So does this mean that Windows 10 will become a subscription based offering?
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FINALLY there's someone in the White House that understands the process of foreign policy when it comes to making agreements.
Trump hasn't the first clue how to manage foreign policy, he treats it like a business deal, just as he does everything else.
People like ME voted for Trump. Happy?
Not happy, just sympathise deeply, and hope you get some help soon.
Re: So a bunch of companies I've never heard of have built UI's to another companies API
Yes, best left to Co-Op, or maybe RBS, or how about HSBC,nope lets try Tesco's...Got it NatWest...Bank of Melbourne? No lets try JP Morgan....Lloyds? Chase? Anyone?
Or instead, how about companies that actually do transaction processing, like Verifone, Ingenico, SagePay or Allpay?
It's very rare that they break.
The reason for the outage is obvious - you can't set up a company and take over a well established acronym from another field, and expect it to work reliably.
The mobile apps are obviously completely confused as to which GPS they should be using to make payments to.
Just you wait until someone makes a payment of £10.52 and all the SatNavs jump ten miles east...
Re: There, there children. Sorry your pacifier is b0rken.
Well, knowing the approximate time when the bus arrives would aid making the critical decision whether it would be better to, perhaps, walk.
Once upon a time, there used to be pieces of paper, called timetables, which could unerringly tell you the approximate time a bus was due to arrive at a particular stop. These were a miracle of modern technology, requiring no power source, and no WiFi or phone signal.
Re: Mandatory Reading
Also its fairly obvious that " political and economic institutions" have an effect on economic success (or lack of it)
Although, thinking about it, a non man made tsunami , famine , hurricane or earthquake could also have a significant negative effect on the lack of economic success of a nation , just as finding a shitload of non man made crude oil can have a very positive effect .
Not sure you can really class a tsunami, hurricane or oil deposit as an "institution" though?
Re: Mandatory Reading
"Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). "
Isn't this a bit "No Shit Sherlock"?
As far as I know there are no political and economic institutions which are not man made - politics and economics are abstract constructs of human brains, not entities that exist in reality.
Not many people know that Isaac Asimov didn’t originally write his three laws of robotics for I, Robot. They actually first appeared in "Runaround", the 1942 short story
As "I Robot" was the title of an anthology of existing stories, rather than it containing any new material, I would have thought it was obvious that Asimov didn’t originally write his three laws of robotics for I, Robot.
Therefore "Not many people know" is bollocks, really.
a generation who inhabit a world where work is almost never backbreaking drudgery and almost always meaningful
Are all the dustbin men (and women), shelf stackers, cleaners, construction workers, care assistants etc from a different generation? is working in a fast food restaurant a "meaningful" experience?
Re: How can a car-based future be long term sustainable?
but shipping around a 100kg person in a 2000kg car every day just to go to work or to buy stuff is idiotic. That's a problem decent public transport can solve cheaper and better
My nearest bus stop is a mile away. My nearest supermarket is 20 miles away. Even if there were regular buses (and not the two a day during the week that we have now) explain to me how I should do my weekly shopping without a car.
Re: One day the goverment will update this crap
This was relevant when we were driving Austin Allegros and Morris Minors, it's like those 50 MPH bends on motorways*. It's time they were updated.
55metres at 60mph is the distance calculated to be safe for the broad range of vehicles on the road.
Yes, you could probably reduce it for modern cars with vented disks and low-profile tyres, in perfect mechanical order, but there's still an awful lot of vehicles on the roads which will not be able to stop in that distance, so a safe margin based on an average is better.
I would be prepared to bet that well over 50% of private cars on Britain's roads at this moment have one or more defects which will have a detrimental effect on their stopping distance, whether that be worn tyres, under-inflated tyres, worn or loose suspension bushes, faulty shock-absorbers, worn brake pads, etc, etc.
Very few car owners today do any maintenance on their cars, and most only fix things when they fail the MOT.
Google doesn't owe anyone anything, it's up to the consumer to make a choice as to whether to use Google's search engine or not.
Indeed for all users of Microsoft Windows, if they use Google it is because they have changed the default search engine available to them, and must therefore be by choice.
Could this be that fewer and fewer companies, in any sphere, consider maintenance to be anything other than a cost centre. It seems that corporate culture nowadays is not to carry out maintenance, but simply repair or replace things when they break.
It appears to be impossible to instil the idea that regular maintenance will prolong the life of machinery, computers, roads or railways, and therefore will reduce costs long term.
Re: Get the popcorn
Same way as here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/27/telegram_warned_by_russian_regulator_roskomnadzor/
Umm, but isn't that a Russian company, being warned by the Russian government?
AFAIK the UK regulator, like the Russian regulator, has no binding power over companies based outside their respective countries.
Yes, but that's your choice, not a requirement. and as CrazyOldCatMan says it would be highly unusual to run Linux on top of a Windows hypervisor on any piece of equipment like a speed camera.
Besides, if you consider how she phrased it, it would seem to suggest she believes that the Windows operating system is an integral part of Linux:
Even the Linox (sic) system still uses a Windows operating system underneath it.