Am I the only one who thinks efflouent when I read this ?
Very probably, although others might be thinking effluent...
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Currently, passport and driving licences aren't linked. Two separate offices, two separate renewals, you can't use your driving licence photo on your passport or vice-versa
Sadly this is no longer true. I recently helped my daughter apply for her first driving license, and the online application form had a tick-box for "Use my Passport Photo".
EDIT: Whoops! NorthernMonkey beat me to it.
On three different occasions, with three different developers, I've had the pleasure of trying to recover and clean a mail server after they've written a try..catch in their code which sent any errors to the company alert email address - but didn't put any logic in to see whether the email had already been sent.
The record was 176,000 emails sitting in the queue of the local environment MTA, waiting to be sent to our main email server after the developer set a site running on a Friday afternoon, and I didn't get a warning until Sunday night. One email a second for over 48 hours, dammit!
That'll be the rape accusations that he was interviewed about in Sweden at the time, case was closed and they said he could leave the country.
It's amazing how people can rewrite the facts to suite themselves. Assange was interviewed by the Swedes, and then, whilst their due process was taking place, and after giving assurances that he wouldn't attempt to leave the country, he skipped to the UK, at which point the European Arrest Warrant was issued. At no point did the Swedes say he was free to leave.
I doubt she would have been cancer-free having plutonium against her neck since 1957.
When I was six or seven, I was bought my first wristwatch - a Timex if I remember correctly - which had each hour marker, and all three hands (hour, minute and second) painted in Radium paint to glow in the dark.
A few years later, in a school physics lab, we were introduced to a Geiger counter, which registered my watch quite strongly!
I had been wearing all that radioactive goodness every day for a number of years, as I'm sure many other people of my generation will have done.
Cables in the ground are designed to stand in water. Pits fill with water.
In my (UK) experience, the legacy underground copper telephone cables - the major trunk cables with 100 pair / 200 pair - are polyethylene sheathed with a foil wrap as a moisture barrier, then a paper wrap, then the cores with PTFE insulation, and are filled with petroleum jelly.
These are pretty resistant to water, but the polyethylene does become porous over extended time periods.
The bigger problem is where joints are introduced, these are commonly sealed in a Polyethylene tube with liquid resin poured into formers at the cable entries, then wrapped in self-amalgamating tape and latterley heat-shrink tubing. These tend to lose their watertight properties quite quickly.
It's rare,in the UK for armoured cable to be used in ductwork.
to foster an internet environment where security - at least to the level that HTTPS can provide - is something the average user doesn't need to concern themselves with
I appreciate that.
But what they will achieve, instead, is that the end user will see scary warnings when browsing perfectly innocent, and safe, websites.
The way to prevent the inappropriate use of the data is to stop using it inappropriately; not to stop the data being collected in the first place.
Well no, not necessarily, the gathering of the data might be inappropriate too.
In today's society, it seems to be the default assumption that you should collect as much data as you can about everything and everybody.
Sometimes, it would be good if organisations stopped and thought about whether they actually should be doing that, or if they really need to do that.
Petite tranchet arrowheads go back to the Mesolithic which was a few thousand years beyond the C15th.
Oh yes of course, I wasn't trying to suggest that the bow and arrow were a new idea in the 15th Century, rather that they were still considered a decisive weapon at that point.
It wasn't until the late 15th that firearms were starting to be used on battlefields in Europe, and of course initially only as bloody big cannon, not hand-weapons.
I'm not sure when it did originate
10th century, according to various sources - it is originally of French / Norman origin, long before the Grimms happened upon it.
For context, the Chinese were just beginning to use fire lances at the start of the 11th century.
The Battle of Agincourt, which was notable for the mass use of the longbow as a decisive weapon, wasn't until 1415, (15th century) and the first hand-held firearms appeared in Europe a decade or two later.
Yes, she would for initial investigations. But as he was shot facing her, it'd be self defence and she'd be let off.
Really? Going on recent history in the UK, she'd more likely have been convicted of illegal possession of a firearm, attempted manslaughter, and parental neglect...
I'm a bit older than five and I've never learnt how to catch a ball.
Tell you what, I'll change my statement to read "most five year olds" how's that?
And the point is, that robotics and AI are nowhere near achieving even the basic building blocks of the systems which would be necessary to enable a robot to catch a ball.
Boston Dynamics Atlas robot has just about mastered the basics of walking, running and jumping without falling over, But it's not autonomous, it has no reasoning, and cannot even identify if a ball is thrown at it, never mind catch it.
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