Re: Credit where it's due
Yes, the blind rollout of any config / new software to all nodes is it's own single point of failure.
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She'll mutter something about how real police work costs money. Money that could be better spent on harassing immigrants.
By the way, it's completely untrue that she has a secret trapdoor in her office that she can open to drop someone into an underground lake of hungry piranhas. That's someone else.
"The existent of Firefox doesn't help the web standards at all, as shown in its worse standards compliance which can be seen at HTML5 Test for years. Any sane person wouldn't believe that the browser that doesn't follow the standards itself will actually advocate the standards."
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I agree. Google is terrible at removing / lockdowning / changing things on Android and youtube without the option / API to revert it.
I didn't know about the garbage collection, but I'm well aware of access to things being removed with no corresponding permission added to re-enable it. They've long ago dropped the pretense of being developer friendly, and now just want to make a consumer iPhone clone.
More and more things need root because either Google "no longer wants you to do that" or they are tightening up the underlying OS without adding an appropriate permission controlled API for apps that need them.
No. That's exactly my point. With a human driver, it would be classed as a tragic accident. Maybe the driver of the vehicle spilling the logs would be held liable, but the car behind wouldn't - whatever he/she did (and most would be likely to swerve if they knew they wouldn't stop in time)
My point is, if an algorithmic decision is made, someone will sue the people who are responsible for the cars software.
Fully autonomous car, driving correctly within stopping distance of car in lorry in front.
Lorry's doors burst open, sending rolling logs towards the car.
Car knows that to it's left is a family car with 2 adults and 2 children.
To the right, a motorcyclist.
Car contains 1 elderly passenger.
Does car brace for impact with logs, swerve into motorcyclist, or swerve into car?
Head on impact is the worst scenario for the elderly passenger. Swerving into the bike will likely save the passenger, but kill the motorcyclist. Side-swiping the car would save the passenger, but put the family at risk, though they could survive unscathed, or maybe all die.
What should the car do? And who will the victims relatives sue?
Thanks. I'll bear that in mind when it's time to upgrade. As I said, I wasn't originally looking for anything special, just something rugged and waterproof, but now the bar has been set high, I'll be looking for more with the next one!
The Ulefone range looks good, I hadn't heard of it before, so cheers!
My cubot quest is a lovely little IP68 phone. It's been underwater many times. I only bought it as a cheap waterproof phone, but it's actually a good runner. Over a year ago for £120 with 4GB ram and 64GB storage.
It seems the less bundled crap and "vendor improvements", the better the device. Who'd have thought it?
I'm not talking about buses.
Of all the brexitter comments I've read on this site, you're the only one I can recall who has ever had any semblance of an argument.
Calling Mays government "remainers" and hitching yourself to the EU vaccine gloating, even though you know we could have done the same without brexit (indeed, it's been pointed out that we were still in the EU when UK vaccine negotiations started) is what I expect from some of the other brexitters here, not you.
The whole sovereignty talking point is bullshit, as you well know.
As for buses, you may not have believed it, your friends and family may not have believed it, but I know personally many who did (my brother-in-laws sister and her friends for one)
In fact, the leave campaign credited that slogan for winning brexit. And I'm repeating myself, but you know that too.
Except that's not true. You've fallen into the brexitter mindset of treating politics like a sport, where everyone cheers their team, everyone defends their team come what may, and everything the other team does is bad.
This mentality works for brexitters - it's all they can understand, but remainers don't behave that way.
Most remainers have been critical of the EU when necessary. To add the IT angle, just about every post here regarding the .eu domain fiasco was negative.
There have also been many reports from remainers critical of the EU vaccine situation - what you don't hear from remainers is gloating on the misfortune of a people who had nothing to do with brexit.
The country crashes and burns around us, and brexitters point to one thing the EU could have done better, lie about it to make it sound worse than it is (you guys really can't help it, can you?), and then gloat and mock the EU for any misfortune.. The cherry on the cake is that the UK could have done exactly the sane thing without brexit, so your one inflated "win" isn't even real.
As long as chromium and firefox remain open source, forks will be kept up-to-date, but be able to disable floc.
I don't know the licensing issues, but I expect chromium as a separate project to be abandoned, and all Google's future work done directly on the closed-sourced chrome.
That sounds like "speedlock" on the spectrum.... (I think that was the name.. It was the one that had "clicks" in the lead-in tone..)
Every now and then, after XORing down a few levels, there would be a small sarcastic message!
I remember the software for the "specdrum" drum hardware was XORed against the system ROM. Any slight change to the ROM (in my case, due to an upgrade to the +3) rendered it useless. I had to dig out an old Speccy just to decode it!
I'm no royalist, but I am a humanist. It's sad for the family when someone dies, and they have my sympathy.
However, he was 99 in failing health. My gran also died at 99. I was gutted, but it was expected.
Leave the family to mourn their loved one. Do you really think any of them want a service-providing website to be made inaccessible as some sort of tribute? Would the Queen have really been upset if Fridays EastEnders went ahead?
I'll personally mourn as much as the royal family mourned my grans death - and that isn't said with malice.
To think that colour blind people need to illegally suffer for some misguided tribute isn't patriotic.
Those who complained aren't doing it to be contrary to your hard right beliefs.
They are simply suffering needlessly, and unlike you flag waving sheep, who easily fall for tabloid produced mass-hysteria, they actually have something tangible to complain about.
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