Gaining momentum in a curved space is trivial - just jump off a cliff
3238 posts • joined 24 Dec 2007
The government enforced program on your phone will be optimised for thorough scanning, not for conserving your battery. You will have no control over it draining all the power just when you need your phone.
Not only can they expand what is scanned, they can update the program to do other things. "Oh, there's a terrorist threat, so we had to make it send all your messages to us in clear, together with your exact location at all times"
Re: Measure twice, cut once
"After a run of these in the late 20th century, "some" training programs now emphasize that junior staff should be proactive and senior staff have to accept it."
On a fully laden, just refuelled jumbo jet at Tenerife, the junior staff didn't want to question the captain's misunderstanding of a radio message as clearance for immediate takeoff.
Some of the people in the jumbo that was taxiing up the runway in thick fog survived.
Aircraft now wait for departure. The word takeoff is used only for authorising or cancelling immediate takeoff.
Easy to miss something trivial
In the mid 80s the building manager of the big office building had gone on holiday, and had left detailed notes on how to work the terminal that controlled the heating, air conditioning, etc. of all the building.
I got called in because they could not get the instructions to work. The instructions said to connect by pressing Ctrl and C. So they pressed Ctrl. And then they pressed C.
Re: Gaping hole
"Here in the UK we have Article 10 the Human Rights Act (1998) on a national level (which in itself is only a backstop for more detailed protective legislation) and Article 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms providing two levels of protection and two courts we can go to."
Haven't you been keeping up with the news? Boris is going to repeal all that and claims he will replace it with his own version (but of course he's a habitual liar). So we will be at the whim of the current Home Secretary, who is panting to bring back the death penalty and has openly stated that she doesn't care if the person executed is guilty or not as it will still act as a deterrent.
Re: SPAM, SPAM SPAM SPAM!
Spam, scams, viruses, harassment, grooming, stalking, etc. etc. On the face of it that clause completely bans spam traps. We'll have to treat any email from Texas with the same suspicion as emails from Nigerian Princes.
Of course some of the right wing will be delighted that they can now freely drive off the net any uppity woman who dares to disagree with them.
Re: So if
There have been recent cases where open source code used by thousands of sites has been found to have a security hole. If you self-host such code you will not automatically get updated when the code is fixed.
You may never even hear about the problem - you might be running code that is years out of date because you forgot to check for updates.
Wifinity hands customers bills for Wi-Fi services they didn't want but used by accident after software 'glitch' let 'fixed term' subs continue
Assange extradition case goes to UK Home Secretary as High Court rules he can be sent to US for trial
Make it last until there's overlap
It's critically important that Hubble is still operating for a while after the James Webb Telescope is fully operational.
If they can make simultaneous observations of the same objects, this will make it vastly easier to cross-calibrate the instruments.
So then the data in the Hubble archives can be fully linked with the incoming JWT data.
Facebook may soon reveal new name – we're sure Reg readers will be more creative than Zuck's marketroids
Re: Oh dear
I was at University when the Prisoner first aired. We were doing an experiment that required liquid helium to cool it. The gas that boiled off was collected in a large latex balloon, a couple of feet across. But the recovery system hadn't been finished, so the gas was then just allowed to escape.
One time I took the full balloon out of the lab and sent it bouncing down a very long corridor.
Someone came out of a door at the far end and saw this large white sphere bouncing towards him along the roof of the corridor.