And the AI doesn't know if the user is black or not,
(OR DOES IT?)
146 posts • joined 8 Dec 2007
Similar story here.
I bought a S5 clone a year ago, no problem at all. Maybe just short on the battery side, although it was supposed to be 2750mAh, it never lasted me more than a full day.
Then, some ten months later, the battery started behaving funny, like charging from 10% to 100% in 30 minutes and discharging almost as quickly... I opened the case and saw the battery had a big bulge in it (maybe just happy to see me, but didn't want to trust it).
Fortunately, it wasn’t fixed, so I bought a new one for under 12€ and hope it’ll last for some ten months more!
Anyway, after reading the review, I noted this phone has a big battery but it is fixed. What will the owner do when the battery goes cock-eyed? These brands have zero support outside China, so it’ll take long and it’ll be costly to repair…
A IT guy asked a friend to recommend an attorney to defend him against a charge of bestiality.
"I know a great trial lawyer," the fellow said, "but he's expensive and doesn't know how to pick a jury. I know another lawyer," he continued, "who' s not a great trial lawyer, but he's cheap and really knows how to pick a jury."
The IT guy settled on the cheap attorney, but immediately had second thoughts when the key witness began his testimony. "I saw that man mount his sheep from behind," he said, "and when he was finished, I saw the sheep turn around and lick his pecker."
The accused IT guy was devastated and had all but given up hope of acquittal, when a juror in overalls whispered to the fellow next to him, "You know, a good sheep will do that."
Bought a Phillips RC that wasn't good enough (limited set of supported devices out of the box and not enough memory for new commands). Then I bought a Logitech, but operation was weird, it was based not on devices but on activities (switch -on or off- everything you need for TV or music or watching DVDs, not very friendly if you're watching TV and decide to watch a DVD or want to put on some music while the TV is muted...)
Finally a friend recommended I buy a cheap One-for-all command. Got the 6-in-1 for 30€ and it controls all 6 different brand devices I have without a hitch, and even lets me program 3 combo modes (that I defined as TV+DVD+Amp, CD+Radio+Amp and STB+TV).
Won't replace it for a while!
Not that I agree with most of this, but most countries have some kind of restrictions on any of those. In the UK you can not be a police officer and a fascist, if you want a visa to visit the US of A you must state you're not a communist, in France you can not say you hate Jews... What is considered private or allowed in the spirit free speech varies wildly depending on where you are. Opinions on such matters differ, like in so many other liberties (drinking age, voting age, consensual sex age, expressing one’s sexual orientation – when not conforming to the norm –, etc.).
It's the world we live in, deal with it! (i.e., try to change it if you don't agree with what's going on, but accept that others may think differently)
"The idea at the ESA is to stick satellite measurements of the earth's surface - garnered from 20 years of readings accurate to within a centimetre - into the cloud, allowing more scientists to analyse the data."
They could use this data andt tell the nepalese how tall the Everest is, couldn't they?
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/29/everest_appeal/ )
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