I wonder how many students will drop out of their university courses over the next year?
34 posts • joined 28 Aug 2012
UK govt reboots A Level exam results after computer-driven fiasco: Now teacher-predicted grades will be used after all
NHS tests COVID-19 contact-tracing app that may actually work properly – EU neighbors lent a helping hand
Why is there so much of a concern that the app may be too sensitive, and is likely to over estimate the risk of infection from people 2m or more away?
This type of problem is inconvenient, and may lead to people quarantining and or getting tested, and may actually help save lives by alerting an at risk person that they have ben in the vicinity of an infected person.
Failure to detect that the user of the app has been in the vicinity of an infected person is likely to be a fatal error - literally!
Microsoft runs a data centre on hydrogen for 48 whole hours, reckons it could kick hydrocarbon habit by 2030
Why not just run diesels on hydrogen? Using hydrogen that is created by using the 'free' surplus energy that PV and wind generators produce in excess of current demand.
Some modification to fuel system and injectors etc, but a possible route to transition to a a 'Greener' system without completely scrapping all the existing generating equipment.
Iran military manages to keep a straight face while waggling miracle widget that 'can detect coronavirus from 100m away'
Who can you trust?
Huawei - nothing proven (yet)... but lots of rumors..
Americans - NSA have form in weakening security both hardware and algorithms
The Swedes - Oops your license has expired?
The Finns - Has provided intercept capabilities to governments...
The British? - Sold off or given away the technology years ago?
The Koreans - ???
Don't buy from intrusive adverts!
If people resisted purchasing from intrusive and the 'targeted' or 'tailored' content. The advertisers would stop wasting their money on it. Unfortunately just like SPAM it only needs a few suckers to make the annoyance to the majority of users worth it to the marketing agencies.
What about photosensitive epileptics
There are times I do not risk visiting certain websites (in particular the web site of a major national newspaper) because you will almost certainly be greeted by numerous tacky flashing adverts embedded in the news. I do not want to risk triggering an adverse reaction in people at risk.
If you don't want to be tracked, why are you using a phone? It's a transmitter, as soon as you switch it on 'they' know where you are!
If you don't want to be tracked, you shouldn't be using ANY electronic device, but then you may still be visible from the hole you leave as you move around.
If you want to be paranoid: It probably wont be long before anyone who doesn't appear to be carrying a switched on phone is regarded as suspicious.
The real problem is the steadily corroding cables to the home...
Unless you change the physical connection, changing ISP isn't likely to give an increase in speed. Its really amazing the data rates that they do manage over the same old corroded damp copper wire intended for telephony, I used to get approx 8MB over ADSL when it was dry, but it would drop to approximately 0MB the day after a good rainstorm, The replacement cable from Virgin has no problems providing me with 100MB+, and the quality of the telephone service has also improived!
The 'Three point turn' demonstrates use of gears, clutch, accelerator, together with observation and judgment. Successful completion demonstrates a reasonable level of competence by the driver.
I suspect the reason for the proposal to remove it from the test is the problem of finding a safe stretch of road to perform the maneuver on due to the increasing number of on-road parked cars.