71 posts • joined Friday 27th January 2012 08:11 GMT
Nothing to see as the enterprise has successfully jumped back in time (cue whale song etc.)
Computer Game angle?
May I be the first to Patent: 'Splinter Cell - Cetacean Surprise!'
"tortiously interfered" - Illegal on the Galapagus Islands.
Re: 2008 wants their autocad virus back ..
Totally agree, 2D drafting packages should die rather than become the bloated 'jack of all trades, crap at all trades' shite they are now (and AutoCAD is the worst). Unfortunately, it's often the LISP drivers of AutoCAD which are the CAD package decision makers in Engineering and Design companies. In 20 years of electrical design, I have only ever used vanilla AutoCAD (without elec. design addons) or similar to produce drawings, even though the discipline maps itself to a database driven model fantastically well (see Zuken E3).
The owlspinner portable.
That review bordered on Technopron
Re: neither plants nor animals?
More an indifferent mauve sludge
Let me be the first....
Sousa Fosters anyone??
A planet supporting intelligent life.....
has yet to be found....
Oh sorry, I've been looking through the wrong end of my telescope.
Re: Ditch Windows, save the planet?
No, Power stations both Nuclear and other tech. have fail safe monitoring/shutdown and a lot of day to day control that is implemented in pure HARDWARE (big contactors, multi channel hardware interlocks with cross monitoring etc. etc.). Even normal control system elements with software (PLC's etc.) are EXTREMELY reliable if left to do their thing (although they may have crap security on external interfaces). A power station is not a P.C peripheral, so can all those scaremongers out there stop with the 'Sellafield is run by Windows 95 on a 486DX' crap.
Re: Time of Genesis?
Hold on, was Peter Gabriel really the angel Gabriel then, flying under a not very imaginitive pseudonym?
Rather than a globally applied tax on all transactions, why not a tax lottery where companies which achieve a better than X yearly profit (plus any other metrics which may be relevant like Return on Investment ratio etc.), qualify to enter the lottery and therefore MAY have to pay a windfall tax. The proportion of the 'winning' companies profit which goes to tax, and the spread of 'winners' can be adjusted exactly like the regular lottery to achieve a target revenue. If the tax applied to a company in the previous year causes undue financial difficulties in the next, then there can be an appeals procedure.
I've had an accident.....
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Re: Actually, LibreOffice sucks too.
Well, I suppose Notepad is good enough if what you're worried about is CONTENT and not COSMETICS!
???? Whot, no......
A track by NWA (Nephelinite's with Attitude). It's a geologist thang...
Clicking both mouse buttons simultaneously brings up a start menu wherever the pointer is, so you don't even have to move the mouse cursor before selection.
Is it really that hard to come up with a new way to do these things, or is 'double buttons clicking once' a patented UI feature or something???
Royalties to .....
'And it's a *MEAL*. It' s basically a steak meal in a single device.'
If Apple ever move over here..... iPasty patent ALERT!
Furthest distance from operators origin country
My old Nokia brick used to connect to Orange France network underneath the cliffs on Portland (no... I wasn't smuggling Brandy), approx 80 miles from Cherbourg as the barrel floats. circa 2000 ish.
Re: GPIB?!?! AHHHHHHHH!!!!
Careful, it sounds suspiciously like you know what your talking about..... I used to nurse an old 486dx 33MHz with ISA GPIB card along until about 2004, when it finally gave up the ghost. Only thing that would talk to a spectrum analyser for testing EMC emissions. Looked for a USB to GPIB interface widget back after P.C failed, but don't remember finding one.
I've read at least two stories in the last couple of months on this site, about improving TCP/IP latency and bandwidth, so is this just another scheme to avoid a patent encumbered solution? Alternatively, there's CSMA/BA, just decide what traffic is bloody important and what's not.
If Subject == 'Kitten Pron" then Priority = 1
There, fixed it....
No, but we don't even have 12 destroyers, each to take 1 F35 jump jet (the standard pitiful compliment), if the carrier was sunk, assuming of course that the jets could be landed on the back of destroyers (they're slightly larger than a merlin or lynx I suspect). Fundamentally you can fly both types of F35 (STOVL may require straight through longer runway, so risk of being run over by carrier, but could do it just like harriers used to from land) + AEW + helo's + drones + transports + kites on a sunny day from cat and trap carriers. Let the yanks have the cutting edge stuff, we'll have the F18's or Rafale's and still probably beat them in a straight fight.
These things are going to be great for displaying relatively simple sets of data on top of curved surfaces, which may or may not move periodically. When these screens were first talked about, around 10 years ago, I worked as an industrial design engineer. The industrial machines I was working on had just had a 'sexy', curved cover revamp, and we seriously looked at the maturity of the tech. in order to put a simple HMI readout directly on the curved front cover, rather than having a permanently mounted monitor arm etc.
Repetitive strain and min. bend radius definitely an issue though where the panels are manually handled.
F1 teams could sell the same piece of car advertising space, multiple times, on a time share basis (weight of system allowing).
Possible military use??
Naval early warning aircraft for those 'this week it's vertical takeoff only' QE class aircraft carriers? Like a 'copter, but can go higher and has massively greater endurance.
If the baddies can shoot it down if its 10,000ft above the carrier, then your CAP's failed and the carrier is then not going to be a lot safer, is it?
Carbon nanotubes rolled on the legs of Cuban virgins......
Re: I think they're trying to paint
I remember a little VB script thing that ran in excel, and changed the position of the 'Yes' button when a mouseover event occured on the button, so you could never exit from a spreadsheet displaying a dirty pic. How long 'till the ISP's start doing that to opt out of filtering (obviously not the dirty pic displaying)?
Re: Something not quite right here...
It's something to do with Einstein's 'frames of reference', and is one of the major reasons why Newtonian physics breaks down at these scales. Regardless of the relative trajectories of two moving objects, the maximum differential speed that can be measured is C (speed of light). Even if the two objects are travelling in opposing directions, both at the speed of light, since the big bang (13.7 bil years), the red shift will indicate that the objects are 13.7 bil light years away from each other.
Disclaimer: I could be completely wrong about this, or in a different universe, spot on.
Oh yes, that old perpetual motion machine
Unfortunately the universe likes to nick power out of everything, in this case through friction (which ends up as heat). What you are describing is a unity power system, which seems to be impossible.
Re: Well gosh
Now then, you may be on to something! Replace hamster with your own local livestock of choice e.g. live near the Serengeti? Replace hamster with Cheetah (scale wheel to suit, but how much power?). Maybe not much torque but pretty good speed. When will they harness the power of the annual Wildebeast migration (I'm thinking travelators along all those crocodile infested rivers they have to cross, but you would have to react the force applied by Wildebeat running from croc. into the travelator some how). Scoobee Doo springs to mind....
If optical memory interrconnects (sorry, from the West Country) will effectively do away with memory latency and speed bottlenecks, what kind of overall improvements will be seen with existing processor clock speeds and architectures? Will the need for 'on die' cache SRAM etc. be negated (freeing die real estate for more cores etc.)?
Re: Needs more work
Isn't this to just transfer the 'key' securely though? If so, then the optical connection can be throttled back to transfer keys, and then ran again at full speed until a new key needs to be sent.
Getting down to practicalities
Excuse my ignorance, not a networking expert, but does anyone actually produce a tool that queries a systems services and applications so that only the ports required are open and the rest firewalled (even if you just get a report and have to firewall manually on P.C and router)? If ports for opportunistic attacks are open (MS RDP), then ask the question of the user whether they actually use the service.
ICS Hardware Vendors/standards agencies partly to blame
Speaking as a hardware ICS engineer, it's the headlong rush of a lot of control system vendors to embrace commodity technology such as ethernet that has led to a lot of these problems. I've recently been looking at a PLC spec where the vendor has boasted that with the latest firmware upgrade, the Powerlink ethernet port (realtime scheduled ethernet so there are no packet collisions, for comms with field devices), can be used simultaneously as a general purpose ethernet port! Presumably if used as such, anything can dial into a field device(all of which will have IP addresses) without going through the PLC at all (or any non existant security features running on it)!
Re: Inquiring minds...
Yeah, but haven't wifi signals been proved to reduce a Cod's wallop? Hence inflated fish supper prices! WILL NO ONE THINK OF THE FISH!
Not just stop pain....
But ABOLISH PAIN, (AND THE CAUSES OF PAIN.....).
Re: Language, language!
Prof is right?
According to one of the technical descriptions I've read of how stuxnet infected target PLC's, it replaced certain elements of Siemens compiler on the infected P.C so that what was compiled and sent to the PLC was not what the source code (ladder logic etc.) actually specified. The 'modified' compiler would only inject/change anything if it detected certain high speed motor drives on the PLC's fieldbus (or detected source code for those devices when compilation was started). Therefore the prof is right to assert that the method of delivery, or even the 'payload' of stuxnet never resided on the PLC, it just got a modified control program downloaded to it from a compromised compiler.
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