Re: All OSes suck.
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It's all in the context then, the way I see it, they could just be using the software to automatically track targets through all the footage, where I work, we have about 30 cameras and tracking someone through them all is a pain. If I could highlight a person as they walk in, and then just have the software track them automatically, it would save me an incredible amount of time.
Imagine doing the same, in a crowd of thousands, with hundreds of cameras,over a huge area?
If they are just recognizing, recording and storing..... To what end? What is the purpose? I literally can't think of anything negative, I'm not defending the police, maybe I've succumbed to the brainwashing, but I really don't see the big deal?
So, at the risk of many downvotes..... I don't get what the problem is?
Facial recognition software? So? Its not a new thing.... We just used to sit meat bags in front of screens before this. Ya know, to recognize people?
Saves money if you let a computer do the scanning, rather than a bunch of people. I'm all for it.
Now.... Where's my mask?
More likely the dev doesn't want to buy a licence to post this on the app store..... and it would also likely fall foul of the guidelines, what with it being predominantly for 'male pleasure'
As a bit of a lone protester he's done quite well, reach a massive audience for little to no cost. Hell, he's even made el Reg headlines.....
Boltar, please let me direct you to the jackass scene where a load of bees are dumped into a limo and the doors are locked. You will see kicking out a window just isn't that easy!
Also, cars without powersteering are fine to drive.
Cars with powersteering that all of a sudden loose that ability are ridiculously hard to drive. Try it. You'll pull a muscle trying to do a u turn...... those hydraulics are not your friend with no power assistance!
Vociferous, id rather use something specifically designed for the sole purpose of playing games than a kb that I'm only using because its on the desk already..... A gaming keyboard still retains the basic idea that its a device used for typing, the clue is that all the buttons have these things on called letters. Try typing with a dual shock......
I'm waiting for something new to come along In the way if UID, kb just doesn't cut it. A mouse was designed initially to make selections on a screen right? A keyboard was designed with typing in mind right? Not natural fluid movement within a 3d game space.
Kb and mouse works in some instances, eg rts, but not fps no matter what anyone says...
Pc gaming and console gaming are 2 different worlds, stop comparing them, they serve different purposes for different demographics.
Try playing party games with your family on a pc, see how far you get....
Try playing an mmo on a console, see how far you get.....
I personally find battlefield on ps3 a far more immersive experience than on pc, primarily due to the superior control system. Downvote me all you like but for me a controller wins hands down.
I have an eee pc 901 (linux variant, naturally) and would love to see something in this form factor with a little more umph.
i5, 8gb ram, 128gb ssd and a 9inch screen. No fancy graphics, just a portable workhorse.
Few usb 3 ports, an SD slot and hdmi out(and in?)
Oh, and not stupidly expensive!
I wonder how hard it would be to set up a service for people who don't want to be anon online. Like Twitters verified accounts. So people could block messages from people who haven't proved who they are. Certain websites could block people from using their services unless the user was legit etc.
Instead of forcing this upon everyone which obviously wouldn't fly, let people opt in. Nothing stopping people using anon accounts to sign up for pr0n and other such things but online shopping etc, all your details could be automatically grabbed from the verify service. Id sign up...
Thinking about doing this course to get into IT, I know there are a lot of people bashing in another thread here but hey, if I did want to start a career in IT, is this a good starting point?
Plan was to start from school but life got in the way and ive found my self turning 25 and still working dead end jobs. I need an out, moneys not really the issue, ive seen the 'not so glamours as they were' salarys on the job sites, im fine with that. Im pretty smart (i know that sounds big headed but hey). Im the classic hobbyist nerd and other than becoming a pilot (far to tall) this is the only realistic choice of career i have other than climbing the slow ladder of retail to an unhappy grave.
thanks for reading, and any adivce is appreciated. That course thats linked seems out of date so im going to go look around the CompITA website and see what i can find.
Ive had various success with CDs, I've got some ancient cake box of these yellow things that seem very good, I've literally had them years and still work fine, I've had others that haven't survived the burn, and others where like you say, they work a few times and then they are coasters.
Very hit and miss, tbh anything media wise is on a spare HDD stored in a box in the wardrobe, gets synched every now and again when I can be botherd. There are very few 'cannot lose this' files on my home pc anyway.
Dont stick it in the cloud, get it on another hard drive/cd/tape backup (preferebly all three) and have it stored in a weather/fireproof box buried at the bottom of the garden....
Very few files of my own files are likely to outlive the life of the HDD they are on, the ones that are important are emailed to my self, the really important ones are on multiple cd's. Anything media wise is to big to upload to the net anyway.... Or its already available for streaming somewhere.
If that's how its getting taught these days then that's fantastic, and fair play to you. I got 5 years of how to use word, how to take screen shots and that's about it.
We got a lesson in programming once, in DT. Can't remember the chip we used but we were making these little LCD displays scroll words across. Once, for an hou
Oh, and for HTML, it wasnt HTML, it was again just how-to use FrontPage. I'm glad its moved on.
We got taught how to use certain software, not the skills to learn how to use others if that makes sense. Hope that's changed.
Im not saying I know everything, I'm saying that at the time I went to college the most advanced course was a shambles. For instance one of my 'teachers' was doing a powerpoint presentation, clicking the mouse again and again to get the next screen but all he was getting was the right click menu. This guy kept clicking away all over the screen for a solid minute before any of the jaws could be picked off the floor and someone pointed out his mistake.
Maybe it wasn't the course, maybe it was the teacher's, whatever it was, it sucked.
Also, don't knock the spelling etc, I'm on my phone and I'm not proof reading something for a comments section...
They could just stick em on ebay and probably get a lot more than 200 a pop. If its to much of a headache for the IT guys they should find another job tbh.
Schools need more IT at all stages, all I got was the standard 'how to use office' in secondary, then my double A level 'avce' in college was basically how to install a printer in windows, how to put a pc together, some basic html, som VERY basic VB. The only challenge for me was using MS Access (sp?). Other than database design id covered all this stuff in my own time a couple of years before leaving school!
Funny thing us I still don't have a job in IT, so if anyone's offerin let me know!
Ours brings back all sorts, mostly mice, some dead some not. Small birds are a favourite, as are pidgeons,rabbits and anything else it finds...
It wouldn't be so bad but its pretty much every night and I'd say 50% of the time the unfortunate creature isn't dead.
If that's only 23% then our cat is responsible for mass kidnap/genocide.