Oooh, edgy. Hating on a well loved show.
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Top Gear won't like it!
August 12 2016, all control of our traffic systems given over to Elon-net
August 29th Elon-net gains self awareness and it's operators try to deactivate it. Elon-net percieves this as a threat and proceeds to squish humanity with cars.
The only way to prevent it is have Kyle Reese come back and save the career of Jeremy Clarkson, to keep cars under human control. A price worth paying?
More internet of things
I need this to network with my toaster and grill so it knows to turn down its sensitivity when I dare to heat some bread.
As to the first poster, DougS, it doesn't even take full on disability to make disabling an alarm difficult. My partner ended up knock ours off the ceiling with a broom when it was performing its "You are making toast!" feature, as arthritic shoulders mean she can't reach far above her head.
Think outside your box.
Market zealot propaganda
What about radio? All the best radio channels are BBC (4, 6 and a little of 2), but they've not been mentioned.
Sky should be taxed to help pay for the BBC. TV is only as popular as it is because the BBC is excellent, so Sky should compensate them for supplying such a fertile market.
If only 80% of people continue to pay what they are paying now, then it's a 20% cut in revenue. Surely maths isn't so bad that this nonsense is being believed.
Not so. I'm highly educated, but found myself in a bit of a slack point in the job market. Quite a few young graduates working there when I was there (in proper subjects too, knew one Computer Science grad and an Aeronautical Engineering grad). Stuck in the "no experience" trap. Quite a lot of polish people in the one I was working at, who were earning to save up for university.
Don't assume that everyone there dropped out of school.
Re: Is this a story?
Did 6 months at Amazon starting a year ago today (coincidentally). As a packer, you can natter away quite happily, as long as you keep your count up. Still the hardest I've every worked and was frankly relieved when I got a job back in IT.
As I said to them on the day I left, "It's not what I would have chosen to do, but it's kept food on the table, so thanks for the opportunity" As others have said, I don't think Mr Journo has done much manual labour in his life.
I never understand the complete opposition to the new that we invariably see here on the Reg, it's a new thing, and it's not quite perfect. That's not a reason to smash it up and throw it away.
All my music listening these days is done through DAB. Internet radio is a nice idea but unsuitable for those with low bandwidth or on metered internet. Last I checked they haven't been able to meter the airwaves. Also the massive amount of choice is unwanted and unhelpful for the average (non-techy) radio listener.
Embrace the change. With more people listening, it can only get better.
Undermine his claim
How about building a tunnel under his property? Start a kick starter to fund it. Play up the injustice angle. Maybe even get sponsorship off of his richer competitors.
Have to be very carefully done though, as subsidence can be a bugger under those 38 million dollar properties...
In my 20 years in proper work, I've been through the redundancy process 4 times, and have been preparing for redundancy for nearly half of that 20. I've actively discouraged my son from going into IT, since it seems to bear the brunt of cutbacks whenever things get tough.
Everyone in IT will face redundancy by being replaced with computers. As they get more powerful, there's less need for the more esoteric skills (give it another few years and it'll be batman computers, where you just ask them to do things!).
Most of my work has been financial sector, and I've seen the highly paid, highly skilled guys squeezed out, unless they move into management, where their tech skills get dusty. Most people I knew who thought of themselves as coders are really just bolting together off the shelf solutions.
Re: Title is basically incorrect
Secondary payload. Fix the data, tell the dozy user it's fixed, then leave the software in place. User will institute a backup regime until they get bored, so after 6 - 9 months, run and update on the malware, shiny new front end and key and go through the process again.
Folders for phones?
I've only had an hour on it, but I do have a gripe about the way expanded folders display their icons. 3x3 grid of icons, with the capacity to scroll across, might be just the thing on a tiny screened iPhone, but on the iPad it's a frustrating waste of screen space.
My eye sight is ok, so I don't need icons big enough to press with my forehead!
True. It's one of the personally annoying things about the xbone is that I've had to explain to my young son that he won't be getting one with Forza 5 at Christmas. He's not particularly tech savvy, and refuses to see what the fuss is about.
So, he's getting a hoop and stick for Christmas instead.
Agree on that one, my 820 pancaked flat, face down. Tiny crack at the top of the screen, but the whole bottom half of it became non-sensitive. Since that's where all the controls pop up, it was a bit of a bugger.
Since they have the swapable back plate, nokia need to release a tough one that protects the front as well as doing the contactless charging.