It would be interesting to know what predicted advance in SSD manufacturing technology they are expecting will reduce costs over this time period.
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It would be interesting to know what predicted advance in SSD manufacturing technology they are expecting will reduce costs over this time period.
Does this or any other "octocore" phone actually use 8 cores simultaneously, or are they all of the big.little kind (switching between 4 high performance + 4 low power cores)?
Also why is 6G the favoured amount of RAM, rather than a regular 4G or even 8G? I'm guessing that 99% of apps out there will run just fine on a phone with only 2 cores and 1-2G memory. Apple have managed with only 1G on their retina display devices so that can't be the reason.
Windows XP is still functional as an offline Operating System, but anyone continuing to use it beyond EOL support cannot expect to remain safe online. The reality is that hackers are constantly scanning for vulnerable computers, so no device without the latest updates is safe online. Even with the latest updates your device is still vulnerable to zero-day exploits.
Rather the onus should be that anyone responsible for a critical online computer system should ensure it remains updated and fully patched, just as the driver of a vehicle that is driven on public roads is responsible for getting it serviced. Frankly anyone administering a network with Win XP machines should have configured the network to block all internet packets to/from those machines, so thay can only access local network resources.
Zero evidence presented + unfounded claims by a politician = it must be true (!)
The right to express opinions with which other people disagree is a fundamental right of a free society. As many have predicted, it seems that censorship laws are to be expanded, limiting the free expression of hatred, because our politicians find it easier to submit to lobbying than upholding principles.
The linked report explicitly mentions "Antisemitic hate crime" and indeed earlier this year Theresa May adopted a new definition of anti-semitism into British law, yet any law which grants special recognition or rights to one group is discriminatory. In my opinion, if any group should be granted special recognition and protection in law, it should be the indiginous / first-nation British people who have no homeland elsewhere to flee. If Jews believe they should be entitled to special recognition, perhaps they should lead by example, by granting equivalent recognition and rights to minority groups in Israel.
The UK will also have to withdraw from the UN convention on the reduction of statelessness
Why so? Doesn't every citizen of the EU have citizenship of at least one EU member state / nation?
Isn't the agreement that EU citizens have freedom of movement contingent on them having citizenship of an EU state? For instance, people working / visiting the UK from outside the EU still need a visa to travel to other EU states.
If someone chooses to renounce their national citizenship, how can they remain an EU citizen without becoming a citizen of another EU state?
Great idea ... except the SMART data will need to be part of the mechanical drive and not the controller board. Otherwise you could replace the controller board on a drive that's been running 24/7 for a couple of years and sell it as an "unused" drive.
Totally! Who cares if someone who doesn't live here makes our laws?
Let's ask for a trade deal where the Premier of China gets to veto our laws for 0.5% off all Chinese goods.
Because EU-re worth it!
The majority of cheap sd cards on ebay are fake, and will result in countless millions of people losing their irreplaceable holiday photos / school work / college dissertations etc. just so that someone can make a quick buck. Not to mention the number of shoddy "made for ebay" products which fail the second time you use them.
Ebay's feedback system is the cause, as most people leave "Excellent A+++, recommended seller. Will buy again" the moment an item arrives or appears to work when they first try it. Instead they should adopt a feedback system when you can mark an item as received, but can flag an item as poor quality any time later. This would allow dodgy products and/or disreputable sellers to be identified and avoided.
Savvy buyers ought to at least have a way to warn other buyers of poor quality, even if the majority / consensus wish to continue buying cheap fake / inferior goods.
How can Apple be innovative without using their Imagination?
Part of the role of journalists is to critically analyse the facts rather than to just parrot information they are presented with. If you would only attack this report with the same gusto as if it were an Apple product.
Acquiescence is silently condoning their claims which are encouraging a rift in international relations. Being critical makes you pro-truth not pro-Russian. The Russians (government not people) are equally guilty of deception, from evidently fake MH370 satellite photos to bloodless "assassinations" of ambassadors.
What a ridiculous law! If this had been in the headlines sooner there would have been time to co-ordinate a legal protest in the public interest. I can't see how anyone representing the public could have passed such an obtrusive law - our internet history should be considered private information except what you choose to share.
What's to stop someone buying this data and publishing it for all to see? If everyone could see their neighbour's internet history that would surely wake people up to demand their privacy. Any ISP that promises not to share your internet history without charging a premium will corner the market. But I guess not everyone has a choice of ISP.
Most countries in which Uber operates have laws to regulate their markets, they are not anarchic. Whether people agree with their local law enforcement and consider their actions to always be in the right is another matter. Vice versa the actions of some companies may be lawful but not necessarily moral.
ARM chip designs are used in ... 10 per cent of its tablets...
So which CPU do the other 90% of tablets use?
Nielsen data suggests the entirety of US TV has a daily viewership of around 1.25 billion hours
1.25 beellion / 325 m USA-ians (not all of whom watch TV) = 3 hours 50 minutes daily!
Does anyone believe they have so much free time to watch TV, plus engage in the other distractions / recreational activities + work + sleep ?
So are you advocating the fate of a country is decided solely by outsiders who must have unrestricted freedom to move there? Those living there who built, contributed and defended their country have no right to decide what their country is to become?
Must we never question the immigrant or the coloniser? Why effort did they make to positively change their homeland before they decided they had to leave? How will they / do they intend to change the country they are moving to? Is there not a trade-off between the interests of the immigrant and the resident population? A trade takes place when both parties benefit, why not the same for immigration?
Should the resident population of a country be free to decide their future, or must the immigration criteria for all countries be restricted to economic reasons only? Is the only legitimate ideal for a nation to be greater prosperity? What happens when everyone in a nation is content with their level of prosperity? If different people have different ideals, should they not divide into nations that reflect their different ideals?
If Windows 10 gets too many updates, what about Windows 10 Mobile?
If they only release major updates to non fast-ring users, does that mean Windows 10 Mobile is open to all the recent exploits which have been patched in it's bigger brother?
Having all that on-board is a lot more practical for developing / interacting with, but I hope they keep the original zero (1.3) going for embedded tasks. Maybe next birthday it will come with ARMv7+ and more memory if they can cram the ICs onto that tiny board?
The naming conventions could get confusing, I'd call it the zero-two or zero-three etc.
The idea that someone has to maintain their car (including software) properly is just extending the MOT process to include software and patching.
Wrong analogy. Software does not degrade through use like hardware. Network connected devices need software updates to guard against network-borne attacks. Non-networked devices only need software updates to fix bugs that affect their operation (or changes to their operating environment).
If software updates are legally required for non-networked devices, that would be a legal admission that the old code was not fit for purpose - the software equivalent of a product recall. In this case, the software vendor would then become liable for past accidents involving vehicles that ran the old code. To avoid such liability, the software vendor cannot admit that the old code is unsafe, just less efficient or less functional.
If vehicles had to run the latest code by law, your car would not allow you to start a journey until it had checked for updates. Also it would have to maintain constant network access while driving to stay up to date. The moment a bug is reported in the code, to avoid liability they would have to transmit a network message to halt all vehicles until a fix has been produced, and downloaded to your vehicle.
To maximise road safety, computers must control the whole environment - i.e. human drivers, cyclists, and maybe pedestrians are prevented from using the road. To attain this they may use soft methods like artificially increased insurance premiums for human drivers, despite there being no inherent reason why human drivers should be more dangerous (write off more value + cause more injuries / fatalities) than than at present. A free market for insurers would keep premiums for human drivers comparable to what they are now.
However when accidents occur between human drivers v self-driving vehicles, drivers will be in opposition with corporate lawyers so are more likely to lose legal cases. That said, corporate lawyers may deliberately accept liability at first to win public support, then turn up the pressure when there are few human drivers left on the road.
If most of your customer base are in developed economies but most of your cost base (employees) are in developing (offshore) economies, then your business is acting as a drain on developed economies and a boost to developing economies. Hence it should come as no surprise that your existing customers have less money to spend. If growth is desired, perhaps it's time to seek out new customers in developing economies?
On a side note, do photos of senior management generally look less flattering when accompanying poor financial results?
Another possibility could be the computation required to complete the Human Genome Project.
However a unit should ideally be a determinate amount of processing as opposed to a expected / estimated amount of processing that usually applies to code-cracking algorithms.
I propose that this house agree on the need to establish a definitively quantifiable unit of elapsed processing that is not time or cost based, and to adopt said unit henceforth.
Should they? You claim their responsibility is to uphold truth - is that just your opinion or can you cite some evidence to support your statement? Where does the profit motive feature in their relative list of priorities?
humans will need to merge themselves with machines, lest they are replaced by them
If machines out-class humans, but they receive no compensation, then the cost of buying their products and services will fall. As our cost of living falls, we wont have to work as much, so the remaining human-jobs can be shared out, giving us all more free time. The age of retirement should start to fall and we can all enjoy more of our lives doing what we want to do, rather than what someone-who-has-more-money-than-us wants us to do. Eventually no one will have to work and we wont need money.
The idea that humans will become obsolete assumes there is a need for ever more work to be done, but human need is the motive for work, so when our needs are met we wont have to work. The only reason this wont happen is if a few greedy people demand to control how everyone else spends their time, by continuing to use money to limit access to resources that should be in abundance / or intentionally destroying them through conflict.
You can often tell the origins by the language of comments embedded in the attack code
Gosh, so the real attacker would never think of impersonating the language / localisation of the nation / target they are attempting to frame?
I have not forgiven whoever it was that removed the model from the roundabout at the end of the Heathrow-M4 spur and replaced it with some modern tat
'tis now the gate guardian at Brooklands (where they also have a full-size one).
Use the gravity of a moon to assist / resist?
... the planet or the chocolate? I wasn't sure from the picture.
Spelling mistakes... check.
Couldn't be bothered to read/comprehend the thing their railing about.... check
Insisting that their ignorant strawman viewpoint is just as deserving of consideration as one that has been well thought out and considered... check
Remember who started the petition after the Brexit vote? This petition could well have been created by false-opposition to reinforce their own sterotypes and divert from valid arguments. There was an attempt to submit another petition but it was rejected as a duplicate (though technically it was not).
The list of countries facing immigration restrictions looks more like those least co-operative with the US, rather than where most terrorists come from.
Trump -who is basically torturing innocent travellers based on their birthplace and/or religion. This based on events 15 years ago
"Torturing" - no, people have just grown accustomed to the privilege of travelling freely to the US.
Most of the alleged terrorists on 9/11 were from Saudi Arabia which is NOT on the list! Neither did the US invade Saudi Arabia after the 9/11 attacks. Strange that.
Just globalist propaganda for paranoid unthinking sheeple.
Comments about expanding the nuclear arsenal are just that - comments. In reality WW3 has been averted by Trump seeking improved relations with Russia and a joint plan to defeat ISIS, as opposed to Hillary's no fly zone over Syria which would certainly have brought the US and Russia to a military stand-off.
Climate change has been mixed in to maintain ambiguity and deniability to avoid committing to any measurable facts (i.e.Science).
$500m for 300 companies sounds cheap. What does it say about wealthy Chinese investors that they'd rather invest in a declining Western market than in the growing Chinese market? If they're hedging their investments, are rich westerners also hedging by investing in China?
We never get to hear how the former owner(s) of IDG will spend their money. To be willing to sell, they must believe there are a better investments elsewhere. Print publishing is in decline in developed countries, and there are no barriers to entry for anyone wanting to try their hand at online tech journalism.
At least the people developing this technology can sleep soundly at night knowing that those using it will always be the "good guys" and those on the receiving end will be the "bad guys".
They can rest assured that these weapons could never fall into "enemy hands", be used against civilians in a civil war, against thought criminals in an ideological confrontation, against the vulnerable deceived by controlled opposition or patsies framed by covert agents.
When looking for the "evil-doers", we need to look everywhere and not just where we are told to look.
Mariana seems to be confusing the innovator who created the idea with who owns the intellectual property rights. The Soviet Union owned Tetris but they acknowledged that Alexey Pajitnov invented it.
States and corporations represent the people who own them: shareholders or taxpayers respectively. Funding innovation gives you ownership rights but doesn't make you the innovator.
double-posting here (tut-tut)...
Then the iGlass 2 would have a self facing camera built in (on the end of an array of optical fibres with micro-size lenses shaped to counter the distortion from being so close to your face) so it can do Facetime hands-free. The software would use face recognition technology to blot out the background, combined with background-noise cancelling audio to guarantee your privacy wherever you use it.
.. now where's my $100 million share options?
FA new since the big man popped his clogs
Apple don't have revolutionary ideas, but they're good at stealing ideas and refining them into products.
Maybe they should give augmented reality a try : the iGlass could combine a blue-tooth headset with an iOS HUD. A future iWatch could house the CPU and motion-sensor controls, ushering in the post- mobile phone era. Picture the keynote demo conversing with Siri : "You're the Apple of my eye" "iEye cap'n Cook"!
Is there an agreed standard on what is ethical? As explained earlier in this thread, people often hold self-contradictory ethical views without realising it.
Historically a nation is a local population who defend an exclusive territory to provide for their current and future needs. A nation guarantees a distinct people a future place in the world, and independence, regardless of their wealth or material aspirations.
In modern America, Americans have no say over who can become American or indeed whether anyone else should have that right. Current politically-correct laws and globalist ethics / propaganda side with immigrants. Americans have no say over who can colonise their country, and consequently the future face of their nation, despite being the people who have historically invested in and defended their nation.
Is it unethical if a current majority within a country are opposed to being displaced, such as America's present Christian majority being replaced by Muslims in coming decades? Should larger populations in global terms have an assumed right to displace smaller populations who are presently a majority in their own countries? Should the wealthiest be able to acquire ever more property from those poorer than them? A nation defended remains the collective property of a population and guarantees freedom from slavery by a wealthy elite, or dispossession by outsiders.
Truth is truth and lies are lies wherever they originate.
Another article quoting Julian Assange and Craig Murray:
Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, who is a close associate of Assange, called the CIA claims “bullshit”, adding: “They are absolutely making it up.”
“I know who leaked them,” Murray said. “I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.
“If what the CIA are saying is true, and the CIA’s statement refers to people who are known to be linked to the Russian state, they would have arrested someone if it was someone inside the United States.
“America has not been shy about arresting whistleblowers and it’s not been shy about extraditing hackers. They plainly have no knowledge whatsoever.”
So we can all rest assured that the new "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” and "fake-news" filtering wont be mis-used to cover inconvenient truths.
That was certainly the most upper crust pie I've ever seen.
All TBTB have to do to introduce soft censorship is plant some fake news stories of their own. So be very suspicious - demand Hillary explain exactly which "fake news" she means so we can trace their origin.
Secondly - what is a clear definition of "fake news" as opposed to "false news" (which the MSM is full of when it parrots news from one source). If fake news is defined as intentionally false (like satire), then will fake-news censorship permit unintentionally false news or cases where the facts are in dispute? How can you tell if news is deliberately false?
Often the first reporter on a scene will report what they or others witness, but these "facts" are later "corrected" with what we are told to believe. The original news story is then false. The facts concerning many events like acts of terrorism or the downing of MH17 often remain in dispute - so will "fake news" filtering block alternative news articles that cover events from a different perspective?
Regardless of whether you believe in human induced climate change causing runaway global warming, consistent data collection is essential just to monitor natural climate change. They should consider very carefully what information to collect and not make some rash decision. If budgets are threatened, perhaps funding can be shared with other institutions? California seems to have money to spare.
@ A/C 1
You don't get to "believe" in science or not. It's not a fucking belief system, like politics or religion.
Science is an unbiased search for truth based on evidence, always open to new ideas. But most modern scientific research is funded by governments and corporations so the areas of research are directed by the motives of people with political agendas or the self-interest of a wealthy few. Working scientists depend on this funding for their living so are disinclined to oppose those funding their research. Surveys of scientific opinion can be easily biased using techniques like loaded questions, limited choice answers, ignoring responses that don't answer certain questions etc. to present a false impression of scientific consensus. If climate change was established Science they wouldn't need to conduct any surveys. Science-ism is when an agenda is presented as scientific, when it isn't established Science.
The few who speak out are usually those who are no longer dependent on this centralised funding. Here Johnny Ball presents a viewpoint which is opposed to the climate change fear being pushed through the education system.
When cheap disposable PCs / tablets can be had for little more than £100 it would make sense to let local trusts buy their own PCs strictly for internet access while all internal systems run on separate hardware which never touches the internet so doesn't have to be continually upgraded.
'hate' is rather overused, but in the case of the Daily Heil, I think 'hate' is a mild word. The foul acidic, lying bile that spews out of the Mail can't be described any other way
It's not my intention to defend the DM, but when I look at it I just see an unexceptional but top-selling paper targeted at a particular segment of the population. It's news stories seem distinctly ordinary to me, with the odd alarmist story for sensationalism. I can think of many things more deserving of being labelled "hate", for example the endless commenters spreading their seemingly unjustified hatred towards the DM on these forums. I guess everyone has to have their own oppositional 'hate' target to validate the moral righteousness of their own opinion, though it be a fictional construct of their own mind.
then what's the right word to use for a 'newspaper' which goes to absurd lengths to vilify people whose only sin is to have been born on a patch of land across a body of water?
Are you sure they vilify all foreigners just for being foreign, or do they justifiably vilify people who are harming the future of our country?
Illegal immigrants (who by definition have no right to come here) but arrogantly assume they can, should rightly be called imperialist invaders / occupiers who disrespect that our ancestors fought for our respective countries and not for the rights of others to take our country from us. Most foreigners respect our independence but a few (like the EU) want to dictate our laws and undermine our country.
We've started wars against whole nations of people who never invaded us (but our government just invent a reason to fight them), so when people do invade our country, we are entirely justified to be angry and want to defend our country. This isn't "hate" it's righteous defiance.
So the government had a choice, keep a load of scrap iron afloat for dubious propaganda purposes at a high cost, or flog it off and be done with it
It wasn't scrap iron before they spent a lot of money removing various systems. It was a functioning warship which could have been kept in reserve at minimal cost until it's replacement ships were commissioned. Historically foreign nations have bought our old ships and kept them operational for decades, so there's plenty of life left in them.
If the majority of the country disagrees with you, perhaps the problem is with you, not them
Perhaps. The proof is in whether their views are founded on facts and reason. Often the majority are opinionated but not well informed and not capable of good reasoning - hence democracy can result in poor decision making.
Brexit means Brex... hang on
Brexit was democratic - we had a referendum. The snooper's charter is not. They know that if they gave us a referendum the electorate would never ask for more surveillance and less freedom - which is why we are never consulted, and our representatives vote the way they are told.
If those in authority think the public cannot be trusted they deny us our freedoms, which empowers them and dis-empowers us. Yet we are all fallible so the public have no reason to trust authority with greater powers - the more they attempt to take power away from us the greater the incentive for us to take it back.
... but the UI of Windows 10 Mobile is almost identical to Windows Phone 8.1.
Has anyone who's criticising it actually used it?
I think you must be confusing USB 3 with 3.1 (or C connectors ?). My motherboard is from circa 2010 and has blue SuperSpeed USB3 ports.
The computer may not be biased, but how do we know that the reason these people became criminals wasn't due to them be treated subtly differently by the rest of society based on existing prejudice?
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