>prohibits the consumption of alcohol
That's a little hard-line, isn't it?
437 posts • joined 26 Nov 2008
>prohibits the consumption of alcohol
That's a little hard-line, isn't it?
>Fusion is 10 years away.
It seems that the writing is on the wall: the swappable battery and the SD cards so commonly found in phones (and tablets) are going away. They've historically been included because they've been included elsewhere; their inclusion once made a me-too product differentiator. And, for some--but not all, evidently--a deal-maker. Now they're being excluded from flagship offerings. When there's a version (of the S6) with the battery and SD card options built in--if it comes at all--, it will largely signal that these two features play second fiddle. Eventually you can expect them to disappear entirely. Get used to it, I guess. Apple pointed the way, and others are following, albeit at a distance.
Pantheism and linux distros. What can possibly go right/wrong?
>...that what these folks refusing to do business with Indiana are doing is exactly what the law that they're protesting about protects people's right to do?
Iff business is a religion. Arguably the mythical "invisible hand" is the core belief, and ... well, you can take it from there. But it's probably wisest not to refer to the elephantine sacred cow unless necessary (or useful) to do so; until either, it has its place--quietly in the background.
>developing legal workarounds that would enable individuals and businesses to potentially withhold their products and services.
A variant on Jim Crow laws. Not surprisingly, a few conservative strains are being consistently resistant to evolution. Peace, love, ... and thinly-disguised supremacist malevolence and hatred.
Religious freedom != religious beliefs
Conflating the two is duplicitous. (Ahem to that!)
but to install the biometric micro-chippery that you'd be unable to get to yourself. Might as well do it while necessary invasive surgery is going on, right? All it will cost you is a little bit of data on how well things work out, ultimately. Everybody wins!
>Scientific studies have already shown that Facebook is anti-social ..., its users are ... self-absorbed, have difficulty dealing with reality or forming actual relationships with human beings ...
Cites or sites, please.
You are being difficult. You are upsetting a common world-view--one with which many here are exceedingly comfortable. A permanent reference to this subversive activity has been added to your file. The data you've supplied is deemed irrelevant.
At least until someone gets the bright idea of a pre-emptive strike--at which point things could get shouty-pouty with lots of finger-pointing and toys being thrown around the big rooms.
When is D. Bowie going to do a Chinese version of "Heroes"?
Microsoft should show some forethought and fortitude and, in staged, incremental updates, pull the plug on everything in the way of IE going back to cover version 6--by having the update mechanism yank and shred each, in turn, until there's nothing left but the Spartans. With fair warning, of course, so that those foolish enough long ago to have bought in big time have no excuse for jonesing when they can no longer get a fix.
Isn't the iPhone Apple's one thin mint?
>it remains remarkable that it has taken Google so long to institute decent security screening.
A bit presumptuous, no?
I agree with the spirit of CTR, and laud the intent of the developers, but there is no question whatever that it has an ill-conceived interface (e.g. lexical overload), and it adds to the confusion anyway. Still worth installing, though.
NO, foolish humans! The watch will not hunt down every instance of the physical key you have been using, hitherto, to start your goddamned car, then melt it down into a near-spherical blob, only to then pea-shoot the result into the nearest large body of water. Really! You WILL be able to keep your physical keys; rest assured that that last-millennium technology won't be Terminated (tm) by the watch. So: calm down; put a cold, wet towel on the back of your neck; and, keep the fingers out of your ears--their presence is apparently causing undue cranial pressure.
Both Lenovo and Superfish owe, big time--at least one apiece. Nobody wearing a red shirt, though. Unless it's silk.
A hangin' offense. Justice should be swift and visible.
>$31m in funding from Greylock Partners, Charles River Ventures, Khosla Ventures, True Ventures and First Round Capital, and others.
Pro bono no doubt. "You know, for the kids."
>empty rooms would have [been] more accurate branding
"Abandoned Buildings" to follow?
>Is there a word for when you are amused and at the same tired rather horrified?
Probably. German. Probably.
Does it scan?
>that the veneer of civilisation is thin.
If you can't be famous for 15 minutes, your only option is to be infamous for 15 milliseconds.
Adobe really should do the right thing and euthanize Flash, publicly and resolutely, on a short time scale. Else, there will be people hanging on to its long tail for years, the way people hung onto--and still hang onto--XP. Make a clean break, Adobe; stop playing with that thing, and just kill it. It's the best thing for all concerned.
Parking is like math ... it's hard! ... it's just hard!
>"The down side is they are increasingly dependent on iPhone revenues," the analyst commented about the Apple results. "If they were to stumble at some point with the iPhone, they could be in trouble."
"dependent"? "trouble"? Billions of dollars. Per quarter. Profit. "dependent"? "trouble"? WTF?
There should be a laugh track dogging every industry analyst, set to go off every time they pause between sentences. There's sure to be a buck in merging the available technologies and surveillance schemes to make this happen. Anyone? Anyone?
One of the ostensible purposes of the patent system is to afford the inventor a reasonable period of protection during which they can, effectively, monetize their creativity/recoup their investment in bringing it to market. Apple acquired the company, and the tech with it, and should--reasonably--be allowed to recoup their investment by being the sole purveyor of the tech; IP is property, and property rights should apply even during that period during which the owner of the IP is protected by the patent system. That would be Apple, for the duration. If that tech were, somehow, to become part of an ISO standard *cough*, Apple would probably neither be justified, nor able (it's hoped), to wield the tech tight-fistedly. But we're not there yet.
and re-kern "communication" on that keycap before someone gets hurt!
"Car simulator"?! I smell a marketing opportunity.
>Ohio is the stand-out state for sex with inanimate objects
That, of course, would be "for public sex with inanimate objects". And then only for those instances that caught the eye.
>It's been the year of Linux for some time.
Obviously, very large values of "year" involved here. Or what was originally said, long ago, was "ya hear of linux" and it's yet to be put right.
>That "Install the Yahoo! Toolbar" checkbox will be unticked by default for Adobe's updates
some time after the preferences you've set for Flash--relative to its use of audio and video devices, to data storage, and to update preferences--'stick' for any length of time at all... Tick.. Tick...
>don't give your bank account information to Nigerian Princes
Russian princesses are OK, though, right?
Weaponize! Just in case some other AI is getting the treatment. No one wants to find themselves on the low end of an AI gap, do they?
From there it's a short hop to collusion between the multiple, weaponized AIs--("Thanks, HUmans")-- and humanity is a thin sprinkling of warm, but cooling, ash across the entire planet.
Seriously, though: AI is going to be weaponized before it's set to make the world a utopia (somehow defined). There isn't a single "we/us", so no "our". AI isn't going to be shared around like the atmosphere. And with AI set to come up with creative ways to more effectively keep what's currently 'ours' ours, it's likely that AI will destroy--probably all of humanity and what it has built up--because that's what it will be put to work at first and fastest.
Apparently unable to think clearly when that one reared its head.
MFAS-DT, you weren't the AC poster in question; your style falls short--it lacks a certain je ne sais quoi. Nice try, though.
>The ... freedom.
There is nothing in what you've written that really warrants your posting anonymously. You should--by your own standards--be free to post what you've posted under you own name (or avatar, if applicable)*. And without fear of being pigeon-holed or stigmatised. Anonymity is largely the assassin's refuge and aerie. But it can also trap.
Circumspection about anonymity, as a resort, should have priority over circumspection about what you want to say.
* I'm not without sin in this regard, though; I've posted anonymously in order to avoid too much, and accumulated, hate from certain quarters, representatives/acolytes of which are known to circulate in these waters...
is all that is needed.
>what will it be shipping back?
Shipping containers, of course. Filled with *our* air. Clean air, and UNpaid for!
>They are working on a smaller version so that they can extend the life of the 5S and include NFC so that Applepay is available to more at a cheaper price
... a key-fob with BT ear-piece/mic + 'print reader, and just enough smarts to 'pay and (dis)play'? Roughly between the iPod nano and the Watch.
So hard to coordinate, the pinks. Much moreso than the oranges, anyway.
> were time travel possible, you'd be perfectly free to go back and make as many tweaks and changes as you'd like and see what would happen.
Yes, but to "see what would happen", you'd have to go 'back' or 'across' to another verse, one not your own. However, if that were possible--energy requirements aside, and given the nature of consciousness--could you not arrange to travel to that same verse repeatedly/continually (to the point of continuously), ending up--effectively--in a different verse on a basis indistinguishable from it being your 'native' verse? ...
Never mind: found it by searching on "kangaroo drone" and ...
"of nude or sexual images"
Bare breasts don't constitute nudity everywhere and always. Nor are photos of bare breasts necessarily sexual in nature. Legislation of this type may not be particularly apt.
>What reliable sauces would you use?
My first thought was to proffer "open sauce", but that's not going to happen--for various reasons--so.... never mind that.
The in-fighting is theatre, in the same way watching someone repeatedly punch themselves in the head can be seen as theatre.
Linux on the desktop^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hdoorstep^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hcurb?
>to protect consumers from those who sell illegal spyware
Too few fingers?
So simple, really!
A cold one? This one's on me.