This is not a good idea.
1496 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009
Spot the dog? No, we couldn't either because Spot is a robot employed by United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
The unit of measure for fatbergs is not hippopotami, even if the operator of an Australian sewer says so
Think you can solve the UK's electric vehicle charging point puzzle? The Ordnance Survey wants to hear about it
A lot of comments about old tech.
I maintain iPhones 3GS and a 4 as music players on dock speakers (plus their default apps are useful around the home), a 5S as a sat nav on my bike, a 7 as a backup and two 8’s for everyday use (personal and work). The 7 and one of the 8’s are 256 GB to boot so store all my stuff.
Plus with an iPod nano I use as a wristwatch (Animal face!), an iPod touch for playing music in the car and two iPads, a mini and an Air, I feel tooled up as much as I think I need to be, and all for a few PAYG SIM’s.
I think people get obsessed with the ‘latest and greatest’ when the ‘older and retired’ are just fine.
Actually, that just about sums *me* up! :-D
NSA: We 'don't know when or even if' a quantum computer will ever be able to break today's public-key encryption
I’ve been using GB & Parks iOS app for years, specifically for offline use of OS maps at 1:50k and 1:25k, and it is brilliant, never had any problem with it (and after a considerable amount of hill walking).
The only frustration are the maps themselves where public rights of way and bridleway overlays quite often do not match the base map or the ground.
Mind you, getting a reality augmented selfie with Alfred Wainright, Hugh Munro, or perhaps even Muriel Gray, could be an interesting diversion during a particularly tedious bog trudge!
Cyberlaw experts: Take back control. No, we're not talking about Brexit. It's Automated Lane Keeping Systems
I use cruise all the time and have got very used to it.
The control also has a rapid +/- 5 mph function which makes speeding up and slowing down rapidly a real controlled option, especially as the latter presses the brakes as well if you go down very rapidly. It’s really no different to hand controlled throttles in other vehicle types such as those adapted for accessiblility or, indeed, motorcycles.
Of course you gave to be ready to take full control at an instant’s notice if needed, so full diligence is still and always required. The dangerous bit is the leaning curve until your neural networks are fully adapted.