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Based on what you're saying, it seems very possible to me that there are ranges at which the transponder signal can be receive but the skin paint has not.
Signals in both directions will attenuate according to the normal square-of-distance law. Suppose that the aircraft is at a distance from the radar such that the signal is attenuated to just below the detection threshold. That is the radar can not get a skin paint -- but barely. However, the strength of the radar signal that strikes the aircraft at that range is 4X (in an ideal world; in reality its probably even higher) the strength of the signal that arrives back at the radar receiver. This is because doubling the distance (which assumes perfect reflection; in reality it's not quite that good) will quarter the power.
Therefore, the transponder can very likely detect the incoming radar signal -- and respond to it -- at ranges beyond which the radar can get a skin paint, since it receives 4X as much power.
The question, then, is whether the transponder replies with greater energy than the reflection at those long ranges. If so, then there is a zone in which the transponder signal can be detected but the skin paint cannot. Turning off the transponder in that zone would make the plane instantly and completely disappear from radar.
He harrassed you for driving a ricer, not because it was an import. I highly doubt he's tailing every Camry.
The Dodge Charger AWD has two engines with over 300 HP.
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Slashdot moderators have absolutely no intellectual honesty.
Hmm was there a major outcry by people who knew **** all about vaccines regarding MMR and the unfounded notion that it might cause Autism? We had a large outbreak of Measles in the UK recently because people had stopped getting their kids vaccinated. Perhaps the same thing happened on your side of the pond.
Yes. Basically there are 3 major health issues involving children that seem (more on that later) to have just exploded in the last 20 years and medical science have no answers as to why. They are:
1) Peanut allergies.
As an American, I can only give my personal experience, but if you ask anyone over the age of 40 if as a child they ever knew anybody with a peanut allergy, you'll hear "No". I suppose someone might be the exception, but this was just simply unheard of anywhere when I was a child. Peanuts were ubiquitous as was peanut butter.
For many decades now, Americans have been struggling to determine why their kids are messed up. Each decade comes up with a different answer. In the 1990s and maybe early 2000s, the easy answer was to declare any problem to be the result of ADHD. Even things that were just normal life events (ie. a kid doesn't pay attention in class because he is bored) were chalked up to ADHD. This just became the medical world's and parents' answer to any problem at all. Junior threw a fit because you wouldn't give him $10? Well, it's not his fault. He's got ADHD. Every school room in America had multiple kids diagnosed as ADHD. Now I'm not saying it doesn't exist, but I don't believe for a minute it exists in the numbers claimed.
Then there was an explosion in autism. Just this week I read that 1 in 55 kids is autistic to some extent. That is just a staggering number. It raises questions that we have no answers for at this time. Are those diagnoses correct? Is something causing autism to be more prevalent today than in the past? Was autism around in the past in the same numbers but we just weren't very good at detecting it? Nobody knows. So now there are all these seriously messed up kids in numbers seemingly never detected before and parents want to know why. So that UK doctor kook came out with his paper showing that vaccinations were to blame because they all used mercury. People generally don't like getting injections, so that was all they needed to hear that those vaccines must be causing it. Plus the fact that they were effective meant that since nobody knew anybody who actually had the diseases, the idea came out that we were risking health of the children for nothing. Finally, due to poor science teaching in the US, it became a general belief among the stupider parts of the US that vaccines were black magic anyway and nobody knew why they worked or if they worked and the whole thing wasn't any more scientific than being told to drink stump water under the light of a full moon. So all that has combined to create a climate in which significant numbers of people actually believe that vaccines are harmful and it's so obvious that they do much more harm than good that only crazy people would give them to their kids.
That may seem like a victory but it's really just scratching the surface. Once you have cloned a mammoth what then? To establish a viable population you need genetic diversity, a minimum founder population of 50-100 individuals that should preferably be as distantly related as possible.
Keep cloning them from the same DNA sequence for zoos and such? Wildlife that's threatened by extinction because of us is fine, reintroducing wildlife that died out many thousands of years ago due to natural selection seems like an overall bad idea. Despite there being cave paintings of them, there's no place on current day earth where they belong in the natural environment. And even if we could set up such a preserve it'd have to be huge to function.
They have done worse than that. They poison the search with useless results. Starting with their ongoing campaign to pare down and "simplify" the search interface by removing "advanced" search terms and changing the way strings and keywords are handled. (e.g enclosing in quotes no longer results in an exact string search...)
It's a quiet evening in my office at the respected media empire of "Fair and biased, inc". My editor and I are discussing ideas for a great story. "You know", says the respected journalist of 96 years, "I'm hearing a lot about Bitcoin these days, it's some new currency or whatnot. Why don't you see if you can interview the creator, Satoshi Nakamoto?"
Ironically, resistor thermal noise is probably a better source of entropy than the gyro would have been. Why does the boot process require random numbers, anyway?
There's no modern distro which actually implements remote X in any other way than Wayland is proposing to do it, pixels scraping and sending it over the network.
Utter utter utter crap. If you open a standard X app - eg xterm - on a remote server it will use the standard X protocol, it will NOT do remote desktop style pixel scraping. If you don't believe me check it out with tcpdump.
You're of course technically correct, as long as you run a plain X application. Which is xterm and.... what? Nothing that uses KDE, Gnome, wxWidgets or any other form of toolkit from the last 15 years at least. If you talk about remoting anything that actually looks like a GUI there's a 99.99% chance it won't be network transparent, but if you cover your ears and chant "xterm" real loud you can ignore that. And if xterm is all you need you might as well use plain SSH, it's basically SSH with a server drawn border instead of a client drawn one.
Google *is* evil - and greedy. I use their search engine for one thing only: looking for commercial vendor sites to purchase something. They're good for that. For anything else - fun, interesting non-commercial things, there are better search engines out there. DDG, Blekko... heck even Bing come to mind.