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1553 posts • joined 16 Mar 2008
"Some people _need_ to print or the company cannot work."
So you identify those people and plop a laser printer on their desk. This solves the security problems (don't share the printer on the network). It also addreses the 'need' issue. Some people will have to weigh the loss of a big chunk of desk space against the ability to print today's Dilbert strip out. And it keeps the 'must print' people at their desks.
"turns off the wifi somehow, but doesn't report the fact back to Windows"
Hmm. My Lenovo has such a switch. But Linux has no problem detecting it and announcing it with a "wireless is disabled by a hardware switch" message. Stranger yet, it uses a "Windows" RF driver through a special kernel module. So the information is there. Windows could have known, should have known, but chose not to check.
Not really needed if you plan ahead*. But unlike Windows UAC, I've never seen a 'sudo' popup magically appear in my daily work flow. UAC is, in my opinion, a sign that something is mis-configured or trying to gain access that it really shouldn't have. (No. I'm not installing your codec or viewer just to watch 'Hot Cheerleader Action'. Publish your porn with Flash like all the other sites do.) And that's where my claim of needing to tweak Windows on the fly so often comes from. I don't use Windows personally, but so many people I know that do spend more than insignificant amounts of time 'making the nasty popups go away'.
*About the only thing I use sudo for is the occasional need to mount an NTFS drive to my Linux box (which requires root).
It think it is because there is too much stuff in Windows that has to be tweaked 'on the fly' to get work done. So Windows is set up not to treat 'admin' as a separate user (where you'd have to close your work, log off and then log on as admin) but an attribute you can attach to a normal user. Just to nudge the OS along as a normal part of your work flow.
*NIXes encourage you to think things through and get everything properly configured as a separate process.
"Even with 'AI' or humans sometimes, the unexpected, unanticipated require an almost instinctive reaction"
Or one could put some people who actually know how to fly on the development teams.
SW Dev: "Are there any instances where control inputs might change coincident with a switch from air to ground modes?"
Pilot: "Um ... yeah."
... and the neural net, it sort of makes sense. Instead of representing each point in solution space as a magnitude, it is now a vector (magnitude plus direction) to the next most probable step in that space.
Once you hit the network with real data, it saves time (processor steps) by proceeding along the most probable path.
"To a greater or lesser degree, we're probably all a little guilty of it. I know I am, particularly here at El Reg. I frequently go back over recent comments I've made to see if anyone has replied to something I've posted."
That's just human nature. The desire to engage other people in a conversation on some topic of mutual interest. Instead of a bunch of crazy people, each on their own street corner soap box. Screaming their words of wisdom at the passers-by. Bloggers I think we call them now.
"I can't work out whether you are just hugely uninformed or a troll."
You posted the link to the data yourself (Mauna Loa CO2 measurements). Take a look at the slope of the AGW increase over time and compare it to the slope of the seasonal variation (the effect of plant respiration given the greater uptake by the ecosystem). There is little if any lag between the seasons and the seasonal CO2 signal. The upward/downward slope of the long term trend is completely dependent on the difference between our CO2 production and the ability of the ecosystem. If humans were to turn everything off and walk away (not very likely), the initial slope of the drop in CO2 would be greater than the slope of the increase since the beginning of the industrial age. Most of the drop would occur in a few decades, with the system reaching equilibrium asymptotically, but in a shorter time period than since the beginning of the industrial revolution.
That paper on volcanism (not vulcanism) cites CO2 lifetimes from 35 to 100 years based on their calculations. Not 'centuries'.
And if you think that climate doesn't respond to control system theory like every other branch of physics, then what you have is a religion, not science. And your climate scientists have taken the same position that clergy has, believe or else.
And finally: watch your language. This may be why so few people take you climate scientists seriously.
"CO2 lasts for several centuries"
4 billion years. This planet hasn't had a significant period without CO2 in its atmosphere. Processes that produce and consume CO2 are ongoing and interdependent. You can't get rid of it without producing more (in varying degrees).
That said, the 'centuries' PR is just designed to promote panic. CO2 levels respond very quickly to seasonal changes with time lags on the order of weeks. Not centuries. It's just a matter of altering the production vs consumption rates.
"NOx will typically be produced from any combustion event at temperatures over 1300c"
At the nozzle exit. It's a pretty simple matter to design a nozzle that creates sufficient expansion to cool gasses below that point. As a side effect of accelerating them. Most first stage engines are over expanded at sea level (more cooling) so as to match higher altitude atmospheric pressure and obtain better efficiency.
If the AI or display app doesn't know how to handle a character, it shouldn't ignore it. There are "unknown encoding" symbols (question mark in a diamond or rectangle with hex bytes) made just for this purpose. AI can be written to kick stuff out that it can't parse rathet than sending people to the wrong Arabic street number.
Google translate is sh*t because it doesn't highlight single words that it fails to translate when leaving them in the source language.
"Considering that the fact the location used was under Amazon's surveillance coverage,"
That US Postal service box isn't the only one in existance. And surveillance would only indicate a vote. Not which way.
People must think voters are idiots. They can be swayed by handing out water in the voting line. And if I want people to assume I vote GOP, I'm not smart enough to drop my ballot in the mailbox in the rich part of town.
This needs to be configured as an actual wall. Two dimensional, where smaller battery subassemblies are all on an external surface. And can be released and ejected by thermal fuse links. Mount it over a sand pit and when one unit catches fire, drop it and let it burn.
Better cooling as well if there are no marginal units buried in the middle of a bank.
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