tqft writes: "50 classic James Bond scenes Do we have a count of the number of times Q gear saved Bond, James Bond ? As I recall no computer was ever inappropriately used in a Bond movie, normally they were just shot or blown up as we are all tempted to do."
tqft writes: "What the world needs is more truly random sources of numbers. Here are some more:
" We do this by splitting a beam of light into two beams and then measuring the power in each beam. Because light is quantised, the light intensity in each beam fluctuates about the mean. Those fluctuations, due ultimately to the quantum vacuum, can be converted into a source of random numbers. Every number is randomly generated in real time and cannot be predicted beforehand. So if you need some really random numbers, use the link below!"
tqft writes: ""One Ministry of Defence (MoD) note refers to a 1999 letter stating that a Royal Air Force plane returning from a mission in Europe during World War II was "approached by a metallic UFO".
The unidentified author of the letter says his grandfather attended a wartime meeting between Mr Churchill and US General Dwight D Eisenhower during which the two expressed concern over the incident and "decided to keep it secret".
The highlights of the August 2010 releases
http://filestore.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pdfs/aug-2010-highlights-guide.pdf [pdf warning]"