Yeah! That's the ticket!
371 posts • joined 16 Jul 2012
Yeah! That's the ticket!
Not if I'm going to give them my money! I might be wrong, but I would think it would be cheaper to simply hitch a ride with one of the Space X launches, and go from there - they could put the last stage on the rescue portion of the vehicle, which is not present on unmanned flights. However, if they actually think they can do it with 600,000 pounds(or dollar equivalent), then it may be cheaper to go their route - but I can't see how. They could make huge money launching satellites for 3rd world countries that can't afford communications launches.
They are right about a failure - if they actually get one on a launch pad, I'll give them money for the next adventure, because even if it blows up - I will be gob smacked they got that far on the cheap!
Sounds as bad as the pranks we pulled on our English teacher, by pulling the wings off flys so they would scurry about his desk.
when my favorite AV company would finally slip up!
They don't have a clue how to actually build a "secure" network - if one even exists!
it is actually no joke. From what I understand the Chinese already run many of the contracts around Washington D.C.!!
Plus, they already have cars on the road right now that have radar that can see two vehicles or more ahead of the driver, and warn to stop or slow down. You add a central communication system to that run by AI, and you are already 1/3rd there!
My truck has radar for self parking, and the cops can take it over and shut it down remote control in a vehicle theft case; it really isn't as big a deal as this article makes it out to be. Just add a LIDAR sensor , and a vehicle to vehicle, wi-fi communication system, and run a city central master control with AI - something like IBM's WATSON - to keep up with an entire municipal area, and you have enough data to run the cars we have now totally autonomously. The central master control would act like a giant control tower for watching all the individual vehicles and planning their routes as each destination is entered into the system.
If I were a city planner, I would be the one that is in a hurry. Autonomous traffic could end many of the expensive headaches city planners have for traffic congestion, and make unnecessary building just more, even more expensive transit projects to try to end the problem. I'd wager that today's roads could easily take five times the traffic at regular speed limits, and get people to work and back in 20 to 40 minutes, instead of the mind numbing 2 hours many big metropolises suffer from now.
I for one, welcome our autonomous overlords!
'' The fossils would be kinda rare, and their deposition site, probably in some ancient flood-prone river that no longer exists"
Maybe in that particular strata that is true - but in the Great American Desert, the mammoth bones are as common as dirt - I've dug up a few of the giant tusks and leg bones myself.(along with camel and rhinoceros bones) Just thought I'd put that in the pot for consideration here. Thanks for posting!
Use the robot to collect one of the starfish's natural enemies, one of which could be very effective, if the proper genus were known. A large polyp of the Pseudocorynactis is known to eat this starfish whole scale, but is apparently poorly understood as to which one of this genus is the true natural enemy. With capture by the robots, their DNA could be discovered and more of this specie spawned to combat the starfish as well. This could put a one two punch on the problem. The robot to zap a singular starfish, and capture any polys feeding on one in the area, then release juvenile forms of the polyp to eventually attack any Acanthaster planci that were missed during the initial robot hunt.
What you are proposing is the Underwriters Laboratories of silicon valley. How 'bout we simply give the job to UL and give them support through the industry, and VOILA! Your idea becomes reality.
This one was funnier
welcome our Uber overlords! Or is that Uberlords? HA!
Is that white power at the drill hole robot gizz? I can see why the satisfaction is evident! HA!
I suppose that is the problem, is that nobody has been addressing the problem before - even though any IT technician worth his salt would already know this. Doh!
I'm glad I'm no longer an AT&T customer - of course even the local association ISP is probably just as bad. But the way AT&T practically brags about it, rubs me raw!
Hey! Brain was my favorite character on Thunderbirds! How dare you!
They will have to resort to good ol' police work now! Sniff! Sniff!!
a fact that pisses me off no end - maybe we should vote in a country that CAN be trusted? If such a thing were possible? Maybe Iceland?
Yep! Not only did some of our critical websites absolutely require it ( we did try to make and end run - unsuccessfully), but there was always some application some client needed badly that absolutely would not run without it!
So just having a browser capable of emulating flash, is not enough - this despicable rubbish has to be on the machine for things to work!
Meh too! Heck, I've seen snakes born with false limbs in the lower half of the body. This has been known forever that snakes had legs once upon a time! They act like this was a new discovery! NOT!
And people thought I was crazy. So now they wake up!
Well I guess we don't have to buy Microsoft phones then!
@ x 7 - If I had known as a young man that it was the satire it was, I think I'd have watched it. We were all tired of gummy space stories by then.
But Rodger Moore hasn't paid his tax yet, so it will have to be someone else! HA!
Also - what about a replay attack? If the app refused authentication for absolutely identical shots, it would prevent malware recording the session and simply replaying it.
The original plant system that was adopted in the US (at least) was purposly designed to accept only a proprietary system of fueling. This was the only way they could get the greedy industrialists to actually make a working system. Obviously this has become an economical wreck, but if the proper design is built like Admiral Rickover proposed, the spent fuel laying around would become a valuable fuel source.
Bill is full of it - wind has now reached coal in parity by cost analysis. This was made possible by changing the design of the blades to something that is very economical to manufacture. They make these things in my back yard so I'm pretty familiar with the industry. The ONLY thing holding this off becoming a primary source of power, is there is no way right now to store the excess energy that could be generated every day. Right now, if you visit a wind farm, you will see many towers with the blades feathered, or the generator locked, because there is no where to go with the load. There is almost never a day with wind below 7 mph here, and that is the limit to make enough difference to actually make money to receive a return on investment. It only takes 28 days, on average, to pay off a single tower, if the wind maintains a speed above that figure for the entire month.
I've been proposing gravity storage, as in building an electric cog railway into the Rocky Mountains, that can generate electricity on the way back down hill. If there were money used to that end, then I'd say it would be worth it. Wind energy subsidies have already been canceled by the US congress, because it is already making the Midwest very rich. They transmit all they can to California, but the grid can only take so much voltage at a time - hence the need for storage. Another idea is to turn the salt water caverns nearby, into a huge electric saltwater battery. I really think this is solvable - but the coal miner unions and the natural gas industry are in cahoots to cancel this advantage out. They have noisier lobbyists in Washington than the wind energy sector.
Anything capable of 1080p HDTV viewing has gobs of IAA hardware spy equipment built into it as a requirement for the cable industry for MPAA guidelines. Now for those of you enjoying over the air broadcasts, you would theoretically not be sending anything out, but the minute you plug another device into an HDMI port in the smart TV, I guarantee the MPAA is going to want to know about it. I'd wager there is some kind of broadcast ability for most HDTV sets built after 2008. Mine was built in 2007, but it still reboots the whole TV every time my cable box DVR comes on. That is part of the hardware requirements to attempt to foil anyone trying to copy content in the high definition DRM standard.
You may notice audio and visual artifacts and/or strange behavior depending on how many devices you have plugged into your HDMI ports. The MPAA is the all seeing eye - and you can bet they have a network of spying that makes all the government spy agencies of the world green with envy! I also suspect many bad actors, both nation state and corporate, that have cracked the system DRM uses to track content usage. I'd wager they have an entire other dark net setup on it, as well. If the spy transmission radio is not in the TV, it will arrive in the blu-ray player, or the home theater high definition amplifier/receiver, etc, etc.
Are you kidding? The Chinese have won contracts to service half the sensitive networks in Washington already! Ha! We had our @sses handed to us years ago!
We need Trump to win the Presidency, so he can yell, "YOU'R FIRED!!!". It won't do any good as it takes a 2/3rds majority of congress to fire a GS employee, but it will make everyone feel better! Heh! Heh!
I'm surprised they aren't claiming EMET can cover the rest of the mitigation. Oh Well! They don't do themselves any favors for being flippant.
I root out and destroy that nasty tool bar anytime I run into it!
The type of chaos introduced by the Large Hadron Collider may be different from that of nature.
"The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss, and to go into perdition. And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, they whose name hath not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast, how that he was, and is not, and shall come." - Revelation 17:8
Could we be initiating a time traveling chaos to the earth? Just wondering! God, who is the King of chaos, is not worried, he warned us of it after all!
Anything they do to get off Russian dependency will be good - as launch failures mount one after the other from Baikonur.
To me that creationists bother to argue a story in Genesis, when it is plain to Biblical studies that many of the stories in the Bible are parables of basic truth. Why in earth they bother to argue against the science, when these stories are obviously representations of Gods plan. Why do they bother to judge God's methods; when many other cryptically written passages in the Bible are agreed by all to be simple symbolic languages about an over all truth? It is a fool's game to argue with non-believers on the subject, and I often wonder what their true motivation for judging God's methods is? Especially since that is dangerous to begin with! Bad enough to judge others when it isn't your job, but judging God is the ultimate sin!
There is quite a lot of video of this and other four legged robots being pushed over, and it didn't deter them any more than a live deer.
Putting on my tin foil hat - maybe it wasn't an "accident" after all?
You mean Khyber Passé don't you?
Fer sure! Everyone knows God likes to throw rocks!
that most deep sea creatures filter food from above, with all the chaos happening way above them, all they have to do is wait for the detritus to filter down from the upper Epipelagic Zone ! Just imagine how many shallow sea creatures die without even becoming victims of some other hunter specie!?
Back in 2004, I noticed attackers coming from a PRC location that was the same military organisations that made Norinco SKS and AK rifle copies. I had enough information to trace it via Google Earth, back when governments weren't smudging the satellite pics. They were very confident and arrogant until it came out on world wide news, and then they switched to University IPs, and then the current building location all sources point to. It is comical they don't even try to use the bot net or Tor to hide the original attack vector. But who is going to really challenge them anyway?
That's my card in that picture - who cares about Bill Gates, they got my card with my name on it! (Good think they don't have my middle initial!) :^0 !
Ach! Ye probably too young a squirt to know how to use a Tardis; and the bloody rotary dialler mechanism!
Not to mention the fact that we have the only surviving liquid core in the near Sol system. Venus, Mercury, and Mars all have dead cores. Hopefully the Mars rovers will gather something that indicates a theory that could indicate the truth.
Our surviving internal heat on Earth, suggests to me that a collision happened about 4 billion years ago, or so. I suspect it wasn't so much an impact as a joining of celestial bodies moving in almost the same orbit and speed. This would explain why water is still existent ( besides the Van Allen belt protections - which also rely on a magneto-sphere)
Hasn't everybody got tired of Google Chrome's spy shit??!! I certainly have, and don't use it anymore!!!! Doh!! I block Chrome cookies religiously on all my browsers - I'm sure a competitor will exceed their wayward ways, but then, I'm sure I can find an alternative by then too!
Until 1911 the US had no nation wide drug law to enforce. We were not falling apart back then, despite a history going back since time started; but somebody decided we needed this folly! I say it pays WAY more to spend money helping folks quit addiction, than landing thousands in jail at great tax payer expense to put them away for a term that might as well be for ever!! I thought the US was a Christian nation????
We here in the United States have not seemingly realized that just preventing people from driving drunk has reduced drinking to a tremendously low level!! I can't help noticing one beer and liquor joint has gone out of business every 3 months as more strict driving laws come into play. No out and out prohibition of any controlled substance is required, just the use of such in a civilized world!
More an more we are understanding all operating system require due diligence!
I'd was sure I read these evil twin access points could reside on your own network. I can't see how you can get in trouble for Dos targets inside your own network.