157 posts • joined Tuesday 13th July 2010 07:17 GMT
It's about new smokers
It is not so much about stopping the existing smokers, it much more about stopping new smokers.
Who cares if the current smokers kill themselves, they are a lost cause, they already have the emphysema and the cancer and even if they stop in most cases it is probably too late!
>NBN need only deliver entertainment services
Yea, right the Tony Abort fiber solution will never be able to deliver anything at any speed so forget about any level of quality live HD movies sport etc, because that is exactly what Rupert Murdoch wants, no competition for cable TV.
> scientists find a caveman footprint of the same age
They have done! Sarah Palin herself has seen it, a cave man foot print inside a dinosaur foot print, she is a politician and a christian so it MUST be true.
Re: Starters orders
"highly likely..." yea, right! All and I mean ALL the problems I've had with my broadband have been in the copper right outside my house. It will make NO difference how fast the fiber is to the node when it transitions to crap corroded ancient soaked in water copper infrastructure!
>There is no such thing as "random", at least according to some researchers who tested the statement.
Incorrect, try quantum fluctuation. Quantum mechanics runs on randomness.
The quantum noise from a diode is random and is used in random number generators. I don't know exactly what the intel engineers used, but basing it on the random quantum noise from a semi conductor junction would appear to be the easiest method.
However, if there is any post processing of the random number...
Re: What happened to you, Big Blue?
I was in part of a very large consultancy firm bought by IBM. They told us all that nothing would change. BS! they just pushed us into being box shifters for software and server groups.
Previous to IBM we called them clients, in IBM they were customers. I hated it as we could see what was happening in terms of ripping off the client. But we were told to only deliver to the bare minimum of the RFP regardless of where it would actually do what the client needed. When the whole thing failed (as it did several times) the client was told we delivered what you asked for not what you wanted.
To me IBM knows cost of everything and the value of nothing.
Aren't these the things that have problems with insects ice etc? I remember an incident with iced pitot tubes and an air france airbus in the middle of the Atlantic...
Re: Poor quality
Totally agree, I've had THREE WD drives fail, two caviar black and a caviar green. All were under warranty. Bought the caviar green and it failed under warranty, it was replaced with a caviar black, it failed and was again replaced with a caviar black, IT FAILED again under warranty. I gave up and bought a Hitachi and I've had no problems since.
I will never trust WD again.
Re: No Radiation?
>Nuclear fusion is getting a lot safer, and these new designs look much better still.
Functional nuclear fusion is ANYTHING but safe! Hydrogen bomb anyone! I think you are thinking about Nuclear fission! There are no useful(more energy out than in for more than a few seconds) fusion reactors yet.
Audio to External sound system
It doesn't appear to be able to have a digital audio feed to an external sound system. So if you have a Sony TV that can only manage a down mixed stereo output from any external HDMI digital audio feed you are screwed.
Re: For pity's sake: DON'T MOVE to the USA if you want to live
Aoyagi Aichou 10:36 - Actually I lived in the states for a while and I remember a report about government travel advisories that stated that the US was the most dangerous place to live outside of a declared war zone.
So Aoyagi Aichou all the paces you mentioned are not war zones and will actually be safer than the US.
Open office now screwed!
As an ex IBMer I was forced to use sym-phoney and it stank big time! I can completely disagree with the writer on that point.
I just hope they took only the good parts (I never found any) or else OO is dead!
No wonder that California is slow, it is the home to the film and TV industry. The last thing they want is fast internet as it will completely stuff their business model. Just think about all the fast access to content from anywhere in the world free or much cheaper than Hollywood wants to charge you.
Re: Magnetic field
This issue I have with this is the term "classical" as apposed to "quantum" for a true event horizon to exist you MUST be able to exceed the speed of light. To me as a large mass collapses the gravitational hole created will slow the collapse to extremely close to zero, so to actually create an event horizon you would actually need to exceed the speed of light in the gravitational hole to be able to collapse it further.
Concept sounds nice but in Oz it won't work as all the VWs will stuff it up with all the random slow downs and stops.
Crashed in aussie half way through using it
Purple Tomatoes are NOT new
I've been buying and growing purple tomatoes for ages. They are a lot sweeter with purple / blue flesh and juice.
Re: I question the quality of work
This is just bad coding, it is not as a result of aspergers.
Just because you (may have) aspergers doesn't mean that you can create good code. To me (with aspergers) there is an inner beauty with well crafted code.
I live inner city Melbourne, I'm live just over 2 km from an exchange, I have ADSL2+ AND I can only get 4.6 a couple of friends who also live close are about the same speed.
I also have extremely unreliable internet and phone service. The problem is the copper running past my house. This is the copper that Tony Abort wants to use for the liberal broadband.
@Sirus Lee flaky 'environmental science' degrees?
Not in my experience, I remember follow students doing a post grad degree in Environmental Physics in the 1970s. To reach that that needed a conventional BSc.
Agile = joke
Agile has to be the worst IT project management process I've ever worked under and I've been in the industry for 30+ years. It is reactive not proactive, trying to reduce everything to a two week sprint is a joke, on any decent size IT project that I've worked on many of the individual tasks have been longer than that and any attempt to break them down causes task fragmentation and increased the effort required to re-integrate each of the fragmented parts back into a functioning whole. Agile which is based on JiT etc is really great for a continuous process like a car production line but not for a single project, if it was they would be using it for the process of building bridges, buildings and other engineering projects. The best PM techniques I've used have been in the software engineering sphere and with those software was treated like any other engineering discipline and process.
Re: Some of the most infamous terrorists of the 21st century were former engineers.
Some were doctors, Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Check your insurance premiums
If you really want to know if climate change is occurring just check how much your insurance premiums have increased over the last few years.
Insurance companies are like bookies, they look to the odds and if their payouts are increasing because of more extreme weather events then they will be increasing premiums to cover the additional costs.
So, if the average premium is increasing inline with inflation then no climate change, if however they are increasing faster than inflation then there is something happening and odds on it is linked to climate change! In Australia in some places they have gone up by double, triple, 10 times... This does appear to be indicative of something...
Mercury is NOT a unit of measure!
It is temperature NOT mercury, Mercury is a planet or a heavy metal. It has been decades since it was used in any thermometer. These days they are either red alcohol or electronic!
So If you have to use stupid terms like "The mercury hit .." the correct option should be "The red coloured alcohol hit.." or "The Electrons hit..".
Re: I have a question - funny looking yacht
Yachts do not need sails to be called a yacht. Consider the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Re: Ping Time
Death by snoo snoo
Re: Who cares about f*** gaya, it is the building style which is the problem
Building an earthquake proof building does not cause any major increase in cost. It just means you need to build it differently. Wood and/or steel framing with a non structural brick cladding works very nicely.
Ligers and Tigions
Well if Loins and Tigers can interbreed with each other and product fertile offspring and horses and donkeys can interbreed and product sterile offspring you never know what could happen between members of the great apes...
The answer is simple!
Crap drives! I've had three caviar series die, the second one was still under warranty so it was replaced. The replacement died 3 months later and I'm still waiting for a replacement. So basically for me no more WD drives.
Re: Think of the Children!
Actually it wasn't the Local oscillator it was 15,625khz from the EHT oscillator they looked for. These was considerably easier to detect.
What is the problem?
"once the mercury hits 350 that the hydrogen really starts to flow" I have a little bottle of mercury and I can use it to hit a sign that has the number 350 on it and everything should be good!
Or is this just a really bad example of journalism where they use mercury to mean TEMPERATURE! And if so what units, K, C or F! 350 K is easy to hit (77 C), 350 F is also easy to hit (162 C). 350 C is a bit more difficult.
Re: Still too chilly
The problem isn't that it has happened before and will happen again. The problem is the rate is considerably faster than ever before.
This is the problem, if it took 1,000 years to get 10 degrees warmer then not a problem, everything can adapt. The coral reefs can slowly start to grow further south, new plants can move into different ranges. The sea would rise slowly without excessive coastal erosion.
But if it only takes 100 years to change 10 degrees then this causes big problems as the period to too short to adapt. The sea rise would be too quick to allow the coast to stabilise and this would cause the erosion.
Re: Build More Nukes
One major problem COST! Nuclear is only economic when heavily subsidised by government for the bomb program. This reactor design is no good for bombs and will be extremely expensive to build and run. The last figures I have seen was this would be 10 times more expensive than several coal fired plants, and in Australia even more expensive than solar.
Don't bother this is BS
This is total BS, I've just got an IT job after being out of work for 6 months - The first time in my life I've been unemployed for that long, previous was 3 weeks.
East coast Australia is a basket case even in the IT industry. If you can get a job expect to be on a lower salary. The only jobs going are in the mines and don't bother applying unless you have all your machinery operator tickets.
The mining boom has screwed the rest of the country with the high dollar which is causing all the local manufacturers to go belly up.
And it didn't work everyone could get an exception sticker. They hoped that people would choose a weekend day but most chose mid week and said they worked shifts and needed an exception.
The only time it caused me problems was on a ski holiday, still I just ignored it.
It sounds like they have outsourced the oyster card to the same mob that support the Melbourne Myki card!
I live near several out door venues and I am totally sick of having my TV reception stuffed up every time a concert / show / event is on by UHF wireless mikes! If this kills them then I'm happy!
"crash in Austrian Mountains,"
Austria not Australia, and I think it may have been actually Germany they were landing at Strasbourg. There were several causes of the crash, one appeared to be that the pilots set the rate of decent as 33000 ft per second (displayed as 33) instead 3.3 degrees (displayed as 3.3) caused because the display in the cockpit was badly designed. There was also a problem with the air traffic directions, an airline cutting costs by not installing ground proximity radar. And real dozzie an interaction between a freak wind gust, pilot action and the autopilot.
VLF submarine communications station
Just outside of Learmonth 6 km from Exemouth is a high powered VLF submarine communications station (Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt). I've seen the aerial farm and it is huge. It is extremely interesting that the aircraft was flight over it at the time of the failure.
They stated that it didn't appear that any passengers were using any electronic equipment but you have to wonder about interference from the communication station.
This is not the first time this has happened over this area check out
This is normal to use NZ as a trial
NZ has a relativily small population that has a similar demographic to the UK, Aus and the US so a lot of companies have tried stuff in NZ, if it fails then they don't bother releasing it anywhere else. If it really f**ks up then the damage is minimal.
A Good Union works
SWMBO is a nurse and ran into a major bullying issue at work, basically her boss had a major go at her. She reported it to the union and they stepped in to get it all sorted. Management immediately listened and had a word to the boss person involved. Everything was sorted quickly and she still has the same job and boss, but now the boss has pulled his head in.
Without a union she would have got jack shit from management.
What part of #2
Try Victoria, apart from federally funded roads the speed limit drops from 110 to 100 and the quality is crap they appear to have spent all the money on road signs telling you how they enforce the road rules instead of spending it on the roads.
They appear to think that 3 kmh over the speed limit is speeding while ignoring things like how a crap road will be more dangerous.
Tringle - check this site
This provides an interesting look at CO2 levels including a comparison to pre-industrial concentrations. The levels mapped in human industrial activity is interesting.
May be not...
>MS are correct in saying that they are not mandating that such a "disable" option is not allowed
From the article <snip>However, it seems OEMs are not free to choose how to enable Secure Boot.</snip> <snip>Microsoft said support for UEFI Secure Boot is a Windows 8 certification requirement</snip>
This may control how the "disable" option is implemented, as part of the certification M$ may require that it is enabled by default and require a hardware jumper change or similar to disable and once disabled means the windose 8 will not run.
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