Rearrange your furniture every day so the floor plan spells out the letters
you can see where I'm going with this :)
1636 posts • joined 13 Apr 2007
you can see where I'm going with this :)
This USB stick can destroy most computers in seconds - usbkill.com (url purposely non-clickable)
There are several YouTube videos if you want to see how deadly those things are - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=usb+killer
If we do get wiped out by robots it'll probably be due to apathy not a Terminator style war.
"I for one welcome our robot overlords, because I'm too lazy to fi.... Siri, turn the tv to the funny clips channel."
I don't think the current worry of AI is sentient robots who see the human race as flawed so must eradicate them, but more along the lines of people letting algorithms decide the fate of people's lives in the fields of healthcare & insurance, especially with the ever increasing research into human DNA and the how people are trying to use that information to give a percentage on how likely you are to get certain types of cancer in your life.
That would really suck, unable to get life insurance even though you're fit as a fiddle but the computer says no because it looked at your DNA.
I've flown my 380 size quadcopter, about 1.2kg with the camera & gimbal attached, straight up 100 meters to get some scenic view footage.
At that distance away it can be near impossible to spot it when you're looking at wide open sky, even though you know where it's supposed to be and can hear it, and see its camera view from the ground.
If it's so difficult to spot a stationary drone from a stationary spot, that's only 100 meters away, how the hell do those pilots, flying at hundreds of miles an hour, can say with absolute certainty that tiny speck in the distance is a drone?
I call bullshit on that.
There are an estimated 7.4 million cats in the UK, I think the number of bird deaths by drones pales into comparison with that of bird deaths by cats.
All this will do is screw over everyone who is already going by the rules.
Making a list of drone owners will only give them a list of people who aren't likely to do bad things, namely because they registered.
There won't be a list of people who fly drones where they shouldn't, because they won't fucking register!
How are they going to police it? It's not like the police force is suddenly going to get a boost in funds to deal with all the new 'crime' they plan on legislating.
Drop it in water without anything getting damaged.
I bet that shit would make a vegan want to kill.
Sci-fi films/tv have had people talking to computers since the start but my interaction with computers began with almost unresponsive flat keyboards (ZX81) which progressed to rubber ones (Spectrum) then 'proper' keyboards (BBC Micros), then mice, then touchpads & touchscreens (not forgetting joysticks/joypads for gaming), which could explain why it always feels weird talking to my phone unless I'm actually making a call.
Are those futurists still predicting everyone interacting with computers through speech? Because for many uses it's far simpler/quicker/easier to press buttons/screens than to talk to the device.
If someone will sponsor me, I will take offence at those who take offence on behalf of others.
Regenerating from Male to Female means The Doctor is transgender
I'm totally with you on the whole spoilers thing, often friends ask me "have you seen the trailer for [new film]?" to which my answer is almost always "no", especially when it's a film I want to watch because I like going in 'blind' and knowing as little about it as possible beyond the title.
The internet has really helped erode the element of surprise in this respect.
Can you imagine a programme like Watchdog on a paid-for-by-adverts tv channel?
It would be muzzled so heavily it couldn't breathe properly, producers would be told that certain topics cannot be covered, because companies that pay their bills through advertisments would not want their products being the focus of the programme.
@ Adam JC
High quality 3-axis gimbals are extremely good at filtering out 'wind wobble' and vibrations from the drone itself.
This is one of my most stable pieces of quadcopter footage I've taken, using a Zhiyun Z1-Tiny2 3-axis gimbal holding a Xiaomi Yi camera, granted there was practically no wind on that day but even on windy days it's still just as stable in regards to filtering out vibrations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSLPnH5nmGc
One of the biggest problems with using drones for spy work in this way is the lack of airtime per battery, you're looking in the region of 15 useable minutes for an Inspire.
To get the kind of flight time that would really help tackle rural crime, a hydrogen fuel cell system is what the doctor ordered to give you hours instead of minutes of flight time.
Something like this: http://www.mmcuav.com/drones/hydrone1550/ But the lack of prices anywhere on the web mean it's probably going to cost a small fortune.
However there is an alternative, tethered power systems like this http://cardinalsecurity.co.uk/tethered-drone-systems/, enabling the drone to stay aloft indefinitely. But the drawback is the only place it's likely to fly is straight up, which actually could be advantageous if you attach a camera with a powerful zoom lens to the drone to track where the 'criminal' is, what they and their vehicle looks like and where they're going.
What the covfefe?
Not many do, it has turned from a physical act into a recognised expression.
If you want to go down the pedant route, you might want to think about what digital video recorders do with their captured video, they effectively save the video data to their storage medium.
But having a title with "said in his video data saved speech" doesn't seem right, so "video-taped" is still appropriate.
Because eventually they'll want to own the copyright on Shakespear's work.
How would I like to pay?
Would sir be interested in some magic beans?
Hadn't seen that video before, I liked it.
But the possible reality of an actual working transporter is far far scarier than accidentally merging two entities together.
Can you imagine the reaction of US residents if their next president decided to follow suit with France's ban on the sale of vehicles that are soley powered by petrol or diesel by 2040?
I'd probably end up in hospital suffering from an acute laughing fit.
I had to closely look at the site to see what that whacko was complaining about - that little rainbow sticker on the back of the monitor in the drawing??
What the hell?
Reminds me of that Brass Eye episode where Gary Lineker showed a photo of a hillside and said the small, almost unrecognisable blue speck was a child and a paedophile would try and attack the picture. Watch the first 35 seconds of the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcU7FaEEzNU
"There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, a hole."
I think that theory is some conspiracy nutjob trying to see a correlation between the words "joke" and "funny", because:
Bill Hicks is funny.
Alex Jones is a joke.
But the one Joe Rogan podcast I refuse to listen to/watch is the one with Alex Jones because that guy is an absolute fucking nutjob, his perception on the world is completely whack, plus I just can't stand his voice.
"and when they let you down you're left completely bereft."
I once had cloud storage that was part of a another online package I was paying for, I never used it to store anything vital. Then one day they announced the storage was being discontinued in x weeks so I better download any important files.
So even when you're paying for it, they can still take it away, which is why when I learned I had 50GB cloud storage with my BT Infinity 2 package I didn't even bother to figure out how to access it.
Apparently that storage has increased to 500GB, I'd prefer they give me an actual 500GB HDD.
Everyone knows office chairs are the original time wasting fidget spinners.
Cause it feels like 20...
Let them go free from jail, but install ten premium rate phones in their house, spread out in different rooms.
Make each phone's number publicly available for anyone to call, at any time, with the call revenue going to charity.
They must answer them for at least 30 seconds. Ignoring them, leaving them off the hook, unplugging or destruction of the phones will result in an additional phone being installed.
@ Lost all faith...
Actually it shouldn't be all that difficult to hack a 9 pin D port onto an existing bluetooth game controller. Throw in a microcontroller for the interfacing and you can use the extra buttons on the old 6-button Sega Megadrive joypads too.
I have a Zeemote JS1 bluetooth game controller but it's a right pain in the arse to get paired up and working properly on an Android device, perhaps there's a better working (connectivity wise) cheap bluetooth joypad out there that can be hacked.
All we need now is a bluetooth joystick adapter that you can plug in your old 9-pin joysticks & joypads, cause touchscreens suck for oldschool gaming.
There are plenty of ugly ones that are crazy, but because they're ugly nobody pays attention to them.
Same here when I saw that picture of her with someone on the linkedin page and they appear to be drinking out of jam jars.
WTF is wrong with an ordinary glass?
@Snowy & Doctor Syntax
There's another 'food' that should be avoided for similar reasons, fat free Pringles that contain a fat substitute called Olestra
"The latest 're-org' in my local Tesco's has hidden stuff that was once easy to find. Even the staff can't find it."
Same has happened with my local Tesco just recently.
I swear they use the shuffle of stock to new shelves as a way to eliminate discontinued products, often leaving patrons wandering the aisles looking for an item that just doesn't exist anymore.
Perhaps it's time I wore glasses again.
Unfortunately all of us who voted for someone other than her have to lie in the same bed :(
Open up two web browsing windows and put them next to each other.
In one do a google image search for: Theresa May open mouth
In the other, google image search for: Salt Vampire
It's a nice analogy, but in this case users are not required by law to update to the latest DJI firmware / app which imposes flight restrictions that go further than those set down by law.
If I'm not mistaken, it seems a lot of non-drone owners are in favour of manufacturers implimenting flight area restrictions, however can you imagine their outcry if vehicle manufacturers started implimenting - without being required by law to do so - speed control based on their GPS location so you couldn't get your car to go over the speed limit for the particular road you're on?
(yes yes I am aware of some very high performance cars that limit their top speed unless they detect you're at a racetrack but I don't think they have a variable top speed limit that corresponds to the road you're on)
I'm saying that the NFZ's are over-reaching and forcing people to avoid updating their craft so their flight area isn't restricted beyond the law, or they'll look to getting craft that don't have those automatic restrictions built-in.
For example, this user has pointed out the difference between DJI's new NFZ's and the US airspace in Hawaii, wth two map images: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=37706503&postcount=76488
Trying to say it'll make most drone users jerks is an unfounded blanket assumption. Do I have to even mention that drones usually only make the news when something goes wrong whilst vast numbers of users are happily flying within the law and not causing any trouble?
Is that anything like the viagra eye drops?
(it makes you look hard)
@LDS - We're both forked then.
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