Re: Rejected alternatives
Appendice not Appendix , lol
3254 posts • joined 4 May 2008
Initially that particular appendix was to be named the "Jony Knob" but apparently the shareholders couldn't agree on what a Jony was...
Another nomination was "the wee button on the side", but Jock MacTavish was just given a hard stare for his lacklustre, yet correct suggestion.
The 2nd tier marketing department were also slapped for their suggesion of "The most unbelievably amazing , magically shiny, magnificantly superb bringer of untold riches, 360° circular infinite adjustment device". The shareholders weren't actually capable of retaining that many words in one sentence.
I think that one of the reasons for which I gave up a watch was due to the fact the I wear it on my right wrist, which is the same side as my mouse hand... The watch strap/buckle would rub/click/clank on the desk, catch on the mousepad ( if anyone still remembers what they are) and generally be a damned nuisance.
And no, before anyone makes the obvious statement, I refuse to wear it on the left hand, just as I won't/refuse/do not want to eat with a fork in my left hand.
I am not left handed, it is just that personally I feel that certain tasks are much easier "the other way round".
>The CEO also promised great things for the forthcoming Windows 10 operating system launch.
Forget the "great things" and just add "security" on a serious level. Make Windows 7 a little bit lighter on resources ,a la W8, throw in a Linux level of security, give the interface a less flat, less blinding my eyes look ( same goes for Office). and everyone will be satisfied.
I would rather see improvements on the existing rather than more poor efforts to create new. In the workplace we need solid, not shiny...
>expanded on his cloud strategy to get Microsoft apps on every internet-equipped device on the planet.
This is going to be an area where they will fail miserably. MS Embedded anything has never managed to win anyones hearts, and certainely not whilst the likes of Linux remains free...
Question : Nadella will receive $90 million per year, what exactly is required of a man for whom the shareholders are prepared to pay almost $2 million per week ?
>If it takes you 3 tries, and "today’s artificial intelligence technology can solve even the most difficult variant of distorted text at 99.8 per cent accuracy" - then does that mean you're actually not a human?
Unfortunately, it means that he is just and only that, human......
>"instincts" and "raison d'etre" emerged from evolved intelligence. I see no reason why it could not emerge from intelligence given an artificial start to its existence.
I would argue that "instincts" and "raison d'etre" are not related to evolved intelligence but instead are simply part of our genetic sauce just as much as the automatism of breathing. They are part and part of the "survival" toolkit.
The fundamental difference betwen an inorganic being and an organic one lies in it "instincts" and it's "raison d'etre"..
Due to the fact that we don't understand what instincts are or how they are governed we will never be able to create an algorithm which mimics them.
Human Beings,for the most part, do not know why they have a "will to live" but they instinctivly do. That desire to live has the incredible capacity to push us through the most ardous of tasks or challenges and allows us to endure unbelievable circumstances and also to progress.
I do not for a moment beleive that this can be transmitted to a bag of nuts and bolts.
The "raison d'etre" has no function within AI, why would we want to give a robot the desire to live and imagine the dangers if we ever managed to do this. Aldous Huxley's Robots of Dawn presented this very paradox.
Neural networks are a lot more complicated than simply a series of synaptic junctions connected together. We don't fully understand how we work, it is then impossible that we could transmit information that we simply do not have.
I digress though, if we ever manage to dominate the above functions/instincts that I guess that it would spell the end of humanity.
Trite response on your behalf which far outweighs mine, you didn't even bother to try to make an alternative solution. Troll me not...
If you understood my comment you can read behind the lines and get to the crux of the matter. People have to stop relying on others and get back to relying on themselves.
This fucking nanny state attitude is really going too far. You cannot and will not change human nature, you may hide it or wrap it up in something else but you will not change it. Stop expecting others to take care of your problems.
You're right, teachers can no longer hit children, so what do they do now, they throw them out the class. The child is now deprived of his eductation, great.. That's not really a solution now is it, and it certainely does not resolve the fact the the "child" is problematic in the first place, which is an issue that you as a parent must address.
If you accept that your child can use social networks, then grow some balls and take responsibility for your actions. Teach your child instead of expecting it to be done for you.
If your child can't create a social network for themselves then be a good parent and do it for them.
Will they also hand out badges to people " I am not a bully"...with little flowers and smilies on it.
FFS it's time for these damed politicians to grow up.. NO ONE NEEDS to use social networking, it is a personal choice to sign up and use it, and we all know the inherent dangers.....
We are meatbags and from day one on this damned planet we have played at the "Survival of the strongest" game.. Social networking is no different.
If you don't want bullied, don't use it or invent your own "private" network....
Bullies will not go away.......I can handle a fair amount of flak from others which someone else might not be capable of. Whereas I don't feel bullied you might... There is no utimate definition of what a Bully is and it is simply impossible to make rules about such practices.
It existed when I was at school and I believe that it still exists regardless of what silly rules have been put in place.... Unfortunately it is human nature that is simply not going to go away....
Understand what it is, learn to define what it means to you and more importantly learn how to avoid it... basic rules of life.....
In order to cover the losses on Windows 8 a solution has now been found...
Coming up, one very unkind analogy :
When a vetinary has very little business, or has lost a lot on trying to promote a new product, all that he needs to do is poison the local water supply. The farmer will have no other choice than to pay hansomely in order to save his animals......
W8 has no true bearing on the market, it is un unwanted system that is being installed by the few people that don't understand that "choice" is something they can have. W8 is a dead in the water.
What is far more important is the trend that will be created with Windows 10 ( W10 - ie : the North Kensington Edition - hint - look up London postal areas in order to understand ).
Windows 7 is rock solid and appears to be "relatively" secure. Hopefully W10 will provide the extra effort required to make it seriously secure.
The problem I see with W10 though is that it will become synonymous with Office 201x ( >= 2013) and the various Office Web editions which for the moment are unliked ( those interfaces make ones eyes scream). MS have to come back down to earth and fire the bloody interface designers that they have had of late.....
I really can't imagine where the Tablet market is going though as it does have an influence on the PC market.
[Relatively = in relation to previous MS efforts]
Except that Google aren't doing this for humanitarian or altruistic reasons, they are in it for the financial potential...
I believe that Google glass has its place but not as a mass market product. At it's best it is a very niche product, at it's worst it is a gadget.
Here is the real problem
"Health care costs are ballooning in much of the western world".
Is the solution justified by wearing a "tracking" bracelet, I do not think so..
Why not simplify the health care, reduce the paperwork, build more streamlined hospitals, stop selling fat sugary drinks, etc etc etc Attack the problem at it's base rather than pretend to provide "big data" solutions to problems that can be tackled in so many other ways.
>My legal team has recently resigned because I ran out of money after spending $10m to try and defend myself.
If the guy went to jail for three years he would have saved $10 Million, $3Million per year is not too shabby.
Alternatively, he could have bought a nice house in the Scottish highlands, called himself Douglas MacDougal, disappeared from public life and still had a lot of change left over.
DotCom = minus 10 Million and nothing to show for it.
The Lawyers = plus 10 Million , new Porsches or have upgraded to >20m yachts.
>Why would an e-fag have anything other than power pins in the usb connection
Simply because they can or because one of the existing superpowers/badguys/Russian hackers will do anything to introduce Regin/Stuxnet or equivalants into any/all machines....
Or maybe even Marlboro, Lucky Strike etc did it on order to present subliminal messages to the luser that cigarettes are good for you and ecigarettes are bad..
@VinceH, that definately makes a change from pulling a rabbit out of a hat.
[PS : If you go a googling Vinces' references it is important to note that it might/will return a NSFW result..lol.... it made me laugh]
>So, tell us about the fanny.
I can't really judge from the article but there appears to be 2 possible cases
1 : Something is required in order to pack the fanny.
2 : The fanny will be used to pack something else.
In either case those rounded corners will probably be far more welcome that sharp pointy ones..
>Is someone the EU Parliament suggesting Regin was an EU state export? Either the article or the MEP is missing something.
I think that what they are worried about is that they know how good it is and that it is being used against them, ironic if the creators really are the GCHQ..
I installed it recently as an alternative to 7Zip but I cannot find the means of Password Encrypting the created zip files. Is it possible ?
Notepad++ a must for any Admin
Paint.net as JDX mentioned was unfortunately not in the list.
BitTorrent client works extremly well ( dont ask).
Keepass ( Another must have)
>It told stakeholders: "The more time people spend with our product, the more likely they are to become paying subscribers."
That's not the kind of phrase that would encourage me to invest in Spotify, confidence does not appear to reign here...
After reading through the article and the amount of risk mentioned, it is extremely difficult to imagine anything bright about the future for Spotify.
>The opportunities and possibilities are huge and many will be looking to Google to help draw out the future.
Well someone will have to explain them to me because for the life of me I can't imagine how any can possibly "increase" upon the existing marketing vectors.
We are already permamnantly bombarded with publicty and marketing, without drilling directly into the brain I dont see how it can be further increased just by using some domain names.
In Grenoble the Mayor is removing all of the publicity panels from the town, I hope that the idea spreads all over France.
The plethora of sub-routines, sub-processes, ie : the means by which the banks can filter money of into hidden unspecified accounts, was so complex that the temp outsourced code monkey unintentionally made a minor filtering mistake and they were unable to recover the lost yachting funds for the month.
>While the world gets excited about Internet-of-stuff
Is that the whole world or just the world of white appliances......
Whichever packet size or netwokl layer they manage to change it would be nice to think that "security" is being carefully considered at the same time..
It's enough that the NSA know that you watch YouPorn but that they will also know that you will soon be running out of cheese, milk and beer is frankly discouraging.
Let me see your big knob, [sends picture of round door handle]
Let me see your tits, [sends pic of garden winged variety]
Let's do it bareback, [sends pic of horse without saddle]
I'm into bondage, [sends pic Mr James Bonds DB9]
I'm into fisting [sends pic of veterinaire artificially inseminating cow]
>NB My hardware is not old. Quad core i7
Lol, I have XFCE running on a pair of Dell OptiPlex 755 Pentium Dual-Core E2200 2.2GHzs...and it runs great considering the specs... Ok the machines are used for dev testing and admin which are not very labour intensive...
On a Quad Core I7 we are talking whole other levels of vroom.
1 : Is there a major reason for wanting to upgrading so often ? By desiring to remain on the bleeding edge then the small amount of time required to "customize" is a small price to pay. If you used windows it would be the same process of re-customisation when moving between major versions.. ( Can't speak for macOS).
2 : Having to recustomize what exactly ?
I applied to a large International company recently ( 4 weeks ago). I received a 1st call asking only three questions
1 : How quickly I was available.
2 : What salary was I expecting.
3 : Reason for leaving existing company.
Time in call 5 minutes.
That was all that was asked by the person whose task it was to "filter" out from the hundreds of CVs that they had recieved.
2nd call : Sorry but you did not pass the intial process. There was no explanation about which of the three questions filtered me out, just that there was so many canditatures that they had to filter quickly....
I was avaiable within 4 weeks, the reason for leaving was valid and the salary was the going rate for the region.
No discussion about the CV or experience whatsover and this leads me to believe that some people must be is job hunting with very low salarial expectations......
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