Re: What resources on the moon ...
Surely an expedition to visit Jambu and the other whales on the moon would make more sense?
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> are they avoiding the international community
No China are more than happy to work with the international community, they already have plans with ESA and Russia for their station. It's the USA they don't want that they don't want to work with (and can't legally thanks to US law) and who can blame them after the last 5 years.
> COVID arguments for vaccination (though oddly that has not taken off in England yet, but seems to be infecting Scottish and Welsh politician's minds).
Actually the Tories brow beat the regional assemblies into accepting vaccine passports and then realised that they are ID cards so went strangely silent on the matter. Funny that, it's almost as if Boris wanted the other leaders to be unpopular with the public.
As a former Liberal voter, Nick Clegg killed all support I had for the party and judging by subsequent elections I'm not the only one. So he effectively gave up all Liberal policies, ideas and manifesto commitments now and forever more by making them completely unelectable. Whch is a very "significant lasting problem from that time."
And it gets worse, I'm now an SNP voter so Clegg may have had a direct hand in destroying the union.
And your developers will leave for better jobs.
Making developers lives harder with slow dev machines is not the answeer, especially since we're talking Android here and you don't develop Android apps on Android. Mid-range devices and older devices are useful in the test drawer but you also need the latest devices so you can test against the latest OS features.
The answer is to teach junior devs to care about resource usage, not tie one hand behind their back to hamper them.
GrubHub's exact MO.
I spent a year writing software for restaurants and I heard a lot of cases of GrubHub setting up a poor quality delivery service without a restaurant's knowledge or permission. In some cases the restaurant had their own delivery service.
Everything I've read about GrubHub, Uber Eats and DoorDash tells me if they say a law is wrong then it is probably the most correct law you could have passed.
This judgement is everything execpt a win for Epic.
Apple get to say they are not a monopoly and don't have to allow other app stores.
Devs get the opportunity to use other payment methods.
Apple still get most of the cash because most devs won't bother with the hassle.
Epic must pay Apple damages.
Apple's deciesion to boot Epic from the store was lawful.
Apple do not have to let Epic or Fortnite back on the store.
Boom! Shot yourself in the foot there Epic. The schadenfreude kept me laughing all weekend.
> People automatically select "I agree" when presented with cookies pop-ups on the internet, she argued, so they don't have meaningful control over personal data.
"People" may do that but I don't. I click REJECT ALL and if that option doesn't exist I close the window.
But then I also do wierd things like read what is written on the screen rather than blindly pressing buttons like a toddler on a sugar rush.
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> I absolutely do not believe that airtaxis are going to be a thing.
I know of several air taxi services that are definitely a thing. Of course they use helicopters or light planes, not autonomous drones that fly by blockchain or whatever but they are air taxis.
Apparently WW2, Norway's collaboration with Hitler and the Norwegians fighting against Russia on the eastern front doesn't count as war with Russia. Norway would like us to conveniently forget what happened in the 1940s.
Sorry for the Godwin but this is actual history so it needed to be said.
> Apple's insistence on a floor price of $0.99 disadvantaged developers who wanted to compete with free apps
I have 3 free apps on the App Store so free apps are definitely allowed. I fail to see how a minimum price of 99c (which is a lie since free is possible) is disadvantaging developers of free apps. What I do see is someone who wrote a shitty app (baby names ffs) trying to get some money from the big corporate bad guy du jour.
That Start Menu does look terrible, lacks features I actually use and expands on the one feature I wish they'd remove - searching for anything other than apps. If I open the Start Menu I want to start an app, I don't want to search for documents, contacts or where to buy a kitchen sink and I definitely never, ever want to search the web. If I want to search the web I'll use a web browser.
I guess Win11 is going to be another version for me to skip like 98 (first edition), ME, XP, Vista and 8. :(
> why does this need to be done on device, if its only for photos uploaded to the icloud, why not just scan for the photos when they hit Apples servers and leave the privacy in place on the device?
Your suggestion is allowing the security to gallop out the open stable door. Plus it would mean Apple handling CSAM and having it on their servers, by scanning on device they can prevent the images getting to any Apple owned equipment and prove the images were in your possesion. Something that may become important when it comes to a court case.
> Branching and merging is an edge case that can be easily circumvented by talking to your colleagues.
If you work on a codebase of any size, even on your own then branching solves many problems that can't be solved by talking to anyone. In the simplest case, how do you fix a bug in the current version while developing the next version if you don't use branches?
With git branching is a cheap operation and used correctly merging is usually trivial.
Because we'd all be better off as company slaves working for less than a living wage, with no paid time off, little to no maternity / paternity leave and strapped down by Zuck every night so Palantir can probe us for data. Fuck yeah!
Not to worry, they'll put Baroness Dildo in charge and she'll spend loadsamoney on a app to tell you when the power satellite is overhead. Of course it won't work but that's because there will be no money left for an actual satellite or a rocket launch to put it into orbit. But at least all Boris' chums will get paid so that's ok then.
More tea vicar?
I saw that infographic last week, of all the FUD on it (and it is entirely FUD) the best part is about "a launch vehicle that has never flown and is still being designed." Starship has actually flown, not to orbit but then nothing BO has ever flown has gone to orbit. SpaceX have flown many cargo and person missions to the ISS and put hundreds (thousands?) of satellites in orbit, meanwhile BO has flown their boss into space for 10 minutes. They have never even achieved orbit. And, while SpaceX churn out prototype after prototype Starship in Texas, BO can't manage to build an engine for ULA and their HLS entry is pure PowerPoint.
I hope this suit costs Bezos a very large sum of money. He is bound to lose.
Something smells, I think it's Jeff's BO.
At the end of the day rare eaths metals are not really all that rare. Even if India's old cars had tonnes of them (spoiler alert: they don't!) it still wouldn't make much difference and China would still corner the market. There are plenty of rare earth metal deposits elsewhere, e.g. the USA, but they closed the mines because China was cheaper. Should the price go back up those mines would become profitable again.
Indeed this is not the way a white hat or “a high-profile hacker in the real world” work. Professionals don't steal $600m then take their time giving it back, but only after their wallet address has been released publicly. Strikes me as more likely they are a child in the real world.
> It's also a wonderful way to collect intelligence (Name, address, phone, email, etc.) on every individual on the planet
No it isn't. If you don't own any cryptocurrency and are not acting as a broker for cryptocurrency then you won't have to provide any data to anyone.
It's a very poor way to collect intelligence because it is trivial to avoid.
I don't need to read sci-hub because I'm a radio engineer, among other things, and if 5G had undesirable side effects we'd have been experiencing them with 4G and various other technologies for decades now. Since there is no evidence of that, you and your wacky luddites and stagnation-fetishists (see I can make up words too) are wrong. No boat rocking required.
> all routers I've had supplied by (mainstream) ISPs in the UK (& BE) over the past 10+ years have no ability to set DNS servers
Don't use the ISP supplied router. I have never used an ISP supplied router in over 28 years, except when testing a network fault to prove it isn't my kit at fault (which it never has been). ISP routers are the cheapest they can find, poorly specced, often out of date and with no updates. If an ISP requires you to use their router don't buy their service, many others are available.
And yes, I am talking about the UK.
You don't need invisible unicode characters just use Google Translate normally and it will mangle numbers, translate people's names (sometimes but not all the time), change the results of sporting competitions, change the tense and even change the meaning of some sentences.
It also tries really, really hard to infer an American context to all things which can change the meaning of a sentence, when it doesn't just render it completely incomprehensible.
I use Google Translate daily and every time I do it proves we don't need to worry about the AI uprising any time soon.
> any human looking at where the image is located (the web cache) would be acutely aware that this was pushed to the device without the user's knowledge...
Any human finding a dodgy image in the web cache should realise that it was cached by the browser while the user was intentionally looking at dodgy websites. Oh dear your hiding place actually incriminates you more.
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