waiting for the 950xl
Hasn't it been released in November?
554 posts • joined 13 Nov 2012
"They only have to prove you have on your premises (actually worse than that in your household) an apparatus for receiving TV signals (and note the apparatus does not have to be able to decode said TV signals)."
This can't be true. Any piece of wire is enough to receive a microwave signal. Well, so is water, meat (that's why microwave ovens work) and even yourself.
Of course a TV dinner will not decode the TV signal. But it does receive it. So it needs a license!!!
The problem with Brexit supporters is they will not be satisfied with their success, even if they achieve it. The world problems will still exist. The Polish plumbers will still be there. The Eurovision will still be there. Even worse, Britain will have to abide to rules created by various international bodies.
So the next thing they will demand would be for Britain to leave the United Nations or the Soar System.
The mirrors are suspended to avoid vibrations of similar frequencies. So if it came from the Earth crust, it must have been pretty strong to shake two facilities 2000 km apart. So why it was not recorded by seismometers? And with a frequency of up to 75 Hz, we would actually hear this continent-wide chirp. Finally, seismic waves of acoustic frequencies don't travel far. That's why we do not actually hear them.
I wonder why the detachable section does not include the pilot cabin. After all the thing would then at least have aerodynamics better than a flying barn.
Is this to penalize the pilots for their mistake? Or to allow them a safety landing after they drop the peasants over Niagara.
Speaking of dropping passengers. The crazy German second pilot who killed everybody on-board flying into the Alps, could have even more fun dropping the passenger cabin with the captain still in the loo on top of the Matterhorn and flying into the sunset.
> No matter how you delve into about:config I have found that (at least I) have not been able to find a way to keep Firefox from updating by itself.
Have you tried changing app.update.channel to something different, like null or fcuk?
PS. Actually "default" is strangely the right value for getting no updates.
Not only Eratosthenes but also Aristotle himself, who noticed that the round shadow of the Earth on the Moon during lunar eclipses, regardless of how low over the horizon the Moon was, could only be explained with a spherical shape of our home.
And Aristotle was a founding stone of the medieval Church teaching. So it seems medieval monks were more advanced in science then millennial generation rappers.
Oh, the faster than light neutrinos seemed crap to me from the first time I heard about them. I believed they overcompensated the relativity corrections of the GPS signal (counted them twice) but the truth was even more mundane.
However 2.6 sigmas in one sensor and over 3 sigmas in the other, is something. Not enough to announce a new particle (you need 5 for that) but it is still 99% chance it is not a fluke (unless you have a systematic error like the neutrino experiment).
The Higgs boson was something expected. Its nonexistence would be much greater news thaan its discovery.
However this new boson, if real, is something outside the Standard Model. Which means it's new physics!
I wonder if they discovered the lightest supersymmetry particle. Or the WIMP, the particle of the elusive dark matter. Hopefully both at the same time. This would be something worth more than one Nobel prize!
My wife's Windows 7 laptop does not get any updates for a few months now. Checking it with antivirus software, using Microsoft tools and fixes for Windows Update did not work. Third party scripts re-registering all the required DLLs and their dog had no visible effect. Even installing manually the newest Windows Update solved nothing.
I know my wife is safe from Windows 10. But maybe there is a way to install all the security updates without doing it manually which is a process I do not wish my worst foes.
It was the first one I checked. But it was easy: it was the only non-security update. As I do not expect Microsoft to add anything useful to Windows 7, it must have been another ploy to push Windows 10.
"Now, it is clear that anyone working with rocket fuels is outstandingly mad. I don't mean garden-variety crazy or merely raving lunatic. I mean a record-shattering exponent of far-out insanity.
There are, after all, some chemicals that explode shatteringly, some that flame ravenously, some that corrode hellishly, some that poison sneakily, and some that stink stenchily. As far as I know, though, only liquid rocket fuels have all these delightful properties combined into one delectable whole."
The same November upgrade pack (possibly the very same update KB3097877) makes it impossible to log in on touch screen equipped Windows 7 machines. I had this problem today.
One alleged solution is to unplug the USB touch screen. This was impossible in my case as I use a Samsung Windows 7 tablet (yes, there are such things).
Luckily the other solution worked for me. I plugged in a USB keyboard from my wife's PC and started the tablet pressing F8 multiple times. I was able to go into the restore option and restored the Windows to the state before the last update.
I'm writing this down in case anyone else seeks help in the Reg.
I would bet some money they were not insured. NASA does not insure its launches and I would expect ESA to follow this practice. The reason is in the long run you must be paying more for insuring than not insuring. The difference is the insurer's premium.
It is very similar to why car rental companies are "self insured" (that is they are mot insured at all). I the long run they have to lose money insuring their cars - and they operate in the long sun (as do the space agencies). You need insurance only if the costs of a single mishap can be too much for you to handle and for state run agencies on yearly budget a single failure in not a financial catastrophe.
Life could survive in sub-glacial lakes but not photosynthetic species. We know that cyanobacteria produced oxygen long before the global glaciations. In fact, the oxygen concentrations increased shortly after the "snowball" episodes. There is no light under hundreds of meters of ice so something is deeply wrong with this new hypothesis. I would rather bet volcanoes sticking through the ice provided heat for surface lakes or lagoons to exist during the global glaciation.
I like to read The Register for interesting technology news served with a very nice kind of humour. But I skip all the global warming and CO2 related articles. I looked into this one but had to stop after the first paragraph.
Why? Because I know it is rubbish. I do not care for hippies or Greenpeace. However I have a degree in atmospheric physics and have background in radiation transfer. I know exactly how greenhouse gases work and I see the authors of the climate related pieces in the Register do not have a clue.
CO2 is a gas which affects climate, like it or not. We have already increased its atmospheric concentration by over 40% and increased the temperature of the planet by about 1 K (which is consistent with a climate sensitivity for doubling CO2 of about 3 K and transient sensitivity of 2K - lower because the oceans are not in balance with the forcings which we observe as warming). By the wat this sensitivity means we should have 0.14 K/decade of global warming with the 2 ppm of CO2 added to atmosphere every year. How much do we observe in the last 30 years? Yes, exactly 0.14 K/deg so all the hiatus talk is pure crap (especially with global warming records in 2014 and almost certainly in 2015).
And even if we can ignore global warming (including its long-run consequences such as sea-level increase), there is another nasty effect of CO2. It is called ocean acidification. You an ignore it but creatures which try to build their CaCO3 skeletons in lower pH waters do not have this leisure.
Generally, it is usually not wise to deny whole branches of science. That is until you are a new Einstein or Darwin? So is this such a case or do we have a simple case of clueless journalism?
Just set media.autoplay.enabled to false (about:config is the page to go). It will stop autoplay in HTML5 videos... which do behave. For those which don't (like YouTube), the next released version of Firefox, ver. 41 set for September 22 release, should solve the problem for good. You actually may get it today as the Firefox 41 Beta (with all the caveats applicable for beta versions).
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