If he’s Nakamoto
Apologies if this has already been asked and answered…
…but why doesn’t he just move some coins from the Nakamoto wallet in front of some court-approved witnesses to prove he has the Nakamoto keys?
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Most submarine reactors use highly-enriched uranium (HEU) which is 85%+ U-235 and a serious proliferation risk. Anyone know if these civil power reactors use a similar level of enrichment?
The world really doesn't need more HEU circulating, especially when you know manufacturers and governments will want to export these reactors to anyone with the ready money.
In 1955, President Eisenhower proposed an "Open Skies" policy where the US and USSR would allow spy flights over one another's countries. The Soviet Union rejected it outright because it was all too aware that its announcements of endless bombers aimed at America wasn't actually the case.
Eisenhower then announced that the US would build and launch a satellite for the International Geophysical Year. He had received a proposal from the Science Advisory Committee which said that non-military satellites would establish 'freedom of space' where satellites could pass over other countries' territory without consequences.
The Soviet Union, eager for a publicity coup announced its own satellite (which would eventually become Sputnik 3), but this ran behind schedule; so in order to score a first they lobbed Sputnik 1 into orbit and effectively established 'freedom of space'. They couldn't then complain when the US started launching its own satellites.
I can only assume this means Facebook (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Evil Corp) will be throwing open its data silos. Then we can all see what they've been acquiring; and that those of us who have never subscribed to any of their services can ensure all of the shadow data they've gobbled up about us is deleted.
It's even better than hypergolic.
The British rockets pumped hydrogen peroxide over a catalyst to produce superheated steam and oxygen. This was used to drive the turbopumps that fed the fuel and oxidiser and then dumped into the engine where it combined with the fuel.
Genius, pure genius.
The UK's development of kerosene, hydrogen peroxide rockets was simply brilliant. It avoided all the technological and engineering problems associated with cryogenic propellants and the toxicity of hypergolic fuels - and produced a decent amount of specific impulse. A tragedy that the programme was scrapped just as it was beginning to produce real results - the UK could have had a good start on the small-sat market that came along about a decade later.
Does anyone know if Prospero is still transmitting? It was certainly still going 'beep!' in the naughties - has anyone tried finding it recently? But even if it has gone quiet, it will be up there long after we have all gone to meet our makers.
A beer for the Best of British Bryllcreemed Boffins who put it up there.
‘ DC Casey added: "Cryptocurrency is often thought, by criminals, to be an anonymous way to move funds around undetected but I'm glad that in this case, we were able to highlight that the police are now able to effectively investigate offences of this nature."’
I trust this statement will be made available to the court when the Home Office makes another attempt to break encryption on the grounds that it allows anonymous criminality.
The 14th launch was a first stage failure. This was the first lacuna of the 5ECA version which offers more oomph! to orbit. It was deliberately blown up after the cooling in the engine malfunctioned losing a comms sat and an experimental technology demonstrator.
There have been three partial failures where the rocket didn't quite reach the intended orbit, but overall, Ariane V has been a spectacular success.
Now I'd like to see ESA offer something that can compete with the Falcon in a completely changed market. The VI is a good jobs creation programme for the French missile industry and there is definitely a need for European security to have its own launcher - but to lose the entire commercial market to the US would be sad.
John Carreyrou from the Wall Street Journal wrote a fantastic book about the whole Theranos scam called 'Bad Blood' which I can't recommend highly enough. He is now running a follow-up podcast about the trial. Lots of adverts, but the content is good:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/introducing-bad-blood-the-final-chapter/id1575738174?i=1000528235677 (other podcast providers available).
I'm still trying to get my head around a defence where the supposed victim retained more than 99% of the shares in Theranos.
Maybe the title 'Guardian' is overselling their capabilities? I don't want data protection authorities to have a dialogue with an organisation that is clearly seeking to hide its activities. It should be a monologue from the regulator telling them that they are going to comply.
'Loss of the "hot corner" in Windows 7, 8 and 10. The bottom left corner of the screen was always the spot to launch the Start menu, now it is a variable spot at the left of the centred row of icons.'
What is going on with UI designers? Apple and Microsoft both seem to be hellbent on producing interfaces where elements move around arbitrarily or where everything is hidden behind hamburger menus so that there's no chance to develop muscle memory or get work done quickly. They're making things harder - WHY?
'United States, Australia, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the Dubai International Finance Centre, and Colombia, with India, Brazil, Kenya, and Indonesia'
Doubtless all paragons of data protection. This is going to be selling out the rights of individuals in order to allow data to be exported far and wide. Still, it's an answer to those of us who wondered if Elizabeth Denham was about the least effective possible head of the ICO.
So the code can be analysed - what about all of the training sets that have been thrown at the system? Neural net code can be analysed and verified, but the secret sauce is how it has been trained.
And here is the big problem - child pornography is a strict liability offence meaning that researchers would require special permission from the government to even obtain copies to repeat Apple's experiments.
The Hawaii-Emperor Seamount chain is a terrific example of a hotspot volcano which has punched a series of holes through the Pacific Plate and extends all the way to the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench off of Asia where the plate is recycled back into the Mantle.
Our nearest hotspot is in Eastern Iceland under Askja which is pushing up the whole island above sea level and is responsible for the big, mean volcanoes of Eastern Iceland which are the ones to be afraid of. It's the same one that created the lava flows of Northern Ireland and Western Scotland which erupted before the Atlantic even formed. Today, it keeps a small section of the Mid Atlantic Ridge dry so we can go and see friendly little volcanoes erupt like the one in Geldingadalir which is doing wonders for the Icelandic tourist industry.
The little Japanese island is a bit different, it's caused by island arc volcanism related to the subduction of the Pacific plate back into the Mantle. Judging by the photos, it looks like it a mix of cinder and ash with very little liquid lava. I wouldn't be too surprised if it was washed away in a few months or years unless it can be persuaded to erupt some lava armour. Mind you, these volcanoes can be utterly spectacular if the vent remains below sea level as the magma mixes with seawater. You get these colossal 'Surtseyan' eruptions (named after the Icelandic island in the article) which look like atom bomb tests.
Roscosmos has proposed just that, but whether it is feasible or not is a good question - not only is China's latest space station in a different orbit, but it is in a different orbital inclination and changing inclination needs lots and lots of energy.
So this is probably all bluster from a country whose economy is smaller than that of Australia and makes nothing that any of us actually want to buy.
Ten, twenty years ago, Russia had a clear lead over China in every area of space flight - experience of long duration missions, landing on the Moon, big rockets with enough UMPH! to lift big payloads. But now? China has achieved all of those with its own technologies, and in some cases, exceeded the achievements of Russia and the USSR.
So, apart from possibly slowing the Chinese down, what does Russia have to offer?
(There are similar issues in aerospace where China and Russia have been trying to build the CRAIC CR929 long-range wide body airliner. Proposed in 2014, it might just fly in 2025, but the two partners keep falling out over little things like the engines.
Governments might not be stopped, but there's no reason why we couldn't outlaw 'malware for hire' companies like NSO Group - or at least make it clear to their financial backers (hello Novalpina, based in London) that they might be involved in criminality and therefore liable to financial sanctions like other criminal enterprises.
We could also consider banning the zero day industry operated by the likes of Zerodium where security flaws are withheld from developers and users and sold on for profit.
From what I've seen, we're not talking about cryptographic hashes, but perceptual hashes which are the outputs of neural networks trained to look for characteristics in images. Unlike crypto hashes where it is possible to grind through the algorithm to see how it produced a value, perceptual hashes come out of the black box of a NN - you just have to trust them that the perceptual hash is unique to a particular image (and slightly altered variations of it).
Apple hasn't refusing shared its algorithm and training sets so experts can mark their homework. Indeed since it is illegal for researchers to possess child abuse images in the UK, (because it is a strict liability offence), they CAN'T be verified.
So we have to assume that Apple has done its homework and hasn't produced another faulty image analysis algorithm like those that have given use previous privacy screwups.Which when we are talking about people's lives is a HUGE request on their part.
Once horsey-set member Matt Hancock was found with his trousers down, Harding lost the person who had endlessly promoted her towards her level of incompetence. Had he stayed in his post, she would have been a shoo-in for the top job at the NHS.
Still, now she can spend more time with hubby, John Penrose, the Prime Minister's anti-corruption champion...
Thanks for the memories - I had forgotten about those and have to thank a kindly librarian for pointing me at them once I grew out of the books in the children's library.
Uranus did get a look in (quiet at the back) in 'First Contact'.
And was it just me that got freaked out by the grey fungus that was brought to Earth by a Venus sample return mission. There was a scene with a dog covered in the goop that gave me nightmares for several nights.
A beer for you sir!
Gold is more readily concentrated by hydrothermal fluids and then by water transportation than rare earths. So whilst gold is less common in the bulk Crust, *locally* it can reach relatively high concentrations making it easier to mine.
Having said that, there are plenty of places where rare earths reach economic concentrations. One reason there hasn't been much mining in the West is that the processing and environmental clean-up to remove associated uranium and thorium minerals greatly increase the cost. For a long time it was easier to import them from China where little issues like dumping radioactive tailings weren't taken seriously.
He's in cahoots with Babylon Health and has endlessly promoted it when Health Secretary. It basically uses a chatbot to triage patients and has been accused of cherrypicking patients.
Why yes, major shareholders in the company just happen to be Tory donors...
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