45 posts • joined Thursday 6th May 2010 20:51 GMT
What if your Google glasses go dark while you are driving your Google car?
Better, what if your Google glasses don't show that "unregistered device" coming at you as you cross the street?
This just proves we ARE evolved from the Golfrinchians.
I agree with Synja and JStor shouldn't be getting the heat they are. MIT wouldn't drop the case even when JStor agreed to.
So, one of the consortium members was basically overruling the consortium. They need to sort out who should be the predominant voice in these situations. Although, MIT is where the actual "damage" took place so perhaps they should have more say.
Re: If the cat _could_ talk, it would say ...
"Of course the cat can talk - as any fule no all cats can talk.
They just haven't yet thought of anything that needs saying."
They just haven't found a human they think is worth saying anything to."
There, fixed it for you.
Only if used from orbit, though.
Re: So, if you want us to download Whole Lotta Rosie...
About 56 in/hips I believe.
This is an aside from how the USA took down the servers and the loss of access to legal files people had (stupidly) kept on a site designed to be a way around copyright. I don't agree with the methods and I think the site should have had a cease and desist order issued by the hosting country and/or the country where the owner/s reside. That would have given time for legal files to be moved, for the illegal files to be tracked when they were moved (which provides evidence for future court proceedings) and time for the owner/s to prepare their legal defense.
If you copy a copyrighted file to avoid paying the copyright owner their fee, that is theft. I don't care what semantics you try to use. If you don't think that movie, music, artwork or picture is worth the price then don't buy it. Don't go and download it from a buddy and claim that since you weren't going to buy it anyway that there is no loss to the owner. I will grant that that loss is hard to quantify, and most of the numbers being used in court cases are complete bull.
For those of you that are going to claim that you pirate whatever to see what artists you like so you can then purchase their stuff; let's just say I believe you to be an extreme minority, like leprechauns and unicorns.
In our company there is a disconnect between HR and IT. They'll drop someone's belongings off the roof into a bin and escort them off the premises without telling us. Ever. We find out when we get a request to change the name on the phone line to the new person. Sometimes this is months later.
We are very lucky we haven't been trashed remotely.
How about we put all the lawyers and top execs from both companies in a caged death match? Last one standing wins. Then shoot that one.
Invalidate all the patents from both companies that are being contested here and prohibit them being reassigned.
Then disband the USPTO and do it over with out any previous employee/manager/political halfwit appointee being allowed in the new office.
Quit poking me, I'm having a nice nap here.
Re: That new Google button was our idea
Well since that is all you would ever need I don't see why not.
Re: How big a hole would it have made if it had hit the Earth?
With a land strike the resulting atmospheric debris would probably be a bigger concern globally. Whoever was standing on the X might disagree.
Think of it as nature's way of putting soot in the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's radiation and cool this rock off.
Until such time as Western politicians find the fortitude to mirror China's regulatory scheme Western businesses will not get a foothold in China.
Western economies (especially the US) are eventually going to collapse because we've sold our base manufacturing capability down the river and we've flat out become soft. We regulate our own businesses to the point they can't compete domestically with China, while China outright bars outside investment. They are smart enough to realize they can keep their money in house as well as get our money by allowing cheap manufacturing to continue and we won't do anything substantial about it.
Now finally a middle class is evolving in China and putting pressure (subtle but there at least) on the ruling class to allow more freedoms. There is even a budding environmental movement which will eventually put the same economic pressures on their manufacturing as we have. Once the trifecta of environmental regulation, health and safety regulation and increasing demand for similar amenities as other nations have take root there it will sway the balance back towards our domestic suppliers. The question is whether it will be too late to save our economies. Or will the West become the suppliers of cheap manufacturing and desktop support for the new wealthy elite countries of China, India, etc?
There would be some karma in that, but I don't want to see it come about. Call me what you will. I would prefer that we ALL have safe, clean and economically viable jobs whatever they might be and that the cultures of various nations be respected by all. Since I don't partake of reality altering substances I probably won't be seeing that, but it is a nice pipe dream.
Re: Too rare
"Somehow methinks there will be artfully put questions asked in the future by boards trying to determine which CEO prospects will "work with them" to keep any past indiscretions hidden."
I'm guessing showing up with a shovel and a bag of lime might be a good interview technique, shows you are a team player!
There is nothing that I found that says potential class action claimants couldn't collude to introduce small claims in hundreds of jurisdictions on the same day instead of pursuing a class action. That virtually guarantees MS will not have enough coverage lawyer-wise (unless they contract out at going rates - $) to handle the deluge.
Bonus is that the individual winners will actually get the money, vs the typical class-action lawsuit.
Our local laws allow for reasonable compensation for time lost, costs, etc.
Now, I don't agree with the SC's assertion that a standard form should allow companies to get out of class action status, however the ambulance chasers have brought this on us by their very actions.
Re: good on them
Hopefully Iceland calls them. Who knows, maybe some techie in Munich will get to move to Iceland to fulfill their lifelong dream.
Heck, Iceland might have a suitable homegrown *nix administrator/user base to hire from with no need for imports.
I'D like to move there, at least for one offroad racing season.
good on them
I hope they plan this out and do the transition right. If it works, it will help foster more expertise and interest in *nix rollouts.
That in turn might make MS get off their a$$ and tighten up the code (and the costs) for Windows.
That makes it better for all platforms.
Fair competition is good.
I actually think MS did a reasonable job with 7, and I think that is because their pocketbook got hurt with Vista and the subsequent race to alternatives. People realizing that they don't need a pc for watching youtube videos and facebook hurt them too.
Generally "free" apps are only cash free. You are actually bartering your privacy for said app. You might want to actually read the T&C before you load that "free" app on your mobe.
What if they were carried by an African AND a European swallow?
Yes, the one with the coconut halves in it please.
Knowing the schizophrenia of the US government in general and the FBI in particular, I would say they are playing both sides. The investigative arm has an ongoing (if fairly recent) investigation of Carrier IQ and the techie/support/observation peeps are perusing the logs captured by Carrier IQ in other venues.
Let's not count out the rest of the DHS and their alphabet soup of agencies. I would bet good money that the FBI is not the only agency using AND investigating Carrier IQ.
Good thing someone bought me some tinfoil and someone else posted instructions for its use...
Pot calling Kettle!
But they should be held accountable following the rule of law, not a system of "punish first, then punish some more".
H/G societies also had a higher incidence of war between tribes to obtain the choicest areas to h/g.
So, war (ok, humans are going to do that no matter what if history tells us anything), malnutrition or pollution that can be mitigated when the ruling elite finally pull their collective head out?
Personally I'm all for exporting environmental crusaders to China to even out the trade deficit. We've got a surplus and we are making more every day in our <strike> higher education <strike> indoctrination schools.
I haven't looked it up, but you need to consider some additional factors.
Stock splits, buy backs, actual shares in circulation etc. all have an effect on % change over the last ~14 years. So MDell might be right in a very construed manner.
However, Apple went from also-ran to most valuable while Dell went from so-so to so-so.
Spin is as spin does I suppose.
I fart in the general direction of your mobile device.
You really should read what you wrote there.
Let's begin with "There's no room in society today for people who insist on peddling ideas contrary to those of the masses."
So no dissenting opinions? Whatever we hear on the tube as being the most popular theory today is hereafter the only thing we can think? You sound exactly like the powers that were in the 50s and 60s. "Everything is as it should be, put down your anti-war signs!" As a matter of fact, you sound just like pretty much anyone who has been in the majority (or at least thinks they were) in the whole of written human history.
I just ran out of care to continue to debunk your thinking. Suffice it to say I value the right to disagree with the majority when it appears right to *me*. You can stuff your sheep herding.
Ah, I keep forgetting this stinking thing!
I think she read BOFH and is trying to put us into dummy mode. Unfortunately for her it backfired. Permanently.
Google Earth installs in much the same way. No admin rights necessary.
Big problem: Google Earth is only free for HOME use. Corporate use requires a bought and paid for license. If IT can't stop the install, how can we insure we are not going to be sued for having illegal copies of software on the computer?
Chrome Frame isn't licensed apparently (yet) so that isn't an issue with it, but it opens the door for other apps that are licensed.
I run SRware Iron and I like it, but Google in and of itself can go blow meat whistles.
Since it was jointly funded, why wouldn't the Americans (and the Japanese - who did a lot of the research) get a share?
"The experiment was part of the Japanese CERISE payload and funded by the US National Institute of Health and the UK Medical Research Council. Japanese scientists contributed much of the research. "
The arctic ice sheets are not at an all time minimum. They have been virtually non-existent for large chunks of geologic time. If you modify your statement to "they are at an all time minimum since we started keeping records of them" I'll let you slide.
Face it, climate changes. Sometimes radically, in geologic terms. Then large swathes of life die out and others replace them. It really doesn't matter if it is asteroids, volcanoes, natural variation or man causing the change.
And speaking of posturing assholes C 2, you shouldn't be using a computer. It contributes don't you know. Maybe you should forsake all means of generating warmth and wander back and forth following the seasons so you don't freeze. Then you can be even more smug.
It would have been nice to see it benchmarked against the Ipad 1 & 2 and the Xoom.
If manufacturers keep punting these tablets out they have to eventually get it right. It looks like Acer is on the right track at least.
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PSST. You did notice that 2 different open source vulnerabilities were used in this attack didn't you? How's that open security audit treating you?
(I'm not dissing open source of course, just pointing out the log in the eye of the above poster.)
I'm guessing that they are doing what every code repository does(or will do) when something like this happens. Scrambling like mad to figure out what happened, what got changed and what can be done to improve processes. Oh, and blamestorming.
Other repositories should be tightening up their knickers right about now also. If they aren't too late already.
When will people learn to be OS (and even corporate) agnostic?
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If the subject is moving at "a significant fraction of the speed of light", just blinking would make it seem that the subject had teleported.
The trouble is that your multi-tool becomes such a part of your regular dress that you forget it is there. I've done it once with my Wave; luckily I was able to ship it to myself. I honestly just forgot about it as I was getting dressed to go to the airport. "Wallet, keys, cellphone, Wave. Yep, I'm good."
I don't think she made her bed. I think she rumpled it!
Apparently she's been reading our (US) papers. There is always a story about some bs lawsuit that enriched a pos.
The problem is that insurance companies pay out instead of fighting the case. They consider it more economical to pay a little every time than get hit with an outlandish settlement from some cockamamie jury. Coffee anyone?
I say fight it till the bitter end and drag her through the mud. Lots of pictures, full disclosure of the facts, etc. And then hire a lawyer for her ex-husband so he can sue her for emotional suffering.
We would love to ditch IE6 across the board. Unfortunately we have vendors that WILL NOT update their product for a variety of excuses.
"We are coming out with a cloud app." A favorite of the square glasses crowd. 2 years and counting.
"We are working on a whole new revision that will support everything." Yeah, for 6 freaking years you zipperhead. *
"That application isn't being supported anymore." But there isn't a replacement in the cycle and they are still charging for licenses. And because it is a niche market there isn't competition to go to.
Our other problem is users. Confusing them by changing so much as the background color of their desktop or moving or changing an icon calls for days of training and repeated calls for support even after that. Do you really think they can handle swapping to Chrome, Firefox or even a newer IE without swamping support?
*Zipperhead is my affectionate name for those people whose doctors left in a zipper after the first lobotomy just in case they didn't get it all.
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