Nah, Yeah... It's totally Tesla's fault that I fell asleep at the wheel, guvn'r...
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Considering how China will refuse to do business with any company or country that recognizes Taiwan as a sovereign state.
Taiwan also certainly don’t want the motherland gathering dirt on them since they will do anything to frame prominent Taiwanese citizens as political dissidents.
The show Musk go on: Tesla defies Silicon Valley coronavirus lockdown order, keeps Fremont factory open
Interesting that Quach failed to even mention the fact that just two days ago Elon sent a mail to his employees which said that at this point in time, work is effectively voluntary. If any staff feel sick or even just worried about the CV19, they don't need to come in...
Still, generally, when Quach writes about Tesla it's negative, so no real surprise. Seems their investigative skill is limited to scouring twitter...
as has been made clear in this thread, people often conflate “professional” with the “highest level of skill” or “highest demand”
But A professional is really nothing more than a person who makes money from what they do. If they are able to make a living from applying their skills to the real world, and they do this as a significant source of their income, then we could arguably call them a professional regardless of absolute skill level.
I’m a photographer But there are countless hobbyists and amateur photographers who are able to take far more artistic and creative shots than I do for my clients. Why? Because time, money, repeatability, reliability are not important to them. However skilled they are, they’re still amateurs: they don’t shoot for money.
Professionals usually just need to get the job done, pronto.. with minimum hassle and minimum cost.
But the rest can often take more Leisurely approach knowing that their lunch is not on the line.
Thus, I would say that the top iPad is really no longer a professional device as such, it is clearly moved into the lifestyle device with specifications, cost, critical function limitations and arguably unnecessary design flair that are generally unnecessary to the typical IT/information/office/video worker.
Coronavirus to decimate server supply chain, analysts claim: Sales to fall 10% as factories stay shut
Came here as a poster above did to give my hearty support for decimated being used “properly!”
Next I wish they’d revert to using bricked to actually mean effectively turned into a brick like a firmware flashing error, etc. rather than just requiring a software reinstall/update a la Patch Tuesday.
Re: 3 laws for AI
Actually, the First law was broken by a R. Giskard Reventlov, A robot who self redacted his programming when he came up with the concept of the Zeroth law: that under certain circumstances it was acceptable to harm individuals if doing so would prove beneficial to society as a whole...
Asimov's books always asked the deeper questions about society vs. the individual, moral absolutism, war, idealism and societal stagnation...
Tesla has a smashing weekend: Model 3 on Autopilot whacks cop cars, Elon's Cybertruck demolishes part of LA
Just take a look at the carnage on Notepad++'s GitHub: 'Free Uyghur' release sparks spam tsunami by pro-Chinese
Bravo Mr. Ho!
The NP++ GitHub comments section is outstanding. Some of my faith in humanity has been restored... by a code editor...
But seriously, I warms my heart to see so many people standing up and applauding Mr. Ho's stance against revisionist history and tyranny and I'm pleased the response was clear-cut and not another typical 48%/52% that seems to be de rigueur these days.
Lest we Forget!
Scott McNealy gets touchy feely with Trump: Sun cofounder hosts hush-hush reelection fundraiser for President
This move by Dropbox will reduce users' files to tiers: Rarely, regularly accessed data now kept separate
Re: Youve blown it - so long dropbox!
Yes, google use AI image recognition and character recognition on any photos you upload to google photo and apparently they have implicit permission to scan any document for textual information and can obviously skim information as they see fit.
Even so, I use google drive... However, I sync using a sparse bundle comprising an AES 256 bit encrypted Volume.... Good luck trying to scan that, Google.
I have no idea if that's against the T&Cs, I never read them.
I had two Dropbox accounts.
One I use personally with nearly 1TB which I access almost daily... I'm really considering moving it to iCloud or OneDrive since I have both already as part of my iDevice backup policy and Microsoft Office 365 respectively... Both lying largely empty.
The second, account I had managed to max out by making multiple referrals to the students of a school I run, since I used it as the primary means of disseminating course material and receiving submissions.
I have now had to say good bye to that account since they limited it to three devices and when I upgraded to Mojave, dropbox asked me to reconnect, which I couldn't. If they assumed I would upgrade to a paid account, they assumed wrong. My school and about 50 or so students moved to an in-house server solution as of May this year and many of them will no longer be renewing their subscriptions to Dropbox.
Sometimes nickel and diming can come back to bite you in the arse.
Water big surprise: H2O found in samples of 'dry' asteroid brought to Earth over millions of miles by plucky probe
Re: Go AAPL go!
In 2005, a then new friend of mine with a wedge of spare capital was looking to invest in tech although he was not tech savvy. He came to me for some advice about what companies I thought were on the cusp of making it big.
Apple had just released the Mac mini or something like that, IIRC, and I was somehow convinced that this showed a new, refreshing direction for Apple and that they would suddenly break into the mainstream.
That sucker only went and bought about 2000 shares in AAPL. (I think he spent $10k at the time).
You know what they say, a fool and his money are easily parted...
...Oh hang on...
Re: Exchange rate
You're making assumption that the price difference basically consumer protection?
No, it's that people in the UK will pay that difference.
It's always been the case. Nothing to do with consumer protection.
All to do with UK companies fleecing the public over there and international companies doing the same by restricting after sale services to grey market devices.
I have found my sweet spot and it's two ranks down from bleeding edge Apple gear.
The iPhone 8 i got last year might be stuffy but in a 2 year contract with Japan Softbank it was half the price of the iPhoneX that a few of my colleagues purchased.
There was no way I was going to pay an extra 500 smackers in US money for what basically amounted to an OLED screen with a fucking great wedge cut out of it and an infrared LED.
I'll admit, I have always been liberal with my cash when it comes to tech - and perhaps a bit too liberal when it came to Apple - but recent fruity devices are starting taking the piss even more than usual.
Sorry, Apple, I moved to the second hand desktop/laptop market after you shat on your techie customers in 2012 by glueing everything together tighter than a nun's chuff so that nothing can be upgraded at home and now it looks like I'm moving to the second hand phone market, too.
My thoughts exactly. I got the Oculus shortly after release and have used it extensively since then.
However, I was fully expecting “round 2” at the beginning of this year and was extremely disappointed with the lack of progress with new hardware.
Basically, anyone who wanted VR and was satisfied with Gen 1’s marginal quality has it.
Price reductions would have brought a second, less enthusiastic wave of customers but on the whole the market will end up saturated.
To entice new users to buy in or current users to upgrade their current sets, true 2nd Gen devices need to be released.
Look at how popular the Pimax VR Kickstarter was. It generated double the funds of the Oculus KS.
I know the world has moved on and KS is more accepted today than back in 2015 but still there IS interest in VR, we just need compelling hardware to fire it up.
Overpriced? Perhaps... But we'll soon see what the market will bear.
So when the govt. steps in to regulate pricing you guys are all like boo hiss govt.intervention etc... "let the free market speak."
And when a company sets an arbitrary price for something you're like "it's overpriced culttards."
How would you know if it overpriced? It's not even on sale yet. If you were a successful billionaire yourself, I'd be inclined to think you had some handle on the situation, but as you're writing an article for an online publication, I'll assume (perhaps wrongly) that you're not and you don't.
If you like the free market so much, let it speak and it will tell you whether the phone was overpriced or not. If it massively undersells and they end up marking it down after 6 months then, yeah, perhaps.
As an experienced DK2 and head tracking user... aka. I have no life
Firstly: Head tracking.
The head tracking system clips onto your cap or headphone band and a little camera sits atop your monitor.
With non-linear curve settings, slight head rotation is magnified in game such that an experienced user barely needs to move his or her head to effect a much larger directional change in the view point, rendering the POV hat completely obsolete. Quite literally within the hour it becomes second nature, and you end up finding yourself doing amusing "Matt Parkman" head turns in games which don't support it.
I was given a DK2 by a wealthy friend of mine who said it gave him a headache. I have been using it for a couple of months with the killer app: Elite: Dangerous and it seems to suit me in that department. I am able to spend several hours at a time without discomfort. It was a bit heavy at first, but I think I have developed muscles to cope since I started using it.
It quite literally opens up a new dimension in gaming. Sure the DK2 has a ridiculously low resolution compared to my 4k monitor but it makes up for it by having a much "larger" canvas that you have to actually look around to see. You feel far closer to the action, nay, IN the action. Moreover the lack of resolution becomes much less noticeable when actually piloting because your head is constantly in motion and your brain's ability to overcome visual impairment is quite astonishing.
When other people are likely to be around, I go back to playing Elite with my regular monitor. The change is jarring, to say the least. It's like you've lost one eye and are staring at everything from far away. It's a far less convincing experience and honestly, the DK2 has quite literally ruined non VR compatible FPS and space shooters for me, even with head tracking.
I, personally, was impressed enough with the DK2 to pre-order the v1.0 product. I have since put the DK2 up for sale on Yahoo Auction and it sold the first day for 82,000 yen, just 10,000 or so less than what I will pay for the v1.0 when it ships. So it looks like the kit will certainly hold much it's value post purchase, at least for some months while numbers are limited. In fact, one could say that the waiting list is so long that you might actually be able to resell it at a higher price than you purchased it for if you decide you don't like it.
Head tracking. Fantastic solution to in game POV. Definitely the best bang for the buck. feels far more natural that you'd think.
VR: VR won't blow you away, but if you have GOOD software tailored to it, it will literally add an extra dimension. It's a case of how much money do you want to invest/waste now when you know that within two years a better bit of kit will come along.
Re: Return it as not fit for purpose
Where I am, there is a sticker on the inner wrapper that states opening the bag signals the user's compliance with the EULA. In the typically length EULA there is a statement along the lines of performance may degrade from the time of purchase after "continued use" and "depending on use."
Here in Japan, the govt. pretty much always sides with the business. No returns for that reason available here unless purchased through a foreign sent like Amazon.com
You didn't just report an outage. The formula for typical clickbait is this: Does an article get released after reporting mainly on anecdotal or lopsided opinions before confirming the full story?
And the major litmus test is this: Does an article link to inflammatory posts which are of no/little/tangential relevance to the current issue.
In this case, you linked to a number of negative pages about E:D... without once stating that the outage seems to affect only subset of users and that, on the whole, the E:D beta program and release was one of the smoother (apart from a short patch around Beta 2) releases.
THAT is what people are calling biased, not your "server down... some users cry" bit.
But still, look on the bright side, your article has whipped up a tonne and a half of feedback... Keep up the good work...