Re: Nor a good solution
But unless I'm a criminal, why do I want anonymised, decentralised currency token transfer with full auditing and accountability
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And what problem is crypto-currency solving? You can hardly buy anything with any of them, I don't know about this conference but in the past, even many crypto-currency conferences didn't accept crypto-currencies as payment. If you want to pay for something anonymously you could pay cash. If it's a large amount where cash is impractical and you need to remain anonymous then odds are that what you are doing isn't legal.
So other than facilitating money transfers for criminals, what good is crypto-currency?
The technology to take your photo and print it on a pass card has existed for decades, and I've even had theme park season passes that used just such a process. There is no need for them to save your photo, just take it, print it and delete it.
They already have people checking you when you enter the park anyway to keep out evil contraband like a bottle of water, so having them look at your face and pass while they do that isn't going to slow things down.
Software Engineering wasn't available as a degree until a year after I graduated, so I got a BSC in computer science and physics.
But I've had various "engineer" titles for over 3 decades. That only ever became an issue in the last year of my previous company where you couldn't have engineer in your title unless you were licensed as a professional engineer. They also forced people who had the appropriate degrees to put MSC, PHD etc. on their business cards, whether or not they wanted it there.
Since Chrome is such a memory hog.
I switch off Firefox when it became slow and flaky, then switched from Chrome to Edge because Chrome had become bloated. And now Edge will be just as bloated as Chrome, consuming much more memory and spawning endless processes.
Maybe Opera next.
That depends on your time frame. There are extremely accurate accelerometers used for tracking the movement of soldiers indoors. But that only needs to be accurate for a matter of hours, I don't know how far off it would be after a few days, though I expect it would be adequate for navigating a boat or plane.
A couple of years is not enough time to build any significant local production in many of the products affected. It's not just cheap labour that causes companies to move production to China. It's the entire manufacturing ecosystem where anything and everything you need to design and produce a new product from scratch can all be found in one area.
I've not seen anything about other solar observatories going offline, but it would make sense.
These kinds of facilities tend to share a lot of information with each other, so if they were afraid that the network had been compromised then there would be a chance that other collaborating facilities may also have been compromised.
Toronto is also on that list. And if I were Bezos I'd build it there and make sure to make it clear that it's all because of trump. Why would you want to expand business in a country that is doing it's best to alienate the rest of the world and is fast become a 3rd world theocracy.
The problem was that the mainstream media underestimated the extent of the stupidity and gullibility of the voters. When you're not an idiot it's really hard to fathom just how stupid people can be. It was obvious from the beginning that trump is an incompetent con-man and all around dirt bag.
For most of us in the rest of the world we just can't understand how anyone could be stupid enough to not see that.
There is no filtering required, he hasn't done anything good, he really hasn't done much of anything at all except whine and cry about how unfairly he's being treated. When you the worlds most visible buffoon you have to expect that kind of stuff.
The economy is still coasting along, and only keeps going because it took so long for this administration to actually pass any legislation. But it will come crashing down eventually, and of course he will blame everyone else.
And with North Korea he hasn't actually achieved anything, he gave up what NK wanted and got nothing in return. Kim was never a real threat anyway, he knows that starting a war would be the end of him. He just need to threaten war without ever actually having one.
BTW, where is the wall? And why haven't Mexico written that big fat check to pay for it?
No, Java was the only sensible choice. At the time Java was by far the most popular language for mobile development. For most mobile developers it was the only language they had ever used for app development. So the path of least resistance was to base their new platform on what everyone was already using.
But despite warnings from their own staff that they needed to negotiate a license, they just went ahead and used Java anyway rather than have to pay a few pennies per phone in royalties.
Because despite having a bunch of slack channels set up for our various projects, I only get about 1 message every few months.
It's just a waste of computing resources. I just checked and there are 6 Slack processes running consuming over 300Mb of RAM in total and about 4% of CPU
Well if you are an independent trying to use 100's of KWH above what is typical for a home, then you're either mining or you have a grow-op.
If it's a mining business then you have told Revenue Canada what is your line of business, and I expect they aren't too happy when you lie to them about that.
Walmart alone buys something like $50 billion worth of stuff from China every year. If they start getting hit with a 25% tariff on any significant portion of that then guess who will end up paying for it. Hint, it won't be Walmart.
If their prices go up, and sales go down then you can also expect layoffs, and if it goes on long enough then possibly even store closures.
Despite having used it extensively, C++ has long ago become my language of last resort. It has just become too complex. This is especially problematic for legacy projects where you can find every instance of the latest and greatest addition to the language being used.
While you can write clean, easily maintained code, it's also trivially easy to write code that will make your eyes bleed just looking at it. And once that second developer joins the project the risk of eye bleed ramps up and increases as the team and project grow.
Yes a Caucasian Sheppard will easily take care of any would-be intruders. But I like the neopolitan mastiff as they have some interesting traits. They tend not to bark much and are naturally protective. So if they hear an intruder they don't usually go crazy barking at them, they will just quietly go search them out. Once they find them then the growling starts, by then it's too late to get away, the intruder is dinner.
An unfettered free market just leads to disaster. And many aspects of modern society just won't work in a purely capitalistic world. Just look at the joke of a healthcare "system" in the USA.
And I could never understand the idiotic view of slashing taxes and social programs. Are you going to start paving your own roadways and act as your own fire department, police force etc. Someone has to pay for all that, it won't just magically happen. And cutting social programs just leads to more poverty, that isn't good for anyone. Poor people don't help grow the economy much, and any money you saved would be made up by the increases in crime and additional expenditures on policing and the rest of the judicial system.
P.S. We're currently looking to expand our company into Europe, The UK isn't even up for consideration, largely because of Brexit, and nothing you've proposed would change that. Even if Brexit were canceled I'd wait a few years before considering the UK just to make sure things are stable. We'll most likely pick France or Germany.
Having spent too much time talking to VC's and watching some of the idiotic ideas that they fund, I'm not sure that government bureaucrats would do any worse.
Most VC's don't really care if a product or service will be successful in the long term, they only care about how much money they can make on the IPO.
Driver aids such as emergency braking work fine in most cases. The key difference is that no one expects to take their hands off the wheel and stop paying attention just because they have these driver aids to help keep them safe.
Autonomous vehicle makers are pushing exactly that, and that will lead to deaths that could have been avoided.
I have an old facebook account I set up with a bogus name, it doesn't even sound real. I set it up soon after facebook went live and it's never been challenged, but then I never post anything and that account has no friends. I only use it for things like "log in with facebook" for web sites I don't care about.
@anonymous boring coward
Defeatism? No, just realism. I know enough about automobile manufacture to know that I don't know enough.
Musk was just too naïve to understand the extent of the task he'd set for Tesla. If he had tried to become a niche supercar maker, then that would have been fine. If you're charging $500k+ for a car then it's ok to only turn out a dozen cars a day, in fact it's preferable as it adds to the exclusivity. But mass producing "cheap" cars with consistent quality at predictable production rates is a whole different kettle of fish.
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