Still does not tell me why should buy, use, maintain, licence etc Citrix when I have an MS solution such as Office 365 in place.
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Most runways are in degrees magnetic as thats what the aircraft compass displays. Much easier than converting to true and back in your head once on final. Wind directions from forecasts are true, but directions given by systems such as ATIS and AWIS are magnetic.
Runways which are in degrees true are ones near magnetic poles which go all over the place and compasses make little sense, such as the Aussie run Wilkins in Antarctica.
Instrument approach in degrees true too. Good luck to the ballsy pilots landing here.
This is something I've wondered myself.
I have no doubt he still has his "supporters" to assist in this regard and the lawyer may (note I said may) be doing some or all pro bono for exposure to enhance further prospects. I mean the bloke has no income that I'm aware of.
It's pretty bad and well worth the warning.
No images however the descriptions are horrible. Wish I didn't read it at all now, however I'm glad the pros that help put a stop to this can.
I've got a friend who works for a "law enforcement agency" (wont say the jurisdiction or agency description), and one of their jobs is to help with this stuff. They need to view this material to assess it for prosecution purposes. The degree of severity of content is what is used here. It means they may need to view hours of footage and/or thousands of images for this purpose. I don't have the stomach for it myself, and like I said I'm glad they can.
Curiously enough, they said once they are done they all go and play Tetris as it de-escalates it from their brain and can get on with other things. Playing an FPS just makes them more angry and want to kill etc. So during the day you'll see people playing Tetris at their desks to "chill out". I'm not a psychologist so I'm not sure how it works.
"According to the US attorney, the unknown hacker, only referred to as an 'outside party' tried (and failed) to get access to the mobile voting system the state used for military service members stationed overseas."
Doesnt appear to be an app but a system used for a specific use case - Defenc(s)e members posted overseas. So not on a phone but probably a shipping container with a satellite dish on the roof.
I optd out the moment it became a thing.
I can see some merit in the concept (ie centralising info to assist seeing a new doctor, stopping doctor shopping to get multiple prescriptions etc) however the risk of another attack surface and having your info on the interwebz for all to see is bit of a no from me.
"It is unknown whether the pilot's colleagues have given him the new callsign Sparky."
A friend suffered a similar fate when we (and others) were skydiving together. I made it back to the DZ and he wrapped himself around a power line and caused a lovely blue and rather large spark. His nickname is now "Flash".
I've turned off location settings for Facebook on iPhone.
Straight away the ads I get are all over the place. Most of which I have no bearing on me at all, compared to when location services was on. I'm getting ads for engagement rings, new baby stuff, gay speed dating (I think there would be some degree of mutual exclusivity in there somewhere) as examples.
Point being this is good, if you can stuff up their algorithm so badly just by simple setting which they dont need anyway then its a good place to start. Its just a pity that it seems like one of the few ways to keep up with family (their choice not mine) etc who aren't local otherwise it would be gone.
I already have a few (ie Netflix, Spotify) that "only" cost $15AUD a month. I don't need any more.
I stopped "other downloading services" when I got Netflix but with all these services coming out it's wearing the market thin and each one seems to have one or two shows I might like but not worth adding all the fees up to get them. It looks like this is trying to get me/us back to torrents.
I have a messaround/free tier AWS account to play with and see what I can do/break, mainly to test new features which seem to appear every day on AWS.
I have an unsecured S3 bucket which has a few boring text files in it, amongst other properly configured (ie not messed with) S3 buckets. I knew immediately wen I left my S3 bucket open because it warned me and changed colour. I even got an email today from AWS telling me I had an open bucket.
My point being is that it's not that hard to keep locked up, its much harder to have it open. Now all you 1337 haxx0rz out there that want to find my open S3 then go hard, you'll find a file called wank.txt and imacunt.txt. If you wish to grab them then fill your boots.
I can see a market growing for this - naturally the insurer will do what they can to not pay, otherwise they wont make money. Think "must have latest updates to operating systems and anti virus etc installed and running"
It's pretty shit, and also big business. For the potential insurer, the companies and entities needing to hire and pay competent staff and for the arseholes themselves performing the attacks for ransom.
I have a mate who was a cop (Aussie, but also previously in the USA) who was in an Aussie equivalent of "Internal Affairs" for a period.
All of his training (think firearms, arrest procedures, physical restraining of crooks etc) and other non "on the job" stuff he was flown to another state to be trained there. Reason being is the cops dont fancy these guys in their own department because they get them in the shit and are also quite insular from the cops doing the job of policing.
And we seem to get coverage in most towns from one or two carriers. The "best" (my word, if you disagree then thats ok) is Telstra with coverage almost everywhere with some kind of population - if youre in the middle of nowhere or not on a major highway forget it of course. Optus and Vodafone would come second and third however doesnt work in a lot of non-metro areas.
When I travel to Bali I get a Telkomsel SIM which covers islands like Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Cenigan, neither of which have any cars or "roads" suitable for them. Let alone facilities such as Police or Ambulance or much in the way of shops.
My point being is if Victoria is the same size as the UK, has less than 10% of the poplation and can get reasonable coverage why cant the poms sort it out?
"they are the ones who cover off their USB ports. Seriously, just don't leave your hardware unattended."
I wont leave my lappy/phone etc unattended anyway, everyone knows theft can be a problem, but if I catch anyone touching my shit and/or trying to plug into a USB port or touching my keyboard while I'm looking the other way then the response will be a high five in the face with a conference chair.
"The company said its results today were "in line with expectations". However, Patrick Stewart, analyst at Megabuyte, said the transformation programme seems "lacklustre" as its latest results detail both a declining top line, order book and profitability."
Captian, Capita are crap.
Make it so No 1. Oh, it's already crap.
How things like this are feasible.
One aircraft system I use has wifi and bluetooth capability for navigation as well as entertainment purposes. The wifi can be used for a specialist iPad app (called an Electronic Flight Bag/EFB and there are a few products there that do this job) talks to the plane's systems and does "things". I'm guessing/presuming that security is not much of a factor in the design consideration as opposed to ease of use for a not-so tech-savvy pilot just wanting it to "work".
I've also thought that the risk of someone being within wifi range to do nasties whilst the aircraft is in use (ie flying) is extremely low.
Not to mentoin if it _does_ go horribly wrong I can press the red button which disables all the electronic bizzo and fly by looking out the window and looking at my paper maps.
Few things to think about really.
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