1843 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
Re: Kerbal Space Program
Get the Mech Jeb addon. It makes fine tuning a transfer orbit so easy.
Re: And we still have the NSA and the TSA and the Dept of Homeland Security today.
Beating the terrorists at their own game by taking away american freedoms first!
Re: HE WAS A SYSADMIN
Please tell me that the NSA doesn't let sysadmins work alone? At one installation I worked at, being caught at a terminal on your own was grounds for immediate dismissal.
Re: Or behind a firing squad.
Or worse, in front of a firing squad!
Cue sounds of "I wish I'd thought of that!"
If I had a pound for every bugger that's phoned me asking me about my PPI claim.
Re: I personally consider pot no more dangerous than alcohol.
I brewed enough alcohol last year to kill a full grown man.
That's legal, yet growing plants is not. Go figure.
How do we know some Martian hasn't hotwired it?
The next step is two-way conversation directly between the two brains.
This is both slightly disturbing and freaking awesome at the same time.
I wonder what happens to "Me" when I hook my brain up to someone else's.
You can't really run an X-COM operation without it!
This would be a scathing post about self-discipline
But here I am wasting time on El Reg.
Re: People with a lot of money don't need a 55' window on the world.
They have actual windows that big.
Re: "hardcore analogue-lovers"
Just try typing that phrase into a search engine.
Damn you Google autocomplete!
Re: CGI has never IMO come close to the models
This is the biggest reason (among many others) that I mourned the passing of Jim Henson.
If you wanted a believable on-screen alien that could interact with the rest of the cast, that's the guy you went to.
Re: Moon landing
It would take less Delta V to park it in orbit, and require a less massive ship for the astronauts to go and visit it.
(I am not an astrophysicist. Much of my knowledge of orbital mechanics has been cribbed from Kerbal Space Program.)
Re: A really, really, really, RE-EAH-LEE expensive mission to...
Get a chance to discover new and wonderful things about our solar system, its origins, its history, and what it's made of.
At that doesn't even scratch the surface of all the technology they'll be inventing to actually do it, and all the spin off technology that will inevitably come from that.
Re: Can I just say....
Apparently you ███'█.
Re: Other Methods for Extracting information
They could have always just read it and memorised it.
They can't throw you in jail for remembering stuff.
Re: Micro-AA guns
If they don't come with lasers to turn drone copters into rapidly disintegrating fireballs, I'll be sorely disappointed.
Knocking up a model of it in Kerbal Space Program now
It looks like it should fly!
You could ban the entire internet tomorrow, and I doubt it would have any effect on child molesters hanging around the local park.
It seems to me that Aleksandr Bortnikov is trying to treat a symptom rather than trying to treat the cause. ( If we assume that he is in earnest and he really does want to protect children )
All Anonymous seem to have done here is raise awareness of the EDL and make them look like victims.
Nice job breaking it anon!
Re: MIndbogglingly big
Larger than a breadbox, but smaller than a solar system.
It's all relative.
I don't think Americans are really aware of a world beyond their borders.
Doesn't this violate attorney/client privilege?
Or does that only apply in the case of criminal proceedings?
I was playing Kerbal Space Program with my son...
And we tried recreating one of the Apollo missions. While we were building testing, (then rebuilding and testing again) and finally flying our rocket, we talked about the real life missions and all the training astronauts had to go through to not only get to the moon but to deal with almost every conceivable thing that they could think of that could possibly go wrong.
It's hard enough when the expected occurs. When the unexpected occurs, it's ingenuity and bravery like Luca Parmitanos that saves the day.
Security is everyone's responsibility
Every security flaw that can be found and eliminated is one less flaw an attacker can use to compromise a system and use it to attack more systems.
Does this not strike anyone else as cruel and immoral?
They aren't just marginalising the employee, they are destroying their soul.
Ladar Levinson has made a courageous choice here.
I applaud his bravery.
Re: You had to explain the meaning of exoplanet?
Yeah, there's no way we could work out what that word meant from its Greek roots.
Don't the details of the exploit use insecurities in FireFox? Not Windows?
That lander package is missing one important item...
And that is a small submersible robot that can melt its way through the ice crust.
Re: Nasty man say things on bus? Get off bus/change bus.
But I have to use the bus. How else am I supposed to get to work?
High-profile women gets protection from police
Are low profile women going to be able to get the same quality of service?
Re: Noooooooooooooo !
You could implement something like blink with css though (if you really really hated your users). Why use the blink tag when it only works in one browser?
Good riddance to bad markup
Nice to see blink going the way of the marquee tag.
Off the the graveyard of bad design choices.
And yet still no way to actually see who's stalking your page
Rather than give me information about my friends that I'm already following, how about telling me who's looking at my information?
The promise of reducing costs is the main driver
And, like with any other service, you tend to get what you pay for.
I like to use VLC to stream content from my media player
Is that black helicopters I can see circling overhead?
Re: making it a felony to be a corporate whore while in office?
You could get american politicians under their bribery laws. Good luck finding someone to charge and prosecute them though.
Bank fined £75K
Pays for it in loose change.
I don't think that law enforcement carried this out.
If they had then they would be crowing from every rooftop about this.
Land of the free, home of the brave
Why do they need a shadowy secret police like some sort of communist cold war state?
Zynga - which says it owns the '...With Friends' brand
Bugger! I was going to go to the pub with friends tonight.
Re: Someone consistently running 500MB in and out 24 hours a day
They would be running a torrent client. Not a server.
(Although technically, most torrent clients have a few ports open for other clients to connect to, which sort of makes them servers.)
It doesn't have to be a torrent client though. I can eat up 500Mb of bandwidth just copying a database.
Because my home machine constantly sits with port 3389 open for access. Most people have some sort of port open waiting for inbound connections, because it's a requirement of the software that they run.
I don't see how they can legislate this fairly, without screwing over 98% of ordinary users.
Re: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Obviously, they frisk each other.
Re: what emeny
America is now in a perpetual "War on Terror".
The great thing about the "War on Terror" is that it's wonderfully vague and no one really knows what it's all about.
Report on e-crime
After clicking on the house of commons link I was very unsurprised to learn that they are still hooked on chasing pedoterrorists.
I predict e-crime will only go up as we get laws banning the use of certain words in search engines.
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