734 posts • joined Tuesday 10th April 2012 23:53 GMT
Re: There is a difference between greed and dishonesty/cheating.
"the scammers should be strung up by their jangely bits!"
They should get strung up for sending me the 900th copy of the same crap cause I didn't fall for it the last 899 times and surely my resolve was weakening by now.
Re: Fucking DUH!
"My mother had a 90YO friend who lost over $200,000 to these scum. Yes, she was an idiot, bought into Amway & the like, etc. Still doesn't make it right."
90, gullible and has a spare $200K lying around. Yes it's terrible but on the bright side she won't ever be that stupid again. A valuble life lesson learnt. Money well spent.
Re: Percentages of percentages of percentages of positives
"On one hand, I have compassion for people who are limited by their genetics."
People limited by their genetic shouldn't be in control of their finances for these very reasons. Quite often they will ask someone else so don't get caught anyway. It's the ones who think their smart when their actually village idiots that get caught and deserve to.
Re: @ moron who downvoted me (was "People that stupid deserve to be robbed.")
And the other part of the problem is stupid people.
The problem with the world is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
Re: "People that stupid deserve to be robbed."
I'm a disposed nigerian dictator who stole millions of dollars. Please give me your bank details so I can rest my money in your account.
People that stupid often end up in the Darwin Awards, often cause their so stupid they fly to Nigeria to get their money back end up missing a couple of kidneys.
Nigerian scams are good at filtering out the REALLY stupid people so they can be REALLY ripped off.
How do you help people that stupid other than take their money off them cause they can't be trusted with it?
Re: "Why exactly is Christian Democratic an oxymoron?"
Yes but Christian dogooders lobby the government to make decisions that affect me even though I'm not Christian. They like to impose their moral standards on everyone else.
If I want to watch a porno, I should be able to. If I want to play GTA, I should. If a couple of gays want to get married they should. Who's opposing all this? Religious people.
If it not affecting anyone else, dogooders should just butt out.
As for seperation of State and Religion, just look at the Muslim countries. There's a prime example of why religion shouldn't write the laws. The Christians have done exactly the same in the past so their no better.
There is nothing a religious person likes more than saving a heathen's soul even when not wanted.
Really I don't care if the states set the bar low. I'm above the top bar so I can get the 18+ games. Currently their banned so I can't. If the states rate Mario as 18+ due to violence to turtles I can still get it.
It's still better than the current system.
Re: Oh my!
'Attempts to enforce the US view of copyright on an international level have been horrible, and have been met with resistance from other nations."
Except sheep nations like Australia who do what their American overlords tell them to.
I for one welcome our new robot/zombie/jellyfish overlords cause they can't be worse than our American ones
People that stupid deserve to be robbed. It's the mule scams you need to watch.
People selling something (puppies kittens are prime examples) Someone from another country wants to buy one. They put way too much money in your account and ask you to send the change to them via western union. Before you know it the police arrest you and take your money to replace what was sent via Western Union. It's a more believable scam than rich dictators and dead rich relatives
Reminds me of a quote from the Hogfather
"And then Jack chopped down what was the world's last beanstalk, adding murder and ecological terrorism to the theft, enticement and trespass charges already mentioned, and all the giant's children didn't have a daddy any more. But he got away with it and lived happily ever after without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done. Which proves that you can be excused just about anything if you're a hero, because no-one asks inconvenient questions."
Re: Gee... May I suggest
"As long as his generously-portioned man-bits jiggle pneumatically in his over-tight khakis, I'm in!"
Actually to get more women in his generously-portioned credit card would need to jiggle pneumatically in his over-tight khakis
Re: Not a software patent
"as opposed to all the other tech companies keeping the jobs right at home."
Yeah they're using indian children working for a bowl of curry. Damn you Apple and your cheap chinese children
Re: My clone just went rogue, ....
"it signed me up to fifteen extreme porn sites and ordered 15 litres of KY-jelly and a gross of dildos. (I should never have given it my address and credit card details.)"
Ah but did you send it back to get a refund?
No I didn't think so
Re: Would use of such a service be seen as an attempt to pervert the course of justice?
Actually you'd be best setting the robot to search for porn that way any porn can be blamed on the robot.
"I wasn't looking up lesbian cheerleaders, Honey. It was the robot. Bad Robot!"
Does my RAID drives mean I've broken the law because I have two installed copies of all my software?
The fact someone can ask that question shows that the laws are stupid and complicated
Re: Oh what sensationalist nonsense...
"No company needs an IP lawyer in house: all they have to do is to create all their own content. Need a photo of people in the street - send someone out to take one. Need a sketch - find someone who can draw. Its not hard."
Need Martin Luther King's speech? Film a black homeless guy rambling about his dreams cause thats as close as you'll get.
It's not the artists or creators causing the problems but the rights holders. Even the song Happy Birthday is copywrited and you breech it every birthday. You breech it filming your two year dancing to some song their watching on TV. You breech it listening to the radio in a work vehicle. You breech it lending a DVD to a mate. You breech it copying a song from a CD you bought to an MP3 player.
They need to bring in some fair use laws to protect users and simplfy the laws plus copywrite should end at the creator's death
Re: Terrorists simply do not exist!
"Therefore i conclude that terrorists do not exist."
Haven't you met PETA?
"blur out images of individuals."
At a four inch resolution how much more blurry does he want it? A boob would be four pixels at best.
Not even CSI can sharpen that resolution
Re: extradition of an Australian citizen from th UK
"The guy is a possible rapist"
Yeah but the swedish charges isn't rape but "Sex by Supprise". Not sure what that is but it probally involves jumping out naked yelling "Supprise!"
Re: Consider this...
If it was me, I'd have single OS that changes the desktop depending on the application. You buy a phone or a tablet and run a touch based interface. When you get home, you plug in a screen (or two), mouse and keyboard and the display changes to a normal desktop application. Extra cores in the CPU activate and you run the phone just like a PC.
This is what I expect M$ to make but instead they took the worst features of every OS out there and built a total shambles.
Yes they might sell one licence but currently their only selling one now. People was windows on their PC and usually an android or iOS phone/tablet.
If people bought a phone to replace their PC they'd buy one licence of M$ but then wouldn't buy a google or apple device, giving control and market share back to M$.
Metro just means people will avoid upgrading their PC and won't touch metro devices losing M$ the one sale they did have.
Re: Errr what about Windows Server 2012?
"That's what the Kinect's gesture recognition camera is for."
"You just stand outside the server room and gesture to the server you want to reboot."
Isn't that represented by extending the middle finger?
Re: Didn't this happen with Windows 95?
"The Ribbon is an abomination. Sadly, it's hard to get Office 2003 now."
The Pirate Bay is your friend
"What has WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) got to do with "the Channel"?"
The World Taekwondo Federation need to channel their Kamehameha attacks. It's all perfectly logical if you think about it.
"Harris describes how every new version of Windows has had vocal opponents, but that users are won over in time."
Ribbon menus have been out for ages but still generally despised. There is a difference between winning people over and people stop complaining because the company doesn't care or even listen.
Windows 8 will try to force a touch based interface onto normal PCs which don't have touch screens and will be univerally hated. People will stick to older operating systems to avoid it just like Vista.
M$ had the opportunity to make something good but have selected all the worst features over every OS out there and blended them together to make a complete dog's breakfast
Re: Unlikely to be evolution
"intelligence is no longer a trait that leads to successful breeding"
Actually lack of intellience is a trait for successful breeding. To bring children up properly is expensive and time consuming so smart people usually plan for it and thus have one or two children.
Morons just get drunk or stoned and shag anything with a pulse. The government then supports their children instead of letting them starve to death from neglect.
Religious nutters believe that God wants them to keep breeding more and more 'Sheep' so end up with eight to ten god fearing children (pick any religion as they're all the same)
I think the growing American head is due to the growing ego, not the growing IQ
Re: No to silent installs !
Your express approval? What crap! This is nothing but a tool for OEMs to install the software with the rest of the crud already preloaded. Skype will be preinstalled along with trial office 2010, trial Norton AV and trial Macfees.
It's easier to wipe and reinstall OEM machines these days than uninstall the unwanted crap shoehorned in.
Re: Volvos you say
The car is driving so it needs the hat
Re: @ Echowitch
Actually I'm gobsmacked that a software program that allowed any user to book up tens of thousands of dollars didn't have a password. Those kinds of dollars, I'd expect a security token as well and a log out with inactivity
Re: It's incredible
In reality this system is just a glorified cruise control. The driver will be responsible. You pick a vehicle and lock onto it but the moment the driver tries to manually control anything it will shut off (just like cruise control). It's nothing like google's system.
"A computer can't be truly intelligent, so claiming a computer will be better than a human is rubbish."
Actually a lot of humans can't claim being truely intelligent (and some can't claim slightly intelligent) and their allowed behind the wheel.
"But human "hardware" is more reliable than computer hardware."
A computer isn't drunk or stoned or just a revv head f-wit. It doesn't need to sleep and will ignore the two kids fighting in the back seat. Yes the computer might crash and kill someone but the odds are less than human drivers. People are dying on the road every day. Don't tell me computer will be worse.
"Try finding a computer that is 70 years old and still in use and working fine."
At 70 the computer doesn't expect to drive but I can show you a 70 year with failing eyesight, failing reactions driving badly and has no intention of giving up their licence (not until they kill or maim someone)
The real issue with this system is when the truckie pulls over for a leak and brings an audience with him
Re: Breaking up something large is PATENTED?
Emails use to be broken into lines. Zip files were broken into disk sized files.
Only a million examples of prior art. It's right up there with "slide to unlock"
Idiots in the patent offices.
Re: Easier than legit software?
It is easier. If you had just pirated it, it would have come with a crack that removed all activation in a easy to use installer.
These stupid big companies, in the attempt to kill piracy, punish the legit users to the point that it's easier to do the wrong thing than the right thing.
M$ product activation for example. You need to activate it but have no net access or the network is running and you can't configure it until it's registered. You ring M$ and talk to the robot who whines and says it's already activated and transfers you to an Indian who can't talk english. After much explaining slowly that your motherboard died and now windows needs to be reactivated, he finally gives you the code (maybe).
If you pirated it, the code was already filled out and the product activated.
Now if you look at France and it's three strikes rule, piracy has gone down. Now you'd expect legit sales to have increased wouldn't you? WRONG. Legit sales has also dropped. Clearly their thinking is completely wrong.
Re: How about ?
How about a a movie were William Shatner is teaching his son Keanu Reeves hows to be a Karate master. He has to fight the evil Karate master Dolph Lundgren and his son Dustin Diamon.
Jean-Claude will be Shatters brother and Kenu's uncle. Steven Seagal will be Dolph's evil army buddy.
Directed by Micheal bay and Spike Lee. Written by the writers of SNL. Crappy enough yet?
Nope. You forgot music by Justin Bieber
Re: But cooling elsewhere
Because the removal of the energy isn't 100% efficient. There is friction of the air on the blades which make them spin as well as generate heat, not to mention bearings, brushes and such.
Wherever there is movement, energy is being lost as heat
Actually the real reason why they're teaching them to use iPad is so when they release them back into the wild, they can stick a couple of fanbois in the cage and nobody will notice the difference. It's a cheaper alternative.
Re: Just wondering
how much of the general publics wifi data the car slurps as it drives along?
Bugger that! Google knows you went to the asian brothel "Love You Long Time" last week so now gives you asian porn popup ads.
It also knows you were there for five minutes so also offers viagra ads as well
All part of the service
Re: Since this is in America...
If a Google-driven car rams into you, how many billions can you sue Google for?
None. The car's black box will show footage of you doing something stupid like stepping out in front of the car or you pulling out suddenly without indicating or any of a million possible stupid things.
Court will suddenly have plenty of cameras as all cars will have 360 views footage. This will be for all crimes. Big Brother has wheels now. Your getaway car is now a police informant. Damn you Audi stool pigeon.
Re: The 800 pound Gorilla in the room
"In the future in-car wanking is the norm"
According to American police shows, it's already the norm
"Around here we see groups of deer along the highways. As you approach them, one or two will usually wait until you get right up to them, then they will panic, and run right in front of the car. No problem, a human sees a deer and slows down or stops until it is clear that none of them are going to run. Perhaps a computer can visually tell the difference between a deer or moose and people, but it will probably be difficult and the driverless car would logically not be applied to this area"
Why is it difficult? Thermal camera see in the dark and pickout the shape and size. It can see the deer hiding in the bushes. It knows it's in a high animal strike area and was driving slower to compensate anyway. The size of the heat source shows it to be a deer so it slows down more and maybe it even blasts out an ultrasonic noise to pre emptively scare the deer so it runs before the car reaches it.
All the time the human in the car doesn't see or hear a thing.
Ok lets assume the google car hits a deer. It knows there's been a strike, it will brake and park safely instead of slamming on the brakes and skidding out of control.
Even with animals, software will be safer. In fact google's footage of night driving shows a deer leaping out in front which the car successfully avoids.
"It's only scary because humans are control freaks and don't understand statistics well enough to appreciate that software can be better at mission critical tasks than they are."
Google can't stop accidents cause shit happens. What it will do is remove human error from the equasion. Yes a stupid animal might leap out in front of you and cause a crash but as a human driver could you avoid it? The google car has perfect reflexes and 360 degree night vision.
No more speeding. No more drunk drivers. No more idiots doing burnouts in the middle of the street. No falling asleep at the wheel. No more old guys in hats driving at half the speed limit pissing off everyone behind them. No more road rage.
Over 90% of accidents are caused by humans. Software can't possibly do any worse.
Only problem I can see is all the unemployed highway pigs joining the dole queue. They'll have to take to hurting small animals when they don't have drivers to torment anymore.
"Engineers yes, not necessarily programmers though."
What modern car isn't full of software? A mechanic can't even tell whats wrong with a car anymore without a computer.
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