1390 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007
Re: Jaywalking - an artificial crime
I used to think that Jaywalking laws served no purpose. Then I had to drive around Sleaford a few times. In a really badly planned town I can see them being useful.
Such a shame David Davis didn't become Tory leader instead of Cameron.
Oh, but he did. Don't you remember how strongly Cameron insisted that only First Past The Post results should matter? That the person who got the most votes in the first round of an election should be declared the outright winner? Well, by that definition he must believe that David Davis is Tory leader.
Re: Stormtrooper turned good guy?.
Wasn't there a Stormtrooper turned good (ish) guy in three of the films already? Or is that not the canon backstory any more?
Re: No one ever heard of risk analysis?
I don't think these were people from the same organization. When I went to a conference in New Zealand I had some problems at the airport and looked for a guy with a poster tube to find someone who probably knew the answers since sure enough he was going to the same place.
This was a bigger conference so logically there would be a lot more people on every plane going that way in the couple of days running up to it.
Re: "The system doesn't discriminate,"
Sure, there could be different reasons. It could also be that it ends up targetting more white people than black people simply because it's easier to get a good image of a white person in uncontrolled lighting conditions. Nonetheless saying a computer vision system doesn't discriminate is inaccurate.
Re: "The system doesn't discriminate,"
If the police arrest more black people then more black people will resemble people who have been arrested and so the system will pick out more black people.
Racism in, racism out.
Does that mean that pinging a billion IPs is a billion times more data than an email?
This was peer assessed?
I stopped reading when they were confusing speed with execution time in the section on Julia.
I'm pretty sure you're mistaking Nyarlathotep for Cthulhu.
Cthulhu is relatively honest. When he's not asleep in R'lyeh he eats things that aren't worshipping him, and sometimes he eats things that are if he runs out of food. Nyarlathotep, however, would most assuredly seek political power for nefarious ends which may or may not include eating people.
Re: There is one "a" in space. There are many in "spaaaace"
There are no "a"s in space. There are however several pigs.
The power of Love.
If he likes it so much
Try him under American law, that ought to dissuade anybody else.
Re: ll vs ls -l
Curious, my ll alias doesn't default to including -h in the options. I'll go fix that now.
There was never a T-X in either of the two Terminator movies.
In the original timelines the multiple films and spinoff series were so successful they prepared humanity to easily fight off the machines. Because of this Skynet sent back a number of Directinators to take over the production of the later films to make them suck, and engineered the writer's strike to get the series cancelled.
I think Uwe Boll is part of a related plot.
Notably they don't mind a visit from the T-X.
Skynet was wise to exploit that weakness.
Re: Looks more like...
Hollywood actresses all look the same anyway.
The words of Spock
Were followed by the words of Kirk that sometimes the needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many.
before this law gets used to punish people for promoting gay rights?
I have sometimes worked from home. Most companies I've worked for quite rightly expect there to be at least nominal security on the computers I use for their business.
I saw the title and thought it had been attacked by ducks.
Re: Corporate re-branding horror...
Fire can indeed be fitted nasally. Terry Wogan once got a bad nosebleed on air and a medic cauterised it.
Just so I'm clear,
the background is going to be red, right? So you can only read the I and the T?
Re: Of course it won't fly
If being self driving was the price I had to pay to finally get my flying car I'd accept it gladly.
Re: Misogynist bilge from the Reg - @ R Davies
These views are the fault of parents, who are dumbasses.
It is common for youths to bemoan the fact that they can't choose their parents. Few grasp the fact that it would be worse if they could. If they could choose their parents they'd still be stuck with some dumbass or other, but now it would be their fault and everybody would know it.
You can't blame men for the fact that women feel they should compete for them, any more than you can blame television for Britain's Got Talent. You don't have to do dumb shit to gain acceptance, whatever idiots say. Single women have managed to make it professionally since at least the 1400s, when women ran the brewing trade, Do what you want to do, don't be an idiot, and we'll all be fine. Okay?
A woman who is more likely to be insulted by a man is less likely to have sex with that man?
Re: So what happens...
Oh, man, ransomware would be taken to literal extremes. Your car will drive you to your own kidnapping.
The menace of shoes.
Sneakernet is a threat to us all.
Re: ASCE's journals
More significantly, their impact factor is certainly going to go down after this since they'll get fewer citations if people have difficulty reading their published papers, so fewer people will want to publish with them...
Re: as long as the module can be uninstalled/disabled
I do hope the NSA are involved. Weak encryption for DRM and all that.
Does the recent ECJ ruling mean that you can opt out by deleting your medical records?
Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
Seems pretty clear to me
The big names have realised that if this goes through then they might not be the ones who get to rule the internet with an iron fist after all, so they want freedom for all because they'd rather not be ruled with an iron fist please.
One word missing
In all the titles I've seen hinted at, I have not seen one mention of the word "Order"
SW aficionados will know what I'm getting at.
Re: made me do it
To the person who downvoted me, I would just clarify that in Shakespeare's day there was a problem with prostitution and syphilis that has now been resolved through modern medicine.
Re: made me do it
If your Elizabethan child was watching Shakespeare then you should be more concerned about the whoring going on in the hallway rather than the play itself.
Re: made me do it
Back in the 1800s it was popular theater that was to blame.
Time for an agreement to route data through the EU? They'd probably pay for the infrastructure even.
Re: Convoluted registration
They still do that, do they?
I found my gubmit portal card when I moved last and couldn't remember what it was for.
Sure about that?
Given it's the BOFH I wouldn't be surprised that he'd remapped people's shortcut keys so Ctrl-F deletes all emails.
Ctrl-H, of course, electrifies something humourous.
Nice try, Mr Cameron, but I'm afraid you forgot to call us autistic too.
I hate that quote
It implies that there is a choice between Liberty and Safety.
Safety means not getting beaten up.
Liberty means not getting beaten up by the police.
You can't choose between these two things.
Re: What's so special about "democracy"?
Democracy is a neat method of making sure your leaders will later become ordinary citizens who will have to live with the laws that they passed.
Also there's some fancy stuff about pretending to be just and free and stuff. Whatever.
Hard to say. They voted heavily against it as a purely domestic measure, which is why Brown took it to Europe to force it through in the first place. Whether they will remember this ... no, probably not.
About bloody time
Can they offer a password recovery service too?
Re: 1 in 16 boys? seams low
Oh come on: the sort of dog-eared top-shelf muff magazines we used to have in our yoof are light-years away from the kind of hard core easily accessible online nowadays.
Which is why back in our youth we had to supplement it behind the bike sheds.
Seriously, I don't understand the rush to go back to those days.
Re: Terrorism laws being used for something other than combating terrorism?
No, anti-organised crime laws being used for organised crime.
RIPA came about before Terrorism was a buzzword for why you should get your own way.
In other news,
Teen pregnancy is at a 40 year low.
Just thought I'd mention that detail.
Re: Tinplate toy search engine second!!!!
Yahoo serves up Bing's results. Why use Yahoo in that case?
Re: Perhaps the headline should have been,...
It is indeed the wrong type of bottom in French. Just ask Google Translate to translate Cul from French to English. It will give you an American slang term for it.
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