[Gllug] Delayed data feed

David L Neil GLLUG at GetAroundToIt.co.uk
Thu Jan 13 18:50:37 UTC 2011

On 01/14/2011 03:48 AM, John Hearns wrote:
> So I can do you a three second delay, using a high powered laser, a
> telescope and a photodiode.
> But you will have to tell your customers it will only work once in a full moon.

I've heard some good ones in my time, but that idea is pure lunacy...

Speaking of which, the fate of Linux Conf Australia 
(http://lca2011.linux.org.au/) scheduled for 24-29 January hangs in the 
balance because of the horrendous flooding in Brisbane/QLD. The venue is 
in doubt, also the ability of the city to accept such an influx of 
people on top of everything else.

The local committee plan to make a stop-go decision at the weekend. 
However whilst the Queensland State planners were initially concerned 
about a (slightly lower than feared) peak in the drainage flow 
(yesterday), they are not focussing on another as a result of next 
week's Spring tide.

(ie the (full) moon and the sun will be in alignment - interestingly in 
Australia's republican patois, a "Spring tide" is known as a "King tide").

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