689 posts • joined 2 Aug 2012
Price Hiking of Drugs only in the US of A
It's not just this oxygen thief's fault that he could hike the drug's price; that action was enabled by the USA drugs patent system blocking the generic drug from the American market.
$750 a pill in the USA while 10¢ a pill as the top end price just about everywhere else. American democracy in action or inaction?
Re: "What's with the fortified islands then?"
They don't sink like aircraft carriers and don't need special aircraft for take off and landing on them.
Re: 600 Servers = 1 truck and lots of muscle
The article said there were four raids not one. So say 150 servers each raid so not such a big truck as no packaging and also less muscle required.
I would also imagine they have trolleys and forklifts in Iceland which would have figured in my plans to do something like this; just like planning an installation in reverse.
Re: I also use a brand with my logo - @Johnny Canuck
What exactly have you been using in your bee hive smoker?
In other news; 1st April moved forward by a month ....
All sounds just like willy waving to me. Did someone buy the wee man a 14" strap-on?
Brings a whole new meaning to a stiffie.
Yep. At -11ºC three and a half inches is all you can reasonably expect.
Not much use with an eight inch slot though.
Modular reactors are the only real answer.
Wind and solar alone are never going to cut it, even for just the current supply. Until we crack fusion the only answer is to use current nuclear technology to supply needs and replace fossil fuels.
Current big reactor designs and deployment are not really desirable and still have distribution problems. Modular reactors similar to those used by the nuclear subs and warships could a viable option. Placed close to where the power is needed, at end of life the whole unit is removed and sent for decommissioning and a new unit dropped into place. Benefit of many small units is they can back each other up via the grid more effectively than just a few big ones.
Waste will still be a problem but we may have no option but to store it safely until technology catches up.
Are you happy to see me ...
... or is that a Nokia in your pocket?
Re: Or am I missing something?
Oh yes. They were not exposed by TOR in any way.
They were exposed by logging on to a compromised server which then fed them the exposing exploit, which in turn then gathered the information available on the pervs PC. I presume they did not change the server's IP address when it was moved to run the sting.
None of the FBI's information came from TOR except maybe the IPs of the entry and exit nodes (they are not mentioned as part of the gathered evidence) which the PC would of had anyway.
I remember that the local fuzz ignored many reports from members of the gun club that the perpetrator was a member of that he was unstable and not fit to hold a firearms licence; this for several months prior to the incident.
The police excuse after the fact was that they couldn't review his licence as it would impact his EU granted human rights.
Even back then a firearms licence was held "at the pleasure of" the granting chief constable and could be withdrawn at any time with no reason required.
Is "Ajit" the Urdu equvalent of the Irish "Ejit"?
Re: very few people do bad things with cars...
Codswallop! Just check the drink driving stats or convictions for dangerous driving.
OED : Pled - North American, Scottish, or dialect past participle of plead.
Might be in the OED but I agree it isn't English.
Re: Something's not right here - explain it in simple terms
For simplicity assume the Plank length is the smallest quanta of space-time.
The expansion of the universe appears to be that the quanta of space-time in areas with minimal matter/gravitation (intergalactic voids) spontaneously split into two new "lumps" of space time at a given rate or spontaneously get created (makes little odds).
After a while there is now more space between the galaxies, thus they all appear to be moving away from each other. The galaxies are not necessarily "moving" in relation to each other, it's the space (distance) between them that is growing.
Galactic clusters cover huge areas (volumes) but the common gravity between the galaxies seemingly prevents the space-time between them expanding. Our own galactic cluster is actually moving in a concerted direction measured against the rest of universe even though the individual galaxies are moving relative to each other.
Dark energy has not been observed working at smaller scales, such as within galactic clusters, galaxies, or down at the atomic level. For the much touted big rip to happen dark energy would have to increase many many fold to the point where it could overcome not just weak gravity but the binding energy of the strong force in baryons.
That's my simplistic view of how it works. Works for me :)
Re: Light - your, yore - or even you're?
Re: Superfluous step
Some things need to be killed with fire. Just to be sure.
Re: "There must be a law where 'incitement to break the law' is a crime?"
It's called conspiracy and used to be used quite a bit*. However it has been under scrutiny of the Law Commission for some time and appears to have fallen out of favour. Not sure if it's still on the statute books or not.
There is also a civil version 'conspiracy to commit fraud' which should be applicable now if they are still making marketing calls while the company is going insolvent.
* not always in a good way unfortunately
"officially - they are all Caucasian"
So are those from the middle east and Indian sub-continent; well at least back when I was in uni.
"The purpose of these videos is to incite violence ... and attempt to spread fear in our society."
I think the most "fear" from watching one of these videos would be the plod knocking down your door.
Hardly any normal people would want to see this stuff or go looking for it; those that did see this stuff would feel disgust rather than be intimidated by it.
Re: Peppa Pig dubbed in Arabic
That can't be kosher!
"SHERLOC will be calibrated, tested, then re-tested and re-calibrated "
And hopefully decontaminated.
(sorry, had to find an excuse for the icon)
Re: "when they get off their guns and trump hobbyhorses"
What's wrong with guns?
My question is...
... how did a shitty Essex story come to reported on from San Francisco? Is Iain Thompson a secret TOWIE fan?
Re: Unwarranted Trumpanzee
Uppies just for the title.
I would have given you one for the content as well if allowed.
Re: "not entirely clear who he's not forgiving"
Well not himself; no need as all narcissists know that it's always someone else's fault, can't be their own as they are perfect in their own eyes.
Re: "Can't he just journey to the actual edge of the earth?"
They are still looking for it! Anyway lack of proof of an edge does not prove there isn't one.
Where have I heard that before?
My sex toy has a virus
@splod - your on the right track but ...
... throw out all the crap, fill base with Lincolnshire sausage meat, bake until crispy brown on top and serve with HP Sauce. A fried egg on top is optional.
Re: Missing a crucial step
Your forgetting the slices of Mars Bar!
Trappist-1 ... cool white dwarf star. - Since when?
Trappist-1 is an "ultra-cool* red dwarf star" according to other more reliable sources. Nothing like what astronomers call a white dwarf.
The headline stating that two planets "have watery oceans" is definitely missing the "may" in front of "have". Deliberate click baiting? :(
* Ultra-cool refers to its surface temp. of ± 2500 K, not it dress sense.
A high-energy neutrino, a powerful cosmic ray, and a gamma ray walk into a bar... Where you from, asks the bartender
"...jets of electromagnetic energy close to the speed of light..."
No. They will by definition be at the speed of light.
Jets of particles could be near the speed of light.
@45RPM - did you accidentally bump the lever to 78 RPM this morning?
Dial it back to 33 RPM and chill a bit.
Occam's Razor: If the first one was a burp going southwards...
... then the one going north from the other end must have been a fart.
Sad wanker watches wankers wank
Is life in North Royalton so boring this is all there is to do? For thirteen years!
Maybe "Zuma" was taken out by "Cyril".
More likely just got a big backhander to send its data to the Guptas for onward sale.
Re: ... Have you read "On the beach"?
No, but I did see the film. Does that count?
Re: Hopefully landing like one... - Your wish is granted!
I just felt like a down vote Friday when I posted :) Didn't hear of any hassle with the macOS patch and had no AV problems with Sophos.
However, karma has had its revenge as I find my beer has evaporated whilst I wasn't paying attention and I now have to get up and get another one. I will however dedicate it to all who won't make it to the pub at lunchtime due to this M$ SNAFU.
I'm felling like a smug git right now.
"Apple has quietly patched the Meltdown bug in macOS 10.13.2 in December."
Is schadenfreude bad karma?
Re: Dyson Spheres would have sucked all the dust away.
That's a hell of an upgrade from the Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner range. Really big dust canister I expect.
Re: So there is water on Mars - They can all suck fluids from a stone
Just add lawyers to the list then even if they can't suck water or blood from a stone it's still a win-win situation.
Who need puns when there is the wry irony of a todger-dodger being named Dick?
But fast yes. - No not really.
See several people keep mentioning that they find FF 57 faster than the last release, I certainly don't but I am running it with NoScript (or what is left of it; getting ads I never used to and XXS pop-ups nightmare).
I find opening a link in a new tab (in the back ground) slows the current tab down, scrolling it jitters horribly. Looks like the CPU has lost three of its four cores it's so bad. Didn't happen in the previous version. The FF 57 UI is pretty sucky in design and crap contrast.
When I first installed FF57 & NS it was so dysfunctional I rolled it back within a day. I have persisted for about a fortnight with the updated versions but really miss the old smooth functional versions. I feel another roll back coming.
Re: "Kraut" ? really ? in the 21st century ? after 70 years ?
You actually quoted from a Daily Wail article on El Reg?
Rather a green mistake even if you are not so cabbage looking.
Re: Is that absolute or relative risk?
Failure of a blastocyst to implant isn't a miscarriage. It should only be called a miscarriage if there is a recognisable foetus.
Clip clop, clip clop.... boom!
Amish drive by.
Re: Free neutrons ... Cosmic rays? So from supernovas for a start.
Yes but only if your no more than about 25 light minutes away from it.
Free neutrons have an average life of about 14-15 minutes before they decay into a proton, electron and an electron anti-neutrino (occasionally a gamma photon is produced as well). Thus we on earth will never see free neutrons in cosmic rays but may see a few in solar radiation (low energy as they are not accelerated by magnet or electrical fields).
This is the reason why there are no clouds of neutrons in space, but loads of hydrogen in both neutral and ionised states.
how much gold, platinum ... present in asteroids is still completely unknown
True, but all the platinum group metals mined in southern Africa are found in the remnants of two large meteor strikes which hit the planet after the crust was formed. Any gold, platinum, etc... present at the formation of the planet would have settled to the core before any crust formation.
Re: AI / Automation - Can't wait!
Oh yes you can, computer says so.
Speciesist profiling and discrimination of the worst kind.
This only happened because they were donkeys, if some cows did it they would have been given desert as well!
Re: Soyuz ... safety record... have to laugh!
Yesterdays total loss of a multi-satellite launch says its still not that good.
According to the article I saw it was a human error when a retro-thruster was fired, de-orbiting the payload, from a preliminary orbit rather than the main thruster to send it into a higher orbit.
The amusing bit is that the head of the Russian space program had declared the launch a success before it suddenly wasn't.
Well the main stage did work so you may still have a point Mr V.