Nice work astroboffinry!
Very cool stuff. (Granted, a supernova is something like 100 billion deg K, but you get my point)
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Very cool stuff. (Granted, a supernova is something like 100 billion deg K, but you get my point)
It has to be the hard water version, to get the strength correct (along with warming the mug with a little hot water first).
Have an upvote. I despair at the standards of El Reg. In my day the "I for one..." obligatory comment would be at least in the top three comments.
Can you link to what you mean?
I thought the Shannon Limit was to do with Bandwidth/Noise/Error-Correction ratios. I'd be interested to learn more!
At that sort of speeds, could we finally see a reason to ditch the landline once and for all. I mean, even 150MB would put most fibre/cable installations to shame. Alas, I doubt the technology would make it's way to deepest darkest Somerset anytime soon.
I take it you're just asking for a friend?
I just bought one of these, as a replacement for my aged X-25 (64Gb). *sigh*. Damn me and my lack of research.
Unfortunately, with our current technology and the human passion for things that go boom and blow other humans into bite sized chunks, I am not optimistic about this happening any time, let's say, within my lifetime.
Until, company or government can make more money by doing something in space rather than down at this end of the gravity well, then I'm afraid relying on altruism or curiosity won't cut it.
As an aside: the NASA budget in 1966 was 4.41% of the total government spend. In 2014 it was approximately 0.5%
Why, yes it does!
Government IT Contracts 101:
1) Requirements written on the back of a fag packet. Certainly not addressing "typical and extraordinary" usage cases.
2) These requirements, lost, when in translation into legalise for the contract.
3) Duly signed off by a committee who didn't understand the requirements in the first place.
4) Shock horror when the IT Biz delivers what the contract says.
5) Change or Terminate contract at great cost.
Now.... bend over. A nice little earner for Microsoft.
Unfortunately, for me anyway, they won't be coming anywhere near out village. It appears, that they are concentrating on urban areas. *shrug* So it goes. Privately owned businesses will always choose the more profitable areas, first and foremost.
*sigh* Back to my 1.7Mb ADSL. (On a good day)
It doesn't need to be steel lined room. Tempest shielding (basically a Faraday cage), can be done at rack or room level. It's basically conductive material, well earthed and there are a number of companies who specialise in this.
I've worked with chaps who ran IT in local councils. As talented as these guys were, they were paid a pittance, swamped with idiotic management, changing priorities, empire building, hamstrung by a lack of resources and a resistance to change that, if in the private sector, would mean the company moving swiftly into bankruptcy.
Elon is playing real life Kerbal Space Program.I'm so envious!
I've contracted at a number of businesses that would want to upgrade, but have fallen into a technical trap. They purchased bespoke, carefully tailored apps, written, at great cost which run their business or manufacturing processes. It's not the problem of upgrading windows, but in shelling out to have these varied esoteric applications either upgraded in parallel or in some cases, completely re-written.
In one case, a re-write of some control software for laboratory networks, was quoted at £1.2million since the company who wrote it was bought out by BAe several years ago and they didn't want to do it. (This was to go from a Win2k3 to Win2k8R2 box... one box).
Any guesses which three (or four) letter agency will be the first to say to Samsung... "We want to listen in on X, the proud owner of one of your TVs. Here is a letter saying we can and that you can't talk about it."
I was going to whinge about this article, it being obvious bunk and all that, but I've actually enjoyed reading the reviews on various sites, so not a complete waste of time. Some of them are poetry of piss taking!
It sort of is, it's the differentiating the data between "local" and "other's'" data and in some way prioritising "local". That could be by QoS/Throttling or by charging more for "other's" data, both have the same net effect
Unfortunately, in this case, it was unelected peers in the House of Lords, rolling the dice. To be fair, it would have had to go back through the Commons for a debate/vote, but nevertheless, it wasn't elected MPs that bunged this in.
That all said, I have no trust in our elected douchebags to act in the interests of the majority.
Edit: Beaten to it!
Who is the target market for this? I don't see billions of $$$ in the rural, currently not covered by anyone, market and generally speaking urban areas are covered by landlines which have, by and large, better latency. (If not bandwidth)
Excellent work by NASA!
I'm not so sure that this will get very far. The trade off in learning a new input style compared with the ease of voice. Which since the likes of Siri and Google Now, has come a LONG way. I use google now a lot.
I for one, wouldn't mind the Lottery Fund buying it and donating it to Bletchley!
That's quite the interpretation.
The problem is, it was never about "sharing the wondrous new discovery" for most inventors/companies it was about "making the most money from the wondrous new discovery."
Additionally, how do we know that you actually HAD the same idea? May I suggest it's significantly quicker and cheaper to reverse engineer an item, than it is to complete, potentially years of R&D?
If all the patent lawyers in the world were laid end to end across the Atlantic... then how much happier I would be?
Fair point, but 98-SE was pretty good. Before that Windows ME was teh ebil!
Well actually no, they can't "see" planets at those distances at all. They're inferring their existence by looking at the changes in the spectra of the stars they're orbiting. From this they can work out, or at minimum an educated guess of , the mass, temperature, orbital speeds and possibly even what the planet is primarily made of. You won't be seeing any pics anytime soon either. I've heard it described as like trying to see a candle right next to a 40kW searchlight from 1 mile away.
Will it stop others from doing this or themselves doing it again? It seems that the Tech firms were pretty blasé about how they went through with the collusion. If it will save them money in the longer term, they will just be more circumspect about it.
I'm quite surprised they didn't shoe horn "exo-cortex" in there somewhere. Not a great study, with seriously ambitious conclusions for one with no control group and such a small, non representative sample size.
Well if it was my handwriting that they were analysing, then I'd estimate close to 100%.... failure.
"Hey yous guys, ged oudda here or I'll plug ya full a lead!"
USB? Why not a proprietary connection? I know it's not totally secure, but at least it's not "universal." Additionally, surely it's only authorised repair / maint people who connect to this? If so, why not white list their hardware IDs?. Again, not totally secure, but it's a start.
They couldn't afjord the fees.
Indeed, my first thought also. Though the 7mm 500Gb drive does look quite cool.
4,500 Cr. But honestly, docking in E:D is an order of magnitude easier than the original. Ahh the joy of lateral thrusters!
Huh? Multiple ship ownership is intrinsic in the game, no need for RL cash.
For RL cash, currently anyway, you can get cosmetic changes only.
There was a poll on the forums, some time ago, about micro transactions, which overwhelmingly went for "cosmetic" only.
If you could link to your source, I'd be pleased to be shown I'm wrong.
It's a good quote, but ol' Bill denied ever saying it.
Have an up anyway!
So, which UK bank is the most secure? The only comparison I could find was from before Poodle raised it's furry head.
Well.... See, on a national scale, it depends on the make up of your power generation system, obviously.
In China/India/US, for example, where electricity is generated primarily with coal, then, these are no better than using petrol cars (equiv to 25-35 MPG) with an average of 200g-300g+ CO2e/km (equivalent carbon dioxide per vehicle kilometer)
Compare this to, say, Paraguay, at 70g CO2e/km or Canada at 115g CO2e/km.
To answer your question, if all of the UK went electrical cars, with our current grid, it would be as if, we all started using petrol/hybrid cars now, an increase of 20-30 MPG equivalent.
These figures, do include the 20-30% increase in manufacturing costs and lower lifetime of the cars.
Anyway, here's the report where I got these figures
Can they spell Oligopoly? The US Cell Phone Operator's market is given as an example of this on Wikipedia!
Cool. Being playing this one for a while. It's ace, and a good one for any budding tabletopists (yeah ok..... gamers). Next I'd recommend moving onto Munchkin. That's a brilliant game.
Chinese / HK film making has come a hell of a long way. This looks particularly good. I'll be looking out for this.
I see what you did there.... have an up.
To avoid corp tax, which is on profit. (revenue - costs), the UK divisions, "pay" their Irish/Other HQ for "costs" such as IP which just happens to cost roughly the same as the profit they would have made, without these HQ costs and therefore the UK division pays very little corp tax.
If this 25% is on profit, then it STILL won't be very much. So either:
1) Gidion knows this and is telling porkie pies.
2) Gidion doesn't know this and is an idiot.
3) I've misread/misunderstood something and am also an idiot.
Love his work! Just bought the audio book of What If? Narrated by Wil Wheaton, of all people.
Well if you want to "blow" stuff up, you'd have to get Michael Bay to direct. BOOM!!!
+1 for these:
Goodbye Google.co.uk. Hello Google.com, or Google.ca, Google.au etc etc ?