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Cost of software is tiny compared to cost of training and development
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Cost of software is tiny compared to cost of training and development
You don't get rich by spending money.
>>But when I think of who has the extra dough (dosh) to waste on this, and the time, and takes risks to try new things, I think of a certain brother-in-law, who is even taller than I, weights more (all muscle), and has a size 16 foot. Mr. Hyneman's proposal as-is would exclude him outright.
>>Nice idea, but without some scaling-up, this shoe just stinks.
Sorry but "there are a few really big people who aren't just fat" is not a reason why such a product would fail. Any more than 3D movies or VR itself would be sunk by the fact some people don't have balanced enough eyesight.
The vast bulk (!) of people are under 215lb - I own ladders with a lower weight limit than that!
It's smaller and lighter than a 6-pack of beer or a wine-box. I consider those to be pretty portable.
If you can't get a 6" cube in a your 'small rucksack' then you maybe be confused between a rucksack and a handbag.
It definitely does have some sort of wings, to very carefully stop it taking off or pressing into the ground too hard. At those speeds, I'm sure it can fly without additional control surface area?
Is there some useful scientific stuff here that I don't get? I'm all for the challenge for it's own sake but typically these things feed into more efficient planes/cars/engines whereas in this case I'm not sure if it's the case? Are there areas it advances our understanding I'm not seeing? If they succeed, do we then aim for a 1500mph car or will people get bored if there are no applications to "strap a jet on the back of a car"?
Sounds like you're paying more effort to avoid the ads than just ignoring them like the rest of us ;)
To me, those kind of ads were actually a plus - they made it more realistic. Likewise if you're in a game set in London/NY/Tokyo, huge advertising bill-boards advertising real stuff is kind of cool. Is it Blade Runner or Total Recall or something else where they beam holo-ads right in your face as you walk around - that could also be a designed game feature to set the atmosphere.
It's not necessarily even that you need 1500kg to transport a human safely, but that they need a very large amount of space to be carried in.
If you guesstimate 5m^3 per 100kg human, the transport density of people is actually very very low.
From the video it just says some random canned phrases it you touch it. About the level of sophistication as those dolls that wet themselves.
Maybe it got broken fingers from people angry how terrible it was.
Agreed. There was real promise before they went all middle-of-the-road and it lost its identity. And the browser was awful.
The whole point is the haven't made it shinier but focused on the internal stuff.
Why not try reading the article instead?
For me, iPad (and tablets generally) is primarily a content consumption device which doubles as a communication device and data entry device. For consuming video, it is first-rate. For games, clearly it has a lot of processing/graphical grunt these days for developers who can figure out a touch-centric UI. For people like me, it is ideal for displaying lyrics and guitar chords - and I assume the Pro is great for displaying musical score. Obviously it's fine for browsing the web too. I don't find it good for reading on but my iPad is old and clunky and heavy.
As a "star trek" pad it offers a great way to enter data, an electronic form/clip-board.
For skype et al it's a great solution.
Trying to innovate the iPad is largely difficult due to the fact they pretty much nailed it ages ago and there's not much to change that regular users want. I don't upgrade because a faster CPU doesn't make it better for consuming content.
You do realise the majority of snooker fans have those earpieces to hear the TV commentary when at the Crucible?
The point is to offer additional stuff to complement the live experience, not detract from it. They already put of big screens to let you watch the TV feed and so on, so if augmented reality ever takes off this is quite a good use-case. Watch a car go past and be told who it is, what their position is, what tyres they're on and how many laps they've done, yada yada
Yeah the successful landings STILL look fake to me. It's like a children's cartoon version of a rocket landing.
How do Goodle still get away with this? Using dominance in one area to push dominance in another is how MS got stuffed over IE... having an effective monopoly is one thing but using it to exert influence on other areas isn't(?)
And all the women, middle aged parents, and kids too young to grow beards. Jealousy?
Fast charging on the 1+3 was a real eye-opener. More so than wireless charging on my Nokia, which was always a bit fiddly.
I still don't get the 3.5mm omission. I hate wireless speakers, it always takes longer to make a bluetooth device work than it does to plug a lead in!
If only you could buy Windows machines from companies other than the company making the OS at cheaper prices.
Greggs et al sausage rolls are about half that size and cost about 50p and are generally fairly nice... at least they can be in local bakers. So hardly seems that amazing you can get a foot of sausage for a quid given that pastry costs virtually nothing.
If you're writing accessors yourself, you really should learn how to use your IDE properly - knowing how to use the tools is a big part of being effective in any language.
So after 20 years you still suck, basically? Java isn't slow and the JVM allows you to write code in many languages not just Java.
It's not my favourite, but it's eminently capable.
You can if you use your prominent position to spread that opinion and it leads to provable damages, can't you?
Having an opinion and sharing an opinion are very different. If you believe that the Holocaust is not real, that's very different to saying "The Holocaust didn't happen"
The square-pear logo is just horrible.
A neural lace style device is not necessarily AI. Many SciFi implementations have it just as a regular computer/internet connection with a direct brain interface. In that case, the problem is much smaller though by no means small.
It seems an odd choice to drop 64... or why not drop 32 and have 64/128 only?
I thoguht you could get 256Gb iPhone/iPad or is that only on the iPad Pro range? I'm out of date with iPads, still running an iPad2 and an iPad Retina (3) but a reduction in price is welcome and takes them out of the luxury range, which the iPad Pro now fills nicely.
Yeah but testers are good at testing, they know to think outside the box not blindly follow a test script written by a non-tester. Good ones anyway... and this isn't some random bit of code but a really important thing which must surely have to get through all kinds of government red tape and certification - tests reviewed and ending up hundreds of pages long so you want to kill yourself.
This is akin to a car with power steering where the steering sometimes doesn't work... the level of testing should be immense.
All other cynicism about smart meters aside... how the F do such issues not get picked up? he level of testing must be crazy on such things, how do they not have them running side-by-side with conventional meters and other measuring techniques for years before launching them?
Pushing that hard was presumably somewhat akin to F1 cars... fuel consumption very high per mile/passenger? These days, environmental issues mean new planes have to focus on fuel efficiency (whether legally, financially or for PR I don't know).
Does modern tech mean a plane could go that fast without drinking fuel or is a fundamental restriction of physics that supersonic flight is fundamentally expensive?
And of course the internet means some of the "I need to be in NY for a meeting" cases are removed.
We have loads of money for the NHS. More than you can easily imagine. Don't be duped by Guardian posts shared on FB!
While I think Google are using their search dominance to push their maps - which is rather the definition of monopoly foul play - the fact is that integrating their mapping product into search results is really bloody useful for the typical end user.
Now I suppose if they were forced to provide a setting "choose my maps provider" that would be good for all sides but forcing them to do the development work is a little unfair. Tricky.
Don't be silly. OSM may be better (though I think it's quite subjective) but GM are clearly quite good by objective standards for most use-cases.
Actually single-episode spin-offs is a wonderful idea. Probably best doing it as a separate thing not trying to force it into the story arc though... unless he somehow gets some affliction which means he has Uncontrollable Regeneration Syndrome
Seeing different actors would be great although it does take some time to feel out the role I suppose.
>>in the UK Whisky is made from grain (barley wheat, rye or maize) and is 3 years in an oak barrel or more. Whiskey is any old shit.
3 year old whisky IS "any old shit".
Scottish architecture is suddenly so different from English? What silliness.
As a whisky fan and a Dartmoor fan, I could see it being a great place to have a go.
Anyone who leaves a movie after the first ten minutes is pretty silly. Most people say it's wonderful but then only a fool would go to watch a musical if they don't like musicals.
Especially for someone who works in IT. We'll have to turn off all the PCs as well as the lights and heating as there'll be no electricity and no oil/gas for heating allowed.
I don't really understand the motivation here. Surely the aim is to get people consuming BBC content, and to generate revenue from that, not just to get people using their own app?
Nobody is interested in hearing you talk about Linux. We all know Linux exists.
Go read a review of the 3, since the 3T just tweaks the specs a bit.
Come on we need complaints per 1000 customers, not raw data. BT must be one of the largest providers after all.
I thought Plusnet were supposed to be great... has that deteriorated? I'd have expected BT and TalkTalk to be the worst of the main ones!
By contrast SSE and Virgin have really bad reviews online but only relatively few customers.
I don't think you understand. New technology is more expensive so it requires backing to get people to bother - companies will invest seeing the long-term profits but individual people don't have that resource.
The government uses taxes and subsidies as a kind of crude steering because ultimately the market responds to what makes money. Tax things you don't like, subsidise things you do.
I want to order a drone.
It's easy to come up with reasons why something will never happen. Like personal car ownership. And driverless cars. And a PC in every home. And people replacing their PC with a tablet/phone.
You probably already know what an iPhone looks like
Oh bless, you live in such a cosy cossetted world that you believe a microphone is 'evil'. Yep, Amazon Echo and FaceBook will in future history be listed alongside Hitler, Stalin and Trump.
It isn't worth teaching it Yorkshire for the same reason as Russian... neither want to spend money on software.
5 energy drinks a day is a hell of a lot, surely nobody thinks that's a normal amount to drink even those who drink them?! 5 cans of coke a day is a lot, 5 packs of crisps a day is a lot, 5 MArs bars a day is a lot, 5 pints a day is a lot...
Except their products are the standard for word processing, spreadsheets, and Windows software development. Other than those minor edge cases...
I wish I could screw things up so badly I increase my multi-billion profits each year.
The number of of people who can be arsed to muck about changing ISPs is relatively low.
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