Very interesting. We had a problem in telephone exchanges about 25 years ago. All data was held in memory - no disk drives (except for billing records I recall). Some little old granny would mysteriously acquire a premium service. It only affected the lines that were hardly ever used. It was tracked down to "alpha particle corruption", which gradually eroded the charge, which effectively flipped the bit to a 1 and gave the subscriber a random service.
Don't know any more than that, but the old hand that described it to me, did so with unusual glee...
Absolutely swear by it! Comes with added Selenium and Zinc. Just ask your pharmacist.
Easy! Just infiltrate the crowd with thousands of trained trumpeters who play them 2.128ms after the person standing next to them!
Pity, that only cuts out one harmonic. However, I've occasionally had problems playing trombone next to a bass guitar. The amplified tone somehow cancels out my note and all I get is a muffled rasp.
Maybe we could have speakers concealed under the seats carefully tuned to play the exact opposite of whatever they pick up around them?
I know - how about installing colonies of African wasps trained to attack anything that sounds like them?
I'm just saying that with ad blockers becoming more common, and a technology that is potentially harder to block, advertisers would potentially pay extra for inline content.
Whether they will is another matter. I'm not bothered.
It may be now, but if I was an advertiser I'd see a strong case to require sites to embed it within the page. They couldn't do that with flash, but they can with HTML5
Correct. For special effect, if someone was watching, I would type my password, randomly hit a few keys, and then thump the keyboard four times. Then press Enter, and get logged in. It usually got quite a stunned expression from anybody nearby.
Don't solder on your mother's kitchen table. Or indeed anything valuable.
You need somewhere to get rid of excess solder. A damp sponge works well if you touch it briefly. Soldering iron stands usually have one in a tray on the base. If I'm in a hurry, I just use an old bit of paper, and tap the solder off. The metal isn't hot enough to burn the paper. Not so far, anyway...
Made them deliberately in school. Great fun. I got ten people to hold hands and gave them all a shock just as the teacher walked up the stairs.
Good timing Slashdot. You posted this at 9:30pm NZ time. It's already off the front page. Now nobody will know...
Looks like they've changed it - http://watchdog.co.nz/home.htm - it's now a metal dog. But I still have a mug with the duck logo on it. Watchduck, we used to call them...
Not sure how that's informative. Might be so in the US, but over here our little government just doesn't have the resources to intervene. The police are more concerned about speeding tickets and methamphetamine labs, the people are more concerned about the price of petrol and some church leader with a shiny car (search for "Brian Tamaki" and "Destiny Church"), and the government is more concerned about how to rebuild half of Auckland after the silly 'modern' building fads of the 90s.
It's voluntary. And it hasn't even reached the technology page on the NZ Herald yet. Who cares?
Watchdog has positioned themselves as filtering specialists. They always have. That's why they call themselves "Watchdog". Parental control is their biggest selling point.
Funny though, their logo is a duck. Never worked that one out.
I am a med student studying on renal physiology (test on friday...)
Let me know if you pass, then I'll mod you up.
What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.