Re: Of course they're still spending...
Obviously you should root for the underdog, and not the giant evil behemoth.
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Obviously you should root for the underdog, and not the giant evil behemoth.
The surprising news is that Amazon still rely on this technology in 2018 from such an un-friendly and price gouging company.
Is that RBS the "substantial publishing company" ?
But "large-scale PAT testing" smells wrong.
Really when has anyone worked at a data centre where they shut down the servers and switch to DR site, so that an electrician could PAT test the servers (or the equivalent).
Also, how the fuck can you "shut down every data centre in every location in the world"
This seems like wishful thinking and someone living in fantasy land.
Having said that, I have seen outsourced contracts making a complete hash of things many many times!
(aww) But but, what about the emoticons on HipChat? (sadpanda)
Slack is just not the same. (dealwithit)
Aye, there's the rub.
Do you want Jobs style beautiful exact placement on the "page" or be able to view things on many devices.
Imagine a fuzzy video of naked Donald Trump pissing all over a Russian prostitute. If that comes out in 2020 and goes viral it could swing the next election (assuming it's close). It wouldn't matter if he was blinking 17 times / minute really. It's a pretty disgusting image to have in your head, and would be hard to un-remember. Regardless of if it's fake or not.
Actually, I'm struggling to un-imagine it now, and I wish I hadn't started typing this post. Ewww.
Sorry but people will do that. No point being pedantic about it, if people get into the habit of thinking the car is driving for them, some people will forget they might need to take over. Call it what you like, but many people WILL confuse autopilot for autonomous drive.
That's why we have guards on heavy machinery. Some people will get overconfident and stick their hands in at the wrong moment while the machine is working, thinking they can quickly remove a blockage or something. People WILL do stupid things, guaranteed. It doesn't do much good to say after the accident "We told them not to do this in the manual, so they weren't doing it wrong".
brake? Not quickly enough as for 1/4 second or so you are thinking "is it going to brake? Am I supposed to take over? Oh shit it's not doing to stop"
It's shocking really as Tesla are doing a massive beta test with this software, and someone has died as a consequence. And they then try to blame that person.
Inevitably when you have autopilot engaged you will start to lose concentration and start to learn to let the car do the driving. This will happen even if you've got your hands on the wheel and you are looking straight ahead. You will start to get complacent and trust the car. At this point you will lose valuable time, if the car doesn't do what it's supposed to and you need to take over. You will have to re-focus and evaluate the situation around you, which you probably aren't prepared for.
Just better hope there aren't too many fatalities before the software gets good enough. And by good enough, I mean something like 10x safer than a human.
Even when it's 10x safer, you are still going to be rightly upset if one of your loved ones gets killed by mis-behaving software.
Still, once we get over this hump it's going to be super safe and everyone will forget what all the fuss was about.
Your real name is not Anonymous Coward?
You are one of the busiest people on this blog and they don't make you use your real name?
The DUP said "I don't see what all the fuss is about. It's only chlamydia for heavens sake and can be easily cleared up with a course of antibiotics. ... oh wait, hang on. Are we on the record here?"
"average contractor is probably on a lower total package"
What? Really? In what universe?
Surely an offence, not a crime? (or would that be a misdemeanour ?)
what's it CALLED? If it don't got a name, we ain't tekkin it serius.
Be quick though, Udemy only have these very special sales on days with a Y in the name.
Well no. It's a bit like saying someone got a shit score of 0 out of 10
It's not a score of 0 of of 10, which is shit.
As I found myself agreeing with you most of the way through.
Isn't that confirmation bias?
I might try the Daily Mail, to get a more balanced view. ;-P
I'm a bit late to the party here, but does anyone know why the ice doesn't float on top of the water?
... Despite the decline Desktop PC shipments still 100m / year.
Which is pretty much what you allude to in the last paragraph, but not what the headline suggests.
Funny my literal brain read that and thought "What's that got to do with this story?" and didn't realise it was a typo.
HP are selling apple kit, which enterprises sometimes want, but is protecting itself by selling... VR? which no one really wants. At least not in the enterprise. Not yet anyway. Perhaps when Minority Report tech becomes more of a thing.
Back on planet Earth. The vending machines is an interesting idea, just present your ID card and type in a cost code and out pops a replacement mouse?
So, please help me with the grammar here. The BMJ (and loads of others) say "a myriad of" whereas the book Sapiens (and also loads of other places), just say "myriad". As in "We face myriad choices".
So, journo types, what is it please?
well yeah, read the article and that's about right.
"Whether Chronicle will itself help or hinder remains obscure, as does the exact nature of its service remains ."
That sentence doesn't really work.
Like "money" you mean?
Not that I'm a fan of cryptocurrencies either, but you know.
"sugar is the new tobacco"
No you've got it all wrong. Sugar is really good for you and not a slow poison that people have been suggesting for years. Go ahead and consume copious amounts, and us fuckwits will probably die of piousness before you do.
I spend most of my day inside a terminal, and occasionally dip out into mail client, chat, or Sublime. I can do this quite happily on Linux, Mac or Windows. There's very little to chose between them. As a contractor, I often don't get a choice anyway, but they all have their little foibles and niceties. I've used all three at home as well over the years, until the Mac blew up. And then my kids needed to use Windows only conferencing software, so had to scrap Mint and switch to Win 10. But really that switch was pretty painless, and it generally just works.
Is it a religious thing? I don't get it.
perhaps. But you don't walk around with an iron strapped to your body for most of the day, and have it on a stand next to your bed at night. Surely it's a sensible precaution to keep your phone in another room*, don't keep your phone in your pocket all day and switch off wifi at certain times of the day (switch off wifi? Is this guy nuts!? Goes into palpitations)
* even just so the sodding thing doesn't keep you awake. With constant dinging, buzzing and too much blue light at night.
Dataless. That's the future young man! If only all our apps don't need any data, then there would be no need for any sysadmin, or security.
Like Kevin Spacey?
That doesn't sound right.
"it's already doing 17.46 km/sec"
Riiiiiight commentard. And I'm sure if GMail stopped working for several days, everyone would just sigh and say "Oh well, we haven't paid anything for this so it's fine".
We have come to rely on these things, regardless of whether we're paying or not. And we are paying anyway, because these things are ad supported plus they harvest all the data. But the added "friction" of having to pay directly for these services mean that most of the people that use them, just wouldn't. They would organise things with email / txt or whatever they used to use.
That's the question I was wondering. I haven't found anything similar (not looked THAT hard though), but have tried several sites such as Google Groups (which is pretty much sort of usenet) but they don't work quite the same way. Like allowing attachments, and having admins for the group.
If you've just left school and want to get into coding.
For the rest of us, I suspect this is bread and butter stuff. Are there really still SysAdmins around who don't know this stuff (apart from at the local council)
That's pretty much the cost of a meal out? They could have cut expenses ever so slightly and made a profit.
Sounds like you had a bad book.
That's a bit like saying, Google Pixel phone costs £700, don't hold your breath (on Android).
Other Chromebooks are available, and they are the perfect computer for many of my friends and people like... my Dad. People who aren't very good with computers, and just do email and web browsing, etc.
*** And people I wish would leave me alone and stop asking me to fix their bloody computer. ***
I think they have a future, but not for people who read The Reg. For their friends though? But let's wait and see.
I think that sums up the state of how we got where we are now. Well done.
I'm guessing many of the haters in the comments are 50 somethings, or retired and just don't get all these "new fangled buzzwords" and think that "we did all this devops stuff on mainframes back in the 70s".
As someone who's seen it actually working in practice, I can can tell you that Agile / Scrum / DevOps *can* work... but done wrong it can spit out a crappy product just like any other method. It's not about being like Twitter or Etsy or Facebook or Google... but they DO have some smart people and there's a lot we can learn from them.
The downvote button is the second one along.
Because people don't stand up to bullies like this, and they just try to avoid them and stay out of their way. Or leave and go somewhere else, which must be bloody difficult if you are a patent clerk. Unless you have ideas about new Physics theories?
Anyway, they should all walk out and refuse to work until this pig is removed and stops doing even more damage.
"Can’t someone simply wander through those images, stalking you via a breadcrumb trail of EXIF location data? Of course they can."
Wait, what!? You mean they don't strip the shit out? I had *assumed* they stripped that shit out, and it wasn't available unless you explicitly clicked the "add my location" button. Silly me.
Are you SURE my location can be simply pulled out of all my images??
Entomophobia issues aside
There, fixed that.
5..4..3..2..1.. boom. It's guessed your "disposable" email prefix. Ta da.
Rubbish. Most humans are much better than average at driving. Just ask them. ;-)
As people move workloads to the cloud, the tin that's left behind could be useful for non-prod environments and you've already paid for the hardware.
£0.75/kg in Tesco. I think you're out of touch with the price of things.
And also Onion Goggles ...
... work brilliantly.
But between "the first powered flight" and "planes as a form of relieable mass transport" lie untold billions of R&D money and roughly six decades.
... however, technology changes MUCH faster than it did 100 years ago. So something which took 60 years, could nowadays be done in 15 years. Or even faster if the military feel the need.
I think these will be commonplace sooner than a lot of people (here) think. And a bit later than a lot of investors seem to hope.
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