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"That app has a "guarding angel" mode, which checks your location to warn you of catastrophes around you"
"Nuke? What nu...oh, wow!"
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Fag-packet calculation, 100km.sq. water for a sizeable lake (Lake Athabasca, scientifically chosen on the basis that it's near me and I really like the word, is 110), assuming close enough to pure water's approximately 4200J/deg C, at Chernobyl's peak recorded output of 530MW, and no heat loss ... it'd take about 250 years.
"We're in the 3rd millennium. Instructions are a URL away, via HTTP. There is no need to download anything."
Obviously, but here in the 3rd millennium, thanks to data capitalists, we have a Facebook app, a youtube app, an instagram app, an app for your tv channel, gawd knows what else these people have on their phones. So it probably doesn't seem remarkable to them, let alone as confusingly stupid as it does to you or me.
"the American way is standing up to government and power"
Well, no, though. Country keeps electing morons. When Dubya got in all the sensible Americans bitched about it. It's well-established that high voter turn-out means Republicans don't get in. And yet, here we are, post-2016. Not even being arsed to vote against something as patently, deeply odious as a Trump Presidency is not, "standing up to government."
They've always had a range, from basic pedometers all the way up; I bought one in 2015 that has GPS built in, no need for a phone other than to sync.
Of course, it's completely useless now. Android's bad enough but who the *fuck* would give google access to their heart-rate and all the myriad other stuff that can be gleaned from a smart watch. I asked them what they were going to do about having junked my $350 watch but all I got was,"google are really quite lovely and there's no way they'd ever abuse your data." Lying bastards ...
"elements of the scientific community that more or less refuse to consider the social value of what they do"
I'm not sure how you think the world works (like, is,"Iron Man," real in your universe?) but scientists don't generally get to pick and choose their research projects and automatically get funding (let alone pay).
The people who control the money set the direction, and that is largely not scientists.
Right after those comments by President Trump, Dr. Fauci mentioned that the reports were "anecdotal". To a medical practitioner , everything is 'anecdotal' if it is not a perfectly designed test structure and report with a control group.
"As for VS being called a desktop app, so what? It's an application, so therefore an app. Apple may have wanted to limit "Apps" to iPhone OS apps, but many of us didn't."
And there's the downside of Visual Studio's shallow learning curve; We all have to suffer encountering software written by the kind of people who call all programs,"apps."
There's nothing peculiar to Ford, starter motors or engine configuration here, most parts of all American cars are notorious for failing fullstop.
Your grandpa called it his,"Ford tool," somebody else's called it his,"Chevy tool," and yet another called it the,"Dodge tool." Hilariously.
" "Using the new memory in phones and PCs could allow them to be low-cost dumb terminals with minimal local energy consumption,"
How does that in any way follow?"
It seems to me that,"It'll all be fat-server-thin-client any day now," was the archetype for,"This will be the year of Linux on the desktop."
The distinction being that when you ask,"Why is that a good thing?" the latter crowd will throw more reasons at you than you would ever want to hear, whereas the former will, at best, respaff a bunch of meaningless marketing-speak.
10/100 Ethernet was going to get us there. 32-bit processors were going to get us there. Java was going to get us there. 64-bit processors were going to get us there. Optical mice were going to do it (I'm sure somebody said it).
Not saying it hasn't got some traction with the whole,"cloud," thing, just saying it's mostly bollocks.
"Care to explain how the MacBook is locked down?"
What phuzz said, and a long, evolving list of things of that nature.
"Try writing low level software on a PC and test it!"
Er. Not sure what you're driving at but I have and a few other people have done it too. And by a few other people, I mean near-enough everybody who's written any,"low-level software," in the past few decades.
The manual thing's a ballache but I gave up on google pretty early on for the abject uselessness of pagerank for anything technical. A search involving, "polyester capacitor," would throw up 400 links to,"xboxtards are loserheads becus the playstation 7 has 3 polystar capacitors in it's hard drive and xbox 867's only have 2,"-type screeds and maybe the odd potentially relevant thrown in there somewhere.
Maybe it's got better but between that and apparently .75 of the plebs finding they're *regularly* getting duff results, and the, well, evil... why the fuck are people using this utter pile of shite?
I very much doubt they'll have told Trump that there's a bunch of smart, rich people coming 'round for dinner; They'll never garner any support if he barges in and starts... talking.
They'll be planning to sit him down in front of Fox News with an iphone and a big bag of cheeseburgers.
"if your not driving on the phone, downloading images you shouldn't, stalking, abusive messages/calls, selling drugs, sending unsolicited dick picks, or grooming etc underage kids the police have no interest in your phone. Our department used to refuse loads of requests as not relevant,"
If the police have no interest then whose loads of requests were you refusing?
" For example, some heart medications that work on Caucasians will kill Africans."
Which ones are those, then? I've never encountered a cardiac med that has,"African patient," as a contraindication. Nevermind that I don't think we're even talking about an,"AI Doctor," with prescribing rights.
"(P.S. Dear Reg, please enable an embed Youtube feature.)"
Oh! Yes! And GIFs! Reg conversations are so dull on account of being mostly boring old words instead of endless copies of michael jackson eating popcorn and the,"that's bait," thing with the odd youtube clip thrown in. Now *that's* conversation right there.
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