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I assume that the firmware on these systems will be DRM'ed to prevent aftermarket adjustments. Some of the basic functionality (speed limits, etc.) would require a GPS signal; perhaps intermittent GPS jamming would cause the system to revert to full manual control. Any other ideas?
Actually, there is no radiations there. Just a big magnetic field which would make it really hard for any kind of civilisation to get pass bronze age. I guess that's one more win for the Na'vi uh...
Actually, the massive magnetic field is the dynamo for trapping ionizing solar radiation and generating synchrotron radiation. That's why the Europa mission electronics have to be radiation-hardened beyond anything ever sent into space, and why your hypothetical Na'vi would never develop past an interesting self-perpetuating chemical reaction in some Jovian moon's primordial clays. Where's a hyperintelligent, near-omnipotent monolith when you need one?
Don't click his link. It's the Goatse.cx image.
Also known as the poor man's basilisk.
"This is a great remainder [sic] for all users not use the same password for two different services."
Not [sic] it's not. Not even slightly.
Respectfully, I beg to differ. I'm running a password manager to keep track of all my passwords, online and otherwise. I'll never go back, and neither should you.
Except for my password to the app itself (which is absurdly long but memorized and periodically changed), all my passwords are unique, cryptographically secure random printable-character strings of the maximum length allowed by each system or 255 characters, whichever is shorter. I keep three deeply-encrypted copies stored remotely, so unless we lose North America, I'll never have a problem getting back into my Slashdot account.
Once I've entered my master password I only have to hit a system key combo to enter my credentials into any site, so after initial setup it's much more convenient than even using the same password everywhere. Yes, there are always potential security holes, but I believe that I'm managing them quite well, thank you.
I didn't realize how many sites I had login credentials for (well into the triple digits) until I set up this app. Most of them used one of a very small handful of passwords. What's worse, I sometimes tried several of those passwords before I got logged into a site, so a malicious site could easily keep track of those attempts and have the passwords for many of my other sites. Not any more. Changing a password isn't a chore anymore, because I don't have to re-memorize anything. I simply generate a password of the maximum allowed length and complexity, swap it out and move on. Finally, I don't have a photographic memory either, so it's good that I don't have to remember all the sites where I used the same password as I did on the current Hacked Site of the Day.
It doesn't beg the question. It RAISES the question.
OK, then I CALL the question. The debate is closed.
Your statement that the debate is closed assumes that debate on
If irony were strawberries, we'd both be drinking smoothies right now.
In my galaxy they just check positron emissions. My probabilistic engine has been using about a quark a month for eons and they just keep letting it slide.
Hanging would work well in this case if the English still had the balls to do that sort of thing. Just declare them both to be guilty and that they'll both be hanged. When they're on the gibbet with their necks in a noose the guilty one would probably speak up to spare his brother, and if not just hang them both anyway.
If I were the innocent brother and placed in this situation with no other alternative, I'd gladly confess so that my brother could go free, even knowing (as only I would) that he was the guilty one. I'd be a two thousand years too late to claim that it's my original idea, though.
"Many scientists say that such material, ranging from reports by government agencies to respected research not published in scientific journals, is crucial to seeking a complete picture of the state of climate science."
If it's crucial, it should be peer-reviewed. If no one has time to peer-review the material, it shouldn't be part of the basis for multi-trillion-dollar policy decisions. How is that non-obvious?
Oh, did you mean del.icio.us spam? No, I didn't think so.