"NetChoice, an internet trade association whose members include Amazon, Google, Meta, TikTok and Twitter,"
There's an Unholy Trinity (Quinternity?) If I ever saw one.
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I understand it's with permission, but I'd prefer my battery be up when I charge it. Even if they dont chew to empty (what is the lower limit?) what if I have a 300km drive to do and I hop in the car and there's only a "standard commute" plus a few km in the tank? Plus I'm consuming charge cycles and wearing out my battery to benefit someone else.
Maybe I'm greedy. Then again its my car and my battery which I payed for.
“ Seems like they would be have to weight several hundreds of pounds to shoot straight while flying”
Not necessarily. I have a consumer grade drone (DJI Mavic 3) which has. “Cine” mode which enables super stable and slow flying. It’s compensates for strong, gusty winds to keep the subject in frame. Presumably a Police grade drone costing 20x as much could be more stable, more accurate and could use the compensating software to calculate windage, drop and other ballistic info required to put just about any sort of projectile you want onto a target.
Looks like we can do both now, on one platform at least. Haven’t been bothered to see if this is a general release across all hardware platforms or not. Could be hardware/ASIC dependant.
CCIE here, been working with Cisco for 25 years.
… you have so many fabrics to choose from. One for access (SDA) one for data centre (ACI), one for compute access (UCS/fabric interconnect). Not to mention the licence minefield which is Cisco, and having to buy DNA for three years even if you never use those features.
It’s a proper nightmare. Cisco GUIs have always been disasters, separate incursions into disasters at that, so it looks like we can look forward to one unified disaster sometime in the next decade.
Personally I miss typing “show ip ospf” or “show ip BGP” etc when I want to know what my routing protocols are thinking.
I need a coffee. It’s too early.
Not entirely sure what that is. You can get a hell of a lot of computer (yes, whatever your preference is here applies) for that kind of $£¥€. I think it "looks cool" and I'm sure I'd like one for novelty value. But not for north of $5k aussie worth of novelty. Sure looks like it would be a ripper when it comes to porn though.
Is a glorified predictive text generator. That is all.
The first time we saw the new logo we had a lot more of it and we had a little more than that and it is now the same.
The preceding sentence was brought to you by my iPad’s text predictor. Doesn’t look too much different from what this lawyer used tbh.
They let people chill for a bit before they have to voluntarily turn up at the joint and start their sentence. Here (in Aussie) you get sentenced and they take you from the court down to the van in the basement which takes you straight there. Too bad if you have affairs such as a house/family etc to deal with. Granted you might know it's coming before the actual sentencing, but once the sentence is passed, or if bail is revoked sooner, you're gone. None of this "I have to sign into the clink in a few weeks, gives me time get my shit sorted, possibly including a one way ticket to Antiextraditionistan".
I know this isnt blanket, but I know myself a few people who have had to get locked up in USA for minor offences (drink driving etc) and they were allowed to make their own way there pretty much as they saw fit. I'm guessing violent crimes wouldn't get this luxury.
Guessing we’ll see this process:
Store owners block IMEIs of all stolen devices (probably other Apple specific/proprietary blocking methods too) through carriers
Crooks post to Craiglist or similar lots of phones for only $500 or more/less
People buy “cheap phones”, because of course everyone verifies the source before purchase when too good to be true
Crooks keep cash
Buyers have a $500 brick
Insurers pay store whatever the retail price is
"The allegation here is that users aren't being given the information to allow them to make an informed decision“
This actually implies that users actually read (and understand) the conditions prior to clicking the “I have read and agree to the terms and conditions” checkbox.
The international distress frequency (normally on listening watch in oceanic regions because VHF is out of range and the radios are set to this because there’s nothing else of value to listen to, plus someone might need a hand) and 123.45 is inter pilot comms (proper usage of this one is a little more ambiguous). Now realistically these two are the only VHF frequencies in any sort of use over the oceans (which is probably why they’re being messed with).
Either way it’s a shit act.
“ GPS is useful but no aircraft relies on this exclusively because there are places where its unreliable”
Bulldust. I’m an IFR pilot and I use GNSS all the bloody time. There are error checking systems which kick in automatically if the system isn’t working for whatever reason. It’s also a requirement to do a manual GNSS RAIM during certain flight phases (including approaches which require RNP). Other approaches and ground based navigation systems are available, but discussions of when you would use these in preference to GNSS or when you’d use GNSS in preference to them are outside the scope of this post.
GNSS -Global navigation satellite system, IFR - Instrument Flight Rules, RAIM - Receiver autonomous integrity monitoring, RNP - Required navigation performance
Lane keeping, and all sorts of other robot shit, _is_ on by default in my 2023 model Mazda. I can enter a cruise control speed, and the thing will almost drive itself along the road, including negotiating bends and braking if a car is in front. It will read a stop sign and show it on the HUD but won’t stop at one - that’s one thing it graciously allows me to manage. It doesn’t (as far as I know anyway) claim to be “self driving”. Unlike other marques.
“Who gets the blame”
It’s always the driver. Regardless of what “driver aids/inhibitors/distractions are in the car. It’s the individual in charge of driving it.
I’m taking about “blame” - maybe it’s a legal concept. Not the merit or shortcomings of in-vehicle systems. Icon for half the sci-fi shit that’s in my Mazda that I wish would STFU and leave me alone so I could actually drive the bloody car.
I’d like my key to be able to open my car. I’d also like it to be _only_ my key which can open my car. Not someone else’s key. I also have little interest in opening someone elses car.
This is unless you drive a HQ Holden which had 7 different keys for the entire production run. A mate locked his keys in the car at a large even one day and was a little lost as a result. A fellow HQ owner walked past and thought he’d talk this other HQ owner having a concern with his car. Explaining that he locked the keys inside, the other bloke said, “I’ve got a HQ too, let’s see if the 1 in 7 chance of us having the same key is in effect here.” Sure enough, the key worked and my mate was able to get inside without having to break in.
“ Sorry, are you talking about NFTs, Instagram, or Facebook?”
True. Good point. I don’t have any of the above.
*not entirely true. I won an NFT in some online poker tournament once and I have NFI what it looks like or even where it is now. For all I know it might be worth as much as all the other NFTs - $0.00