Re: Could have been worse.
Nope, that happened too. To the tune of $250 M, most but not all of which has been recovered.
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Nope, that happened too. To the tune of $250 M, most but not all of which has been recovered.
It's been a few years since I read The Godfather but I'm pretty sure one of the schemes was to run a shipping company using overloaded trucks and also have the road repair contracts for the routes the trucks ran on.
The BoC is not that kind of "Bank". It is Canada's central bank, analogous to the Fed. Duties include formulating monetary policy and promotion of a safe, sound financial system in Canada.
Considering how stable our banking system has been here compared to our neighbours to the south, probably makes sense to pay attention to what the BoC has to say.
I can quite easily rattle off the long-dead phone numbers for my old mates from when I was but a young lass. Can't remember my own cell phone number ... that I've had for at least five years.
1. Preheat oven to 350 F / 180 C
2. Place non-stick cookie sheet in oven, preferably with some nice chocolate chip cookie batter on it
3. Bake for 14 min or until cookies lightly browned
4. Remove cookie sheet from oven without the aid of oven mitts
Will remove your finger prints for about two weeks, but that's okay because you'll need more cookies by then!
Faraday Caged Heat
And TV broadcasting company and radio broadcasting company and magazine publisher and sports team and venue owner and bank and credit card company and home security monitoring company and customer rewards program company and marketing company and onetime real estate brokerage (sold off) and digital media streaming company (shuttered).
You might want to re-read the part of the article warning against using free VPN services. You may also be interested to learn that Opera Software is now owned by the Chinese company Golden Brick Capital Private Equity Fund I Limited Partnership.
Probably not a good idea to have faith in Synology. They are still promoting said products on their website:
And the resellers the Synology website sends you to are still reselling:
Lots of great Yiddish words out there, "dreck" being only one of them. The term "glitch" (to slip, nose-dive) is also Yiddish.
The "car" was a stripped shell without even a proper seat. No transmission (straight chain drive off the engine to the rear axle), no radiator, 500 ml fuel capacity, hard rubber tires and no suspension. This thing was never driven far enough or hard enough to need a cooling system!
In real-world conditions I can go faster further and more comfortably more safely using my bicycle, and instead of requiring nasty petrol I can do it powered only by 500 ml of 5% ABV 100% eco-friendly barley-based fuel.
Literally already happened. In left-leaning Ontario. In 2009.
To get really pedantic, the term "red shift" is NOT interchangeable with "the Doppler Effect" as it INCLUDES shift from the Doppler effect AND other effects such as the shift due to the expansion of the universe (cosmological redshift).
In this specific case I believe "blueshift" or "negative redshift" would be the best term to use. One cannot exclude a contribution to the wavelength shift caused by the gravitational effects of falling into a black hole.
My first thought on seeing the headline was "Lewis is back!"
Guzman was busted after his lackeys ordered tacos for delivery. Dos cervesas frias por favor.
They don't in fact lose hair, it just migrates...
...to the eyebrows, nose, and ears.
"The atomic weight of xenon is about 131 so 20kg is very roughly 1/6th of a mole."
You might want to double-check that. You're off by an order of magnitude or three.
As everyone rants and raves about Microsoft trying to force a stealth Windows 10 update and "telemetry" on them, I find myself hating my old Vista notebook less and less.
Firearm Homicides: 11 208 (all homicides 16 121)
Firearm Suicides: 21 175 (all suicides 41 149)
Firearm Accidental Discharge Deaths: 505
Firearm Discharge Death, Undetermined Intent: 281
All Firearms Deaths: 33 636
Unintentional Falls Deaths: 30 208
Unintentional Poisoning Deaths: 38 851
All Injury Deaths: 192 945
So sorry for the sentence spacing but El Reg comments set a paragraph break after every hard return. Anyone know how to do a soft return here?
It's not a bug it's a feature.
Disabled in 2000.
The thing is slow slow slow. Significantly slower than what it replaces. Slower even than Micron's very first SATA 6Gb/s drive. As slow as spinning rust under some workloads.
Regardless, it is enough sand that, poured directly on top of the judges, they would quickly change their tune with regards to the insignificance of a trillion grains of sand.
Wait, what's that noise I hear overhead? -->
I think he is referring to this:
"Don't trust your data to a non-HTTPS lookup site"
There have been instances where a Lotto ticket was a good investment. Here in Canada we have a Lotto that costs $5 for 3 plays with a 1 in 28.6 million odds of winning a (sometimes) $50 M jackpot with overflow into a series of up to 50 $1 M prizes.
So, wait for a big pot paid for by others and then buy just over 9.5 M cards at a total cost of $48 M and you can cover ALL possible winning combinations as well as collecting all of the overflow prizes. Even if you have to split the jackpot and several overflow prizes you still come out ahead.
He's not blind due to ethanol being an antidote for methanol poisoning. Methanol is not particularly toxic in and of itself, but is converted by alcohol dehydrogenase into formaldehyde (not good) and then aldehyde dehydrogenase converts that into formic acid (really really bad). Flooding the system with ethanol blocks this and gives the kidneys time to excrete the methanol.
Don't try to use methanol ingestion to get a free slug of ethanol at your local hospital, though. There is a specific alcohol dehydrogenase inhibitor available, so ethanol is no longer used as a medical treatment. The other treatment is dialysis, which in an emergency situation entails the placement of a temporary dialysis catheter. They are freaking huge and get shoved into blood vessels in the neck or groin with the aid of things like wires, stiffeners and dilators.
I wonder, would you reconsider your position knowing that the robotic approach lowers your risk of urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction after prostatectomy?
Expect creaks and moans from the suspension esp. when a storm is a comin', difficultly focusing the near-vision cameras, and generalized failure of both solid and liquid waste disposal systems. This will result in a steady stream of reports on said failures intermixed with retransmission of data collected in 2005-2006, and funny stories from a trip long ago when he and his brother left home for the last time.
So ... Windows 10 is Microsoft's way of teabagging users old and new?
(quick Google search)
Huh, krill also. Have an upvote. Minor correction though, zooplankton is a trophic group so doesn't need to be microscopic to fall in this group. Jellies are zooplankton.
Nope. Central to aerobic metabolism is the TCA or Kreb's Cycle. The enzymes involved are critical to cell function, such core functions tend to be very highly conserved. There is not much difference between us and fish here, and fish do not have multiple sets of TCA enzymes optimized for different temperature ranges. Swapping enzymes can't change the underlying physics: chemical reactions occur more slowly at lower temperatures. That's why even a small boost to core temp is such an advantage for a predatory fish, as it can then outrun both its competition and prey.
His handle is Johnny Canuck, so I suspect he lives a bit to the north
Easy, just change the name to Skipe. Conveniently someone in Redmond already owns Skipe.com
US v. Lanza 260 U.S. 377 (1922):
"[A]n act denounced as a crime by both national and state sovereignties is an offense against the peace and dignity of both, and may be punished by each."
Not saying it's fair...
I think you are confusing Adobe Acrobat with Adobe Flash Player. One opens PDFs the other opens up a world of hurt.
Yes, we even have Spaceport Canada you can use! Perfect for putting LOHAN into a polar orbit, in fact. Just mind the polar bears and mosquitoes. Oh, and the black flies that can bite you through your jeans. Oh, and there's a few (hundred) small lakes you may wish to avoid, as well as a modest-sized bay (admittedly attached to a larger but still modest one, not like that gaudy Bay of Bengal). Oh, and it's been shuttered for a decade or two. Oh, and you can't drive there on account of the lack of a road. Oh, and ...
"attackers could target the system from anywhere in the world and with sufficient but not tremendous levels of skill could automate the hacking."
My takeaway from the article:
Point 1. A classical system can behave just like a quantum system. What we think of as "quantum" systems may actually have classical underpinnings.
Point 2. The failure of "quantum computing" may therefore be that the underpinning is in fact a classical system and not "quantum" at all. In this case, adding more qubits does not help any more than adding conventional computing units.
Nope. That's called "off-label" use, doesn't mean you can receive another patent. What you CAN do is change something (e.g. the salt used), devise a new drug-delivery system (e.g. slow-release or liposomal) or combine with another drug and patent that, with the new indication (requires FDA rubber stamp of approval). Then you can market the patented reformulation as treating the new indication, whereas the generic cannot be marketed as such.
The dose and duration is listed in the Methods section.
Nah, very clearly it's white on gold.
Wrong. The NSA has not only a Signals Intelligence mission but also an Information Assurance mission. This most definitely operates within the borders of the United States.
Interestingly, this part of their mission includes, by Executive Order 12333 (amended by EO 13470) "to maintain or strengthen privacy and civil liberties protections".
When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
Robert A. Heinlein
Clearly no longer relevant.
Seriously, their rep is named "Tom Cheshire"? Methinks someone in GCHQ is a Lewis Caroll fan.
The government of Saudi Arabia is classified as an Absolute Monarchy, where the monarch has an absolute monopoly on power. A Dictatorship on the other hand is a form of government where political authority is monopolized by a single person. See the difference?
According to The Economist, Saudi Arabia is as democratic a country as Myanmar (Military Dictatorship), and LESS democratic than Iran and Syria. Criticism or even perceived criticism of the government results in imprisonment and torture. As in, if I was in Saudi Arabia right now I could expect to disappear into a deep dark hole only seeing the light of day for my weekly public floggings just for hitting the "Submit" button after I finish typing this sentence.
You are not "spectacularly refined", sir. You are an ass.
STFU, RTFA then fix one yourself you lazy whining putz.
Had to dump Chrome from my old Sammie netbook (Win7 32 bit 2GB) recently as it started to crash frequently. Previously had been stable. Thought it was just my system.
No issues with FF.
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