Colonies of sysadmins have a single queen
Is this signalling the return of the Moderatrix?
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Didn't Captain Scarlet have an issue with radios being 1500m from source?
(The only link I can find to anything related to the episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8RsdDEWAy8 , sorry its not the episode itself).
There's probably a radio joke to be made here about Spectrum, but does that apply to DAB?
I don’t work for NSO group, and I have no social media accounts, but if there’s a way of getting the latter situation enforced by the likes of FB (just so long as that includes them not silently compiling data about me from elsewhere and using/selling it) then where can I sign up?
....in the same way that worms compost kitchen waste.
Quite by chance I was at a motorway services* the other day and saw quite a few of these. Alas regulatory approval would preclude these particular specimens from use in this case.
*Alternative locations for concentrations of such lifeforms abound.
As when dealing with patients who may not be totally au fait with what they take, or why (other than “the doctor told me to”) there’s half a chance of working out underlying health conditions from the medication lists*, which may help determine what they need right now.
As always with medical care, it’s not the only criteria to use.
*repackaging tablets into dosset boxes is a good idea, particularly for those with memory or organisational issues, but often there’s little or no useful indication of the contents
I think that "not being a practical and enthusiastic cyclist" for things including getting to and from work (both in his time as MP, Mayor and journalist) while based n London is not a charge that would fairly be held against Boris.
Now he's PM, there are some different considerations such as the security of what he needs to carry around with him, and it would be the same even if JC* became PM
*Those with long memories may recall the Not the Nine O'clock News item where it was noted that "Even the initials are the same"
"Liverpool's World Museum scanned visitors with facial recognition surveillance"
Surely the value of facial recognition is to identify people you want to be aware of and who you know about. I can see that there is a valid use by public authories for trying to detect wanted/missing/vulnerable persons, (once proper rules have been sorted out), but for a museum?
What database are they comparing visitors to?
Are they worried about either of the Dr's Jones purloining some artefact for the next film in the sequence?
Are the mugshots of John Robie or Sir Charles Lytton loaded onto the system?
Are they worried that frequent visitors will be exposed to a cumulative dose of magic emanating from the exhibits and suddenly find themselves acting like John Hannah surrounded by non-Nestene Autons, so they're building up a database to decline entry after N visits?
Connect underslung wieght to centre of trampoline so that it is stretched to the maximum possible with release mechanism that can be either automatic (as in mousetrap type thingy) or manual (remotely) for more fiendish fun after fox has been lulled into false sense of security. Consider angling entire assembly towards a "receptive" neighbour's garden.
Bait trampoline with leftovers from summer BBQ or similar
Observe test results of launcher, repeating as necessary/possible and apply for funding for UK Space Program
The kit is quite heavy. Come the zombie apocalypse, it will be easy for marauding gangs of feral survivors/evil mutants to locate and beseige those shelterig therein due to the large pile of rack equipment to be found near otherwise innocuous "electricity substation" or "Metro station fire escape" doors.
Allowing the power company to draw from your UPS seems to be like renting out the water from your fire extinguishers to alleviate shortages during a drought. All very lovely (I can just imagine the beancounters wanting to sign up to "maximise the return on the hardware investment") until a rare confluence of events tips you into the mire and you find your piles* are empty.
There's a reason UPS are installed, and I don't think it is because of the infalibility of the power supply networks.
*To clarify for the younger reader, an old term for a battery, not the result of management action once it all goes wrong.
Perhaps you might monetise the original (and much missed) Bonsai Kitten website that I read about on El Reg many many years ago. The outrage factor from those not really getting it then might be equally replicated now, perhaps even enhanced with the "help" of social media
For younger readers, have a gander around https://web.archive.org/web/20020207132327/http://www.bonsaikitten.com/bkintro.html
I seem to recall something, not long ago, about a car ?Chrysler/Jeep? being “taken over” remotely, possibly via the entertainment system and braking being applied (not by the driver). I’d provide the links but now if I had time, but think there was a recall affecting large numbers of cars in the US. Perhaps a copy of El Reg’s articles and useful comments appended by readers could be forwarded to those making this technological mess, and perhaps also to any sensible military or political leaders with some power of oversight.
as a relatively non-techie, I can be confident that there is no way that at any stage in the future the door lock is able to copy my key. No "footprint" is left.
I'm not able to be sure that in some way a little while after widespread use of such a system, a compromised terminal wouldn't be able to use some currently unforeseen attack vector to do some kind of replay/brute force attack when I authenticate for some service in a public place. After all, how can I know that it's not storing some part of the electronic signal? I recall the rather iffy practice of petrol stations swiping cards through two readers many years ago until challenged.
Is there any danger that by being pressed to testify prior to his own sentencing, Hussain might be induced to be more helpful to the prosecution of Lynch in return for a less onerous sentence? Lynch is presumably regarded as a bigger fish to catch by the prosecution and the US system is reputedly full of "deals". Given that Hussain intends to appeal against sentence (and perhaps also against his conviction as well) this seems unlikely but as he's rather strapped for cash, he might be in a bit of a bind.
Of course whilst this might all be denied by the authorities in question (and it is pure speculation on my part as to whether or not such a tactic could/would be used), it does rather make it difficult for them to show that they remain beyond reproach.
There's a danger in this, some years I went to Tokyo for a couple of days. The drivers there were so polite that if I so much as stood near the kerb well away from a crossing, they still stopped and encouraged me to cross in safety. After a couple of days I was quite used to this so landing after that in Australia and blithley assuming this might be similar (as, sensibly, they also drive on the correct side of the road) turned into an almost lethal experience.
I've a Garmin Satnav (Zumo 660) that will charge from USB using an internal port under the battery cover but won't power from USB on the back of the car mount so cannot be easily used in a car unless of course I purchase the proprietary Garmin car cable that has a different connector.
Seems odd as my other Garmin (an ancient i3) will run off the USB as will the various Tomtoms etc
came to mine when I saw the photo on the story. Give your black female robot her personaility as well and its almost guaranteed not to get any abuse, except by something with a range over 500 metres that can be discarded as you run away after launching your missile.
Bear in mind, however, that if it is too good a copy criticism of its articstic capabilities may be justified.
"minimizing the social costs of urban transportation"
From what I have read in these august pages, the social cost of Uber has been pretty high. Conventional cabs forced out of work (that might be seen as fair competition), allegations of extensive mysoginy at their head office, allegations that their drivers are not properly vetted, allegations regarding the "greyball" scheme to actively avoid regulators etc etc
Clearly they're not copying his blueprint to bring nirvana to the travelling masses.
I'd use the Joke icon, but I'm not entirely sure that it fits in this instance....
Being admittedly ignorant of the structure of this company and the remuneration packages of directors, managers and staff, would it be too cynical of me to think that this could mean that what this really means is that there is another monthly payment of salaries to "shortly to be removed" directors, possibly along wit pension contributions, healthcare insurance, lease payments on company cars etc etc (exact circumstances may vary by individual) before new management is finally appointed, stops some of this and tries to return whatever might be left from the kitty to shareholders, dismissed employees etc
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