Re: So it's dead.
Probably because Ireland can't afford it's own spy agency so sub-contracts it to the USA
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Probably because Ireland can't afford it's own spy agency so sub-contracts it to the USA
It's just that along with most British scientists and a lot of engineers we are doing innovation over here, not in the UK
>Throwing up and diarrhoea simultaneously are not fun
Especially if you are a vulture
Think that's bad? Take a look at the Quim-eti-Queue that RSRE has become
If Britain's spy agencies are doing industrial espionage - they are either doing it very badly, or keeping the results secret from British industry.
Obviously, since only terrorists use encryption, non-encrypted sites can't be terrorists and so http is the perfect way of el'reg going under GCHQ's radar
How else to keep the plans for the post-pub nosh fuelled intercontinental ballistic bofh secret ?
Only in a special secret security area - such as the whole of London or anywhere near a policeman or politician.
It may be an offense to inquire about the location of special secret security areas.
The security services have always relied on people willing to give up the money to do the job for love of country.
Admittedly the country in question was normally the USSR - but you can't have eveything
I think that is one of the recruitment issues.
Many of the cyber-security graduates they interview aren't able to conjugate latin verbs sufficiently to pass the civil service entrance exam.
...... against the same man.....
The police have just announced that they are planning to deal with drug violence here by:
Introducing a zero tolerance policy (where they arrest youths of a certain skin color for walking on the cracks in the pavement) and simultaneously "earning the trust of the community" to get people to help them by turning in the naughty people.
The sort where you are paid £X irrespective of how good you are or what you do.
But after 3 years you can be promoted to Intermediate Science Officer ( lower grade ( type B ( sub section III)) [class 2b] and receive a 3% pay rise, unless a future government introduces a pay freeze.
It will be secure. The FBI, CIA, NSA, USSS, every branch of the military and 20,000 local police departments will have access to the backdoor - with that many security professionals protecting the access how can it not be secure?
Then add in the security services of every foreign country the manufacturer wants to do business in, and the secret will be super secure squared !
The UK's equivalent law requires you to reveal any hidden message in any text.
So you are screwed if you have a copy of Finegans Wake
Certainly a gift to Chinese manufacturers.
When this law is introduced all the other countries will demand access to the backdoor.
So all US built equipment will be compromised.
So the only place that US police, security services, military and politicians will be able to source communications gear from is outside the USA - ie China.
Born as a product of a Nasa that had grown too big too fast as a result of the Apollo race and was desperate for large projects to justify itself and put jobs in the right constituencies . Placed in a useless orbit 4 years late and at 3x the cost so that it could be launched by a vehicle which was itself the result of the same mindset.
A lot of the good HST did was funding students and postdocs to work on the data and creating a software and organisational (STSCI) infrastructure to process - the images from ground based telescopes got a lot better a lot faster. The VLT was built for the same money that a singe HST servicing mission cost.
Cobblers - they nail them on.
There is a concept from the 1860s where you can connect a bunch of "cars" behind a single "engine" and using analogue technology autonomoulsy guide them quickly from London to Dover and even on toward foreign lands
Opera stuck to the standard and didn't display many pages.
Since the "standard" is now whatever works on chrome it does at least display the pages.
I suppose Chrome is the new IE6 might be regarded as progress.
ps although it is odd that Google sites tell you to upgrade Vivaldi to the latest version of Chrome
Deep learning is simple.
Here is an equation describing the answer you should get for a bunch of input parameters.
Tell me the parameters that give me the best answer - you don't need to show your working.
But what if you were looking for a single bit of chicken feed in 1024 fields ?
>Why haven't GCHQ and the NSA been all over this for years?
Because along with terrorism you also need to fund counter insurgency and freedom fighters.
Like those muslim chappies in Afghanistan fighting the Russians, and those similar chaps fighter Sadaam and Assad. Not to mention all the devout anti-communist regimes in S America and those loyal gentlemen in Northern Ireland.
If you get up the bank's nose too much they could "leak" everyone's account.
>> despite the Putin link being nowhere near as strong as, say, David Cameron's.
Dog bites man != news, man bites dog = news
But if we allowed encryption then the easter bunny terrorists would ... something ... something .... Therasa May .... Daily Mail headline ...
>If our future trading is with the Far East why isn't it currently?
There must be a reason that Germany has a trade surplus with China and sells it all the robots used to make iPhones. While Britain has a trade deficit and buys all the iPhones.
It's probably because of immigrants/unions/red-tape
Currently going through FDA approval for a product by comparison Eu approval was a breeze
If we had to do the same level of FDA for a single country it wouldn't be worth it for the UK. We just wouldn't sell there.
The price is set by wealthy investors, you aren't even allowed to put money into the funds unless you are a multi-millionaire.
Perhaps the SEC could have done a better job protecting the pensions and savings of ordinary people who put their trust in safe reliable companies like GM.
Appeal is the same as a BMW, not exactly rare.
I'm guessing Tesla has been taking a lot more sales from BMW / Audi than from Leafs, Volts and Priuses
So with 200M called Wang and another 100M called Zhang. I can see a small chance of a Tuttle / Buttle mixup.
Perhaps, in honour of Mr Gilliam we could start calling this a Brazillian ?
> deployed in Scotland.
Hopefully they are deployed in Russia (well more specifically hopefully they aren't deployed)
move (troops) into position for military action.
bring into effective action; utilize.
Obviously tricky to operate a nuclear submarine without a permanent internet connection - how else are the crew going to be able to tweet about where they are and what they are doing ?
Or the first chatbot that communicates entirely in banter ?
You have the GIGO principle wrong when it comes to internaltional geo-politics.
It will decide to attack somewhere and then calculate the required evidence to justify that decision. Afterwards it will delete the evidence.
To be honest we shouldn't have given it so much real-world training data
Not scurrying, They have produced a breakthrough AI which can wear a brown coat and sit in an office drinking tea while denying that an urgent delivery has arrived - when you can see it sitting on the counter.
It is believed to be the first AI to pass the Turing test, or the first warehouse man to fail it - the philosophers are still debating.
>It is probably better to just "copy" these functions to your own private space,
And when a vulnerability is found in one of them, you update all the local copies on all the machines you have ever used it on?
Within a coupe of seconds?
If I lived in Australia I wouldn't want at least a thermonuclear device to protect me from the local wildlife
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms - need we say more ?
So the solution to the whole problem would be for everyone to carry a phone that looked like a gun!
Probably an assault rifle so there are no "I pointed the phone at my ear and pressed the answer trigger" incidents
> but people studied the deaths, looked for patterns and then found ways to reduce the death toll.
By drive-by shootings of bad drivers ?
Simple solution - go back to journals being published by institutions.
Then the Proceedings of the University of X or the Royal institute of Y can be peer reviewed and prestigious and edited and appear on their website for negligible cost to the institution.
The only reason publishers got in on the act was that it became too expensive for an individual university dept to print and mail physical paper - we don't need to do that anymore
But they do provide excellent cheap housing for an entire family
>Why oh why we didn't build nuclear carriers
We, or at least the companies building them, intend to make lots of profit from selling copies of the carriers to TPL3WD after we, the tax payers, have paid for all the design cost
Making them nuke powered limits the range of tin-pot-little-3rd-world-dictators you can sell them to.
It was a brilliant plan.
We need a high performance interceptor.
Which also needs to be stealthy
But able to carry lots of external ordnance as a bomber
To be cheaper than the planes it is replacing
And be strong enough to land on a carrier
And have VTOL
And have lots of revolutionary, never tried before, high tech
But have nothing secret so we can sell it to lots of "allies" and be compatible with all their systems.
And it has to have a human pilot because no way are we getting approval for anything this expensive unless we can sell the TopGun/Battle of Britain bit.
But it needs to have an in-service life of 40years so we can make the cost look good.
And they'll be the only ones that can afford the rent
The seats are fine. That you have to eject with a desktop computer and a couple of 17" CRT balanced on top of your head is an issue.
It is a concern though, how will the Royal Navy deal with the threat of attacks by Al Queda submarines in Afghanistan
Disruptive and change the industry = Like a wrecked oil tanker does for tourist beaches
But doing all that would require engineering effort. HP got rid of all its engineers about 4 strategic re-orgs ago.