Bugatti 100P Rebuilt: The Plane That Could've Turned the Battle of Britain
A turboprop is not a jet engine; it's a turbine engine mated to a propeller.
A jet engine produces thrust using jet propulsion (it doesn't even have to be a turbine).
Bitcoin Tops $1,000 For the First Time
Bitcoin will soon be on a parity with gold (per ounce) and is much cheaper and easier to secure and transport.
Experts Hail Quantum Computer Memory Stability Breakthrough
Symmetric (shared-key) algorithms do have vulnerabilities to quantum computing: Grover's algorithm allows a brute-force search to be performed in square-root time of the key size (i.e. 256-bits -> 128-bits, 128-bits -> 64-bits). This isn't a big problem as long as you're using at least 256-bits.
First Arab Supercar Costs $3.4 Million, Has Diamond-Encrusted Headlights
And those wobbly suicide doors are hilarious.
Why can no modern car maker design something with the beauty and elegance of an E-Type or Muira?
South African Education Department Bans Free and Open Source Software
The last thing this industry needs is yet another wave of bad Java programmers.
Lockbox Aims To NSA-Proof the Cloud
One would hope they do the compression first otherwise there's very little point.
Supercomputer Becomes Massive Router For Global Radio Telescope
It's actually 400 MB. You need to get this sort of thing right if you're planning a career in the tech industry when you finish school.
Neil Young Pushes Pono, Says Piracy Is the New Radio
I love vinyl and I know for sure that it gives a less accurate sound than CDs. What's great about vinyl is the euphonic distortion it adds to the sound.
Hardware Is Dead — At Least Most Expensive Hardware Is
There are loads of 1920x1200 monitors available. Looking at my local hardware shop's page, there about 30 different models with both TN and IPS screens from the usual suspects (Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, NEC, Samsung, etc).
I prefer that extra bit of height and use a 2560x1440 27-inch Dell.
I go through keyboards ...
Cut your fingernails :/
He probably plays the classical guitar (long fingernails only on the right hand...), so that's not an option.
University Team Builds Lego and Raspberry Pi Cluster
Or they could just use a desktop PC with 64 VMs.
Ask Slashdot: How Do I De-Dupe a System With 4.2 Million Files?
Chance of a collision between any two random files is the birthday problem, isn't it? That would be one in 2^64 for MD5 (square root of 2^128). That's a pretty low probability for a few TB of data. Anyway, just do a straight compare if the hashes collide.
Sources Say ITU Has Approved Ultra-High Definition TV Standard
I don't agree. As long as you have sufficient vertical resolution (1080 isn't enough, 1200 is ok, 1440 is great for me at the moment), then horizontal resolution is fine at either 16:9 or 16:10. In fact, at (say) 1200 vertical, 16:9 would give you a more useful monitor (won't ever exist, of course).
1920x1080 is, of course, an abomination for work and I think this is where the hatred of 16:9 comes from. Whereas 2560x1440 looks great from where I'm sitting.
Forget 6-Minute Abs: Learn To Code In a Day
How do I give one of them my interview coding test?
Flight 4590 Didn't Kill the Concorde; Costs Did
It did stand out. I lived for a time in Windsor (about eight miles from Heathrow right under the flight path) in 1980 when all the planes you mention were flying.
The noise Concorde made (whether on approach or departure) was astonishing and significantly louder than any other plane.
How Do You Cool Your Data Center / Server Room?
Yes they do (in the majority case). Think about the extended phenotype.
John the Ripper Cracks Slow Hashes On GPU
It's not the words that are memorable, but the picture it creates. The human brain is very good at remembering (especially odd) pictures.
The technique is well used by people that perform feats of memory. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_of_loci
The Leap Second Is Here! Are Your Systems Ready?
I have about 30 Windows server machines (mix of 2003 and 2008) in a a server pool that I inherited. All are set to manual updates and I have never seen an unwanted restart that wasn't due to a hardware problem (some of the machines have been running for over five years). I call bullshit.
US Regains Supercomputing Crown, Besting China and Japan
It's quite simple: if they have quantum computers then RSA (and DSA) are toast and symmetric algorithms are reduced to the square root. So if you're using AES256 (but without public keys to exchange session keys), you're fine. If you're using AES128, you can be decrypted by medium-sized resources in the near future (and certainly NSA resources now).
The U.N.'s Push for Power Over the Internet
Surely they can that now: just tap and bill the upstream partner of each layer 1 connection. If no payment is made then they're disconnected.
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