Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless
This impacts Drake equation and might shed light as to why we have not detected any other sentient life in the universe.
No, it does not impact the Drake equation at all. The drake equation is based on R* and f(p) which are the the "rate of star formation" and the "fraction of those stars that have planets" (from your link on wikipedia). Both of these numbers are not affected by this finding.
NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola
Strictly speaking, he was not asymptomatic when he took the subway rides. He was not yet febrile, but "felt run down".
Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales
Reinforcing an already existing ban was to make sure foreign markets don't try to muscle in and sell direct.
The last minute change to the law was to change one word; the word that caused Massachusetts to lose the case against Tesla. This had nothing to do with foreign cars.
Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk
(Forgive me. The first image that came to mind when I read this story was the movie "Sleeper", when they were trying to clone the assassinated leader using his nose.)
Yes, I am shocked at the lack of quotes from "Sleeper" in here.
"I've seen him shoot a nose!"
"Checking the [nose] cell structure!"
Research Finds No Large-Scale Exploits of Heartbleed Before Disclosure
"... our detector" = "strong evidence of a negative we're trying to prove..."
It's interesting how one detector can be "strong evidence" that the NSA didn't do something in secret, I think.
The research had nothing to do with the NSA (the article about the research decided to bring them up). To me, the main objective of the study was to see if the widespread revocation of certificates in a short period of time was really warranted. IMO, it was not, and my opinion seems to be validated by this study.
It *is* possible to prove this sort of negative (I'm not saying they did). For example, if you wanted to prove that heartbleed was not used on a particular system, you could set up logging in advance. You could then extend that to multiple systems, and so on. My point is that you can't use the "you can't prove a negative" argument for things like this (and also that the NSA had nothing to do with this study).
Tesla's Next Auto-Dealer Battleground State: Georgia
Simple solution: they can see them in the showroom, and buy them online..
This is already Tesla's model. You can't buy a car at the showroom; only online. Each showroom has at least one Mac you can use however you want, and an employee will help you if you have any questions. But you can't pay there.
Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones
Seems impossible. This would have to be some peer-to-peer/mesh network model of traffic control. I hope they aren't really planning on using ground-based radar for this. It would require too much infrastructure.
Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google
"Dumping" as an economic term refers to protectionist rules that disallow foreign companies to "dump" products into the US. It wouldn't apply here because Google is a US company.
Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program
So there is a problem and they are avoiding recall?
A problem doesn't have to be out of warranty to cause a recall. This move would not make a difference.
Tesla Model S Hacking Prize Claimed
Yes, thank you for correcting the inaccuracies. There is no "PIN" for accessing a Tesla. There is a password, with complexity requirements.
You cannot honk the horn or control the windows from the app while the car is moving.
The "hack" was likely a set-up. Could potentially be done with a MitM/replay attack, but that would still lead me to believe it was a set-up.
Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data
Full-featured POS systems can handle things like payroll, invoicing, inventory/food ordering, bill payment, appointment reminders for customers, etc.
German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks
Check the museums and see if the Enigma Machines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enigma_machine) are mysteriously missing. A layperson might call that a "typewriter".
FAA Pressures Coldwell, Other Realtors To Stop Using Drone Footage
Controlled airspace goes down to ground level in an inverted cone shape at controlled airports, that is quite wide. This is to allow IFR traffic to take off and land at controlled airports and never leave controlled airspace. So you can't fly 10 feet next to a large airport without breaking the law, but you can fly 10,000 feet in remote areas without telling them anything and be legal. It can get a bit complicated when learning to fly in the midst of 3 international airports while taking off from an uncontrolled one. I usually flew without touching controlled airspace, but had to keep track of my position when I got near them.
Just trying to give you some information for your viewpoints.
I think you're confusing "positive controlled airspace" with "controlled airspace", but you are otherwise correct.
But I do wonder about the true "uncontrolled" airspace and how the FAA's rule-making may or may not apply. This is different from what you describe. I believe you are regularly flying in "controlled airspace", in which you usually don't have to deal with controllers Uncontrolled airspace is rare in areas where manned aircraft fly, but is probably more prevalent where drones fly.
Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses
That mentions their no alcohol rule. I guess Republicans aren't smart enough to understand that prohibition didn't work. Those stupid Republicans are still living in the 1800s.
There was no prohibition in the 1800s.
EFF To Unveil Open Wireless Router For Open Wireless Movement
My WiFi SSID has been called "Help Yourself" for years. I've never had any issues, probably because every router I've had has turned out to be so crappy that I can barely get a signal from the other side of the house, let alone the street. Every now and then I see some people joining. I don't use WiFi encryption, because I don't think the speed loss is worth it, and all of the websites I visit that contain information I don't want to share use HTTPS.
Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)
The notation's usual purpose is to inform the reader that any errors or apparent errors in the transcribed material do not arise from errors in the course of the transcription, and the errors have been repeated intentionally, i.e., that they are reproduced exactly as set down by the original writer or printer.
But not worth arguing over.
Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)
Yes, it's a British article, but they put "[sic]" in a quote that contains "favorite" as opposed to "favourite", I guess without taking into account that the perpetrators might be American. On the other hand, while typing this post in Chrome, the browser marked "favourite" as a misspelling :-)
France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone"
I actually believe that "drones" were being used at the matches. They were certainly used at the Olympics this year.
I also think the objections do have to do with the thought that it was another team trying to watch training.
The Phantom 2 has a range (out of the box) of approximately 800m. So whoever was controlling it was nearby. It might have been possible to track him/her down.
I've been told by my friend who has one that it uses point-to-point 802.11 in order to communicate, so you can imagine all sorts of ways to mess with it.
Google Unveils Project Tango 3D Tablet DevKit Powered By NVIDIA's Tegra K1
Two bytes of BCD.
Tracking Tesla's Quiet Changes To the Model S
Sez you, pal. Microsoft Word 2008, 2010, 2000, Server 2008, Windows98, ME... Model year works great for Microsoft. In fact I heard this model year is going to be good. I heard they are adding more chrome on the menu buttons, a brand new aqua green windows, and wait for it, twelve. inch. fins. yes, you heard it right, 12 inch fins on all models.
I know you are being sarcastic, but in case others don't realize, all of these software packages are updated pretty much weekly.
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