Re: Americans and PI
It would be even more fun if they voted the ratio of gravitational mass to inertia mass as 1.2.
73 posts • joined 13 Nov 2012
It would be even more fun if they voted the ratio of gravitational mass to inertia mass as 1.2.
I just checked the "Suppress sponsor offers when installing or updating Java" checkbox, then "Apply" and started to upgrade Java. The malware was offered to me anyway.
I have the feeling that some of the software companies are able to create a text reader susceptible to viruses hidden in plain ASCII.
This comes after so many years when I had to deal with local trolls who wanted to move the company Web pages to something IE-compatible repeating the Redmont crap about IE being so secure and more standard than the standards themselves. Luckily the guys who had such views could not deliver any working code, compatible or not, so they usually vanished pretty quickly.
So you backup only one computer? I have a Linux box which is always on which I synchronize all my devices with. Yes, I could unmount remotely the volumes between the backups but I feel this is too much bother. Anyway, if the account doing the backups is allowed to mount them, where's the additional security?
The problem with my setup is that I sometimes use the box to for example do a quick Internet search. This is the moments when I am vulnerable. That's why I'll probably change the account owning the backup volumes and give my primary account only read access (I sometimes need the backed up files, after all). What's so wrong with that to vote it down?
One is something I knew for decades: Never run anything as the root user unless you absolutely need to.
The second one is new to me. Use a different account for backups and do not give your primary account writing permission on the backup volumes.
Until you have the bad luck of having a room too close to the conference spaces.
"Microsoft thinks it's ducks are in a row in its pursuit of those billion"
What pidgin is that written in?
If Microsoft is able to translate Skype conversations in real time, making transcripts is a piece of cake comparing to that. And that's rather useful for snooping agencies of all kind, isn't it?
However, considering the proverbial Microsoft software quality, what will the government read when you say "She was afraid she would bomb out of school"?
An exciting neutrino has just passed through me. Where should I report it?
What if Russia uses the "right to be forgotten"? Will it be totally erased from the Google engine making Russian Fort, CA the only thing you will see looking for info about the country?
I wonder if the clause would be enforceable if you booked with booking.com or similar company. After all you did not have the clause in your booking.com reservation so you may argue it was imposed on you after you chose the hotel (an most probably payed). Booking com encourages you to rate the hotel after you stay there and nowhere says you are financially liable for negative reviews.
Generally a clause saying you owe money to hotel you stayed in for things you did afterward is dubious and this is an understatement. Why not add another that if you marry within 10 years after the stay, you owe the hotel your first born son.
No, it's success. This way you are much safer.
My colleague lost his presentation for the next day meeting this way on his Win8 laptop. I did not believe his story of an unexpected system upgrade until I read the above.
I have a question to the article author:
Which part of "global" in global warming don't you understand?
It's not immoral, fattening, addictive, expensive or impossible, so it must be illegal.
Isn't it the same very day Hew Horizon will pass the (ex)planet Pluto?
Does Microsoft use astronomers (or astrologs?) when planning its end-of-support dates?
Nokia was the clear winner of the phone business sale to Microsoft.
Think about that. They got rid of both Elop and his cash drainer Windows Phone at the same time and actually got real money for that.
It is like getting rid of your mother-in-law and earning money at the same time.
Microsoft has everything it needs to become a patent troll champ. They can add more money from parasiting on other companies than from their own devices. And this is how it will probably end, Nadella willing or not.
I studied physics. I was aware about the existence of the rich empty-headed females (and also males) "studying" some vacuous social science curriculum. I did not care. I married a girl whose major was chemistry. We are still together.
Did I lose something?
I do not know why but RedHat really loves the desktop. I don't but I value diversity so I see the positives.
However, it would be nice if this made RedHat switch the default desktop to KDE.
Let's not panic. It is only one week since the final update batch. Windows XP (or any other Windows) are more exposed 3/4 of the time.
NSA already works like an institution from Russia.
And it was a 19th Russian diplomat who said "I don't believe in news that has not been denied".
>>There is a programmer out there that made the first commit with the bug in it. Who is it? <<
This isn't rocket science to find that out in an open source project. The author of the commit was Robin Seggelmann and its reviewer Dr. Stephen Henson of OpenSSL.
A man with a red flag should walk in front of each Street View car.
If only The Locomotive Act of 1865 was still on the book, we all would be much safer.
>>Call me an Old Fart.<<
Your wish is my command, Old Fart.
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If Microsoft ran the Post Office, you could be infected by cholera just by reading a postcard.
It looks looks like a classical thought experiment about one twin flying on a relativistic spaceship and the other staying home.
In fact in this case the effect would be inverse to what most people expect. The free falling astronaut in the Earth orbit will age slightly more than the one staying on the earth. Remember that gravity and acceleration is the same in General Relativity. Of course precise clocks are better than identical twins if you really want to measure time. And yes, the effect has been measured. The software used in the GPS system takes a correction for this.
I believe the reason he has access only to games for children is that the psychologists believe his emotional development stopped at that level.
The UFO sightings during the Apollo flights were all real.
But the Apollo flights were faked.
This is the first IT related article I do not even want to understand.
You must have your sense of humor switch stuck in the off position.
But seriously the paper cost nothing. A few hours of fun discussion, Internet search and then writing it up. Even publishing on axiv if free. They also do not list any research projects in the acknowledgement section so they did not use the paper on their time sheets .
No, they have not done this on your money. With the possible exception of the professor salary. You never did silly web searches while in work? So throw the first stone. But they at least did their time to produce something funny.
What exactly do you mean by "Eastern Bloc" in context of the 21th century? Are you sure your Tardis is well calibrated?
especially after you replace it with your favourite Linux distribution.
Could we have a free downgrade to Windows 7?
This could create some actual goodwill.
The Internet version of MS Checkers will never be the same after this piece of news.
I don't care which IE version is installed as long as I do not need to use it. I've let IE11 install to stop it nagging me and never bothered even to check how it looks.
The very reason web servers try to guess whether they deal with a 'capable' browser is Microsoft. Namely its long history of standard non-compliant browsers. I'm glad they now have to eat their own dog food.
This crystal member of the the Leporidae is the most interesting Lunar mission in decades.
She waked up just before he started to yell "Developers, developers, developers".
Makes sense. This reminded her she had work to do. Even if it was only her homework.
I also believed the convection explanation. However if the paper is right that the surface is warmer than the bottom (Fig. 1c) then convection in the vessel is impossible.
"The hypothesis should, The Register supposes, be relatively easy to test: different initial states could be calculated for different temperatures, and used to predict the degree of the Mpemba effect"
Well, if The Register looked at the original paper it would notice that this is exactly the point of its Figure 1.
The reason we cannot discover dark matter is that its particles are like Schrodinger's cats.
They have not yet decided if they exist or not.
I lived two years in San Diego and I had no idea there's a courthouse on Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Google generally looks like a 007 movie front for a world takeover plot.
It seems they are now commencing the implementation phase.
Friends don't let friends use MS Office.
0. Put your PC behind a router (most people already have this)
1. Stop using IE and install Firefox (not Chrome, see below)
2. Set the proxy configuration of IE to a nonexistent server (like your own computer meaning 127.0.0.1). Firefox will ignore this and continue but Google Chrome will not. This way no software using the IE engine will connect to the Internet which will make you much safer. If something stops working look for a safer and upgradable alternative.
3. Uninstall Silverware, any .NET frameworks and other MIcrosoft crap which will stop being upgraded anyway. You will be surprised how few things stop working.
4. Do remember to upgrade the non-Microsoft software you use including Firefox, Java (if you must use it), Adobe Reader and Flash player etc.
I'll wait for the episodes to be aired on my sofa of reasonable comfort.
Next, they should co-opt Elop. Preferably as both the next CEO and a board member.
Then, the fun will begin. I'm already stockpiling popcorn in anticipation.