Otto was also the name of the autopilot in Airplane!
Which, as any fule kno, is the funniest film ever made, bar none. RIP Leslie Nielsen
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Otto was also the name of the autopilot in Airplane!
Which, as any fule kno, is the funniest film ever made, bar none. RIP Leslie Nielsen
I have heard it is rather good.
10x previous count.Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is Douglas Adams was right. Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is
Plus messed up HTML at the end.
"The customer said BT/Yahoo! had also made it impossible for BT customers to configure the forwarding of emails to a third party address from their BT Yahoo addresses."
If you think all the emails are being read, then exactly how do you think configuring a forwarder is gonna help you?
The mind truly boggles.
From the product page:
Storage: Up to 1 TB SSD
And yeah, it may have eSATA ports, but it's an ULTRABOOK.
Who buys an ultrabook and then lugs around an external RAID enclosure?
From the Reddit thread:
"I got a reply from Lenovo on my Best Buy review about why the BIOS on my Yoga 900 ISK2 UltraBook has been set to stop people from using Linux."
Specs for the Yoga 900 ISK2:
It's a laptop with ONE DRIVE BAY.
So what possible benefit would putting SSD RAID on a laptop with one drive bay bring?
Pull the other one, it's got bells on.
If you require a passport or whatever for user #1 to use the WiFi, what is stopping user #2 from getting the WiFi password from user #1? One-time passwords etc? Well that is unfair on the smaller shops that cannot afford to pay for the kit that would support such a solution.
Ekaterina Khestanova, a PhD student who performed the experiments, believes the pressurised bubbles could be used to prevent liquids from freezing.
"Such pressures are enough to modify the properties of a material trapped inside the bubbles and, for example, can force crystallization of a liquid well above its normal freezing temperature," she said
Eh? Isn't she saying the exact opposite? Sounds to me like she is saying you can get it to freeze at a higher temperature.
RFID controlled "chastity belts" for the females, activated by RFID chips mounted on the bellies of the males.
And how are you in any different a situation to keeping your money buried?
At least if you keep it buried, you can withdraw 100% of it (Assuming nobody else found it that is). If the economy is that screwed that there is hyperinflation, chances are you wouldn't be able to get all your money out of the bank quickly enough (Too many queues, banks don't actually have everyone's deposits).
You simply cannot do all checks on all users at all times.
It is generally totally feasible to do SOME checks on all users all the time, and if those checks turn up something fishy, then increase the logging level for that account. Hell, you could even have human-initiated logging (Reporting of users).
Hell, you do not even need software to do this - a player gets reported via email, then an admin watches that player in a game, maybe even sends them messages ("Please respond to confirm you are actually at the keyboard")
So saying "We cannot solve this problem because it would impact performance for everyone" is a cheap cop-out.
If not, woefully irresponsible.
Surely looking in the mouth is the one thing you DO want to do with a gift trojan?
You might see the soldiers hiding inside if you did.
Not a good marketing technique.
It encourages ransomware authors to infect any customer of SentinelOne, because they know the likelihood of getting paid is significantly higher, and they know exactly how much they can extract out of you.
It paints a huge "GET YOUR MILLION BUCKS HERE" shaped target on the back of all your customers.
If a utility company is using inkjets to print all the bills, then that is the crime, right there.
Nation per 100,000 population
So 1 in 10,000 ? That's insane.
So, by your definition, anything that is legal by the letter of the law is automatically morally and ethically right as well?
Moustachio'd rocker Freddie Mercury and HRH The Queen swap places for a day.
What part of "Years of use, which are based on first owners" do you not understand?
Three years is the figure they expect the original purchaser to own it, before selling it.
How can they distinguish between you sending a message and an auto-responder sending a message?
The only way would be to have the device and check which apps / rules are running.
Hell, you could have even dictated a message, so fundamentally there would be no difference to holding a conversation.
"Guccifer is accused of is broadcasting a painted self-portrait by former President George W Bush while naked in a shower and bath"
Naked hacking eh? He wants to watch out he doesn't drop the laptop into the water.
Apart from the mentioned usability issue, they are just too flimsy.
Foot pedals control yaw, and do basically the same thing as a steering wheel in a car or the handlebars on a bike.
So saying "Use your feet to steer by pushing on the left or right pedal" is putting it in simple terms that anyone familiar with cars or bikes (ie everyone) can understand.
The photo says 50, 000, 000 K
Is that not Kelvin?
Draw a graph of atmospheric pressure over altitude. Is the line straight or curved?
It's curved. Ergo, expending all your thrust at launch is not the most efficient way to gain altitude.
According to that graph, at 1km up (Which is how high the vehicle got), there is ~2.3% less pressure than at sea level.
"Using a lower acceleration means that you're wasting impulse lifting the remaining mass of your fuel for a longer time, hence you'll get a lower altitude. Blasting it out all at once means that more of that potential energy stored as pressure is used to push the vehicle alone, getting you to a higher altitude."
If you expend 100% of your fuel in the first 1% of altitude, it means that you have to travel the remaining 99% (Through the least efficient part of the graph) with no power at all, and that you have way less inertia. So expending all the fuel at the start is not all good - there are up-sides and down-sides.
"featherweight record-breaking rocket that is 2.68m tall yet weighs less than 1.5kg"
"The rocket produced 550kg of thrust – enough to lift a small car off the ground – and blasted off to 550km/h in under 0.5 seconds"
I am guessing the 1.5kg weight is without fuel - even so, 0 - 550km/h in 0.5s sounds like way too fast too soon. Wouldn't you be better off distributing that thrust over a longer time? Are they not wasting a lot of DV trying to go too quickly through the atmosphere?
"570 billion times brighter than our sun's output" ...Our sun's output over what time? 1 second? 1 year? its lifetime?
Oh my, that really needs explaining? If you omit such information from a comparison, the assumption is that you are comparing like for like.
The amount it outputs in x seconds is 570 million times more than our sun's output in x seconds.
I fail to see the point in a battery powered aitcraft being able to swap out batteries without turning off.
If you are in a region that is in the process of moving from mag-strip to Chip+PIN, then once you are able to conduct your daily life without the magstrip, then trash the magstrip on your card!!
All the skimmers (AFAIK) clone magstrips. Even if you insert your card into a device that uses C+P, if it has a magstrip skimmer installed, then they have magstrip + PIN, which is enough to withdraw.
While this may have been in jest, this may be a good way to hit back,
If everybody started discussing bomb plots with their mates, browsing Jihadist websites and generally trying to generate as many false positives as possible, they would become overwhelmed and may be forced to dial it back a notch or two.
Getting scammed of a couple of hundred quid, maybe.
If you hand over £1.6m, then frankly you are more of a problem than the scammers. If there weren't twats like this woman around handing out such insane amounts of money, then the incentive wouldn't be as strong for people to become scammers.
Like they did with the USB charging standard?
And then Apple just stuck two fingers up at them and made it so that iDevices *could* charge from USB, but only with a proprietary adapter that does not ship with the product?
Have they even considered how this would work when everyone in the office is doing this at the same time?
It would be way too noisy and you can bet that your PC would occasionally pick up someone else's commands.
If it processes the commands without focusing the app, you may not even know that the sensitive spreadsheet you have on your PC was just emailed to all and sundry because the guy at the desk next to you tried to send an email to all users...
"The Priv looks conventional, but unfolds to reveal a QWERTY keyboard"
This is THE main differentiating feature, and you felt the need to include a whole page of pictures taken using the device, which is probably not a huge concern for the target audience.
Is there one pic of the keyboard though? No. Fail.
The question "Where the hell has my phone gotten to?" becomes a little more problematic when the bugger has legs!
Am I missing something here? As long as you have enough zip ties, no length is too long - you just daisy chain them.
"Ultimately one uses Occam's razor, but the simplicity of one explanation or the other is once again a value judgement that differs acording to personal perspective. I find the idea of a Big Bang simple,. and it has excellent explanatory power. The Creationists found it incomprehensible, whereas the thought of a Divine Being who waved a magic wand and brought a complete world into existence was a lot easier to grasp..."
As long as you don't ask "Where did the creator come from?". Then you realize that the creationist explanation is way more complicated.
"Samsung's phones really were blatant rip-offs of Apple's, down to the grid of icons and the 'dock' at the bottom of the screen"
You mean like just about every OS in the GUI age ? Even Windows Mobile, which pre-dated iOS, worked in this way.
"Even the number of icons in each row was the same"
Four icons in a row is just common sense. You want a power of 2, so that the available number of pixels can be neatly divided up. 8 is too many, 2 is too few.
So no, nothing about what you said is either innovative or non-obvious - there is significant prior art for both of these concepts, and any suggestion that Apple can lay claim to them is ridiculous.
Have faith, brother, it's there.
Wotan told me so in a dream.
The mind truly boggles. Either you are a complete moron or you are trolling. Probably you are American and you expect everyone to know where every road is because back home they are all numbered.
Go look at the A-Z of London, and then ask yourself "If I memorized the entire lot, how long would it take me and how much would I expect to earn per hour for driving people around".
> It seems the Knowledge only extends to main roads beyond the North Circular and this individual had to resort to his A to Z to find the place.
Go look at what the knowledge is: http://www.the-london-taxi.com/london_taxi_knowledge
It's about ROUTES from one area to another - ie how to get around london, not about memorizing the entire map of london. It is also about MAJOR landmarks (Embassies, restaurants, hotels etc) not some poxy B&B in a back street.
> If you are a visitor who doesn't know the area, you are not going to be much help, are you? Which is why you engage a supposed professional guide
Did he get you there?
Presumably he got you from the airport to the general area by memory alone, then had to look up exactly where the side street was.
If you give the junk a nudge, the spacecraft that nudged it would also be in the same orbit as the junk.
To nudge the junk without following it, you would need some way to "fire" it away, but every action has an equal and opposite reaction, so you would still need to expend the same amount of delta-V to correct the orbit of the cleaner ship.
I always wondered if you could use a long cable of something (carbon nanotube?) and attach that to the space junk, then fire the other end of the cable into the earth's atmo, thus aerobraking the junk into the atmo. Maybe some kind of parachute type structure on the end to increase the friction? If the coil and chute were light, you would then minimize the amount of dV required to fire it into the atmo, and also the amount of dV required to correct the orbit of the cleaner ship. Hell, if you attached a little rocket to the chute end of the cable, and didn't fire it until you released the junk, it would mean that the cleaner ship's orbit was not affected at all.
I suppose though, that anything in a lower orbit could get clothes-lined by the cable ;)
How very last century!
What next? Smurf attacks?
Big wad of cash spelling VIP.
Baseball cap no doubt representin' yo homies or team.
All on a flowery sheet and apparently posted on facebook ?!?
Two typos in the first two sentences.
"guilty guilty", "Mx Gox"
Apart from the visual differences, the head tracking is optical as opposed to gyro based.
Gyro based does not come close to the fidelity of optical - for a start gyros only give relative, not absolute tracking.
TL;DR: You are much less likely to vomit over your PC with optical tracking.
Will it run Crysis?
"Some MPs are concerned about this and are worried that metadata retention of all websites they visit will become a permanent state of affairs."
Now that's an idea - An un-erasable, public browser history for all politicians :)
I think they probably mean the video on this page, but I don't think you can stream those, maybe that's why it got omitted.