It almost always takes more than 20sec. And it requires a real (circuit switched) phone line. For small retailers, this works. For a big chain store, with dozen of lanes, individually processing each CC transaction would be complete murder; no one is going to wait even 30s for a CC authorization these days. How long did your last CC purchase take? Under 5s? Now imagine standing there for 45s.
... that only works from 11am to noon on the third thursday of each month. (redirects to bing, which is also broken, all other times.)
I think that's a ringing endorsement for not using Microsoft Exchange, plus however many 3rd party add-ons and "business process integration" crap corporations always bolt-on to it. Exchange on it's own is fairly reliable -- as long as you aren't constantly poking at it. (even more so if you don't let the internet talk to it.) But there are, indeed, significantly more stable email platforms than Exchange.
Actually, they do care. They just do it in uber-secret. (however, with a ban on testing, it's all theoretical. even if they do build it.)
The real issue is, indeed, one of cost. But that's because of the extreme amount of paperwork and permiting required to even buy "lab samples" today. And for good reason; nuclear material is seriously dangerous. You don't have to build something large enough to level a city; in fact, that's a small concern (you'll never get that much material.) The risk of contamination and/or poisoning is very real.
Maybe, but this stuff is a gamma source, so it would be detectable at a fair distance. (vs. alpha and beta that wouldn't make it out of the truck.)
Really! If they don't want people using it after hours, turn it the f*** off. Turn the power down so you cannot see it a mile away. Almost every AP I've seen has radio control settings. And those that don't can be plugged into a X10 timer.
It's a search if he touches anything. Just looking at what any passer-by can see, is not.
Actually, it's the other way around. The company that originates the call pays the company terminating the call. (reciprocal compensation, 'tho it's a very muddy river.) Inter-VoIP provider traffic doesn't necessarily have to ever touch the PSTN.
Plugging in a fax machine will almost always backfire... you'll now be getting un-ending fax spam; they'll *LOVE* that as it costs them nothing at all. (no person has to be "standing by" to take your CC information)
We used to get a bit of lame phishing fax-spam, so I set the machine (big office printer) to send them to a computer instead. It has led to a few WTF's until people remember that email I sent back in 2008.
Look closely at the voice coil setup. Notice those two magnets are very close together? The magnetic field lines are 99.9999% perpendicular to the surfaces; VERY little of the field extends beyond the assembly. (and effectively none extends all the way to the platter(s).)
Silver, gold, platinum... that's gonna take one hell of a match!
(granted most of what's in circulation is silver, copper, nickel, and lead)
Anonymity and privacy have grown out of the various "bitcoin exchanges" (aka "banks".) The only public record of a transfer is into the exchange, from there the bitcoin never appears to change hands until (and unless) it leaves that exchange. (and if it's moved to another exchange directly, no actual end-user knowledge is published.) But like everything on the internet, it's very hard to maintain 100% anonymity.
[Yes, doing so is very dangerous as those bitcoins cease to be yours then. But this is what's necessary to make fractional BC transactions.]
No, I didn't. With 100 packets out, 5 drops means 5 more packets have to go out
If you have a cord... pull cord, then pull battery(s).
Unless you configure your shutdown button to actually shutdown the machine instead of hibernate. (Note: it's been like this since Vista, btw)