* Posts by Richard51

7 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Jun 2018

Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes


Re: To have complex handling is not the same as to have poor dynamics

Unstable fighter aircraft go back to the very beginning of armed flight. The Sopwith Camel was unstable but was very successful, even though it killed about a quarter of those learning to fly it, whereas the BE12 was stable and useless.

Haunted disk-drive? This story will give you the chills...


But which methylated spirits? Ordinary commercial, without crystal violet but with pyridine, with crystal violet but without pyridine, of crystal violet and pyridine free?

Like many things the simple statement covers a multitude of sins,

National Museum of Computing to hold live Enigma code-breaking demo with a Bombe


Even worse, the bombes only generated possible settings for the Enigma machines, they were not infrequently wrong. The decryption was done on British made improvements of the Enigmas.

p.s. the bombes were improved versions of the Polish bombas, not an invention in their own right,

When's a backdoor not a backdoor? When the Oz government says it isn't


Re: Who would pay?

Simple book codes, if only used once would be unbreakable even then. Without foreknowledge of the book in question and where in the book the encryption starts they are totally unbreakable.

Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)


Re: how exactly were the school to know of the copyright in the first place?

Strange how it works for Goggle but not Kim Dotcom.

User spent 20 minutes trying to move mouse cursor, without success


Re: Keyboard ecosystems

What did thiat teacher use for intelligence? When I was growing bacteria in clinical laboratories the plates had to be opened. It did not matter what the bacteria were it was quite safe, even culturing typhoid (Salmonella typhi, now enteriditis var typhi) or T.B. We even at times smelt the cultures at close range as an aid to identification.


Re: Trackball can be worse....

What has kvm got to do with pointing devices? I thought it stood for kernel virtual machine.