..and often end up in situations where I am using multiple at once. The big problem there is to keep track of which language to speak to whom, not the speaking itself. Switching languages can be harder that speaking them. My guess is the picture of the great wall makes these people flipflop languages in their head.
Been there. Close to the central square, there is a street that is quite steep. To prevent the unavoidable car crashes in winter, they simply heat the asphalt. I guess they could use datacenter heat right there.. Once you get out of the city center, it has beautiful nature..
Best to have a diversified diet. The government needs to do only 2 things: don't subsidize, and make sure every energy form pays for its REAL cost. And that means one motherfucking hefty CO2 tax, and a big piggy bank full of money next to every nuclear plant to pay for dismantling when the time comes.
And in every single Fucking IPV6 discussion this comes up again. Using NAT as a safety is like removing your wheels as a brake. A better solution exists; it is called a firewall. Look it up! Instead of biting the bullet and going IPV6, we are adding layer upon layer of crap and "optimisations" which are hard to maintain and hard to learn. And a billion chinese smartphones, you gonna NAT them as well? The only future of NAT is as a (very long term) transition protocol running in parallel with IPV6. I want my home PC on IPV6, and my smart-TV can then download updates over NAT. Unfortunately I can't get that here in Denmark (yet).
Corrected that for you. My brother is a DA working a lot with international financial crime. Ask the Letvian Police to block a bank-account and it is done within half an hour. Ask the brits and after 2 weeks you get an email back asking if your country support human rights. (And my brother works in Brussels!!!) The city is a no-go area for the police. These bankers can kill each other with machine guns and nobody will ask questions.
India is keeping its ennemies close. The nukes are foremost to keep Pakistan and China under control. Why the heck are they devellooping ICBM capability? Thy really just need to be able to lob them far enough over the border...
OSM is great, it beats Google in my part of the world, and I find drawing bike-tracks a very relaxing alternative to Solitaire. But right now the level of detail I can add to my neighborhood is really limited by the rendering engine. JOSM has a nice plugin for turnlanes, for example, but they don't show up on the map. JOSM shows icons for a carwash, but hese don't make it to the final map either.
Funny thing is this technology is never going to deliver anything (not even bombs) that a 20 year old ICBM wouldn't do faster, cheaper and easier. The only reason the USAF wants it is because firing ICBMs tends to get the Russians (and Chinese) a little jumpy. What everybody very hard does his best to ignore, is that the scramjet obviously also could deliver nuclear warheads, which means the foreign siblings of NORAD should be hard at work learning to detect these things. By the time this technology is operational, firing up a scramjet is going to make everybody else just as jumpy as firing an ICBM.
Google talk is the perfect example of how the beancounters will stick to certain principles even if they are shooting themselves in the foot twice a day. Lock all your users in! People who want to talk to them will also have to get a Google account! The basics of chatting was done in the late cretacious. The ONLY way any chat service can beat the competition is by opening up to other servers. If google, skype and whatsapp users could chat with each other, they would kick Facebook in the nuts, HARD. Even just opening up to corporate Sharepoint servers would give serious extra traffic, with all the American CIOs who shit their pants at the idea of corporate data not residing on their own servers.
The neutrino is going to go straight through you with a 99.99999% probability. But if it does stop inside your body and deliver its energy, it should give of one hell of a whack. Wonder if you would be able to feel that?
company dears to do something in the US (under cover of darkness) which is standard practice everywhere else on this planet. Welcome to the 21th century!
Everybody here should enter the same comment: "I would like an independent body to calculate the cost vs. saved lives and compare it to other possible investments like traffic safety, cancer research, or promoting healthier lifestyles to school children."
Most Wifi access points can easily be configured to shut down during night time hours, with a simple on/off button on the front for those nights were you need data access late.
.22 will do the trick as well!
The one use I can see here is tracking criminals who use throw-away phones. Unless the "spatio-temporal points" are dependent on your phone model of course. (No I did't read the article...)