Re: Doctor Who
She does have a lack of gravitas but I put it down to bad writing and directing -- and who came up with that costume?
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Apart from Palmer, we're bombarded with political ads from the government under the guise of PSAs, paid for with OUR money. On TV yesterday someone said the government had spent AUD $140 million since the start of the year on TV advertising.
Both parties do this a bit when they are in power, but the right wing coalition are by far the worst, I'd guess by a margin of 10 or 20 times. Guys should go to jail.
If the idea was to get HIV-free offspring and mother from an infected father, then the whole procedure was unnecessary.
There is a process called sperm washing that has been around for decades that already achieves that aim. The HIV virus in the ejaculate of an infected male is only found in the seminal fluid, not in the man's little swimmers. By means of centrifuging the sperm down through a washing solution and leaving the original seminal fluid behind, doctors can get a clean sample of sperm that can be tested as HIV free and use that for artificial insemination.
I believe this is also used in regular assisted reproduction procedures to separate the active, healthy sperm from the duds.
The best method id to trap them against the wall with a plastic Tupperware-style container, then carefully slide a piece of cardboard or paper in from the side and hold it on as a cover, allowing you to take the spider out side.
The problem with a broom is that the bastards are FAST when you disturb them, and are likely to take off across the room or up your broom handle towards you.
Squashing them is not a good option because then you have a big pile of wet meat to clean up.
Rather than spying I'd be concerned that the network hardware had a built-in kill switch, so in the event of a major hostility between China and the West, (and the rest) they could simply shut off your country's entire phone and internet system.
Likewise when Huawei is providing the transmission gear at each end of your major submarine cable networks.
As to reviewing the code in Huawei's equipment, I've previously read that a proper forensic review can take as much effort as it originally took to write the code. Remember that any malicious code is likely to be obfuscated to make it as difficult to spot as possible.
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.
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