RE: "working as planned"
Have you been attempting to connect from Asia though?
178 posts • joined 22 Feb 2011
Well, you're not wrong.
From a privacy standpoint anyway, they're dead in the water, despite what Zuck & Rayban want us to think.
If there was some provable way to show that images of people were being discarded before the AR stuff was being acted on (like directions, news info, etc) and displayed, then they'd have a use.
And if they were being manufactured by anyone not Google, FB, Amazon, MS or Apple, people might even believe them on the privacy thing for a while, too!
Because let me tell you, if these AR goggles (not VR, actual AR) with front facing cams become popular, hoods and some sort of targeted infrasonic to mess with image pick up will suddenly become a very popular field of research...
This comment officer. Right here.
It's clear, well thought out, articulated and 100% on point.
Obviously we can't be having that, here, on the internet...
In all fairness, you are 100% spot on. Youtube really does have the monopoly on non-studio produced streaming video. There are simply no alternatives that have amarket or audience share anywhere near threatening to them.
Bit of a strawman argument there.
I mean, by your reasoning, if you don't have a car, your portion of taxes shouldn't go towards maintaining the roads.
One thing this case has brought to light is that a flat fee of X% per dev is probably something that needs to be reexamined. (Remember, Google have a similar structure, as does Steam - and Epic on their own storefront.)
If I were to start developing apps for sale as a 1 man show and charge 0.99 currency per app/IAP, why should I only get .7 of it back per app if I "only" sell 100,000 apps/IAP in a year. (That figure, like all good stats is pulled directly from my ar$e... YMMV)
Contrast that with Epic or another big name like King. They sell way more than 100,000 apps/IAP per year. I'd wager that they sell an order of magnitude more than that a month.
I'll let the maths as an exercise for those interested.
Who's getting screwed more? Yeah, they're both getting 30% taken off the top, but if I expect to get 100,000 but instead 70,000 compared to Epic expecting 100,000,000 and getting 70,000,000. Who does it affect financially more? The large developer who has a diversified and stable platform or the lone dev who's on one platform starting out?
I'd said it before on one article and I'll say it again.
Epic only went after Apple for 2 reasons:
1. Visibilty (I's fashionable to dunk on and hate Apple)
2. The size of the playerbase on that platform is smaller than on Playstation, Windows and Android. It's less of a loss to them. Imagine what would happen if MS banned the Epic store app from Windows...
Not to take Apple's side on this, because the App Store model needs changes more than a newborn with diarhea, but Epic are doing this purely because they know if they make this noisey and even get it thrown out, they can strong arm Sony,. MS and Google.
If they win, they'll still strong arm them from a better position plus have money from Apple to do so.
The reason they took on Apple isn't to tackle the App Store's policy.
It's because it's the smallest market share for Fortnite. If they can crack that, and / or set precedent, they can prise the same 30% off of MS grasp and whatever Sony charges.
(Survey is way out of date, but gives a general idea,,,)
Yeah, my then 3 year old started asking who Jeesis is, because he was asked to stay after the toy video to be told the gospel.
That particular channel got blocked so damn fast I near put a hole through the tablet with my finger.
Religion is a personal choice. It shouldn't be forced on people in mass media.
Or, as I once saw it masterfully put:
"Religion / Opinions is/are like a penis. Many people have them. They're all different. It's OK to be proud of yours. Just don't whip it out and start waving it in peoples' faces or shoving it down their throats. Especially childrens..."
(I state all of that as someone living in a catholic country, where the child will more than likely be brought up in that faith till he makes his own choice, by the way. Keep the grandparents on either side happy...)
I'm not letting a bunch of civil, mech, electrical, process & HVAC engineers anywhere near the door to our comms rooms, let alone in them! XD
Besides, I prefer the BOfH's approach. I tell people that voltage is a great educator.
It has positives and negatives though. But HR says I have to be nice, so now I let them choose which teste / nipple will be positive and which will be negative...
Errrm... gonna err on the side of caution.
Mainly because I work with a lot of engineers (some of whom have issues with some things now considered to be basic PC use, but I digress..) and I don't trust many of them.
Especially since I was asked did I happen to know, offhand, the tensile & breaking strengths in Netwons per square inch; of the patch cables we had.
When I asked why, I was give an answer which chilled my (admitedly shrivelled IT) soul: "Building a desktop Trebuchet...
Where are you running off to?"
XD - icon because it really matches...
I do love that message.
The one thing I love even more is the memory and core dump it causes in people reading it for the first time, looking for a keyboard and generating their own "Keyboard missing" error.
I'm quite certain at this point that I may slightly get off on watching or causing cognitive dissonance events...
... which would explain why I still do Hell Desk... XD
We're still trialling Teams. Some regulatory, compliance and security concerns in my org about it.
It... works... for what we want (Meetings, calls, scheduled events, IM). But it's the raft of other... lets call them enthusiastic addons that are causing us to hang back.
Been 18 months of hanging back now, which tells you just how concerned we are...
HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 - AKA The Whack-A-Dock
Entire top is the power button. Exactly what you need when you're trying to reach in behind and plug in USB devices or network cables for the users who can design complex, complicated piping, HVAC, electrical & CAD designs but apparently basic matching sockets eludes them...
The dock is related to the icon...
It's been documented that my memory is abysmal before application of the Black Go Juice That Appeases The Beast, so perhaps they reckoned in their similar way "Lets give the machine as much grunt as we can, so that the users don't give as much grunt as they can..."
(In all probability, it was most likely an accounting idea. Build the machine as cheap as they can & charge through the nose. "Oh, software is slow? We can speed it up, that's an extra X a months. Cheers!" Interface is probably Java based anyway and we all know how memory efficient that is!*)
New BOFH and a new Dabbsy on the same day?
This is more inspirational that Dabbsy's "Today is your life's tomorrow!" (https://www.theregister.com/2020/10/09/sftw/)
For me anyway...
Those that think the above platitude is the way of the world may end up herding alpaca's in Patagonia, via the Ural Steppes...
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