600 posts • joined 29 Mar 2012
Please do not feed the cat. He is far too expensive to encourage coming around.
Hey! Somebody stole my Wouff Hong!
Danger, Will Robinson! Seven syllable silliness sighted.
Re: What an amazing ...
>Did space aliens really supply the technology to build the pyramids?
Not at all; they were contracted out.
-------> we've not been able to find denser or more energetic regions in space.
Sure we have; we're ON one.
Braking for rendezvous.
Re: Fusion? Really?
Yes, he did announce detecting neutrons.
A cave in Mt. Snowden will suffice.
This is how
This is how a boy learns best, and it quite eclipses the railgun I built in my bedroom 58 years ago, at 12.
THEY have bananas.
It's a crowdsourced
Distributed Denial of Sense.
Re: It's like a French version of "Tremors"!
pointlessness of existentialism?
Re: It may not be illegal
"*Corporations have neither bodies to be punished, nor souls to be condemned; they therefore do as they like."
I thought everyone knew that.
Two words: Medical Marijuana.
Can't make 'em WORSE.
Re: IANAAP either
A Catharine Wheel off its nail, eh?
ASBO isn't an offense over here, it's politics; just look at two recent examples, Chris Christie and Carl Paladino. A Web search using "candidate threatens" pulls up scores of tempting clicks.
"Bully Pulpit" can have more than one meaning.
Pencil, meet paper...
Re: It's like déjà vu all over again
SOME hard drives, certainly.
Re: @ Thought About IT
In 1997 I said goodbye to the only woman I'd ever loved, and drove North following Comet Hale Bopp, passing at dawn through the Altamont pass where hundreds of metal monks were doing Tai Chi to welcome the day....
Re: A sticker?!?
They might. Some decades ago I had to use an RF absorbing material in a wireless remote control imported by my then-employer to cut its signal down to legal levels. But I put it INSIDE.
Engrepreneurial -- I'll use that one, please.
Re: Possible interpretations
Have quote, will travail... and Sam Spade.
Re: Brains beat brawls
I worked on a VDSL product at DSC (later to be Alcatel USA) in 1997 and 1998. It didn't sell.
Curiosity Mars Rover Encounters Reverses!
similis bossa seneca.
Re: Phil said it would be a long winter
"So it will finally be forced to tell the industry that you can't be both a carrier and a value-added supplier and have the same rules apply to both. "
All it takes is for one ALF (Administrative Law Judge) to declare they are indeed "Common Carriers" and the band can pack up and go home, dance over. If it looks like a goose and acts like a goose, you're goosed!
As a hardware and radio guy...
This sounds similar to the fight the US government declined that notoriously resulted in one forms (name starts wit M) P25, the the new standard for interoperable trunked radio comms, being incompatible with everyone else's bog-standard gear. So much for interoperability.
Re: I'd pass that test
Then you have to prove it's your real FB account and not a sanitized one. If you give up another, well, you have to prove...
Re: Damn americans, staying over there, working their own jobs
Some 16 years ago, the now defunct US computer firm I worked for in California contracted for a number of Indian software engineers, laying off (after they'd trained their own replacements) its too-costly American ones. It came out in time that the Indians got no salary while in the US, their home firm paying only expenses, and withholding accrued salary until (or if) they returned to India.
"Ai, Chihuahua" is Mexican Spanish for "Oh F*dge". Substitute the right 4-letter word for "fudge.
Re: "don't pay tax, get no votes."
Saves him having to buy them.
Re: Some had no wheels
"Fair is foul and foul is fair, hover through the filthy air." THERE'S prior art!
I got their email
With nothing added that I want to buy. Meh.
Bruit it, don't do it.
Just discuss *hypothetically* making a DDOS attack without actually acting on it; let the rumournet alarm the target so he'll needlessly spend money.
Re: Those students at MIT
Thanks! Have a biscuit.
Re: Their Own Fault - Serves Them Right
Two words: Vice Grips.
That'll finish the job!
Not dead, merely... jaded.
Re: Good news
It's ears are working, anyway.
Nice picture but
Given the distance, though, the arc would be from one conductor on each cable to the adjacent one, not jumping the gap.
Re: Sheer poppycock
Upvoted because government poking about needs reasoned and sensible discussion. What technology makes possible, it makes inevitabe; SCREWDRIVERS are legally a burglary tool (over here, anyway), due to the number of doors and windows pried open with them. The Internet? What would we expect when we put notes on the wall by the church door? Oh, the Sexton will take them inside? OK -- and the Bishop isn't reading them? Bet?
Right. Now look at all the things governments around the world do NOT want us putting on the 'net -- even abroad. Better the devil we know, no?
Re: The problem with their spectrum was twofold
So is PLC*... and it's STILL not gone away. the difference being that one can jam a few shortwave listeners and Ham Radio operators and there's no political pushback. The White House liked it over here. Block 90 percent of GPS's? A rather different kettle of fish. FWIW, we Hams ((yes I'm one of those -- and an Electromagnetic Compatibility engineer as a result) were among those waving the red flag on both. It worked for this one, unlike PLC.
Proposals like Lightsquared's are to be expected when one has the best government money can buy; Congress even overrules physics, which is what Lightsquared hoped it would do this time.
"I know the GPS says we're at the right place Jim, but isn't there suppose to be a RUNWAY down there? "
Re: "this truly unique moon"
How do you catch a unique rabbit? U nique up on it ...
Re: To use or not to use computers, that is the question
Yes, but you will have to build it yourself; a CNG powered, external combustion steamer with carbide lights and no electrics. No remote shutdown by the police, no GPS tracking and ... hardly any place to fill up!
Re: <scratches head>
Do you think they'll be allowed to block these ads?
Since scraps of encrypted and recovered plain text messages have been published in books and articles, given the power of modern computers, even laptops, it's not unreasonable to wonder why someone hasn't deduced the algorithms used from what is publicly available. An Enigma simulator is already out there; scroll down at
People who go with Pascal's Wager on no evidence but ancient texts scoff at AGW *with evidence* because THAT isn't certain. They don't trust it, but they'll bet on Heaven.
Are we really "Homo Sapiens"?
Them as hasn't been caught out yet (there's others, of course)
EVERYONE wants to spy on people, their own among others:
SV/SE, ADIV/SGRS Belgium; DCRI DRM DPSD DGSE (France); BIS, UZSI, Vojenské zpravodajství Czech Republic; BND, MAD, BfV, LfV Germany; AISI, AISE, DIS, CISR, CII Italy; Service de Renseignement de l'Etat, Haute Commissairate de la Securite Exterieure, Service de renseignement de l'Armee Luxembourgeoise Luxembourg, and ANB, Montenegro,for good measure; Poland; FSB– Федеральная служба безопасности, FSO – Федеральная служба охраны; GRU – Главное Разведывательное Управление and SVR – Служба Внешней Разведки guess who; MI5, NCA, NBIS SIS/MI6, DI, GCHQ UK ...
Even Christmas Island (!) has a Foreign Security Directory (FSD) and State Department of Investigation (SDI).
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