And clothes - people can use them to conceal weapons.
If you have nothing to hide - you have nothing to fear
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And clothes - people can use them to conceal weapons.
If you have nothing to hide - you have nothing to fear
Australia has compulsory voting - it also has the world's largest collection of penises (penii?) drawn on ballot papers
The kingdom of Merkia ?
I meant more generally, the educational idea that there aren't women in programming because there are no women in programming for them to aspire to - and so promoting the activities of an 18th century women will somehow "enable" them.
Never sure about this "role model" idea.
So I can do programming because Turing was a man?
Except he was a posh southerner and gay - so really only 25% the same - and I hadn't heard of him until I was at university.
It's like claiming I am somehow politically empowered because Cameron is a man.
The debate was whether she actually contributed anything or was just a celebrity endorsement.
She was very well connected in the cool consumptive poets circle, which doesn't automatically mean she was an idiot. She did have a decent private education in maths,more than a typical rich girl of the era, but that doesn't automatically mean she was a genius.
Or, what jobs there are, move back to the consumer countries.
If you needed 1000s of people on an assembly line putting together phones then you do it in a country where can pay $1/day not $15/hour. If you have a line of robots doing the job and a couple of techs being paid $25/hour to service the robots then you save the shipping cost, get some political capital and put the factory near the customer.
The main reason for iPhones being made in China today is the surrounding infrastructure of suppliers, not wage costs. Try finding a site in the US where you have battery makers, screen makers, PCB assemblers and packaging makers all in the same city.
The future will be organising those machines.
Pick and place robots of the world unite - you have nothing to lose but your SCSI chains.
The point is that if you do issue a single number to everyone and use it for everything you can't assume it's a secret. There is no problem with using SIN as a unique key as long as you don't also think you can use it as a secret key.
It's like saying, hackers broke into a phone box and have obtained the names and phones numbers of everyone in the city listed in the phone book
Just rented a car with a DAB radio, every few minutes it would repeat a few seconds of the audio.
I thought my mind was going until I listened to "just-a-minute". Quite a surreal experience listening to just a minute with a 2second reverb - almost made it entertaining.
"A very British Coup", MI5 are reporting to the cabinet office on their spying on the new far left government."3 adulterers, 2 crooks, a couple of poofs and a communist",
"sounds like every cabinet since the war" says the weary cabinet secretary.
It ensures that you get 5years unless you hand the password over to the plod.
Or the plod accidentally erased them, or took blank phones from completely innocent people and are happier to have a story of "battling super cyber criminals needs extra powers" rather than "we are, and always have been, idiots when it comes to technology"
British nuclear weapons of course used the far safer bicycle lock
The $few100M diamond heist in antwerp had a vault door with a 6digit combination, except the janitor who locked up at night never bothered to spin the wheels to a random setting. It had a key that was uncopyable (?) and split into two halves for security, except they left it assembled and hanging up in a closet next to the door.
If having to log all the Eu activities of Facebook/Google/Apple/Microsoft and all the other US companies that only do any Eu business in Ireland - comes to more than the carefully negotiate tax settlements
Still unclear, putting them in the correct orbit would all their on board propellant and involve such a long sequence of changes that they would probably be obsolete by the time they were on-station.
They still provide perfectly valid positions, but it's not clear if most receivers could handle the "way out of expected range" signals you would get.
They will probably have some nominal contribution as an extra timing reference - but it looks like it's an insurance job
Yes, that's why it is height^2.
BMI is a decent measure of a population's tubbiness, which is what it was intended as.
It's crap as an arbitrary "you are fat and unhealthy" vs "you are normal" line in the sand for an individual - unfortunately this is what is is used for
Although that just means, checking that the login was from the police - anything the police want is lawful under RIPA and the police get to decide what is commensurate
Irn Bru next - unless it really is made from girders
I have a patent on an improvement to an MRI scanner. Because we have a patent we can approach the $Bn companies that make MRIs and offer to sell/licence the technique.
Under your wonderful anti troll legislation all I would have to do is invent the rest of the MRI, secure a few $Bn in funding to go into production, get device approval across the world and set up my own manufacturing, marketing and distribution to compete with Siemens, GE, Toshiba etc. Just so the world can benefit from our noise reduction work.
That's the purpose of patents, to allow inventions to get used.
There was a claim that switching to CFLs added about 500,000 tons of CO2 in Canada because the heating effect of hydro-electric powered tungsten lamps was replaced by propane/natural gas.
The feds hacked into a computer without a warrant and "found" evidence.
Could be a convenient way of extending Yetree to anyone the police/government don't like - just break into their computer and "find" some evidence.
Because Luxembourg having a single nobel prize winners might statistically give them 100x the winners/population that the USA has - it doesn't follow that Luxembourg is 100x better at science than the USA.
Building this has caused a few others to shut. The keck interferometer mode is gone because the operators couldn't get an agreement with the protestors that the small outlier telescopes needed to fill in the background weren't part of the main telescope - they had to count as separate telescopes and so went over the maximum number allowed with the agreement with the local god.
The site in Chile for the ELT is way better and doesn't involve anything like the same issues, but it doesn't attract the same pork barrelling that building in the US gets.
Or if he had baked in security:
1, he would have got it wrong - even experts get it wrong so the chance of a regular programmer inventing ssl and implementing it correctly is zero. So we would have had a built-in faulty standard.
2, It would have been too difficult for anyone else to use/implement so we would have no browsers/servers outside CERN.
3, Without an infrastructure of certifcate providers the only response would be to use something like existing "x." protocol family security. Which would have involved governments. So anyone copuld have had a website if the postoffice approved your licence request.
4, It would have hit export issues. No web browser/server software could have been copied from the USA. There would have to have been government level negotiations for a "munition" to be transferred from CERN to other institutions.
So should all PCs be ptarmigan shielded?
Should they only be housed in shielded rooms with door interlocks?
Should there be men with machine guns and dogs patrolling the building?
A number of people in this forum work in corporate IT for shops that are heavily microsoft dominated. So its useful to have the tools to connect to them natively.
I had never thought of chip fabs as particularly hands on affairs
But doesn't 150,000 highly paid chip fabrication engineers look like costing you about $15Bn/year?
So assuming all that 10nm waferscale printing optics and excimer lasers are free then $15Bn is only going to cover the first year's salary bill.
Or will it turn out to have been totally fabricated by some regional development authority?
He gets a reduced sentence.
The police force get to upward trend their key performance indicators with reference to incident response rate metrics
The offices get a pat on the back down at the rolled-up-trousers
The good people of kent feel safe that detection rates are up.
The real crims breath a sigh of relief that they aren't going to get caught
Less tax payers money is wasted on other court cases
Everyone's a winner !
That's why they make him put MP after his name - you can't say you weren't warned !
>"Until true conscious AIs are developed and recognized as sentient beings,
So more like shooting a senior Met spokesman then?
When you are paying $20,000 for a trade-show booth and you need an internet connection to demonstrate your product.
" 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