Secure process memory?
VME had an option which wiped or scrambled memory after a secure VM used it. Also there were built-in guards against any out of VM access.
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Yes and no.
MSF seem quite efficient.
I always look at a charity's income/outgoings before I decide.
There are quite a few efficient charities - most of them tend not to be the sort that have government links/chats/lunches - doers rather than talkers.
Smartphones DO NOT cover all PDA and Palm functionality - if they did, I'd have moved off my cheapo Z22 ages ago!
I want something that has a calendar with customisable categories, a useful contacts, a to do list and memos - AND I want this saved to multiple machines (home,work,PA).
Google and the iPhone cloud are getting near but not as easy to access and you need internet to use it AND it's MY data - not theirs!!
I think the fact that the common point around which they orbit is inside one of them makes the other one a 'moon'.
If the point was even fractionally outside the Earth then I'd formally accept the 'double planet' description.
Regardless of that, the Moon certainly has a greater influence on this planet than most satellites on their planets - the tides and consequent evolution of land-based life being the most notable.
SI prefixes with:short scale / long scale names
10^6 - mega - Million / Million
10^9 - giga - Billion / Milliard
10-12 - tera - Trillion / Billion
10^15 - peta - Quadrillion / Billiard
10^18 - exa - Quintillion / Trillion
10^21 - xetta - Sextillion / Trilliard
10^24 - yotta - Septillion / Quadrillion
Note that the short form bears little relation to the power of 10, e.g. Septillion is 10^24 but 24 isn't 7 times any integer, whereas 24 is 6 (million) times 4 - hence Quadrillion. Simples.
However the short form is more universally used as the world isn't run by techies but by Marketing and PR (e.g. D.Cameron).
This also explains a lot about the world today...
Y'know why don't you have two accounts? One for your nefarious activities, online stalking, flaming etc; and one with your real name for your friends and family....
I have one of the latter (and one more for business use).
I may need one of the first kind when I turn into a grumpy old git in a few years (every time I think I already am one, I just read a few pages of comments on TheRegister and I realise I'm still relatively a cheerful positive bloke).
> Well you're a large collection of neurons and you seem to simulate intelligence quite well.
It's all that's is needed....
> So the question is are you a smart machine?
We are all complex machines - but not very smart.
The only proper ending for the Terminator series of films is the future AIs make one that's much smarter than humans instead of just as smart but faster. It would end the war rapidly and the remaining humans would be contented pets.
You do realise that they no longer like to admit that Dr Who is Science Fiction? (*)
All the emo stuff is to satisfy the critics who want to see a more 'real' story.
(*) The critic's criterion is "If I happened to read/watch it and liked it then it can't be SF, but I'll make up some other excuse". (**)
(**) See http://news.ansible.co.uk/a283.html#12 - there are many other examples.
No, but I wear a scarf when I watch them play football with their teams.
They don't have a Wii, or an Xbox. Got them a 2nd hand PS2 a few years ago - but they don't play computer games much.
The Buzz Lightyear ride is good, but we don't have a competition - it's not much fun me beating my wife or my teenagers beating the younger ones is it? We just have fun.
Small World is still the one ride I'd buy to have in my back garden if I was rich enough.
You're mad! Small World is the best ride in Disney with usually a small queue - the mesmeric music means you can doze while the kids are entranced and quiet for a few minutes. Once took the kids round three times for a long rest. Also good at the end to calm them down so can rush them past the shops and into the car.
Ah. I understand why you don't like it now. You go to Disney for yourself?
> No. The Crusades were staged (initially, at least) in an effort to roll
> back Islamic military conquests in the Levant, which had subjected
> the population to Islamic rule (where non-Muslims had the choice
> to convert or pay heavy 'infidel' taxes.)
Read a real history book, dimwit.
Four hundred years is a long time to wait to 'roll back' conquests.
The Crusaders were a lot less tolerant of other religions than the Muslims.
And the tax is the equivalent of the 2.5% Muslims have to pay for the poor - so it evens the field rather than discriminates against non-Muslims.
Doesn't work unless they're dumb people who just learnt the moves. Someone did this in the Maths coffee bar in 1982 and everyone recognised what had been done while solving the cube.
David Singmaster wrote an interesting note about the Cube and Group Theory about that time.
If you're bored of just solving it then get someone to randomly make 5 or so moves and then try and get in back in the same number of moves.
It was probably the Local Authority that forced the deal. Most (state) primary schools have little or no IT expertise and depend on help. This is also true for a lot of secondary schools even though they teach IT - the teachers are employed to teach not set up or maintain the system.