It's lucky they dug up all those Atari cartridges in the desert
Because they now have a nice big hole to dump all these things in when they fail to set the market alight.
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Because they now have a nice big hole to dump all these things in when they fail to set the market alight.
The Crumlin Viaduct look utterly terrifying - something like the Meccano bridges I built as a kid and then tested to destruction. I just hope its builders were rather better at tightening screws than I was.
Have they been to Aberystwyth?
Also can’t discount the possibility that Ted Cruz is too repulsive even for American voters.
Just wait until the podules invade Milton Keynes!
The plan is for them to run a shuttle between Central Station and the city centre itself about 1km away. Rather than put them on roads, the geniuses behind the pods have persuaded the Council that they should be allowed on the pavements either side of Midsummer Boulevard. I assume they think pedestrians (already a minority species in MK) should step aside so the pods can whisk people to the delights of John Lewis and the Apple Store.
It might be the end of CA, but they're just one noxious tentacle of SCL Group. CA was formed specifically for targeting American elections. CA can implode without taking SCL with it.
Facebook needs to explain why hadn't it hadn't done anything in the two years since it was first made aware of the allegations against CA.
Then, why Facebook didn't follow the spirit of the DPA and inform the IC and users that there may have been a breach of privacy.
Sadly, GDPR doesn't take affect for another month yet.
Barron ‘does the cyber’.
Possibly stretching the possibilities of science, but it would be nice to know the isotopic signature of the water to see if it is possibly oceanic water dragged down into the Mantle as hydrated minerals in subducting oceanic slabs. It looks increasingly likely that slabs go deep into the Mantle, possibly as far as the Core Mantle boundary before they finally disappear, so they should be taking water with them.
Says something about the scale and efficiency of Boeing that, despite the extraordinary complexity of an aircraft and the precision with which it must be made, they can crank out nearly two planes a day - almost none of which will ever fall out of the sky.
Jessops shops are back in some parts of the UK, and it is still more expensive than the competition. How it continues as a business is a complete mystery to me.
Though: 'Whereas a 1000lb bomb, a cruise missile or even a 300kT nuke is generally just as effective on its tenth use as on its first, a cyber weapon tends to be rapidly identified and blocked.'
There is another option - the best bits of malware get repackaged and fired back at innocent people (see ETERNALBLUE, Duqu and Flame amongst many others).
Are you travelling in the front part of the plane?
The difference in noise ahead of the fans from that in the cheap seats is quite striking. Though much better than the days of the old Tridents with a turbine grinding away over your head and one each side.
It’s quite common for China to demand IP transfer for companies wishing to work in China. Siemens for instance cooperated on building high speed trains in China and saw all their laboriously acquired IP handed over to Chinese companies which now market very similar trains all over the world.
And then there are the flagrant IP abuses in China which sees Western designs stolen wholesale - have a look at the Landwind X7 and see if you can spot a slight resemblance to the West Midlands’ finest.
One thing the Russians have experience of is in designing small reactors for their RORSAT programme. Their later 5kW Topaz liquid metal cooled reactor was so good that the US wanted to use it for their space missions. I wonder if they've been looking to scale it up for more power?
...the biggest risk here was that it distracted the pilot at a critical time in the flight*. Whether or not it could have damaged the glider is almost irrelevant.
* for me that's the terrifying period between getting on a plane and the cabin crew serving the first gin.
The British pronunciation of herb postdates the American. It was long pronounced 'erb' here, but a process of removing French pronunciations from English meant that the 'H' became sounded in British English.
Because I am an idiot and I never proofread things....
where I wrote 'biogenic hydrocarbons' - it makes much more sense with 'abiogenic hydrocarbons' - and Apple's autocorrect can go and do unspeakable things to itself.
There was a strong 'biogenic hydrocarbons' movement in the Soviet Union which hypothesised that olivine in the Mantle, combining with water under high pressures and temperatures was the original source of all hydrocarbon deposits.
According to this hypothesis, the methane would migrate up through fractures in the Mantle and Crust and become trapped in sedimentary structures. The actual evidence for this was always rather lacking and the few case studies of hydrocarbons being found in granitic and metamorphic rocks are rather better explained by migration from sediments through faults; or - much to the embarrassment of the Swedes who sunk an expensive borehole in the Siljan Ring - came from the diesel used to lubricate the bit.
The theory never got much traction in the West where there was abundant research into trace chemicals formed by the decomposition products of porphyrins and the like which are found in oil, and which demonstrated that petroleum is, as always suspected, a fossil fuel.
The only prominent advocate in the West was Thomas Gold, previously famous for the 'Steady State Model' of the Universe which rather overshadowed his contributions to the understanding the interaction of the Sun and the Earth.
The Martian methane is probably coming from the serpentinisation process which involves the hydrolysis of ferromagnesian minerals by high temperature water to produce serpentine group minerals - including serpentinite and talc as well as methane. A side reaction involving iron(II) in olivine produces hydrogen.
A definitive answer should come from isotope abundances in the methane. Life, as we know it, preferentially selects for light carbon isotopes so biogenic methane should show a positive C12/C13 ratio compared to methane released by serpentinisation.
' Is the only concrete result of Brexit going to be that we have taken back control of our ability to displace amphibians and gastropods?'
And sell them dodgy mortgages for their new homes.
Come on, we're going for a strong and stable, red, white and blue, deep (and special), hard, soft, smooth, hard Brexit with no / some / a little / lots / total divergence from the EU / reality with the intention of loosening / strengthening regulation in key areas of agreement / disagreement to bring us into line with trading norms as specified in EFTA / NAFTA / TPT / WTO / Narnia just like the agreement with Canada / Norway / South Korea / the days of Empire - but with knobs on.
What is so confusing about all that?
Oh how we laugh:
'Combine the convenience of a laptop with the power of your workstation by making your iMac totally portable with the Lavolta Carrying Case. This has been specially designed for the Apple iMac 27″ series. Created by iMac users at an East London hackathon, it lets you pack your workspace into a carry-on sized bag and sling it over your shoulder. '
The regenerative powers of bankrupt home improvement companies rival that of the good Doctor himself.
Jony Ive allows wood in his office? It's so - imperfect and doesn't come in one of the approved Apple colours.
'everything black, including black control lights on a black panel'
If you wanted black control lights you need Lucas electricals.
Which is promptly handed over to the Russians by employees taking copies home and storing on insecure computers.
The UK ambassador to Beijing has probably blocked out that afternoon in his diary and arranged for his shoes to be polished in time to be summoned to the Chinese Foreign Ministry for the requisite dressing down and cup of tea treatment.
The US intelligence bods are now warning people against buying Huawei phones. I might believe the FBI, CIA and NSA a bit more if they hadn't spent quite so much time and effort doing precisely what they're accusing the Chinese government of doing:
'On the presumption that most video content from Daesh is going to be rich in violence, rhetoric and the promise of paradise...'
Also be a bit of a bugger for anyone quoting from the Old Testament.
I have the Nokia 8 and it is a perfectly competent phone which runs nice and fast, takes decent enough photos, does all the multimedia doohickies and has a nice screen. But it has no quirks whatsoever and none of the little touches that made the Lumias such lovely phones.
If you want a phone it will do its job, just don't expect to love it.
Doubtless this has been independently verified and its training set as well as the algorithm are open for inspection.
'As North Korea has made peaceful overtures towards the South ahead of the games, it's thought to be unlikely it's behind whatever attack hit the Games' website.'
Can anyone think of any countries known to enjoy a spot of cyberwarfare who have recently been banned from taking part in the Winter Olympics?
'She also alleged the Beeb had ignored an offer to interview 72-year-old David Levy, RCL’s chairman, who appears to be developing a new public persona as a cheerleader for sex robots.'
Of course I clicked - and immediately regretted it.
We have the unusual spectacle of a 'platform' taking responsibility for its content.
You might be on to something - after all Musk is only copying the majestic Top Gear Robin Reliant space shuttle with its reusable boosters.
If it was a British rocket we might allow a few modest 'Hurrahs' and perhaps the gentle waving of small flags.
Straight out of Thunderbirds - Mr Anderson would be delighted.
' I don't know if there's a statute for jumping bail.'
Nope. It has an indefinite duration.
You'd also have to put up with the constant fog of cigarette smoke for the duration of the flight. Those old 1960s posters for BOAC and the like look lovely, but those planes must have stank.
We should be able to narrow it down from a fairly small list.
Sweden couldn’t possibly say they would never extradite Assange because they have no idea what evidence the Americans have against him. If the Americans produced incontrovertible evidence Assange had hurt their interests it would be a denial of justice for Sweden not to consider extradition.
And it will come with a compulsory monthly subscription fee. Don't pay up and your plane becomes as useless as a working Adobe subscription.
Storms had been observed on Mars ever since the early 19th Century, although the 1971 storm was especially large. What was significant about Mariner 9 was that it was the first orbiter to successfully reach Mars and could wait out the storm. Earlier missions had been simple fly-bys and had they arrived at the wrong time - well not much fun for the scientists.
The storm *was* a problem for the Soviet Union's Mars 2 and Mars 3 which arrived at Mars two weeks after Mariner 9, each of which carried a heavy lander that had to be jettisoned before entering orbit. The landers both failed, Mars 2 during descent, Mars 3 successfully touched down but stopped transmission just 20 seconds later during the transmission of an image.
The two orbiters did enter orbit over Mars, but used up almost all of their imaging resources taking photos of the dust storm. However, they did return useful information about the Martian atmosphere, gravitational anomalies and the absence of a planetary magnetic field.
'OTOH the 747 felt like an ergonomic slum in comparison.'
Having flown on BA 747s many times I would argue that the word ergonomic' is sorely misplaced, unless you mean 'dark blue, creaky, cracky, cramped hellhole'
When they put a shilling at the bottom of a beer glass.
The UK is being entirely honest here - no one in the police is stopping Assange from leaving the embassy.
What they are not saying is that he will be immediately arrested for the crime of jumping bail.
It has been used on a couple of occasions for kidnap,
I think you're thinking of the Dikko Affair where a Nigerian exile was drugged and placed in a crate by Mossad agents and employees of the Nigerian embassy in London so that he could be returned to Nigeria for trial.
Mossad was involved because Nigeria was one of the biggest suppliers of crude oil to Israel which couldn't get it from Arab suppliers, and reciprocated by buying lots of Israeli weapons.
The crate was not actually labelled as diplomatic bags so the British police were able to open them and find the poor guy. The Nigerian and Israeli kidnappers were all found guilty and sentenced to long prison terms.
I'm shocked the government hasn't tried to show their up-to-the-minute grasp of the fast moving world of technology by cramming 'blockchain' into their rigorously thought through magic borders.
...on the floor of the Indian Ocean.
How could you leave out the cassowary? The closest thing alive today to a velociraptor.
Seriously, Australia - you’re terrifying.
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