re. The radar picture
Does that picture represent the best capabilities of the JFSCC radar system or have they degraded it for security reasons? (I'm not expecting a reply from any JFSCC staff.)
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"... it is possible to bring whatever is being looked at into focus and blur everything else. .... since this is how our eyes actually work."
To actively blur 'everything else' would require additional processing. In the eye, anything away from the central FOV has lower resolution and colour depth (to a surprising extent). So, what they'd probably do is devote less processing power and resolution to the image in the region outside the central FOV. Any pixelation or loss of colour fidelity would be even less noticeable when the image is moving.
Can I take it out of the safe now?
"... prepaid cards linked to online alt-coin wallets were used to buy flash motors and nice houses, ..."
When I tried to transfer £200 to my prepaid card that I've had for two years, my bank stopped the transaction because they suspected fraud and left me a voice message to tell me to contact them.
Criminals seem to have all sorts of convenient financial facilities available to them.
"With a crushing lack of romance, scientists named the planets b, c, d, e, f, g and h."
That's the standard astronomical convention for naming stellar/planetary systems. The parent star is 'a'. (It gets more complicated for a binary star.)
If they become significant, due to us going there, or 'someone' coming from there, they might get a more interesting name.
Also known as laws. (Which are often badly thought out and written anyway.)
"... seeking to suppress search results for illegitimate reasons."
That's why we need a Google 'legal specialist' (who is not by training, a lawyer) to run the process for making the decisions.
It's a mess but what can you expect?
Could Google provide G suite servers 'in a box' and Airbus have it's own on premises localised cloud storage? For a large company with many 'seats', this might work if they are sure that G Suite provides compelling advantages over the Microsoft offerings.
Goggle would not be selling G Suite software, just allowing the relocation of an image of it to suit a major customer with no deep level access by the customer.
"So saying female voice is quieter or masked voice by fan or traffic not a good excuse for the lack of training on the AI with female voices."
It's not a good excuse for lack of training with female voices, as opposed to male voices, which is one problem with the training on data sets. However, if external noise due to traffic and domestic/office noise is in the same frequency range as the female voice, or if the female voice is generally quieter, then the S/N ratio will be lower at the recorded source.
In this situation, you can't improve things by turning the volume up. If you ran some fancy noise reduction process over it then the male voice recordings would be improved as well and so the male recordings would still have a better S/N ratio than the female recordings.
"Yesterday, the Health Service Journal revealed that two online private health providers have been dropped from NHS app library because NHS England decided it is no longer appropriate to promote non-NHS services."
Why was it considered 'appropriate' in the first place?
Would anyone here be surprised if those private providers were owned by friends or relatives of senior politicians or civil servants?
According to http://hub.unlock.org.uk/knowledgebase/a-simple-guide-to-the-roa/
"The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 gives people with spent convictions and cautions the right not to disclose them when applying for most jobs, and buying insurance."
It doesn't indicate that a potential employer can't turn you down on the basis of a previous conviction they read about in an old newspaper or via a Google search.
That's not the same as your post:
"... that there are circumstances in which certain offences can't be considered ... on a job application ten years later."
I think it would be relevant if you get a job and then your employer later finds out about a spent conviction and decides to dismiss you because of that. e.g. you have a job as an accounts clerk and the managing director finds out about your 10 year old weed possession conviction and sacks you.
"The quantum circuits used for this algorithm are custom designed for each choice of N and each choice of the random a used ..."
So, custom hardware or perhaps something similar to a PGA (Programmable Gata Array) if they can incorporate the reconfiguration elements/switches?
"Some quantum computers could calculate all possible paths *simultaneously*. "
How are they programmed for that? Where is the database of cities and routes stored and in what form? How do you change the programming to make it crack an encrypted message or solve a crossword puzzle?
These are the questions I've always asked and nobody ever seems to be able to answer them.
Is it still early enough to make a good profit out of mining Monero? (I realise that the website owners won't be spending the electricity but they will have admin costs.) I was wondering about it from a personal cost viewpoint.
I remember reading that the cost of doing the work to mine Bitcoins will soon be prohibitive, because of the way the blockchain encryption calculations 'grow'?
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