Re: Must. Build. Big. Radar Corner Reflector.
The hi-res mode offers a resolution of 5mx5m. So may be you can build an array of corner reflectors and leave a message.
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The hi-res mode offers a resolution of 5mx5m. So may be you can build an array of corner reflectors and leave a message.
makes me sick, even from the other side of the herring pond. I can feel my kidneys already.
And just in time several viruses ("W32.Ramnit" and "Conficker") were detected at the German Gundremmingen B nuclear power station. It only affected the handling of nuclear waste. The reactor is safe. Nothing to see here.
Fishermen used to have a golden earring, so when they drowned and washed ashore the gold would pay their funeral bill.
The Loon balloon could have a bundle of dollars in a titanium box to pay for damages at the crash site. But then ....
In the 6th century AD the Roman script started to be used to write the version of English spoken at the time. But Latin does not have the W-sound. So that was written an VV, where V is the way the romans chiseled their U-sound.
(The compact edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, lemma W)
Mine is the one with UNICODE, The Universal Telegraphic Phrase-Book, Cassell and Company, Ltd. London, Paris & Melbourne 1897 in the pocket.
Selling PGP-services is not punishable. Nevertheless is the owner of Ennetcomm detained on Tuesday. He is accused of laundering. According to the police he must have known that most of his clients were criminals who paid him with money originating from crime. By accepting that money for his services he is guilty of laundering, is the proposition of the public prosecutor. (my translation)
CDs should be OK, at least
The data on (audio)CDs are not compressed, but in reality almost all CDs develop defects - think scratches - which are in principle masked by error correction code which comes with every block of data. In that case the information can not be restored to the original form, i.e. the data on a pristine CD. So it becomes illegal under the proposed Burr-Feinstein bill.
In fact the U.S. Navy experimented with bat bombs, not cat bombs. Ten- to eleven-gram Mexican free-tailed bats carried a 17.5 gram napalm time bomb designed in 1943 by Louis Fieser.
Researchers planned to pack the bats into five-foot-tall steel bombshells the size of a Standard 500-pound bomb. Each shell was filled with circular steel trays about one and a half inches tall, subdivided into small rectangular bat-sized niches and fitted upside down one on top of the other. Hibernating bats with napalm bombs attached to their breasts with surgical clips -thought to simulate the teeth of a baby bat- were to be placed in each compartment. Timing and safety wires connected each bat to the tray above and to the compartment walls. Strings two- to three-inches long connected the trays. On release, a parachute deployed and a mechanical device jettisoned the casing. Trays fell to the bottom of their connecting strings like an accordion and released the timing wires. As the deployed bat bomb descended into warmer air, the bats were expected to wake up, wiggle or fall out of their cubicles, and fly away in the process removing the safety wires and arming the bombs. Each shell could carry 1,030 bats. A twin-engined B-25 could carry twenty-five shells: almost 26,000 individual bat bombs. A Del Mar, California, company owned by entertainer Bing Crosby and his brother Larry was contracted to manufacture the devices.
Napalm, An American Biography by Robert M. Neer, page 48. Photo's after page 86.
NASA's 1 kcat balloon consumes ½ million m³ He. The global He production is only 175 million m³. The estimated global cat population is 200000 kcat.
A 17-billion-solar-mass black hole in a group galaxy with a diffuse core http://arxiv.org/pdf/1604.01400 (PDF), published online 06 April 2016 in Nature http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature17197.html
In regions where the population adheres to the Catholic faith she would at least be warned by the crosses along the path. In my experience these crosses also carry a helpful placard with the month of the accident.
I've worked on sites where wearing a visible badge was part of the corporate culture.
"If the debris makes it to the Martian surface, it's highly unlikely that it would survive the heat of atmospheric entry"
That very much depends on the mass of the debris. Dust, with or without microbes, will just drift slowly to the surface.
America must join forces with the rest of Western Europe and bomb them from the face of the planet.
We are prepared: The air raid sirens are tested every first monday of the month at 12 o'clock sharp.
Like the old Start menu, when you wanted to stop the PC.
When I was a student we had Flexowriters - Yes folks, Flexowriters, make a typo today and find it tomorrow. - and offline telex machines. One night I was alone, playing with a telex. But how do you stop that noisy thing? Whatever I tried, nothing worked. Finally it turned out that the telex switched itself off when you did not touch it for a couple of minutes.
The password is secret.
See public lecture by Bruce Banerdt, InSight Principal Investigator, 1h25m15s.
Or a Swan? Google Maps shows what looks like a swan (white, size 1.5 m) on the Hudson River near the Indian Point Energy Center. Definitely not a penguin.
A number of UK eBay suppliers sell wireless door chimes that are on 315
mhz MHz rather than 433 mhz MHz. IIRC the former is not a legal use in the UK.
Prime minister Admiral Don Luis Carrero Blanco was executed in Madrid by ETA in 1973 using 50 kg TNT hidden in a tunnel under the tarmac. His armoured limousine was blow over the rooftop of the adjacent apartments and landed in one of the backyards.
Thousands of people are suing Donald Trump over the now-defunct Trump University. A massive marketing campaign, just like his presidential campaign, which a judge compared to selling snake oil. The trial is now scheduled for the summer and the judge has said he's not delaying it.
Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? asked Alice. That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. said the Cheshire cat. I don't much care where -- said Alice. Then it doesn't matter which way you go. said the Cat. -- so long I get somewhere, Alice added as an explanation. Oh you're sure to do that, said the Cat, if you only walk long enough.
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
It's hard to imagine the enormous leap that was Windows 3.1
Unless of course you were an IRIS/AIX, X11/Motif user.
Amiga came before that. Graphical calculations line by line while the video was displayed - very clever. Never touched a Mac AFAIR. In 1986 my boss gave me a Torch XXX System V with TopDraw graphics - list price £ 7674 - to play with ....
Geenstijl would be delighted to publish the location of an arms cash - it is their business. Geenstijl is owned by the Telegraaf Media Groep. The Telegraaf tabloid is notorious in the Dutch printed media landscape and could during the later part of the German occupation (1944) be qualified as a pro-SS paper http://weblogs.nrc.nl/media/2009/10/14/was-de-telegraaf-fout-in-de-oorlog/.
One of their latest tricks is their attempt to destabilize the relation between the EU and the Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/article/us-dutch-ukraine-vote-idUSKCN0UN0HR20160109.
An informed man counts for two.
Admittedly a little out of date: Jeffrey Carr, Inside Cyber Warfare (2010) page 193 Kaspersky figures on malware distribution by OS
Linux: total 1898, 88 trojans
FreeBSD: total 43, 0 trojans
SunOs/Solaris: total 119, 3 trojans
Unix: total 212, 3 trojans
OSX: total 48, 11 trojans
Windows: total 2247659, 1232798 trojans
Would they learn to get better and better?
Probably not. There are trivial 'solutions' to the game of Go, like filling (and emptying) rows or columns. The computers could decide that this was a path of least effort.
We will need dead horses for that.
In june 1941 the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union with over 600000 horses. Most of them died.
An unknown number of horses died during the battle of the Somme in 1916 with over 1 (one) million human casualties. And at least the German rations contained plenty of horse meat. Peter Hart, The Somme.
Umber reports the casus of a suicidal nurse who injected herself with with 27 grams of mercury, resulting in a small mercury lake in her right heart chamber. She lived many years thereafter and died of an unrelated cause.
Sven Moeschlin, Klinik und Therapie der Vergiftungen, page 99.
So did the Flame Extinguishment Experiment-2 on ISS learn us that automobiles in free fall are less polluting?
Dutch "consumers" will between midnight 31/12 and 1 o'clock ignite on a buildup area of 2300 km² a large part of their fireworks on which they spend some 70 million Euros. That is except more than 45000 kilograms of fireworks confiscated by the national police force as illegal (like avalance mortars).
Forecast is for all major Dutch cities. The sulphur comes from cheap imported Chinese fireworks.
Weather forecast for New Year's Eve: Clear skies with temporary dense SO2 clouds in the lower atmosphere.
In 2011 47.6% of total electricity generated in the Ukraine was from nuclear power. The largest nuclear power plant in Europe, the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, is located in Ukraine. Besides the Ukraine has several large hydroelectric power plants.
Coal is however essential for steel production in the Donetsk region.
The paper by Chen Sun, et al. Single-chip microprocessor that communicates directly using light is published behind a paywall, but the Processor Demonstration Video http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v528/n7583/fig_tab/nature16454_SV1.html is in the public domain.
Fake information online, be it on the topic of migrants or war in Syria - or, in fact, pretty much any story that's in the news, is an increasingly common phenomenon. Social media networks in particular are inundated with photos and videos that are either doctored or taken out of context. But although media outlets can't always be on the ground to verify every photo that comes their way, there are dozens of tools and techniques to help you cross-check images and avoid falling for the fakes.
From a 15-point DIY guide: http://observers.france24.com/en/20151110-observers-guide-verifying-photos-videos-social-media-networks
self-adhesive or do you have to lick to the dog's rear?
Don't know how insecure Wordpress is. However validating websites Proudly powered by Wordpress with https://validator.w3.org/#validate_by_uri give in most, but not all, cases a long list of errors and warnings.
Warning at Line 113: The banner role is unnecessary for element header.
Error at Line 115: No space between attributes.
Error at Line 121: Start tag a seen but an element of the same type was already open.
Error at Line 121: End tag a violates nesting rules.
Fatal Error at Line 121: Cannot recover after last error. Any further errors will be ignored.
If you do that, it may after a few hundred years be the only physical reference to FB.
@Martin, I had more or less the same experience. First I crafted a wooden model after just having seen an assembled Rubik's Cube. It did the job, but you could not turn it fast enough. So I bought the real thing and found a procedure which worked for 50% of the cases. On failure I just scrambled the cube at random and tried again. Eventually I lend my Rubik's Cube to a friend who was recovering from a brain injury. May be it is still in use in the hospital.
This must have been the 2014 Darwin Award Nominee:
(19 May 2014, Arizona) The mummified remains of a man discovered in a Tucson manhole tell their own poignant story. In May the manhole was opened to investigate a fluctuation in electrical power. According to records kept by Tucson Electric Power the manhole had not been opened in the past five years, so the team that entered the underground high-voltage vault was quite surprised to find the dessicated remains of a man slumped near cut copper wires. In his shriveled hand was -- can you guess? -- a bolt cutter. An autopsy confirmed the obvious conclusion that electrocution was the likely cause of death. The date of death was set at somewhere between one and two years previous to the discovery.
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