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cough... Nitric Acid
IRFNA will form Nitric Acid, rather than Hydrofloric acid, on contact with moisture in the air.
I bought a new Samsung 305 laptop to replace a 2003 Dell with a lowgrade Nvidia graphics controller that can run neither recent Ubuntu nor Fedora desktops (except for XFCE).
I installed Fedora 18, after pushing the Win7 installed on it out of the way. No problems so far (2 days), but UEFI is not turned on or needed. I even found good artwork for the desktop, a spherical cow at the origin, from Berkley.
Anybody want a old Dell, runs XP real well ?
Re: C++ put me off programming
Too lazy to learn the concepts ? No, too old to live long enough to finish the program.
Re: C++ put me off programming
Not harder to use, more dangerous.to use.
Kentucky's junior Senator, Rand Paul is not only opposed to more efficient light bulbs, he does not like low flow toilets. Being from KY, he thinks we need to burn more coal, and pollute more water.
He is busy this month with his newest stooge, Rep. Massie, legalizing "Industrial" Hemp.
Yeah, we need some of that Industrial Strength Hemp, if we smoke enough of it, we will become wacky enough to agree with him.
you don't have to be demented to use a computer if you are over 65...
But it helps, especially if you are using Windows 8.
Re: Why not just rent the proper Cape Canaveral?
Nasty cynic that I am, I am gonna guess that State of Texas offered a whole big pile of tax incentives, subsidies, and just plain bribes for this facility.
Re: still quite impressive
Best data I heard of was the Sandleuk supernova, Kakamonde detected neutrinos within seconds ? of light flash, over about 100 million light years ? A while ago, knowledge decay.
Depends on how tightly you wrap the cable around their necks.
Russian Booster ?
Well, not likely. North to South track means polar orbit. Few satellites go for polar orbits, very energy expensive. But useful for observation, good ground coverage.
Re: Isn't 1024 x 768 good enough for them?
Who cares ? I have had develper's preview running on a 1024x600 netbook with a touch screen since last fall, using strictly the desktop interface. It's still there, if you know where to look. The start menu may be gone from the lower left, but all the start menu shortcuts are in the usual place in the file system. Same for control panel. Just put some desktop shortcuts to 'em, and F microsoft.
4 years my *, how about 60 years
The difference in volume has been obvious since the beginnings of TV broadcasting. I could find old cartoons from Mad and the New Yorker and other US mags, dated from the 50's, observing the phenomena.
Neutrinos are an explanation of the violation of conservation of energy in Beta Decay, made up by Fermi, in the 1930's as a joke. Their existence was not demonstrated until the 1950's, in observations at Nuclear Reactors. Almost every experiment involving neutrinos, like the Solar Neutrino observations, has produced puzzling results.This joke has gone on long enough, we do not understand neutrinos.
citing Heinlein, Asimov already cited.
Heinlein thought low orbit was the best place for fission power plants. But then "Blowups Happen".
for foot injuries
I have XFCE installed for the inFrequent occasions when I shoot off my foot, trying to "Improve" the gnome or unity desktop. Until recently, wifi required a graphical desktop to start, so I would have to find the ethernet cable to run a command line when I had improved the system too much.
Having driven through the array, on US60 west from Socorro, NM, the best name is "WTF is That ?" No, we knew it was there, but were unprepared for the scale of the thing. Then we got directed off the road by a NM State trooper, to make way for a portable building being moved.
The thing is between a long stretch of NOTHING, the array, then MORE NOTHING. You should drive it someday. It is just west of the Trinity site. After visiting, you understand why they blew it off out there, it is nowhere.
title for Hydro-Despot
Perhaps Pharaoh ?
up the supply chain
This, and the reports of "Apple Stores" in China, leads me to suspect the manufacturers are running the production lines overtime, and shipping production to somebody other than Apple. One of the hazards of outsourced manufacturing.
If you don't know
And if you don't know how to root it, they will sell you a howto book, published by O'Reilly. And a couple of books on Android development, a book on java programming, one on python, maybe a tune or two to listen to while you read....
as expensive as good beer
No, liquid nitrogen is not expensive. I suspect that having done this once, AMD will redesign with a closed loop cooler, and do it repeatably (a bit slower). Anybody (engineers please) know how to build a liquid nitrogen heat pipe ?
Fusion power has been 10-15 years away for almost 60 years now.
but no tanks
Well, not as many tanks, The armor school and the Patton Museum were moved to Georgia.
you forgot Amiga
Maybe there will be a Commodore phone someday.
I actually have an Intel classmate netbook, and I hunted down a MeeGo image for it, copied it to a USB drive, booted it, and then said "Why ? I already have Ubuntu on this thing, I need another linux like I need a spare..."
Ruins of Halo
The previous ruin left behind by this looter was Halo, head quartered in Niles,Illinois. From some very non-descript industrial park buildings, they custom-built a 14 story building on Toughy Ave. The building was completed just before the collapse, and included a tubular sculpture that sang in the wind, annoying the neighbours no end. The building is now ? was ? occupied by Shure corporation, an audio manufacturer. It is down the street from another legacy from a corporate looter named Ilg, a 1/2 scale copy of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Since Apple users are sheep, they would be happier when they are surrounded by other sheep. So my app idea is a Location Coolness score, by the local density of Sheep (other Apple users). This data makes the job pretty easy.
So a Lady GaGa concert would be a really Cool place, and shopping for tires at WalMart Not Cool at all.
second system effect
Confounding any performance comparisons is the "second system effect" - recoding ANYTHING, even in the same implementation, will boost performance. Compare the C++ implementation with a second PHP done on the other side of a "Chinese Wall" ? After dropping the "rarely used features" ?
Do It Yerself: Get a new disk and an OEM retail copy of Win7, back up your data (if you can figure out where it lives). New disks are cheap, OEM Win7 cost about $110.
This option comes without useless MS tech support. You already know more than they do, guaranteed.
Hammer and Pliers
I read something last week about some hedge fund crooks erasing flash drives with hammers and pliers. Perhaps I can find my old UV eprom eraser, once I get the opaque cases off. Moving up the spectrum, an unhealthy dose of X or Gamma will work without removing the cases.
the difference is...
Between Jobs and Shuttleworth, the difference is, if I don't like Steve Jobs handiwork, I cannot walk further in the Mall, and get one at the other Apple store. If I don't like Mark Shuttleworth, I just walk a bit farther, to the Fedora store, or back up to the Debian workshop, or whatever.
Right now, Mark's problem is that Unity and Wayland don't quite work yet. I am running Narwhal on a touchscreen netbook, and I am using the xfce desktop most of the time.
penguins don't catch cold either
But I have to:
1) Have a copy of clamav on linux to check and scrub any files I give to or get from windows victims.
2) Same on bootable linux usb for scrubbing infected windows systems
3) MSE on the dual booted systems that I run windows on for my own purposes
I share the general tech consensus that MSE is as good as anything, better than most, but any monoculture is dangerous. But windows itself is a monoculture.
MSE is a damn sight better than the 90's MS Anti-Virus product.
Can I enter "file:///" in the browser's locator line ? Does it have a locator line ? Perhaps even "smb://" ?
I know, technical solution to a political problem.
Personally, I have an Apache in the basement at home. Use it as a media server and remote disk.
harry turtledove said...
"Down in the Bottomlands". Harry said it what is now the Mediterranean Sea.
And someone else said the Black Sea.
Same idea, different place on the map.
privacy by design ?
privacy by design == security by design ?
security by design => privacy by design ?
privacy by design => security by design ?
Are these the same ? Or one implies the other ? They are clearly related. Security will be required to prevent "unscrupulous" webSlime from circumventing any regulatory or technical mechanisms.
And since security by design has not been, or ever will be, achieved, privacy is unlikely.
And how long has it been since anything on the web was scrupulous ?
what have they done so far ?
There is a lot more to how this gadget functions than the communications protocol between small box and big box.
SOMETHING rather high level in the big box is tracking motion of the image, and turning it into commands.
That will take a while to RE.
Perhaps we should read some of MS' tech pubs for clues ?
anybody else remember ?
Back in the 80's or early 90's there were reports in the trade press about booby trapped printers, that were aimed at Vax minis. Supposed target was Saddam's electromagnetic enrichment plant.
maybe he was watching the road...
Perhaps he had the nose camera piped to the laptop screen. Probably not, though.
Anybody else see the irony that the cop who pulled him also has a laptop mounted on his dash, to check plate numbers and driver warrants (at least they do in the states).
did nothing ?
The guy who did it is sentenced to 10 years in prison for it. That's the headline for the article. He is going up for hacking their computers, not being an idiot. The idiot part is what makes the story interesting. If you send up people for stealing credit card numbers, this guy should go up for his crimes.
Wadda want, send him to each and every victim's computer to scrub it ?
who deserves the credit ?
For hyperbolic geometry ? Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky ! and a song:
A link to a higher res version ?
more powerful than ,,,
And uses a damn sight less power. Seymour's patents were for the heat pipes on the circuit boards to prevent the beast from melting. And perhaps the robot that did the 60 miles of wirewrap on the backplane.
Now, can we argue about the quality of the Fortran compilers available for modern PC ? Never mind the old beast's pipelined vector architecture, what the new guys do not have, Just superscalar multiple execution.
does it have a 400 Hz motor-generator as well as water cooling ?
Then it would be like an old 370. If the front panel has the dial-in knobs to set IPL unit address, it is the old 370. Not a faster computer, they just re-defined the flop.