The word has no positive or negative connotations (that I know of), it is purely descriptive.
Erasing the word “white” from our vocabulary would seem to be a step too far...
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No hard and fast comparison with other manufacturers, and analysing a whole back catalogue of devices. Don’t really need to read further to form my opinion on this “research”.
Such results would be entirely consistent with a company that had developed world-class security standards over the last few years, for example.
On the face of it, this just looks like the emergency services didn’t read the T&Cs. Even most muppet consumers know to check the fair use policy for “unlimited” contracts. Or they didn’t anticipate such high usage. Either way, it’s hard to pin the blame on Verizon.
I’m not defending the throttling of unlimited plans, but it is hardly new or exceptional.
The German constitutional court found that any weighing up of value of human life is illegal as it offends the dignity of the people concerned. I can buy into that, who can judge whether person A is “better” or “more valuable” than person B? Applies only to people of course, animals should lose every time imho.
For a self-driving car, I would take this as prohibiting any deliberate action that would lead to someone getting hit who otherwise would not have been hit. I.e. mitigate the collision you are heading for rather than causing a different collision.
However, the consequence of this principle would be, for example, not shooting down a hijacked plane containing one or more innocent passengers, even if the plane is heading for a crowded stadium. They made a TV courtroom drama based on this scenario.
That Golem article does not back up your comments at all.
The shopper got his invoice “on the way back from the shop”, and it says nothing about security personnel or manually analysing video feeds.
If you’re interested, a related patent application from Amazon is WO2014209724.
When it is on an iPhone. Bluetooth and Wifi toggles in the control centre no longer turn off the respective radios, they merely disconnect. You have to go into settings to properly turn them off. I don't like this.
Most European patents are subject to public scrutiny before issue. The application gets published after 18 months and then anybody can write to the office providing relevant prior art and/or arguing why the invention is not patentable.
A lot of US patent applications are also published prior to issue, and the public have the same right to comment on pending applications.
It seems to be a very rarely used option though.
What planet am I on?
One where a losing bidder's mistake ("misunderstanding the requirements") can lead to the whole tendering process being called into question?
One where bidders deliver "guaranteed minimum prices"?
OK, I have never been anywhere near any tendering processes, big or small, but WTF???
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