Re: The use of AI not the real thing
Bad luck, the CEO already legged it.
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And, of course, all that pension fund investment into both commercial and housing properties has driven prices up even further!
Apparently farmland outside Edinburgh has shot up 50% in the last 2 years! All the thousands of houses and the like being built on it means it is worth many millions if you can get permission to throw up a hundred houses "starting from" £400k.
They can't, any more than you could go collect yours. Safety and security, for one thing. It gets posted out - that's actually written in the law, as well as them having to use the state postal system.
(Clearly someone saw how the tories operate, and banned future anyone from making a mint by inserting themselves as a very expensive exclusive numberplate courier!)
You should see how bad it is it countries without strong unions then!
In the UK, those first few hundred workers would likely never have been able to get out on strike legally in the first place. And everything from there on would've been illegal.
So the first group would've been outsourced by now. Replacing 150 or so workers is literally everyday in the UK.
You should read at least a little about unions before you embarrass yourself like that. It's not like a company. The leaders are voted in and out by the membership. You know, like a democracy. Only it is every one or two years, not twice a decade. And the union leadership can't just decide to have a different leader without asking the membership, unlike the UK PM hot seat.
Not at all. Quite the opposite.
They want the CEOs to be able to stay wealthy, and the rich tory voters to keep getting share buy backs and dividends.
The number of staff reading meters is lower, therefore costs are far lower. That those staff are now unemployed? Well, it's not the power company that has to worry about that, is it?
I think more "Redundancy for the staff we won't need any more" tbh. I know people who worked their entire lives as meter operatives, and despite the rates getting worse and worse, they're still above minimum wage after bonuses. All that cash could go to the CEO and shareholders instead! Cah-ching!
If you point a Vlookup or something at a range then edit that range, and make parts of it depend on other stuff, etc, then it gets complex.
Excel has to try and figure out a result, otherwise no-one would've started using it.
The issue is now that there are entire divisions of major companies that are working off the results of some arcane spreadsheet with 240 interdependent sheets and 3 million variables, with no history nor change control!
Not at all, because those installs are all making a profit! It's the free games that are going to be stuffed. Anything making under 5¢ power install would, according to the graph I saw, be paying more to Unity than they made. However, that's after *22 million installs*, so... I still think it's a mountain out of a molehill. If you're not making money (more than 5¢) after 20 million installs, you're not a company you're a side gig.
The obvious answer is to pull the game at 20 million installs - have a big "wrap party" and launch the sequel written on some other platform!
That's the entire point of stopping these crap developments being done like this!
Housing is worth a fortune, so they'll wedge in another house instead of a road, leave no parking because that could be another house, no shops or playground because, yes, more houses! Because each shitty flat is another £250k profit, each sorry house £500k+.
They become sink estates.
"15 minutes" as a bit of fundamental guidance for the planning team to push back against the millionaire developers is a *good thing*.
Could it be because when they suggest the idea, 4 million gammon scream lies about it? So then there's no policy to do it? And so, it doesn't get done? Funny that.
If it is a policy that it has to at least be considered, then something might get done. If it isn't, then it definitely won't!
Have none of you got experience with even basic check lists?
Another 15 minute city fantasy, writ anon, here on The Register, of all places!
Literally no-one has said anything about limiting driving between cities. It's literally made up by mad anti-everything people who for some reason hate the idea of having a hospital/school/shops/creche within 15 minutes of them, whether by foot or bus or train or tram.
The issue with no linkage is that the computer can just ignore or override you. Do tesla have those toy steering wheels like the old batmobile in the USA? You're not going to turn that without two strong hands if there's an issue, but even if you forced it, it's literally not connected.
How this works in the UK, where there's a law that says cars can't have fly-by-wire steering, nor those stupid dangerous steering wheels, I don't know.