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3607 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Texas cops sue Tesla claiming 'systematic fraud' in Autopilot after Model X ploughed into two parked police cars
Re: Drunk driving is illegal and dangerous
It's also odd that they're suing the restaurant. And the drink driver. But then it's odd it's the police officers suing and not the police department suing.
But in summary, it's showing the US legal system as odd. Which I'm fairly sure everyone knew already.
Re: Industry standard redundancy terms?
Because you'll find that historically a lot of blue chip companies offer more than the statutory minimum for redundancy. There's a legal minimum for holidays and salary in this country too, you're not surprised that these companies offer more than that too I assume?
I expect that the historically heavy unionisation of banking employees are part of the reason that they generally offer more generous terms. I suspect a new company like Metro Bank doesn't have much of a strong union though.
Re: you are lucky
"Look at yours (with a magnifying glass if necessary) and you might see black oxidation (or whatever) shorting out pins or other general funkiness."
To be fair, all cables do this - you can just see Apple's. The bigger problem I have is with the crud that collects inside the port (and on the contacts in there), but again, that happens in all USB cables too.
Apple tried to patch this security hole in macOS Finder but didn't consider upper and lowercase characters
Biscoff Biscoff Biscoff
You've clearly not seen the new king of biscuits. Biscoff (the little cinnamon/burnt sugar thing you get with a cup of coffee) have launched a custard-cream-style version, with either chocolate, vanilla or even (brace yourself) biscoff flavour cream centres. In my eyes, there are no other biscuits anymore.
I would drive 100 miles and I would drive 100 more just to be the man that drove 200 miles to... hit the enter key
Re: "two main reasons why the Royal Navy no longer uses [paper charts]"
"And if you do ever lose "everything", you'll still know where you were when that happened and the ship won't instantaneously jump somewhere without you knowing it."
Not entirely true for a couple of reasons - 1, the oceans are constantly moving. 2, the stopping distance for a warship is probably a good couple of miles.
Have never really understood the outrage on this. The "Lib Dems" didn't charge for education. The Conservative/LibDem coalition government did (more accurately, they raised the cap). If they'd been elected in with a mandate or majority, and *then* did that, I could understand the outrage. Always find it staggering that the people taking the hit on the coalition government were the minority party in that arrangement, and not the Conservatives...
On the flip side, we have a current government that is raising taxes having promised not to in their manifesto. Although I'm sure someone is already weaseling up a view that National Insurance isn't a tax, so it's technically not a broken promise.
Forget that Loon's balloon burst, we just fired 700TB of laser broadband between two cities, says Alphabet
Re: Up for a challenge?
I think I saw a documentary about a helicopter that flew into the eurotunnel featuring Tom Cruise. Didn't end well for the pilot, but Tom Cruise was ok. I'd say it was his fault really, he shouted something about red and green lights then threw a stick of chewing gum at it.
As I said back at the time, great pipelining doesn't solve supply shortages, they just manifest at a later date. If all the oil wells in the world suddenly switched off (and ignoring panic buying etc), it would be weeks before I ran out of fuel in my car.
Remote code execution flaws lurk in countless routers, IoT gear, cameras using Realtek Wi-Fi module SDKs
Re: Quality is job none
Problem in this case is that no-one buys a Realtek product. They buy a Netgear router with a Realtek wireless module. So there's not much more Realtek can do in this instance.
I couldn't have told you what chipset my router uses until I googled it 5 minutes ago. It's Qualcomm. From memory, it's usually going to be 1 of 4 - Realtek, Qualcomm, Broadcom or Intel.
If you haven't updated your ThroughTek DVR since 2018 do so now, warns Mandiant as critical vuln surfaces
Pi calculated to '62.8 trillion digits' with a pair of 32-core AMD Epyc chips, 1TB RAM, 510TB disk space
Re: Good Riddance To Bad Rubbish...
"You can pretend to do a good job, eventually the mask slips and your on your way out with the cardboard box and pot plant."
Sadly, I've found this to rarely be the case. Far more common for them to move on to a newer and greater role once they've *almost* been found out (as she seems to have done multiple times before). Most people get to retirement before getting found out, and to be fair this isn't the end of the line for her - I suspect she'll just end up in another senior role. Plus she's a life peer - she's already on board the gravy train for life. Maybe the Cabinet Office's Anti-Corruption Champion can ensure she doesn't get another government role, but given she shares a bed with that guy, I doubt it.
I did thanks.
"That packaging decision, as explained by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR), led to "a complaint from a concerned parent after their child thought the can of Choc Milk Stout in the fridge was a can of Nestle's chocolate milk product, Milo"."
Doesn't say who's fridge that was. A shop's fridge? Their fridge? Their friend's fridge?
Or wedged inside the core drill? I'd imagine it's doing a lateral tilt at the end to snap the core free from the bottom of the hole as you suggest, but if it's sticky as is being suggested, it may not slide out of the drill. Also a common problem regardless of how far you're drilling with a core drill..
Re: I just don't get it.
To be fair, that presumes that without a publicly funded space programme we wouldn't have thought to do anything else. I'd suggest that the development of the microcomputer owes more to the war effort than the space programme - though equally the space programme was driven by war too.
"How often do you drive 500 miles in a single journey? How often do you think most people do?"
It doesn't matter how often you need to do it - all that matters is I know I'll want to do it a few times within the life of the car, and I won't be able to do that with an EV, therefore it won't work for me yet.
"Consumer advocate Which? has found that ink bought from printer manufactures can be up to 286 per cent more expensive than third-party alternatives."
Film at 11.
Fun fact, I've just weighed a Gilette razor blade - somewhere between 2 and 3g. They would be cheaper if it were made of solid silver.
Re: Always an important consideration
While that's true, it does rather eff up the GUI for windows update when you start tinkering in there (it just greys out all the boxes and puts in red text "some of your settings are controlled by your company's policies" - aka, "I've no idea what this state means, so I'm passing the problem to you".
And I've had a machine that lost the ability to update at all after some modifications in that space, but given the propensity for windows update to crap out and fail for no apparent reason, that may have been a coincidence.
If they can finally fix the bombsite that is the settings app and the control panel within Windows 10, I'd probably accept their redesign. Doesn't look likely based on this preview though.. particularly with the backup nonsense.
I'm fully expecting them to make it worse and introduce a third way (maybe a "Preferences Widget"), while keeping the Windows 10 Settings App along with Windows 7's Control Panel.
Re: Last security update for Windows 10, when?
"So can someone just tell me the bottom line for Windows 10?"
Yes, Windows 10 is/was defined by Microsoft as "evergreen", aka the last OS you'll ever need. Except that now it isn't and will go out of support in October 2025.
Personally, I'll be sticking with the tried and tested approach of skipping alternate Windows editions and wait for Windows 12.