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You're just dead wrong, notwithstanding your grammar challenge. "There" is no difference between cracking this one phone and cracking all of them. The phone is in the FBI's lab, not Apple's, and "their" lab is where they want Apple to send the new firmware. That puts it into the FBI's hands forever to use in any way they want on any phone they want.
If the ad just sits there, like in a magazine or newspaper, fine. I'll be the judge as to whether it interests me. But if it moves or makes noise in any way, or posts cookies or robs my data, I'll use an ad blocker to block all ads. If the publisher doesn't like that and blocks content from me, fine. I'll go somewhere else for the same content.
The solution, however, isn't with the networks or the ad blockers, it's with the out-of-control ad companies themselves.
That SR-71 at Udvar-Hazy is the one that set the world speed record from New York to London in 1974. It was then displayed at Farnbourough, which was the first time an SR-71 was put on display.
That same aircraft then flew from London to LA, setting that speed record.
Finally, that same SR-71 set the world speed record from LA to Washington, DC on its final flight.
Thank goodness it's preserved for us mere mortals.
These are good points you have raised.
Massive engines used on twins are rarely if ever used at maximum thrust because they don't need to be. That reduces wear and tear significantly. However, I'm sure they are expensive to overhaul, but not necessarily more expensive than any other engine.
Secondly, I don't know how all of this third-party analysis (i.e. Leeham News) gets around the fact that four-engine airplanes are not selling, regardless of manufacturer. The carriers do cost analysis to the penny, and they make the call.
No questions are stupid, and you bring up good points.
When an engine is lost on any modern airliner or cargo plane, you end up with asymmetric thrust (more on one side than the other), making the aircraft want, as you say, "to go in circles".
The answer is the massive rudder in the tail; specifically the movable part at the very back of the vertical stabilizer.
When you press on that rudder (with your feet) to counter the asymmetric thrust, it can make the airplane want to roll. The "little wing rudders" you mention are called ailerons, and they control roll using the yoke or stick.
Actually, twin engined aircraft are the most powerful of all. This is because the FAA requires a multi-engine aircraft taking off to become airborne and fly safely after the loss of one engine. Doing the simple math, with 100% used as the amount of thrust required to achieve liftoff and fly safely (use any percentage you want), it works out as follows:
2-engines; each engine needs 100%.
3-engines; each engine needs 50%.
4-engines; each engine needs 33.3%.
Thus a twin normally takes off with twice the thrust required, the rest far behind. For fuel savings, they rarely take off with both engines at max thrust, however. 747s normally take off at or near full thrust, hurting fuel economy. And the 380 is in the same boat...poor sales for the same reason.
I recently received a Canon 60D HD .mov video of a birthday party that was many, many gigabytes. As an experiment, I processed it on three different Macs, all running Mavericks. For this test, all I did was import the video and save it as an .m4v using iMovie before any additional processing.
Baseline was a mid-2007 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo iMac with 4 GB RAM, and 300 GB HD.
Next up was a late 2013 13" MacBook Pro with 2.4 GHz Core i5, 4 GB RAM, and 128 GB SSD. It was twice as fast as the baseline.
Last was a late 2012 Mac Mini with 2.3 GHz Core i7 (four-cores), 8 GB RAM, and 1.28 GB Fusion drive. It was twice as fast as the MacBook Pro.
Fast is relative in this case, ranging from 12 minutes to 3 minutes.
Less than a hundred years ago, every scientist, professor, textbook, politician, and student believed the universe was made of but one galaxy, the Milky Way. Those things that looked like galaxies in telescopes and photographic images were defined as "galactic nebulae". The universe was also collapsing according to the them. Mind you there was absolutely no disputing this, it was 100% proven, factual, anointed by all the world's scientists, and taught to all students.
Except one, a Louisville schoolteacher who said there were millions of galaxies and proved their existence; and the evidence of an expanding universe with his red-shift observations.
His name was Edwin Hubble. There's a contraption named after him.
He is the epitome of a boffin.
This MBA is the target of the new Microsoft Surface thingy. People are going to compare specs, but they really need to compare what gets done. The MBA can run any Windows program, so erase that speed bump. The MBA has less resolution, but much better Intel graphics. The MBA doesn't require the "laptop" to be wedged into your belly when used on your lap. The MBA isn't a compromise. The MBA costs less.
This article may call it "aged", but it's way ahead of that thing that came out yesterday.
Did WinFans suddenly forget that all of their precious Windows progs run on all MacBooks?
Looking at the prices on the Surface thingy makes me wonder what the size will be of Microsoft's next write-off. I guess that billion-dollar one was just a warm-up.
For crying out loud, their own marketing manager for the brand couldn't demonstrate it well today.
I have the month-to-month and I got the standard message when I'm not online. This time it said it will continue to work until August 20th., which is one helluvalot longer than 7 days. I'm not sure where you got that, because it's never been 7 days. Not sure where you got the 99 days, either.
Also, how did one poster say he had 22 people unable to work?
LTE data charges are the highest in all the land of delivery services. I don't want a single byte of video ever delivered to my portable device unless it's on WiFi.
Apple iOS and Google Android need to develop simple switches, similar to the "Accept Push Notifications?" or "xyz site wants to use your location...yes/no?" for video. Too many sites are running autoplay video ads now, and that needs to be outlawed.
To rendezvous with the ISS, you must launch into its west-to-east orbit, which in the U.S. means from the east coast to avoid launching over people. The launch vehicle will be many miles out to sea at separation, and has to fly back to land, something that has not been thoroughly tested yet. So they'll "soft land" it on the water and then try to recover it. The shuttle's SRBs were lowered by parachute into the ocean, and then recovered and reused for decades.
The goal is to have Falcon's recovery systems reliable and accurate enough to fly back to sparsely populated coastal areas and land softly enough to be reused. This is just the first operational test of that goal.
"this would hint that a Brit is behind the sale"
Nah. A Brit is unlikely to confuse there and their.
Also, is this whole piece just some sort of worst-possible case speculation, like a 10-circle Venn diagram with no common overlap except in the author's imagination?
The utterly minute number of jailbroken iOS devices makes this one helluva niche market for thieves, and those who engage in such jailbreaking are unlikely to be naive victims.
Note to Myslewski:
You may want to reconsider the term "commentard" when describing El Reg readers.
It's like, well no, it is precisely biting the hand that feeds you.
I'll never read another one of your missives. If you'd like, I'll send you the Automator script that weeds you out.
Snow Leopard is still for sale in the Mac App store.
I'd hardly call that abandoned.
The Register copied an article from Computerworld that was bogus to begin with. Snow Leopard did not have the Mavericks security issue, and didn't need an update.
The Register should retract this article with an apology.
ASCAP/BMI are a major problem for local music.
In the U.S., they charge even the tiniest venues a minimum of $1,000 per year in royalty fees. This applies to bars, coffeehouses, pubs, etc. no matter how small. If an aging hippy comes in and hammers out an old Dylan song on his antique Martin, fork over $1,000. If your group plays only originals, but is registered with ASCAP/BMI, the venue hands over $1,000. Jukeboxes are immune, because they are under a different scheme that doesn't include the venue they're in.
This live music killer has been contested in court many, many times, and ASCAP/BMI have always won.
There are big problems with local music, and the very organizations "helping" musicians are the reasons why.
They would be located away from you fools who don't have a clue about security.
Why can Apple do it with something as public and seemingly vulnerable as iMessage (feds can't crack it), yet you lot can't do it with a closed (convinced the CEO you could, you lying sacks o'...) network.
That's the BS, sport.
Try hacking an iMessage. Even the U.S. Feds are on their knees begging Apple to help them.
The IT types are years behind. Why? They want everything to go through their servers, which they are not smart enough to secure properly. And they want to be able to put their grubby paws into your email at their leisure, just like a hacker.
It's time to wipe the slate clean, send IT packing, and start over. Servers shouldn't exist at corporate locations.
The comments have generated enough meat for the crock pot, so bring on the rest.
Or just dump the whole thing down the disposal, including the IT types. We don't need them, want them, nor will we continue to tolerate them impeding business.
They just don't get it...they really, really don't. Business and productivity are not in their lexicon. Paycheck is, and that's about to change.
I am sick and tired of some dBase relic sitting in an ivory tower with a VAX in the corner shouting achtung! whenever he wants, and making all of us goose-step to his orders. Foisting the likes of Lotus Notes and other outdated garbage on innocents should be criminal.
IT has a real PR problem with the rest of the employees in their companies, and they are oblivious to it.
It's not we, the masses, who need to change, it is they. Computing is not what it used to be, and the sooner they hit the soup lines the better. They need to wise up before that happens. And it WILL happen.
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