"oh my god, I need to stop the missile launch, how do I stop the missile launch?!?"
PFY "Ok, you need to press the Start button..."
87 posts • joined 21 Apr 2010
Not about the Satoshi part, that's obviously rubbish. But I do believe that he and his partner shared keys and planned giving them to each other in the event of one or the other's death. I believe he was telling this story long before the court case even happened. It could be that the courier is tied to his partner's estate and legally binding but you'd think there'd be some documentation to back it up.
Either way, it's a great story to follow.
Love the technology and science but the peurile nature of my mind immediately leapt on this: "The stem cells grown in a lab at the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) were encouraged to become cerebral cortex cells."
Visions of scientists going, "Oh please be a brain cell, those other cells are boring.".
It's not that long ago that we wrote cheques by hand. It's not that long ago that we were having our VISA cards pushed through a machine to create an invoice to sign. It's not that long ago that we ran them through a machine to create a digital transaction. It's not that long ago that we press them against something for small amounts of money to create the transaction. It's not that long ago that we could add these cards to our smartphones and bop that against somerthing to make the same payment.
The Cryptocurrency change is happening, it reminds me of the beginnging of the internet where simple creation of digital information and transactions created a shitstorm of terrible websites and services. A few rise to the top and create something that is so intuitive and convenient and obvious that we all start using it and wonder how we lived without it. Crypto will make currency decentralised, as the internet made information and services decentralised. Some of these will become the De Facto way to store wealth and make international payments. That's why the centralised banks and governments are starting to worry. Think about why you trust a bank with your money. Think about why banks were invented. Think about why money was invented. The cream will rise and it won't be this generation that accepts it. It will be the next generation, because for them, it will be the norm.
It's more expensive to take gold into space than it is to send bitcoin.
Reminds me of the Springsteen song about 57 channels...I think when I first heard that song we had four channels in the UK. Most of the time there was very little to watch so we did other stuff instead. The ability for people to lose themselves in entertainment is a much wider issue.
I tend to watch my team in the pub to support that dying industry, I go to watch a more local team to support grass roots and I pay nothing to Sky/BT anymore because they do not deserve the business. It's their ridiculous bidding wars which have created this monster, they should die with it.
No matter how angry you are, no matter how much you've been messed about other times, when you call a support line asking for help, you treat that person with the common courtesy which they deserve.
If they're then useless feel free to ask to be passed to someone with a clue. :)
I have a PoE outdoor cam pointed at my drive from the front door. It's on my internal network and I have a phone app which connects to the camera and shows me who rang my ordinary doorbell. I use my brain to decide whether I take action or not.
Why do I need a third party checking out my visitors?
Machine learning, artificial intelligence are all the latest IT gravy train buzzwords, used in marketing materials and CIO in-flight magazines designed to make them feel behind the curve and get their wallets out. When the only intelligence they should be concentrating on, is the people in their organisation.
XVG prices were soaring recently due to rumour of a partnership with a major retailer. They've kept a large part of that value despite a major programming flaw which was then corrected and effectively hard forked their codebase. Which was subsequently put back the way it was and users were told it would be fixed after the developers had slept...doesn't sound like the sort of blockchain technology I'd be backing.
My experience of this with the old dock and with various flavours of tablet/2 in 1 recently is that I carry a bag full of dongles and adapters. It's a great idea that is crying out for peripheral (mainly display) standards.
The comment around having a terminal session available to do other stuff is also relevant. But I personally believe that Android will eventually replace Windows as a business OS and that will change. No preference for either but Windows as a Service...is currently painful.
"A Cabinet Office spokeswoman said: A Cabinet Office spokesperson said"
PC grammar edit or someone relating something, someone else said?
Anywho, the problem is that no-one in their right mind would not go to one of the major players due to the whole "no-one got fired for buying IBM" syndrome. There's too much risk at play. I'm not saying it's correct behaviour just expected behaviour.
Another major technology vendor is investing heavily in IoT and people are talking about the deer analogy?
It can only be good for this emerging technology, they make it work, improve lives, hooray, they fail miserably, the technology platform fails, everyone moves along to the next gravy train. At least Mr. Dell is using his own money and not shareholders'.
If I want to watch something nowadays I usually do the following:
Search Amazon Prime/Netflix/Now TV.
If not available, search Amazon for Blu-ray.
If Blu-ray not extortionate or not available search Kodi.
The bottom one is the reason the entertainment industry is mostly terrible. I think a lot of people skip to the bottom option/torrent.
Cinema? A film would have to be genre-defining or rated extremely highly for me to be subjected to 30 minutes of adverts before I can watch it in a dark room with loads of noisy strangers...
So I bought a new house last year, got lots of CAT6 cabling throughout, didn't bother with a satellite dish and got fibre, netflix, already had amazon prime and a NowTV entertainment subscription. Saved me a fortune and I'm yet to find some content that I've not been able to watch, in my own time, with very few adverts and the whole family can stream anything they want to whichever room they happen to be in at the time. (If I want to watch Live footy, there's always the pub. :) )
It's the future, or technically.. the present.
My point was rather than a collective responsibility for the vote and its repercussions, many are happy to point at and blame the leave voters for every doom-mongering brexit story. We had a split vote, and we now have a split society when at this time, we should be rallying around each other more than ever.
Blaming someone never solved a problem. (Awaits exception to the rule.) :D
I'm really tired of the doom-mongering for every possible brexit backlash. Another US conglomerate decides to hike its prices and everyone immediately blames the brexit voters, looking for a scapegoat.
Seems to me that every company trying to make a buck out of this opportunity should be met with a "no thanks." whilst we buy/use something else. There is a solution to most problems, we just need our country(ies), its government and its people to stand up and make the decision work in the best interests of our country(ies).
Linux for all I say. :)
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020