Re: What electrons?
>The electrons are still there though.
Probably, until you look
9049 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
>The electrons are still there though.
Probably, until you look
Was able to cause widespread blackouts of solar power.
It's all very well being able to predict them - but what is being done to stop them?
I mean, do you think it's the teachers brainwashing them,
That's why we need more women teachers
It's also how you got a Jewish quota for American universities from the 1920-60s and an unofficial Asian quota today
The biggest institutional challenge for all this diversity?
I have to order the friday afternoon pizza. For the vegan, veggie, halal, not-necessarily kosher or halal but no pork, no pineapple - factions. It's worse than negotiating a middle eastern peace conference.
Looking around my west-coast startup.
We are 10% each Brit, Isreali, Russian, Indian. 30% Asian immigrant, 30% Asian 1st generation native. We have a single WASP native. Pretty much the mix of the local tech community.
Yeah for us, diversity awards all round. Except we don't have any African-Americans, or hispanics - we should be 25% black/hispanic. We have exactly equal numbers of Jews and Muslims but there are 100x as many Muslims in the world as Jews - so we are obviously racist.
We are almost 50:50 male female. But the average salary for the men is >50% higher than the women. That's because the founders, CEO, CTO, CFO and engineers are men. The sales marketing and QA and office staff are all women - so we are obviously sexist.
And white males, especially from financially privileged backgrounds, arrive for interviews with a tottering stack of privilege that others do not have.
That's why we deliberately hire illeterate school drop puts. We found that many of the applicants for chief surgeon had attended elite medical schools.
There was an interview on our local "women in tech" quango. Some poor (financially) women with a non-traditional education background (ie didn't finish school) had been marketed into borrowing $30k for a few week bootcamp to learn programming.
She is then quoted "now when I apply for those jobs I know I have the skills". So when she loses out on the Google internship to somebody who has an MIT CS PhD or some kid who was reading Linux kernel source since the age of 10 and created a new language - it's because of discrimination.
There is a whole field of game theory about optimising the number of guards if you are a less-than-totally democratic leader. Too few and the other guys can get you, too many and the chance of being offed by one of your own bodyguards increases.
Chugs or Whooshes ?
You vastly underestimate the survivability of big ships with watertight compartments.
You vastly underestimate the effect of a mine when you are allowed to use nuclear warheads in them.
>One is flight ops, the other is ship ops.
Do they also have segregated canteens and bathrooms?
Or you just organise a strike at the Turkish sub-contractor that is the only place that services the only plane that can fly on it.
Cue Vera Lyn background music.....
Tally-ho chaps off to beat the hun.
Sorry we can't.
We subcontracted the spitfire air-worthiness inspection to an outfit in Poland and we keep getting somebody speaking German when we call them.
British Indian Ocean Territories
So the US army shouldn't use any drone that uses ARM, it might be a plot by the Brits to take back control
The drones use wifi. If you are the US military operating in a middle eastern war zone, you are probably not connected to free starbucks wifi.
I would expect you to have the necessary firewall to notice, and preferably block, a connection from your drone to www.secret-spydrone-hq.cn
It has an onboard map of restricted zones (it is only a vector perimeter so compresses very well) they don't constantly request ATC permission from the Chinese government live while flying around your back garden. They are required to update the list online regularly
>Mirroring the database has its own security concerns, as people will look for changes to know exactly where "interesting" things are happening.
Yes, like printing "secret restricted area" in large letters on roadmaps - but they still do it.
A drug cart in an emergency room has a lock, it's a weedy little lock sufficent to stop some passer by helping themselves. It isn't proof against a prolonged attack by a group of bank robbers. If you wanted to make the drug cart proof against a directed attack by a state level attacker it would be just a little bit more expensive and inconvenient to use.
But it doesn't need to be because it is installed in an area where access is relatively controlled and people are watching it.
The same with the scanner, it should be protected by the hospital's network security. If they want to put it on a public facing net then they are going to have to pay for a military grade secured system and have to deal with the inconvenience of the necessary access controls.
They are also going to have to pay for the weeks/months of testing necessary everytime Windows releases an update and the downtime while the scanner is disconnected until the patch has been tested.
Or alternately get people to worry that solar power causes millions of neutrinos, just like those from nuclear reactors, to pass through their bodies
Money. VCs don't travel and their lawyers don't like to do an work - so the US funding vastly outnumbers Canadian sources. So most good people head south.
This is for startups, you can't sponsor yourself for H1B. And nobody except megacorps and Tata get H1Bs anyway.
To stop the investor visa trick where you bring $1M investment from china and then immediately pay someone in China $1M for services - this required you to have investment from US VCs. This gave the VCs a small advantage in negotations - since the founder's visa was dependent on accepting the deal the VC offered.
In reality the system was so incompetent you have to think conspiracy. Here in Canada there are lots of US startup visa "refugees". Stories of applications being rejected because they didn't have a fax number, or had to have a US bank account before being allowed into the county, or their name on their paperwork didn't match the US online forms - which wouldn't allow non-Latin characters.
Very useful to Google.
Buy their ads and they will appear on sites, buy ads through anyone else and Google's ad blocker will block them. Handy having a monopoly
>(I'll be sticking with uBlock though)
I'm guessing that rival ad-blockers will soon be out of the Chrome store.
We did however try: by having the army and intelligence service supporting the other side's terrorists, by having a police force so closely allied to those terrorists that it was hard to see the difference. By having an entire country divided on religious grounds. By introducing internment, removing jury trials and having decades where the judicial standards for prosecution where simply "irish and in the same city".
Shouldn't be too difficult to dust off the same effective policies and r\catholic\muslim\g
>I'm sure CESG have ensured that Amber Rudd's computers and communication devices are secure,
Well they got BT to check, who subbed the job out to Huawei, who asked their bosses if they needed to spy on her - they laughed.
The recent attacks were by a couple of lone nutters who thought that the UK and USA governments hated them, their people and their religion.
The attacks in Manchester and London weren't planned in a secret underground war room in Afghanistan with secret battle plans sent by secret encrypted communication.
That's fine for targetting criminals and terrorists but it's a real pain when you need to spy on everyone in the country. Remember if you are a Tory cabinet minister it isn't paranoia - there actually are 65million people out there after you.
Seeking foreign elected office loses you your American citizenship.
It became a bit of a scam for billionaire ex-pat Americans trying to skip tax, they would stand for mayor of some Caribbean island. In the same way that MPs apply to be 'royal nutpicker of the new forest" as a way to resign
"We spent years trying to make intelligent systems" says Prof Simon Williams from the Institute of Studies, but there was much greater demand for stupidity. The natural supply of stupid people couldn't keep up with the demands of millions of internet comment feeds - so we had to invent an automated system.
When cousins marry ?
This is linux, it is installed from Ubuntu
It is merely running alongside Windows.
Modern operating systems allow you to run binaries for different subsystems at the same time. It's what happens when you have an OS descended from the proper OS created by the experts at DEC rather than one descended from a bodge cooked up by a couple of guys on their own DEC.
Great for data science work. You can run awk/grep/paste etc on Windows generated files without tying yourself in knots trying to get all the slashes and quote right
To be fair you need an existing admin to create a user starting with a number (which most don't because back in the day it wasn't allowed) then they need to create a Unit file with that user specified as owner, then the user needs to get root anyway to get write access to that Unit file to do anything.
r leaving only a few thousand bytes for the text of the source program.
So only enough to fly to and land on the moon ?
Actually a ridiculous comparison. It's a few 1000bytes of python source -a language where a web server takes a couple of lines
Call me when a computer can play Mornington Crescent
All that is true for the stock firmware.
But not the hacked version that your local police/security service/ex-boyfriend/wife's divorce lawyer or internet stalker installs through a security flaw
volatile = no, super fscking scary = yes
The ability to discharge all the cars stored energy in a few microseconds might lead to interesting failure modes that make a mere Li-Po runaway seem fun.
If you had discovered any wonderful mathematical proofs you could write them in the margin
In another test QuinetiQ attached a camera and 2 car batteries to a badger and fired it an airliner. The result calls for badgers to be culled to protect the aviating public
There are two kinds of police. Corrupt police and accessories after the fact
So if I committed 1000s of crimes and then issued a report saying that "mistakes had happened", "measures would be put in place" and "lessons were being learned" - you would be fine with that ?
Or do you think the police might be a little more proactive ?
The poster was a silicon valley CEO, they aren't going to understand advanced technology like VPNs
The London Horniman Museum was almost forced to close since schools were blocked from arranging a visit.
I must have missed that episode - what precisely did he pickup on Wimbledon Common?
I assume one just hacks the CCTV
Having government do everything is a surefire way to get very little for a whole lot.
The work will still be done by a NASA approved defense contractor, at "taxpayer is paying" rates, after it has been approved and overseen by NASA managers in 6 different states.
The crowdsourcing is just putting up the money
So, people must learn not to just trust one source, but to seek out many sources and make their own minds up.
Or you can just check The Daily Mail Online and believe the exact opposite
So the convenient labour saving gadget was fine - you were just clapping wrong?
I don't see how you can fault the accuracy of their AI in recreating English customer service
No need, as long as the contract says "source code is available" you are covered.
It's like backups, so long as they are in the requirements you don't need to check them, test recovery or even perform them
Compared to tattoos, piercings, silicone (rather than silicon) implants ?
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