If face recognition lets me into a country then why can't it be used for dropping backs. Surely the same system. Put your passport into a reader. Look at the camera. Wait for green light and place your bags in the carousel. Red light means you wait for an assistant.
78 posts • joined 13 Jan 2009
Re: IBM == Indian Bollywood Movies
Actually i don't get it.
Seems such a random connection.
Are you saying IBM a tech company is actually making Indian movies or employing Bollywood actors?
Also why 'indian' Bollywood movies? Is this to differentiate from the Iranian Bollywood movies or the Indonesian Bollywood movies or perhaps the Iraqi Bollywood movies?
You sir are a complete ...,...
We measure time as data......
It's 30mb past 8. I need to get to work....
Re: Security Theatre
Surely that means you need an assembled bomb in the hold. I would think an assembled bomb is more likely to be detected via x-rays etc than one that needs to be put together in the cabin.
Hence luggage in the hold is likely to be safer as the detection rate is better.
Dunno maybe I'm putting too much faith in airport security.
Re: Checked in luggage
Simple. Have you seen how checked in luggage is handled once it's out of sight? It's thrown about all over the place by the ground. If there's a bomb in there then it will explode enroute to the plane while on the ground and not in the plane itself.
We all think it's because the ground crews are pricks but really it's an added security check.
I don't think anyone is asking for content to be removed. They just don't want their ads next to a video of a jihadist lunatic because the odd click on those ads generates a bit of revenue for those nutters.
It's not about censorship. It's about not wanting to be associated with those pricks.
Re: Re : I wonder where the scammers got hold of their client telephone numbers from.. India?
Yeah those less civilised countries that can that put up over 100 satellites in a single launch...Who needs em?
Re: CAPS LOCK
It's not big NOR clever.
Re: What about Brunel? (and dozens of others)
Being not dead seems a reasonable measure of success ;)
I could draw you a diagram with my other hand if you like.
Thought I'd try and support them by downloading their mobile app and switch to using that instead of Google's app.
Unbelievable that in the 10 years they've been crying foul they, haven't designed a mobile app. 90% of my mapping stuff happens on my phone.
When things were going well they should have invested in their business. When things started to go bad they should have invested in their business. When things went to pot they should have tried to at least keep pace with their competitors.
I have no sympathy for them just as I have none for taxi drivers bitching about Uber.
EVERYTHING is better with Bluetooth.
Re: Dunno, Man
With that kind of track record perhaps it's you that's the problem and not the technology?
Re: Evidence it was the Russians what dunnit
Genocide != Infantcide
Game of shite. Winter is coming.
Game of shite. Winter is coming.
Game of shite. Winter is coming.
Re: Alternative vehicles
You've never used Uber.
My experience around the US, UK, Europe and Mexico has been a free bottle of water. Access to all sorts of charging cable for your device and even free sweets in the door wells.
Re: slight of hand
One problem might be that that is several orders of magnitude less than what they paid. :)
Re: One Way Traffic
Why would that be a worrying precedent?. The law is the law in the country that's made them whether you agree with them or not. So if for example I defaced a religious website hosted in 'whereveristan' with pictures of pigs or images of the prophet doing the naughty with an animal then yes I would expect to be extradited and tried under Sharia law. Just because there's another word in front of the word 'law' doesnt make it any less valid. Having said that I would hope my own government would prevent the extradition on the grounds that the expected punishment for a guilty verdict doesn't fit the crime.
Just like they're doing for that Laurie Love chap. Oh wait... Damn.
I'd love to reside in your ivory tower.
Meanwhile back on planet earth Samsung is navigating the myriad of local and international consumer laws the best it can.
I think the only truly negative thing you can say about them is that they took too long to react when the problem first appeared and we're too quick to say they had identified the cause of the fault.
However once they got their thumbs out of their collective arses I think they did and are doing everything they're legally allowed to do.
How does kicking a thief in the testes make the victim a bully?
Re: Meter reader requires slightly more training
Sure but can they install or exchange Meters? Are they certified gas and electricity engineers ? No? Well many meter readers have to be because reading meters is just part of their job.
Re: No, thank you.
Saving of 3 quid in monetary terms by your delivery van analogy which is not quite correct since a Meter reader requires slightly more training because unlike in your blinkered world some Meter readers will be qualified to do more than just read your meter and therefore costs more to employ but I'll go with 3 quid for now.
Also a saving in terms of reduced CO2 and other crap from his vehicle by not needing to come to my house for such a trivial job. A nominal saving in terms of slightly fewer cars on the road.
A saving in my time in the sense I don't need to be at home to have my Meter read.
A saving in my time in not having to phone or email a correct reading when a home visit hasn't been made in over 2 years. There are probably other minor savings.
Re: I'm off bargain hunting
Why? Issue doesn't affect S7s. It affects Note 7s.
Re: "I asked for a car...
These days there's not much of a difference. With the amount of tech in cars now they're basically computers with 4 wheels.
Re: A seriously souped-up V8?
2/3 the speed of light?
You get the best cup of tea when you pour on boiling water or water with a temperature of at least 96 degrees C. Adding milk first will not allow the tea to come in contact with boiling water so you'll get a crappy cuppa.
On the other hand coffee should be made with water at less than 96 degrees which is why you get a good cup off coffee if you add the milk first.
Re: "We will determine our own paths powered by our technology"
hmmm. India have sent a successful mission to Mars. The UK sent a mission to Mars too a few years ago. I believe they've only just found the wreckage.
Not sure what your experience of Indian code shops is but the UK's experience of their in-house code shops is spread out over a sizable portion of Mars.
Re: revenge porn
yes for revenge porn they would need to be erotic.
good god! parkhd.
That's a blast from the past (I think).
I have Alzheimer's so had to log onto my LinkedIn profile to check my age.
damn I'm old....
Re: You ruled those land
oh shut up.
The last thing you do is turn down customers, the customers go elsewhere and remember that your company is a arse and don't shop there.
Correct. I went elsewhere and won't look at them again. Screw 'em; Not that they'll miss a couple of hundred quid from little old me.
For all the Nay Sayers... BYOB
Bring Your Own Banana
Re: A country that can't afford
You couldn't make it up? You just did.
Re: AID !!
Fair enough you're technically correct but is it really 'aid' when the country in question doesn't want it. More like a forced gift to make the gift giver feel good about themselves.
India had said for about 4 or 5 years now that they don't want the cash as they don't need it. It's a matter of pride. My sister brought over a hamper of food a few years ago when I was out of work. The 'aid' although well intentioned wasn't wanted and made me feel inadequate. I politely declined it.
Re: AID !!
So predictable. If this were an episode of Qi then there would be a massive sign showing the phrase 'and yet we give them aid' along with a loud klaxon going off
I've been honey dicked
After watching the film last night I have a feeling I may have been honey dicked.
do the mother and daughter
Make use of other 'public' WiFi hotspots that originate from within other peoples homes?.
If I were Comcast I'd look at their account history to see how often they've done that.
Should still be an opt-in but I suspect they make use of that service themselves when out and about.
Went to a 2 Vodafone stores in coventry yesterday. Was saturated. Staff couldn't cope. They were taking names like in a restaurant. Waiting time was around 20 minutes to see a sales rep.
Oh dear. Another prick.
perhaps it was deliberate
As a reaction to the Ukrainian situation. Russia has already said they won't be buying food from the EU for the next 12 months. Now they mess up two satellites...
Re: take the moral high ground
Interesting use of the phrase 'we'll just have to rinse and repeat as required.'
Easy to say when you're not the one doing the rinsing or repeating.
Re: Demons, Drugs and Genius
Well fucking said mate!
Re: Or for that matter
No you can't. You've clearly never been there. Try dropping a brown in the lobby of the Hilton Doubletree in Delhi and see what happens.
You've won this weeks prize for most predictable post in response to a positive story coming from India.
>> Now how about offering schooling to every child
It's work in progress. To do this they need money. To get money they need a strong economy. To get a strong economy they need a good technological infrastructure to sell their services to countries that need them.
One of the ways they can achieve this is to build and/or launch their own satellites and prove to the world that they are every bit as competent in this area as the US or China or Russia. The money and expertise that this generates gets fed back into the Country.
>> reducing the poverty in your country
To what ?
In 2005 there were an estimated 400 million people in poverty (approx 37%).
In 1994 there were 45% in poverty
In 2013 there were 269 million (approx 22%).
Clearly poverty is reducing in India.
I believe they've met your criteria since you didn't bother to state what an acceptable level was.
Compare that to the UK where approx 15% are in poverty and the levels have actually increased by 1% between 1994 and 2012.
Sure in terms of people India has more people in poverty but they are actively working to reduce it.
To reduce poverty they need to get money. To get money ... Oh I've already said all that.
>> get rid of the racist caste system
It's not racist. They are all Hindus in the caste system. Sure it's not fair but what the heck has that got to do with you and what's the link between that and satellites ?. How will abolishing one help the other?
Meethinks it's simply the fact that as a nation they are progressing in leaps about bounds with regards to technology that's really bugging you. It's the fact that India can launch things into space while the UK can at best build a high speed railway that's really pissing you off I think.
That's a typical comment from people who don't fully understand how all this stuff works. Tesco (and others) have multi-dimensional traveling salesman problems. It's not just about distance but also time slots, lateness, overtime, weight and sometimes volume of goods on the vans, length of time perishable goods can remain on a vehicle, chilled goods, frozen goods, drive time limits etc. The Tesco scheduling system is highly configurable. They can get almost any desired behaviour from it.
In order to get your delivery and everyone else's delivery on time, their system is compelled to do exactly what you described. Making a delivery too early is sometimes as bad as making it too late because the customer may not be at home 5 minutes before their stated time slot. Imagine if they had knocked on your door 15 minutes early and you weren't in. Your subsequent complaint would be as valid as if they had knocked on your door 15 minutes late.
Customer satisfaction is extremely important to Tesco hence they are willing to sacrifice a little efficiency so that you get your bread on time otherwise they would have continued to offer AM/PM type slots as they did a few years ago. The reason the vehicle drove off elsewhere after delivering your neighbours goods would have almost certainly have been to ensure that the other deliveries were done on time and that yours was not done too early. Also your house may well have been on the vehicle's route back to depot. i.e they probably had to go past your house anyway so they may not have had such an inefficient route as you seem to think. I've seen the Tesco operation in action and it is extremely impressive what they do and how they do it. (I don't work for Tesco by the way).
Also you are correct. If you could sync your deliveries with your neighbour then you (or perhaps just one of you) may even get cheaper delivery options.
just a single email?
Forget the content of emails for a moment. Is the NSA saying that in all the time Snowdon worked for them he only ever sent a single email? No emails arranging to meet up with a colleague for a drink or discussing a sports results or anything trivial? Or is the NSA saying that the one email they released is the closest they have to him raising any concerns?
Re: worth watching
'A fairly simple device that actually performs well on voice calls and has a slide out keyboard for exchanging texts with my son at University is all I have needed.'
Really, that's really all you've ever needed ?
Never needed a camera/camcorder at a random moment ?
Never wanted to connect to the internet at a random moment ?
Never needed to find your way when you're lost at a random moment ?
Never wanted to listen to music at a random moment ?
Sure there are devices that allow you to do all of the above really well but surely the convenience of being able to do all of this without the extra weight of disparate devices and charging cables etc makes a smart phone the smart thing to carry around.
As for the ridiculous price, lets add some rough numbers
MP3 player £20
Sat Nav £200
That's over £400 already which isn't too far off the price of some smart phones.
'Am I missing something?'
The 21st Century perhaps ?
If only she was a Brazilian and not Arabic.
Is it me or do the people around the stadium look like stubble ?
Re: Why am I not supprised.....
Perhaps. Then again they may get some science done and at the same time piss all over a few first world countries I could mention that spend their time standing on the sidelines with no aspirations of their own. Personally I'd love it if my country entered the passing game but we're too busy spending out money on bailing out bankers. When we do spend large amounts of money it will be to shave a few minutes off journey times between London and Birmingham.