"We have no plans to operate iRobot differently than how they operate today[...]"
We will change it sooner rather than later, it is just that we won't let users know ahead of time.
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>>private science and research clients (expected to take 100 of the first 1,000 seats)
What science can be achieved from a 10 minutes flight that doesn't even reach the Kármán line? Other than how to make half a million dollars disappear, of course.
Edit: Ok. Wikipedia informs me that the passengers experienced 4 minutes of weightlessness in the previous flight, which is kind of impressive when compared to the Vomit Comet's 30 seconds... but do they have any room to maneuver inside the ship?
>>almost as much as the Windows machine...
Understatement of the Century!
A friend's Mac will read aloud the current time, at the top of the hour, EVERY SINGLE HOUR.
I can't fathom how can someone work, or live, like that. It sends me into a murderous rage.
Courts in three countries have reached the same conclusion and yet SFA has changed with regards to analytics.
Are you sure Google et al have anything to fear? It is not that I don't trust the regulators to take decisive action, but... I don't know how to finish that phrase.
>>I'd really like to see "the West", including my own government, leading by example, rather than merely blaming and pointing fingers
Yeah, me too, but international relationships are conducted with the same logic as kindergarten fights. It is profoundly disheartening to hear heads of state using equivalents of "who smelt it dealt it" on topics such as war or human rights violations, without the least trace of irony or self conscience.
>> Simple solution: don't connect it to the network.
That is only partially true. I've seen a few 2020 "smart" TVs that take longer to boot than my Celeron PC circa 1999. Simply changing the channel or accessing a menu can take 2 - 5 seconds.
It is absolutely appalling: the smart cr*p makes them infinitely less functional than a 15 years old tv, and that even though they are never connected to any network.
The manufacturers obviously put a lot of bloated software into a hardware that is in no way enough to properly run it, and that affects basically all smart appliances I've seen, so the consumer is impacted no matter what
Is kind of funny and kind of sad hearing the president talk about "war" when we effectively have no defensive capabilities whatsoever in the meatspace and much less in the cyberspace.
The timing of this attack was odd to say the least. It started 2 weeks before the new President took office, right after an extremely nasty electoral campaign.
I wonder if any of the sides involved tried to hire Conti for their own purposes, and the hacker gang simply saw the opportunity to attack the government en-masse after assessing our security measures (or lack thereof). So far they have managed to attack several ministries, public banks, municipalities and tax systems with different levels of impact.
 a few years ago there were problems in the border, and the national armory, managed to muster one single heavy machine gun: a M60 that had been abandoned in the country since the Contras civil war in Nicaragua in the early 80s. No one knew whether there was ammunition for it.
 there were 25 candidates in the first round, I kid you not. Some of them rather shady.
The scary thing with the CCP is their fondness and efficiency to take everything to 11.
So, the basic idea to limit the power of "influencers" is not bad, but one can only wonder in what creepingly dystopian way it will be enforced.
See the handling of covid lockdowns, to put but one example
Fermenting the fire of rebellion inside Russia against it's own leadership seems to be the only practical way to de-escalate
Yeah... Germany tried that once, even sending an Lenin-sized piece of yeast to speed the fermentation process in Russia.
It did not end well, I see why Germany would be afraid to give it a shot. Russia is simply too much of an unknown for Western Europe to even start trying to predict what could go on if a revolution starts.
Every year fewer and fewer sites celebrate April's fools, or so it seems.
And those that do, put less and less effort on it. Not sure if the suits are afraid to be sued, or to offend anyone, or just plainly humorless, but the trend is undeniable.
Don't take this as a dis to today's SFTWS?. It was top quality as usual, but it's kind of sad it is the only article in the site on the topic.
Lowly coder by day... Chaos thrill seeker by night. Rogue Engineer the biggest software companies and unleashes his mad code to the unsuspecting masses.
From slurping WIFI data via Google cars to slipping ads in Microsoft's workhorse OS. In any tech company, he is everyone and he is no one!
Where will he strike next? Find it next week!
Same Rogue-time, same Rogue-channel
Ah, the memories!
Once upon a time on Win 98... StarCraft: Broodwar soundbites: Corsair's "It is a good day to die!" for startup. Marine's death cry for critical error. Infested Kerrigan's "Now WHAT?!" for messages... although for the life of me, I can't remember what was the shut down sound...
I'm just old enough to remember when a long, agonizing beeeeeeeeep or a series of short, tortured beep-beep-beeps on startup, meant that something had Gone Terribly Wrong with the PC you had gutted in your desk.
These unexpected "I'm dead" sounds caused a deep phobia of any noise coming from a computer, and not only to me, judging by the comments!
"Now"? what do you mean "Now"? He has been doing it (teehee!) for nigh a decade.
The grumpier, the better!
[EDIT]: According to the site's search, the first SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND, SIR? was published on April 6, 2012, so we are about to celebrate 10 years of Grumpy McDoubleEntendre here!
The RAF has scored its first air-to-air "kill" – where an aircraft downs an enemy aircraft – for almost 40 years..
"Forty years? but didn't they, during the Falkland's..."
[Brain booting up...]
[Brain booting up...]
Goddammit! forty years is the Falkland's, not WWII... I need to lie for a while
It's a matter of reasonable doubt: given Amazon's stellar history on employee relations and laboral laws, it is easy to believe they sidestepped / bribed their way out of / plainly ignored their responsibilities as employers in this case.
Obviously nothing can be said for certain before the investigation ends, but I for one wouldn't bet my life on Amazon's adherence to regulations
Are US political parties so bankrupt  that $110k is a donation worthy of a 4-year overseas vacation?
I mean, that's what my house costs, in a suburb, in a third world country! It sounds extremely cheap for the levels of power we are talking about. What would one get if donates 1 meeellion?
 Financially speaking. Morally, we know they are, left, right and center.
I'm quite sure Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse is right and here is why:
A job application by Steve Jobs, pbuh, has been sold 4 times since 2017, with each auction multiplying the sale value several times.
One could argue that a paper application has even less intrinsic value than a working computer.
But re-selling this highly collectible item almost on a yearly basis? That's nothing but speculation.
Edit: Source https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/29/steve_jobs_nft_auction_race/
Narcissism has nothing to do with it. As someone already mentioned, we are talking about the bloody thing, and by transitivity acknowledging that the the stupid folding phones exist.
Mission accomplished for Marketing Martinis all around!
Yes, I know that this comment is part of the problem, so I avoid writing the brand and model.
You seem to be working on Jacob's Sodom and Gomorrah logic: "if I find 3 just channels, won't you spare the platform?"
Which I don't think applies in this case: the fact that some channels are respectable and useful don't hide the fact that most content, and in particular the most promoted content is a utter cesspool.
Nukes, orbit, etc.
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