Land stops wind?
I know I had read about it, but visually seeing the effect of a landmass is surprising (to me anyway).
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Still got a Scrumpi on the nostalgia shelf behind me in the shack - next to the Sinclair Scientific calculator.
Contact bounce on the switches was a nightmare - but at least it wasn't too bad learning the SC/MP instruction set by heart. I recall nearly passing out when told the price of a 2708 eprom for the thing though.
The combination on those keysafes is not that impressive - both the cheapie and expensive ones use the same system. Pick 1 to 9 numbers as the combination. However, the order is irrelevant 1234=2341=4231 etc reduces the possibilities quite a bit, They are tough buggers when properly fitted to a wall though.
From the letter from Washington to Moscow ( http://cryptome.org/2013/07/usdoj-rumoj-snowden.pdf ) it mentions in passing:-
"We understand from press reports and prior conversations between our governments that Mr. Snowden believes that he is unable to travel out of Russia and must therefore take steps to legalize his status. That is not accurate; he is able to travel. Despite the revocation of his passport on June 22, 2013, Mr. Snowden remains a U.S. citizen. He is eligible for a limited validity passport good for direct return to the United States. The United States is willing to immediately issue such a passport to Mr. Snowden."
No, I don't think I would pick that option either.
>> Monitoring traffic flow needs the recognition and storage of number plate data, does it? I don't really think
>> so; a road sensor would already do the trick.
Trafficmaster can put up cameras, but can't dig up the road for sensors. And they do use ANPR to calculate flow speeds - but just don't keep the data (reportedly)
Not tracking satellites by the look of it, just using them to track??
quote "The ORBCOMM network uses low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites to provide cost-effective tracking, monitoring and messaging capabilities to and from anywhere in the world. Similar to two-way paging or e-mail, the system is capable of sending and receiving two-way alphanumeric packets of data." unquote.
now probably "very low-Earth-orbit" rather than just "low-Earth-orbit"
As little as I like my local council, I have to say that these statistics are a bit iffy.
There seems to be plenty very quick to log potholes, but very few logging repairs.
A local road was really very bad and hit the press but has been reasonably repaired, but still appears on that web site as bad.
There are two standards that change.
(1) The video coding MPEG4 AVC and that only comes down to software at the receiver.
(2) The transmission standard DVB-T2. This is the real bugger that really needs new hardware.
AFAIK every other HD country stuck with DVB-T1 for the transmission and went to various different video compression standards. The DVB-T2 standard has only just been ratified and there are certainly no PC tuners available yet and I doubt any TV boxes.
As it seems to be a purely UK decision to use DVB-T2, I can't see chip fabs falling over themselves to produce hardware.
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