Sure, why not. At 22,000 miles away, the letters won't be visible (let alone legible) to most ground-based telescopes.
Japan can also print its own money, which gives it the ability (at least in theory) to wipe out all public debt with the stroke of a pen. There are consequences to that action, but when your debt is counted in your own currency, you can largely ignore the public debt, as long as inflation is kept in check. Most non-eurozone countries (including the US) do the same thing. In fact, inflation has long been used by most nations to decrease the impact of public debt, as the fixed-dollar debt can be reduced to a smaller %age of the GDP. It's how Great Britian and the US 'paid' for World War II, for example. As another example, recall the talk about a "trillion dollar platinum coin" during the most recent US government shutdown, which would have paid off a trillion dollars of debt as well as instantly and drastically inflated the dollar (among other things).
Greece doesn't have a national currency. Their debt is in Euros, and must be repaid in Euros. Greece can't unilaterally inflate the Euro to reduce their debt load. The situation is closer to the economy of California, which is also heavily in debt. California doesn't get to print its own money, and it doesn't have the option of creating inflation to reduce its debt load.
Greece and California have two choices: Make their payments, and hope inflation happens on its own, or default and accept they won't be able to borrow money for a substantial amount of time. Growing their economies makes both options more palatable, but doesn't solve the problem by itself.
Anybody who lives around snow knows it comes in pretty much every density and consistency water can possibly have: from "wet" heavy snow and huge flakes that stick to everything and entombs cars and houses, to "dry" powder that doesn't stick to anything, and blows around like a dune in a sandstorm.
Sometimes you get both kinds within an hour.
Depends on the City. Los Angeles probably should. As Jimmy Kimmel is so eager to show us all: Most of LA can't even handle rain.
Anybody who's really looked at security around X11 has known for decades that it isn't that great.
I even remember that as recently as a year ago, ATI's drivers specifically tell you to use "xhost +" to enable GPU compute jobs using ATI devices, which resulted in a lot of "LOL NOPE" in the HPC industry. (It's trivial to root a machine that has had "xhost +" executed inside an X11 session.)
X11 having critical security holes should surprise no one. There's a reason internet-facing servers don't have X11, and it's not just because you don't need a GUI sucking up resources.
On the other hand, I'm thoroughly grateful that somebody decided to do something about it.
Citation, please? Where are you getting the idea that exit nodes have huge bandwidth bills?
For example: run a mac mini colo as an exit node, with unmetered bandwidth. $55/month, with 100 Mb of bandwidth, 24x7.
Or some guy in Korea with 3-5 gigabits of bandwidth at their home for ~$40 USD/month?
Or a university club running an exit point using approved university resources? (I know my alma matter does)
Tor exit nodes are often just people hosting them on their own nickel, often at home. You can throttle the tor server to 56 Kib/s, and leave the rest for your own usage.
There's a difference between a honey pot and a dedicated search.
Honey pots exist to collect all traffic that hits them. Were Tor a honey pot, the Silk road would have never exited in the first place.
Given the liberalness with which Apple has wielded the Ban Hammer in the past, it's telling that they haven't used it now.
Stop bragging. Anybody who cares is keenly aware of the corporation-sized enema we're taking every day.
And it's not even lowering our colon cancer rates...
In fairness, some people do feel better when they see something being done by some sort of authority figure. Even a scrawny 19-year old rent-a-cop armed with a radio can make a substantial difference to people's feeling of well being (in one way or the other...)
If they had just stated the truth, that Ebola is hard to spread with proper controls, and can be contained...
For the public, notions of safety went out the window after the clusterfsck in Texas.
- A patient went to the ER with symptoms, and was sent home
- People in government-mandated quarantine didn't honor the quarantine, and went to public places. It took armed guards to enforce the quarantine.
- Two nurses, wearing the recommended protective equipment became infected, and are being treated now.
- One of the nurses went on an airline flight after treating the Ebola patient, in violation of a number of CDC policies
- Personnel treating the first ebola patient were in constant contact with hundreds of others, including other hospital patients
Restated facts (or "truth") about how difficult it is to transmit can no longer combat the fear that has brewed up.
A pattern of mistake after mistake has emerged - things that should have never happened did. People who knew better didn't do the right thing, over and over.
It's a PR disaster, pure and simple. Any goodwill or trust the public had was burned up in Texas.
Pottering comes off as an arrogant jerk, but the guy's trying to make Linux better.
Sure, many disagree with his vision, and he definitely could have been less of an ass in a number of documented situations... But he hasn't done anything to warrant the sort of things he's describing.
Some people carry on like he's demanding primae noctis.
It's just a toilet seat that reports when somebody's on it. Everybody poops! There's nothing to worry about!
Until you realize that it's able to find usage patterns, and your insurance rates go up because they think you may be getting colon cancer.
Everything's connected, and I don't want every facet of my life being reported to some corporate overlord.
Does it have to be soda, and does it have to be in the head?
What about a nice, hot cup of McDonalds Coffee in the crotch?
OK, fine... But I'm going to pick a soda with the stickiest ingredients available.
Dogs have been eugenically engineered by humans for tens of thousands of years, and are therefore an artificial life form. They usually eat food that comes from a factory, and is artificial. Since you have an artificial life form eating artificial food, it's excreting artificial poop. Its urine is water that has been polluted by artificial processes. Hence the impact study.
By some definitions, anything created by a human is artificial, so all of our bodily wastes are artificial.