Amazon will soon
launch its own variant of AI: BezOS.
No amount of Maraca shaking will stop the onward forging of BezOS and world domination.
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Its recognised because of it's cost to the Germans (and others)..
The US don't seem to have that history...yet..
I mean wasn't too long ago, they were (and still are) trying to put a meglomaniac back in charge and his idolators blindly gobble up the propaganda...
That the chaos is a subvertive attempt by musk to earn money.
Step 1: Reduce content monitoring and account checking
Step 2: remove free entitlement and start charging
Step 3: watch as the trolls cause chaos by either a) mimicing accounts or b) (ideal) starting paying for blue tick for a mimic account
Step 4: official people will be sick of misinformation and pay for ticks or trolls will continue to pay for ticks...
Step 5: bask in glorious profits
It's not like the kids needs the mothership, but it doesn't make it easy to avoid the mothership.
I upgraded my home with a gateway, wifi and switch - and it threw me as I was used to configuring devices separately - Ubiquiti kit was the first that 'preferred' to be configured as a collective.
From a management pov , it makes it simple and actually v.good.
They do have a cloud key service, but personally thought it was a joke to pay £80+ for a simple bit of software...so I put it on my raspberry pi and runs quite happily.
So 1% gross proft margin?
That 1.85Bn figure will be some creative accounting as Capita persistently recharges itself for services.
When I had the misfortune to work for them, we had to use one of Capitas arms to provide a 'substandard service' instead of an existing supplier who couldve been upto 50% cheaper (and actually good!)
It's the Mr Creosote of the business world
the toss with the likes of inept politicians who clearly don't see the flaw in their logic, why doesn't someone create a suitable example of encrypted software with a carefully crafted backdoor - the sort law enforcement are after and put it out there.
Clearly label is as such and challenge the world to work it out.
some may crack it and stay quiet in the hopes their silence buys acknowledgment that there is no risk, but I believe there are enough people who just for kudos will work the system to failure.
Then you have a certified example of proof.
you need a stark *"oh sh**t" moment at some point in your life to make you realise you are not invincible, god of the opposite sex or god of computers..or perhaps all 3 at the same time.
It adds a dose of realism and consequence to your lack of attention.
Like upgrading an ms exchange environment using the disc at hand and only realising at the point the mailboxes don't all convert that somehow you have a standard version rather than enterprise.
Amnesty would expect the dbase to roughly reflect the % of people involved in crime. By the stated statistics 27%.
Or reflective of the society level.
But reality doesnt always mirror statistics.
statistics puts male/female ratios at about 50/50.
so if I was to walk down a high street, or an airport or a school canteen and query 100 people on their sex, I wouldn't necessarily get 50/50..I might get 75/25.
But is my dbase sexist? because it has more of one gender than another? Well no...because its based on actuals not statistics.
If a large proportion of people linked to gangs are green - then it cant be racist if its fact.
However, it becomes racist if police only stop and check people who are green.
that should be the focus of investigation NOT the contents of a dbase in vs population stats.
"blocking advertisements altogether deprives the websites you love of the revenue they need to survive."
I see what you did there.
However I take the typical "If a tree falls and no one is around, does it make a sound?"
In translation. "If I'm not swayed by adverts at all, so will never click on them, whose harmed if I block the ads?"
I'm sure there are many sites that supplement or generate total income through PPC ad revenue. But they make nothing from me directly. Never have, never will.
And while it would pain me to lose a site to a financial defecit, I've got to be honest, I'm quite fickle and just google the subject matter until I find another suitable site.
Additionally, I have to second Big Yins comment about advertisers using underhand tactics to have their ads displayed, only makes me more determined to block them.
With that in mind ,I've found I only ever need to use noscript for all my blocking needs.
$10 mil extra?
I mean all they need is a couple of hundred computers, running various flavours of OS,
couple of ISP style switches, few routers, firewalls and an ass load of cable.
ok, I'm being a pedant, but if they are "mimicking the internet" their isnt MUCH more too it.
/mines the one with the blank government cheque book....all signed :D
An article that doesnt paint gamers as being do'ers of evil, and mass murderers in hiding....about bloody time.
nice job on the foldit team to actually create a piece of "entertainment" that harnesses the collective power of gamers worlwide for the good of mankind.
Its a small step, but enough to start the gamer naysayers to re-consider their thoughts that its a "waste of time"
Gamers 1 - 1 Society
levelling the bad guys with you is a pure chewbacca defense....it makes no sense.
you are not rewarded for spending time, you in fact punished for it.
bethesda lost me as a fan when they did this with oblivion, looks like Im gonna avoid this one too.
The most amusing results would be
1: Page.."After careful and thorough discussion and negotiation we could reach no common ground or reasoning, so instead we finally settled with Paper Scissors Stone"
2: Ellison "I've decided to take Page as my next bride and you can look forward to our wedding this Christmas"
3: Page: "After careful and thorough negotiation, Mr Ellison made a decent offer and so I've decided to sell up Google to him....see here is my signature in blood...sorry Sergey"
I make technology product that people will like
I market said product in way that appeals to all ages
I put a decent price tag on item to bring in a nice profit margin
I develop my product lines in keeping with changes in consumer needs and requirements
I will be > all tech companies in the world.
I will fail like the rest.
its a dangerous gambit on HP's behalf.
The price cuts for the touchpad to induce demand, showed that at the original price of £300-400 no-one thought they were worth the money.
Rumour of <£100 and people figures its WELL worth the money, so as you mentioned reserve at full price (even pay at full price)...to ensure bargain is obtained.
However, HAD HP not followed through with its price cut, I'd state my house on 95% of those webos devices being returned the following day.
I know thats what we planned to do with ours!!!.
If they try the same strategy with the palms and not follow through with a price cut, they will suddently be left with an ass load of stock they cannot shift, and more so, people will want MORE of a guaranteed bargain before shelling out the cash for them a second time.