But the wise ones tend not to become politicians, as they can satisfy their wants in other ways and are carefully avoiding the bearpit that is the political selection process.
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And how come, based on potentially faulty AoA data, could the system wind the trim beyond the point that the pilot loses elevator control? That just seems mad. Also, if the attitude is pitch negative (i.e. going down), it still assumes it's going to stall. Some serious head-scratching needs to go on in Seattle.
I think if Cameron had turned round and said in effect "I'm appalled that you plebs ignored me. In return I'm going to ignore your vote", then there would have been a lot more trouble. UKIP wouldn't have faded away, Farage would have garnered a lot more support and the issue really wouldn't have gone away at all. Distrust of the democratic process would have gone through the roof. So Cameron didn't really have any option.
Are you really sure the High Court said the referendum was fraudulent? There was criticism of activity on both sides, and only the Leave campaign got properly investigated. In any event, we don't have a tradition of electoral fraud in the UK generally, and this referendum wasn't the occasion that demonstrated that that is no longer true.
We'll, they have a particular process for electing their presidents that is not a straight plebiscite. And there are defendable reasons for that.
In our case plebiscites are a relatively new innovation but now well established after several outings, and we weren't told that it would be re-run until TPTB got the 'right' answer. You ask the people, they tell you, and it's then your job to deliver on that, whatever you think of the result.
Shame it doesn't look like that will be the outcome.
If Uber are actually evading tax, then HMRC would go after them, so the fact that HMRC have not so far done so suggests that they aren't evading tax. They could be avoiding tax, as we all do in one way or another - arranging our affairs to minimise tax payment.
I guess if HMRC really think that Uber are trying it on, then they would go after them, as they have for many other modes of business set up to minimise tax liability.
Well, we don't know how HSBC have implemented their tech. I would be very surprised if they used a 'proof of work' system like Bitcoin & Ethereum. Would they really want to spend that much on electricity? As it's a single organisation they don't necessarily need the 'double spend' protection that Bitcoin needs, so there will be other ways of giving the process the immutability guarantees required.
AFAIR this was Canonical's attempt to streamline startup & get dependencies sorted properly. It seemed to work on the earlier versions of Ubuntu & friends before the Systemd Blob sucked it in. Sad that Canonical felt they needed to follow the herd. I've had issues with systemd-resolved (doesn't do split DNS in my setup at all well, unlike dnsmasq), so I may well go the Devuan route when I get sufficiently pissed off.
I'm well aware that it's a CGI extravaganza (at least that bit of the video), but you would expect them to get the physics right for a worldwide audience. The Chinese take the concept of 'face' very seriously and this just makes them look cheap. I guess they don't pay the CGI guy as much as the rocket scientists...
Delta-V... It's whizzing past at some ungodly speed, so first problem is catch a sample. 2nd is Delta-V back to our vicinity then Delta-V to get into LEO. The fusion drive, when it comes, will obviously solve all of those problems. Where's Mr Spock when you need him?
BOB THE BOMBAST has it. All new things bring with them pluses & minuses, and society soon learns the trick of maximising + relative to -. I think the Net is a marvellous tool. The range of stuff to inform & entertain me is more or less inexhaustible. I'm glad I've been alive when it happened.
Long ago, we were running a mix of VAX/VMS & RSX11 over DECNet, but the PDP11 kit was using 3rd party DECNet software. So one day we added some new nodes & started getting communication problems on the 11s. I passed the problem to the software vendors but they didn't seem to have a clue so I started looking myself.
The DECNet protocol was a bit of an eye opener - my first introduction to networking protocols - but I worked out what the various modules in this software did. I managed to get hold of a PDP11 disassembler & started looking at the module code. This was in the days before hex so the constants all printed out in octal. And guess what stood out - an octal 256 constant! WTF? So I changed it to octal 400 as it should have been, reassembled the code and it worked perfectly.
The constant dimensioned the node table (must have been DECNet phase III) so it overflowed when we added nodes above 173 (octal 255). I also discovered how the software bypassed the licence check for testing purposes, which was handy for quickly adding new nodes before we got a new licensed copy...
A trivial example - type "* Hello", or "1. Hello", into Powerpoint and it automatically becomes a bulleted / numbered list
I take your point, but if you really wanted '* Hello' or '1. Hello' in an ordinary paragraph, how do you tell Powerpoint "no, I don't effin' want that"? MS stuff is very insistent on interpreting what it thinks you want but it often seems hard to avoid that. It's not too hard in LibreOffice to select bulleted or numbered paras if that's what you want.
So how does a 10.10.10.11.X.X.X.X host fit into that? You still need a NAT64 equivalent. The guys who developed v6 weren't stupid or arrogant. They just realized that a clean break was needed. Dual stack works fine for me. v4 where I have to, v6 where I can, and the latter will grow with time. The next TV I get might even be dual stack, which would be a small advance.
Google have shown the way re corporation tax. They give most of the profit to staff as bonuses. So, the bonus being quite high, the staff pay 40% income tax on it rather than Google paying 20-odd % corporation tax. So are HMRC rolling it it or are they rolling in it? Some lefty complaints really do show up the paucity of thought going on in that domain.
Yeah, go on downvote me. Do I care a flying f***?
The article seems to suggest it's a router to Internet over cellular service, like the hotspot function on your smartphone. One assumes that the admin port on Stingrays is a bit more secure but then we all know how even the things you would expect to be secure, so often aren't.
+1. This stuff is going to get used for military purposes, just like all the other technical advances going back into pre-history. The better we know what AI can and can't do the better we are in understanding what potential adversaries have available. And it'll also get used by 'our side' - for better or worse it's the politicians who have to make the judgement calls, though no doubt there'll be a lot of screaming and virtue signalling going on in the process.
FWIW I think AI is pretty shit at a lot of this stuff currently but it will get better. The Met's fiasco of a face recognition trial demonstrates that, but the Chinese seem to be getting much better at it.
It came up with the new look this morning. However, I really don't like it - it wastes far too much space. The previous wasn't perfect, as headlines would repeat further down the list. But even with that I prefer the more condensed list on smartphone - screen real-estate is in short supply!
Even on a 200m copper run (120m overhead, 80m u/g) I get quite a lot of variation. I got FTTC service very quickly when they re-parented my formerly EO DP onto the local cabinet. It started off with a raw downstream speed of ~112Mbit/s, upstream around 30Mbit/s. Then, as more of the houses nearby came on the downstream speed has steadily dropped so the best is now 90Mbit/s, but that also varies with an SNR margin that goes up and down. Why, I have no idea - it's unlikely to be water as it hasn't rained here for weeks. I'm assuming BT haven't switched on vectoring yet.
It's almost as easy to have 2 different CC providers & just use a direct debit to pay off the minor one. I have a Visa CC & debit card from my bank plus a shop-supplied Mastercard. The MC bill gets paid off monthly by DD. That way the cards use two completely different back-end systems. Anyway, I can't remember having a card declined due to system issues (even the Visa debit went through in Tesco amidst their problems a while back), but I have had the MC declined more than once because the transaction got caught by a fraud-detection process. That is bloody irritating, especially when abroad.
I thought optical fibres, especially in the ground, were fairly proof against the sort of performance degradation that e.g. copper systems suffer from water ingress. So what temporary degradation mechanisms are there, apart from the backhoe-induced total break?
Even my small home network is hard to configure for IPv6
Perhaps that's a router issue? My v6 network autoconfigures fine - I just run radvd and it all happens. The firewall config wasn't too hard - lots of good info on the net. It's true I have some v4-only hosts (TV, etc mostly) so run dual-stack. But all my laptops, phones, servers etc all use v6 when they can.
I think the home router manufacturers have a lot to answer for here. Mine is a home-brew linux-based router, and once you get the design right it all just runs. So why can't the mfrs get with the program?
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