Re: More importantly
Israel and Turkey still have to suffer it - so probably not
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Israel and Turkey still have to suffer it - so probably not
>Just as long as the figurehead isn't Mel Gibson. Maybe Jeff Goldblum?
Benedict Cumberbatch surely ?
>what is preventing the FBI from rolling their own iOS update
That it would be outsourced to CapGemini,be delivered 10years late and $10bn over budget and not work ?
Somebody already did that.
US TV broadcasts a live subtitle data stream for the deaf. Somebody rigged up an arduino to decode the stream, look for the text "kardasian" and mute the sound for a second.
The study conclusively proves anti-alphabetism where people with names at the beginning of the alphabet get lower bids than those later
Except we already have ways of getting to orbit which this can't.
It's like promoting a step ladder as an aircraft - because it allows you to leave the ground.
It is worrying and it is fixed in the new iPhone.
That is the real concern about this case - it sets a precedent for banning the fix.
It would make it illegal to make HW that didn't have holes
1, The trick is already plugged in the iPhone hardware crypto unit
The data on this phone can be extracted by normal chip reverse engineering HW
2, Not just that. If Apple are required by the US to break the crypto HW in the new iPhone then they will be required to hand over the crack to every other government if they want to sell there.
So to the complexity and obfuscation of the legal profession we are going to add the simplicity and clarity of government electronic data transfer standards and have it all documented by offshore contractors.
Been tried and studied and the machine built.
For minor operations it helps because it does less collateral damage, less blood loss, so out of hospital quicker. For major operations it all depends on the ICU/nursing care afterwards. If you come off the table alive - your recovery depends on how you are looked after, not the number of decimal places in the surgical precision
>A rising tide does not, in this case, lift all ships...
No - but your life expectancy, standard of living, access to education, healthcare, diet etc unemployed and living on benefits in the UK now is higher than almost all workers 100 years ago.
> Honestly what have they to gain by weighing in at all either way?
If they don't support Apple they tell a billion potential customers that an Android phone will hand over your data to the cops but an Apple one won't.
Especially interesting if you are a phone customer in China, Russia, Iran, most of Africa etc
Only its overseas sales - suppose all its sales were overseas ?
The ultimate sacrifice would be to move Apple HQ to Switzerland and take $gazillion out of the US economy. Then have Microsoft, Google, Facebook etc follow suit when they are ordered to do the same thing.
Amazing how compliant the US government can be when you mention the recession word
He has a large number of troops, almost unlimited supplies of electricity and the authority to ex-judicially execute US citizens anywhere in the world by drone strike
This order is effectively telling them to make a patch to add a vulnerability.
The concern is that they can then be ordered, perhaps with a secret gagging order, to roll that patch out to every phone
And a few hundred million new cars that are going to have fancy graphics, and millions of smart TVs and billions of IoT devices that will want pretty UIs without running Windows10.
The market for this is anything that currently has an LCD display.
Unless you are on one of those non-microsoft platforms.
I hear they have computers in pockets these days
> And let's say it: Fortran is totally obsolete as a language and no computer scientist uses it.
That's because computer "scientists" don't need to solve real problems.
LISP is very clever, but try modeling a thermonuclear explosion with it.
"computer science - solving yesterday's problems on tomorrow's hardware"
>I wonder if part of the reason Apple is taking a hard line is because Cook is gay.
I think there is less of a knee jerk reaction to always support the government among the average Apple/Google employee today than there might have been at IBM 20 year ago
It's a company beholden to national regulators and is now going to have a hard time saying that it can't block hate speech / dodgy pharmaceuticals / piracy / etc
>seeing some of the websites that radicalise people
For me it's any time I need to deal with a bank and have to do all that prove-your-identity / know-your-customer crap to prove that you aren't a terrorist
Laboratory experiments also have problems holding a couple of kg of hydrogen together long enough for it to fuse - so the idea that the sun exists is laughable
But it's much more important for 50% of the population to go to university to do media studies and everyone pay fees rather than a small minority do science for free
"blows open astronomy".
It confirms something that have been predicted for 100years and believed by most astronomers for ages.
Nice bit of engineering though
Wasn't blaming the HSE, I worked in mining here in Canada and the safety regs are very strict (much more so than the USA)
But claiming that the accident rate drop is due to them is like me claiming that the rate of deaths due to Viking attacks is down to the local council's new CCTV system. 1st millennium, no CCTV - lots of raids. 2nd millennium, CCTV introduced - fewer raids, 3rd massive surveillance - no vikings.
Is that due to HSE or to the loss of the mining, fishing, quarrying, steel and other dangerous industries?
The HSE has done a lot to make dangerous jobs less dangerous - but there are a lot fewer of those jobs
I think the Wookie was only hired as a polically correct requirement to have a minimum number of visible minorities as spacecraft crew
Only the US: So just the NSA, CIA, FBI, Secret Service, TSA, DHS, INS, DEA, IRS,FCC, 12,000 local police depts, Army, Navy, Airforce, Coastguard,
Assuming nobody leaks any information to any unauthorized 3rd parties.
Using a driver with somebody else part is unlawful?
So me using windows HPL4 driver and print to file to get a PDF from Word is illegal?
Suppose a web site only supported IE and your Mozilla browser "stole" Microsoft's agent string and claimed it was IE?
They also worked in that wonderful mini-computer pricing model, that only a former mainframe customer or cable company exec could love.
We had SCO because it was (in the late 80s) the only way of getting more than 640K or 30Mb on a PC and we had to log a lot of data. Order a C compiler for $$$, when you install it you discover you don't have a pre-processor. Oh you want the software development add-on for the compiler ? That's more $$$$
Even more bizarrely we also had Kodak unix for PCs.
It had the same strategy it has had for all its other successful products.
Buy a small company, ruin it and hope that nobody else enters the market to compete
>the only entertainment is a chubby nutter shown to be attacked with love on a daily basis
Royston Vasey is the leader of N Korea?
They really kept that one out of the papers
What we need is to colonise a large deserted and preferably desert-ed island somewhere and build a launch site.
> Or is this kind of thing completely illegal in the UK?
Universities? Not yet, but the govt is working on it.
They already did - there is a limit on the total number of telescopes.
The Keck interferometer mode was shut down because the small outrigger telescopes counted toward the limit as much as the two main domes.
The telescope should have been built in Chile, it was built in Hawaii to get pork barrel funding and this is the result.
Especially ironic in that astronomical observatories are centuries older than the settlement of the Hawaiian islands - so it is the astronomers traditional activities that are being banned.
I think this one is in the forefront of the new category of anti-social media
Probably a bunch of early employees who had to pay tax on what the IRS claim their options were worth at the previous price but are now worth half as much - even if they could sell them.
The late round VCs that gave it the $25Bn valuation will all have exit preferences which mean they wont lose anything
> exposed the social security numbers and other private information
Social security numbers are not fsckign secret, assuming they are secret and using them as a government guaranteed form of ID is what causes all the fsckign problems.
The only government guaranteed form of ID is your secret government issued citizen number which can be founded printed in invisible ink on .... LOST CARRIER .....
But the badgers don't have to worry, because although the physical data center will appear to be in Ireland it will actually be in Applestan an imaginary country where nobody pays tax.
A bit like how all Apple stores in England are really in Ireland
I think it's a reaction to STOP the OSS projects.
Need to do a bit of design? Either pay $5-10K for Solidworks/Autocad/ProE or nothing for the OSS alternative. Then once you've learned that app you aren't likely to switch to the paid app later.
Their new pitch is, pay $99 for a month/year/special intro period - then once you're into their system you keep paying
If you do 2d cad - Draftsight is free (made by the people who do Solidworks and Catia)
If you do 3D - onshape is a nice free online parametric CAD by the people who invented solidworks - although it's interface is a bit more autodesk like
No it's a core feature. It's like a big transformer it can only work while the field is changing.
To make it worse the more power you need to contain the faster you need to raise the field so you can make it cycle on-off over hours at low power but minutes at GW powers.
Even worse-worse, like a transformer you go through zero field switching between +/- and at that point there is no field to hold the plasma which then hits the walls and melts your machine. So you need to dump the plasma and start again every half cycle.
The big advantage of the stellarator is that the plasma generates it's own permanent containment field, the drawback is that you have an amazingly complex job to control it.
But Tokamaks aren't going to be the soln for continual power generation while Stellarators might be.
So is ITER a necessary engineering exercise to learn practical details or is it a giant white elephant - like a Victorian program to develop kevlar sails so tea clippers can keep beating steam ships ?
Frankly given the politics I'm amazed ITER has done anything at all. The plan was for a bunch of countries that aren't quite at war with each other to build the highest tech bit of nuclear physics on the planet. But instead of putting money into a design they each build the bit that their govt/industry feels like. So the cool bits with industrial applications are built by multiple countries all building the same part. Some bits nobody wants to build because they want it to be secret or would take years of R&D and have no other uses.
Then you try and assemble the whole thing in France, with French labor laws and to French nuclear safety inspection standards.
Except for the £850bn in public money to bail them out.
Even looking at the diagram of the Stellarator it's hard to picture - no wonder it's taken until now to be able to run the models to design the fields.
And all this for the price of a couple of community catalyst catapults for a Shoreditch web design imagineering exercise.
>So world class that it seems to have produced virtually nothing that they have made any money from!
Its job isn't to produce anything - it's to stop the people who might produce something working somewhere else.
Think how good MS's balance sheet would be if they had hired Linus Torvalds to work on some obscure internal OS project that never saw daylight.