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Sorry, but if you think there are backdoors in AES, DES, RSA, DH, EC or SHA then you don't know anything about crypto.
Re: Improvement, not perfection.
true, thing is, this part of security (a single mole will blow your security) hasn't changed since the ROT13 was "state of the art cryptography"
Re: "Peak Wind" is a misnomer
while the amount of energy will reach a plateau (assuming we will keep on servicing them), the energy outputted as a percent of total energy use will definitely decline
as such, it's not completely unreasonable to be talking about "peak wind"
Re: Sack the earth huggers. Build more nuclear.
global warming isn't a scam, every climatologist agrees that there is at least a 1°C increase in global temperature in 3-5 sigma range (over 99% confidence)
now, anthropocentric global warming is a completely different matter...
Even if we take the lowest estimates for uranium deposits (no geological survey to search uranium was funded since the '70s, stuff is just so common) assume geometrical growth in energy needs *and* switch all energy needs to electricity (including transportation and heating) we would still have more than several hundred years on fission plants.
By then we certainly will have working fusion plants, which can provide, for all intents and purposes, infinite energy.
Re: @ AC 9:21
Because he couldn't be one of the shills MS employs to make the image of Win 8 better.
Uhm, no, it's not possible.
Re: Shock Horror
Not everybody has two monitors to be able to multitask
Re: Easier to store, yes....
longer than regular DVDs...
Re: Oracle appears to be a corporate psychopath
Last I checked, the percent of psychopaths in C-level executives was about 3 times larger than the average, so it's not very surprising...
I like pipe dreams so here's one
I know it sounds crazy, but shouldn't the *public* money be used for developing software and stardards usable by the *public*?
It's not like the IT contracts are small by any measure or that one needs to develop every part of the software stack needed. Or even that there already are no free standards in basically every important place computers are used now.
Re: Linux vs stme cells, hmmmmm
He did not change the paradigm, he allowed the change to be actually noticeable.
What I want to say is that we wouldn't have heard about GNU if not for Linux. Of course, Linux wouldn't be as big today if not for GNU. It's really neat case of synergy, if you pardon my marketroid speak.
Re: Google Asks "What do I want?"
If only we had portable computers with multi gigahertz CPUs and tens of gigabytes of memory.
If only we could rent server space.
Oh wait, we can. But SaaS makes the company control software, not the user so we won't get the actual applications to our "hands".
Re: It's easy to lose patience
Tree rings and ice cores are not precise nor proven proxies of temperature.
Unlike North America or Asia we have actual records for the temperatures in those times.
Just because "everybody" is calling it a scientific consensus doesn't mean it's actually a consensus. The warming part of ACGW was conclusively proven only yesteryear for temperatures in range of 1-3°C, in line with what we did saw in medieval warm period. Go check your facts again, Register isn't at fault here for being sceptic about the whole global warming debate.
Your venn diagram is quite fuzzy on the boffin side...
I can already hear my tumour growing!
If they *want* to show Global Warming because politicos want to push it, they they bloody get it. Even if the data needs to be modified, ekhm, fixed, to make it true!
Noticed how the vocabulary changed from global warming to climate change? The latter is happening constantly, just like sun sets and sun downs so no sane person, let alone climatologist, will disagree with it.
You lost it with communism.
I'd suggest using a service model for work and not trying to replicate the MAFIAA model.
Chances for narrow confidence intervals in epidemiology studies are slim at best.
And we don't even have a similar object to compare our results to (or will you tell me there is another Earth sized planet with plant life and oceans on it?). So the error bars can only be taller.
The climate change is happening, that's sure. Each and every climate study confirms that there is less than 1% chance the increase in temperature is lower than 1 degree Celsius. That is definitely total consensus.
Now the question is: Why? Because the CO2 by itself sure can't do it (look up radiative forcing if you don't believe me). AGW is far from scientifically proven.
Not to mention all the results of industrial accidents or just plain negligence in form of mercury contamination.
Come on, it's MS, they should be guilty by default.
In the meantime consumers will go where they can get this programming anyway: TPB. Or any of the dozens of other streaming services based in Nicaragua, Romania...
As long as the system is perceived as limiting it will be worked around by able people, the more it is limiting, the more people will be interested in working around it.
If you make 2 seconds illegal, that would make satellites in geosynchronous orbit illegal. Just for one thing...
If someone had any doubts that US are run by corporations, they should be cleared now...
>10 per cent by 2013 would create 13,000 high-tech jobs and add £1.5bn in taxes
Yeah, just like downloading child porn destroys CP industry. Quoting bigger numbers doesn't make them less imaginary.
You can build a PC for the cost of Windows 7 Pro BOX licence!
>Crytek claims it performs better than it did on PCs all those years ago
Yeah, because consoles developed so much during those past 4 years. Or have they actually made Crisis so optimized it can run on 8 year old PCs too?
It costs £400,000 to use this Internet connection, for 12 seconds.
Unfortunately we're coming to an age where each and every energy production and storage system has tremendous amounts of energy stored just in regular operation.
The same is with space ships: any propulsion systems able to move people fast from planet to planet has enough energy to make big holes in them: you get kinetic energy equivalent to antimatter annihilation of same mass at only a bit over 0.7c...
+1 for nuclear, no matter what the Ecomentalists say, its the safest method of energy production we know that actually works.
Aiming high power microwave at ice... Ask Belgians how they feel about this idea.
Because earth based solar array can produce electricity for about 10% of time averaged over a year.
Add the energy stopped by atmosphere and you have a system that is at least 100 times as effective.
Distributed compiling in LAN environments haven't been useful for few years already, somehow I don't think adding WAN latencies will help...
This Iodine isotope has a half-life of few days.
Batteries have pitiful energy density, are bloody heavy and unlike gasoline, don't take 2 minutes to fill up. Gasoline is much better energy storage device.
Because you generate it from gases, it will also be much cleaner (no sulphur for one thing) and you just recycle the CO2 already in air, not introduce new one.
In real life you'll be struggling to get 10% of rated energy output averaged over a year because of rain, clouds, snow, etc..
Add to that we don't have a energy storage system with efficiency exceeding 50-60% and in the end you'll get about 5% of energy from your panels. So you'll need "a bit more" panels that can fit on your roof to be self-sustainable.
Then add ageing of both panels and batteries...
While I have to agree that fossil are filthy and are killing more people we are comfortable to admit, nuclear is safer than coconuts (as in kills less people).
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