It'll Never Happen
41 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009
I read an article about how the autopilot functions of airplanes were all designed backwards from a human factors point of view. The right way to do it (according to the article) would be to have the crew fly the plane with the computer monitoring them. This would keep the crew engaged and alert and able to respond more quickly to unusual situations.
I haven't the background to know if the article was correct or not, but I wonder if the different method could possibly have prevented this incident.
You didn't read that very interesting article linked above.
If you have 97% white applicants, then what is wrong with your hiring practices? Sure, choose the most able applicants. No question about that.
But the problem may be that you are only advertising in newspaper 'A' which has a 97% white readership. If you included newspaper 'B', which has a 97% black readership, then maybe your application figures would be much different. Or not. It is little, inadvertent details like this that are the problem.
Did anyone else notice that the board contains 3 men and 3 women? Nice! TOR made some mistakes, but they seem to be trying to do better.
"Increasingly it looks like that the effort to build revenue was achieved by simply flouting laws and regulations put in place to protect consumers."
"...but increasingly it looks as though the drive to boost growth and turn a profit has led to unethical cultures and decisions at poorly regulated startups."
Oh yeah, Uber.
"People who say they have nothing to hide, nothing to fear about providing their personal information, have no idea how information can be misapplied out of context."
It appears that the founders live in Canada. That means they are subject to libel laws that are somewhere between the 'extremes' of the U.S. and U.K. They are also subject to privacy laws that are somewhere between the 'extremes' of the U.S. and U.K. What this means is that if they go ahead, even if the company operates from the U.S., they are personally open to legal actions in Canada under Canadian law. Ann Cavoukian will coming for them!
"People who say they have nothing to hide, nothing to fear about providing their personal information, have no idea how information can be misapplied out of context,"
A wonderful end to a work week from hell, partly caused by a fire safety inspector.
Am I the only one who thinks that ICANN should be disbanded and the US government should try again at creating an organization to run the Internet functions? It wouldn't kill anyone for the US to remain in control for a few more years while a competent company is set up. ICANN just seems too screwed up to fix.
Actually, as anyone who has used a camera should know, the bright spots are the reflections from the camera flash. Just like your friends eyes after they have had a few.
I went for a couple hours cruise on her out of Penetanguishene two years ago. Having been on several tall shops previously, Liana's Ransom is definitely a 'poseur'. Just a party boat with masts and sails stuck on for decoration.
Canada is bigger than the U.S. 3,855,100 square miles vs 3,678,190 square miles.
Robocop3 - an absolute stinker.
Thank you very much DuncanL for this link:
I have switched back to a local account, and I am much happier.
Get rid of Xbox logon to play games like Solitaire. I hate being told every few minutes while playing a game that the Xbox connection has dropped, or the terms of service have changed. I DON'T CARE!!!! I just want to have a little fun when I have a few minutes free.
I second the comment about OneDrive. Don't use it, don't want it, and I certainly don't want anything ending up in the NSA's playground by accident.
And finally, I just want to have a normal, local logon account. No fancy, useless Microsoft Live account or whatever it is.
The point is that if no one makes a move, then the retards think everyone agrees with them. Once people start standing up and saying 'this is wrong' then at least some of the retards will have enough sense to either to rethink their position or shut up to stop drawing attention to themselves as being society outcasts.
My understanding from the earlier article was that Salesforce demanded the name change.
If some of the publicly announced DARPA projects are just decoys to try and get the Chinese and/or Russians to waste shedloads of money on totally useless and impossible projects. Meanwhile, the really important stuff is in secret projects. Just a thought, and this project does not seem to be one of the decoys.
How about getting someone who handles explosives for a living, and have the machine pick him/her out of a lineup. That is, after all, what they are trying to do isn't it?
Nice to see another Lewis Page article.
for the lead would be Rob Ford. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/rob-ford-s-statement-on-leave-of-absence-1.2627937 He's at least as big a dick as Dotcom.
The linked article discusses the attitudes that create the problem - both with the guy and with the court.
sales of 100,000 units. (Wikipedia says Microsoft has 97,000 emplyees.)
My introduction to configuration management was an e-mail from someone I had never heard of, with a meeting invitation that consisted almost exclusively of acronyms that I had not encountered before. Naturally, I assumed that this was a misdirected e-mail meant for someone else in the company with the same surname.
Not too far off one of our off-site storage providers; the tapes were stored in a barn!
On an IBM mainframe under VM/CMS using a version created in 1975. I have 4 slightly different versions on this (obviously work) machine. I believe these are written in IBM/370 assembler. Downloadable (with other VM/CMS games) from http://zvm.sru.edu/~DOWNLOAD/GAMES.VMARC.
How about FATV (Frickin Awesome TV) for 4K and GDFATV (God Damned Frickin Awesome TV) for 8K.
An online dating agency named MobyDick? Ooookkkkkaaaayyyy.
Oh my God, they've created something even worse than the ribbon!
Fatman - We had one like that arrive in 1995. We lost a great many good people, and we almost got screwed for year 2000 (nothing done, he told management everything was okay.) His boss told me that the only thing he regretted about the manager leaving, was that he quit before he could be fired.
is for 'Call Me Mrs. Miracle'. I really like Jewel Staite, but it seems like they sent the writer to cliche school, then overdosed her on every sweetener in existence before letting her loose on the script. 'Plan 9 from Outer Space' I could at least sit through, not 'Call Me Mrs. Miracle'.
I guess Poo is in deep s..t now!
What would we ever do without Lewis Page and his inventive way with words?
"it is not so much crazy like a fox, as crazy like a fox whose body has been replaced by a powerful and heavily be-weaponed robotic combat walker unit which the fox's disembodied brain controls from within a bubbling nutrients tank in an armoured housing."
The apple of every man's eye, is the peach with the biggest pear.
The conversation wasn't published originally, but when it was introduced as evidence in the first court action, it was published as part of that. Having now been published, the prosecution can proceed.
I think more Steve Ballmer in tone than Bill Murray, but in voice, yeah.
Reminds me of the time during a disaster recovery test when the guy running the test told me the PTB wanted me to document every possible problem we could encounter, and the resolution.
Well, that would be job security for the next 10 years or so...
There is a device called the Telezapper http://www.telezapper.com/, that works very well here in Canada to reduce (although it doesn't eliminate) sales calls. I don't know whether it would work in the U.K. When the telephone goes off-hook (answering, an answering machine taking a call, or when placing a call) the Telezapper generates a tone that here in North America tells autodialling equipment that the telephone line is disconnected. A few months of that and your number gets dropped from their databases and no more calls (expect hand dialled ones from smaller companies).
But once it becomes even remotely popular, they will be sued for patent infringement by a patent troll using a patent originally concerned with wine making, and have the controller banned from the U.S. by the FTC.
You think this is joke? You haven't been paying attention to what's been happening in "The land of the free".
I was working in the records section of a department store when 'Amazing Grace' on pipes and drums first became a hit. The manager insisted it be played constantly. Although I love the pipes (esp. The Black Bear), to this day I can't stand 'Amazing Grace' in any form.
At our shop we have a mainframe, a couple of Unix servers, and loads of Windows servers. Every couple of weeks we have a Windows server go down for 'emergency maintenance'. We are having a bad year if it happens once on the mainframe. Any wonder then that we are not rushing to move off the mainframe?
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