One sentence well worth the el reg subscription all by itself
"...and it just killed off Optane, which was arguably its most promising development in recent memory."
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Note 8 owner too, battery not what it used to be too.
Tempted by S22/23 ultra, but from what I understand the camera, whilst miles ahead on headline specs, is not actually much better in real life.
I moved on from a note 4 because the Note 8 camera was much better.
So may not do anything other than get the battery replaced in a year's time.
"I'm sure you do understand it. OTOH the entire operation seems to have depended on a ready supply of people who didn't and were prepared to back their lack of understanding with cash."
Most people do not understand that cash is only worth what you can exchange it for.
Happily almost no-one says "no, I want a kilo of jam" when offered £3.
Most people do not understand that crypto is only worth what you can exchange it for.
Unfortunately some people want more a lot $crypto when offered £3.
Trustless was not supposed to be interpreted like that but that is humanity for you.
I like to think that you can measure sentience by assuming that things that are sentient want things.
That could be food or to reproduce or to be told a joke.
The unit of sentience is the complexity of behavior used to obtain what the sentient thing wants
Of course how you define that is interesting
As most can agree
Ant < Jackdaw
But how do you classify
Ant nest cf Jackdaw....
To be clear any known program needs to be fed (electricity) but will not try to manipulate its environment to be fed or fed more or reproduce.
So programs =0
... unless that is what they want me to think.
“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from Boris's government and I’m here to help.’”
- ronald reagan didnt say that, but I would like to think he would have if he was around today
- citations include most of british business, northern ireland, a lot of ex-colleagues and Mrs zagari-ratcliffe
You mean like driving on one side of the road, disposing of toxic waste in a safe way etc etc?
Yes, some rules are stupid (though, please give real examples that are not based on journalistic fantasy (yes, you Johnson, lying toad))
But the GDPR regs broadly mean that my data is mine - that is a good thing imo. Whist they could be better, I have more chance of winning the lottery than this govt has of actually improving them.
It sounds an awful lot like NXT.
Having a quick google indicates that the NXT technology has (possibly is) in use in noise cancelling fighter aircraft cockpits (wind noise)
It has been used in hifi products but does not seem to work well below 100hz, so you need a sub
It seems to compete well with electrostatics in good implementations
Currently it seems to be used in https://symphonova.com/technology/
I am amazed that an anonymous person can get a loan of $1*Bn* for a couple of days.
This may see a bit 'newbie' ... but how does this self-executing code self-execute.
Sounds like the code is embedded in the blockchain (data) - not clear how that code is actually 'run'
Guessing that there is a server somewhere that takes inputs - one of which is the blockchain - and conditionally does things based on other inputs.
What could go wrong.
Alternatively, if enough data can be obtained on the sender and receiver, it is possible to generate something that is appropriate.
Just think what you could do with something that generated language fitted to your ears modeled as being from a trusted source
Godwins law in 7 comments.
It looks like Google has one global 'right' answer here atm.
I am sure it will occur to them that this is not a spellchecker.
So they will attempt to segment the models...
...This can lead into a reverse facebook echochamber hell - your language will be corrected into more and more extreme shapes.
Just as people easily fall down rabbit holes of watching things with increasingly erm 'odd' views
I am sure people easily fall down rabbit holes of saying things with increasingly erm 'odd' speech
You may be partly right, but also partly wrong.
It is called the distance effect (Causing Death and Saving Lives by Jonathan Glover)
Basically you are more affected by things that happen closer to you
(in his example, in terms of physical distance)
I think it is also true culturally
and getting a bit 'you are partly right' (though one would hope otherwise) visually.
I thought everyone had at least 2 dishwashers
All the clean stuff in one and as you eat, put all the dirty stuff in the other.
When you run out of something in the clean one, move everything clean into to dirty one and set it off.
Repeat until warranty expires.
Also, a dishwasher is not much more than the price of a kitchen unit with drawers
"Too many large companies see the fines for breaking the law as a business cost because the fine is often less than the profits made."
I put it to you that legal systems which have been 'owned' by large corps tend to specify fixed amounts of monetary damage.
Other systems have limits based on % of worldwide turnover, or whatever the jury says.
TBF the US seems to be a weird mix of both.
This is a feature, not a bug
Corps - esp. public ones - are there to max their value for shareholders.
If the management of a corp does something like
-not filing patents where they obvsly could be
-not taking the least cost approach to infringement
they will be sued by the owners.
welcome to capitalism.
It looks like you are stating that they are a dodgy propaganda outfit because some of their funding is from the US govt and they have not published stories that attack the US
... except on the home page I see
"US Soldiers Expose Nuclear Weapons Secrets Via Flashcard Apps"
which cannot be called flattering.
Subscriptions are a bit of a loser
Out in the real world, Intel instantly loses a lot of its market - or exposes the keys that make the speedups work
Having hardware that needs to phone home removes Intel from the purchasing lists for
- any security conscious Corporate
- any security conscious private person
If they provide one off keys, they will leak / be discovered in short order.
"I was extremely surprised to be told that hardware is only bought when demand requires it."
Why: does your $employer buy hardware or services for which they do not foresee a need for in the short term?
Like any other outsource or not issue, there are four questions
1 Do lots of other people have the same / similar need
(is there a market to buy from)
2 Are my needs well defined / definable and 'standard'
(can I clearly state what I want)
3 Can the good / service be reliably delivered, is the good / service reliable
(can I rely on it being delivered and working)
4 Are my needs unlikely to change
(will the business process I am supporting change over the life of the good / service)
100% yes = outsource
100% no = buy it
There is a fifth
5 Is the cost of buying via a loan < cost of outsourcing over the useful life of the good / service.
But this one is a bit unneeded as if it is outsourceable (1-4 = mostly yes), it probably is cost efficient to outsource.
If this is really not so, I suggest you start touting your expertise / product.
interested if they have.
Arguably agent orange on Vietnam although it was not designed not kill, it was designed to defoliate but was known to be poisonous.
it injured 1m-3m people and an unknown number of deaths.
it needs to be remembered that this was in the 60s and in an era where DDT was widely used
Apple will always want its $
I suspect it will change the T&C somehow so that it is app-usage based
so not 30% of 10
but 10% of 10 every 'period'. Like SAAS but not.
Apple App Store As a New Automated Simple Service Holistically Optimised Legally Enabled
(or "apple as an asshole" if you will.)
Clegg is useful until the s*** is so intense that only a high profile resignation will be enough to change the narrative.
At which point his services will be dispensed with. No one in facebook will blame him (publicly) but the departure will be _linked_.
Later on you may find him working for a cigarette manufacturer, or a shady regime. Other ex-pols have worn smooth the process chart of this for him over the years.
We dont have real AI.
Call me when the AI needs to tighten a screw, cant find a screwdriver so uses a kitchen knife.
Real AI that we can engage with and recognise as AI will be able to see and have a memory and hands and want things / to do things and talk and listen.
Everything labelled as AI so far is a pentalobe screwdriver - great if you need to do something with a pentalobe screw of that size.
The answer to the charging problem is:
Do not ban ice cars
1 for ~90% of the population
a. Buses - lots of buses that are cheap. Really cheap and really frequent.
b. Ban ice cars from town and city centres
c. If you (still) need a car and have no place to park it, rent it.
2 for ~9% of the population who live in the countryside
b. Park and ride if you want to go into a town / city and drive an ice car
3 for the ~1% who have houses in the town/city and country
I feel deep sympathy for you
but you and your friends will make a lot of money from the articles you will write complaining about the drawbacks in the papers etc.
You can generalise that to describe one of the main advantages the 'western' - sort of democratic - political system has over the 'eastern' - sort of undemocratic system (*)
When things go wrong, we change our leaders with v. little friction. This is not generally so on in undemocratic systems
There is a book "Why Nations Fail" by Acemoglu and Robinson. (from memory) they put forward the theory that it is the rule of law, good rules on the ownership of property, and the ruling class acting in a way that advantages all more than anything else. They do not include democracy.
... and thinking about that you could slightly reshape those principles to apply to a company and make a judgement on its prospects.
They did make reference to China and their view was not positive.
(*) yes there are eastern democracies / western autocracies, no I deliberately did not mention Trump
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