Re: The open secret
Milton eh? Sounded like poetry to me!
783 posts • joined 13 Aug 2007
I was under the impression that all persons involved in the patent application have an on-going "Duty to disclose" any material they become aware of during the lifetime of the patent, not just during the application process. If so, then why the notion that an inventor cannot (or shoudl not) query their own invention?
Any lawyers in the house to check on that?
Who's going to take the chance that their house's power system goes down after a borked security patch to the "smart meter"? Could Joe-punter rectify the situation if it did happen? In general, no. How big are the test teams working on IoT updates? Ermm.. about as big as the team making them; likely zero.
Settling at the last minute should be seen as a form of willful obstruction.
Public bodies in particular should be constrained from using such a tactic, as the interest of a public body should be getting it right ASAP, not "winning".
Nice job all-in-all.
In the same manner as the current site design, there is a good bit of link-duplication (going as far as link+image duplication). One link per story on the main page is quite enough, and definitely no image duplication.
I agree with a previous comment above that "Most read" isn't a useful section for me, though it demands a fair bit of room.
And when clicking on the #comments section on a story (bottom RHS), perhaps we could jump straight to the commentard section?
the problem with electric cars has always been the capacity of the batteries and the speed at which they recharge
Those are certainly the biggest current issues but, should we try to scale-up electric cars, the delivery of enough electricity to recharging stations (@home, @work, @'petrol' stations) - with massive spikes in typical demand times (after driving to/from work) - will become an extremely difficult problem to address.
Wiles said that although the police are generally compliant with laws on the use and retention of DNA and fingerprints for general crime....
Maybe: but what about retention for no-crime? As I recall, they "couldn't delete" that stuff, which rather suggests Wiles is being more than a little generous.
The lasting legacy of the UK over the last 30 years is "do it on the cheap".
Cheap buildings; cheap education; cheap infrastructure; cheap public services.
Not that the costs are necessarily low, but 'specified' to be cheap and of cheap quality, though typically costing a bomb thanks to top-notch management.
So when the Police need to pay for new recruits who have marketable skills - what will the government do? Something useless on the cheap as always.
Move along; nothing to see here.
As I read it, it does still require intent to (potentially) dazzle, just not the intent to cause a crash. So a much lower level of wilful harm can be prosecuted. Any lawyers in the house to check on that? As others have said, the law is one thing; finding the culprit is quite another.
Super-bright strobes on bikes and super-bright xenons or LEDs on cars all add up to a nightmare of dazzle on the roads these days (whether I'm on two wheels or four). An indication of "Its better for me - sod you" culture, or "nothing to see here: its just driven by availability"?
Compare and contrast snippets from the article: the data seems entirely at odds with the conclusion.
"Recent Apple earnings indicate that higher prices have compensated for fewer iPhone Xs sold. Samsung too is seeing the financial benefits of higher prices... the value of its shipments has risen 20 per cent."
"if the problem is a slower purchase cycle, then the top-tier vendors risk making things worse by making their flagships ever more expensive. It simply prompts many to defer a purchase."
The liability issue makes technical debt a governance issue. "CEO jobs are on the line for something that they don't even begin to understand," Curtis points out.
Perhaps the board should begin to accept that the board should not be full of people who don't understand the company?
Silly MPs. You don't want to question the CEO (except for bragging rights), or indeed, any well-trained-to-say-nothing executive.
You want a middle-management knows-the-strategy-but-never-talks-outwith-the-company to grill. Some sucker who never thought they'd ever have to answer for what they do to anyone who wasn't just as complicit as they were.
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