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Re: Clever or stupid?
There are also long and involved procedures for disposing of partially detonated, degraded or suspect explosives.
Yet every airport in the world confiscates millions of suspect explosives from passengers and throw them into a big plastic bin.
Re: Supersonic speeds
"euro" news - surely not.?
The BBC covered it under "foreign"
Greenland - isn't
It's rather white - on account of all the snow falling, from clouds
Re: Plus this was an American "test"
>Testing methodology used by the NHTSA is no secret,
Stereo loud enough for other cars to hear it at freeway speeds - check
Ability to drift across 4 lanes of a freeway without indicating - check
Can fit into McDs drive thru - check
At least 4x 196oz super-duper-slurp compatible cupholders per person - check
Equivalent turning circle to a super tanker - check
A silent car owned by rich people who think they are invulnerable
Time to fit that RPG to my bike
Re: Even better
Email back the copy when you have finished reading it?
Re: "they got rid of that login method later on"
The fake login prompt was the first thing we did on Unix machines when we learned to put the terminal into no-echo mode
re: if I were the Queen
I would certainly be worried about my security - what with Brazillian terrorists being released into the country and such.
At my next weekly meeting with the PM I would make sure I had a couple of beefy members of the Scots and Irish guards standing behind him with their sabres drawn.
Re: Are we sure they were UK spooks?
Half the journalists had been at Eton and Cambridge with them?
Re: Just when I thought....
Remember for 40 years while we faced imminent thermonuclear annihilation from the USSR - MI5 was mostly being run by KGB agents.
So we can only assume that GCHQ is now being run by 4chan, Kevin Mitnick and lolcats
Duncan Campbell described something similar 25years ago when the police came and seized the computer he was using when investigating something.
They proudly carried the monitor of the PCW out of the house but left all the boxes of floppy disks.
Re: Homonym hell
Let's not be homophonic - and don't call me shirley
We got rid of 90% of our sysadmins for security reasons and put everythign in the cloud
Re: New Synonym?
So long as they ban the terrorist TV network "Dave" we will all be happy
Re: Journalism is dead, long live the Queen
Really? I was almost convinced that the whole thing was arranged by an evil genius mastermind at the gruniad (can't you picture Alan Rusbridger with a white cat?)
I stopped reading the paper when Neue Labour came to power but I have started again on the back of this investigation.
Re: Politics is only broken if you believe it is
No it's a 1.5 party state.
You vote for a 3rd party to avoid either of the liars and they do a deal with one of the liars
Re: Pay the guy!
Isn't this actually stupid enough to feature on the "Evil Overlord List"?
101: If a minion points out an obvious flaw in my plan which would allow an enemy into my inner sanctum i will listen to him and not have him shot for his impertinence.
Rackspace Switzerland AG
Could pick up a lot of customers right now
Re: Secret justice
He wasn't even being coerced into giving information.
He was being coerced into re-writing his service to store the email un-encrypted or grab the encryption details of all his customers - that goes a long way beyond cooperating with the court
Re: No need for a third runway at Heathrow
I fly through schipol just to avoid Heathrow anyway
Re: Interesting ...
Since the US no-fly list still contains the names of journalists who were investigating Nixon - I think it's more a matter of anyone who doesn't support us is an enemy for life
Re: Gibraltar border
It seems that Spanish efficiency allows immigration officers to stop anyone crossing from Gibraltar for 9 hours
Re: who I should vote for? Plaid Cymru?
The only party with consistent strong opposition to the security forces is probably Sinn Fein
World cup and Olympics
I wouldn't plan on visiting if I was a copper
He is a documentary film maker who was travelling from Germany where he had been discussing making a film about Snowdon. So hopefully everything was encrypted or a few more people are going to be getting a 4 am call from the Geheime Staatspolizei
Because Dre is a lot easier to spell than sennheiser?
I blame the schools
Re: back to Bing then
All the cool kids use duckduckgo
Re: You can give the man a seat
IIRC in Australian politics it's normal to put the leader in prison after voting for him - so having Assange already locked up would save a lot of effort
Opportunities in the cotton picking industry
Make no money fast, opportunities for all, immigrants from Africa welcome
Re: Wait, hear that? @Ben Tasker
So roughly the equivalent of some gentlemen in dark glasses walking around your shop saying "nice place you've got here be a shame if it burned down ! Now can I interest you in one of our fire alarms ?"
Re: See, you keep telling them but they don't listen
The NSA might use hamsters but GCHQ uses gerbils
Everywhere still uses magstripe aswell - that's the 'genius' of the banks security.
You get everyone to type their top-secret pin into the terminal at Honest Ahmed's Kebab House and Management consultancy, then have ATM's that still read the magstripe instead of the chip and use the same pin.
It's like broadcasting the identical weather report every day in your top secret enigma code to U-boats and in Captain America decoder ring code.
He is a tory - just tell him that 3d CAD systems are used in industry to actually manufacture products and they will be banned.
Need an innovative solution
What if we could develop some sort of cheap microchip that could actually be embedded into the card and contain some sort of crypto program so that the identity of the card wasn't merley printed on a bit of cassette tape glued on the back for anyone to read?
Perhaps the banks could also invest in some sort of high street presence with a real building with real physical security and staff who could periodically inspect the machines ?
In keeping with the green eco-image of banks I suggest a tree motiff and we call these physical peripheral access facilities "branches"
Re: You what?
However; "I'm a human missile operator and sometimes hit the wrong town" - does get you off a murder charge.
How on Earth did they over step their remit?
When their remit seems to be - do whatever the hell you want !
And how many people are looking at 90years for this
Re: Why just guidelines?
Because then nobody would make money on kids games and so nobody would sell them and so Apple wouldn't get 40%
It's like asking why they don't ban characters in kids films and TV shows from appearing on breakfast cereal and fast food.
Re: If I don't need ...
If you don't need 0-60 then buy a 1.4litre diesel Peugot 107 get 65mpg and do less harm to the environment than topping this up from coal fired power stations.
And it costs about the same as the govt backhander to buy this
Re: How Much?
But as a Yorkshireman you will appreciate a tory government giving £5,000 subsidy to people buying an electric car that they can top up using electricity from foreign coal because to subsisie the British coal industry would be wrong
Re: Law Talk?
But the perjury only covers that you swear you are the rights holder or acting on their behalf - it doesn't swear that the link actually infringes
The Beeb is getting dynamically investign upwardly in the new multi-cloud centred media-opolis
Crispin Community Catalyst
Silicon Roundabout busshelter
That the BBC is wasting tax payers money on this new fangled computer frippery instead of making proper programs where nice little old ladies solve crimes very slowly - preferably with flower shows
Yours dribbling slightly
Major Daily Telegraph (retd)
Re: Blocking isn't easy
You know that, I know that - unfortunately when the judge studied Roman law at Cambridge in 1938 they forgot to cover it
Re: Anyone see a Trojan Horse here ?
and in other news well known libel lawyers Carter-Ruck announced their intention to buy Surrey
Re: why would you NOT have an active roof
>Why would one not want to have a PV roof, if its cost effective,
It isn't - well it is if you have a little old lady down the road paying 2x as much to subsidise your feed-in
>Cost is the measure we use as an economy in the supply demand economy we live in,
In which case nobody would have solar and we would just buy cheap gas from Russia
No need to worry about what happens if Russia turns off the supply or the price goes up - that's next quarter's problem.
>and the world connected up, then sun in one place could be exported to power some where else.
Look at the cost of the new grid Germany is having to build to move French nuclear power to Bavaria now that they are closing their reactors. Now imagine running a cable 100x bigger from the Sahara to Scandanavia.
>may be PV is not the best option in the dessert, may be the solar towers like in Spain are the way
In the desert probably tents and a turbine tower.
>A few pump storage schemes in the mountains of the world, a few convert water to Hydrogen in other
The cost of the loan to pay for Dynorwig makes its electricity more expensive than the grid - even if the input power is free. There are also limited places you can put a pumped storage scheme and they aren't where the demand for the power is. Most cities aren't in the mountains.
>its not that hard.
It's very hard
>lets leave the gas, oil, coal as a chemical resource we can use, not 'just' oxidise them to carbon dioxide.
Renewables require highly reactive peaking plants - small stations you can turn on and off quickly, which basically equals gas turbines. Ever wind farm means also buying a lot of jet engines.
Solar makes sense in developed countries with too much Air Conditioning.
Produce a DC AC for Texas, New Mexico, California, wire directly to solar panel.
When it's hot you get most power and use most AC. No need for feed in tarrifs, extra grid capacity, balancing loads, peaking generators.
Same way you setup any industry so it's done safely.
From my office I can see a chlorine plant - we actually have evacuation alarms in case a minor leak turns this whole business park into a WWI gas attack. On the horizon are a couple of LNG tanks that contain more energy than a Hiroshima bomb and are much more likely to go bang than a AGR.
Bhopal killed a lot more people than Chernobyl, but they were poor and brown and a long way away so we don't really care.
Re: "even your fridge will have its own IP address..."
Sometimes think a webcam inside the fridge would be useful
I can check if I have any milk from work and even if it did get hacked I don't really care if millions of people on the interwebietubes are watching my gradually decaying celery
And it would answer the great philosophical question - does the light really go off when you close the door?
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