141 posts • joined 3 Sep 2012
Re: Why oh why etc.
Because the Swiss are prepared to pay for their telecom infrastructure, 1395 CHF (1524 USD) per person per year (figures 2012).
Travelling in Syria Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784-1817) mentions cardamom-flavoured coffee. It tastes quite well.
Re: Regina Eggbert
Vulture eggs have brown spots.
Re: Anybody know if the SLAs for Azure include chargebacks for loss of business?
Azure's SLA guarantees "at least 99.9% availability".
That is a downtime of 365.25*24*0.001 = 8 hours 46 minutes per annum.
Just a personal feeling
The video of the moving kilobots gives me the same itchy feelings as looking at an anthill.
1024 must be above some critical number.
I will wait till the 2^19Day.
Re: Sorry, too busy to check the details of the test right now but...
The test was done at atmospheric pressure (see my post above).
Re: Anomalous Thrust Production
From D.A. Brady et al.: "Testing was performed ... within a stainless steel vacuum chamber with the door closed but at ambient atmospheric pressure."
So it is not rocket science after all.
Re: Man reports strange object in the sky - turns out it was the moon
A well-known astronomer instructed his teenage daughter to answer the phone at full moon to ask whether callers who had spotted a UFO had also seen the Moon.
This usually settled the argument.
That I can read ElReg doesn't mean I can't read Chinese, all be it very slowly.
BTW the link leads to the video http://weibo.com/u/3957583411#_loginLayer_1405984877559 which suggests the hacker is using a mobile phone. The car is NOT moving.
May be there is just a little green man inside, you never know these days.
Re: When I hear "saccharine Disney charm" ...
I was happy to see a large rubber hammer in the video at 2:35.
Re: Experimental Procedure
IMHO the difference between run-of-the-mill programmers and an ace is so large that the experiment is useless.
Re: Are dildos allowed in Japan?
Dildos feature in the film A Lost Paradise after a novel of the same name by Junichi Watanabe, based on the true story of Sada Abe.
Re: Uh-oh... we guys are in trouble.
Guys & Grls, thinking about sex without interruption is the trick of choice to fool a polygraph lie-detector.
fossilised giant bird
picture or it didn't happen.
@Allan George Dyer
"I think I'll get a set of keycaps marked \"Any\" for the next user that asks where the Any key is."
I always use the Ctrl key for that.
Just a thought
What if the 'experiment' never took place and the publication was just a setup to see the response on Social Media.
Re: 50Hz hum randomiser
A working UPS (not in stand-by mode) is in effect a 50 Hz randomiser.
That you are paranoid does not mean they are not out to get you.
RFID (ISO 14443) working at a comfortable frequency of 13.56 MHz does what iFind claims to do.
This cartoon was published 5 October 2011.
F&S are not waiting for Steve.
"Here in Hell we are working for years ... with Vista."
Re: Euro 6,500 for the software
and the Swiss will also charge you CHF 12.50 p.p. for entry to the castle.
The ticket office https://maps.google.ch/maps?q=Chillon&hl=de&ll=46.414135,6.927679&spn=0.001397,0.001725&sll=46.362093,9.036255&sspn=4.048684,7.064209&oq=chiilon&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=46.414323,6.927944&panoid=uk3RISu5fpUtobWCD6oEbA&cbp=12,183.92,,2,1.87 is discretely kept out of the 3D view.
What about country-codes .do, .mu, .nu, .tv?
and last but not least http://www.nederland.tv/info/domainnames.htm .
Re: Give the Hubbles popularity
The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is planned for 2018.
Re: putting fission power sources in spacecraft
Not if 99% of rocket launches succeed. Nor if 99.9% of rocket launches succeed.
Now the failures only give a nice show and some smoke:
Astronomers can wait or a future generation will reap the results. Explore space, but there is no need to speed things up.
BTW the next tansit of Venus is in December 2117.
Re: Q: Is 0.999 recurring equal to 1.0
That is where L. E. J. Brouwer's mathematical philosophy of intuitionism kicks in. It simple forbids "Gedankenexperimente' as "0.999 recurring".
Far more interesting than the drunkard's walk is a Lévy flight. This is also a random walk, but now small steps are interspersed with sporadic very long steps.
Wandering albatrosses use this search strategy on their voyages on the largely empty ocean.
Tux because it is also a bird.
Re: HIRISE image...
I saw a dome until I viewed the picture with my head upside-down. The curious thing is I had no problem seeing the crater afterwards when I returned to my preferred viewing position.
Re: Would need some work
'perhaps he could be afflicted with some medical condition that absolves him of his previous actions'
Young Snowden broke both his legs during infantry training and he was thereafter discharged from the US Army.
Re: Scale independence
Julian Havel explains Benford's Law in Ch. 14 "It's a Logarithmic World" of his excellent book "Gamma, exploring Euler's constant".
BTW, Benford's Law also holds for binary numbers: expect the number of zeros to be double the number of ones. Try it.
You are getting old when you think police officers are getting too young.
Has USPTO also granted a patent to photograph a black cat in a coal cellar at midnight?
Return of the Mololov-cocktail
Surround vision is most useful in urban warefare. A shotgun or petrol bomb can easily disable an armored vehicle which relies on Oculus Rift goggles. In a 'real' war it will be knocked down by the first shell landing near the tank.
Security by obscurity
Secure encryption is only possible when the key is longer than the message.
During WW II "Die Rote Kapelle" used for its daily radio transmissions from Brussels to the Kremlin an antiquarian unpublished roman as its codebook.
It is unclear how Chadder shares its key(s), how they are generated and what they are.
No, it is not a PARASITE
Caenorhabditis elegans, including the Australian strains, are free-living non-parasitic roundworms.
@Kwabena Boahen: "you have to know how the brain works to program one of these"
The whole point of neural networks is that you do not have to program them.
You just train them to give the right response.
Re: A nasty way to go
Not if the sponges start with eating the little brains. They are the tasty bits.
Re: IBM's skeletons in the basement
May be the museum should show a realistic waxwork of an engineer oiling
the IBM machinery at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
IBM's German branch, the Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen Gesellshaft, was deeply involved in the running of the Nazi bureaucracy consuming 1500 million punch cards a year.
Read "IBM and the holocaust" by Edwin Black.
Re: Worst take-apart video on the web.
Every demolisher knows there is always a hidden screw under the label, because the warranty is void if you remove or damage the label.
BTW I always use a blunt Stanley knife to open the box. It is safer and more effective than a screwdriver.
See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiyGVvA6KfU if you want to see blood.
Dorothy has no spoilers, so she will feel the full upward Bernouilli force of the tornado.
One picture is no picture
Looking at mh370_satellite_image.jpg and especially a version generated with 3 iterations of cvErode(), the feature seems to be a freak wave. Only by comparing the image with scores of sumultaneous images of the surrounding ocean is a conclusion possible.
It is a widespread misconception that C# and .NET is a Microsoft® thing.
These are ECMA-International standards (ECMA-334 C# Language Specification and ECMA-335 Common Language Infrastructure).
Due to this we have mono-project.com and xamarin.com (love it).
Ms is, as you might imagine, one of the currently twelve voting members of ECMA-International.
Short distance 400G bps Ethernet may be useful for CERN, the Square Kilometer Array or have a roll as the backbone of a supercomputer. 'Normal' hardware cannot feed a connection like this.
In broadcast facilities underground tunnels with hundreds of parallel optical fibers are used. There is nothing wrong with that.
@ James 51
One.com's Cloud Drive is fine for me.
Re: Was it made in France?
I remember there was a French car (Citroën Traction Avante?) where the custom was to drive up a steep hill in reverse because the transmission of the reverse drive was lower than the first gear.
Excellent advertisement by Nans Thomas, co-founder of GOLOX in Nancy, France.
You can hire their drones from http://www.golox.fr/beta/drone/, but you have to fly them yourself.
There is a historical precedent when Peter Dollond bought all the flint glass of optical quality that was available in the late 1700s.
Let us not forget FB will USE the gender info. That is why there is no textbox.
Re: Coming soon, privacy masks
Makeup to fool face recognition is effective, at least against the native OpenCV cvHaarDetectObjects().
Examples: http://www.geekosystem.com/anti-facial-recognition/, http://cvdazzle.com/.
One of the little pleasures in life is to put on a DIY ironed shirt while it still hot, out of sight of CCTV of course.
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