is the number of webshops in the Netherlands. According to the list by Gemini Advisory 28 were compromised. None of them are well known and most have names that will not inspire potential clients.
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Don't forget LED-lamps. The LEDs may have an average lifetime of 20+ khour, but the mini-powerconverter in the socket will fail much sooner. Leading to e-waste with rare-earth metals that will not be recycled.
Then there is the holy cow, the automobile - or how do you call them in you local dialect. The are not (yet) chockfull of e-waste, but the amount of Fe, Al and plastics when they are scrapped must be impressive. Add to that the problem of recycling Li-batteries.
OpenCV's Haarfilter is designed to recognize faces. Trouble is, the analysis is based on grey-scale images. So a kitchen-cupboard with two knobs is also recognized as a face. Now compare the colour of the inscribed ellipsis of the 'face' to the human skincolours which all lay in a well-defined column in RGB-space and you have a DIY face recognition system.
Bob should read https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2020/04/03/hold-the-line-coronavirus-jonathan-smith as you all should do.
When this proposition (withholding grain from Sicily from the people) came to the ears of the people, it excited so great an indignation against Coriolanus, that, on coming out of the Senate, he would have been killed in a tumultuary manner, if the Tribunes had not summoned him to appear before them and defend his cause. This occurrence shows, as we have said above, how useful and necessary it is for a republic to have laws that afford to the masses the opportunity of giving vent to the hatred they may have conceived against any citizen; for if there exist no legal means for this, they will resort to illegal ones, which beyond doubt produce much worse effects.
Niccolò Machiavelli, Discorsi (1531), Book 1, Cap. VII.
The ancient Greek did something like that in naval battles. It was called a scorpion bomb. A earthware pot with a scorpion inside was thrown to an adversary trireme. The pot shattered and panic among the rowers was assured.
At the time it was considered fair play.
The Chinese technology company Cloudwalk is building a facial recognition database in Zimbabwe. Biometric data of Zimbabwians will be exported to China to train the algorithms to better recognize people of African descent. The software can then be exported to other African countries for a high price.
In 1991 I had to transfer text and binary files over an (fast) ASCII-only connection to IBM AIX for the development of the https://9292.nl/ service which was launched in 1992. I converted the files to hex, 32 byte/line, but left the printable characters (except space) unchanged preceded by a minussign. That way the converted file was still kind of readable.
--> icon, because of AIX's ksh.
After closure of the DSM coal mines in 1965 some miners were reschooled to work as process engineers in the chemical plants of DSM. They found that very difficult because these men, used to work with their hands, were now supposed to monitor a automated factory (think 100 million tonnes of NH3 p.a.) and not to touch a button unless something went wrong.
It is well known (see page 235) that the MiG-15 of which upto 15000 were produced was powered by a Soviet versions of the Rolls-Royce Derwent and Nene engines, which the Soviet Union bought from Britain in 1947. Stalin had been skeptical that Britain would sell these engines - What kind of fool would be willing to sell his secrets! he had reportedly said - but the British government agreed to the sale.
In 2011 the Sierra Nevada Corporation developed Gordon Stare, a 100 megapixel Airborne Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance System extensively used both in drones over Aghanistan and in drones, balloons and planes over the USA. It has now been superseded by a.o. ARGUS-IS, a 1.8 Gigapixel video system composed from 368 cell phone cameras, 5 megapixels each.
I count about 16 zero's and 22 one's in the data besides the eagle's head in the illustration.
Benford's Law predicts it should be more like 25 zero's and 13 one's, that is two zeros for every one. This holds for almost all data represented as binary numbers. If you do not believe this, try it out for yourself.
The next thing I read was that 18 mature trees wil be cut to make way for the new pipelines ....
* Also responsible for keeping our Dutch feet dry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBHCOwp2Zgg
because plasticisers from those bottles slowly dissolve in the (moving) oil. Glass bottles are chemically inert and can be recycled. BTW starting around the sixteenth century almost all glass was recycled, because it is much more energy efficient than making 100% new glass.
E perché sono di tre generazione cervelli, l'uno intende da sé, l'altro discerne quello che altri intende, el terzo non intende né sé né altri, quel primo è eccellentissimo, el secondo eccellente, el terzo inutile. Niccolò Machiavelli, Il Principe (1513), Cap. XXI.
There are three different kinds of brains, the one understands things unassisted, the other understands things when shown by others, the third understands neither alone nor with the explanations of others. The first kind is most excellent , the second is also excellent, but the third is useless.
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