Divide by zero error
No fatalities from any manned missions != safest manned spacecraft if there have been no manned missions so far.
Statement like that should be suffixed with "touch wood"
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No fatalities from any manned missions != safest manned spacecraft if there have been no manned missions so far.
Statement like that should be suffixed with "touch wood"
If the same launcher could be presented on Android as well as windows phones, then later find that android apps can work on Windows phones, then that Microsoft's browser is just skinned Chromium, and later find that Windows really runs a modified BSD Kernel, and then that Nadella and Linus were distant cousins, followed by the discovery that this was all plot by a branch of NSA, funded by the Chinese. Yeah...
And unencrypted verbal communications can be easily intercepted by any one in the same room. Ultimately what is required is a firewall at the universal ports not just at the the digital to analogue transformation layer...the interface between man and machine. We need the firewall between man and man. Speaking gibberish or Welsh might do it.
or may be they'll just wait a little longer.
Presumably iMessage etc will not be viewed on the android device. Or once you have Facetime and iMessage and iTunes available on Android devices...one presumes there is no consumer need to have an iPhone. One might suspect that Apple's reason for allowing Android devices to connect with iPhones is to showcase how less effective Androidwear is on their iProducts compared with iWear.
When one is not trying to persuade people, sell something, it is easier to be honest and frank. When something of value has zero cost, it is not necessary to load your conversations with hype. What is clear is that enough credit goes to the huge community that supports Linux.
I guess the probability s that most people who will buy a windows PC for a Linux install, will probably want to try and dual boot. Certainly this was what i had in mind when I tried to install Linux variants (e.g. Ubuntu) on a some budget Lenovo E50 desktops. No amount of tweak and configuration/boot repair would allow Linux to boot....the UEFI boot order would always revert to Windows boot first, unless I crippled the windows boot altogether.
Energy obtained will not exceed, or even come remotely close to, the energy required to produce the lettuce. Waste produced will considerably exceed the digestible material generated. So the mass of the lettuce comes from 1) water and nitrogen from the astronauts urine and 2) CO2 they breath out. The only energy comes second hand from solar power converting light to electricity and back again. But most of the dry mass is cellulose which is indigestible to humans with normal gut organisms. Only way this could possibly work in long journeys if there was a composting sterilising facility, but even then realistically energy is better spent on earth and sending up dry, high energy, low residue foods, than creating a ecosystem in space. That is why The Starship Enterprise did not grow its own food, resorting instead to the replicator.
2kJ = number of calories in 1/2 portion of Fish and Chips
Now just need aworkout to burn that up in a pisosecond
Sure Linux will run well on <1GB RAM...but it will run much better without KDE or Gnome Desktop Environment. Certainly a fully loaded hacker distro like Kali is perhaps not pre-configured for general purpose computing. I go Puppy Linux on my 12 year old laptop with 384MB RAM...with 20GB hard drive and certainly never leave home without bootable puppy on a stick
Romain lettuce is probably the least useful food source unless you have the gut bacteria to digest cellulose.. Of the mass of leaf, less than 2% is usable carbs and about the same amount of protein. Better would be perhaps algae. Sugarcane or potatoes probably even better but less practical. But more significantly, these plants presumably are not exposed to sunlight...instead one imagines solar power is used to charge batteries and then this is used to power lights shining on the plants...a terrific waste of energy to produce nearly no energy. If the earth's ecosystem is a good example...then one should be trying to cultivate phytoplankton and krill in fermentation chambers exposed to filtered sunlight.
This is a company that tries to make money supporting their distro. To do so it HAS TO attach its own "stamp"...its trademark. This is often incorporated within the distributed binaries. It also has to protect itself from liability from issues arising when someone else uses their derivative works.
The distro, by the rules of open source, is distributed with all the sources available.
Anyone can take advantage of the packaging, configuration etc that Ubuntu has done through developers it has paid, and thereby create their own distro, based on Ubuntu...but for Canonical to make any money out of this, it HAS TO ask that those that repackage Ubuntu into their flavours to remove that "stamp" that Ubuntu has applied. This constitutes a licensing agreement that is not contained within GPL and has to be by definition added later.
Nowhere does it remove rights of redistribution of the sources. Let's not forget that without Canonical, Linux would not have even the 1.5% penetration Linux has amongst the desktop user...
A recurring theme, where modern flight control systems control mechanical devices totally with software and electronics rather than using them to assist or resist mechanical actions. One suspects even if the pilots realised the plane was behaving unexpectedly, they would either have to trust the electronics to recover or probably not be able to anything about it in time anyway.
Probably using the standard paradigm. You get a year free use of office 365; then as you are irretrievably dependent on it, you have to start paying subs or buy another device. Its is the OOXML(docx format that is invasive not the application itself.
Airport looking for a buyer, check, ,Runway long enough for a B52 bomber, check, . Coastline on Sunny Southeast, check. Favourable west to east launch direction, check.
XP is lighter and more easily virtualised. Best use for all those OEM disks lying around, particularly when only a half of the cores on your CPU is being used anyway. Pirated or old software are probably more often fine running on XP machines
As Windows XP is possibly a lightweight(ish) modern Windows that can be virtualised easily and runs most modern Windows applications....as Macs go on the rise, the only access to Windows applications will be through virtual Windows, and they will probably use XP rather than Win 7+. Having said that, if the stats are generally derived from web usage I guess few people will run a browser on a virtualised PC.
Now you should be able to get a flood of modern distros that were unable to run on ARMv6. Snappy Ubuntu on a Pi anyone?
Looks like Ubuntu/Unity on one of the screenshots...
Android I guess would be another feasible OS...
Raspbian is works on 2GB flash and 512MB RAM, is regularly updated, and works on over 2 million embedded devices, including controllers for drones and space exploration applications
All very modern but with 16 hours of talk time, and 30 days of standby...that is almost prehistoric as far as phones are concerned...
There is already a reasonably intelligent fork of systemd that addresses much of the concerns while remaining largely compatible...uselessd. The difficulty is that for many tools systemd is becoming a dependency. This means that maintaining a fork of debian may also need to have forks of these tools too. What devuan lacks, and what systemd has is inertia.
We used to say an orthopaedic surgeon's screw driver is a hammer, and for this robot a circular saw is it. I always struggle to find the right screw driver...but now my entire box of dozens of tools is going to be replaced with just one...
The old Model A suddenly becomes extremely attractive, considering it is cheaper than an Arduino Uno. For simple non-realtime IO, running headless over wifi, this really can not be beaten.
Being faster, with a better screen, a more sophisticated UI and good battery life and cheaper, picking these devices may seem like a no-brainer. Unfortunately all of these still fail against brand recognition. People on the street don't play the numbers game. The majority of potential purchasers will continue to ask things like "will iTunes work?" does it do "Facetime?" and see tablets as either ipads or !pads.
These days, acknowledgement of a vulnerability is one step away from admission of liability. Commercial OS distributors that use/depend on borrowed code have a flexible view of responsibility for the vulnerabilities, that allows them that to say "It's not that serious folks" while the community cures the problem for them.
I say sock-it-to-her. This China OS probably closed source and filled with Chinese government back doors to replace the NSA back doors. Lose-lose situation but which loses more?
Methinks there is more to this...Martians playing skipping stones rather than rolling stones
Could she do everything she wants to do in a browser? Is she likely to be net-connected every where she wants to use a computer? Is she completely independent of any specific windows/mac software? If the answers are yes, then probably this is a reasonable choice. Chances are no.
I bought my first daughter a Chromebook for Uni. She could not get on with it. My second daughter uses it for everything she wants to do, and does not notice any loss of productivity. I find that spreadsheets and word processing functions very limited in Google's own services, but with Microsoft Office, Zoho writer etc these basic utilities are nearly very good.
The pluses:- fast start up, long battery life and lightweight, low-cost computing, with an option of Crouton for a fully fledged OS, mean that for some this is an excellent system
Ok not long ago an evangelical guru was appointed to migrate the NHS to open source.
Microsoft responded by making their licensing terms more generous.
The NHS accepted hinting that this was the plan all along.
NHS procurement is a corrupt, incompetent, bunch of bureaucrats who get things that they do not use themselves (software, drugs, implants) by putting out a tender, and waiting for the vendors to do their marketing. Those with the fanciest presentations and the biggest kick backs get the deal.
Ref: NP4IT, Microsoft NHS deals, Darent Valley and Pembury Hospital PFIs etc.
New to the Foundation, but both already well established Linux companies. A significant change would be when a non Linux company joins the foundation...e.g. the NHS, the NSA, or Newscorp,
Might be an idea to let the rockets escape...setting them off on a diverging, ascending directions and taking a wide angled picture as they head off into space. Advantage...also get an indication of thrust, acceleration and an idea of optimal launch angle...
Makes sense to me. Seems it is the only way to get a unified, unfragmented platform experience, with hardware manufacturers differentiating with strengths of the hardware, and software developers having a consistent API to work with. Having a core that updates across all devices rather than at the manufacturers' or service providers' whim would be useful. Of course you might have some concerns about privacy...
just like Gnome, KDE etc can run on Windows. It appears to be a way of getting the established android app ecosystem with a trajectory to have a windows internals in the future. Stage one of the good old Embrace, Enhance, Extinguish ideology
..and with no access to the back doors in American software, provided by the platform (windows, IE etc), or physical access to the networks of websites which mostly hosted in US (google etc) they have a tough time doing any effective cyber spying. Money is not the limiting factor, knowing the weaknesses (deliberate or discovered) is more important.
Microsoft has a history of this kind of behaviour, deliberately crippling cross platform compatibility. Producing error messages that alarm users hoping to use non-MS products is certainly not new... avid reg readers will recall http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/11/05/how_ms_played_the_incompatibility/
and making people attempting to use Linux VMs uncomfortable clearly a key objective
If the only folks that can maintain the ISS with people, fuel and equipment...they could claim squatter's rights...
All hardware upgrades should include a test of network connectivity with a Live USB or Live CD. True IT pros never leave home without such a bootable medium for roadside emergencies, much as ambulance men carry an Ambi bag with them wherever they go.. Modern OSes need network connectivity to complete installation, driver support, registration. Any reader without a puppy on a stick deserves nothing but a long (but not lonely) walk of shame.
Wonder if the Russian thought of counter-sanctions against the ISS. Without Soyuz that $150 billion dollar space station is toast
It does not make sense to migrate a desktop system running XP into windows 7-8. For windows 7-8 you need a hardware upgrade with more memory, more cores, better graphics card bigger hard drive etc
1) Buy a new computer, 2)extract your old drive and attach it to your new computer running the drive in a virtual machine (e.g. virtual box) and 3) migrate gradually into your new OS, while retaining the continuity in you existing environment, copying the useful stuff leaving the cruft in old drive as a back up.
If you have to keep the old hardware, Linux is the ONLY way to go. Win 7 will run on old hardware but t will not be fun. I would dual boot, and then as above clone the drive to work under XP in a virtual machine...I did that 6 years ago...haven't looked back since, and use my old XP environment for the nostalgia...
Fed up of the hard bodied fish robots getting away every time...try a c manoeuvre escape from that one, matey. But what wrong with an ordinary electrical actuator used in every other fish robot...sometimes engineers over think.
Ultimately the real revolution may happen when you can by your phone, much the same as buying a PC and choose to buy/download an OS of your choice, with proprietary BIOS/binary blobs that protect the network provider/manufacturer. The trouble is that networks don't like to give that much control to the customer...Once Ubuntu phones arrive, we should see SusePhones, fedoraphones and archphones. Of course Sousaphones have already been invented
I have got eyes at the back of my head, but can still see one screen at a time...if have to flip the phone over anyway then...what's the point? It may save money having a front and a rear camera as the same camera...but then Apple != economy. Oh hang on...the first screen is transparent so you can see the second screen THROUGH the first screen? Genius!
"My mission is to protect competition to the benefit of consumers, not competitors. "
Hang on a mo is that an oxymoron?...wasnt his goal supposed to benefit competitors, by eliminating "abusive monopolies".... But clever that he can protect competition, but not benefit competitors. I must be confused about what "anti-trust" means. Any way always glad when legal wranglings end...and that never happens.
"The bootkit operation of Oldboot leads Dr Web to suggest that it's being distributed via corrupted firmware that victims are using to reflash their devices. "
So, devices in which the user himself has installed dodgy firmware from unverified source..is that really a vulnerability in Android? No mention of specific devices, so probably targeting the no-name Chinese tablets, the android fragmentation protecting the rest of the population. Being relatively open source, easy to create malware, and then easy to detect and later easier to deal with.
Would be really interesting if the product behaves like android in tablet mode and a chromebook in laptop mode.... with the option of using crouton to run a desktop distro for off line work it becomes a true all-in-one device. With 3G/4G, I can just picture me holding the 11.6 inch device to my ear.
They already have a Google Plus (a popular social medium I am told)...now for Google minus
What's going on here? Security advice from the Syrian Electronic Army...these guys are clearly dedicated to public service
Lawmakers never pass laws that might stop them making money. Those billions in legal costs are not disappearing into both in air...they are going into pockets of lawyers. These guys will continue to blur the boundaries of the obvious so that they keep the fight, hence their going. The only sure winners of a war are those that sell the weapons, and victory goes not to the right, but the one for whom the cost of surrender is less than that of the weapons.
All we need is warp drive to make these discoveries useful....seriously though, the image seems to helpfully draw in the orbits...it looks peculiarly like a diffraction pattern....would be shame if 10 years of research mistook a speck of dust on a telescope for a exo solar system.