Re: Boston Dynamics Scottish Department
The original northern English one is far funnier
793 posts • joined 4 Jul 2008
The original northern English one is far funnier
To Harry Stottle. A wonderful piece of work. Have a thousand upvotes. I had the exact same thoughts about a month or so ago, but I do not have the gumption or the talent to put them together in such a way. Thank you for articulating the concept.
My extension to the idea was to have a central AI which had access to everyone's recordings, and which could 'join the dots' between various experiences of the same situation. If judgement was requested by any of the participants in an incident or dispute, then the AI would reveal the encrypted evidence as required.
I think most people would allow recordings 24/7 because every time an injustice was resolved, the benefits would outweigh any doubts.
A twist in the tale: A Messiah figure who decides from an early age that he wants no further personal recordings. Haven't thought through the implications, yet. Of course, there will be a million EXTERNAL recordings of his actions from other citizens, which could be stitched together by the AI. Unless he lives as a recluse.
"It's emulators all the way down..."
WINE Is Not an Emulator
How very, very true! :)
Rather than £750
"The service has run for years despite deanonymisation attacks by Federal agencies and OTHER hostile parties."
Says it all really. :(
Could I have a 'p' please, Bob?
If you feel that £20 is fair payment for years of free use, then you shouldn't reclaim.
I've paid into the fundraiser for at least the past three years, and I will keep doing so in order to keep it ad-free, if nothing else. It's one of my (if not THE) most used sites on a daily basis.
Best. Dabbsie. Evar.
Several splutters and genuine LOLs will testify.
SG might well be right about the effects of online technology on brain development. But be careful not to suggest that she thinks Wi-Fi itself is a credible threat to anyone's brain development.
SanDisk had a 43nm 4-bits-per-cell (x4) die in production in the noughties.
"There will still be a negative imapct on health"
It's a 95% LESS negative im-ap-ct on health.
Don't normally 'do' online campaigns, but I found this a significant cause. Very few people in my extended family have ever smoked, and neither have I. However, I truly sympathise with those who attempt to quit for good, or who want to continue, whilst reducing the harm of their addiction.
If I could give you 100 upvotes for all your posts on this topic, I would.
Each block in a MLC die can be erased as desired (MLC or SLC) by the firmware on board. Same goes for TLC. It usually makes sense to permanently partition the blocks in such a way that the important stuff (or stuff which is going to be re-written many, many times) is stored in SLC. Whilst it would make more sense to keep this partitioning static, as you say there's nothing in the physics to prevent you doing it dynamically. It's just FAR more difficult to keep track of wear-levelling, etc in the dynamic case, with very little benefit to be gained in real-world use-cases.
"Only the suicidal would actual take one on the road and few of them did it twice."
Sounds like a lucrative (if niche) market.
"As best I can tell the commercial UIs suck on purpose"
What does that even mean? The commercial companies have deliberately set out to make sucky UIs? Why would they do that?
Following on in the same manner:
Harpium, Grouchium, Chicium and Zeppium.
"It is so integrated with Windows, it is practically impossible to not use it."
Bullshit. Just don't use it and you......erm.......not use it.
I have used Windows 7 for yeeears and Windows 10 for a couple of months, and there is nothing which enforces use of OneDrive. Please explain your nebulous assertion.
"I suspect Roq D Kasba is a US based Microsoft apologist."
205 posts would make me suspect that you are a cockwomble, AC. Grow some yarbles and post under your Forum Name so that we can check out YOUR posting history. If you have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!
"Waiter! Bring me the blandest thing on the menu!"
Actually, there are quite a few working in embedded software. Low-powered processors and kilobytes of RAM are still commonplace in that area.
90 90 90 pronounced "neunzig neunzig neunzig" used to mean something quite different in the early days of analogue satellite broadcasting.
You don't have the power to remove anyone from any job. You are a teenager with a small penis.
Lorne sausage and 'a square slice' are one and the same. Even more inexplicable (even less explicable?) is the term "roll in sausage".
A la Monty Python 'Blackmail' sketch, with the 'ransom' demand increasing by the second?
I like your thinking! :)
You mention the DX-7 and ignore the classic CS-80?
A mop of flaws?
Meghan Traynor has a fantastic natural voice. If she ever uses Autotune, it would only be for an obvious effect.
...air gap between anything to do with the mechanics of the vehicle and any form of remotely-accessible computer system.
How f***ing hard can it be?
Sadistics is hugely important if you're applying to be the BOFH or the PFY.
All fingers are digital.
That was the first character after REM, if a REM statement was the first line of BASIC. Before POKEing in a HEX machine code program, you had to make sure you had enough characters after REM to support your Z80 machine code routine(s).
One of the most exciting moments of my teen life was writing a Z80 routine
LD BC, nnnn;
LD HL, mmmm;
10 REM xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (appears as Sinclair-esque nonsense once values POKEd in)
20 PRINT USR 16514
And seeing it produce the expected answer (mmmm + nnnn) on screen! Seriously mind-blowing and I've always wanted to know what was REALLY happening inside every computer (and every high-level language) I've used ever since.
Started with 1K ZX-81, graduated to 16K, then Spectrum, then A500+, and finally threw in the towel and got a PC once they had decent enough graphics and sound to replace the Amiga.
"Now just hold on there, Black Hat Eagle. You wouldn't fire a car driver 'til he'd finished his Texan Bar, would you?"
The Internet of Things with Lethal Values of Momentum
(Ford Pinto icon)
Vyvyan: "My nickers are so old, it's only the stubborn under-stains that are holding them together".
"Eeeeh, our village has been mentioned on t'Register!"
...that's falling with style!
We were driving down to Somerset from Scotland that day for our summer holidays (Scottish schools finish a few weeks before the English ones). My car radio wasn't working due to not having the unlock code. The matrix signs on the M6 read something along the lines of "London closed to traffic. Find alternative route." It wasn't until we got to a service station that we found out what was going on. Once we reached our destination, we put on the evening news and tried to explain to our primary school-aged children what had happened.
Yeah, El Reg missed a trick there by replacing "improbably" in the sub-headline with "unfeasibly".
It's Science (or Speculative, if you prefer) Fiction. It's ALL based on a 'what if?', and the implications on humanity, without the necessity of explaining /how/.
Are these letters in 14-feet font, or 14-point font?
Shark Bait ! Ooh-Ha-Ha !!!
^^ THIS ^^
44,100 upvotes from me.
Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) operates at the same /power/ as normal Bluetooth, but saves /energy/ by operating in infrequent bursts and going dead in between times. Range is identical AFAIK.
In other news:
Ministry of Plenty announces an increase in chocolate rations to 20g.
Huh, the chances of anything coming from Mars1 were a million to one, they said.
....but still he came.
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