring minds want to know ?
Except for Apple - which Tim assures us is safe.
So the peoples central committee for keeping people safe will have to stick to monitoring counter revolutionary threats from the unwashed masses of Android users