Nurses' Desires ....
Sorry. My mind wandered there for a bit....
1128 posts • joined 16 Mar 2008
Skepticism is normal. In science. Scientists always test their theories, by this method modifying and improving them. What we appear to have here is a Madison Avenue type attempt at selling the AGW 'message' to the public.
If the mainstream scientists' climate models couldn't explain (by their own admission) the recent expansion in Antarctic ice cover, then its back to the drawing board. Until they get something working that explains new data (part of the definition of a theory: Something that can make useful predictions), their models don't stand up to scrutiny. And we shouldn't be making irreversible policy decisions based upon them.
The real climate scientists should be rejoicing. Here's another reason to get backing for more and better instruments, research funds and supercomputers. If they really think their job is finished and their work is ready for legislation, we should cut back funding and divert the money towards feeding the poor children in Africa. The scientists can all get jobs at Starbucks.
"But they've kept the declaration secret, so most of the members of their armed forces don't know about the declaration that could have them facing the death penalty?"
Most of the members of the armed forces have secret clearances, so this information has most likely been disseminated to them already. Just because you and I are hearing about it now doesn't mean its not already old news.
What could be a problem is to have some members of the armed forces RickRolled into visiting WikiLeaks, the logs recorded and then this information held for the purposes of blackmail. Sending info. in; still a No-no. Taking a quick peek; so what? Don't ask, don't tell* at worst.
*This is what made this policy for gays so damaging. If you are 'out' you're out (of the armed forces), so gays became susceptible to blackmail.
Supposedly, iMaps data was derived (in part) from OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/) data. So, what is everyone's experience with the accuracy of that? I've installed it (with a Shuttle Radar Topographic map overlay) for Washington State. And it appears to be pretty accurate here.
So, is OpenStreetMap screwed up in your neighborhood? Or did Apple mess up the conversion?
Its bigger than Google, right? I mean the whole point of Android being open rather than a walled garden ala iOS is that multiple stores are possible. These statistics might be more of a condemnation of Google's store rather than of the platform itself.
If you want to know how well Android tablets are selling, ask the tablet manufacturers and retailers.
Get laid off after having developed a large and complex system because your employer wants to outsource everything. A firm picks up the development and maintenance contract, finds my name in the source code comments and hires me as a consultant for much more than I made as an employee. Shorter hours, too.
I had 60 days notice when I got my layoff notice. That was time enough to tie up loose ends and train my replacement. I carefully documented every account and configuration setting for about a dozen host systems that he'd have to administrate (and hopefully change logons). One setting was an e-mail address (my home address) that would receive automated system status messages should something go down. I suggested that he redirect this to his home or work address. Years later, I continued to get occasional system status messages at home.
And these people deal with DoD security issues (not my systems, fortunately).
... on my system's browsers. I've rarely had a complaint from any website.
Java (the JRE and JDK, version 1.6) are up on my system. I've got gobs of stand alone (non browser) applications to run. But it sounds like this is a vulnerability of Java running under the plugin rather than standalone. Correct me if I'm wrong.
At any rate, I can like with v1.6 until the patch comes out.
... would be for Assange to negotiate a 'no extradition' agreement with the Swedish courts. Submit to an investigation, trial and possibly a penalty for the rape allegations. Sure, he could spend a few years in a Swedish prison if all goes badly. But he could be stuck in that Ecuadorian embassy for just as long. Then, obtain an agreement (before stepping out of the embassy) that Sweden and Britain are to ensure his security en route to Sweden and from there to a secure location afterwards. Far too many people are watching this circus for the US to step in and try anything funny. Handcuff Assange to a well known reporter (volunteer) for the journey, if necessary.
Perhaps its time for him to accept a small dose of martyrdom for 'the cause'. In fact, he's already there, having to sleep on sofas in offices. And if, as he claims, the rape charges are groundless, he will only be inconvenienced to a small degree compared to the status quo.
The US is winning this conflict by default in demonstrating that they can inconvenience anyone anywhere in the world through extralegal means and threats. The biggest F* You one can give to such bullies is to go on about your business as if they aren't a bother.
To block further spread, inoculate infected systems, or to understand the scope of the damage that may already have been done?
I think the people at whom this has been targeted are going to want some idea of what information has been compromised and by whom. And the only way of doing that is to find the systems for which the encrypted payload targeted. Then, use information from those systems to decrypt the payload and examine it.
Since the owners of targeted systems are highly motivated to understand the scope of the impact, they will probably volunteer some system information to Kaspersky to assist them it their analysis. This assistance will probably be provided under some non disclosure terms.
Depending on what sort of performance one wants (optimize weight, volume, pressure, temperature, etc.) there are a number of technologies (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_storage).
Perhaps the best would be some sort of liquid hydrocarbon, formed with the hydrogen to be stored and carbon extracted from combustion processes or the atmosphere. At least it would be carbon neutral. And we know how to pump, store and burn hydrocarbons.
It puzzles me as to why one would want to install some font as an infection payload. This site:
has some ideas. But for now, if we want to mess with people's heads, where can we obtain a copy of Palida Narrow? I suppose I could rename a copy of Lucida Bright Narrow*.
Get this on enough (uninfected) systems and pretty soon the significance of having it will be compromised.
Better yet, rename Dingbats. Then it will be obvious which web sites' CSS specifiy it and might be up to no good.
This appears to be a symptom of the Chinese Communist Party's conservative attitudes toward sex.
Thanks to their 'one child' policy and the preference for at least one male heir, there is now an over supply of single males in China. And the implications for a stable society have not escaped the authorities. That said, I think they are going to make their problems worse rather then better. Banning on-line (and other forms of) porn and cracking down on prostitution may backfire. It might be better to legalize and regulate prostitution that to expect a bunch of single males to sit at home and think party approved thoughts. In the mean time, creating scarcity of any commodity will increase its price (not necessarily just monetary) and a certain segment of society will step over the legal boundaries to posses it.
The late Steve Jobs never managed to pull off a seamless TV/Internet Appliance integration. And Apple (under Jobs) was the master at integrating hardware, software and services with an intuitive UI.
I'm not betting on Microsoft pulling this off either. In fact, as soon as Microsoft figures that they aren't selling additional copies of Windows, they'll give up right there.
"Until we figure out a way to eat grass and brambles, "
We plant wheat or other similar crops. Or we let animals graze on the 'grass and brambles' and then we eat them. We didn't spend the last 5000 years fighting our way to the top of the food chain without learning a few tricks.
Launch a basically harmless piece of hardware over the heads of your mortal enemies. Enemies who are currently mired in a swamp of complacency. This will motivate them to catch up and even surpass your efforts.
In the final analysis, who is launching all the supplies and crew to the ISS now?
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