for remembering "the axiomatic Sorenson".
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for remembering "the axiomatic Sorenson".
addressing a computer as "computer" worse than saying "OK Google" I will not say fucking "OK Google".
Any legitimate research into sex into space has to be carried out in orbit about Uranus.
He's already got the name.
On the other hand the porn industry would probably have a problem with low ethical standards.
Sounds like something Captain Kirk would say to a computer he really didn't like.
It seems to me that she was just being a good friend. So it messed up the date- or rather it messed up the guy's enjoyment of the movie, which is why going to a movie on a first date is not a good idea - but if he wasn't a jerk he would have dealt with it.
"The RemoteSystems API could enable an app running on a mobile device to launch itself on a nearby PC or Xbox, for example"
Nope, can't see how that could go wrong in any way.
It discourages those twitchy fingers. I mean, do we really want this place to be anything like the youtube comments sections.
Now back to the (legitimate, in this case I suspect) Google bashing.
I've just looked at my hands. Seems I should start calling myself "Frances". Either that or human physical and mental variation is more varied than our concepts of gender.
You could have put that post in all caps and I'd have still upvoted you.
"If the space in the solar system out to Earth's orbit inflates its diameter by a Planck length every "time period", how would you know?"
When it gets to the point of the "Big Rip" you'd know. Or rather you wouldn't because you'd be dead.
"And to "United" right now..."
Which side of the pond are you on. Oh wait. . .
You're still on that? According to XKCD it's the definition of a sandwich which is where it's at.
PTW, doncha know that when a woman makes a complaint it's necessary to point out that all her problems are down to her own cluelessness. Can't have the little ladies getting the idea that they know stuff.
(Yes, I know that victim-blaming (i.e. user) is a professional hazard among tech people so maybe the OP was only accidentally being sexist.)
The days of "Rule Britannia" ended on the first of September 1939.
Not that "Fight for your life Britannia" wasn't impressive but there was only one way it could end.
He was a scammer.
"Like shipping laundry from the Klondike to Hawaii to be washed."
Citation please. The only think I could find was an "amusing facts" page which says it was California and China which is a bit to much like a Radio Yerevan to inspire confidence.
With Microsoft there is never a safe word. "Safe, sane and consensual" - nah, not even one out of three.
The Chinese build their high speed rail lines on concrete viaducts. If you saw rust you were looking at older infrastructure. Seriously, how could you see the supports of the bridge carrying the train you were travelling in?
The Chinese are doing extraordinary things with their rail infrastructure. That's not Chinese government propaganda. I try not to let my dislike of the Chinese regime blind me to the very real achievements of the Chinese as a people and a culture. Adopt that approach and you might save yourself some nasty surprises.
That Auto Express article is bizarre. With two or three exceptions of the (the A6, the ersatz Rolls Royce, and possibly the Lifan 330 which is very Mini-like) the Chinese vehicles in the list bear no more than a generic resemblance to the supposed western originals. Apply a collection of currently fashionable styling elements to a vehicle and you will inevitably end up with something that more or less resembles all the other vehicles in that class. The author appears to have merely selected whichever vehicle he thinks is most like the alleged infringer (i.e. whatever Chinese vehicle he could find a picture of) and called it a match. Even the horrible Rolls Royce ripoff really only counts as such because RR effectively owns the category of big square luxury car.
Not that I am denying the Chinese copy. But stylistic copying happens all the time. We call it fashion. The only reason we don't in this case is that we are not yet ready to start copying from the Chinese. But that will happen soon enough and then we'll change our tune.
Unfortunately, I suspect that it's an entirely reasonable comment given that currently most software development (not just the IOT stuff) appears to be based on the "put it out there and if someone pokes a hole we can always release a patch, maybe" principle.
The Pi can get hot but no hotter than a pizza straight from the oven which is why I built a Pi cluster in a Domino's pizza box*.
*This is, of course, not true. I wouldn't be seen dead with a Domino's Pizza Box. Someone might think I eat the stuff.
If that happened they'd have to reintroduce the farthing so he could pay the damages.
RCL are looking worse: the others are looking fucking brilliant.
This reminds me of the minor moral panic that happened when Photoshop first became popular. Apparently criminal types were going to get up to all sorts of shenanigans with this terrible new power. Instead, instead it just killed in popular consciousness the always stupid notion that the camera doesn't lie.
I just don't want all the other idiots to have one.
I made once made a Quake 2 mod were all the soldiers were replaced with Daleks. If only I had resisted I wouldn't have ended up hacking the Democratic Party and Trump might not have been elected. Please forgive me.
This is for mobile. The article's not exactly clear about the relevance of the Windows Server Arm port but I suppose the suggestion is there will be something similar for desktop Windows. Not that I'm blaming the Author. It seems Qualcomm is talking big but providing precious few details and we all know what that means.
If you want your measurements to be easily divisible by four (or three) you choose appropriate sizes. Which is why your window is 1200mm wide not 1m.
Well, that's world peace done, then.
that might actually be fun.
They managed to get a cheap lot of surplus phone batteries from a source in Korea.
I was thinking along the lines of a White Knight style carrier aircraft to take the electric plane up to a decent altitude before sending it on its way. Technically feasible, probably but I don't for a moment think it would be practical.
You jump as high as you can. While you're in the air the Earth collapses into a black hole. Your landing is now going to be a bit harder than you expected. Well, it's not like that, as a famous black hole wrangler once said. But still, it's a bit like that, only more so, since you have two objects that have mass but aren't made of matter, so they can't actually collide but that doesn't stop them combining. . .
Yes, black holes are weird.
I'm trying to think of how that would work without breaking the bones so badly there's not much purchase left anyway.
It's just a matter of practice and the Romans had a lot of practice.
It is Scotland after all.
It's always crocs in the NT.
Even when it's pythons.
The reason you or I get Lexus ads is the same reason we get spam - If you have a small target and low ammunition costs it's easier to just blast away in the general area and not worry about the collateral damage (which doesn't really hurt the person with the gun). But when you need surgical precision - say you need to tell the rednecks what a great pussygrabber you are while assuring the evangelicals that you support Christian values - then it's worthwhile paying to bring in a sniper.
That said, I'm not exactly panicking. The techniques a bit like flying planes into buildings - you really only get to use it once before coutermeasures are developed.
By that logic you can include many religions into the same bucket, yet you cannot fire someone for their religion....
Did I suggest otherwise? I'm not exactly the biggest fan of religion around here. I didn't and I'm not suggesting firing anyone for their beliefs but if their beliefs lead a person to engage in arsehole behaviour then all bets are off.
Except that the Goreans aren't just fantasising or role-playing. They believe, or claim to believe, that all women are by nature submissive. Basically just a bunch of misogynist arseholes using kink as an excuse to be arseholes. Which is fine if they keep it private. But keeping a personal kink private is easy, keeping a belief system to yourself not so much.
Bet the heel thought he'd get away with just a tongue-lashing.
for a production of Swan Lake featuring crossdressing lumberjacks. Sling me some money and I'll put them in cowboy boots of your choice.
That's my April Fools done. then.
There's still an awful lot of engineering that go's into any car, this stuff is bread and butter for companies like BMW.
The vast majority of the engineering in a car is in the engine, transmission and the suspension. Replace that with a motor in each wheel, active suspension and an actuator for the steering and you've replaced traditional engineering with software and suddenly that bread and butter starts to like toast.
Of course, (some of) the traditional car makers will survive. We've seen this before. Kodak may have destroyed itself but the line up of major camera brands today would be largely recognisable to someone from 50 years ago. But the car makers are going to have a fight on their hands and this looks like an early salvo.
Now you have a slogan.
At which point you have a massive economic downturn because only a privileged few can now afford to consume the products of all that cheap labour.
Maybe we could get ESA to scatter a few wifi access points around the place while they're there.
Perhaps the fact that Intel is not promoting such use tells us something.
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