OK, the magnets used on contemporary MRI are the result of research done to develop colliders.
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Really wide text is too hard to read (eyes have a tendency to jump up or down a line).
This is why newspapers have columns and the traditional layout of books. The width of typical paper sizes is a sensible upper limit.
Hence I've applied a little CSS (Stylus FTW) to limit to 800px wide for a more comfortable reading experience. (And also why I rarely have my browser maximised.)
Re: Well, the accretion disk anyhow
> can a singularity be correctly described as having a shape at all?
Correct, it can't.
But what is usually meant is the event horizon around the singularity. And that certainly can have a well defined shape (as noted above in the zero charge, zero angular momentum case it would be a sphere).
Re: Card numbers
> Maybe what's needed is a token issued at the time of check-in against the guest's credit card that can only be used by that particular hotel.
Just like the APIs that most card processors provide, and have done for years?
When that ecommerce site offers to save your payment details, this is what should be used. There is no need to hold details (beyond a few masked digits so customers can recognise which card has been saved).
(Might be all card processors for all I know, certainly the APIs I've used all have this option.)
Microsoft lobs Windows 10, Server Oct 2018 update at world (minus file-nuking 'feature') after actually doing some testing
Holy macaroni! After months of number-crunching, behold the strongest material in the universe: Nuclear pasta
Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)
Re: Hyperlinking OK though
Um, the early creators of the web where computer programmers, who earn their living by the creation of copyright works, called computer software
Who were working in academic institutions in an era where "industry links" and "exploit research" were not yet common. Yes code is a creative output, but for many it is a means to an end for their real job. In my day job in (commercial) software development I still see developers not considering the licencing of libraries before using them despite repeated reminders.
None of this is to dismiss their massive contributions to the "information age".
(See also inherent insecurity of protocols from that era )
Re: Hyperlinking OK though
I can't help thinking that this is directly contrary to the whole purpose of the web and HTTP. The whole idea as published was that if you provided a URL it was to enable people to link to it
Quite possibly the intent, but the early creators of the web were not photographers or others who earn their living by the creation of copyrighted works.
Re: Commercial relationship?
> old practice of requiring that someone set up an account before being able to buy something will no longer be tenable.
How? If having an account is part of the contract for the sale (ie. "we only sell to customers who have an account") then that account is converted as part of the contractual consent.
(Also, keeping order details around is likely to be a statutory consent because orders drive stock changes which drive accounts and keeping correct accounts is a statutory requirement.)
Sending marketing emails is not covered, that requires an explicit consent.
Re: Feeling Old...
> Who remembers the joys of setting jumpers on a 3Com Etherlink card to get the IRQ and base address set correctly.
That is not a definition of "joy" I am familiar with.
Going systematically through all possibilities and none worked, only to try again from the beginning to realise you didn't start at the beginning the first time and if you had then it would have worked first time.
> "However, the data slinger promises a campaign from August that will see a satellite launch every three weeks until it reaches the 900 target."
> So that would be, uhm, in about 52 years time!
Looking at Wikipedia (yes i know), the first launch is 10 satalites, and subsequent ones are 32 each.
So not that long.
Not a RCA Yet
More details of what happened here https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/363730/systematic-this-is-our-fault-on-some-links/363765#363765.
Where is the sub-editor?
> Google has revealed that it booted “more than 700,000 apps” and 100,000 developers out of its Play digital tat bazaar during 2017.
> That’s about 1,900 a day and 70 per cent more than Google banished last year.
Last year was 2017, so in 2017 70% more apps where kicked out than in 2017?
Or maybe you missed the new year and meant 2016?
'WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?' Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel spinning Spectre fix as a security feature
Re: Question is 'why'?
> The question is therefore what data on a PLC is worth this level of effort to extract it?
A PLC has the logic to choose what components are used when building a circuit to change a component designed for use in one environment (eg. military) to use components only suitable for an office environment. Suddenly supplier loses high value contracts due to using sub-standard parts.
History has shown that one small vulnerability can often be used to open bigger ones.
The authors misunderstand git
> there is a lot more duplication of code that happens in GitHub that does
> not go through the fork mechanism, and instead, goes in via copy and paste of files
> and even entire libraries”
At face value they appear to have checked the GitHub repository being marked as a fork. But it is quite easy to fork without it showing in GitHub. Given the basic model of submitting a pull request is to start with a fork either in GitHub or by using a local repository there will be a lot more forks than immediately shows.
Why would anyone go through the local route: interested in how it works so clone locally. Make a change and then realise I want to push that before creating a PR. Given changes already committed the new remote approach is easier.
 Clone GitHub repository to local; create new GitHub repository; set new GitHub as remote in local repository, push local to new remote.
> Pair programming: perpetually training uninterested developers.
Then you are doing it wrong (or you have the wrong people as developers).
Does it allow me to share a debugging session from one editor (VS Code) with someone else using a different editor (Visual Studio)? Because this is not just shared editing.