Re: Fucking lawyers...
It's a civil matter, not a criminal one. And if the State of Illinois went after them for the offence, I'm guessing they'd probably send lawyers rather than the sandwich lady to argue the case in court still ;)
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I'd imagine that they didn't stop working per se - it's probably the same as the Hue lights I have at home. If I want to turn them off with the switch, it's all gravy. If i want to turn them off from elsewhere over the internet, then it needs some way to be accessible. If Philips suddenly went bust tomorrow, I could still control my lights in house, or via the switch. But I would lose the location awareness or the ability to turn them off from Sweden when my parents phone to tell me I'd left them on.
Sure I guess you could have a direct connection all the way back with portforwarding or a VPN, but that relies on a level of consumer knowledge which isn't generally present.
TLDR; The remote accessibility will have stopped working, but they'll still work as a light switch or a socket. Unless I'm wrong, in which case I agree with you 100%
I seem to be one of the few that doesn't have issue with this - all the information they're collecting seems useful for QA and R&D. In the same way though I took out their Instant Ink subscription too, because I don't think I've ever had an inkjet that's played nice with third party cartridges - either the colours are off or they clog the heads. My last epson I used to have about 1 cartridge out of every 5 that just wouldn't work at all.
My brief experience of dealing with FoI requests involved helping with roughly a dozen that were IT related. And by IT related, after a quick bit of googling turned out to be from sales people at software companies hence the questions about "What suppliers do you use for x", "What is your average spend on y", "How many printers of model z do you have" - pages and pages of it.
Followed by polite reminders that it had to be processed within a certain window. Call me old fashioned, but I don't think that the law was intended to make salesdroids life easier and avoid them having to do work, I'm surprised that there didn't seem to be any kind of penalty for making pointless frivilous FOI requests that took ages to find information so they could then try and talk their way into selling me a bunch of 20 year old printers that are "proven technology mate".
Funnily enough, certainly whilst I was there all those vendors went on my blacklist.
Of course now I'm in presales, at least I know that kind of tactic is a bad idea I guess!
I'm going to be kind and say it's to humanise them. The more it looks like a human being, the more likely people are to accept it.
The more it looks like a giant robotic spider, the more houses are going to get burnt to the ground to make sure it's dead.
We're funny old sorts.
Living in rural Devon, I'd happily accept anything without having to walk to the end of the road where it's slightly elevated.
They're always campaigning locally to get us better mobile signal.
And then they always campaign against plans to build a new mobile mast.
It's like the two are somehow linked...
You have to take a photo that matches the scanned copy of your ID? Presumably it's been rigorously tested to make sure you can't just look someone up on Facebook and take a photo of their most official looking photo? Like used to happen to me a lot with old style face unlock systems on my phone down the pub and caused numerous embarrassing Facebook posts...
This is one of those things that I'm on the fence about. I get the issue of ownership, that's fine. But damages imply to me that he missed out on a rights fee or whatever. Which would imply that he was deprived of something he would have received if not for the infringement. Which clearly if the child had realised that she would have to pay 400 euros to use the picture would have just used a different one.
I dunno, I'm not a lawyer - it seems that common sense should have a place in deciding whether somebody should be awarded damages or just told to stop their infringing behaviour. If there's clearly no intention to profit from the infringement I'd have suggested a CaD would have made more sense.
Instead, he'll always be the person who, to all intents and purposes, sued a kid for using his photo that she cribbed from the net for a school project - in the unlikely situation that I ever needed to pay anybody 400 euros for a photo of a town rather than driving there and taking the photo myself for less than half that, then I won't be buying his.
So I guess I'm the counterweight of justice by balancing it out. If I ever need a photo of Cordoba. Which I won't.
Probably need to preface it with "should" - as otherwise everybody wouldn't have been sat in the plane for 3 hours ;)
The centre of gravity will change in flight as fuels burned etc, but that's predictable. From some further digging I think this is to establish that the CoG and weight is within a safe threshold (around which the aircraft can be trimmed). So some kind of dynamic system on the gear probably would work, but by the time you build in all the redundancy and duplicate it across an entire fleet of aircraft as someone else pointed it the cost would probably be prohibitive. Especially since everything will need to withstand extremes of temperature and pressure since the gear wells aren't pressurised.
If you can calculate it once by plugging in some numbers to tell you if it's within safe limits with a margin or not then it's probably not worth fiddling with it.
There's a few free flight planners aimed at flight sims that replicate a lot of the functions, it's pretty cool to fiddle with if you're a huge nerd like, um, my friend...Dave.
Fair point, I suppose doing it off the wheels alone would give you the weight and a the CoG while it's on its wheels, but not where that loads distributed through the plane, just the end result. Still, throw in mention of blockchain somewhere in the process and you've got a tech startup right there, I'm going to be rich!
Depends how fast I drive I guess,
But by definition as they're calculating these figures before the plane has taken off, neither is this - it's a static calculation. If they already have some way of feeding that data into whatever system they're using ground side, then it could just as easily feed into a.n. other system shirley?
My understanding is this is just for calculating the weight distribution and CoG to make sure it's within static limits and to give the pilots the right figures to punch into the FMS.
I've always wondered this, so I'm hoping someone can explain...
The plain sits on it's gear, and all it's weight is supported by it. Surely it would make more sense for the plane to calculate it's own weight and weight distribution from that? Then it's based on something measured rather than calculated too.
I'm guessing it's not that simple or that's how it would be done, but if my seat can weight how much I am so it knows how hard to blow the airbag up in my face, then surely it can scale up to weighing how much load is on the suspension of the plane?
Whilst I agree with the sentiment, even I wouldn't start a business that put all its money into security. How do I get paid, and how do I advertise to get customers?
I know that is taking it more literally than you mean, but remember where you are, there's people that will take it that literally ;)
Not that straightforward - satellites don't just hover over one spot staring at featureless ocean... And changing their trajectory is not trivial as they only have a finite amount of fuel.
Also worth bearing in mind that a passenger aircraft is small and fast moving, under a satellite that's travelling around 8km/s....
I'm not saying that nobodies satellites would have seen it, maybe someone did have something staring at an empty spot of ocean for some reason, but the liklihood seems slim, and the liklihood that anyone was paying attention to it seems even slimmer!
Arguably it was a human who was driven to their course of action by their belief in a deity that shaped their moral values.
Disclosure: I'm not a Christian so I have no vested interest. However I also have no issue with people believing what they want to believe and think Militant Atheists are the worst thing since Militant Missionaries - at least they invented a practical sex-move...
On my iphone 7 I hold it at bottom and my thumb sits near the home button on the bezel, rather than the screen, same on my 6, the 4S I had years ago, and the android phones I've had inbetween.
I would guess what he means is that on the iPhoneX, your thumb would be on the screen.
I don't know, it's not an uncommon site to be sat at 20-25mph in traffic, seeing a group of cyclists pass you on the cycle path weaving in and out of the kids on the way to school.
Doesn't happen when I go back to Gosport though, I'd imagine after the first few cyclists were clotheslined by the schoolkids and had their bikes nicked, word probably spread fast...
Whilst it sounds negative, I'm always happier to see cyclists using the paths rather than riding next to them which was frequently the reason for the 10mph tailbacks that seem to be less frequent these days...
Jesus you lot whine. I don't think anybody who knows me would accuse me of being even slightly left leaning (though I admit my views have mellowed a lot since I've gotten older) - but I really don't find it offensive to hear other peoples opinions, even in a tech podcast.
All I have to say to you is that may the Lord Jesus Christ have mercy upon your souls, you've got to accept Christ into your lives, brah.
I'm not sure on the Mac office model as I know it's different...
But if you'd bought the above on PC, compared to O365 then to get from Office 2010 to Office 2016 you'd have had to have bought another license for Office 2013, and another one for Office 2016.
So if you like running the latest versions (I'll be honest, I tend to find a lot of the quality of life improvements in the newer versions worthwhile) then it might make sense.
Equally you get exchange etc etc with it as well.
Disclaimer: I have an O365 subscription. I like it. I particularly like being able to edit all my documents and collaborate on them from my Galaxy and my iPad. Oh and OneNote, I like that too. That said, I have no strong pro/anti MS feelings - I like some of their stuff, I dislike others, and I have 1 Linux PC to my 2 Windows PC's (a gaming rig and an old Lenovo X230). I don't have a Mac, but I don't mind them, they're just more money than I want to spend.
Someone said earlier about statistics - so the above will hopefully deflect some of the flames that will inevitably come in my direction for refusing to acknowledge Bill Gates as Warmaster Horus.
I'll be honest, I don't think most people really cared about the emails. I'd tell you why things went the way they did, but I'm stumped. Unlike The Trump.
In fairness though, there was no good way to vote. $Deity knows how it got to the stage where they were the best two candidates.
Ah well, the world turns, FS17 still works fine, so I don't care.
Was going to say the exact same thing.
Also for the most part, Officers aren't known for their high number of confirmed kills. If they're going round slotting something they're not busy doing officer-y type things. Which I presume are cocktail parties, or Kayak-Flaregun-Duels or whatever it is that they do.
To be fair, it doesn't sound like anything the standard Skype/Outlook/OneDrive/SharePoint solution that is pretty widespread doesn't already do? A quick look round Outlook and I can create groups, share crap with them, message all of them, video chat with them.
MS, if you're reading, you now owe me a tenner!