"Cloud Computing inexplicably stops 3/4 of the way through the race..."
meanwhile, in totally unrelated news, local council workers dig through fibre optic cable..
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meanwhile, in totally unrelated news, local council workers dig through fibre optic cable..
From reading the headline, it sounded like some body had succesfully reduced whats supposed to be a 3 D image back to almost 2 dimensions.... WHY?
Further reading hints - without clearly stating - they are talking about a projector, not the image.
Definition of 'evil' (Google special dictionary)
missing out on any opportunity for profit or extent of influence.
Google is even more strongly determined to "not be evil" than ever before.
Other definitions of 'evil' include - less pervasive than Microsoft
The problem is actually selection bias.
Mainstream/commercial recordings are aimed at idiots. I lack the tolerance to listen to whats offered on the radio these days.
Independent/Muso releases are more likely to sound the way the performers intended - for some genres that will be loud and flat, but in that case its supposed to be that way.
If you want quality, exercise discrimination, and avoid the smelly masses.
Its hipster terrritory but they will never be as uncool as me, no matter how hard they try.
(icon for grey straggly beard)
"- and because this is America, nobody has ever tried to help him overcome the problem or seek treatment "
I thought everyone in the US had a therapist, (except for the ones who dont) and Merkins embraced psykeye-ettry the way asians do herbal medicine.
used to be called stereotyping, current buzzword is unconscious racism?
Of course if someone is being paid to work on an issue, it may not be in their financial interest to FIX that issue...
If they can decree that X vulnerability must be patched, does it mean they can also decree Y vulnerability may NOT be patched ?
There is a wide disconnect between the interests of those exercising power (as distinct from 'running the show'), and the general public.
Otherwise they would have made up something on Flash
Although having to follow the specs link to verify the battery was non removable was a minor annoyance, actually including a link to specs is better than some reviews that only link to marketing ...( need a word for something bright and sparkly that is actually fetid runny shit ). That may be more Samsungs credit than the reviewers.
Losing bezel real-estate seems a negative - my note 4 lives inside an Otterbox case and has survived years of abuse, the missus actually uses 2 Nokia Lumia 1520s because she is constantly breaking the screens and always has one in being fixed (strange woman - actually prefers windows phone)... anyway, i am not seeing how this 'edge' thing is compatible with a good protective case.
Large amounts of west Oz lack recognizable landmarks - even from aerial photos. This is before the landscape is rearranged for mining purposes which is the justification for going there in the first place, and changes the topography much faster than any publication schedule could keep up with.
I have enjoyed recreational map following holidays, but for convenience, productivity and accuracy in an industrial/mining environment,. GNSS is king
or it didnt happen.
My main opportunity to listen to my music is while I am driving. Initially it was to keep me awake on long drives - driving itself provides insufficient stimulation to prevent my brain going into powersaving mode after a short period - and music upped the inputs without distraction (although mechanical noises are no longer noticeable). Commercial radio sets off my idiot-o-meter, seems to be populated by wannabe celebrities trying to launch a TV career - and ads... its almost as bad as the web!
I actually prefer entirely instrumental, or lyrics in a language i dont understand - latest area of interest is Finnish psychedelic black metal.
So its a noisy environment and a fraction off my attention. Lossy mp3 format is entirely adequate.
New music I am getting through bandcamp, who offer a good range of formats to download, but by their nature dont offer older music.
I delete all correspondence asking for money
For a trial of effectiveness, lets impose the restrictions on politicians and senior public servants for a year first.
Sadly, getting their gear nicked or broken isnt a hardship for them, and data theft is business-as-usual for them. Depriving them of technology will probably make the world a better place.
Yes, they produced a fix ..... back in February, according to another Reg article. I can see why they wouldnt release it until they could profit from it, but that doesnt make them in any way decent human beings.
Expect that the next time this situation arises MS will sanitise their metadata a bit better - but otherwise same same..
As has just been demonstrated, NOT teaching them also costs money
Also many Oz government offices, local councils whatever..
Not the sexy, high prestige, celebrity government offices, but the nuts and bolts departments that actually have work to do, and a budget that has to be split between maintaining their garbage truck, providing PPE and shovels to lean on for their workers, and stationery and office equipment - which is probably what they use instead of an IT budget.
Elsewhere referred to as lying
"We may not have hit the nail on the head quite yet, ".... but, by god we've smashed a lot of thumbs.
To assist the prosecution
.. and bullshit drowns all sanity and rational thought
no 'human' spacecraft..
A warning is information, you can proceed as you wish.
blocking access to websites is a different matter entirely, I can see that google would like to do that - for the users good, of course - but I dont think the world is quite ready to accept that. Maybe by Chrome 65...
.. that he switch GPS 'selective availability' back on. This was the degradation of the american GPS signal to non military ground receivers, discontinued by Ronald Reagan.
In his flailing around trying to appear effective, he would probably consider it a good idea to bugger the worlds GPS accuracy.
Of course, it would not be any use. Professional GPS users use Real Time Kinematic or Post Processing to eliminate satellite errors, and there are now multiple different satellite constellations belonging to nations not under Trumps command.
The effect would be felt most by non-tech civilian users, relying on their GPS for road navigation, and commercial/agricultural/industrial users who want to keep their machinery inside their paddock or whatever.
The best thing is it would put him on a collision course with Google..
The Peel remote app is why I wont get a phone without a removable battery.
It could be accidentally activated, even on the lock screen, and after one defective update was putting an invisible layer across the screen which did not accept further input. a few mm at top and bottom werent covered, but everything in the main display was -visible but inaccessable-, including the power off/restart menu. only solution was pulling the battery.
I believe Peel have patched their app,.. I have removed it from my phone, but the capability has been demonstrated.
the victim was Canadian, and one of the foundations of society, is that a government protects its citizen.
Failing to act in the interests of its constituents means its not a government, just a gang of despots.
Some weasel around this by redefining whats "good" for their people, others by being selective as to who it considers citizens.
And Uber is their poster child.
Its enough to make me wish the Microsoft kiss-of-death upon them, except they would make MS even worse before dying - and probably end up running MS.
It has earned notoriety far beyond its userbase by being publicly banned from airplanes, and fails in a spectacular and pyrotechnic fashion (see icon) - or so Im told, not having seen one go up myself.
Guess I am going to have to stick with my Note 4 for now.
I see this as Microsoft trying to protect its market share - by sabotaging education and promoting a larger generation of semi-literate consumers.
Is he up for the chair ?
in areas of shit phone reception and poor network capability?
Presumably its irrelevant as the 'services' you are trying to access are also not going to work, but still.
I have to walk out into the carpark to use my phone, and our office network regularly fails.
There are only two types of people in the world,
The types that are on the list, and the ones who aren't.
Is environmentally imposed quality assurance
make the operating conditions hostile to insecure devices and they will fail to thrive.
In the darwinist 'survival of the fittest' meme, this malware eliminates those 'unfit to live'
I think its a good thing, and there should be more of it, the only drawback is its dependency on central C&C.
“I’d like you to make me a mocha-caramel-hazelnut frappe, with raspberry syrup, whipped cream, and a pinch of nutmeg. Then I’d like you to shove it up your ass and get me a cup of coffee"
Hand-washing is required to be included in the process
An essay on a long duration (weeks to months) flying sky fortress - powered by orbital solar collectors beaming power to collectors on the giant flying wing. Leaving aside why you want a flying fortress if you already have orbital death rays - sometimes you will need to intervene physically and send in the drones prior to burning the place to bedrock...
Anyway, that 80's essay in a sci-fi anthology seems much more technically grounded and feasible than what these guys are talking about.
... in a jar ?
Thats the way to do it, Beat some intelligence into it!
Next step is to compel it to fetch the 'negative reward' object itself.
Of course, any future robot/human genocide can then be justified as "daddy issues"
We are all descendants of thousands of generations of successful breeders, saying the process offends your modern morality is like not only telling the tide not to come in, but not to come in last tuesday.
Education, philosophy, science, technology, all have changed the way humanity interact with their environment, which means choices may be available now which were not valid then. By the same token, those thousands of generations favour responses which are inappropriate in a modern context.
Back in my foolish yoof, i agreed to donate to "The Wilderness Society", who I have since come to realise are rabid anti-development media-whores riding the wave of white suburban guilt, sinking further towards radicalism as they attempt to keep their "brand" differentiated from other charities/green groups.
On the other hand, they do keep me informed of new and upcoming mining and development projects I might be interested in :D
On a positive note, I am relatively happy supporting WaterAid
the desire was to control the central heating using the smart phone
" But the end result: I get a text to go and turn the central heating down..."
when you find a country that will let you do that, form an orderly queue and apply to emigrate there.
.. in anticipation of upcoming lithobraking events
but s splash of spray paint across the visual sensors would seriously mess up one of those bots.
metallic paint would degrade RF sensors too, as something that operates in proximity to the general public it wouldnt be allowed to have 'aggressive' sensors
Its not microsofts job to give you a computer - despite their beliefs otherwise.
Its your job, or your employers, to provide the computer.
microsofts job is to provide a system that lets you use it. Enjoying doing so may not be within the scope.
They seem to have confused their job, with their mission, which would be some HR wankfest version of "take over the world, crush our enemies/competition, and listen to the lamentations of their women"
find a comfy spot between John Wayne and Walt Disney.
(apparently neither were frozen after all, but the legend persists)
1. break legs
2. provide treatment
3. blast into orbit
4. go through complex docking procedure
5. wait around for weeks
7. return to earth in unmanned/unguarded capsule
... only question i have, is how did they get the sharks with frikkin' laser beams up there to perform the euthanisationingninging..
The political seasons can be identified by long periods where they refer to people as 'citizens' and quietly try to ignore them,
interspersed with short periods when they refer to them as 'voters' and shower them with worthless tat, whilst ignoring them.
" then uses a Google-developed model of human vision called “Butteraugli” to figure out "
someone has a sense of humour (college level)
but 27 million should cover the smell.
on the other hand, 100 million isnt enough to deodorise Uber.
says it all, really
My only use of amazon is the kindle store, and the crap they promote should never have been let out into the public sphere.
back in the day of dead-tree books, the costs of production, distribution and promotion, meant that publishers had to quality assess each manuscript and reject the unsellable. Now, kids whose life experience consists of attending college and watching TV are posting multi book series - and Amazon shoves them into your face in some kind of "you may be interested" list, while the good authors I am actually interested in I have to search out manually.
So.. back on topic,
Ban them all,
ban the rest of them too.
Whichever them is plugging political whatever on wherever.
I promise my interest will not be increased.
If i wuz her, I'd be concerned about that 19.9m in equity....
demonstrating the differences in flight performance between golden parachutes and lead balloons.
Best to cash out and make it someone elses problem.
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