Control the populous with fear! Let's figure out a way to make them even more afraid of nuclear power so we can continue selling snakeoil solutions like solar and wind energy products.
The "populous" (ObGrammarNazi: it's "populace" in this case), as represented by the thieves of those radiation sources, has already demonstrated how informed and afraid it is: not much. How you can equate medical/industrial isotope capsules with nuclear power generation is another question. (Hint: you really can't, but it's so difficult to pass an opportunity for trolling, right?)
Actually, she [Queen E.] is the only one with the power to "enact" legislation. Parliament cannot create laws without her consent. She can therefore refuse to sign any legislation she objects to, and she has on occasion done so (typically tax laws that affect her personal wealth. Yeah.)
Citation badly needed. The procedure you've described is called Royal Assent, and has been a formality for ages; the last time it was withheld was... wait for it... in 1708. Yes, in theory Her Maj could veto a law, but that would be the end of her political meddling, if not the monarchy itself.
So the guy is a pro biker and does a lot of his biking in scenarios that actually ought to be safer for bikes than riding the city streets. And he still gets banged up frequently.
Pro bike road racing is "safer" inasmuch as the peloton doesn't mix with regular traffic. That's it. Ask anyone who's been following bike racing with any regularity: crashes are a fact of life. And a broken collarbone is a typical cycling injury. You might even say that a racer who didn't smash a collarbone in his career didn't have much of a career in the first place.
Once, some well known "C" developer, post an article about the current version of the Pascal programming version. Contrary to the Pascal community beliefs, the article had a lot of good critical points.
So, the main "Pascal" developer, added or changed features, and, the newer versions, allow to do everything, that was missing.
This sounds like a garbled reference to Kernighan's Why Pascal is Not My Favorite Programming Language. The title is drily amusing, and the points made in the article are technically true, but I can't help thinking that the dissing of Pascal is a bit disingenuous and/or missing the point. The language wasn't even designed for system programming, but as a teaching aid. Its popularity far outside the original remit just underscores the dearth of sane high-level languages at the time.
Anyway, Wirth didn't tweak Pascal; he designed a completely new language, Modula-2, which, by the way, happened before Kernighan's article.
Take a look at Hurricane Electric, they offer free tunnel, dns hosting, etc. [...] You can be up and running on an IPv6 tunnel from anywhere in 30 seconds!
Hurricane Electric is great, but note this item in their FAQ:
I've tried to create a tunnel but did not succeed. Is there a basic guideline on how to set up a tunnel?
*Two important notes:
- Your IPv4 endpoint address must be reachable via ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol).
- If you are using a NAT (Network Address Translation) appliance, please make sure it allows and forwards protocol 41.
That's protocol 41, not port, and support for any non-garden-variety protocol in the cheaper routers/APs is notably spotty. Who knows what POS you're going to end behind at your next hotel?
There's no math field work, where you need immediate mobility anymore. There's no need for a graphing calculator, which must not be used during exams.
There still are niches where a powerful calculator is desirable for field work. Surveying is one -- search for "hp-50g surveying" to see for yourself. Yes, there are specialized data collectors, usually running WinCE (shudder), but a suitably outfitted HP-50g is a very worthwhile alternative.
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They photographed it alongside a metric ruler? Blasphemy!
they were using Windows 95 to control the display?
Or maybe Vista?
(This seems oddly appropriate.)
Doing a reverse lookup for every goddamn IP I ever see would be completely impractical.
Hyperbole much? Recognizing IPv6 addresses is not that different from recognizing IPv4 ones, especially if you assign local parts manually, which you should do for the servers instead of relying on autoconfiguration, for reasons which should be obvious. So, 2001:db8:0:1001::4 is...?
- 2001:db8::/32 is your organization's prefix. You're supposed to know it by heart.
- 0:1001 is, say, Accounting. You know your network's addressing plan, right?
- ::4 is their print server.
With a bit of practice, parsing the IPv6 addresses you deal with frequently will become second nature. If it doesn't, then maybe you're not such a hot network admin.
Also: "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick
How desperate, and appropriate.
Tactical nukes make nuclear war practical.
That's what the nuclear-capable nations' militaries hoped for, but it didn't turn out that way. As already stated in a number of posts above (and argued in TFA), the distinction between tactical and strategic nukes is very difficult to make. Nuclear weapons are simply too powerful (and too dirty, regardless of the size) to be useful in a tactical setting.
One party which seems to have recently realized this is, wonder of wonders, North Korea. There are strong indications that their designed yield was about 4 kT. A piddly tac nuke, right? Well, as mentioned in the discussion after the referenced article, imagine those 4 kT going off in the heart of Seoul or Tokyo...