Re: I know it's possible to have fun ...
turning on nanny sounds a lot more disturbing
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never mind fancy onscreen reset menus or glovebox buttons, just ask the question when you connect a new phone, new owner or additional driver.
as for older cars and simplicity, then anything pre ~2002 with only the most basic on board computers. or, better still, something with a carburetter, no sensors to break, no catalytic converter to fail and no computers or ECU. Yes, things can and do still fail, but you don't need an electronics degree to fix, just a spanner and a screwdriver
I really don't understand the business model of websites that rely on adverts for revenue.
Nobody looks at them, nobody clicks on them, apart from by mistake when another ad loads and pushes the link you were trying to click on, to some other part of the screen.
It just seems like pyramid selling to me, a vicious circle. Lets just cut the chain and have done with it. If the content was actually worth anything then we wouldn't mind paying for it!
If I see a page that denies access because I refuse to load ads or accept a million cookies, then tough, i'll just go some place else
if the human driver needs to be fully aware and engaged just in case, then they may as well be actually driving, it will be just as tiresome, if not more so.
how about the autopilot pays attention for that just in case scenario? computers are really good at that! and if they gave a brief warning before doing so, there would be some opportunity for a sanity check on both sides
it would be great if manufacturers didn't mess with android and bundle their own unmaintained versions. fine if they want to bundle apps on top, feel free, but let users receive patches direct from google as soon as they are released. just like you do with every other operating system out there
if a server decides not to receive a particular email, thats all well and good, so long as the right bounce/NDR is returned, but a server that receives an email and acknowledges to the sending server that it has been received OK and THEN decides to silently drop/delete/eat said email with no notification to either party, is just plain rude. This has become quite common and causes lots of headaches
email isn't guaranteed, but it would be helpful if users were told if/when/why an email isn't delivered
"You might not be scared of cryptic syntax errors, but many 12-year-olds are. "
and they will continue to be until they're exposed to it! if they're not exposed to it at an early age, many will remain scared of it, opting for the instant gratification instead, because its easier and mostly done for you
then the word 'species' is meaningless, as is intent
its unfair to treat a monkey like a human, in the same way it is to treat a human as a rabbit or snail. The only right we all share is to the planet we all cohabit.
are we saying the monkey intend to take a picture of itself?
if the judgement goes against slater, then the next time an animal causes a weapon to discharge resulting in the death of a human. that animal should then be arrested and sent to trial for murder with intent! or would PETA say that was silly?
you shouldn't blindly ignore who the perpetrator is, hopefully it may become obvious while investigating how. merely, the investigation into who, shouldn't get in the way of how.
my reasoning, i wouldn't be happy to learn the person i hired to repair my boiler was the same person who had earlier stole my last tin of beans!
if someone had plucked my customer database, i wouldn't be happy to find i'd later employed that person, or said person had been employed by a competitor in ignorance of the theft, for example
if we expend vast amounts of time, effort and resources killing eachother in war and terrorism etc (not to mention animals for sport/fun), i'm sure we wouldnt think twice about blowing up any alien species that came within range - if they are clever enough to get here, they're smart enough to stay away
"We hit our peak confidence and understanding of digital communications and technology when we are in our mid-teens; this drops gradually up to our late 50s and then falls rapidly from 60 and beyond," Ofcom said.
i'm more interested on how 20-30somethings 'now' will fare when they reach retirement age - will they struggle with new tech? or be able to adapt easier and quicker because its a process already learned?
i'm allowed to make a copy of my dvd collection for backup purposes
i'm allowed to upload said copies to a server hosted on the internet for backup purposes
i'm allowed to download again, because its copies i made, of my dvd collection
it only becomes illegal copyright infringement when someone else downloads the data - so the ISP would need to know its me and not someone else downloading the file
if someone else backs up the same dvd using the same method, the same file would be uploaded to the same server. a clever host would hardlink this to the same inode to save space - how would i, or the ISP know if i was downloading my copy of 'Bob Goes Fishing', or someone elses?
if you blanket block all video files, how does the ISP 'allow' my home movie i created under GPL entitled 'My fishing Trip'?
with regard to country specific TLD's, and, like many other countries, demand anyone withing to register a .co.uk be a uk resident or a uk registered company
then Google UK (google.co.uk) would have some answerability - if they dont like UK rules then they can stop using it and we can go back to google.com!
"so that it's activated almost as soon as the machines are powered on..."
so it activates before it receives any power!? thats impressive!!
"KINS is specifically designed not to infect systems in Russia and the Ukraine by avoiding computers with Russian language keyboard settings..."
i'll just add a russian laguage keyboard... disaster averted!!
its not purely speed that kills, its inappropriate speed for the conditions and inability to control a vehicle at speed that can kill. city folk drive too fast in rural areas. people need to LEARN to drive! the driving test only checks competance at low speed manouvres and some general knowledge of road rules
city kids are streetwise, country kids are countrywise - that becomes engrained in your nature and its hard to change! especially if you have a basic lack of understanding of the dangers around you
then they are at liberty to change and update the terms of the filtering without asking, because you have already agreed to it. a bit like when your bank changes its terms and conditions
what about folks without children? surely they dont need parental controls? surely its instulting to be assumed to be a parent? what about folks who *can't* have kids?
that said, they can and will filter whatever they choose. they don't have to tell us - the reason they do, is to win political brownie points
theres a lot they don't tell us though, because its 'in the nations best interest' not to. internet censoring is no different.
you can't miss what you don't know about afterall!