I already don't subscribe to GM's OnStar service. I survived before without heated seats. On the other hand, if they were to offer cooled steering wheels for those really hot days when you can burn your self on the steering wheel, I might be tempted.
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Re: The more of these they make, the more often this will happen
I don't know about where you are, but if a fire engine here attends a fire or an auto accident, a bill is sent to the appropriate insurance company or property owner. I am not sure what happens if they attend a home health issue which they often show up before a paramedic ambulance arrives.
Didn't you know that everything originally belonged to China. Personally I am surprised that they have not claimed at least the western shores of North America if not the entire continent, based on the visit of the Chinese admiral and his fleet, which was destroyed on his return on the orders of the emperor.
Re: cryptographically signed licenses to enable dormant features in Intel silicon
The code doesn't have to be secret. The code unlocks secret functions in a chip. Presumably once unlocked, code provided by Intel under separate cover will put the now unlocked feature to work. Additionally, there is nothing saying that Intel chips currently have secret features which may be unlocked by this code. Nor is there anything saying the code is in the CPU. The code may unlock features in future CPUs, stand alone graphics chips, or other Intel products yet to be announced.
Re: Rather computers than cars
While I echo your feelings about fog lights on when it's not foggy, My big complaint is about drivers who fail to turn on their lights at night, presumably because the console lights and daytime running lights (low beams) are on. However, their tail lights are not lit.
Re: Site Acceptance Test
In Vancouver for a week in January setting up a Netware 3.2 network and although I was in an office building downtown, and walked from my hotel to the office each day, I did not see either the sun or a mountain, which Vancouver is surrounded by, until my last day there as Vancouver weather, raining from low heavy clouds precluded seeing anything scenic.
I used to think that Dabbsie wrote his articles based on the videos he linked, and must admit that I thought so today as well, until he switched from Doze to Tesla. When self-driving cars were first talked about seriously, I imagined dozens of pedestrians stepping out into roadways bringing all traffic to a standstill. This article startled me into realizing that if dozens of pedestrians did that, there would instantly be a need for dozens of ambulances.
Re: Surprising bug
she did note that she was able to reach her other contacts, and that it was ONLY the 911 number that she had the issue with. I wonder if she would have had issues with the other *11 numbers that in use in North America, and that the issue is the length of the number being only 3 digits, rather than the usual 7, 10 or 11.
Re: From memory...
And if, you should devise in your own time, based on the knowledge you gained while employed, a program which would compete with the programs offered by the company which employs you, do you think that that IP should belong to you or to the company? There is a reason that these clauses exist.
Microsoft makes tweaks to Windows 11 Start Menu for Insiders but stops short of mimicking Windows 10
Re: Microsoft's 'PC Health Check' is the new name for Get Window 10 'malware'.
Just a reminder: Microsoft licensed you to use the operating system, they didn't sell it to you. They still own it so they can do to it whatever they please. If you are not happy with this, you should not have agreed to the license.
BOFH: What if International Bad Actors designed the vaccine to make us watch more Steven Seagal movies?
Re: Server simplification, really?
We recently went through this with a Dell 5480 at work in order to double the storage. We looked up the specs on the Dell website, and then checked the model of the SSD that was installed. We then ordered the correct replacement and it worked well. We even managed to image the old drive to the new one successfully.
This drag sail could prevent spacecraft from turning into long-term orbiting junk. We spoke to its inventors ahead of launch
If you want to catch up to another spacecraft in the same orbit, you slow down your spacecraft so that it moves to a lower orbit, which being shorter also means that you are orbiting the earth faster than the higher orbit (this is why low earth orbits are c.90 minutes compared to geosynchronous ones c.24 hours) so travelling in your lower, faster orbit, you catch up with the other spacecraft and at the right time, you speed up and raise your orbit to intercept the other spacecraft.
Re: Thin ice
Until such time as Linux or any other alternative operating system is as easy to use as Windows (and yes, I say that with a bit of tongue in cheek) the hoi polloi of average users (by which I mean people who basically use it for browsing and email) will not be switching. Oh, and it had better come pre-installed. I was thinking that it would be more likely for people to switch to IPads, but I then realized that those who would do that have done that.
I don't know how long Microsoft has been doing this, but I do know that if your domain attached computer didn't log on to the domain on a regular basis, the trust would be broken and you would have to remove it from the domain and add it back in again. And if your Windows 7 machine didn't get on the internet or connect to your license server on a regular basis, you could lose activation, so it's not like this is a particularly new trick.
Scottish inventor Alexander Bain worked on chemical mechanical fax type devices and in 1846 was able to reproduce graphic signs in laboratory experiments. He received British patent 9745 on May 27, 1843 for his "Electric Printing Telegraph". Frederick Bakewell made several improvements on Bain's design and demonstrated a telefax machine. The Pantelegraph was invented by the Italian physicist Giovanni Caselli. He introduced the first commercial telefax service between Paris and Lyon in 1865, some 11 years before the invention of the telephone.