Quite agree with that one - no problem with people cycling to work etc., but get royally pissed off when I get stuck behind a bunch of sweaty lycra for no good reason. My particular sport is Archery - but I bet they wouldn't be happy if I carried out _my_ sport on the _Public_ road.
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Re: I'm calling bollocks here
Given that they are sending the power back to the phone via wireless charging, I would seriously doubt that it can get more than 30% of _harvested_ power back into the phone once all of those losses are dealt with.
I would doubt that the phone is using as much as 30% of its power for its radios - the display is usually a bigger drain than the processor, and that is bad enough.
And, of course, I doubt that anything of that sort of size can harvest more than 30% of the RF in the air.
So, what is 30% of 30% of 30% ?
Oh, and what is the efficiency of the battery?
Re: Won't work in England.
Hint: Maybe your speedo is telling you a different number to theirs?
Hint Two: Your speedo is deliberately designed to read HIGHER than you are actually going...
Would have been funny if it wasn't true...
Not at all, writing software for something that doesn't exist is trivial. The difficulty lies in de-bugging / unit-testing etc.
Re: If I'm not sending private details..
* Protection from alteration
* Protection from interception
HTTPS provides minimal protection against either of these - I've never come across a case of HTTP content being altered in transit, and analysis of HTTPS content is still possible, just not very easy.
Re: That's why you get to know the security people
You've never actually met an RSM, have you?
"ISIS: You bomb us, we’ll interrupt your TV transmissions"
Fair enough, I can live with that.
That's true, but then again I don't start a dispute with your girlfriend _every_ day...
Just so we are all clear - are there _any_ countries where Uber operates legally?
Re: I can't stand burglars
How many under-counter cabinets use the floor as the bottom shelf?
PayPal is not a bank, in fact they go to great lengths to avoid any financial regulation, despite what their adverts imply. That should be a big red flag to everyone.
Re: Pi Approximation Day
Sorry, but 22/7 is a much _closer_ approximation to the one true value of Pi than 3.14 is.
Re: I hate bad usability in cars
Except that if the radio is playing, it probably won't be able to hear you telling it to shut up...
Re: UK Govt are idiots
To be accurate, this has nothing (directly) to do with the Government. The police are basically not accountable to Gov., and the Courts are officially not accountable either. Technically, the Gov should, and should already have, written legislation that prevented this, but plod would just have ignored it anyway.
Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)
Of course not: in that context * has a meaning within the Regex, but neither †
nor ‡ do, conversely both of the latter are well-known as being mainly used for footnotes, while * has about a billion different meanings.
Re: and closer to home....
But LOHAN is nothing by vapour-ware, so no chance of any unfortunate accidents. Not for real, anyway, maybe some photo-shop pictures that look a lot like the Challenger disaster...
So there are no rural areas of the UK without mains water? (Such as around half of the Scottish Highlands)
And there are no rural areas without access to mains electricity? (Such as around half of the Hebridean Islands)
Partly, of course, because of the difficulties due to being unable to stop along the motorway that leads to every house in those areas...
The data from a "switching site" is bound to be biased towards the thrifty, surely?
Re: "This behavior is not only illegal but reprehensible,"
No one else try reading that statement in reverse? Nice to see it acknowledged that not all illegal behaviour is immoral...
Re: "The Machine"
I would expect the ch to be soft, a bit like in, to pick a random example: machine
Re: "The Machine"
And presumably all of the blurbs were pronounced correctly - really gets my goat when I hear the voice-over at the end of the trailer saying "Ex Mack in a"
$890,000 surely can't be regarded as "free" food, can it?
Mind you, I have to assume he was being ironic, at least about "the greatest prison system in the world" unless by greatest he really meant nothing more than "biggest"
Yes, Yes it does.
Re: WELL DONE
I'm not an expert, but my understanding is that it is generally accepted that _any_ image of a natural object (flowers, animals) counts as "copying God's work" and is therefore unacceptable. This is why mosques can easily be identified by the somewhat abstract decorations, and complete lack of anything recognisable.
(Not quite sure where TV fits in...)
Re: Interesting graphic
"If the prophet's face isn't ever depicted then how can we assume that these cartoons are of him if we don't know what he looks like?"
Simple, he looks just like Jesus, but with a headscarf...
Re: surely this is discrimination?
" it means your recruitment process is sexist and racist, because society isn't made up of white males"
No, it merely reflects the fact that the Universities and Colleges churn out white males with science-based degrees, and 'others' come out with liberal arts degrees.
In other words, the makeup of any company's workforce will tend to reflect the makeup of the applicants for its jobs.
So it's perfectly okay if they leave the steering wheel and pedals on the wrong side of the car as well then?
But shirley, the prop would be pulling on the engine, not pushing it?
Re: Google Waze
One of the effects that speed cameras have is to make the roads more dangerous. For example, until recently, there was one on a trunk road near me (no longer a trunk road, so the camera has now gone) which was on the one straight bit of road for several miles. Rural location, so lots of tractors around, so everyone had to overtake them on the bends instead...
Re: So Uber says a small fee is involved, but it is not commercial?
Would be interesting to hear a comment from a French motor insurer - I know for a fact that my own insurer here in the UK would void my insurance if there was any hint of "hire and reward"
Re: except, of course: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!?!?one?!
"don't forget, Apple just got an a**e whipping for doing exactly the same thin to the eBook market."
No, it got punished for trying to beat Amazon (the _actual_ dominant player) at their own game. Still don't understand how they lost that one.
What is this bollocks about "the big three" - I take it you weren't paying attention when the SNP, despite only having a base in Scotland, became the third largest UK party a few weeks back?
Imagine that - it's actually possible to pay your Council Tax online now, and all thanks to a plucky 17 year old. </sarcasm>
@James Hughes 1
Actually that is a stupid question:
Both of the people crossing the road have right of way over all vehicles (including pedal cycles) except in a handful of cases, which we can safely ignore.
Therefore, and decent driverless car will _need_ to be programmed to be aware of pedestrians, and to only drive at a speed such that it can safely stop if necessary. It will therefore NEVER be inevitable that _either_ pedestrian gets hit, never mind both.
Re: The faulty car should sacrifice itself!
Surely it is far more likely that the oncoming vehicle (the "high value" one) is erroneously signaling an unavoidable collision, than that an actual 100% certain to be fatal collision is imminent. Who in their right mind would chuck themselves off a cliff on the basis of a signal that logically we must presume is incorrect?
Yes, it is a village in the Netherlands - the OP clearly meant TINSTAAFL
Surely they should use S&M instead?
Re: Pocket Billiards
Why would your wastecoat have a pocket in the nipple region?
"You wait until Apple bring out a version"
They already have, its called Siri.
Google already have, and even Microsoft has one that works reasonably well.
All three have the additional advantage of being inside your phone, and therefore not snooping on you 24 hours a day, if only because no modern phone battery lasts long enough.
Re: Foolproof gun!
That reminds me of a wonderful truism about the pistol supplied to officers in the British Army in the 70's, 80's and 90's - lethal range: 25m
Handgrenade: lethal range:35m, so if you really want to kill the enemy best to just hold a pineapple and walk towards them...
Re: If you don't know the ins & outs of ANY language + compiler + OS ...
"It's not exactly rocket science."
But that is very much the point: it _is_ rocket science, in some cases.
Re: Security questions...
"Probably a tissue-paper thin defence against SQL injection."
More likely an indication that they were _vulnerable_ to SQL injection.
Re: On a personal note.
For me, at least, there is nothing worse than hollow "supportive" messages from people who simply don't understand. As Mitoo says, nothing cuts it other than honesty.
Re: " only about two tenths of a mile"
Surely everyone knows that miles, inches and the like can _only_ be divided into eights and sixteenths, nothing good will come out of one-fifth of a mile. (I can't even bring myself to repeat the original abomination.)
Re: About that self-professed rational liberalism
"the economy isn't zero sum."
Positing that as a fact shows that the sums that make up "the economy" _must_ be wrong.
Re: This whole terry wrist thing is backwards
To be fair, even the Police don't know how to spell Terorism [sic] let alone deal with it - probably not the only mistake in that letter, of course...
Re: Why 400 days for men and 300 days for women?
I'm sure it's more complex than that; probably a lot closer to a mass:cross-sectional-area ratio.
"ENIAC is considered the world’s first general-purpose electronic computer."
Only by Yanks.
Re: Your stuff is crap but it's free so I'll take it.
Not to mention that you need to know MORE or LESS or something more or less the same, before you can even read a MAN page...