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+ - German Paper's Timeline of Flight 9525's Final Moments->

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "German tabloid newspaper Bild has released what is claims is a summary of the timeline from downed Germanwings flight 9525 (4U9525/GWI18G). The timeline is based on the data recorded on one of the black boxes recovered from the wreckage. An official transcript of the cockpit voice recording has not been released, so Bild cites sources close to the investigation for the information. CNN translated Bild's report, but cannot independently verify the information. The timeline provides one of the most detailed descriptions of the plane's final moments, and makes it seem that the crash was indeed intentional."
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Comment: He's right (Score 2) 156

by hcs_$reboot (#49368691) Attached to: Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption

[encryption] has become perhaps the biggest problem for the police (...)

He is right. Eavesdropping everyone everywhere in all possible ways without any ethical limit made everyone aware of
- the privacy intrusion risks posed by non encrypted communication
- the privacy intrusion risks posed by weakly encrypted communication
- the privacy intrusion risks depending on the communication media being utilized.

Comment: Re:And what good would it do? (Score 2) 440

by hcs_$reboot (#49364991) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

We already have a pretty good idea of what happened to the Germanwings flight even with 1 damaged black box.

Indeed. Every day the poor guy has a new condition: he was depressed, had vision problems, was a narcissist, ... So he was also probably deaf, and didn't hear the captain knocking at the door - which he locked by moving the button to the opposite direction, being also dyslexic. This in addition to some orientation problems, making him think he was already at Dusseldorf airport (his internal clock being also broke).

Comment: Re:What's the point ? (Score 1) 76

Why spend so much money trying to save soldier's lives, when their very job and purpose is killing other soldiers ?

Their job is not to be killed and kill as much as possible of the enemy. As it's been seen from the last wars, fighting against a diminished army makes it easier to win the war.

+ - Eyedrops provide Night vision to see up to 50 meters in Darkness.

Submitted by rtoz
rtoz (2530056) writes "A group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that temporarily enable night vision.

They use mixture of Insulin and a chemical known as "Ce6" (Chlorin e6) as eye drop for getting the night vision. It allows the user to view the objects clearly up to 50 meters in darkness.

This chemical "Ce6" is found in some deep-sea fish and is often used to treat cancer and night blindness.

The Ce6 solution will start work in as little as one hour after getting injected into eyes using micropippette. And the Night vision effect will be lasting for “many hours” afterwards, and the test subject's eyesight will become normal the next day.

The organisation "Science for the Masses" has released a paper that detailed the experiment in their website."

Comment: What are you saying? (Score 3, Insightful) 157

by hcs_$reboot (#49360085) Attached to: UK Licensing Site Requires MSIE Emulation, But Won't Work With MSIE
Are you saying the civil service is bad and incompetent in the UK? I'm afraid it's the case in most European countries. This is a good test actually: do you disapprove their slowness, incompetence and laziness (to name a few)? If 'yes', then 1) you're normal 2) you're (probably) competent and 3) don't work there.

+ - Best Program to Organize Photos

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "I'm a long time reader first time writer. What is the best program available to organize and sort your photos. I've tried a bunch of different one's with varying degrees of success. Does anybody have any suggestions."

+ - Pulling someone out of a black hole is impossible

Submitted by StartsWithABang
StartsWithABang (3485481) writes "If you move at the speed of light and are inside the event horizon of a black hole, you inevitably fall towards the singularity at the center. But if you were completely outside of the event horizon, you can escape. So what if you were completely outside of a large, massive black hole (with small spatial curvature at the event horizon) and then dipped just a small amount of matter inside. Could you just pull it out again? It turns out the answer is no, and that — to date — there's still no way to escape from a black hole!"

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun