Re: not EVERY single regionlism or language
I've never seen or heard of anyone on the US west coast complain about Australians -- we're even taking on their lingo!
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I've never seen or heard of anyone on the US west coast complain about Australians -- we're even taking on their lingo!
It's in our brains -- our brains are wired to classify people into groups of "us" vs "them". It doesn't have to be skin color -- it could just as easily be motorcycle gear and a pompadour marking you as a Rocker.
Nice! I'd throw in some AC/DC favorites, and random individual songs like Dragula.
Wasn't it just last week that reports suggested that China was especially vulnerable to ransomware since most of the country was running pirated copies of Windows and thus didn't dare to connect to Microsoft Update servers?
Smartphones are plenty to keep most occupied during flights -- it's the likelihood of theft of laptops from checked luggage that's the real issue.
Delta's baggage policy, for one, notes: "Computers or computer-related equipment are not allowed as checked baggage. You can, of course, bring your laptop computers as carry-on."
Everyone knows such craft require hollowed-out volcanos as landing sites -- that's why they land in Japan.
I thought only Klingons used disruptors.
Waymo is still developing its technology -- their cars are frequently visible driving in the Mountain View area, at least.
All the excitement up in SF may help explain the high housing prices there -- police "encountering" stabbings on the street and so forth. Who wouldn't want to live there and have a front row view?
Yep, it's not like taking over parts of Ukraine or possibly the Baltics or helping out Sarin-man Assad or killing off Russian expats in the West have anything to do with our relationship with the P-man.
Mage Against The Machine? :)
Doesn't Truecaller slurp your whole contact list, as opposed to just your own cell number for something like NoMoRoBo?
"Highly radioactive" wastes are those with a short half-life -- the longer the half-life, the less radiation it emits per unit time.
That's why you let the fresh waste sit for a few years/decades while the worst stuff decays, then put the much-less-radioactive remnant down a salt mine so it doesn't get into people's food and bodies.
Given their well-publicized appetite for human brains, and no reason to think they're just a modern phenomenon, it's disappointing that they weren't considered by Fatboy Slim and his co-researchers.
"the number of Americans who aren't aware that there are 28 grams in an ounce is vanishingly small."
Your definition of "vanishingly small" seems to be "approximately 300 million".
Isn't that the plan for the real and funded Bigelow space program?
"during a session during its Security Analyst Summit in St. Maarten, West Indies "
Is this just so it doesn't have to be held in Russia, or do all the cybersecurity conferences happen in luxurious vacation spots (or maybe nice offshore banking havens?).
All it means is that the vendor stores their stock in Amazon's warehouse for shipment via Amazon's system.
You've got to read the fine print for "Sold by Amazon.com" to have a decent shot at avoiding fakes (not that that worked for a couple of "Samsung" cell batteries that weren't...).
We DO do concurrent sentences; wawp wawp wawp
No comment from Greenpeace?
They got rid of the last ionizing radiation people scanners in US airports a few years ago.
That's what I thought at first, but the story's hyperlink to the description of who's "ODM" seems in my reading to exclude the own-design custom servers the big cloud folks are running.
They're not part of "the normal server market" sales-wise, but functionally they certainly are. It's as if in 1910 analysts carefully followed the buggy-making companies, but ignored the auto makers.
Namely, Facebook's, Amazon's, Google's, Microsoft's asf custom datacenter servers & equipment?
I suspect a Russian disinformation campaign to twist the "facts" of the West's stock photo websites, leading to confusion, fake news, Irish unification and Scexit.
It locates "Silicon Valley" in the East Bay rather than its proper Peninsula/Santa Clara Valley location.
Paul, many (most?) of the molecular biology research buildings built in the last few decades near Boston, MA, have clear evidence of architectural design foresight, with desks located by outside windows, lab benches further in, and big common-use equipment like chemical rooms and incubator rooms in the building core. To ensure easier access, there are even parallel rings of corridors and cross-corridors. Finally, the elevators typically work.
Perhaps molecular biologists with their cool big-data genomics and fancy-looking neuroimaging can sweet-talk big donors better than the physicists (who after all developed nuclear weapons over 50 years ago now).
Famously progressive American cities have in recent years been enacting requirements for home carbon monoxide alarms as required equipment in all rental dwellings. In fact, a City of Berkeley web site advises:
"...Property owners should be aware that all dwelling units intended for human occupancy shall have carbon monoxide device(s) that are listed and approved by the State Fire Marshal. Carbon monoxide device(s) are required in each existing dwelling unit if the dwelling or building is equipped with a fossil fuel burning appliances, fireplace, or an attached garage. "
In Seattle, CO detectors are required in ALL apartment dwelling units without exception -- sad that Berkeley had apparently not followed suit.
HP Labs DID invent the thermal inkjet, which had some impact on HP's corporate trajectory :)
So does this mean Trump should be the "new populist" replacement for Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill?
That T3500 warning sounds suspiciously similar to a warning about impending failure of an AE-35 unit :)
My first thought upon reading the headline -- thanks!
Rik, your 2nd point is demonstrably wrong. For example, global surface temperatures rose substantially in the quarter-century following WWI, and rose similarly substantially again in the quarter-century starting in the 1970s. However, greenhouse gas concentrations were substantially different during those time periods, with much much lower greenhouse gas concentrations in the earlier period. If greenhouse gases were really responsible for most of the 1970s warming, as alarmists claim, then what caused the 1920s warming? It seems likely that natural variation was responsible for most of the earlier warming; however, a similar magnitude of natural variation in the later warming is ruled out by alarmists without good scientific basis -- why?
As a quick closing note, the use of epithets like "denier" is associated with religion, not science.
The problem is that all the "attribution" studies trying to calculate how much warming is natural variation and how much is human-caused greenhouse gas driven depend on the global computer climate models. Thus, they are subject to the same problems of uncertain inputs and missing parts of the climate system as are the predictions of future temperature rise as greenhouse gas concentrations rise.
AKAIK the most significant currently-identified problems are (a) apparently the estimates of atmospheric particulate concentrations for the 20th century were too high; to "retro-predict" the correct 20th century temperatures, the models' sensitivity was essentially turned up and (b) nobody yet has much of a scientific clue as to how the many types and locations of clouds figure into things.
Some Germans CAN do it -- isn't Mercedes using a urea-based system successfully? It's just that VW didn't want to spend the money on that.
Raising one to Lester, his family and friends, and to John for fleshing out more of Lester's backstory. Vultures got game!
I'm a repeat donor to DonorsChoose projects. This story's parenthetical note of DC's policies that raise costs are valid, but the emphasis on Google is not.
In my experience, plenty more teachers request iPads and Macs than Chromebooks. In addition, writing materials' costs are low enough that they can be self-funded by teachers or the parents/community, while technology is much harder to fund locally. Since Chromebooks are MUCH more cost-effective than iPads or traditional laptops, I see the request for a few Chromebooks as a fiscally-sound request by a teacher.
One aspect of many funding requests that annoys me is requests for new, full-price books in this era of easy availability of MUCH cheaper used books.
Finally, the "choice" part of DC's name is a key check -- donors themselves get to choose which projects to fund (or not).
As with other commenters here, I swore off Netgear over a decade ago. Not only was their firmware buggy, but they clearly had decided not to invest much time or effort on updating/fixing firmware, even on so-called "business-class" products. The only Netgear items I keep around are their unmanaged ethernet hubs/switches, because they're dirt cheap and don't have any user-changeable firmware.
More like your neighbor stealing your car rather than a frisbee. The drones cost something like $200k apiece, and are sovereign US vessels, even though unmanned.
No need -- just activate the ancient alien machine hidden under Mars' surface.
Starting back in the 80s, OfficeDepot/Officemax (the 2nd and 3rd rank chains recently merged) and Staples drove all the little stationary / office supply stores out of business as part of the "big box store" revolution. They provided one-stop shopping, good prices, and often helpful advice, and made good profits as they took over the SOHO & small/medium business supply market.
Over the last decade, these big box stores have been hit hard as internet shopping (especially Amazon) plus Costco have provided better prices, cheap/fast delivery to the premises, and a wider range of good quality products. Businesses (and most consumers) aren't stupid, so Office Depot (especially!) and Staples have been hanging on by a thread. Clearly, Office Depot seems to be getting desperate.
PS - many people not comfortable with technology developed good impressions of Office Depot / Staples as helpful places to buy technology during their growth, and have not yet learned that the situation has changed.
Earthlink is an ISP.
It would seem that race is irrelevant in your example, rather geography or household income or credit score would be the relevant factors. What's your point?
How exactly does an ISIS "Drone" attack an A-10??? In the Gulf War, they made it back with big chunks of wings and stabilizers shot off -- doesn't seem "VERY susceptible" at all.
I think there was a recent report about defeating ASLR by looking at the addresses in the branch address cache and matching those with the known structure of the OS, thus figuring out the current OS layout in memory.
Leaving aside that the 32GB phone is reported to have a read speed *double* that of the higher-capacity phone, it's my understanding that flash drives typically achieve faster write speeds by writing to multiple flash modules in parallel, since individual flash module write speeds are so slow compared to their read speeds. This can be seen in the read/write speed specs by drive size within many SSD lines.
If a single flash module in these phones is 32GB (as seems likely), then the 256GB phone model would have 8 such modules, resulting in 8x parallelism on write, and a predicted write speed 8x that of the 32GB model. Fits the data, doesn't it? No resort to a "cheap flash" conspiracy needed. :)
It was my belief that the initial lander signal loss upon re-entry was due not to it being overwhelmed by "plasma noise", but rather to the plasma blocking signal propagation. A quick web search reveals a paper from the 1960s discussing ways to overcome the plasma blackout which suggests that the main issue is that the plasma strongly *refracts* radio signals so they do not reach the ground.
Any commentards have actual knowledge about this?
PM claims "While true at one time, none of this matters now since all four rely on LTE."
In the US, not every spot has the latest LTE coverage, and LTE uses a number of different bands, not all of which are supported by a given phone model. Thus, it is common for US cell phones to actually use GSM/CDMA to make voice calls, and to often fall back into using older data protocols.
The story claims "...something that the company often does, complete with a quid pro quo that it will hide negative reviews in return ". This claim could be true, but Yelp has always denied that it offers such a quid pro quo -- can El Reg provide any links to actual evidence that Yelp offers such quids pro quo?
In fairness, though, most of these in-orbit bio experiments are not very good science. Their main function is to make the public think that the manned space program is producing some scientific return-on-investment. Pretty much the only useful bio research in orbit is monitoring the astronauts themselves as to how their bodies degenerate under microgravity/enhanced radiation conditions, and what techniques might ameliorate that. And, of course, how to prevent or stop space-sickness, which still affects 1/3 to 1/2 of astronauts IIRC.
Whoever is assigned capsule-breaching duties should probably first ascertain whether the occupants are indeed "Musketeer" relatives rather than Mouseketeer relatives...
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