Re: Sensors and transponders better than cameras?
My 2 year old Volvo XC60 is already better at recognizing pedestrians and bikes in the dark than I am.
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My 2 year old Volvo XC60 is already better at recognizing pedestrians and bikes in the dark than I am.
Maybe the risk of a network outage is as costly as you claim to that company, but the risks of on-premise data storage and computing are also considerable. Not long from now that same insurer will demand draconic and auditable standardized measures to be taken on your 'own' systems to even consider giving you coverage. That will make the comparison more balanced I expect, even without the already high costs of local solutions.
As I understood it they had the bug reported (and a patch available) for 3 weeks before 15 oct but postponed release because they didn't want to burden those partaking in a Drupal conference somewhere (?). So the vuln was known for 3 weeks, then they published it and again waited 3 weeks to recommend to reload a full site backup from 3 weeks ago if you didn't patch within 7 hours after publication.
I'm only a small-time sitebuilder and -maintainer but this is not going to work for most people.
Market too small with only Apple, will fail.
By the time this is finished the iPhad market share will have dwindled below 10%.
As someone else stated, Apple does not have a lot of experience in the smartphone business. They built only some 6 different models, that weren't even that different and all about the same size. Other companies publish different models by the month or week even, totalling multiple 10's or even 100's of models in recent years. And all these models are field tested; Apple does no field tests because they are so secretive about their precious new iPhad.
If that was all she did she wouldn't scare the hell out of M$ and Google.
Polarizing the windscreens horizontally is not a good idea. Most surface reflections are horizontally polarized, that is why Polaroid shades have vertical filters. This would make them useless with those windscreens btw.
Cover them with solar panels and put windmills on top. They'll pay for themselves.
Your argument should be turned around. If something is able to feel pain it is 'alive', either intelligent or not.
A good measure of 'true AI' could be how strongly an entity is aware of its own impending death.
This tale shows that unless you don't care whatever happens to your company, never get involved with Microsoft, ever. All the good stuff will disappear from day 1. Nothing will replace it and real value is removed forever.
It's hard to believe anyway that such a large amount of economic wealth, consisting of retirement funds and similar, are invested in what is essentially a toy factory with no future plans.
<quote>but when a product's main selling feature is "We're Neither Microsoft Nor Oracle" then it's kindof hard to motivate migrating an existing site.</quote>
I can't think of a better reason really. It makes certain future decisions aren't misguided by lock-in from these 'professional' suppliers and could save a lot of resources.
"and its workings are so hush-hush that Boeing has filed to have its correspondence with the FCC deemed confidential and "permanently withheld from public inspection"
Isn't that the exact wrong way to ensure security? If the doors are hidden, so are the burglars.
Nicest thing is that last night I saw an update for this issue. I don't normally check the updates but the 'X-windows' reference caught my eye. So it was fixed before its existence even reached The Register.
Their real enemy is Open Software. They should join the enemy, embrace Linux with their own distro and sell some really good production software licenses for it. That, or perish. Soon.
Isn't the publication of wrong data on a company kind of embarassing if that is your product?
You have to wonder what all these people are doing. I don't see any progress that couldn't have been accompished by a team of 30 people.
My clients wouldn't be pleased at all if I suggested that they get even further entangled in the MS jungle. Most of them are trying hard to get rid of them asap.
Why would you use Azure with its obvious attempts to lock you into the Windows world, when that world is already crumbling AND there are so much better alternatives in the open source world.
With all this licking up to the Apple playground I'm almost feeling a sympathy for M$.
And USA stands for United Stasi of America.
Even the revered designers at Apple thought 120 colors was a bit much for spreadsheet highlights
As usual thick layers of management have complicated the plot. In the end there were just 2 developers, one on each side, that could have exchanged phonenumbers and synced the modifications.
"I remember very specifically writing an email that said if people ever realise what PernixData is capable of...."
This sentence strikes me as weird. What is the purpose of referring to earlier emails, even if you still could find them?
Don't you storage guys retain all emails you ever wrote?
"Windows 8 is still faster for gaming:"
The link tells me this is the case in 2 out 5 cases. In 2 other cases Linux is faster and in the 5th all is equal except on ultra-high rez. The latter makes sense since the GPU drivers are very Windows-centric.
Are you guys masochists? Why are you submitting to this insulting nonsense.
You know how I update from Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10? I click a button a go to work again. I can also avoid the buttonclicking if I'm really busy and do this on 500 machines at the same time, with one of them as a cache server. And no one loses a minute of worktime or stresspoints.
Totally ridiculous. Microsoft is holding back the human race and deserves to die.
They still may have the game in businesses but they are doing their best to get rid of that as well. What's with the sudden price increases that punish those that stayed loyal? And how about even more complicated licensing structures that even M$ themselves doesn't understand, at the same time as sending new BSA extortion letters to the confused IT managers?
No better time than now to move away from this bully and reposess your own IT.
I'm really glad Micro$soft takes this firm stance because it finally shows how little they understand their customers.
It's not that the small-shop 'IT-managers' do not want to upgrade, they don't know where to start. It should be M$'s responsibility to build upgradepaths and -tools and make it totally easy to do it. Instead they rely on their clients to hire their OEM/consultants and pay an extra $500 per workplace to get it done.
I think many of these will be very pissed of by being let in the cold again and from my experience a lot have finally decided to move away from the Redmond mobsters.
Thanks, that looks like a reasonables planning script.
Have to say though that migrating to Linux would have been just as 'easy' if not easier.
Point 6 could also be to push the suplliers to move to the web and become agnostic.
First thing in that scenario would be to get rid of the Exchange/Outlook monster by moving to Google Apps.
$Nial what's you point. I have far fewer problems getting a networked printer working under Linux than I have with Windows. It just finds them and their drivers within a few seconds and I'm running.
While Windows keeps wanting the 'manufacturer disks' smh.
Maemo served a a great distraction to get Micro$oft scared and deploy their trojan horse Elop. While they were busy killing Maemo in the but, Android had room to become the ultimate threat to the empire.
I don't get it: profiles in some form are standard issue on later Android versions and separate user-logins are too. What's the big deal? All 'productivity' software that is on iOS is also available or has a better clone on Android.
I really don't see how anyone can come up with the conclusion that iOS is the only option.
What are you trying to say? I have a 'European Samsung' Phone and can put in any SIM I want.
US government is bought and payed for by the US corporations. The US diplomatic branche around the world spends most of it's time on greasing the inroads for US corps. The NSA is just making that job easier.
BTW. How can they guarantee no industrial espionage if the raw data is shared with Israel, who has no reservations whatsoever in this regard.
I don't get it. Since I switched from my beloved Palm's to Android I haven't felt the need to sync anything with a PC, let alone through a docking station and wire. Am I missing something?
Snowden: I have never spoken with, worked with, or provided any journalistic materials to the Independent. The journalists I have worked with have, at my request, been judicious and careful in ensuring that the only things disclosed are what the public should know but that does not place any person in danger. People at all levels of society up to and including the President of the United States have recognized the contribution of these careful disclosures to a necessary public debate, and we are proud of this record.
I think we see the classical confrontation between left/progressive and liberal/libertarian. I don't think Assange is a progressive perse. The distinction between left and right is what keeps the current stranglehold of the powerstructure going. And that powerstructure is threatened by Wikileaks.
Maybe Assange should be more communicative to run a party, but nonetheless I think he will have good reasons to have made the decision that led to this issue. Those reasons deserve attention as well. Although I'm an environmentalist myself, even member of the Animal Party here in NL, I can see that hunting rights are not just something to take away from people. It's about freedom and non-interference by the establishment.
Xmarks and Lastpass work on any browser.
@Matt are you OK with the moderator checking the origin of your webconnection? Since you obviously don't care about the revelations made by Snowden we better should go all the way, right? Let's print the IP right next to the name.
I'm also sure you're not a 'plant' from the Service, because they wouldn't state their 'opinion' in such a abrasive and clearly biassed way.
Even the latest iPhad is outdated when released already. Why would anyone buy an old model?
Why use a bloated hulk like W8 with a colossal footprint just to watch the webs? Just install Ubuntu already, will take you 20 min and is much easier to use.
"Not sure if Samsung have lower standards of business ethics but that's important in Russia."
Apple's business practices are widely seen as unethical and they are even convicted of rigging the ebook market. How low can you go?
Agreed, anyone using the 'user experience' term again should be fired. Btw. saw it in some Ubuntu press releases too lately. To me it's a sure sign they hired the wrong people.
Most iPhad users don'teven know what a widget is (let alone a scrollable widget). For me smartphone or tablet would be useless without them, I get nearly all my daily info without ever 'opening' an app, all info is on the desktops, updated all of the time. Of course iPhad's do not even have that, a desktop.
The fact alone that he says he wants a debate makes me certain he doesn't. The man did the opposite of what he preached everytime he made a speach within days after it.
I'm a bit worried about the more frequent use of the term 'user experience' in Google's PR speak lately (as in the update in the OP). I associate that with unsavvy marketing management types, Microserfs mostly. I hope it's not a bad sign.
Even more doubting IT decision makers will start looking into open solutions after this news. Apparently MS is seriously in decline and if you are responsible for the future IT in your company you'd better start looking for alternatives soon.
Whatever goodwill was left has evaporated now.