We're trending fascist. We'll see what happens next election. Both choices are bad.
190 posts • joined 13 Aug 2013
Linux Mint 20 isn't exactly bursting with freshness but, hey, there's kernel 5.4 and it's a long-term support release
After huffing and puffing for years, US senators unveil law to blow the encryption house down with police backdoors
The incumbent President of the United States of America ran now-banned Facebook ads loaded with Nazi references
Did nobody tell them about the lockdown? Logitech releases new 'luggable' mechanical keyboard for LAN parties
From Brit telly presenter Eamonn Holmes to burning 5G towers in the Netherlands: Stupid week turns into stupid fortnight for radio standard
Minister slams 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories as 'dangerous nonsense' after phone towers torched in UK
BT CEO tests positive for coronavirus, goes into self-isolation after meeting fellow bosses from Vodafone UK, Three, O2 plus govt officials
'Developers have lost hope Microsoft will do the right thing'... Redmond urged to make WinUI cross-platform
This AI is full of holes: Brit council fixes thousands of road cracks spotted by algorithm using sat snaps
Open wide, very wide: Xerox considers buying HP. Yes, the HP that is more than three times its market cap
Re: "e-m radiation does not have to be ionizing to be dangerous"
You aren't taking in to account the RAAAADIATION! pattern of the antenna. It is aimed just below the horizon, and right underneath the antenna you might find a null, but probably much less than if you were in the far field of the antenna. It's done to even out the coverage and not waste power where it's not needed.
Those folks holding a phone within a cm of their heads are getting more RAAAADIATION! than those standing around near a tower.
RAAADIATION! Are you scared yet? Look up the nocebo effect, yes, it can make you sick!!
Big bang theory: Was mystery explosion over New York caused by a meteor? Dunno. By a military jet? Maybe...
Re: military aircraft ...
"I assume that radar doesn't track those heights? Or is all tracking at that height transponders anyway?"
Air route surveillance radars are 2D, just show azimuth and range. The beam is shaped to be near the horizon, but if the target is far enough away it will be visible at ten miles up. The question is its speed; if it's way out of the doppler filter it would get rejected. Presumably somebody at the FAA is investigating to crosscheck vs. beacon data.
I bought an original Pixel (originally $1100) for $200 refurbed, a couple years ago. I tried crouton for a while, tried Mint and KDE, too much fiddling. GalliumOS has the right drivers for the sound, touch screen, display, etc. so you just get right back to work. It has an i5, hi res touch screen, great speakers, solid. I use an SD card for extra storage.