>> I'll pass, thanks.
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>> I'll pass, thanks.
An 'off switch' how quaint.
Should read The Two Faces of Janus' by James P Hogan.
There are a number of examples of plot devices in sci-fi that have become or are becoming a reality. Cloaking devices, tractor beams, teleportation have all been demonstrated on the micro scale.
Robots themselves were envisioned long before they became a reality.
You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one.......
That was the reason for the zeroth law. In the books the robots subtly guided humanity in such a way as to ensure the greater good. This is the Foundation series of books which were later merged to work with the robot series of books.
Worked rather elegantly in sci-fi. Real world perhaps not.
Asimov ended up with 4 laws not 3.
A robot may not allow humanity to be harmed nor through inaction etc with adjustments made to the other 3 laws.
Allows robots to let individuals come to harm if by doing so less harm comes to humanity.
E.g if a robot saw Monsieur Trump about to fall off a cliff it may let him fall
Far too many things wrong with the 5.
They'll need to release a 'T' to stay in the game.
No but all other things being roughly equal (ram, OS, processor etc) why would you want a phone that doesnt have at least decent camera performance.
OP5 camera was really crap.
Just returned mine after 13 days.
Pcs (win7 and win10) wouldn't recognise the phone via USB. Had to use Google drive to transfer files.
Camera was shit under anything but ideal conditions.
My 2016 Mercedes wouldn't recognize the phone via usb.
My new Sony MDR 1000x headphones had trouble connecting via Bluetooth.
Random app crashes.
These reviewers need to use the phone for more than a day or two to properly evaluate it.
First and last time I'll be trying OP.
You're a trick.
Is that really an insult?
4th post down. Always funny when these guys come out from the stones they live under.
Would a cloud melt? Or would it get more cloudy?
>> Should we go easy on murder and pedophilia because of that?
There's certainly a case for going easy on pedophilia that hasn't been enacted upon.
In German if a guy thinks he might abuse a child but has yet to do so he can go and get professional help in complete confidence. No one other than his therapist will know.
In the UK if a guy admits he has such feelings he's put on a sex offenders register and publicly 'outed'.
There's lots of evidence to suggest that some of these feelings are related to obsessive compulsion disorder and lots of people who have OCD are afraid of talking about those feelings in case they get themselves in trouble.
Not always practical.
I fly Heathrow to Canberra every 5 weeks. Choices are a 36 hour door to door trip with BA or a minimum of 42 hours door to door using alternative airlines and/or airports.
Agree it's not the best airline out there. I don't get upgrades and other airlines have about an inch more leg room but I get to where I need to go in a reasonable time with very little time spent transiting. 40 minutes at Singapore.40 minutes at Sydney. Alternatives are KLM, Lufthansa or Emirates etc who all faff around in Dubai for hours on end.
As for prices.
BA charges me around £950 to £1000 each time. Price stay fairly constant. The others are around +/- £100. Virgin are £300 more expensive. My Luggage always gets to where it needs to. Never had a problem in that regard.
People tend to jump on the bandwagon and knock companies like BA whenever they can but there are also other considerations such as safety.
BA were rated 4th safest airline earlier this year. KLM 12, Lufthansa 13, Virgin 18, Air France and Emirates didn't even make it into the top 20 and to be honest in this current climate of fear I personally stay clear off all middle eastern airlines which probably makes me a racist :(
That's false logic. I personally don't know why the Russians didn't send a man to the moon but I know for definite that they didnt. Now fuck off.
How much impact on the environment does each of Musks rocket launches have?
Genuine question. Not trying to make a point, just curious.
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.
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 ...,...
It's 30mb past 8. I need to get to work....
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.
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.
Yeah those less civilised countries that can that put up over 100 satellites in a single launch...Who needs em?
It's not big NOR clever.
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.
With that kind of track record perhaps it's you that's the problem and not the technology?
Genocide != Infantcide
Game of shite. Winter is coming.
Game of shite. Winter is coming.
Game of shite. Winter is coming.
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.
One problem might be that that is several orders of magnitude less than what they paid. :)
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?
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.
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.
Why? Issue doesn't affect S7s. It affects Note 7s.
These days there's not much of a difference. With the amount of tech in cars now they're basically computers with 4 wheels.
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.
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.
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....
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.
Bring Your Own Banana
You couldn't make it up? You just did.
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.
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