3324 posts • joined 23 Feb 2010
Re: and Pigs might fly a.k.a F-35
The ECM carried by the Vulcan was rumoured to be powerful enough to cause physical damage to some of the US radar equipment they used to practise against.*
Who needs stealth when the opponent's radars are all smoking from the electronics?
Let not be too hasty to judge, it is nice that the yanks have remembered how to brew real beer again, rather than the 'making-love-in-a-canoe' type efforts of the previous few decades.
Still though, not only do they seem to add as many hops as they can fit in, but most American craft beers seem to be aiming to be as alcoholic as possible. Personally I'd rather have a nice session ale, say about 3-4%? That way I can drink more than a couple without wanting a snooze.
I'm guessing it's Microsoft minutes because all the previous updates took about 10-15 minutes for me, and this is supposed to be a faster process.
Re: Reliable Atari
Come on now, I think you'll find that Commodore could out-incompetent Atari any day of the week.
"Half want in, half want out, half want a hard out, half want a soft out,"
Which half want to shake it all about?
Re: Now we see how good the development *really* is.
A better defence would be to invent some encryption keys and a "decryption program" which produces plausible plain text.
When the government asks for something, "it's impossible" is not an answer that will keep you out of prison.
Re: As a non Facebook user*, let me just say...
I've never had a facebook account either, but I assume they still know all sorts of things about me, because I have friends who do use facebook.
All you need is one friend who's willing to click the "yes please, by all means have access to everything on my phone" button, and now facebook know everything that your friend knows about you.
Re: "stopped at any airport [..] and extradited by the judiciary there"
"Um, really ? So if you're wanted by the US and you go to, say, Germany, the US can call up the Germans and have them arrest you on their behalf ?"
Of course not, they don't bother asking the government of another country for permission, they just go ahead and kidnap them. For example.
Re: Pedestrians Getting in the Way
Pedestrians might be allowed to walk down the cycle lane, but they risk cyclists hitting them, shouting at them, or just pushing them out of the way.
Re: SATA ssd
The SSDs in the article are all either SAS or SATA, no NVMe. From TFA:
Toshiba PM5: 30.72TB, 2.5-inch case, 12 Gbit/s SAS interface
Micron 5100, 5200 Eco: 7.68TB, 2.5-inch case, SATA 6gig interface
Samsung PM1643: 30.72TB, 2.5-inch format, 12 Gbit/s SAS
Three finger salute
Have I ever told customers to reboot, knowing that the problem was actually at my end, but that it would be fixed by the time the clients had rebooted?
No of course not, where did you get that idea, who have you been talking to?! I DENY EVERYTHING.
Re: out of paper!
If you have 100 Windows PCs then you use a central print server (unless you enjoy making life difficult for yourself), so there's only one place you need to delete print jobs. You can push shared printers along with their drivers with Group Policy, so (eg) Accounts get their own B&W printer, while Marketing get
some crayons their own really expensive colour printer etc.
Re: out of paper!
We had one of those 2500 sheet trays (more an entire separate box that bolted on to the side), which at first was great. Yes, I was still the one that had to refill it, but at least I only had to do that once a week.
Eventually though we started to be plagued by mis-feeds, and I was constantly having to carefully un-jam multiple sheets which had all tried to go through at once. It took one of the engineers to point out to me that the massive stack of paper was spending so long in the tray, it was getting damp enough over the course of a week that it failed to feed properly.
So it turns out, you can have too much paper capacity.
FYI: There's a cop tool called GrayKey that force unlocks iPhones. Let's hope it doesn't fall into the wrong hands!
Re: not much chance of that
"Like people ever get their stuff back after it's stolen, er seized, by the police..."
I'm sure your high priced lawyer will be able to get it returned.
Wait, you are rich enough to afford a high priced lawyer aren't you? Because otherwise you're poor and there's probably a law against that.
Re: Not Chen?
Peterson isn't, is he?
And another from me
Re: Oink, oink, flap, flap.
"it would be logical for it to maintain existing agreements"
Is that a polite way of saying that there's no way it'll ever happen?
Re: being wealthy on paper as long as they don't try to sell them
Or you can just use them to buy stuff. Well, a year or so ago it was relatively easy anyway.
In other news, popcorn shares are on the rise.
Re: terrified even the loonies who built the thing.
Voland is correct in the first part about the yield being reduced to reduce fallout. They were only intending to test the design, and it was assumed that scaling it up to the full 100MT would be 'easy' (or whatever a nuclear weapon designer considers easy).
As for splitting open the Earth, well, probably not, but it's probably a good thing they didn't try eh?
This isn't 'smack talk' from an embarrassed NASA. It's an in-depth fault analysis containing things which SpaceX very likely knew already, but chose not to make public for commercial reasons. NASA are making it public because it is their mandate, and because it will help educate all engineers, not just the ones at SpaceX.
Re: Weird timing
Perfect timing for me.
Until now we've been using a plugin to limit functionality in Firefox. That add-on isn't getting updated, and the ESR support for add-ons only lasts until the summer, so I'd really like a solution before then.
I can also see the logic for Mozilla. They didn't want to spend ages developing an enterprise version of Firefox on the old codebase, before having to refactor everything. Now they have a modern, clean codebase to start from.
Re: Put it out of its misery
I'm a long time* user of Firefox who found that all of my 'necessary' addons work just fine in the new version, so I've stuck with it.
I've also never had a problem adapting to the new interfaces they've unveiled over the years.
I've always found Firefox to be as quick, and use about as much RAM as the available alternatives.
Thing is though, people who are happy tend not to start complaint threads in semi-related news stories so you might have got the wrong impression.
(* Phoenix 0.4 I think)
Re: quite the contrary
...and dogs will lie down with cats, and pig shite will cease to smell.
"This would involve all the companies keeping a copy of all communications and keys. They don't want to do that because of the huge cost involved."
And because offering actually encrypted communication is a selling point for most of these companies.
"Now the ones I buy for my nephew give you a handful of bricks to make a specific thing."
Buy different kits then. There's still plenty of kits which have little-to-no custom pieces.
Here's the first kit that come up for me on Amazon, and I can only spot a few "non-brick" pieces. There's the moped which looks like a modern version of x81c01 from thirty years ago, the parasol, and the weird chip/fries thing. All the other pieces are the sort of bricks Lego have always been making.
Just be a bit more selective when you're looking for Lego, rather than buying the first one on the shelf.
Plus, if/when other countries decided that the UK does not meet GDPR requirements, it'll be spun as 'nasty Europe trying to tell us what to do' (Britain has been part of the EU throughout the introduction of the GDPR, and British MEPs have had a hand in shaping it).
Re: Finders Keepers
"So space stations aren’t like pheasants then? More like footballs."
This is the sort of plain spoken legal opinion I like to read.
Plus now I know not to set the dog on any bits of space station as I usually do for pheasants.
Re: I'd rather pay $20 a month for a VPN
Before you resort to ASCII boobs, don't forget that Wikipedia has images of many artworks, much of which contains naked people. But that's ok because this is art and definitely not porn.
Even if they blocked all the art on Wikipedia, there's still the image of the plaque on the Pioneer probes which you can find on the NASA website (ie an official US government website) which has a picture of naked people on it.
It's almost like the definition of porn is complicated.
Re: Nice try BUT Fail, Fail, Fail and Fail again. :)
Next you'll be complaining about their "Super Cali...." headlines.
Well, there might have been more, but they've all been hacked and gone out of business.
"A sensibly configured miner would not have access to private keys."
So, probably about 10% of them have the private keys on the server then?
Fortunately my ears are crap, so I'll stick to my £1.50 pair of earbuds thanks.
You don't need to find unbiased sources (there's not many because everything is subjective), you need to find sources with opposing bias. The parts where they agree are probably correct.
If you can't find both, picking a source that's ideologically different to you will help, because you'll probably notice most of their biases yourself.
"a crime in many countries, including the US"
Is this the same US where (in some states) there's no lower limit of the age of marriage, as long as you can find a judge to approve it?
Re: "The UK has exceptionally high standards of data protection," she said
The UK has great standards of data protection. Before something is due to be declassified, all the embarrassing bits will get shredded. Can't get more secure than that!
Re: This comment section should be good.
UK Gold are owned by BBC Worldwide.
"Is there anyone under 30 still paying a UK TV licence?"
I was about to say 'yes', and then remembered quite how long ago 30 was :(
Re: Typed 'Reboot' where ... ?
I have to admit to this one as well.
Now I check very carefully which machine the prompt is for.
(I've also be auto-logged out of a machine, and nearly run the command on the machine I was tunnelling from instead.)
Re: Shock! Great British Public not stupid!
I do tend to drink less these days, but that's not because the health warnings, it's because my hangovers are so much worse these days.
I remember as a student being able to go out drinking all night every night, with naught but an occasionally sore head. These days three pints on an empty stomach can leave me (wishing I was) bedridden.
Can confirm, works on Win 10 (as long as you don't misread it as Ctrl-Alt-c anyway)
Re: Mutually Assured Destruction - MAD
"Putin has simply copied the US programme, of interfering militarily in other countries"
It wasn't a US invention, countries have been doing that since written history became a thing.
Re: Good work by MSFT
Perhaps they know exactly what shareware means and used that word because they knew it would annoy people?
Re: People who know told me
You'd be surprised how much fuel this approach can save.
Firstly the aircraft can add a few hundred metres per second to the rocket,. Not much, but it's a start.
The largest help though is lifting the rocket up the first few thousand meters, because that has a relatively large effect on the air density that the rocket has to push though. It also reduces gravity losses somewhat.
As other people have noted, it also give you complete freedom in orbital inclination, and launch times and locations.
Re: Give them an inch...
"You can just imagine what #hashtag Amber Rudd signs off"
Using the latest in making-stuff-up technology, I can exclusively reveal to you how such a meeting happens:
GCHQ: "Hello HomeSec, we'd like to tap all the communications of this person"
Home Sec: "Are they a naughty person?"
G: "Oh yes"
HS: "Oh go on then, here you go *scribbles signature*"
Check and balances eh?