Presumably once it primary mission is completed, Nasa will risk tightening the orbit? or will it stay at it 53 day orbit until they decide to crash it into Jupiter's?
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Re: batteries have a long way to go
The batteries in most cars are under the floor, there little stopping engineers from having the batteries on a tray like system, slide the old battery out, slide the new one in, not much harder than changing batteries in a phone.
Re: Auto-parking not working is a bad sign...
you save a tonne of weight by not having a big engine in the front/middle/rear of the car.
Electric engines themselves weigh almost nothing himself.
There a lot to discussed on the privacy side and philosophy side of things, but from a business standpoint this is a long overdue move from Google. It would make sense that they will eventually transfer wifi hub and Home and Chrome device teams over to Nest an unify their smart home technologies into a single, modular platform.
Re: A word on what science is
Nasa is releasing it December.
This been the most suggested theory to date, I presume people already checked it out.
Re: More bad physics (or bad writing)
Solar sails wouldn't work very well outside the solar system, not without building a huge arse laser to continue to push it, this if it does work would would independently of solar radiation and thus can continue to accelerate all the way to the star or if you want to stop at the star, to midpoint before you start slow down. .
Re: If the EM drive works it's neither physics or maths that is broken
Some egos might be damaged beyond repair through.
Re: Physical possibilities
An should all be easily detectable and I'm sure NASA or the many other teams working on this have looked for them all.
Re: Market Dominance
An it doesn't force them to install any of their apps either. As proven by Amazon, hardware makers have the right to fault android and avoid installing any of Google apps.
Google does allow companies to replace stock apps but it a all or nothing deal.
I suspect that it would take so much lipstick that the people who will try this will stick out like a sore thumb anyway.
But it would be hilarious seeing drug dealers going around town wearing make up for fear that a camera just might be lip reading them.
Re: Inside a smoky room...
Why don't they just mandate all phones have software that keep their microphones on 100% of the time and allow the illumina, i mean the NSA to monitor all their communications, most people never let phones leave their eyesight anyway.
It depends on the phone. Some phones do come with a dedicated processor for voice activation. Snapdragon 800 series I believe.
I may have missed heard but I think Google did say at one point that you choose a keyword,
Re: BBC Quote
Because substantial number of Americans use the site and their ad supported version must be making some money.
Re: Not the first though..
Subsidise by the EU.
Virgin still do it, you just get pressurise by there sale team to get add tv and phone line, which comes with line rental.
Only after you get through all the sales crap can you finally get to just give you plane and simple BB.
Re: About bloody time!
probably hardware requirements, a lot of things thought of in the 60/70/80 only became possible when memory became so cheap.
Re: Patching speed is probably the issue
Really, why can't the core OS and libraries be auto-patched for security as most Linux distros do?
I'm going to take a guess and presume the mobile phone operators being the control freaks they are want to test each an every patched first, also they probably worry about being blame for customers going on their data limits unknowingly, through this could be solve by making it only wifi only feature, auto patched over wifi. Another issue is Motorola and others laying their own software on top of android, there some potential for new security patches to break these software.
Re: Just a thought
considering you have to build engines to handle regular bird strikes just to get into the air, I suspect it will do just fine.
Re: Of those 12..
It was the F-22 and not the F-35 that had the suffocating pilot problem, which have since been resolved.
BAE probably borrowed the code of the Americans and gave it to MI6 for safe keeping, after all if rumours are to be believe BAE been taking classified US technology and sharing it with the British MOD for decades.
Actually as I understand it BAE is building or assembling components for all F-35s in the world, not just the UKs.
Re: Why does this need to be so gad damn difficult
Not always, don't know about the government, the banks won't touch their backend because they afraid of breaking them and hardly anyone fully understand how it all works. I wouldn't be surprise if the government was in the same position.
May be instead they should just concentrate on making services easier, better to use rather than it primarily being about saving money.
Re: Leave already will you
or alternative Britain leaving may speed up reforms throughout the whole the EU. Especially see them doing big things like ending the nonsense of EU parliament moving between Strasbourg and Brussels.
Re: Hurrying slowly
Yeah but which politician is insane to activate Article 50 single handedly, it always good to spread the blame and get parliament to do the dirty work for you.
I suspect it will soon change to, it won't be activated until a new government is elected in a general election and the public is allowed to choose which party they want leading them out of the EU.
Re: Not good for UK science
Didn't you get the memo, the leave campaign promised all of that money to the NHS.
As leave camp promised all of the EU savings to be devoted to the NHS, how does he (Gove )intend to replace the funding that UK scientists will lose once we leave the EU?
Considering their will be calls from farmers for the replacement of CAP, an I'm sure numerous other parties who are going to lose money from us leaving the EU, how does Gove intend to make sure UK scientists voices won't get lost amongst even more powerful lobbying groups such as Landowners and farmers in calls for replacement funding?
It already good calling for a UK version of DARPA but does he also intend to adopt it management style as well? Allowing it to be led by scientists and engineers and not by politicans.
How would the UK research councils and UKSA interact with this UK version of DARPA?
What kind of budget do you envision UK Darpa receiving on a per year basis?
Re: "...Theresa May, who is considered more moderate..."
They already blame the European courts of human rights as much as it is possible to blame them.
When was the last time Britain hared off on its own?
Sierra Leone. Which was entirely a British military operation. 2000
so he will be sending out science and technology books to every kid in the country instead of bibles?
Re: Is there an opt out?
Which you can thank this tory government for as they are the ones which cancel the centralisation of medical records which would have allowed cross the board opt out much easier in the first place.
Re: What kind of moronic thinking is that?
Actually it not about coming to better conclusions, it about using these medical records to train up a Deepmind Neural net so that it can spot a patient with kidney trouble or sepsis or any number of other conditions before they become life threatening and presumably before a human doctor could.
Re: What kind of moronic thinking is that?
Except that dealing with experiments on the patients directly with new drugs or surgical techniques, which at the moment Google isn't doing. What Google is doing with this set of data is training it neural network to recognise when a patient has kidney problems from their medical records. CQC, NICE and other organisation already does this on a regular base, NICE use patient records to confirm whether drugs are as good as they claim and whether they are worth the price we are paying for them. CQC use them to spot where parts of the NHS are failing.
Helsinki Declaration will only come into effect once Google start to test its technology in a live clinical environment and are monitoring real patients, presumably in real time because that the moment when they are actually experimenting and using patients as guinea pigs.
Re: This has health privacy implications far beyond just the affected patients...
Deepmind are British researchers.
Re: revenge porn
You have almost certainly gave you consent, which the NHS almost certainly stored at one of its storage sites or servers.
They actually state they don't sale ads in the UK, given that where nearly all of it profits are made, there very little generation of revenue and thus profits being made in this country. I don't like this anymore than you do but the politicians could change the law tomorrow if they wanted, they won't because they themselves would be hit by such changes to the law.
Re: Is there an opt out?
NHS patient records are already analyse by dozens of organisations.
There a form you and everyone else would have signed somewhere in your life where you gave permission for information to be analyse and possessed by third parties, such as department of health, NICE, CQC. Signing up to the GP for example.
Re: What kind of moronic thinking is that?
Ambulance driver missed signs of sepsis,
Nurse missed signs of sepsis,
Doctor missed signs of sepsis,
consultant missed signs of sepsis,
Google software didn't, another life save.
Bet that headline doesn't meet your narrow view of the world does it?
Every data protection form I have ever signed have included giving permission for my data to be analyse and process by third parties, this is no different. If people don't want to read them that their fault.
A million patients out of 70 million people, only a tiny bit over 1% opted out.
It going to be interesting to see what Deepmind can do with this data over the next year, Sepsis is another condition they are going to investigate.
It a shame Deepmind didn't stay a British company through.
I very much doubt Google will want to risk any moves which could turn the courts against them. They can make their money from sales of books and using this massive data sets indirectly to enhance their other services.
Re: Why not let Google be your publisher
Which would mean it couldn't be index by a library or by any other organisation like bookshops and Amazon, which would mean no one would ever be able to find your book, great for secret manuscripts about your secret cult, not so great if you actually want people to find and buy your book. I thought this site was meant to be filled with intelligent people.
Go to Google books and you will find there are no ads on the site.
Re: Now Google has won
Why would they shut something down which they can use to enhance some of there most important research such as AI and translations software?
Re: "Out of print" is a mortal sin
For the publishers, who have spent decades making sure they lost track of the owners of copyrights so they didn't have to pay out to the authors or their inheritors any money they were rightly owed.
Now Google has won
Now google has won the court case, the project it will probably get renew it investment and interest from Google, I wouldn't be surprise if in the next couple of years we the catalogue greatly enhance. Before now any money google spent could have been pouring money down the drain.
Re: Keep up the good work!
Rupert Murdoch- but we want our cake and eat it as well.
Nokia never caught up with Apple, they got to distracted making phones look like lipstick.