The OS use WGS84? I think not !
The Airy spheroid was good enough for our great-great-grandfathers...
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The OS use WGS84? I think not !
The Airy spheroid was good enough for our great-great-grandfathers...
If Scotland had got independence from the fascist English oppressors it would now officially be at least twice as high
But it will require the specialist to return to their office to check the image on their secure terminal, or rather range of terminals since every hospital, insurer, ct scanner manufacturer etc will have their own incompatible system. This will result in a $500 bill for looking at your image.
So you will first have to fill out 20pages of forms approving this, and the doctor will have to get approval for the consult from 3 insurance companies (if in the US) or from a dozen hospital managers, budget committees and PPI consultants if in the UK/Oz/Canada.
In the meantime they will just email a picture of the wound to a colleague's phone
They can simply force Apple to hand over their code signing key, then the Feds can outsource the actual coding to anybody.
But you can update the keyboard driver to copy all password keystrokes to FBI headquarters
But the iPhone 6 and 7 aren't invulnerable from this setting precedent which says the feds can use a 200 year old law to force Apple to "do anything it takes to enable access" = fit a backdoor
The US forces Apple, Apple's share price drops.
Google / Facebook / Amazon's price also drops because they will be next.
All of the SP500 growth is these 4 companies - so you trigger another "Great Financial Crash" - except this time you caused it.
Then you try and run for president in November .
Work for a medical device company and had to buy a bunch of stuff for a US trade show on Amazon.com - to be delivered to my hotel. Latex Gloves, surgical masks, cable ties, duct tape, garbage bags, a 110-220V transformer....
I'm tempted to add copies of "Silence of the Lambs" and Manhunter and a few serial killer biogs just to freak out any FBI algorithms.
Surely the ship should be allowed to choose its own name ?
You just need a Google AI mind installed
AC it isn't about protecting you from American 3letter agencies.
Even without data being offshored your own national spy agency will happily hand over the data to them. It's about the US having no rules about what companies can do with the data.
NHS medical records and prescription data get sent to a US company that aggregates them and decides that you are a poor health risk, they sell this info to your bank who decide that your life insurance or mortgage rates are going up.
Your alcohol purchases and vehicle use data from ANPR cameras get sold to your car insurance company. In the Eu they cant use this personal data - but they can ask now for advice on your premium from their US office.
It's worth noting that 30,000 Americans kill themselves on the roads every year.
But the "set radius of an airport" can get a little silly.
Here they included the harbour (because seaplanes fly out of it), downtown (helipads) and hospitals as airports - and the rule is no drones within 5mi of an "airport" so drones are banned for 2million people in the city. And the rules don't specify what is a drone.
If it is better to be safe than sorry, I recommend a ban on guns within 5mi of the same "airports"
Tell them you fully support their employee monitoring and you will yourself be constantly videoing your time on site, their health and safety procedures, their staff behaviour and will be insisting on an audit of their manager's expenses and the company's VAT and income tax returns.
They used Windows. That was the point of the article. You sell Office on Mac to show that Windows+Office isn't a monopoly - but don't support the feature that makes it usable.
It's like when Formula 1 engine makers had to supply their engines to another team so the races were "competitive", so Ferrari only sold it's engine to the Scunthorpe Morris dancers factory team.
Pah, tory wimps. I see your Ms May and raise Darth Blunkett
But the trial judge gets to decide what is admissible.
And since many judges are really on the side of the criminal and deeply distrust the police - they regularly throw out corrupt evidence.
Visited their lab in Bristol. I was late and busting for a pee - didn't see the reception desk so followed somebody through the big sliding glass doors toward the cafe I spied in the distance.
5min and a bit relieved later I tried to find reception to sign in.
It was the other side of the big glass doors
Which wouldn't open from the inside (?)
And which reception wouldn't open to let me out
So had to wait for security to come and ask what I was doing in there.
Fortunately their ideas about how to do cloud was so laughably incompetent (you FTP your data to a server ad then telnet in to run a java app) that I never had to go back.
The unicorn+VC model worked because one VC putting in money raised the value as far as all the other VCs were concerned - the actual business was irrelevant.
They also had preference shares which guaranteed their profits - so long as they weren't the last one putting money in. I believe the system was described by the notable economist Ponzi.
"when you don't know what something's worth, you don't know whether you are getting a good deal or a bad deal,"
Isn't that what you are paid the big $$$ for ?
If you only want to put money in something where you know what it will be worth - buy 20year treasury bonds. But good luck charging 20% fees for that.
That's exactly their problem.
As soon as America wins this the Chinese, Russians, UK, Iranians and Belgians are going to demand the same.
Apple could make a different version for each country and give them unique keys - but if the US is going to demand keys to any phone then the same keys will work for the Belgians. So the ruling will give those Belgians access to the phone of every American politician.
We will be eating our Freedom Fries with mayonaise by christmas.
>I hope you're being sarcastic here
Sarcasm, on a website for British sysadmins ? Never !
America is a modern freedom loving democracy with a constitution and the rule of law. They aren't going to use anti-terrorism laws to crack down on journalists or people fibbing about where their kids should go to school like some tin-pot 3rd world monarchy.
Which was itself just a story to cover up the real tactic of dropping bombs at random on any target they fancy and claiming they terrorist_target_of_the_day afterwards
>How can IBM management not spot the obvious?
Cut staff - share price goes up - bonus based on share price, not increasing losses. = Obvious
Not believing that Ms May is always right is a legitimate reason ...
That is essentially the law in France. In theory you need the written permission of everyone in Paris if you take a photo from the top of the Eiffel tower.
Since that would be ridiculous - it is only actually enforced for pictures of politicians doing anything naughty.
The crooks could just pay a few quid to the DVLA and be given the man's address with just a licence plate. Or if they didn't want to deal with official channels, "a drink" to one of the local boys in blue should give them the information
You precisely base fines to hurt the company - otherwise it isn't a deterrent.
Suppose the fine for a bank robbery was = the money stolen, less wear and tear on shotguns, stocking depreciation etc.
Now if only they had clippy
They may not be able to launch something without blowing up astronauts, or recover craft without blowing up astronauts - but you can't argue with Nasa TV production values or the artistic quality of their mission patches and T-shirts.
Looks like SpaceX has a way to go.
Probably too expensive to tow the barge to the middle of nebraska
Add privacybadger to the list
It's not perfect but it does show that what techies care about most is getting/giving the right answer.
You don't get a high rep because you went to Eton, or you have more twitter followers or more FB friends, or a Gruniad column.
>My opponent at this moment is an i.MX28 ARM board
Have you tried buying it flowers and empathizing with it ?
>we need to know if you are male or female, Mr/Ms. Other
Presumably the mini-skirt will allow that
And yet the largest and fastest growing tech site is stackoverflow.com
Created to help millions of people with their programming problems and now wildly successful helping them with problems in every other area
But the 2/3 is only possible because doctors have always created a caring nuturing welcoming environment free of the cult of secret knowledge, overbearing self-opinion and ego
Why the fsck would a music player have a shuffle ?
You paid money for an album but think the artists not only didn't care about the order of the tracks but you think random would improve it?
I assume that if you press shuffle on a Pink Floyd album the computer does a hard reset out of pure shame.
Anyone else suspicious that all the inventory was transferred to the new division at $0 then sold for a big discount to get customers and booked as a massive profit.
Unless they charged you 20quid for the text message - it isn't really from the bank
If you read the statement they are making specific claims about large scale storage system but then say it WOULD be nice if they invented something for cars.
So far ARPA and Argonne NL research into replacing Li-Ion batteries hasn't got very far
>The one massive problem with ALL renewable power sources is that the are INTERMITTENT and can not supply base load.
So imagine if your base load was a million battery packs.
With enough electric cars and a smart charger that would sell power back to the grid you wouldn't need base load at all.
Or introduce them to powerpoint.
Advantage is that it also works on people
>Re: Ad-BLOCKERS are a protection racket??
As he explains in the statement rather than the link bait headline.
Ad-blockers which charge companies to be on the white list are a potential abuse.
Imagine if BT installed a network wide system that replaced the ads that were paying for the sites with their own ads - there would be much grumbling on el'reg
Netflix is worth $40Bn. Isn't the BBC content better than Netflix? What if they were global ?
The research will also be available to any civilian makers of supersonic cruise missiles
The major limitation of the seaplanes here is that they can only land in daylight.
Jolly difficult to make landing lights on the water
So an airport that can only operate form 8:00 to 3:00 in winter is a challenge
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