". . . the recipients building would blow up unless they sent $20,000 in Bitcoin."
That's a lot more Bitcoins today than it would have been a month or so ago.
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I know that the GRU is a big organization but lately the west has blown the cover of many of their overseas operatives. The two guys who conducted the Novichok attacks were found to have almost sequential passport numbers from a non-typical passport number range, which means anyone else who had traveled to the West and had their details recorded with a similar passport number is also busted. That detail in itself could account for tens of possible agents.
There must be a limit on the number of people who are both trained, qualified and trusted to carry out these kinds of missions in the West.
Australians who wish to opt out of the Government's My Health Record data base have only to October 15 to do it.
See the latest news on the breach of the similar Singapore system for a possible reason for why you may wish to do so.
http://theconversation.com/my-health-record-the-case-for-opting-out-99302 gives extra insight on why you may wish to opt out and also contains a link which argues the contrary view for opting in (the default if you do nothing).
Page link to opt out: https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/for-you-your-family/opt-out-my-health-record
The story I read is that as the Nazis advanced into Russia the part of the code section responsible for generating the random numbers for the one time pads was evacuated to the east but the printing staff were left behind, so they started reusing pages.
They did not reuse whole books at a time but mixed up pages between new books. When the implications of the reuse were understood the staff were afraid to warn their superiors, because they would likely have been sent to Siberia or executed for the initial mistake.
This was a completed project on the World Community Grid, basically stopped because the funding was cut.
As well as detecting crystals they were trying to work out the the best conditions for getting the proteins to crystallize, which was a big multi-variate problem.
"We had hoped that this would be the end of it, but apparently it is not. A few weeks back, we received the following, absolutely bogus legal threat from an Australian lawyer by the name of Stuart Gibson, who appears to work for an actual law firm called Mills Oakley. The original threat from Mr. Trkulja could, perhaps, be forgiven, seeing as he almost certainly wrote it himself (again, it was incomprehensible in parts, and full of grammatical and typographical errors). Our response was an attempt to educate Mr. Trkulja against making bogus threats."
"Police Chief Erika Shields told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the city will hopefully still be able to proceed with the cases.
"But the dashcam doesn’t make the cases for us. There’s got to be the corroborating testimony of the officer," Shields was quoted as saying."
These days many juries (and hopefully judges) won't take the word of the cops without electronic evidence to back them up.
"Remember that simply putting up someone else as a front is an offence that can carry a gaol sentence."
Snigger. First you have to prove it in court. "Just because the new company is owned by my wife and is renting the same office as my old outfit, doesn't mean I have any involvement in the running of the new company, Your Honour."
And of course the authorities have to have enough resources to investigate all these shonks. In Australia a royal commission is uncovering all kinds of horrors in the banking and superannuation industries, and the government have cut $20 million out of the regulator's funds in the latest budget.
Apparently this only applies to direct advertisements for/against specific parties or candidates.
It doesn't apply to "issues advertising" such as "don't let them take our guns', "illegal immigrants are taking our jobs" and "the right to burn coal and drive giant SUVs is the right to be free'.
No names mentioned but none really needed.
Modern reactor designs have an expected life span of around 60 years and they're typically refueled every 1.5 to 2 years. Navel reactors use more highly enriched fuel and have much longer refuel periods, sometimes the life of the vessel.
New commercial power reactors are getting 50-60GWdays per ton of fuel.
"People with normal vision can see the Haidinger figures. Even the degree of polarization of the blue sky 90° from the Sun is enough to see it, if you know what to look for."
Try this instead: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haidinger%27s_brush
> Self-driving cars can only react.
But it didn't react. The woman was directly in front of the car for nearly a second and it made no attempt to brake.
BTW all, Ars Technica posted a couple of images of the way the accident site is really lit. The second one in the article may be closer to what humans actually see.
On Australian TV show Planet America they reckon an iPhone 9 costs $US 341 to make from parts manufactured in Japan, South Korea and maybe the USA, and then it's assembled in China.
The Chinese assembly contributes only US $22 to the total cost, but the phone will then be classified as "Made in China" and import duty levied appropriately.
"It's hard to say what the overall effect will be on porn-viewing habits in the UK. Some might opt for text-based porn (which isn't covered in the legislation), or cut it out entirely"
Are they going to be using the same tired old DNS blocking that most other non-Chinese countries use for this kind of censorship? In that case it will be a matter of days at most before all the kiddies have worked out they need to use a foreign based DNS.
If that doesn't work there'll be a massive uptake of VPN services.
My will is stored at my solicitor's office and I've put a sealed envelope with the master password to both my password managers in with it. The lawyer has the master key but not the password database and at home there's the programs and database but not the password, except in my head.
Yahoo says your loved ones should have no access to your emails when you die, so I think it's best not to tell Yahoo.
"Unfortunately, Yahoo cannot provide passwords or allow access to the deceased's account, including account content such as email. At the time of registration, all account holders agree to the Yahoo Terms (TOS). Pursuant to the Terms, neither the Yahoo account nor any of the content therein are transferable, even when the account owner is deceased."
I was mildly disappointed that they couldn't find some real science experiments to toss into the payload along with the roadster.
How many other opportunities for potentially free trips of that magnitude into the solar system are you going to get? I'm sure the world's universities could have quickly come up with some research that could be done on the cheap.
One of the best written and scariest things he's written was a novelette called Sandkings, originally published in Omni magazine. It won Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards at the time.
It was adapted into a one hour, single episode "for TV" show but that was done on the cheap and severely cut down.
It would be an excellent candidate for expansion into a movie, albeit with some small script adjustment for the unending bleakness, lack of any likeable characters and "everybody dies" ending.
"There is a strong anti vaping lobby, made up of "health" professionals and tobacco companies, whose tactic is exactly this: FUD."
While the early vendors of eCigs were independents, I understand that old time tobacco companies are now getting into vaping tech big time. When one door closes another opens.
If that's the case I'd be be very suspicious of any claims of "harmlessness" coming from the vaping lobby. And as a gateway habit for teenagers leading to eventual cigarette use, I think that is entirely possible.
"I agree about VPN providers that sell out their customers, when you are selling anonymity it's not really the best idea to brag how you sold any client out."
On the contrary, the logging they did was spelt out clearly in their terms and conditions.
The idiot's main fault was not choosing the right VPN, and doing his dirty work on his work computer (and not wiping the evidence afterwards).
Not just her head and arms but her underwear as well
"Mr. Madsen found a rope, he said, and tied it to Ms. Wall’s legs, to pull her out through the hatch, in the process tearing off her pantyhose and her shoes. Asked to account for why her underwear and other clothing were missing, he had no explanation."
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