Or maybe Bob Hoskins swaggers in (difficult to arrange, I know) and confronts Charlie with, "Didn't I sort you out in The Long Good Friday"?
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Actually, rather a lot...
"Hmmm.. a smallish, eventually autonomous delivery-bot carrying
high-value consumer goodies GOD KNOWS WHAT PAYLOAD on the mean streets of [insert wild-west UK city here]. They really haven't thought this through, have they?"
No, they haven't. And our clueless politicians will be desperately playing catch-up as usual.
"If you are looking for
ransom payment on account for the next fiscal year, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now allow my claim for a new duck house, that'll be the end of it. "
It is, without doubt, a complicated subject - juxtaposing civil liberty against the protection of children (which everyone surely agrees is important). Parental control is obviously the way to go, but let's face it, there are useless parents who can't even be bothered to ask for help on what to do. Have there been any rigorous studies on the impact of viewing unrestricted material on children? The Scandi counties have always been open-minded on this sort of thing - anything there? Did living eight to a room* in the not-so-distant-past cause damage to young minds? Difficult, but don't we want to be guided by the evidence, not moral crusades?
* If you've started to type, "eight to a room! You were lucky!", stop right now.
Great stuff, and a lovely tribute to Lester's much-missed (hint) series.
I've used the base gravy method for ages and first came across it in a little book called "The Curry Secret". It has a nice selection of restaurant-style recipes.
Now, for the big missing link. How the hell do you get the kind of heat intensity into, for example, a wok like they do in Indian and Chinese outlets? The "wok burners" on hobs are almost useless and I'm assuming a pressurised gas supply is needed. Anyone done serious research into this?
EDIT. PS - Bisto curry sauce for putting on your chips. Surprisingly tasty.
That is exactly the analogy (plus camera, recorder etc.) I use when asking people why they've bought one of these voice activated things. They usually look shocked for a minute, then mumble, "But Alexa..." or some such.
And they're not thick. So what's going on?
"On average, a whopping 80 per cent of AI professors are male in top universities across US and Europe. Applications for AI-related jobs in America were more likely to be made by men, as they made up about 71 per cent of the application pool."
So, increase publicity, remove impediments (which are...?) but what's the "right answer"? 50:50? 80:20 in favour of women? Who decides? What about the Welsh?
'I couldn't decide whether to upvote this. While you're right that to understand some topics a prerequisite level of other knowledge is required...'
Hmm, I just took it as 'explaining is one thing, but understanding isn't guaranteed' rather than some slight about why, exactly, the understanding isn't taking place.
Coming to understand things is, I believe, an internal process, always down to oneself.
Yet you're... Kicking off, as if this is an elitist concept. Funny what we understand being different, isn't it :)
Exactly. As I said, I can explain it...
OK, just a touch of trolling here.
The claimed reason for collecting users' personal data is targeted advertising. But has ANYONE ever received a truly targeted advert? In my experience, they seem to fall into one of two camps; "people who bought this, bought that", and those bloody things that haunt you after a purchase based on the principle that since you bought a tap washer yesterday you'll be in the buying zone for more for the next two weeks.
So no, it ain't for targeted advertising. What then...?
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