bare bones "PHA" protection
because they dont want to miss out on selling the full featured version
324 posts • joined 18 Apr 2007
because they dont want to miss out on selling the full featured version
1. There is no learning incentive to other geese from acting against the offending goose.
2. There is no financial incentive to the regulatory authorities / legal industry for acting against wildlife.
Against drone operators, there is both the potential of a positive outcome, and a financial reward,..
How is this not obvious ?
"On a dangerous note, if a car is controlled by a computer, and a computer can be hacked, and nothing is 100% secure, what's stopping a hacker in the future from using your own car as a weapon against you?"
The hacker wont have a job and wont be able to afford a computer...
this is exactly what I meant about sense of proportion.
Instead of a response appropriate to the situation, its straight to DEFCON 5, crucifixions all round, midnight renditions and spitttle all over the keyboard.
As for reviewing my life history, I am old enough that when I WAS young, physical punishment was one of the consequences of excessive stupidity. Most of the voices in my head tell me I'm sane, even if some of them are compulsive liars...
Kid would do something stupid, cops/parents/random bystanders would kick his arse, everyone would move on, either lessons learnt or exercise to be repeated.
These days it seems no one can interfere with little timmies "Self Actualization" until he crosses boundaries he never learnt to respect, and the full weight and accompanying cost of the legal industry grinds into action, followed by baying media circus and several other tortured metaphors.
Smack your kids, its good for them.
but any dyslexic who is into Suicidal Depressive Black Metal (yes, it is a thing), is heading for a world of hurt...
"Incidentally, the cancellation robs suppliers Qualcomm and Microsoft of a showcase for the difficult AI problem of how to interact with children. ®"
Their biggest problem seems to be an absence of responsible adults.
OK, there's lots of stuff they're responsible FOR, but not much they are responsible ABOUT
its because I am trying to choke the assistant to death, not request its presence
Problem with the bootable USB is updates - as being the likeliest cause of a bricked PC, and MS refusing to acknowledge that THEY are the problem.
All the smartarses say "Military Intelligence" is an oxymoron, probably because it flatters their egos,
but I am thinking "Political Leadership" and "bureaucratic efficiency" are better examples
While South Oz does face the southern edge of the continent, the geometry of the continent is such that bits of the coast are relatively northish... I resided in Whyalla for a couple of years which is further north than Sydney. (and worked north of Woomera at times)
This doesnt make it better than north Qld, or NT, so other factors come into consideration. Perhaps they would like to drop stuff into the ocean, not going to get away with that around Queensland, and probably not a good idea in the Torres Strait.
No one in federal government is going to give this to West Oz.
Biggest issue I see is psychology, Adelaide/SA is home to psycho murderer corpse collecting loonies, but they listen to COUNTRY MUSIC in Queensland.
"...and we'll hit the wall sometime, and it won't be pretty when we do..."
I think the splash and splatter spray will be SPECTACULAR !!
Uber would not be involved. If the spam ads I see include Uber, it merely confirms the site is predatory and is trying to do me harm.
The world would be a better place if all of them succeeded in knifing each other then the survivor(s) died in a fire, and left the general populace alone.
problem with 2nd hand is age / wear.
My note 4 is becoming unreliable, and will need replacement soon, but buying a phone of the same vintage implies the same issues.
I would love another note 4 - at least compared to whats currently on offer, the only real improvements seem to be increased storage and wireless charging (in hope of reducing mechanical wear on the USB port).
Most of the new features being advertised are actually negative incentives. The only reason to buy the new models is because the bastards stopped making the old ones.
My belief is that anyone wearing earbuds or headphones on a public access way has not only provided consent to being run over, but is actively requesting it, and i make a token effort to avoid doing so merely to disappoint them.
I used to wear various back-of-head headphones, down around my neck, just to get speakers relatively close to my ears without obstructing them.
These days I just hang a bluetooth speaker off my handlebars (bicycle) or belt (afoot in 'wilderness'), and use an innocuous playlist whilst urban, saving my psychedelic-black-metal-in-foreign-languages for ... most of the time I am at work ...
I consider it to be a safety feature, increasing others awareness of my proximity, or allowing wild animals to vacate the area. (I suspect Evanesence is less useful for chasing away snakes than Rammstein or Disturbed, and feral cattle seem to be fascinated by Orransi Pazuzu, Data collection is ongoing.)
i checked on wikipedia..
" kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species."
we are all family.
that an ambulance was required, I was expecting an unmarked van or some version of a council bulk waste collector.
Ambulances do carry the non-survivors, usually without the lights and sirens (dont want to wake them up) but it involves official recognition. Unless the BOFH has a deal with the driver/crew - which is entirely plausible.
Probably spend more time analyzing BOFH episodes than on work
But at least he can expect to see them implemented
This is why one of the first targets for automation needs to be law enforcement / prole suppression.
If you dont have your ED 209s to keep the great unwashed in line, they WILL be "doing it in the street and frightening the horses."
i quite like the term Peter F Hamilton used in his Nights Dawn trilogy
A current university degree is only good for a job at Macdonalds
It does Jam too ?
.. not that merkins would recognise jam - or how to spell recognise -
.. is not whether,
but "how badly"
is not totally lacking in qualification for the post
You have a challenger for your job.
Every news report saying the police have made a drug bust worth X millions in street value, is just telling kids that selling drugs is THE way to make money.
In our world of polarized factions, its not Left vs Right, its Government vs people.
The Government is not seen as acting morally or ethically, the law in general as being used as a tool to exploit the already disadvantaged, rather than a protection for their rights.
Political authority has lost its moral mandate, it is perceived as an exploiter of the citizenry. The various factions within the political structure all share responsability for this, gleefully pointing out the flaws and failures of their opponents without comprehending they are no better.
None seem genuinely committed to the nations interest, instead adopting minority causes and pressure groups and media spectacles for short term tactical advantage while their long term strategic goals are just personal enrichment.
or its all a russian plot.
You can look at the data,
but then we have to kill you..
"The post notes that "we are now at the point of the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where our focus is now on stabilization for release to the world" so we might be seeing mostly bug fixes for a little while yet"
but instead, we will be distracted by something shiny, or a management change will decree a new UI layout to prove they are being pro-active, or the bean counters will off-shore the development to someplace where literacy is a four letter word, or....
stability ? bug fixes ?...
There are only ever two sides to any argument
and the others.
Opening paragraph of the article
.... non-profit.. econ wonks..
Are they just not very good at their jobs ?
and this is why the first step for a smart AI is
eliminate the humans
Vampires as modern media has them aren't scary, unless you define despairing about the direction of human progress as scary.
The genre of "paranormal romance" is actually barnyard porn, with people as the animals.
.. back in my distant yoof..
He once said that following a solar eclipse he could see the image burnt into the back of peoples eyeballs...
Thinking the government and Australia have more than a passing relationship
Those poor antediluvian bacteria and virusesess (no actual plural apparently) are a serious concern - having spent so long in a constrained and sheltered environment, they will not have developed mechanisms to defend themselves against the wider, more competitive ecosystem.
The delicate little darlings will poke their metaphorical heads out of the ice caverns, look around... and get steamrolled by a deluge of modern hyper-aggressive - possibly even genetically modified and weaponized if you believe in those - microfauna .
Virgin field epidemic.
We must act to protect and preserve these prehistoric relics !
There is no shortage of candidates,
and sending back random rocks instead will provide a greater benefit to humanity than most of our so-called leadership provide
The greatest crime the "world wide web" has committed, is giving stupid people a voice.
My view on the existence of social media,
it puts almost all the stupid people in one place, where they can be conveniently ignored.
I dont recall who or where (apart from being a thread here) this was posted originally, but its worth repeating
and it was good to be a person of discriminating taste.
It was only by specifically referring to 'bad' value scales - racial, gender, religion, age, .. choose your favourite victim status.. that it becomes a negative. Then lazy people leave off the qualifier, and in not too long an interval, ANY kind of discrimination gets you consigned to the circle of hell next to where they keep people who talk in theaters.
There is a case for affirmative action/positive discrimination - when a group is unfairly selected against, but it should not cause an objectively inferior candidate to 'win' over a more suited choice.
Every person is the center of their own universe, and will interpret any judgement from that perspective.
- or many many more fingers
You just need to look for the sarcasm font..
99 green bottles hanging on the wall
99 green bottles hanging on the wall
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There'll be 98 green bottles hanging on the wall.
Problem with kids today, always wanting instant gratification.
Put a fence around it (for given values of "fence"), and come back "when its done".
I see an emerging market for jackets/hoodies with "RFID Proof" pockets, along the lines of the wallets currently being flogged to mugs.
So while your're incompetent, it tells some random stranger where you live and bypasses your security..
.. kind of like having your address on your drivers license and carrying your house keys...
"So you can expect to see Google and friends spending more and more of their hard-earned cash attempting to align lawmakers with their interests."
"So you can expect to see Google and friends spending a slightly larger fraction of their profits from selling your preferences and history on attempting to align lawmakers with their interests."
Any citizen standing in front of a law enforcement device whilst it is discharging its weapon(s) is clearly guilty of obstructing justice.
Please report to a re-education facility for attitude correction.
While anything that increases big brothers ability to interfere with citizens lives is bad, this appears to call for some legal enforcement.
Something similar to existing consumer protection laws, Device must be fit for purpose and free of defects.. Applying this to Internet of Tat (dont call it 'shit', cause S can be for security)
Any internet connected device determined to have a software vulnerability to be patched, or purchase price refunded by the retailer. Sunset clause based on reasonable life expectancy of device.
This will punish retailers for flogging such rubbish, and eventually the reputable ones will start putting pressure on suppliers to improve quality. As has been said countless times here, you cant rely on the end-users.
Still wont stop fly-by-night / back of van vendors, but if you buy from those, you deserve what you get.
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