Isn't it time you stopped calling it "cloud" and started calling it "somebody else's computer"?
841 posts • joined 4 Nov 2011
Isn't it time you stopped calling it "cloud" and started calling it "somebody else's computer"?
> Ahaha you fell for the chicken gun story. One of the oldest urban legends on the internet.
Yes, we all expected to be the one where they forgot to thaw the chicken first.
> a quad copter ... wouldn't survive the acceleration down the cannon
Brilliant. "Our test won't work on a typical drone, so we'll use something completely unrealistic to get the result we've been paid to get."
> Certainly used to be illegal when I learned about DNS, back in about the bronze age.
No, there were some user-level systems that didn't allow underscore, but DNS itself always did. I say always, but in fact I only ran DNS servers from the mid-1980s onward, so what it did before that may be different ...
> I think everyone is completely misunderstanding how useful systemd is.
Well, the systemd supporters certainly are.
> And, no, a bunch of "volunteers" living on the other side of earth is not considered a "reliable support".
And no, some megacorp's helpdesk on the other side of earth is not considered a "reliable support".
> All phones now look alike, no individuality, no stand out features,...
> Cutting top salaries by a factor of ten could leave room for more high-value productions and a lower licence cost.
Not so much as you might imagine. There are many very substantial costs to making a TV programme, including salaries for many other people, besides what laughingly call "talent".
> I don't know if he talks for the full 3 hours each day or has the grace to shut up when music is on.
Chris Evans? Grace? Hahahaha!
DJ(n): a person who hates music so much that they talk over ir at every opportunity.
> WHY does it seem "like pandering to political correctness/feminism"? Why don't you see it as just a simple choice that reflects the times that we are living in?
Same thing, perhaps?
> Or at least, if you have to explain that something is a joke, it's really not that funny.
Unless you're addressing a self-righteous prig, as they notoriously lack a sense of humour.
> Using an electric clothes dryer can negate the need for softener, but at a cost.
The electricity involved costs less than the conditioner, I calculate. Obviously there's a capital cost for the drier itself to consider, but then there are other benefits to weigh against that.
> At one time the stated role of the ASA was to ensure that adverts were "legal decent honest and truthful"
And, as of this latest announcement, the ASA itself isn't being "honest and truthful".
> It's not about who is or isn't offended. It's about how much harm is done to society by the reinforcement of negative or unrealistic stereotypes.
It's not about who is or isn't offended. It's about how much harm is done to society by idiotic "regulators."
"First they ignore us, then they laugh at us, then they attack us- then we win."
> John McAfee hasn't been involved with the shiteware that bears his name since 1994,
True, but irrelevant to the discussion.
> No one seems to consider where or how the raw materials for the batteries are mined; where is the power coming from to charge these millions of electric cars?
Somebody else's problem, mate.
> ...Kerbside, or under the road via induction...
FFS, they can't even keep the roads reasonably well-maintained now.
> Shame that no research is being done then.
Oh, there's research. And there's marketing, and there's propaganda. And the research is almost certainly the one of the three that gets the least resources.
> ...driving around London saving many thousands of lives a year
Good grief, how many people actually die on London's roads?
> none of the people I know with a WinPhone has had a malicious app requiring termination
... or indeed, any apps at all?
> for one thing I'm sure they won't try to keep driving at the same speed
and for another, they won't straddle two lanes and drive at less than walking pace, which is what an even larger percentage of humans do.
> ... the reason people use cars rather than public transport, hiring taxis, or automated vehicles, is because they are a cheaper option, and infinitely more flexible...
To put it another way, shared services only cover a small proportion of use cases, to be fair quite a few of those cases are heavily used, but that's not the point. This will all end up penalising everybody who doesn't fit some pre-defined customer profile, just like everything else as-a-service.
> Just watch an hour of crash videos on YouTube
Then watch a million or so hours with no crashes, to get the proportion right.
>"Ford can't even make an acceptable computerized transmission (the
> dreaded PowerShift). Who in their right mind thinks they could
> computerize a whole car?"
No, he said "in their right mind".
> requirement for a well-functioning democracy
What does that have to do with Europe (whether or not it includes the UK)?
> Cloud, IOT, and SAAS
Ahhh, "somebody else's computer", "Internet Of Tragedy", "Perpetual Rental Income Stream", you mean.
> It's "a proper computer" one recently commented to me...
Trust a manager / exec / board member to be so ill-informed.
Support for my *Nokia* Lumia 520 ended years ago. Yes, I kept getting the (occasional) Microsoft updates... but it's arguable whether that could in any way whatsoever be considered support.
One by one, the decent Nokia stuff it came with was disabled because - horror of horrors - I don't have a Microsoft account. The stuff that remains is useless Microsoft shit - Office, ffs, on a device with a 4" screen? All it can do now is act as a dumb phone - and camera, though the ergonomics on the 520 are so bad you can't get a decent photo out of it.
So MS "support" has consisted entirely of disabling perfectly good Nokia apps. Glad it's finished now.
> obsessives with, it seems, nothing better to do than trash talk anyone
Surely that's no way to describe the realTrumpingDonald.
> ... stated he wanted to go on the offensive with social media
Well, his tweets are certainly offensive, in the main.
> ... leading people to being unable to fly where they SHOULD be able to fly...
In the interest of fairness, equity, etc., I suggest that the same NFZs apply to all airborne vehicles - airliners, police helicopters, weather balloons, drones.
> The car knows the speed limit if it knows where it is.
This raises an interesting issue. Speed limits are typically imposed pretty much completely without objective justification. Hordes of self-driving cars might conceivably provide some sort of evidential support for what - if any - speed limit should be set. Of course, there's zero chance that would ever be used to raise the speed limit... perish the thought.
> If there are stats that justify the headline, the author should quote them.
It's very unlikely there are stats to support the author's opinion. I expect you can complete the chain of reasoning from there...
> ...and you can't copy files from it to, say, an mp3 player
One can see the advantage there, given the quality of much of what's being streamed.
> It has the added benefit that artists that I like make a bit more money out of it.
How naive. As ever, it's the publishers* operating the toll-gates between artist and audience who will benefit.
* And of course, their PR team, including the articles' author...
> The Register can be lumped in with rest of the liberal mainstream media
And that is a bad thing? How so?
> The massive deception will also require having extensive insight on the victim...
...or to be talking to a helpdesk droid whose minimum (or lower) wage disinclines them from challenging you.
> ...distinct lack of posts from angry systemd defenders
Why would they even bother to read an article about a systemd feature that's already been decreed - by the arch-potterer himself - to be "not a bug".
The living exemplar of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect
> ... disagreement between the OS and systemd...
There is only one possible interpretation of that state of affairs: namely, systemd is wrong and the OS is right.
But we all know that already...
Brewing predates the medieval era by many centuries.
> ...if they want to sell phones in Newcastle
They have a phone service there?
> ...as we could read a few weeks back even systemd is not without flaws
as we could read a few weeks back especially systemd is not without flaws
> Are you listening, Climate Change?
No, they're not listening. Whatever the truth (or otherwise) of climate change (other than that it's been happening since before humans evolved), climate change models seem remarkably impervious to any alteration in the input parameters.
One wonders whether they are all just minor variants of "sleep 10000; print $MY_ANSWER"?
> ...people are fundamentally lazy...
...and obstinate. Especially those who believe that metric units will never catch on.
> ...and dead corpses.
> ...a way to insure the provenance of the parts.
(a) you mean "ensure" rather than "insure", I believe.
(b) I deduce you're an optimist.
> ... Protected Hardware Paths ...
Oh, that bit's trustworthy, is it?
> ...expect the rest of us to pay for them...
Hmmm. As someone who may retire in the next few years, I might observe that I've been paying to fund national pension and healthcare for the whole of my working life, and (dare I say) at a not-inconsiderable rate, mandated by said government. Don't blame those of my generation if said government has frittered away that money...
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