Sounds similar to the Poul Anderson book Tau Zero.
I'm actually at the point where I sadly suspect I'll see IPv6 over LTE on my mobile devices before I see it at home via my ISP.
Actually I think that IPv6 is a requirement for LTE. At least required by the carriers if not the 3GPP.
Don't you mean there are cheaper methods of heating than resistive heating? Because as far as I can tell, resistive heating is 100% efficient. Incandescents convert some fraction of the input energy to visible light. Almost all of the rest is emitted as heat. And if there was no light emitted, a resistive element is nearly 100% efficient.
No, he means more efficient:
In electrically powered heat pumps, the heat transferred can be three or four times larger than the electrical power consumed, giving the system a coefficient of performance (COP) of 3 or 4, as opposed to a COP of 1 for a conventional electrical resistance heater, in which all heat is produced from input electrical energy.
Translation: If your heating is all electric, with resistive heating you get a watt of heat per watt of electricity. With a heat pump you get more that one watt of heat per watt of electricity.
Like something with the body of a crab and the head of a Social Worker?
I was always wondering what happened to good old fashion ROM in a socket. If you want an upgrade, a chip can be FedExed* to you
*Google isn't the only word to be 'verb-alized'
Any noun can be verbed.
Had I done that, and had "allow automatic updates" turned off, my machine would have been been vulnerable for two weeks until I came back. I'm glad this one was automatically installed, while al of the other lower-priority updates have always awaited my approval.
I would imagine that the timing of this is one reason why it was pushed this way. As you point out, a lot of machines would be unattended until after New Year's and would be patched until then.
As requested: The Complete Lenna Story
Do not look at pulsar with remaining good eye.
The knowledge base article on the update only mentions CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169.
Bash 3.2 is still under the GPL v2.
Pay per view sounds good to me; they pay me and I'll watch it!
I downloaded and installed this update. It updates bash to version 3.2.53(1), but a patch to version 3.2.54(1) is available on gnu.org. I'm guessing that there will be more updates since additional issues with the parsing in bash have been (are being) found.
Which kinda suck for use as a recurring payment method.
No they work quite well. When you setup the 'one-time' use number, you specify that it is for recurring charges. When the first charge hits it, the number is bound to that vendor. Any charge to that number from a different vendor will be rejected. This can cause a problem for some vendors that change card processors after you've set one of these up.
What about 3-phase power for lighting? When you full wave rectify 3-ph you don't get the 0 volt valleys in the wave. Of course, we're not going to re-wire all our houses for that.
Often the conferences have sessions on lessons learned, best practices, etc that can really help. The *one* time I went to a conference I made sure to bring back lots of notes on the sessions and to spread them out to my co-workers. They didn't get to go to the conference, but they still got some benefit from it. If management sees that kind of thing, they might be more willing to send someone, maybe rotating the person that gets to go.