Re: Cane toads
Actually, can we make that a mandatory feature... Cane toads are the most obnoxious pest known to man...
751 posts • joined 27 Jun 2012
Actually, can we make that a mandatory feature... Cane toads are the most obnoxious pest known to man...
Ban all communications?
That's what the government want. To ban all communications except their propaganda.
This is precisely why I refuse to program in "Home" on any of my GPS devices.
We experienced the same problem on a link that had been functioning flawlessly for years. The link would drop for a short period and re-establish. Everyone was perplexed by the issue and no one could work out what it was until I was sent up to the roof to look at the dish, turned around and looked towards our other site some 15 Km away and saw the newly built crane swing into the line of sight. Management initiated frantic discussions with the owner of the new building and the crane was raised about 5 metres to get above the line of sight. The cable swinging through the microwave link was not enough to break the link but the structure of the crane was. Problem solved.
(Much the same as a target shooter may exactly specify what they want on the build of their rifle, down to barrel/stock/action & trigger type etc.)
Speaking from experience I know that each shooter may have started with the "standard" stock on their target rifles but then would spend a few weekends (or months) customising it to suit themselves. This would include modifying the the "bed" of the barrel, length of the stock, position of the sling mounts etc. We even had people that would create their own fully custom stock from a piece of wood (this was in the days before fibreglass moulding and Carbon Fibre).
I've hit targets at 1000yrds (with a gpmg....)
I have watched 2 kangaroos bound across a classification range at less than 300 yards with 10 GPMGs (M60's) firing and watched the fall of the tracers to see the 10 gunners attempt to take out the 2 'roos. All missed and the 2 'roos kept going. I have also done the 1000 yard shoots with a .308 target rifle with open (peep) sights (OMark 44 - shooting the same rounds as the M60) to score 95+ consistently.
The M60 can kill at greater ranges than 1000 yards but the chance of getting hit is pretty slim... mind you if someone is shooting at me with a gpmg you can bet I will be keeping my head down (and that is the purpose of the gpmg...).
A beer for the sniper at the centre of this story.
Rightwing nutjob population level slowly creeping up in the
UK WORLD again though - we need a new frontier to pack these types off to.
Can I suggest Mars or a centuries long trip in a colony vessel to another solar system (don't particularly care which one)?
News story from South Australia just over the weekend.
Give me your payroll data for the year, $500000 and one month. I will run your data through a tool I created to report to the WGEA (Workplace Gender Equality Agency) here which takes into account Part time/full time, Leave without pay/part pay, hire/fire date and other types of payment.
all marketing brand twonks they should be placed on the B Ark right now
You don't want them on the B ark. Remember it was the B ark that survived. They need to be left behind to die painfully with everyone else.
Not even sure that would be safe. Cockroaches and other low life are supposedly able to survive after nuclear war...
You may want to steer well clear of new Volvos in the coming years.
Because of the way they drive I have been avoiding Volvo drivers for years... I can't see this changing anything.
you get to a Terabit system that Cioffi reckons can operate at 100 metres; 100 Gbps at 300 metres; and 10 Gbps at 500 metres
and at 2500 metres you get ?
I wonder what the "average" local loop distance is in Australia... and what "quality" of copper you need compared to the existing services.
The comet needs to have the O2 convert to O3 to give it an Ozone layer to protect itself against the UV.
I wonder if there will be a line item in tonight's budget to cover the cost...
Long live the "Streisand Effect".
Don't do as I do. Do as I say.
It seems that IBM have been taking lessons from my parents.
NSA will delete the vast majority of previously acquired upstream internet communications as soon as practicable
We have evaluated our data storage and found it mostly impracticable to identify and delete the aforementioned communications. Both messages that were identified as being practicable to remove have been deleted.
Triple word score if the project is creepy, impractical and unpopular. (Double word score for any two out of three)
What do I have to do to "register" myself as a journo? I think that everyone in Australia should register themselves as a journo...
I wonder what speeds a second user would get if they tried to connect at the same time? What about the 10th user? These isolated "Proof of concept" have no bearing in the real world.
Wireless is great when there are few users but once the user count goes up in an area the performance drops.
I suppose the rubber stamp needs to be re-inked occasionally... maybe the partial approvals were when the ink was getting low...
Many years ago I was working on the weekend shift when someone spilt a can of Fanta on to the keyboard of the main system console of our production mainframe (keeping the banking system up for the weekend to allow people to withdraw money from "new fangled" ATMs).
We quickly turned the keyboard over and switched to the backup console. The mainframe kept running and the keyboard eventually dried out. It continued to work until the system was replaced. The only side effect was occasionally getting one's finger stuck in a bit of residue on the keys or a key sticking... They don't make keyboards like that any more...
As soon as an ad-blocker adds a whitelist and allows ads through it isn't a an ad-blocker anymore. It becomes an ad-censor (or extortionist - pay us or we will remove you from our acceptable ads list).
"they have destroyed both Advertiser's trust"
You can't destroy something that never existed. Ad agencies long ago lost the trust of the public regardless of the delivery mechanism. Internet advertising has just reaffirmed the validity of the mistrust.
MVS, S/370, Easytrieve... Now there are a few things I haven't seen in quite a while. I do vaguely remember writing a number of Easytrieve programmes... Obviously I haven't had enough drinks to erase those memories... Pub O'Clock.
You only need 24 first class return flights to London to get the points to buy the Mac Pro... or use Business Class for a couple of the trips (and save around $3000 per flight) and use the money saved to buy the Mac Pro when going through Duty Free on the next flight...
an act of poor planning failed to properly consider an entirely-foreseeable set of circumstances and also failed to communicate well with the community.
Yep, That is the public service mentality (and unfortunately the mentality of an increasing number of organisations).
Shouldn't there be a minimum IQ
rtest for politicians?
There already is. You have to have a minimum IQ to become a politician.
Give them a Kiwi pulse dial phone... They'll dial the wrong number every time...
who they view as a legitimate target in a military operation.
Does "Congress, the US Senate and White house" count as one answer or three?
The comments came after it emerged that attacker Khalid Masood had checked WhatsApp – which offers end-to-end encryption – two minutes before ploughing an SUV through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge
If this "terrorist" did use WhatsApp to flag what he was about to do I want to see how the authorities can locate the message, track down the individual and react in time to stop the attack in the two minute window.
"Blackouts in Australia can be caused by snakes, birds, bats, and cats, but precious few by Russian hackers."
I wonder what percentage of blackouts are caused by the failure to invest in maintenance and upgrade of the network. I seem to remember a couple of years ago parts of the Sydney CBD experienced a series of blackouts caused by lack of capacity and failure to upgrade the network...
What do you think I used to buy the Bacon buttie?
Add some pig fat as well... Piss off another vocal minority.
When will IBM realise that they are laying off the wrong groups of people and start getting rid of some of the excessive management team?
It's a shame that Edge decided not to join the party, that really would have been the icing on this particular interoperability cake.
That takes the Edge off the announcements...
I'll take my coat. It's Pub-O'clock.
I wonder if the Uber App will give you an option to choose the "aggressiveness" of the AI in the self-driving car when you order it? It could be like the choices I get on the GPS in my car; Fastest, Shortest, Easiest and Economy...
This sort of initiative is how "The Donald" is going to keep his promise about increasing jobs at home... Because examination of Social Media accounts by program is fraught with issues he will employ masses of extra DHS staff to manually go through these social media accounts.
Another election promise kept...
Please come back when you're following the endless ramblings of at least 100 vacuous celebrities and Donald Trump both personally and as POTUS.
I'll drink to that... After all it is Friday afternoon.
The attorney-general will not be able to exercise their powers on a whim: the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) will need to recommend an intervention.
You have to remember that ASIO is basically the Australian equivalent of the NSA or GCHQ. When was the last time that those organisations stopped a politico from exercising whatever powers they wanted to use? Usually they are prompting the politicos to exercise powers that are dubious and borderline (or outright) illegal. ASIO will just be a rubberstamp to anything the attorney-general wants...
120 milliseconds from earth to geosynchronous satellite, depending on location of location of space station receiving message 120 milliseconds (low earth orbit) to 240 milliseconds (geosynchronous orbit on the opposite side of the earth) or more if space station is at L4 or L5. Then of course you have to double that for the return trip...
You won't be playing any real time games over the link... The propagation delay will be somewhere between 1/4 second and 1 second depending on where your spaceship is in orbit in relation to the switching unit...
From having to chose between someone you hate or someone incompetent. Tough call :-(
Can you tell which is which?
Better yet... lets ban all things Trump from the interwebs.
Like a chainsaw, the Internet is not a toy for unsupervised use by children or politicians.
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