Bribery is not something confined to the Tories
1477 posts • joined 28 Sep 2010
Apple: You can't sue us for slowing down your iPhones because you, er, invited us into, uh, your home... we can explain
Re: Yah, Yah, Yah.
"All you Android fans. There wouldn't be Android if Apple hadn't invented the smartphone."
The first iPhone was not the first smart phone, the LG Prada was out before it, and without Android there would be something else, either Symbian or a Linux based OS not from Google
"Apple are one of the few companied who do ALL the research and Development. Hardware and Software."
They brought the touchscreen technology for the iPhone, they buy their screens... it's not all in house
Re: Loopy passengers
I always have to go to the manual gates, I'm not even going to try and use the automated gates again.
Thought it was my passport, but my new one also has this issue for me, so there must be something about my face that their system doesn't like. Maybe i'm immune to AI facial recognition!
While I would agree most science is best done with probes, we can get more science for the money
But I think there are reasons to land on the moon again, we need to prove the technology so we can keep doing it safely.
We currently send crews to the north/south poles to do science, when we could only use automated probes, the arguments for doing that are the same as for sending crews to other planets, which is better science, shorter delays between the operators of probes/science equipment.
But also we need to become a multi-planet species if we are to survive, our planet has a finite life, which means we must be able to survive in space, construct large space craft, and eventually travel interstellar distances (be that generation ships, stasis, relativistic ships or something more exotic and unlikely such as warp drive/jump gates/wormholes)
And finally the tech we develop could save the planet, what if a planet killer asteroid was detected? could we stop it? right now, I doubt it.
So your down votes are because we think its a necessary expense and not a wasteful luxury.
The fact it is very very cool is a bonus!
Re: Hey software, get the fuck out of the way!
"It was the designer who allowed a single faulty sensor to put the software into a dangerous state."
Surely should have the inputs & processing in triplicate for something like this?
And there should be an easy way to override it, I mean something clear like a big red covered flip switch that can be turned off!
Single sensors are fine for toys, but not for a plane carrying passengers!
Yale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works
NASA to celebrate 55th anniversary of first Moon landing by, er, deciding how to land humans on the Moon again
Re: It just make me sad...
I remember being an 11 year old kid, watching the moon landing on my schools library power mac from a CD encyclopedia (the kind that used to be in a case!)..
I used to head to the library and watch that almost every week, at the time I thought the world would be on the moon or mars by now.
Re: Problem-solution dichotomy
"She dropped her keys as she got into the car"
How did the car start if the key was outside the car?
I have no idea how, but my car detects if the key is inside the car or not, if any key is inside, the car will not lock, if you try to drive off and the key is not in the car after starting it, my car alerts you to the fact your key is not in the car...
So implementation matters.
NASA 'sextortionist' allegedly tricked women into revealing their password reset answers, stole their nude selfies
Re: At University at Durham (and Newcastle)..
My Secondary school (mid 90's) was very insecure with passwords...
The head of IT at the time decided that we students kept loosing our passwords too often so they were assigned to us and we were blocked from changing them, I objected and convinced him to let me enter my own password, but not before I worked out how they assigned the passwords, which meant I had access to everyone's account if I wanted it... I even saw the admins password, he was so slow typing it!
Lucky for them I never misused my knowledge.. I just helped the odd friend log in when they forgot their password...
Re: @Mr Xavia
"I would like to repeat point that I have always made about biometrics. If the ID theft bad guys get your password, you can change that. If the same bad guys get your fingerprints and iris scan--you're screwed for life."
Completely agree with you here, bio-metrics are only useful for identification, they should never be used for passwords, personally I use 2FA where possible. That is why I have no problem with my biometrics being taken by a government (not that I had a choice anyway)
The problem is probably your passport photo, I had the same issue recently returning to the UK and I am sure its my poor quality photo and less so the tech... The old IRIS system was so much better, never had an issue with that not recognising me..
But I do think we should be grabbing bio-metrics of everyone entering the country and for every passport, last time I arrived in China I had my bio-metrics taken, fingerprints, face, possibly iris (not sure if the camera was good enough for that) and I can't actually think of a reason to deny that data, its only really useful for identification of a living person, and its data we leave lying around the place everywhere we go... (CCTV captures our face, fingerprints on surfaces we touch)
Re: TBH I'd thought they solved this problem decades ago.
"It's a different issue. This isn't VR's issues of tracking headset motion, this is AR with issues of tracking physical objects. Yeah, they'll be some tricks and techniques learnt from developing VR, but AR presents its own challenges."
The MS Mixed Reality (that for now seems to be pure VR not mixed) works pretty damn well with its optical tracking so it is possible to do well.
While I am not sure if it was this hack, this month I had my card defrauded, I was told by my card supplier, it was most likely a hack at a retailer I used.
So either its these guys, or keep an eye out for another big leak soon....
What we need is auto-generated card numbers, so we can have a different card number to us to use at different online retailers, surely it wouldn't be that hard to do?
He really needs anger management classes, or to employ someone to pre-approve his tweets.....
Building the mini-sub was a good idea, even if it was never used, he liaised with the dive team, had feedback and adapted the design with them, so it is understandable why he got pissed off with the other guys comments, he was only trying to help, but the way he reacted was wrong.
Re: Your creepy Fakir will be with you shortly.
"I would never let an unaccompanied lady get into an Uber cab. It would be considered neglect of a duty of care."
That is a sad situation to be in, there should never be a situation where a pre-booked car (or black cab) is a threat to anyone.
what could be the solution to this?
Re: The more I listen to the EU...
"Punished? Really? ...... Hey guys, I want to leave the golf club I've been a member of all these years. But i still want to come back and play golf; and decide how the club is run; and use the bar; and maybe keep my seat at the club table; and parking space. But this golf club isn't for me. FRO."
No, its more like "I want to leave this business I am a shareholder in and have paid a lot of money into every year, I would like to keep doing business with you but if you want me to follow your rules, i'd like a say in them"
It is all about perspective... Now I don't agree with Brexit, but I also think the EU is corrupt and wasteful.. And it was obvious we would be punished for leaving, and our government is too focused on cutting net migration to actually see the bigger picture...
Re: Wot Smart TV?
So you don't watch Netflix/Amazon Prime/iPlayer/YouTube?
Although I agree with the idea of a dumb TV and an external smart device... Shame the TV companies don't get that idea...
Now if someone can tell me of a decent dongle that has all the major streaming services AND a way to watch UltraViolet shows, I would be very grateful!