190 posts • joined 23 Oct 2009
Garbage collection – in SPAAACE: Net snaffles junk in first step to clean up Earth's orbiting litter
Re: It's a very small step toward better recovery and preventing the Kessler effect.
I guess the problem of having a powerful laser satellite with a targeting system that can spot very small chucks of space debris and that can point said laser and hit them long enough to either directly or indirectly de-orbit them is that, well, they might be used for something else entirely...
So, the solution to the problem concerning node.js of managing the vast amounts of package dependencies, resulting code is being loaded from all over the internet, therefore meaning you don't know what code is running on your production system at any given time, is to make the process of loading this code invisible to the developers of said production system. Either I'm not properly understanding the problem or this solution sucks.
Re: Impressive consequences
Maybe I'm being over conspiratorial but, it seems that the data breach couldn't have happened (well it would have been much more likely to have been spotted) if the monitoring system had been operational and that is just too much of a coincidence to be ignored.
Re: So how long until this?
In my experience specific clearances are linked to your role and most certainly get revoked once you leave that role. Generic clearance levels (currently SC, DV etc in the UK) don't and can be transferred between roles but these don't function as an 'all areas access', just a sort of indication that this chap is ok and you don't have to be too careful around them. They are also time limited.
NINos are not unique (at one time there were three authorities issuing them) and one person can have more that one of them, not a good candidate for a national id number.
Re: XKCD rip-off
1978: Don't include any code that you or your colleagues haven't written. Practice software engineering.
Re: its not the fully autonomous hunter killer death machines I worry about
Is that like setting launch codes to 00000000.
Re: fundamental bad idea
"At one point following its introduction, nearly 8,500 files containing personal data were unreadable and 93 per cent of automated checks against the police national computer failed,"
Sounds like it was quite secure...
Re: Reaction wheel failures
Why don't they use magnetic bearings?
Re: What we would actually need...Multi Ghz 8 bit
@ Tom 7
What an retired colleague of mine is doing to keep active:
Re: Then they're hurt or killed
According to an expert on the radio last night, it's opportunity and aspiration based, so pick the bones out of that...
Would you be meaning A.S. Watson Group or their major shareholder CK Hutchinson Holding Ltd? Given Hutchinson is a Kong working out who owns what beyond that is problematic.
Re: Where To??
Where else, Russia...
Whom at the hotel was monitoring all their guests twitter accounts? Is this normal practice in the land of the free?
Re: A fine distinction
ANPR cameras are widely used and have been so for a long time. Ask any IRA member about changing the number plates on their vans as they drove around doing their dark business both in Ireland and on the mainland.
Re: US FOIA request declassifying UK documents?
# Hey Lobotoman! CALL -151!
Our cousins over the pond routinely declassify stuff that is still classified here in Blighty. Causes considerable discomfort and shuffling around in seats among the select few.
Re: "What did you break by getting little details like dates wrong?"
Hum, I hope I would be vigilant enough to look at the actual data before making those sort of assumptions...
Re: If, as the title says, the RAF are to take on UK Military Space Ops...
Was JARIC but it's name has now changed...
Re: Some assembly required
Hum, the market for heavier payloads to LEO or anywhere else dosn't really exist because the viable means to achieve it doesn't exist. It's a build it and they will come moment.
Re: Dog bites man; details at 6
The 2012 back end IT infrastructure systems. They were horrendously over engineered though.
From the letter, "I would like to take this opportunity to also share with the Committee the outcome of out further analysis of the Countries affected by Professor Kogan's app." Any affect was only possible because Farcebook already has this data and that they shared it with all and sundry via their API. To single out Prof Kogan in this way is classic scapegoating and misdirection. Farcebook still have that data (and more) and can do with it what they wish. Are you sure it's just for slinging ads?
Oh and also, isn't it the individuals in these countries that have really been affected. What communication and apology will Farcebook make to these people.
I already pay for my email service.
Not if your dyslexic
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.