I'm sure I can see a face carved in that cliff-side.
3335 posts • joined 19 May 2010
I was going to post exactly the same thing, the inside of these devices are so electronically noisy that the chances that you can effectively isolate the particular signal associated with encryption / decryption seems remote.
Unfortunately this has been very typical of the Obama administration.
Did you actually read the article, at all? The roots of this go back way before the current administration, and have absolutely nothing to do with who is the current President.
But you seem to have a problem with Obama, so it must be personally all his fault.
I suppose you blame him for the fact I had a shit summer this year, as well.
According to Universe Today, a paper has just been accepted that outlines how a reactionless propulsion system – a system that requires no propellant to gain momentum – could generate enough thrust to power a spacecraft faster than the speed of light.
This is a nonsensical statement. Leaving aside the veracity or otherwise of the reactionless propulsion system, it doesn't matter how much power / thrust you have, you cannot accelerate anything in normal space-time faster than the speed of light.
Maybe HSBC think they'll get more new customers if the suckers don't see inside their local branch first.
You're lucky to have a local branch, ours closed in July, so our "local" branch is now 20 miles away.
Of course, HSBC is happy to believe that all the local pensioners who previously used the branch have cars or use the internet...
I don't know why you got a downvote for that, you are absolutely correct, an emergency vehicle should never force other road users to pass a red light.
That said, in the UK properly trained emergency drivers will ideally either attempt to pass the lights on the other side of the road if safe to do so, or sit in the traffic with their audible warnings switched off until the lights change, so as not to terrorise other drivers.
Unfortunately, in very busy city centres though, it just isn't practical for an emergency vehicle to courteously wait for drivers to do the right thing, as often people will insist on queueing at the lights in both lanes even though an emergency vehicle is behind them.
...and then hit the brakes, slowing to a speed that impedes progress but isn't slow enough to make overtaking easier.
It's not just traffic going the same way, the usual cause of swearing for me is that the first vehicle in opposing traffic sees you coming, and slows down and pulls over, the vehicle following then immediately tries to overtake, then sees you at last minute and screeches to a halt in the middle of the road, completely blocking the carriageway.
replicate the behaviour of humans, most of whom will readily move out of the way of emergency vehicles?
That doesn't tie in with my experience...
"replicate the behaviour of humans, most of whom never notice emergency vehicles until they are 3 feet from their windscreen" would be nearer the reality.
I agree with Mage, rescue organisations should not expect normal civil infrastructure to still exist after a natural disaster like this. The International Red Cross is a well funded, well organised group, who should have their own communications ability.
In the UK the local Red Cross and St John Ambulance have their own VHF / UHF radio gear, as well as access to RAYNET etc.
extremist Muslims represent the most likely source of terrorist activity in the UK.
30 to 40 years ago, you could have said "extremist Irish Catholics represent the most likely source of terrorist activity in the UK."
I wonder if you would have been one to encourage the view that anyone Irish or a Catholic was therefore likely to be a terrorist?
Terrorists often co-opt a religious or political ideal to justify their acts, but it doesn't mean that they represent the views of normal followers of that religion or ideal.
What could possibly go wrong here?
the tech support were unable to find the problem and asked me my cPanel (in fact my account's) password!
I don't see that this is something to get worked up over?
Wouldn't it be worse if tech support had their own login to your cPanel, or, even worse, were just able to look up your password for themselves?
Sorry to reply to you twice, but this has only just struck me:
As much as I respect Musk and SpaceX and their ilk I'm very uncomfortable letting some an important element of our future fall into the hands of private companies.
Do you not see this as an opportunity for Space travel to finally become mainstream?
If you look back at the history of all the world's transport infrastructure, from ships, to railways, to cars, to aircraft, most of the innovation and funding necessary for the advancement of the technology has come from private companies, or even, on occasion, private individuals.
The advancement of space travel has not followed the traditional path of most of those other modes of transport, because it was hijacked by political interests to score points, which gave us the Apollo missions and the Shuttle.
Normally, a new method of transport would start with a few eccentric entrepreneurs, then would become a plaything or diversion for the rich, and finally would attract sufficient commercial investment for it to become available to the masses. This is how cars, railways and aircraft developed, and is how space travel should have developed.
We are now seeing the beginnings of the first stage of this with Musk and Bezos, and Branson is offering the second stage, of being a rich man's toy with his proposed Virgin Galactic flights to LEO.
What we need now is more long term commercial investment in space hardware, until we have the equivalent of Ford or Boeing building spacecraft on a production line.
Err... forgive me if I'm wrong but isn't the International Space Station you know *International*, does NASA even have the right to sell it?
Don't worry, It's "International" only in the sense that the "World Series" only has teams from North America.
Joking apart, you raise a fair point, as whilst NASA is by far the majority stakeholder, they have only paid for about half the total cost of the build and ongoing funding.
I don't see how this can possibly be PCI-DSS compliant.
I know that every year we have a fight with the Pen-Testers because they say our password reset facility on a certain site allows enumeration of valid email addresses. (It doesn't, if you put in a non-existing email address you don't get an email - no message to say whether it was valid or not.)
Maybe they should get a different QA.
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019