If you consider electrons moving from one point to another where or when they aren't supposed to go, then yes.
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The Americans have been testing hypersonic missiles at the Woomera RAAF test range in Australia since at least 2015 many of which have been openly reported, my guess is that the two mentioned are essentially "final design" concepts or demonstrators from two different manufacturers using the data gained by numerous previous tests.
Re: All parties
"Yes, the Democrats have been accused of being complicit. Pelosi explicitly, for instance, relating to multiple curious decisions made."
Would these be the Republican accusations which ignore that she does not in fact control the Capitol Police and has little to no input on how they perform their roles? Or the accusations that blame her for not calling in the National Guard which she doesn't actually have the power to do?
You realise that you are accusing Pelosi of trying to help Trump right? How exactly does that fit into your worldview? Does it make you lay awake at night in sweaty dilemma wondering if that means you should in fact be supporting her because your conspiracy theories claim she actively tried to support Trump?
Maybe she's Q!!!
Leaked footage shows British F-35B falling off HMS Queen Elizabeth and pilot's death-defying ejection
Re: buy gold now
Whilst I agree with almost everything you wrote, I feel the need to point out that as Australia is a democracy then people have every right to protest, however daft said protests might be. Otherwise it would be a tad more similar to China than you might like. Besides, if memory serves its the various world governments that sink protesters ships in dock, even going so far as to set off bombs in the buggers.
Re: I wonder
It wouldn't add much to the range per flight, but it would add to the longevity of the batteries making total ownership costs potentially much less for the operator. The batteries wouldn't need to dump large amounts of current over the short periods required on each takeoff, my reasoning for this is drones, if flown in normal mode batteries have a much longer lifespan than if they're flown in sport mode.
Michigan Micro Mote works well escargot: Tiny computer makes it into the field strapped to backs of predatory snails
Preliminary report on Texas Tesla crash finds Autosteer was 'not available' along road where both passengers died
Re: About "...weaken and backdoor cryptography...."
But I'm not just talking about the cryptography of service providers, GCHQ want all crypto provided in the UK to be compromised, be it Joe public, universities or companies. When any of the above can and do work on projects which fall under the umbrella of "national security interests" it shows how daft the idea of compromised crypto is when they say that they need compromised crypto for national security but they also need strong crypto for national security. There's a logical fallacy in there about snakes eating their own tails.
FSF doubles down on Richard Stallman's return: Sure, he is 'troubling for some' but we need him, says org
Downvoted for being against pedophillia? Wow, a new low for the register comments section.
To be perfectly clear the guy is a sex offence waiting to happen. He's even for necrophillia and sex with animals. Downvote all you like, he shouldn't be on the streets nevermind helming an organisation.
SpaceX Starship blows up on landing, Elon Musk says it's the data that matters and that landed just fine
Anyone else notice that the exhaust from one of the rocket motors changed to a bright green flame many seconds before the BOOM?
You could get such a green coloured flame by burning copper (an unlikely material in a high temp rocket motor) or by burning boron (a very likely material given its much higher melting point and other features) either way it suggests that the motor was in effect "eating itself" prior to the fateful landing.
Re: Nice try to spin
That's rather disingenuous, I never said that the Chinese government is not sponsoring industrial espionage, they quite blatantly are. Just like every other country to varying degrees of hypocrisy.
I am pointing out how the previous commenters arguments against Huawei fall flat on their face when not seen through a haze of partizan and I dare to say it, racist anti-chinese sentiment.
The Chinese government does not equate to the Chinese people, nor Chinese companies.
Re: Nice try to spin
If ignorance is bliss then you must be one very happy camper.
Lets go through your list of perceived grips one by one.
"Huawei is the private enterprise of the PLA, even more willing to follow Chinese laws forcing every private company to share everything with the tyrannical CCP regime" - You see that part where you wrote Chinese laws? You get what a law is right? It's non-negotiable, You don't want to go to jail, you follow the law of the land. There is no choice. Also pretty much every major company that wants to operate or trade in China must accept some percentage of government ownership. This does not make them a "private enterprise of the PLA, Foxconn ring any bells? how come you aren't griping about Apple?
Espionage - Huawei opened their source code to the British government for inspection, sure their source was shitty, but can you guess what wasn't found? I'll give you a hint.... nefarious espionage code. Call me back when Cisco is willing to do the same.
IP theft - Hmm you haven't actually checked on this have you? Guess who owns a metric shit-ton of 5G patents, if you guessed Huawei then have a cookie they're so far advanced in 5G they can make better chips cheaper than their competition, hell they helped write the 5G standard. Now guess who stands to benefit if Western countries can use those patents without the need to pay royalties to Huawei.
loss of competitive power and knowledge - Ahh, now we see the crux of the matter "They're making more money than us and they're smarter than us!!" Jealousy and a feeling of inferiority, those great drivers of global politics and many other bad decisions.
Behold, the Ultimately Large Telescope: A revived proposal for a 100-metre liquid-mirror star scanner on the Moon
Inconsistent viscosity might cause imperfections in a frozen surface which may not be as big an issue when it's a liquid in motion. Presuming that the "thicker" parts of the liquid would be held against the outside edge by the spin.
(I'm not an expert by any means, that is just my guess and could very well be wrong)
Years after we detected two neutron stars crashing into each other, we're still picking up X-rays. We don't know why
NASA's hefty Martian rover will use an AI brain on a robot arm to map out signs of ancient life on Red Planet
I expect they're probably using a variety of 7075 Aluminium alloy (Aluminum for the FREEDOM!!!!! folk) which has a slightly higher thermal expansion then a lot of steels. But even so, I've seen it used as components in jet turbine housings and mounts and it sure didn't get anywhere near 13mm of expansion while in use, nevermind on a hot summer day.
I suppose they could be talking about total expansion by volume as opposed to directional. Would be a daft way to phrase it though.
"During the day, the temperature on the Red Planet can fluctuate by up to 38°C. The added heat can cause the metal on Perseverance's robotic arm to expand and contract by up to 13 millimetres"
Expansion of 13 millimeters over a temperature differential of just 38°C? doesn't that seem a little extreme? I would expect a deviation of around 1.3 mm not 1.3 cm.
TikTok seeks injunction to halt Trump ban, claims it would break America's own First and Fifth Amendments
Re: Oh the irony
Nope, not the pacific. Neither the Japanese nor I want him washing up here on the shores of Japan. Amusing as the thought of him being chewed up and shat out by Godzilla might be, would anyone really be able to tell the difference? A huge pile of steaming shite is a huge pile of steaming shite however you choose to look at it.
Sounds like the black helicopters have come for us. Oh, just another swarm of FAA-approved Amazon delivery drones
USA decides to cleanse local networks of anything Chinese under new five-point national data security plan
The majority of Foxconn factories are in mainland China, bankrolled, part controlled and protected against human rights investigation by the PRC. You can bet your ass that all data and designs that flow from the headquarters in Taiwan to the factories in china do so via the PRC.
Wrong China? Show me how I'm wrong. IF you can.
I seem to recall that Apple's devices are made by foxconn, a known human rights abuser and part state owned/controlled, in China. Curious as to when they'll be banned and wether or not the republican party and Trump could even survive trying to ban them (I envision Washington taking on a striking resemblance to a Romero movie, with the government barricaded in the white house surrounded by black turtleneck wearing zombies).
Is that croaky voicemail of your CEO just a Fakey McFake Fake – or does he normally ask you to wire him $1m?
Re: a "software-generated voicemail message"
@trevorde some might suggest that this is the current status of ai.
Cognitive abilities ⩽ a 3 year old, can't make a correct decision on its own regardless of the size of its training set, shows extreme bias, gets confused when asked to distinguish between a picture of a dog and a duck. Certainly sounds like most of my prior bosses.
Judge green-lights Facebook, WhatsApp hacking lawsuit against spyware biz NSO, unleashing Zuck's lawyers
Re: My head hurts
Don't worry, the world hasn't gone topsy turvy. Like most who are obscenely rich or hold power over the peons he couldn't give a flying zuck about the privacy concerns of the masses, what worries him is that his own personal communications could be compromised. That's why he wants this nipped in the bud, any fallout that benefits us normal folk is purely accidental.
Bad news: Your Cisco switch is a fake and an update borked it. Good news: It wasn't designed to spy on you
Chinese mobile giant OPPO claims new 125W fast-charging spec will fully fuel your phone in 20 minutes
White elephants in the mist: Google's upcoming Pixel 4A may ship without Soli motion recognition, per FCC filing
Re: It'll be a planet again
Earth also has several "moonlets", asteroids locked in Lagrangian orbits. So not so much with the orbital clearance as a category for planethood. Also how does clearing an orbit work for planethood when you consider planetary rings? Is Saturn not a planet then? Demoting Pluto was arbitrary and capricious, which is why they waited until most of those present went to lunch before forwarding the motion.