Maybe in the US - other countries don't have such a distinction between jail and prison - they are synonyms in such a country.
Sweden has the distinction. During investigation, pre trial -> häkte. Post trial serving a sentence -> fängelse
First of all, incarceration after arrest is not "prison"; it's jail.
Not really. That's mainly a USA-specific distinction, and he was imprisoned in Sweden.
We have the same distinct inion Sweden, both the term and the facility. Before trial you're in 'häkte' quite often solitary and with restricted communications/news input. These are typically nuilt into bigger police stations. Sweden is often criticized for the long periods of time persons can be kept there. After sentencing you go to 'fängelse', of which there are different styles. Unless you serve your time on monitored house arrest, possibly even with allowance to travel to work.
One thing I question - 73,011 cams in 256 countries? There are only 190-200... even counting random psudo countries I don't think there are 256...
There looks to be 255 'territorial' top level domains ("country code" TLDs) - not all of which are acknowledged as countries in say, the UN.
During the gulf war public use was actually turned off so the military could have better access.
Huh? GPS satellites are not wireless access points with a limited number of users supported -- they broadcast a signal that anyone can receive (the number of users has zero impact on other users).
I assume GP has confused, and was referring to, the turning off of SA (selective availability), that when on deteriorates the precision of civilian receivers - thus improving the precision availble to the military units that couldn't get proper military grade receivers but instead had civilian receivers. As you say, number of users/receivers has no effect on the system, as they're just listening - just like FM radio sets...
We need a solution to car navigation in tunnels? You just continue straight ahead until you emerge from the tunnel.
Burn it. In Russia in the 90s they used to sell kit that could destroy a computer remotely in case the mob or the police visited. Maybe they have the same for the iphone?
Ooooh, I sense a business opportunity - thermite cases! Shouldn't be any less safe to walk around with than the phones themselves, given the batteries. Must just not make the trigger too sensitive...
The fat woman was actually an actress wearing a fat suit.
Why ? I can't imagine it would be too hard to find a genuinely fat person to take the job.
No, but a bit harder for her to do the control as 'normal sized'... I assume the study wanted the same person in both tests to eliminate as many other variables as possible.
1 cup of flour is trivially measured by volume: Just grab the "1 cup" cup from your set of measuring cups, scoop up flour from your storage container, level. You're done.
Is that flour fluffy or compacted - how compacted was the contents due to transport vibrations/settling? (yes, you do get about the same if you do it the same way, but what if you don't scoop but instead pour from the package?)
If you're using measuring cups, you can make a batch of cookie dough without using a scale or having to look at the actual measurement.
Guess what - the same thing applies if you have metric measuring cups and metric recipes (haven't seen any call for something like 138g, just like you're unlikely to see calls for 2,17 cups, they're typically tuned to reasonable values in whatever system they originate. Very few recipes are THAT inflexible to not allow that...)
US recipes usually don't use "cups" of butter, they use "sticks" of butter. If you live where butter isn't sold in US sticks (113.4 grams), you're screwed.
For butter/margarine we use, like 200/225/250g (never seen a value not a multiple of 25g, like you're unlikely to see anything but easy fractions of 'stick') - and that can be had by cutting off a chunk from the package (typically 500g or 1kg), 4/4.5/5 scale lines wide (lines on the wrapper placed every 50g)
Makes me wonder who has access now and does not want competition?
Even if that [hypothetically] isn't an issue, security through obscurity is no security...
It will be interesting to see what our government thinks about it, since it is still in swedish law. But since they had to pay the EU fines for having delayed the implementation of the directive I can't imagine they will be too upset.
Since it was invalid, will we be getting the fines, for nor timely implementing it, back?
So, to be clear, the United States democractically elected government passed a law, that applies only to United States citizens. A bunch of foreign bankers have decided that they don't like that law, and so they are overruling it.
The U.S. is a member of WTO (that bunch of [not just foreign] bankers) - and quite happy to wield it against other nations. Now with the boot on the other foot - not so happy. But it IS good to see that not abiding by the rules they agreed on by being a member of WTO does have consequences for the U.S. too, not just 'lesser' nations...