There are a lot of penguins in Antarctica. Perhaps they're going after the wrong population.
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The best interface for all those smart gadgets might be voice command.
"Computer - turn on kitchen lights, start coffee maker, run the toaster"
"Dave, the toaster is jammed and is catching fire"
"Computer - call the fire department!"
Re: My brain hurts
100,000 employees and it took them 2 years to produce a driver for my printer after Windows 7 came out. And I'm still waiting for one that works.
This Canuck can hardly wait. I have fiber service in my neighborhood but I refuse to subscribe with the provider, Bell. Their offerings and business practices leave a lot to be desired. Bring it on, providers!
I don't buy lottery tickets myself but I know people who do. Tell them the odds of winning and they still buy tickets. It's a kind of dream or fantasy trip. Mostly they couldn't care less where the numbers come from. Almost everything in life is rigged in some way, isn't it?
Re: Too little, too late .......and now flogging a dead duck horse
If you're amanfromMars then whaddya care about any of this anyway?
"systems accumulate cruft no matter what you do"
Everybody believes that, but has anyone quantified it? If your computer is running fine after a few years, why worry about it?
Guantanamo Bay prison would be too good for these low life.
So how long will it be....
How long will it be before the jobs come back to western countries?
Another hazard of Naples
Mt. Vesuvius may erupt again.
"... it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards explosive eruptions." - Wikipedia
Where is the "Deliver by Drone" check box on the amazon.ca website?
Re: OK I'll bite...
Why twenty cops? Very simple, it's a training exercise for the other 18 or so who wouldn't otherwise get to see this kind of thing.
Brings to mind...
A fleet of zombie cars with no one inside, cruising aimlessly around until they crash or run out of fuel.
Re: Wedding pics ... getting drunk
Sure, get drunk, then fly your drone around and take pictures.
Re: "better experience"
Not really, but "more money for us" is more like it.
I'm fairly new to mobile devices but my impression so far is that mobile versions of browsers suck. Everything goes into a search engine first. That doesn't seem to be by accident either. So, its back to the desktop and DuckDuckGo.
My toaster already uses a disproportionate amount of electricity, which has become a lot more expensive in recent years. But thanks for the offer.
Modern society 101
1. You have no right to freedom
2. You have no right to privacy
3. You have no property rights (your property can be expropriated)
4. Big brother is watching you
5. Big corporations are exploiting you
6. You are "free" as long as you don't step out of line and pay your taxes
7. Do you really have a choice when you go to vote?
(Sorry, I even make myself depressed.)
30,000 times colder than room temperature
Sounds like a typical Canadian winter. We measure temperature in millikelvins here (makes it seem warmer than it really is). No wonder D-Wave is located here.
Perhaps all that radiation will cause mutations resulting in humans who can actually live on Mars.
I used to work for a large company that was glad to bring teacher-contractors in-house to teach courses we needed. The only trouble was they would insist that a 5 day course be presented in 3 days, and a 10 day course in 5 days. At the end of the course our heads were spinning, but the bean counters were happy.
"...who knows what we'll find?"
Well said. Words to launch 1000 space probes.
Do you suppose they would be interested in the patent for electrons moving in a conductor I was issued last week?
Yes and how come he was arrested in Paraguay for stealing money in the Philippines? What was he doing in Paraguay?
I think it's all a smokescreen to hide the fact that they already have access to everything they want, but they don't want you to know that.
Maybe Theia is still there, on the opposite side of earth's orbit, behind the sun where we can't see it.
"I'd love to see the sort of money we've collectively thrown at particle physics thrown at something like fusion power..."
What makes you think they're not developing fusion power?
Re: Well? Did they or not?
They just want to make sure you understand the term 'frustrated'.
The Powers that Be hate TrueCrypt, what better strategy than to get people to stop using it?
Why should they respect your privacy (and give up the opportunity to monetize you) when they provide you with "free" services? If privacy were legislated, those free services might disappear. Most users like the services, indeed have come to depend on them, and don't think it costs them anything.
I have an old clock radio that was programmed to change time automatically. Then a few years ago the powers that be here in North America moved the dates a few weeks. Now I have to manually change this clock four times a year!
"After an exhaustive 19-month review, covering nine million pages of documents and many hours of testimony, the FTC staff and all five FTC Commissioners agreed that there was no need to take action on how we rank and display search results."
should have said
"After an exhaustive 19-month review, covering nine million pages of documents and many hours of testimony, the FTC staff and all five FTC Commissioners forgot what it was they were doing and went out for a few beers."
"influential people from the tech world"
The trouble is the big technology companies want to spy on us too, so they are hardly motivated to work to protect our privacy. The war was lost a long time ago, we just need to wave the white flag.
...by now that anyone still works for IBM.
(former disgruntled IBMer)
Re: you might be right Dabbsy apple watch might be succesful
Actually battery life shouldn't be a problem. If you can afford one at 12K you can afford two or three, always one charged up and ready to go.
Whuddya need a timer for? Can't you type fast enough?
This month's updates required two re-boots on my Win7 32 and 64 bit PCs. Nice going.
Re: Can we just lose FLASH already?
"Oh, so if I buy 2 I can have a really fast Amiga!"
Well, a very famous person said you would never need more than 640K!
They reap what they sown
Sorry for the bad grammar.
Sounds like a great idea
But do we really need the NSA watching what we're cooking?
....TV was switched off ....
The TV isn't really switched off, is it?
You, me and the NSA
Thanks for the cute kitty photo.
Re: Can you believe it?
"switching computer off and on again"
It's the first thing I try when something screws up. And it usually works too.
Re: Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
If they deploy anything that keeps the bad guys out, anyone can use it to keep them out. Not in their interest I'm afraid.
How convenient for the government that Google collects so much data for them.
"Don't buy a Keurig" - you got that right.
Keurig recalls about 7.2M coffee makers due to burn risk....
The picture at the top of the article...
Is that of Frans Timmermans? On the left or the right?
Zuck should look at the Reg for how a good rating system is implemented.
Me, the only button I'll click is 'Hate Facebook'.
I hate hot links that pop up all over the screen when you move your mouse around. If I want to see one I can click on it.