Was it the sound of the helicopter that prevented him from hearing the robot sneaking up behind him?
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Was it the sound of the helicopter that prevented him from hearing the robot sneaking up behind him?
"Charlie measures A and B, in a way that prevents him knowing which photon he's measuring."
Why is the state/content of Charlie's mind important?
"During the BSM, Alice's particle A teleports its quantum state onto Bob's particle C."
If B and C are the quantangled pair, how can it be A that has its state 'teleported' onto C?
I've read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_state but I'm non the wiser.
Also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-cloning_theorem which states that it is impossible to create an identical copy of an arbitrary unknown quantum state. Isn't that what was done when the state of A was teleported onto C?
"... according to a new survey from Visa."
“Visa is already supporting a number of institutions in the development of emerging forms of authentication,”
Are there any independent surveys? I wonder what governent surveys have to say.
Do they have a built in time-delayed thermite charge to destroy the innards, to stop them being found and any classified data being extracted? Or wouldn't finding an intact one be all that useful to an 'enemy'?
The picture seems to show two (1.5?) personal assistants in matching uniforms.
"... so a dev can browse the Internet from inside an editor window."
Is this actually useful in practical ways? I'm not a 'dev' or anywhere near being one so I don't know how they work.
If I rent a simple lower tier service from a hosting provider and provide an email address to my cousin and to an old friend (neither of whom live in the same town as me) and also maybe let them have a bit of ftp server space, am I a service provider under the meaning of the act?
That sounds like a logical and reasonable idea but it would add a layer of legal and administrative complexity to their activities and operations. Also, IANAL but it might give Comodo a chance to demand a licence on equivalent terms and then tie them up in costly legal action if they say no. Better to keep things simple.
.... the ongoing reason why Apple won't talk to you.
Keep it up. (That's what Intel said to Apple.)
Culture CLUB would be an even more terrifying weapon.
"Do you really want to hurt me ....?"
"So how do you assert ...?"
A big 'F**k Off' sign and lots of booby traps.
When politicians and civil servants are drafting tax laws, they should engage 'domain experts' to point out to them how the laws can be bypassed. We've seen, time and time again, how the intent of tax laws are simply bypassed. It's almost as if future corporate tax lawyers and accountants are running governments.
Upvoted for use of the word 'minutiae' and the subtle baking references.
I'm now three months into vaping and have been tobacco free for all that time (after a failed attempt four years ago). This time, instead of the 'pen' type system, I bought a tank system and vaped 24mg strength liquid even though the tank instructions say not to use anything more than about 16mg. I found that this was the only way to satisfy the cravings I experienced. After a couple of weeks, I diluted the 24mg with 16mg to give a 20mg liquid and got used to that. I've been working my way down, using simple mixing/dilution and am now vaping 10mg liquid and I find that the cravings are much less. My intention is to get down to 4mg or less and then quit.
If you want to save money, you can dilute high strength liquid with glycerine but you lose the flavour and you get big clouds of vapour (which some people enjoy).
I believe that my failure, four years ago, was because I was using a pen system with 24mg liquid and that didn't give me enough of a 'hit' to satisfy the cravings. As I recall, organisations that seem to be against vaping have recommended that the maximum strength of vaping liquid made available to the public should be set at a low level to 'protect them from harm'. It would appear, at least in the case of people like me, that this would have the effect of protecting BB&P from people quitting tobacco.
I realise that some people will say that 'the public' must be protected from their own foolishness but I can easily buy enough whiskey to kill myself, so what's that about? Oh, government tax income, yes. I hope I can stop before they get regulated/taxed.
Note: By my reply, I 'revealed' that I use suppositories thus exposing myself to ridicule and extending the joke.
I agree with you but didn't you mean 'repository'?
In the NoScript menu, select Options and then the General tab. Right at the top you can automatically enable maindomain.com to three levels of granularity.
.... is to wait until about three days after a very popular TV series has released an episode and then download it from the torrents early in the morning. Give it about 10 minutes to settle down and see how fast it's coming down the line. Note: This is for technical test purposes only. When it's finished downloading, or before, you must stop the torrent and delete it. You must not play it or store it on your computer.
"... a small time window hundreds of miles away from where you normally use it ..."
One Friday evening, I drove from work to within two miles of my home then exercised my credit card by filling up my tank with petrol, then bought some food from the supermarket around the corner from where I live and decided to buy some cigarettes from the tobacco counter there. That was the straw that broke the camel's back. The cigarette transaction was blocked and guy on the counter was told to phone a special number and said he had to destroy my credit card unless I could talk to the man on the phone and answer some questions. Apparently my use of the card was 'suspicious'.
As well as the links in the article, it's worth having a look at:
This seems to give a good summary as well as a brief history of the development of the technique. It's well written and I nearly understood it.
I have a Nexus 4 running Android 4.4.2. When I disabled Google Play Services ( a battery hog), the scientific calculator app (RealCalc) gave me a popup that said it couldn't obtain a licence but at least I can Cancel the popup and use the calculator. With Touch Calendar however, it says the app licence can't be verified and gives me the choice of Exit or Buy App.
"... even when the upgrades to your reality are in complex environments ..."
It took me a while to realise that he meant " -- overlays/additions/updates to your reality --". For a few seconds, I was excited by the possibility of an upgrade to my reality.
Coat: Somebody had to say it
Are car fires usually that hot?
.... I never give my mobile phone number to anyone unless I'd be happy for them to contact me anytime that my phone is not in Airplane mode. It's not just the phone calls, it's the texts. Even my mobile phone provider spammed me with text messages until I called them several times and told them to f**king well stop or I'd cancel the contract. Everybody else gets my landline number and they can wait and try again or leave a message if I'm not at home.
"... it had been attacked, but said that only computer manuals had been stolen and no personal information was missing."
Did you laugh or did you cry when you read that statement?
1. Take underpants
2. [Wash Them]
"Other reasons included encrypted data being highly confidential (32 per cent) ..."
I'm not sure why this is a definite reason for wanting access to the data. Surely, "we really want it back" is the reason for paying up.
Does this mean that Australians will be able to buy high-tech electronics goods at UK prices (plus shipping costs)?
Is it the right choice? Will it still be relevant in two years time?
Are there any studies of the effects of giving/receiving a good thrashing on cardiovascular health. I ask because a friend was wondering about that.
I'm sure you don't need a licence to look at the BBC news website. Not yet anyway.
"We were able to get the Windows 10 usernames and hashes which are tied by default to Outlook."
Those scammers are really .....smart?
With Chris O'Dowd as the chief villain, Katherine Parkinson as Moneypenny and Matt Berry as 'M'. I'd watch it.
Can you fool the 'liveness' check with a video?
drugs?: Caffeine, nicotine and pork pies.
conspiracy?: No, marketing opportunity - serendipity.
silver lining: sly reference to the previous 'tinfoil hat' posts as well as the old saying.
"The problem was limited to users running a specific version of 32-bit Windows 7 SP1, according to Sophos."
Microsoft can now target them with exhortations to upgrade to Win 10. Every little bit helps.
From The Independent newspaper, yesterday.
"And there are concerns Japanese research and development projects based in the UK will lose access to EU science funding, ..."
The light turns off when you close the door so the cam won't be able to see anything most of the time.
Childcare 'professionals' gave sensitive information about children to it. *Shakes my head*
.... the police will never misuse any powers given to them.
The 'gift' that keeps on taking (the piss).
"... arming tweenagers with cheeseboard and soldering irons ..."
When I were a lad, we had to make do with breadboard and tallow candles.
Something about haemorrhoids.
Coat: I'm going but you know it's true.
Isn't it just a backlit fixed display with the touch surface being read for keypresses? A truly virtual keyboard would have software defined display and you'd be able to change the keyboard 'nationality' in software. With a suitable API you'd be able to develop your own 'keyboard', customised for various applications.
"We want to lock some people up, so that we send a message ..."
That's supposed to be the job of the court and it's not for 'sending a message'. Punishing people to 'send a message' is what the Mafia (etc) do.
At its closest pass, whatever distance it is, would its orbit around the sun be affected by earth's gravity and maybe make it come closer next time?
"Reliability-wise it retains data for >1,000 years ..."
You have to make certain assumptions about material properties and behaviour to extrapolate that theoretical result from testing that lasts a lot less that 1000 years. CNTs are a very new material so how can they be certain that those assumptions are true for CNTs?
Also, what is the theoretical working lifetime of the associated support and driver electronics? Random gamma rays do pass through everything, etc.
“I'd like to buy a black dress”
'There are some interesting new dieting and exercise websites that I can give you links to.'
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