Re: Don't be........
But does Osmiumfoil have the same proven shielding effect as proper tinfoil?
201 posts • joined 14 Mar 2011
One of the more obvious (at least to me) reasons to block ads/scripts is not to minimize the load time, but to avoid the premiere delivery method for tasty new exploits to the masses since the ad slingers don't actually check what they are serving up.
One news site, not sure which one I happened to stumble across a while ago did have a very nice opt out of tracking advertising cookies etc. dialog pop up when entering, I gave up when I passed the 200 mark and just left. In addition quite a few of the ones they served up could not be disabled from that site, but had to be separately opted out from from separate sites. Given the volume of crap pushed at us it's not surprising that things grind to a crawl.
Once upon a time Google was a company that I actually liked, nowadays they seem to morph into a more sinister version of the NSA.
I assume that any audit of the GMail codebase would show so many obscene things done to any mail that pass through it that it would almost show on the bottom line result if it got out...
I'm sure internal google audits done years ago have shown that they were clearly not slurping enough information and not correlating it enough in earlier versions, but I'm sure that have been corrected a number of years ago, so by now there's unlikely to be any more missed revenue to be gathered by additional audits.
From an ethical point of view I would say that using the data to try to figure out who an unknown dead person is is probably ok in most cases, of course you can construct cases when it is probably not ok, but in a general sense for the general profile of "Found dead person in a lake who is it" case I have no issue with it. You definitely step over a line when you try to use it to find a suspect. Your ethical mileage may vary.
You are not supposed to hit the side buttons with a hammer! :) My G700 have lasted since early 2011 and it's been flawless apart from needing a new micro switch for the lmb after wearing it out. Apart from that I have had no issues at all with it and that is with heavy use. I guess they may well have changed the design of those parts to be cheaper though. What keeps me stuck with logitech though is the free spinning scroll-wheel that I can't fathom to live without now.
He asked the guy responsible for the application about the error and got told it was nothing to worry about. Unless you have a particular reason to not trust that person then I can't see that he did ANYTHING wrong, you got to remember that error / warning messages can quite often be rather unintelligible unless you know the software rather well. I do hope the application guy got a nice welcome when he got back to work though...
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In the poor chemists defense, in chemistry G is usually something entirely different (Gibbs free energy). To much exposure to one field of science (particularly one involving lots of organic solvents preferably halogenated ones) tend to erode any residual knowledge in other fields.
For my home desktop system I care about one metric when it comes to the cpu and that is performance and price. As long as the heat dissipation is not significantly higher then my current 5930k cpu it's a non issue, exactly what the architecture looks like what lithography process is used in manufacturing, if the manufacturing requires a virgin or unicorn sacrifice is of no concern to me as long as it works and delivers performance. To me integrated graphics is just extra cores that's not on the chip as there's no conceivable way they will outpace a discreet card in the foreseeable future anyway. But I guess intel is desperately trying to convince anyone that will listen that it's not important.
ofcourse the priorities are different when we talk about high density servers etc. but the conclusion is the same It's not important how it's done just that it is. Unfortunately for Intel they have been mostly standing still treading water for some years now.
Mushroom cloud because it's about the correct temperature for a decently overclocked cpu!
High energy muons are remarkably slippery and can pass a kilometer of water without to much trouble. The same thing applies to the ability to pass through a human, megalodon or whale though so I have no clue about how much energy are dumped into a nearby dna molecule when the muon zips by.
I think we can safely ignore the neutrinos though as you have to be inside the surface of the star to recieve a lethal dose of neutrino radiation from the supernova and unless the megalodons were surfing on the stars hitchhikers guide to the galaxy style they were probably not in any danger in that regard.!
There's also the possibility that as the codebase grows older it gets harder and harder to maintain as there are fixes changes redesigns and tweeks all over what in the beginning was nice clear and easy to understand code. I guess a large part of the windows codebase could realy do with a rewrite, sadly you tend to never get the time to do that as you need to get new shiny feature (that makes the code even worse) out to make the beancounters happy.
Given that quite a few networks around the world use Ericsson equipment and not every network seems to have fallen over quite this bad, I would guess it's something to do with network size / design that aggravate the issue for some, if that's the case it's probably not that easy to catch in a test environment. :(
As I'm Swedish I'm contractually obliged to try and protect Ericsson...
The main issue with all the escalating surveillance nonsense is that it will have negligible effect on stopping terrorism, and when they realize that they will ask for even more powers. There have never in the history of police organisations been one that said that it didn't need more powers.
The fact that the politicians that are supposed to say NO to them seems to be losing IQ points at an even more alarming rate must just be a side effect.
I can thing of several reasons to use revision control for config files.
It makes it very easy to set up a new unit in a specific environment while keeping tab on what changes are made (Say all computers in lab B where you add a new computer have the same config but those in lab A are different), you check out the correct branch (Lab B) and get all the correct configs for it.
If down the line you find some issue that is not immediately apparent you can easily see what have changed in the config since it last worked no matter how long ago the change was made.
I think that the point of legislation like this is not to monitor that companies follow it (they should do so) but to have a hammer to use when it turns out that someone has not followed it, hopefully the penalties are harsh enough that it will be better to report then sit quiet in the corner and pretend nothing happened.
To answer the questions.
1. To say that it's blue is rather a misnomer, the surface is very very dark, it just reflect slightly more of the blue light then it "should", I assume some group has tried looking at the reflected spectra, but as a general rule it's quite hard to figure out the composition from that.
2. Asteroids and comets are generally considered to be two separate populations of objects.
3. Phaeton don't pass through the atmosphere what happens is that the earth pass through the leftover debris that has spread out over the orbit. If indeed Phaeton had passed through the atmosphere it would likely very soon have resulted in one of two scenarios, either nudged about to cause an impact, or be flung out to a different orbit.
The focal length has nothing to do with how far you can see, but more about the field of view and resolution you get with a given sensor.
A full frame DSLR camera with a 100mm lens gives an approximate horizontal field of view of 20 degrees
If you replace the 100mm lens with a 50mm one your field of view will double and at the same time the resolution will be halved if using the same sensor.
The theoretical resolution of a telescope is not affected by the facal length of the telescope but by its diameter. Hubble has a theoretical maximum resolution of about 0.05" while in practice the resolution achieved with most of the sensors is about twice that 0.1"
If I recall correctly the telescopes they got were rumored to be spares for KH-11 telescopes. so they should probably be 2.4 meter diameter telescopes which is identical to that of hubble and it should thus be able to achieve more or less the same resolution.
Granted I'm counting my apartment and not the entire house (in which case it would not be very impressive with 10), but I could not come up with more then 8 possible candidates to run any form of unix flavor including the electricity meter in the basement.
It would need to gobble up a fair bit more then just a little more mass to turn into a star, as the cutoff limit for a brown dwarf (still not rely a star) is about 13 Jupiter masses, it is true though that without changing other parameters (Such as a lot of heating by being excruciatingly close to the sun for example.) if Jupiter were to gobble up more gas it would stay approximately the same size.
I'm continuously amazed at how a system that is known to be broken so far beyond repair that it should just be tossed on the scrapheap is still used.
While pieces of paper are nowhere near as fashionable they are as far as I know not prone to being hacked by anyone and his mother with a wifi bluetooth or other wireless device.
Be glad they were not using Tellurium, compound smelliness apparently increase as you go down that group of the periodic table S -> Se -> Te. I assume that Polonium compounds would be even worse, but there you have other problems to contend with that are more worrying then smell..
So how are they to prove that you deliberately didn't train them well? being a good teacher is usually not something that is required for most jobs... and completely, so they want to retain you as a consultant training the replacement for eternity? In my optinion most of those clauses should be easily torn apart by even a half decent lawyer.
Being Swedish people call # a whole lot of things, though the only one that I can think of that any swede would universally understand is "brädgård" that is the Swedish word for "lumber yard". As Dave126 pointed out above as being the Swedish cartographic symbol for a lumberyard which I had no idea of, now I do feel bad about learning things during my vacation so I better stop reading comments!!!
I just don't understand why so many sites try to force you to weaken your passwords by specifying you must have at least one upper case character one number and one non alphanumeric character. there are ten numbers, there are in reality something like 16 special characters that is ever likely to get used...
Just enforce a decent length password. and for the love of god don't ...ing limit the password length at say 32 characters, if the function you use to hash the password can't handle arbitrary long input (within reason) then fix your hash function don't force the user to limit the password.
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