1732 posts • joined Monday 16th January 2012 14:00 GMT
Re: What happens when Humans no longer have to do anything?
You'll be used as a cheap source of fuel for those of us that have to maintain humanities metal overlords.
Re: So how did intelligence emerge in humans?
I believe that one of the prevailing theories at the moment is that our intelligence was a consequence of our ability to throw rocks at targets with a great deal of accuracy.
Re: driving exceeding certain criteria
Won't this foster a behaviour to game the system rather than drive safely? If braking harshly is going to up my insurance premiums, I may chose another evasive maneuver that may not be as effective.
How does being tracked translate to cheaper car insurance?
It doesn't seem logical.
Re: What type of information it can reveal about another person?
Presumably that would be any information that the person in question had made public.
Google bribes government officials
And the police do nothing about it. This isn't even the thin end of the wedge. Big companies do this all the time.
Then you shouldn't have turned off safe search then!
Leather Goddesses of Phobos
Another game title that came with a scratch and sniff card :)
Re: More importantly
There are boobs on the internet!?
So just turn autocomplete off on google.de
The problem magically goes away then.
Re: international dissemination
So like the 56-bit/128-bit encryption issue from a few years back?
Re: but let's be honest
Not only can I not afford it. But I'll never be able to afford it if my taxes have to keep subsidising big businesses that can more than afford to pay the tax they owe.
It's not your data though is it? It's theirs. But I get your point. They are making money indirectly from you paying for a service. Rather than make you pay through the nose for the service, they could be using this money to lower your bill.
Maybe you'll see a lower bill in future as EE now has alternate revenue streams.
(Yeah, I had trouble keeping a straight face when I was typing that)
Shouldn't the UK Gov start upping it's game then?
It's not like the government has to ask companies very very nicely for their taxes. Why can they not do what they do with the rest of the populace and just take the money?
The companies that pay too much tax can always claim it back later.
Re: dangerous precedent
There are plenty of files that are illegal to possess.
But I agree that plans for a weapon are not a weapon. Plans require a certain amount of expertise and tools in order for someone to turn them into something that works.
Otherwise, I'm probably in a lot of trouble for owning the plans for a Deathstar like battle fortress. That's got to be a weapon of mass destruction in anybody's book.
That might not be a good idea. While I may be smart, I may not be benevolent or well informed. My extra votes may well do more harm than good.
Sounds like a rock solid research group.
What could go wrong with getting a bunch of marketing types to try using science?
Not sure if the article is lambasting Apple
Or the practices of businesses that need to know the ins and outs of a ducks arse before they sell you something and using Apple as an example.
Re: Fucking Magnets, How Do They Work?
What are they?
It was really impressive!
I couldn't even see the wires!
Re: Remember what happened last time IP addresses were used to "identify" criminals ?
That worked out really well for all concerned didn't it?
So back to pressing play and record on the tape deck when a song I like comes on?
Mines the one with a mix tape in the pocket.
I think I'll ignore the opinions of someone who couldn't be bothered to read the article.
Re: Please won't somebody think of the children?
But pedoterrorists are coming to copy our music!
Re: copyright, intellectual property, terrorism & pron.
None of those things are things that I worry about.
Re: People Skills?
People skills are one of the most important tools in your programming toolkit.
The end users of your software are people after all.
(Unless you're writing software for robots, in which case I envy you)
Re: I wonder what the lib dems were offered this time?
Why would the police ask you for your expert opinion
And then completely discard it when it wasn't the answer they were looking for.
Real Criminals Use Encryption
This system is only ever going to be successful against low hanging fruit.
Unfortunately, all the dangerous people will be able to proceed with absolute security knowing that law enforcement efforts are being directed elsewhere.
Should I be worried about being chased through a kitchen by a Velocirandor?
That thing sounds scary!
Re: @wowfood (was: @Eadon (was: Bleeding Edge))
Nokia peaked with the 7110.
Keep your disposable email account handy.
ln -s /dev/null inbox
Re: Anyone else underwhelmed by the video?
Well you've got to start somewhere.
Conquering robot armies aren't built in a day you know!
This is it
We're all about to be harvested for our electricity.
Re: call 999
I think you'll find that number is for emergencies only.
The Laminated Book of Dreams
Surely the Argos site is archived there?
Re: Finger print readers
And a colon map as a backup.
Every one of their emails is going to look like this from now on:
=== BEGIN PGP ENCRYPTED MESSAGE ===
=== END PGP ENCRYPTED MESSAGE ===
3D Printer not necessary
You can build a zip gun in your garage without the need for a 3D printer or plans downloaded off the internet.
All the 3D printer does is make it slightly easier.
You know what this article needs?
Some sort of visual representation of whatever it was that the article was on about.
The real story here is that pump!
It's so tiny!
Part of me wonders if it would be possible to put together a water cooling system that would just run off the heat generated by the processor.
Re: What's next? Bring your own biro to work?
Depends on your graphics settings.
But even with monochrome stick men, you're looking at Frames per Minute rather than Frames per Second.
Animating a game by hand introduces a lot of lag and puts a lot of strain on the users wrist.
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