166 posts • joined 23 Oct 2009
Re: Ionospheric ramjet...
Re: Fixed wing drones
Hum, the marksman at full tilt had just over 10 seconds worth of ammo...
Re: Tax write-off
Re: Tabs v spaces
Can't up vote you enough...
Well, having got rid of all of their competent SPARC engineers, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Oracle to have anything authoritative to say on this matter.
Hum, lower resolution timers will just mean that the attack code will have to make more attempts to determine the difference between the two branches; it won't plug the vulnerability.
Re: the theory of gravity
Things are just a bit bent around the earth.
Re: Elephant in the room ...
UBI would apply only to citizens. I guess any saving in welfare bureaucracy would be made up in Home Office incompetence. Oh well...
Re: fast forward.
If you just think of UBI as the citizen getting a proportion of the nations GDP for being a good (for some definition of good) citizen, then I think your fears become less stark. I don't see why this would cause democracy to fall or for people to stop wanting to earn more so that they can be more comfortable. Additionally, if you set the UBI at sufficient rate (basically the most of the welfare budget) then you can get rid of most pensions and benefits so you can then remove the biggest and most bureaucratic department of our government, which as the piece suggests, is a very real reason why it would be very difficult to do. Turkeys and Christmas...
Re: May I introduce you to...
It's English, how many rules do you want?
Re: "Neither has delivered a knock-out blow to the other"
But in the end, one or more possible technical solutions fade and die as one solution gains traction and the resulting ubiquity and lower cost makes the others the reserve of the niche markets. We can play which is the best / most suitable , processor architecture, operating system, programming language, network protocol, PC etc. but they are mostly dead issues with only a few choices now available. The live issue is which is going to be the dominant cloud architecture. I guess I've already consigned on premises to the niche...
Sun had a secure version of the Sun Ray system that did this sort of thing yonks ago.
Print the part...
Looks like CAFS for non-structured data.
Vote with your feet/wheels
Don't use Uber...
The media and people want a story, the polls give them that. What am I responding to? Q.E.D.
Someone of particular interest to the secret services since he was born as son of a known Libyan dissident, that had just returned a few weeks ago from a visit to Libya, who was checked out and back in through border control, was allowed to go on and blow himself up. It has a strong smell of MI6 fuck up.
Oh, and back on topic, yep, our politicians will use anything, however low and despicable, to try and push through snooping legislation.
Re: Sun Java Desktop in Central Library
That's likely to have been SunRays if so Solaris not Linux.
HaHa, training, haha. Have a look on the corporate website to see if there are any jobs is the best you'll get.
Was, I think, originality used in a Sun Microsystems manual as an example of an address to use to configure a network and look what happened to that.
Re: I still want it to be called
Re: Text search challenge...
The highest priority is always the next election.
Message In A Bottle
Encoding some sort of telemetry in a propulsion beam would seem a sensible option; so look for the message...
Re: HMS Forth
If you buy content, keep it locally. If the content is in the cloud, rent it. Buying content and keeping it in the cloud is a schmucks game.
Re: "LG's space-age monitors..."
Re: Dangerous times...
The trainwreck started a long time ago in a acquisition far far away...
Re: One of those small, tough, building blocks in building a system to search for life.
In alien biology?
Unfortunately that doesn't stop you being borged...
Doesn't the energy calculation assume that it is spewing out in all directions. Might it not be focused directly at us...
Re: Copy Cats
I think there have been many others there before Fujitsu...
Re: Dear Mrs May
From the design spec for all 2 phase smart meters:
"For Operational purposes the meter shall be:
Capable of sustaining a continuous current of 120A for long periods;
Fitted with an internal main Load Switch suitable for prepayment and load limiting purposes
rated to make on fault current and safely break load currents of up to 120A."
Balkanisation of the Internet
What happens when state actors get involved.
Re: At least they know where to send the invoice
That would be Terranea di Navigazione s.p.a
" Chernobyl witnesses reported seeing 'blue twinkles' in the wreckage of Reactor No.4" I guess that that was probably Cherenkov radiation in the eyeball; not a good thing.
Re: Domestic employees
The US corporates gave up training their workers a looong time ago.
Tabs vs spaces is not important. Scripting languages and data descriptions that are sensitive to white spaces is the real problem. Oh, and one that has been solved and forgotten, and solved and forgotten, and ... for decades.
One Time Pad
"any unbreakable system must have essentially the same characteristics as the one-time pad: the key must be truly random, as large as the plaintext, never reused in whole or part, and kept secret"
Not really practical for most at the moment. The truly random requirement is also a bit of a bugger.
Very like a modern version of ICL's CAFS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_Addressable_File_Store).
When there is a discrepancy between the rate data can be delivered into a system and the rate at which it can be consumed by the general purpose processor(s), then a bit of specialist hardware in the way to pre-process the data is always a help. What I'm not sure of is that will a single purpose piece of hardware like a CPU always be faster than the same logic programmed onto a FPGA?
Re: Ban sites from using email addresses as a username
Just like the horrible 148 different rules for passwords. <email address> != <user>
Re: How to keep us safe...
One of the main problems with nuclear tipped cruise missiles is that it paints a confusing picture to the enemies your trying to deter in a MAD sort of way. If all you have is nuclear SLBMs and they detect SLBM launch, they know what is coming. Conversely, if there is no launch, then there is no possibility of a nuclear attack. However, if you have conventional and nuclear armed cruise missiles (a probability unless you throw away all conventional cruise missiles) and they see a bunch of cruise missiles coming their way (or worse, vaguely towards them) and they don't know whether they are nuclear tipped or not, they have to respond as if they are nuclear tipped and the world is a darker place.
Re: Blockchain <> Bitcoin
Hum, but that 'solution' is SAP.
If your riding a horse, you, the rider, are still responsible if there is an accident on the roads, not the horse which seems to me a similar situation as riding in an autonomous car.
That would be the Apple graphene dispenser.
Re: It never stops astonishing me...
Sir Peter Leahy Bonfield, arch example of type. Same useless failing strategies applied to two of UK's leading tech companies one after another. Leading to misery for his workforce and a peerage for himself.
Re: Security by melting?
Hum, look up the Glorious Revolution of 1688. There are others...