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Comment: Re:How about... (Score 1) 206

by TheDarkMaster (#48018223) Attached to: My toy collection is ...
I have enough "toys" to to invade a small country, does that count?

- Many Fighters (F-22, F-15, Su-37, MiGs, F-117, etc);
- Many helicopters (AH-64 Apache, two Mil Mi-24 Hind-E, Chinook, etc);
- One B1-B Lancer bomber;
- Many tanks;
- Many tank carriers for the tanks (including a M1070 and the M1000 trailer, soon will be two);
- One SR-71 Blackbird to do the strategic recon;
- Two Battleships >:-)

No, I will not tell what is the scale but is greater than 1:72 :-)

Comment: Re:Copter data (Score 1) 91

by TheDarkMaster (#48004345) Attached to: DHL Goes Live With 'Parcelcopter' Drone Delivery Service
Well, medication delivery is just one of many options, you just need to be creative to find other uses. You have a 1.2kg payload capacity and you can go anywhere inside the range of the drone. With this I can delivery food (pizza?), eletronics, mail, pretty much anything that is not too heavy or too large

Comment: Re:why the obsession with thin? (Score 1) 421

by TheDarkMaster (#47986595) Attached to: Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus
What? Dude, you are mad, dumb or on drugs? Why do you think engineers do not build "ultrathin" bridges, even if they can do them? Because is nonsense! A clear proof that one should not do certain things is exactly the iPhone6 warping with any lateral force, it simply became too thin to have the structural strength required! You never seen before a thin object made of aluminum? Never saw how easy is to fold it and how the object retains the new shape after you stop applying force?

Comment: Re:why the obsession with thin? (Score 1) 421

by TheDarkMaster (#47984419) Attached to: Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus
I said the same thing in an earlier topic, and one iFan responded by saying that ultrathin is proof of competence in engineering from Apple. Of course he did not understand when I said that a good engineer would have realized the problems that an ultrathin chassi would cause to the phone.

Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon 197

Posted by Soulskill
from the no-tanks-they-promise dept.
An anonymous reader writes: Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, has announced it intends to bring humans to the Moon by roughly 2030. Russia plans a full-scale exploration of the Moon's surface. Agency head Oleg Ostapenko said that by the end of the next decade, "based on the results of lunar surface exploration by unmanned space probes, we will designate [the] most promising places for lunar expeditions and lunar bases.

The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay' 144

Posted by timothy
from the pesky-vikings-and-their-lessons dept. writes Ernesto reports at TorrentFreak that despite its massive presence the Pirate Bay doesn't have a giant server park but operates from the cloud, on virtual machines that can be quickly moved if needed. The site uses 21 "virtual machines" (VMs) hosted at different providers, up four machines from two years ago, in part due to the steady increase in traffic. Eight of the VMs are used for serving the web pages, searches take up another six machines, and the site's database currently runs on two VMs. The remaining five virtual machines are used for load balancing, statistics, the proxy site on port 80, torrent storage and for the controller. In total the VMs use 182 GB of RAM and 94 CPU cores. The total storage capacity is 620 GB. One interesting aspect of The Pirate Bay is that all virtual machines are hosted with commercial cloud hosting providers, who have no clue that The Pirate Bay is among their customers. "Moving to the cloud lets TPB move from country to country, crossing borders seamlessly without downtime. All the servers don't even have to be hosted with the same provider, or even on the same continent." All traffic goes through the load balancer, which masks what the other VMs are doing. This also means that none of the IP-addresses of the cloud hosting providers are publicly linked to TPB. For now, the most vulnerable spot appears to be the site's domain. Just last year TPB burnt through five separate domain names due to takedown threats from registrars. But then again, this doesn't appear to be much of a concern for TPB as the operators have dozens of alternative domain names standing by.

Comment: Re:And they wonder why I block ads... (Score 1) 226

Me too. Why I would allow advertising on my browser when all it does is try to lock the system using all the CPU time for stupid animations or videos, promotes highly questionable "products" such as the infamous "CleanMyPC", or plain and simply try to install hostile programs to take control of my computer?

Never test for an error condition you don't know how to handle. -- Steinbach