189 posts • joined 30 Jun 2009
Re: "Presumed innocent until proved guilty"
Sadly this concept fell by the wayside some time ago.
Does someone not want us to know where all the CO2 is coming from?
Or course the site, if it has received a note from Google that the article has been censored, just needs to regularly change the URL....
How about the right to be remembered?
What happens if you have an event where two people are are involved, and one is embarrassed, but the other comes out well, and would like people to find it.
Whose rights win there?
Insurance and busy traffic.
The most obvious question is who pays if there's an accident. I'm sure this will eventually be resolved in favour of the robot, as it was obviously the meat sack that caused the problem.
There is also the problem of making progress. Despite the protestations above of an American claiming that traffic in LA is busy sometimes, I'm fairly certain that some roads around London are just too busy for automated traffic. For example, a typical busy right turn in London generally requires a certain amount of holding up on coming traffic by pulling out in a gap, and hoping the traffic in the other direction lets you out. Our automated car would be waiting there for eternity.
Likewise, on the M25, it is rare that anyone respects stopping distances, as if you do, a couple of cars will squeeze in the gap. Thus, your automated car will constantly be putting on the brakes in an effort to maintain a decent gap to the car in front.
I can't see it working myself, without better road behaviour from others.
Re: How hard can it be?
Thank you for that link. It made me chortle!
Re: Has it been exploited?
Moved all our websites to Server 2012 Core a while ago....A lot fewer security patches to worry about than our old Linux stack. And not effected by this :-)
Ahh, so you are just affected by the bugs that you can't see, and can't fix even if you did know about them. Smart.
Re: How does that work then? @Real Ale is Best 12:53
You are missing my point. In any large software project there will always be bugs.
Writing a large quantity of bug free code is nearly impossible, or at best, requires a huge amount of effort.
Re: How does that work then?
Ok, clever clogs. Write me a thousand lines of bug free code.
How long is it supposed to take to warm up?
The spacecraft operations team are now at their stations in the Main Control Room here at the European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt. Even though the signal is not expected until 17:30GMT at the earliest they are taking no chances.
Re: But this is Google....
I am reminded of the guy in Neal Stephenson's book "The Diamond Age" who committed suicide after his nanotech aural and optical interfaces were hacked to run a annoying spam jingle at one edge of his vision for a chain of sleazy motels - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, eyes closed or open...
Re: Would you put a beta product in your eye?
I suspect there will be a queue if pregnant diabetics for this product.
Diabetes in pregnancy is both harder to control, and much more important if you are not to have an over or underweight child.
I miss GrokLaw
I saw that ad. It had my wife and I in stitches laughing. :-)
does anyone know of any Adobe Lightroom replacements that worth a darn?
Try Corel AfterShot Pro, formerly Bibble.
Maybe they outsourced their webpage to EasyWeb?
Re: A can of worms..
his filters clog up badly
You could always wash them more frequently.
Re: This is still a problem?
I think it's still a problem for Americans who still think the world is written in ASCII on Letter sized paper.
Considering all the hoops you need to jump through to become an authorised supplier, I can't see small businesses being able to afford the tendering process.
If I were Google...
I'd make an offer to Blackberry to licence every patent they possess. They could probably get a pretty good deal, and it would protect them from an ambush without all the anti-trust wrangling.
I'd like some choice!
It's high time we ditched the 'standard bulbs' and created some standard LED alternatives.
Something where the power supply is in the fitting, rather than have to package it with every bulb, thus increasing the cost.
LEDs are small, and we should have some suitable packaging that takes advantage of this. Once the standard is in place, we can then have a nice set of fittings to use them in.
Re: RE: If Dyson is so rubbish why do they sell so much ?
Not quite all he did either. He also designed a really powerful, yet very small electric motor, along with a very efficient fan. I suspect the design of his cyclones are also 'not simple'.
Shame he never perfected the washing machine. I really liked mine.
Re: I really dislike dyson
My experience is quite the contrary. I find his vacuum cleaners to be far more powerful than the alternatives, able to take a large amounts of abuse - think sucking up large amounts of plaster, brick dust, wood shavings etc, and still keep going. Not only that but they have a service policy that makes financial sense. There's no way I would call a service engineer out for a Hoover, as the cost would be the same as buying a new one, if not more. Dyson will almost completely replace your machine, including new hoses for a fixed fee of £79.
I just wish they made more home appliances. The last time my Bosch dishwasher broke, it cost me a £120 call out fee, and the guy couldn't fix it. We'd have been better off just buying a new one.
More likely that the NSA have paid Google to include a back door of some sort, though this would be harder to hide, given that the code is open sourced.
I think there's Nokia phones running Android right now in their labs. Microsoft are afraid that if Nokia starts selling Android, it will stop selling WP. It's probably correct. A Nokia modified Android phone to enhance it's low power and hardware would be a top selling point.
The buyout is to prevent this happening. What Microsoft still don't realise is that not many people like WP, whoever makes the hardware. It's an expensive way to do business...
Re: Quantum Polarisers
They rotate your Quantums, obviosly!
I think this will be opening the ISPs to a large number of lawsuits:
"Argh! My kiddies have seen porn on your filtered Internet! Your advert said it would be on by default!!"
"But we only wrote that because the government told us to, and we told them it wouldn't work anyway..."
"I don't care! You said it would be safe, and it isn't!!!"
Re: Totally useless "technology" "invention".
The other difference is that the lunar lander was human controlled, hence the creation of the flying bedstead so the astronauts could practice flying it.
SpaceX's grasshopper is completely computer controlled. And there's a lot to bed said about only taking small steps to ensure your valuable hardware comes back in one piece so you can have another go!
Re: Brilliantly apposite sub-heading
You had to *Google it* ?!
I've been up there! Amazing place, even though on my visit the fog was so thick you couldn't see the tower from ten metres away.
Re: Codec patents
Yes, and thus should never have been granted. Codecs especially are just maths! Even more so than something like Word.
Re: I know i'll get downvoted...
I don't think you will. It sounds like a dodgy bit of finger waving passed off as research to me.
Re: I stopped reading here...
Google can drop your service anytime? True that Google drops services and adds others. But if you want professional service you can get a Google business account for e-mail, storage etc. with SLA guarantees, which can not be withdrawn just like that.
Orlowski completely contradicts himself here. First he complains about Google providing services for free (despite other successful paid offerings), then when Google drops a free service, he complains again!
Surely Google dropping a free service would provide a space for paid for products to take their place. Or perhaps people aren't prepared to pay for these services after all?
Re: Past and future
The problem is, of course, that we tore up all that nice track they spent lots of money laying.
For example, if the Central Line was still in place, we wouldn't be discussing this at all. In fact, I'd much rather they upgraded the Chiltern Line and reinstated the track in the existing trackbed of the Central Line.
I've not personally calculated the cost, but since a lot of the cuttings, embankments, drainage, and in some cases, bridges are still there, surely that would be a better way of spending the money.
I also have a problem with the capacity argument. The two tracks are not in the same place, merely have the same end points, e.g. London and Birmingham. I would argue that most of the capacity problems are at either end on the commuter routes, and I'm willing to bet that during the daytime, the trains are at best half full. Are there really that many people in Birmingham wanting to visit London & visa-versa? It's not even going to Heathrow, for goodness sake!
Finally, If you are going to go to all that effort, at least lay four tracks, not two, or at the very least reserve enough land for four tracks, and add a bit of future proofing.
Oh, and I was told that the HS2 would not be suitable for freight at all, as the slow freight trains would get in the way of the high speed trains, and would thus negate their purpose.
Disclaimer: HS2 will pass about 200 metres from my house. This is something I would be perfectly happy with if I thought it could be justified at all.
There's sales tax for second hand goods?
Or are they just worried about the new goods they sell.
But, aren't the sales just facilitated by eBay? Surely it's all the individuals and small businesses using eBay as a shop who ought to be collecting the tax?
If they bring up interesting bits of history from the sea bed, or create their own launch system at vastly cheaper cost than existing systems, or indeed do anything that spends their money rather than hording it, they can do all the ego projects they like.
"Sony promise to update to 4.2 soon..."
Yes, when pigs fly to their skiing holidays in hell.
I have been burned too many times to believe that rubbish.
That's what you get for taking the Apple!
Re: The beauty of open software
Oh and by the way, how do you copy and paste on an Galaxy S3 ? It never crossed my mind I could do it on mine.
Press and hold on any piece of text. Drag the markers to surround the bit of text you want copied. Tap the copy icon.
P.S. Can we have a Meerkat icon please?
Re: battery cooling
Another thing to think about is the AC cooling is driven by the engines. When the battery is most needed, guess which component is most likely not running?
Has anyone here tried using it?
I tried to upload a few files, but the site just timed out.
No attempt at retrying.
Dropbox, on the other hand, fast and glitch free.
Not suitable for HD recorders then!
Re: Something to hide?
And what's wrong with having something to hide?
You don't have to be doing illegal things to what your privacy.
Another good reason to avoid Orange. They don't half stock a lot of crap on top of the stock Android.
Takes ages for updates to trickle through to.
Re: Why Bother?
In which case, what does Navigation miss that paid apps like CoPilot/TomTom provide?
As far as I can tell: Uploadable silly voices (as used, very irritatingly, by my father), speed camera locations, works while not data connected, possibly works abroad if you by the appropriate map. Err, that's it!
Google Drive & Dropbox
The feature that I like best about Drop box that's missing from Google drive is the native client that keeps a folder synchronised with the cloud.
I use that a lot.
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