Under the name Mazak, it used to be used in pre-war toy trains. Unfortunately the processes used at the time meant impurities got into the mix, and castings from then may have become brittle or distorted - "mazak rot"
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Take your pick: 'Hack-proof' blockchain-powered padlock defeated by Bluetooth replay attack or 1kg lump hammer
A paper clip, a spool of phone wire and a recalcitrant RS-232 line: Going MacGyver in the wonderful world of hotel IT
Dual screens, fast updates, no registry cruft and security in mind: Microsoft gives devs the lowdown on Windows 10X
Welcome to The Reg's poetry corner... hiQ once again / beats LinkedIn on web scrape case / more appeals await
Imagine an Upside Down world where a vastly inferior OS went on to dominate... Stranger Things have happened
Re: Technically, the media is plural
The point, I think, is that if people (like the author of the article) write 'media is' that reinforces the impression of the media as a single homogeneous entity. If they were to write the technically correct 'media are' that would give the opposite impression.
I see this misconception a lot. Yes, CTRL+ALT+DEL generates a hardware interrupt, but only the same interrupt that any other keypress does. There's nothing special about it at the hardware level, and never was.
The reason Windows NT uses it for its secure attention sequence is simply that it was the one key combination Microsoft could be sure other programs weren't using.
"You wouldn’t have had the First Doctor doing this stuff, or letting the companions – or even the viewers – sort it out."
Yes you would. In the first few serials, the Doctor was a bumbling old coot who got everyone into trouble, and Ian was the hero who saved the day. Look at which one of them takes down the final villain in 'The Keys of Marinus', for example.