Humans taste about the same as pigs. I wouldn't call that the finest delicacy.
Bacon comes from pigs. Pigs are fucking delicious.
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Did you warn them about 9/11?
A bigger why, as far as I'm concerned, is why this is mounted in the fantail - the aft end of the boat - rather than in the front? Is a captain supposed to order the crew to "Turn tail and fire!"
It's where there was room for it. Things don't have to be complicated. If you look at the Austin-class LPD, which is what the USS Ponce is, there's a whole lot of open real estate back aft. LPD's have a welldeck at the stern used to lauch LCAC's and other amphibious landing vehicles. I assume they'll utilize that space for some support gear for the laser. I wouldn't be surprised if they actually installed a generator to power the laser in the welldeck. Ship's service power may not be sufficient, or be "clean" enough in terms of stable voltage and frequency (especially given the limited amount of power and the multitude of uses a ship has for that power during general quarters, and the fact this is a new and relatively untested system). Pure speculation on my part, however.
Why are they not sending out emails to the people running these things.
Check which domains these servers are authoritative for and send them a damn email.
I agree, something proactive needs to be done. The question I have is: whose job is it to do something proactive in these instances? Does anyone do these sorts of things?
According to the article, there are ~27 million open DNS resolvers. That might take some time. I suppose it could be automated, though, with a "Dear [admin and/or technical contact], your DNS located at [ip address] is breaking the internet. Love, Some people you have never heard of. Click here for more information." I wonder how many of the emails would get chucked as spam?
I'm actually developing the website for a company that is booking passenger space on cargo ships to bring over 200-500 men and women with tourist visas from Jakarta, Mumbai, and Abidjan who have agreed to do the job in exchange for free room and board (which might be a tent in Times Square and two bowls of soup each day) until their visas expire.
This kind of sounds like indentured servitude, which is illegal in the US (INAL, but if you assist, you might be construed as aiding & abetting, even it is via a contract).
On another note, I'm guessing (let me repeat that: I'm guessing) the sorts that would resort to professional protesters are likely left-wing types trying to inflate their presence. The same types that routinely rail against monetary abuses in politics. If you want to protest fine. Have the balls to do it yourself, in person, instead of hiring a substitute.
In regards to the petition, no, it's not the same as an in-person protest. A protest is to make yourself & your issue heard. A DDOS does none of that. There is no message with a DDOS. It's impossible to convey a message to those people that are legitimately conducting commerce with the targets. i.e. preventing me from logging into my bank's website to pay my mortgage. In this example, you're not just hurting the institution, you're also hurting private innocent individuals. If anonymous takes down Chase or BofA, you're affecting tens of millions of private citizens trying to pay their bills, credit cards, car loans, mortgages, etc. Missing payments results in penalties, adversely affects credit scores which results in higher borrowing costs down the line. So no, it's not the same as an in-person protest, it's felony vandalism with the potential to cost innocent bystanders millions of dollars as a collective.
Just after I got out of the US Navy back in the spring of '99, I saw an ad in The Stranger, the local leftist weekly newspaper in the Seattle area. It's a good paper and is well respected in the Pacific Northwest as a decent alternative news source. I don't know if it still is, but it was then... anyway. A group of people put out an ad looking for folks with a military background for a protest against the powers that be. Being just the sort of dude they were looking for, and being completely unemployed, I looked into it. What they were looking for were people who were trained in CBR warfare, and "not that we're asking for it" access to gas masks and replacement filters for the masks. I was extremely uneasy with their general demeanor combined with what they were suggesting, so I turned them down.
What followed was the "Battle of Seattle", the 1999 WTO riots. After my contact with the bastards who ended up instigating the riot, I took the ferry across the Sound that fateful day with the bleak hope of warning the police that this wasn't just a run-of-the-mill protest, or at the very least seeing what the fuck was about to go down. By the time I got downtown, the unmistakable scent of tear gas was evident. My compatriots and I made our way to the top of a parking garage overlooking a section of downtown Seattle which was particularly populated with folks we recognized as anarchists. We watched them smash windows and cause mayhem. Meanwhile a couple blocks away, people who either truly believed in protesting the WTO or who were paid to sit there with gas masks on were pepper sprayed by the Seattle PD. Those who wore gas masks took a real beating. They took a beating in order to be a distraction to the police, while the anarchists had their way with businesses blocks away.
The moral to the story is, if you think your protest is organic, and it ends up being huge, it probably isn't organic. It's astroturf. Someone's bankrolling it. Things like the march on Washington lead by MLK are the exception rather than the rule.
Long story short, nothing is what it seems and the cake is a lie. If you think you are doing a good thing by joining a populist uprising, do your due diligence. Learn who they are and what they intend to do. Most of the time they want you for nothing more than cannon fodder.
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Not only that but this is probably the only instance where Canada was better armed than the US.
And just like in nearly every other area, Canada's efforts would have been utterly useless had America not done the heavy lifting. Great, thanks for Canadarm. There's no way we could have possibly manufactured such a modern marvel as that here in the US. We're just clueless pikers and you geniuses north of us are obviously our superiors in every way. Thank god for Canada, or we'd all be lost. It's called throwing you a bone, the least you could do is show gratitude instead of acting like you lot actually did something, because you didn't.
Do we have to be reminded nearly every time the shuttle is discussed that Canada built the arm? Is there some sort of CanCon regulation that when a Canadian sees the Space Shuttle mentioned they are obligated to bring up the arm, the same way that Canadian radio stations are forced to play Rush or Neil Young once an hour?
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He had an affair with his biographer, which apparently began while he was active duty military in Afghanistan. Extramarital affairs are illegal under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He'll be lucky if the DoD doesn't bring him out of retirement just to take a star off his shoulder.
Not even to answer for Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.
This is a travesty for which they should answer.
Mars is a tough place to land, and the folks at JPL managed to do something magnificent. Here's to another decade of good science from the red planet!
10 PRINT "I just learned that mine (I was using it in the late eighties) was just one of the many models of 'TRS-80 Color Computer II'" 20 PRINT "It was this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TRS-80_Color_Computer_2-64K.jpg"
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because that's what all of us preteens did when we first learned BASIC. I learned BASIC on a CoCo, and although I have never coded in BASIC since the 1980's, I still feel it was a very formative learning experience. Thanks, Radio Shack.