Where did you get "It only became a serious flaw recently"? It happened somewhere between 11 years ago and present, but no date is given for commit f33ea7f404e5 (I did try Google).
Where in Europe? The open market does not mean that everything is priced the same everywhere. At least in the Netherlands, I don't think you can get 70 Mbit/s for 16 EUR/mo. The lowest tier is about 20 EUR for 10 Mbps ADSL including phone or 30 Mbps without.
I did once (July) install an app with that name, but there are many with the same name on the Play store. I uninstalled it the next day because it was crap. Screenshots look familiar, but I'm not sure.
At least I don't see any suspicious files with setuid permissions, but then:
"the usual human reaction to the smell of Cadaverine (pentamethylenediamine) and Putrescine (tetramethylenediamine),"
Quoting the wiki:
"Basic amines such as putrescine, spermine, spermidine and cadaverine are responsible for the smell and flavor of semen."
What human reaction, you said?
What is "appropriate temperature" for a finger? My SO regularly manages to get her hands (and feet) below ambient temperature...
"not only do bats (and purple martins) not eat that many mosquitoes, they also eat other insects that would themselves eat mosquitoes, such as dragonflies."
Dragonflies hunt by sight, during daytime. Bats and mosquitoes are active at dusk and night, so this doesn't sound very likely as far as bats are concerned.
The use of hygroscopic products to speed up drying is actually based on a misconception, or at least, not as effective as you might think.
The rate of evaporation is proportional to the product D*(p_vp-p_env), where D is the diffusion coefficient of the vapor molecules in air, p_vp the vapor pressure (partial pressure of saturated vapor), and p_env the partial pressure of vapor in the environment.
A desiccant will lower p_env to zero, so it will help a bit; for example, the p difference is (2.4-1.2) kPa at 20 C, 50% relative humidity, increasing to (2.4-0) with a desiccant, a factor 2 increase. However, putting it in a warm place will increase both D (a bit) and p_vp (a lot). Heating it to 50 C in the same environment will increase the p difference to (12.3-1.2), a factor 9 increase. Additionally, D will increase by a factor 1.2. A phone that is switched off should be able to handle such temperatures, so putting it on top of the cable modem is cheaper and more effective.
Even better would be to dry it in vacuum; that will increase the D parameter tremendously. But most people don't have that at home, although I suppose that some creativity with a wine preserver pump might get you somewhere.
"CyanogenMod (...) uses the "old fashioned way". No TrustZone, no fancy footwork with keys... just a relatively simple prompt for the passphrase at the phone startup so
I'm using CM13 (Android 6/Marshmallow), which uses FDE, yet can boot without password prompt, just like stock Android 6. It will present the lock screen though. Leaving aside the security of a booted and connected phone with only the lock screen as a protection, the only way to do this seems to be to use some kind of trusted execution environment. Otherwise, you could pull the entire encrypted data partition over USB from the (obviously non-stock) boot loader and have all the necessary data to decrypt it offline.
"military and brass music uses 461 Hz. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... "
The number 461 does not occur anywhere on that wikipedia page and it's the first time I hear it. I used to play the trumpet. That was before you had digital tuners but I don't recall that there was any problem to get it in tune with a standard piano. The closest statement is:
""high pitch" was used for the older tuning of A = 452.4 Hz at 60 ÂF. Although
"T-Mobile does, after all, not only know where you live, but where you ARE. (Even if you disable location services or deny access to the TMO app, they can still place you with a couple hundred meters via cell tower triangulation.)"
Even though the T-mobile organization as a whole may have this information, I would expect that it is not so easy to transfer this information in real time from where it is normally kept to the marketing department that is in charge of these promotions. The reasons would be technical, legal, and security-related. It is highly sensitive data; imagine the uproar if the customer database is leaked including detailed location logs after a breach.
"The choices are smart devices that know not to draw higher current (sometimes) or maintaining 51% of the load as resistive."
Thank you, my universal 100-240 V AC laptop adapter won't work anymore in the US and your US one will go up in smoke and flames in Europe. Or your tv will black out when the freezer/airco switches on...
Tomorrow's computers some time next month. -- DEC