* Posts by Anthidote

3 posts • joined 27 Aug 2019

Can you download it to me – in an envelope with a stamp?


Re: Not so many years ago...

RFC 1149 - IP over avian carrie

Submitted to the IETF in 1990

If you attempt this please follow the industry standard :D


Postal Automation

I work for the German Post office - yellow van courier service consortium that you used, in the in house group IT division. I'm in *nix operations so obviously the only job I'm automating away really is my own. I know from the devs that I'm talking to that pretty much everything you can imagine is fully automated already except last mile delivery. There are several tricky aspects with last mile. For one it's not a company wide solution. The company delivers packages to some let's say less developed areas where any robot would be abused or stolen along with the contents. Also in terms of labor costs while automating away a German, Dutch or French letter carrier is potentially very profitable. Automating away a Columbian or Senegalese one is extremely unprofitable. There are many other challenges one of which is most customers actually value receiving their mail and packages from a human. I know that seems weird to us, but that's the reality. BTW our helldesk hates French couriers with a passion mostly reserved for war criminals.

Audible hasn't even launched its AI-powered book subtitles and publishers have already fired off a sueball


Maybe I'm an idiot but

Isn't a close captioned audio-book just a you know ... book


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