Re: The early releases of Ubuntu were a revelation and made Linux a practical desktop, but...
Wow, so shouty
1760 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009
Wow, so shouty
That final slide...
The point of a blockchain is that it is a trustless and decentralised database, and it makes huge usability and efficiency compromises to do this.
I'm not a banker, but I'd be surprised if banks need either of those things...
"do these people know it's 2016?"
I should point out that this has nothing to do with the "Australian Government". It is the Victorian state government.
Amusingly, obscenity laws are precisely why Kev exists.
I bought a reasonably large TV from a local retailer a few years ago and when it was delivered to my house I observed that it had been stabbed through the heart by a forklift at the warehouse.
Obviously this is mostly irrelevant but at least a bicycle might have survived...
Technically, the test didn't even begin...
That article is about the Asian Giant Hornet. This one is about the Asian (normal sized?) Hornet.
Understood, but I found the idea of him winning and then being forgotten anyway amusing enough
I don't even know which vote button to press on this one
Whether or not he wins?
Volvo intends to accept liability for what its AVs do.
That looks more like a neckbeard, which seems appropriate.
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I don't want a prize, just acceptance.
Are you sure D/L(/S) was the problem?
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By chance, Generations was on TV here last night. Those fight scenes between the ageing McDowell, Shatner and Stewart, hah!
It was, perhaps perversely, that five figure Apple watch that rekindled my interested in wristwatches, when I began to research what mechanical timekeeping devices you could get within that price limit. Being right on the edge of "high end" territory, a whole world opened up.
So thanks Apple.
I wonder how heavy the impact was to have caused part of the battery pack to separate from the vehicle...
My understanding is that "water resistant to 30 metres(/3 bar/3 atm)" is static pressure resistance. Start moving about and things change very quickly.
This is why the manual for a wristwatch that is rated to 30 metres usually informs the owner that it's not suitable for swimming, at any depth.
If I wanted to read words like "butthurt" in a news article I'd be on Gawker or Buzzfeed, not here!
Some people just like to drive.
Granted. I count myself among that some, but I also wouldn't mind a car that can drive itself when I don't want to (e.g. congested urban areas, long distance travel).
Some people don't trust the automation so they're going to want to drive.
And some people still don't trust airliners despite a proven safety record. This will be a generational change.
There’s no software designer in the world that's ever going to be smart enough to anticipate all the potential circumstances this software is going to encounter.
That's what testing is for. Is an Apollo Program analogy too much of a cliché here?
I can give you an example I've seen mentioned in several places. My automated car is confronted by an 80,000 pound truck in my lane. Now the car has to decide whether to run into this truck and kill me, the driver, or to go up on the sidewalk and kill 15 pedestrians.
Presumably not a self-driving truck. This is a bit of a furphy IMNSHO, but why has this old railcar thought experiment lately increased from 5 to 10 to 15 pedestrians? Why not go for 50 or 100?
A self-driving vehicle is not a philosopher. All it has to do is lessen the severity of a collision, no matter how contrived the circumstance, and it's proven its value. If it can avoid the collision entirely, perhaps only by seeing the errant 80,000 pound truck well before a human would have, so much the better.
I might be confusing the US and EU ratings. Some articles quote two numbers, one in miles and the other in kilometres, that don't convert directly.
Do you often drive over 300 miles non-stop to visit the in-laws and then leave again 15 minutes later? You're tough to please if an EV with a range (380 miles for the P100D) that accommodates probably 99% of trips doesn't impress you yet! Facetiousness aside, what it does need is for prices to come down dramatically and widespread fast charging infrastructure.
I'll wait until Jeremy Clarkson takes it around the track explaining it to us, then lets the Stig time a lap.
Then I'll be impressed.
You'll probably be waiting a while for Clarkson to return to the BBC...
It's the current Model S P90D that has a quoted NEDC range of 315 mi. The P100D's quoted NEDC range is ~380 mi.
I should probably say "...with the service that kills the market" as people probably wouldn't buy a personal car to share with strangers; they'd subscribe to a car-sharing service like the one Ford et al. are working on.
I suspect uptake is going to take long enough that the industry has sufficient time to pivot and no excuses.
This is probably why everyone's so bullish, pouring so much money into the idea and ramping up so quickly. Nobody wants to be late to market with the product that kills the market.
Sadly it seems that, like Kaby Lake, Zen's not going to support Windows 7.
So stock up on your Skylakes, boys and girls.
As we saw not too long ago it can be effectively taken out of action by a bored guy with a couple of hundred dollars.
If "state sponsored attackers" wanted to bring it down it would be gone by now, but the community is so hilariously awful that they don't need any help in wrecking it from governments.
You're describing pixel dimensions, not resolution. Resolution is a measure of linear density (or linear detail), e.g. dots per inch, line pairs per millimetre etc.
I have a 1920 x 1200 pixel monitor on my desk. It's a 24" monitor, thus its resolution is ~94 pixels/inch.
[UHD and/or 4K] screens have nearly 4 times the resolution of 'HD' screens.
Twice, actually. Resolution is a linear measurement.
They're using pentile subpixel matrices in TVs now? Is there no god? Wait, don't answer that.
I tend to get the following ads on mobile:
1) For products I've recently purchased
2) Mature age dating, despite being half the age of the target demographic
So I'm saving the advertisers money by blocking them, obviously.
Several million locals did try to access the system at the same time from numerous locations.
I would have said age divide.
It's probably trying to complete the Australian census.
A "bitcoin" is effectively just a number in the memory of a computer with a synchronised local copy of the blockchain, so I don't believe that's possible.
The blockchain is public however, so all transactions by a particular address can be watched by anyone.
Ulbricht got life because he was convicted of multiple serious crimes (among them narcotics trafficking, money laundering and continuing criminal enterprise) with a combined minimum sentence of 30 years, and I believe a maximum above 100.
The way he refused to accept responsibility for any of it probably didn't help him when it came to sentencing. I did find it a little strange that the sentencing took into account the attempts to procure murder though.
I wouldn't mind something that doesn't spy on me or force updates and software I don't want down my throat too.
In recent times, and notwithstanding all of the other issues, inflation didn't budge when QE was conducted, suggesting that it in fact helped to avoid deflation. Everyone's debts increasing all at the same time probably would have been a bad situation...
How an economy gets into such a parlous state in the first place is another matter.
That was Ethereum, and it just led to more problems because the people who set the whole thing up (who didn't know what they were doing) and then the "DAO" which got hacked (because they didn't know what they were doing) bungled the hard fork so badly that it needs another fork to fix (...because they didn't know what they were doing). Also, the hack was a direct result of the protocol, this one is the result of poor third party security.
But the whole point of pseudonymous, decentralised cryptocurrencies is that there is no central authority or control. Whether or not it could be achieved, forking the bitcoin blockchain to reverse this hack goes against the core principle of the system.
And that's (one of many reasons) why bitcoin (and its descendants) is such a ridiculous idea.
On top of that, bitcoin's developers haven't even been able to agree on how to deal with congestion. Half of the devs want to simply increase the block size, which you'd think was the sensible solution. The other half want to preserve the congestion so that the company they work for can introduce some vapourware at some unspecified time in the future that they promise will solve the problem. Then there are the (primarily Chinese) miners who don't want it increased too far lest their internet connections fail to keep up, costing them money. And they're all behaving like insane children.
I suggest that it is worse because apparently nobody learned from the Magic the Gathering Online Exchange debacle that giving your bitcoins to an unregulated exchange is A Bad Idea.
Counting chickens early?
65% of those deaths are by suicide which would never be prevented by gun laws
The stupid, it burns.
Will the Internet Archive be able to handle the extra traffic if this goes mainstream, and/or will Mozilla run a cache for popular requests?