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Comment Re:WTF? (Score 1) 107

In some bomb designs a shell of non-weapons grade uranium (ie U 238) is used as a 'tamper', to increase the yield. As for the TNT, it's relatively non-sensitive compared to the fuel in the aircraft.

If the idea of an aircraft carrying a bomb without the nuclear 'pit' inside it, I recommend you don't read Command and Control by Eric Schlosser, because you'll find out about how many times the USAF flew around with fully armed warheads, or indeed the times they crashed (eg Goldsboro).

Comment Re:Yeah... (Score 1) 326

I think you need a combination of: hard work, money, luck, and natural talent, (and maybe other qualities too).

For any ambition, you'll need all three, but if you have a lot of one quality, you can usually substitute it for one of the others to a certain extent (eg money and hard work can be exchanged in both directions).

For example, just hard work won't get you far, without being lucky enough to have opportunities to use that hard work (of course, more hard work, or money, can help create opportunities).

Comment Re: Not Sure if... (Score 1) 311

How long does it take for your chip+PIN transactions?
Here in the UK, the person behind the counter says "that'll be £X please" and presses a button so the total appears on the reader (elapsed time, maybe half a second).

You put the card in, wait about two seconds for it to be read, type in your PIN and press enter, then wait about another three to five seconds to verify. Then just take your card out and walk off.

Admittedly it's been about 10-15 years since I last had to use the mag stripe, but I remember it taking much longer waiting for the receipt to print out, signing it, passing that back to the person behind the counter etc. etc.

Comment Re:iTunes same day as DVD since 2008 (Score 1) 202

Your DVD player probably has more computing capacity than [insert old computer here].

So do you not have any kind of computing device in your lounge at all? No console, no streaming box, no tablet that streams to your TV?

I'm not saying you have to, I'm just surprised that someone posting on slashdot doesn't have computers in every room.

Comment Re:You have to know how to secure a Windows 10 PC (Score 1) 982

Actually good multi-monitor support. (UltraMon has become redundant).

Storage Spaces, a sort of ZFS-lite, depending on your usage it might be really handy, or of no use. (it was introduced in Win *, but it's better in 10)

Secure Boot. With the very large proviso that it disables dual-booting, this makes your system much more secure.

Better file copy dialogs. With graphs and everything!

Stuff that I don't care about or use:

Cortana: disabled, I have a browser if I want to search the internet

Windows store: ignored

Multiple destops, meh, I have two monitors, that's enough

There will be a bit of a learning curve to find the new places where MS have hidden things. You now get a settings application, which is sometimes separate, and sometimes duplicates the Control Panel. Also, various UI bits have moved, but if you're used to switching between different OSs regularly then you'll work it out in a week or so.

Comment Re:"simply right click" (Score 2) 260

The registry is supposed to enforce a common method of storing settings across all Windows apps. Of course, that laudable idea has then been tested by twenty odd years of pretty much everyone writing software for Windows in their own special way, and maybe about 10% bothering to follow Microsoft's standards. And of course, even different departments of Microsoft have their own ideas of how things should be done, so Office does things differently to SQL Server and so on.

tl/dr the idea behind the registry was fine, but it's been abused for years.

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