I, for one...
I, for one, welcome our new exponentially intelligent overlords! Especially if they are pervasively fueled.
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I, for one, welcome our new exponentially intelligent overlords! Especially if they are pervasively fueled.
So, ARM chips inside? Don't care. What I want to know is what sensor technologies are going to be used!
Waymo is using Lidar, accurate but impossibly expensive. Lidar is great for close-up obstacle avoidance but gets even more expensive if you want 1-second notice of an obstacle when you're doing 130KM/h.
Tesla is using cameras, which are cheaper and should be similar but better to human eyesight. Tesla add a normal radar, but I'm not sure if they know what to use it for.
ARM has reference platforms for handling video feeds in an automotive environment, I don't know if anyone has picked it up.
More details please.
Equally probable, yes.
In any case, the lawyers will get their cut off the top ;)
When I was a kid in Ireland (Dublin) we hollowed out turnips. VERY difficult. And too small. Basically a fail.
I doubt the idea came from American TV at the time.
We also had mashed potato with something green in it, and with a coin hidden in it. Who comes up with this stuff?
I would guess that your investment fund would be raided by your heirs about 10 seconds after the will was read. That's why I think you'd be broke, and hence doing something "useful"...
I love the frozen head idea, but realistically you'll be a cyborg with no money if you're ever revived. Now where would it be profitable to put a "technically dead" cyborg ? Somewhere dangerous that no living human would ever accept to go to. So basically you'll be managing a methane factory in Jupiter orbit, or harvesting Oort cloud debris. But you won't have a window to look out of. Fun!
Basically no, the height part of the GPS measurement has a much larger margin of error. The lateral measurements are best when the satellites are low and well separated, while the height measurement will be better when the satellites are basically directly above you.
Also you want the height over the ground, but the GPS maps don't have accurate surface height information. The GPS measurement gives your location on a sphere, which the earth isn't.
That's exactly what a PC salesman said to me in 1989 when I wanted to by an Acorn Archimedes. He thought an 8088-based PC was the hot product I should be investing in. Actually all the shops gave me the same pitch.
The reason they are taped is because the police kept misreporting the interviews. For more US police fun, see this report on a bodycam showing a policeman planting evidence..
Also current in the US, they have a law that lets the police steal anything valuable from you, and its up to you to sew the police force to get it back
So generally any protection a tinfoil hat can provide is worth the money.
Waymo's technology is too expensive for personal vehicles. Trucks are the real objective. So why not use minivans as a stepping stone?
Just you wait, in a few month's time Ryanair will have a option to not be chosen to be deplaned if they overbooked the flight. Its perfect, they'll make money from both ends! They can overbook more than other airlines by saying that anybody who didn't take the option knew and accepted that they could be ejected. And they make more money by upselling when you by the ticket.
Unless Scotland votes to "merge" with Ireland... A federal Ireland where dublin has absolutely no say over Scotland. Just enough to have back.door membership. If it would work for Northern Ireland then it could work for Scotland...
The Army, Navy and the Air force are all permanently at war... with each other. Why do you think the harriers were scrapped? Kill strike from the Air force.
The MoD is there to try to keep them apart. Their basic tactic is to say 33% each. So actual needs are not considered. If the army wants a budget increase to buy, say, new guns, its going to cost the MoD 3 times the price to keep the other 2 happy.
So if the military were in charge, it would have to have 3 co-chiefs that sign of on every expenditure. War by meetings. With meetings.
The basic income plan is actually a right-wing libertarian policy. With a basic income (which would only prevent dying of starvation) you can abandon lots of social protections like minimum wage, discrimination, employee persecution. When people aren't scared to walk away from a job it reignites the "free market" for employment - treat your employees properly or tomorrow you won't have any.
Equally you've got a great idea for a new product? Fine, go an live in a garage for 3 years with a few buddies to see if it'll work, no worries if it crashes.
Want some work experience? Fine, go an be an unpaid intern.
Want to restart manufacturing jobs? Since your employees are already getting a basic income, how much will the workforce actually cost?
The author says that people are never happy - of course not, that's why they'll go and get a job!
AI will take over government this way...
Phase 1: TV journalists will ask an AI's opinion about a debate or a political campaign rally, to get an "objective opinion".
Phase 2: Politicians will use AIs to help them prepare for debates and to build their plans...
Phase 3: we vote for the AI directly.
The fully antonymous case will have a "manual mode", with a stupid tiny joystick and a 10kmh speed limit. Its an obvious solution. Personally I'm perfectly fit and I would easily pay an extra 3Keuro even for just an "autonomous mode". However the "not quite autonomous" mode of the Tesla autopilot scares me. I want the one that will safely stop and beep at me to resolve the problem.
My favorite plan for asteroids is to fire anti-matter at them.
Like anti-protons for example. Expensive to generate, and you'd have to do it on the moon, but easy to shoot and 100% of the incoming energy would be absorbed by the asteroid. If it was taken over by a mad scientist they could only attack earth's satellites, an anti-matter beam wouldn't make much of an impact on the atmosphere and would only create some gamma radiation. Same thing if the beam missed the asteroid or was dispersed.
The effect of the beam on the asteroid would be to generate thrust, and should work even if its spinning. So it should be able to deflect the asteroid minutely. You'd have to start early, its not a quick process...
If there is a legal backdoor for one country, then surely there must be a legal backdoor for all countries. That was the problem with the "Clipper chip" - it only worked for the US. I don't see Germany or France accepting devices sold in their home countries where they can't use the backdoor controlled by the US government.
Bad ergonomy, everyone has an excuse for going around it.
Great ergnomy with appropriate security, you teach the right way and everyone helps convince the newbies that its the easiest way.
Also you can get compliments about how you're making everything work easily.
This is mine: We're all equal, but we're all different.
I think the one place where there should be a strict 50-50 share is in elected bodies. For every seat there should be a male and female representative.
I fail to see why an article about blockchain technology keeps bring RFID technology into the discussion. Blockchain is purely virtual, RFID is mostly a mistake^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H a physical implementation. Yes an integration could link them, but certainly there are no RFIDs used in the healthcare industry...
Carrefour (in france) is selling a voucher (about 80 euros) for someone to come to your house and have a look at your problem. I didn't look at the details, but its definitely an interesting product.
No sign of Go for AIX yet, which is a pain.
That's the wrong question, I think.
Sure, computers make mistakes, always have, always will.
But once the self-driving car makes significantly less mistakes than a human it should be accepted and used, no ?
Car technology really sucks and its getting worse. So many options, the integration is awful. I have a Renault, I can't turn off the radio without turning off the GPS, and the "mute" function on the radio also mutes the GPS. On another car I've played with you just can't turn off the radio/media player at all, and there's no mute button.
I really want my self-driving car, but I know its going to suck too.
I do that in work, since Active Directory insists that a password goes stale after a few months. Unfortunately my office keyboard and my mobile device keyboard don't have the same layout - it can be difficult logging back into my work email to get me hotel reservation number on the rare occasions I have to travel....
There are project fails in the realm of civil engineering too. From bridges being built before the road that never appears to cost overruns and leaks on chemical or nuclear plants. The ITER project is currently exceeding its budget, the US F35 is a laughing stock, etc.. The software industry shouldn't be singled out.
Eventually everyone involved - insurance companies, governments, manufacturers and users - will understand that on average there are less accidents and less costs with driverless cars. Eventually there will be a big cost incentive to buy a car without a steering wheel. At that point the insurance companies might well have a problem if the government decides to just levy a tax to cover liabilities...
Surely the question is not "if", its "when"? Obviously he knew before he resigned. The question would be if he knew, for example, before the car was commercialised in the US.
Bond, will you please pay attention!
In France if you ban webmail then the work mail becomes "private", you're not allowed to monitor it.
Webmail is good, it helps enforce the separation between work and play.
Also, for email addresses, doesn't everyone use Trashmail?
Only 16 PCIe lanes from the chip itself. So the NVMe drive has to go on the chipset. So its not good for my new high performance machine that I'm looking to build. Next!
Yes, plus a NVMe SSD sitting directly on the CPUs PCIe lines - so that's going to be an i7 5960X. More money than I've ever spen on a PC..
Casualties do not come from inaccurate wepons - at least not any more.
Today casualties are almost always from incorrect information - firing on the wedding party because you've assumed that only terrorists would group together at that place and time.
Incidentally, that's not supposed to happen according to the Geneva conventions, which makes each mistake a war crime...
"This level of sophistication is normally associated with a state sponsored cyber attack"...
The Sony attack was a state operation but this was a gang of criminals? Somebody's jerking us around.
I saw in a different forum what the installation problem was.
Its a problem with the motors. Depending on where they're attached to the wing they have to behave differently. You have to first install the software and then add the settings. If you mix them up its very difficult to detect it on the ground. Once in the air its difficult not to notice.
I read it as even worse - current users of iPhones are staying away in droves.
Or perhaps the group "users of smartphones" can be broken down into "15% iPhone, 85% android", of which they all have an equal propensity to refresh their hardware and have no brand loyalty?
The US overproduces Lawyers in abundance - that's why so many end up "ambulance chasing". So this is going to make student debt harder to pay off. On the up side in-house lawyers for big companies may feel empowered to not use "outside council". If the big lawyers loose out it might make the US a more livable society...
So if you think it'd help I'll agree ;)
If there was a way I'd give all my tax money to SpaceX.
The Airane 5 is a bit boring. The new "Vega" launch vehicle is a bit exciting. Nothing in Europe has an exciting vision for space, and there's no money going that way either. The Kourou launch site is excellent, SpaceX should ask for a launch pad there...
I'd never heard of "The Interview" before the attack. If you were a quaking servant to Kim, and you'd found out about an upcoming file by secretly surfing IMBD, would you tell him? So who did? Maybe Sony sent a personal invite to the premier ? Bullshit on max, I agree.
Self declaration is the basic principle of taxation since the beginning.
Then you get audited and if your declarations are incorrect, you're screwed.
Personally I think tax auditors should be freelance and they should get a percentage of any extra revenue they extract from their targets. They would target the big fat estates and leave us little buggers mostly alone.
If Israel wanted peace, they would have made it happen. They have complete logistic and economic control of the Palestinian proto-state. On the Palestinian side they have no reserves, no way to move back on one axe and move forward on another. However the Palestinians have tried, and each time Israel has taken what they've given up but returned nothing.
Specifically Israel doesn't want peace because they would have to give Palestinian the fair share of the fresh water the Israel is currently using for farming.
Hamas is the elected government of the Gaza strip. Therefore they are a state militia, not a terrorist organization. Any media blandly declaring them to be terrorists are accepting the Israel worldview as the only one possible.
We live in a capitalist society. Our society believes that each individual benefiting themselves will benefit society. And then we vote for a politician and expect them to work selflessly for the good of the whole without benefiting themselves? Really?
The author starts by saying that rent limits, an economic term, is bad. Then he generalizes from there to any sort of rent limit. A rent contract does contain limits - is that bad? In Ireland around the time of the famine they discovered that letting owners jack up the rent whenever they wanted was bad. So laws controlling rent increased and eviction were passed. Is that a limit? In France when you build 100 high-price buildings you also have to build a percentage of rent-controlled accommodation, does that break the free market?
As for housing, the author is looking for some sort of building anarchy - if I can build it I should be allowed to build it. No planning for roads, sewage, emergency services. That planning is necessary is obvious, that a town plans in little bits is common sense. If economics says something that is the opposite of an obvious common sense approach, then its broken.
I live in france. I use Free for both my home ADSL and for my mobile phone. Its true that Free offers a FemtoCell for the ADSL line which boosts the mobile phone reception inside the house. However the idea that the pre-existing ADSL deployment was a major part of the Free Mobile deployment is completely wrong. Free stared in the ADSL business by giving a highly automated service that was better and cheaper than the existing operators. They had a one-price-fits-all strategy, but they gave little or no assistance if you had a problem. When they became a mobile operator they promised that they would halve average prices, and registered a competitor's price list to prove it.
The problem with most asteroid defense schemes is that the person in control could turn around and threaten the earth with the system that they're supposed to use on the asteroid.
My proposition is to use a beam of anti-particles - because that would be cool, but also because an antiparticle would never be able to penetrate the atmosphere.
Apparently there are pockets of antiparticles generated by the sun and captured by the earths magnetic field... just saying !
Well we already have precision guided wepons. Funny thing, if a precision guided wepon hits a civilain, you can't say it was a mistake - you deliberetly aimed at an objective and then killed a civilian. That's a war crime. So maybe a sniper is happy to have the excuse of saying "I was aiming at something in fromt of the civilian and the shot veered off...", which is not a war crime...
Ntop is great. Span port can suck as configuration goes, and I would't want to configure one remotely. Inline configuration is good - particurlarly combined with the NAT and a Firewall. An ethernet tap is great, but I've never tried it with Ntop. An ethernet tap is a small hardware contraption that seperately splices into the "in" and "out" stream of an ethernet link. So you need a box with 2 ethernet ports to record the trafic from each direction. Plus a third to actually communicate.
Generally they test anything they send to space to make sure it has no smell. Which generally means it has no taste either. Half the attraction of express is the aroma. Nice in the morning, but you probably wouldn't want it to hang around all day.
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