Re: Hi-viz bike
This article doesn't mention it, but elsewhere has... He was actually wearing camo clothing underneath that hi-vis. Because obviously you don't want to be noticed, but need to be visible at the same time???
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"El Reg used to be tightly edited and proof-read. What's going on?"
I don't know, but can I have some of whatever it is you've been smoking?
The editor has always been down the pub, and proof reading amounts to checking the ABV of the various drinks consumed (occasionally)
So you think that nominet don't send emails because you got an email from nominet????
( 'expired' is not the same as 'suspended' or 'cancelled' - i.e. you got the message at the start of your grace period, not at the time when someone else could register it)
There is a grace time built in already. But nominet term it 'suspension'
Not only did they not renew it in advance, they also: didn't renew within the first 30 days after expiry (it would've still been working), then didn't notice that it stopped working for another 60 days before it was cancelled and someone else was able to register it.
So they had 90 days after the expiry date to do something, and for 60 of those days the domain didn't work at all.
I don't have much sympathy for them.
Unsurprising situation really, but excellent that it has now been observed.
If planets can be knocked off-plane by something hitting them, it follows that the same can happen in a binary star system.
Of course I'm assuming a lot of things, particularly that the whole system started off in-plane, and that it's the suns which have changed. But it's plausible that something has impacted one of the suns and therefore tilted the axis of the binary pair.
Presumably that happened when both were much smaller (as to achieve the same effect on a large sun would require too much force)
Interesting stuff though.
Because for about 28 years people were used to computers returning a 2-digit year.
When Y2k came about, some people expected 99 to become 00 and others expected it to become 100.
That is the root of many of the foreseen problems. It also stems from not having much memory/storage so optimising down the digits stored.
Close, but it's not designed to scare us into a second vote. It's designed to scare other members away from having the same vote.
The thing that scares the EU more than anything else is the thought that they might become irrelevant, such as if the most powerful countries in the union all split off. They will do everything they can to prevent that from happening.
A very old version of PSP would claim that a disk was 'read only' if it had more than 1TB free space and therefore wouldn't save to it (details are fuzzy, but that's the gist)
'dd if=/dev/random' to create some filler files on the new 2TB "future proof" drive saved me trying to explain that to the client. Yes, I excluded them from the backup routine too.
I'm curious as to what 'better text display' you refer to?
If people have bad eyesight and need the text bigger, or they're sensitive to certain colours so need the text in green, or that sort of thing... well plain text is better because their email client can be configured to display all emails that way rather than trying to parse what the sender wanted.
A launchpad RUD is hugely expensive to repair, so in this scenario they would want the 'unexpected' bang to happen after it has left the field.
I doubt that they'll commission a giant firework though - much simpler to 'abort' from a static, unfuelled, test rocket. Ground level is also the most difficult to abort from (certainly in aeroplane ejector-seat systems) as you have to boost up before you can parachute down. So it could be argued as being a more thorough test, even if it's less satisfying to the lay observer.
If it's a marketing agency then they should know the business and therefore know how shit it looks to be advertising a brand from a rival brand's device.
That would, in any industry, lead to instant dismissal of the marketing firm and suing for damages.
Can you imagine Mercedes using a marketing agency who rocks up to an event in a Range Rover?
Yes, sorry, it was poorly phrased. I meant that the controllers on the ground would be monitoring the activities on-board and that they would thus notice a rogue astronaut with a drill in the Russian segment.
Like in most industries, the "boots on the ground" (or in this case ~200 miles above it) are fine and happy to work together, it's the manglement level that screws things up.
They were probably tweaking the API so that they could either migrate people's data to somewhere else, or disentangle something else from this.
That's the sort of thing that is done in sunset periods.
In doing so, they probably realised that the whole thing is a mess and have just said "fuck it, just pull the plug and we'll deal with any fallout later"
Given that the business has no assets, and the owners would presumably be more than happy to declare themselves bankrupt rather than paying staff... who do you think should pay the workforce?
Essentially you're saying that they should get paid out of nothing. Producing money like that is purely in the realm of governments - normal businesses can't do that.
The have such precision so that the details aren't scrutinised. If they claimed £400, people would say "isn't it funny that your expenses came to such a round number? Especially when nothing is sold in whole pounds"
Perhaps they bought 92 things whose price ended with 99p?
Note that precision and accuracy are different things though.
Moreso, it shouldn't matter whether the WiFi is open or not - the data should be secured enough between your phone and the phone company. Just having encryption on the local link doesn't mean anything about the rest of the link, so treat everything as insecure.
As for the 'side-channel attacks' which boil down to detecting when a call is in progress, well duh. Just look at the volume/pattern of data flow and the destination... it's damn obvious when a call is in progress.
So yeah, I call "publish for publicity and funding" - there's no real vulnerability here.
Even easier than you think.
Just sit in the 'quiet carriage' of a train and you're basically guaranteed to hear at least one side of a mobile phone conversation; often both sides because people don't understand that a device against your ear doesn't need full volume.
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