They will be Tory party donors or friends of someone in government. This government likes spunking money at their friends.
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You can't make any money from your spare space. A couple of months ago I rounded up all my spare hard drives (about 1.5 TB) and started farming. The "estkimated time to win" started off at 10 years and got higher as more people added their HDDs to the network. God knows what it would be now. To have any chance of getting a payout you need to invest in 100s of TB. When I gave up I was competing with 24 EiB of network space or 28,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes.
The people at NASA can't solve that problem and I'm pretty sure they aren't suggesting that their policy will solve that problem.
A problem they CAN solve is that they feel some names are inappropriate. You might disagree, but what they name things is up to them, surely? You aren't getting harmed in any way, so why not just let them use names they are more comfortable with rather than going all gammon about PC gone mad?
I remember that programs on Ch4 marked with a red triangle promised much but delivered little. From the amount of fuss at the time, you would have thought the programs would involve all sorts of hairy (or shaved) shenanigans, but it was invariably some interminably dull foreign-subtitled dross with a flash of hairy minge half way through.
Depends how many and how much the same they are. It wouldn't be at all surprising if two macros that did the same thing ended up being called the same thing by two independent developers. In a huge code base that's going to happen a lot. Are there any statistics or is it just one bloke saying "it's a lot"?
This is the leaflet in PDF form:
Looking at it now, it seems very reasonable and understated.
As a jaded 51 year old who always thought CYOA was pointless, I quite enjoyed the Black Mirror episode. But that was purely because the CYOA aspect was an integral part of the story line. The trouble is that you can only do that once, so CYOA is now back to being pointless and shit for any future reincarnations.
My understanding is that while the transactions are (necessarily) public, there is nothing in the transaction to link it to an actual person. It's only when they try to turn the bitcoins into something real that there is any chance of finding out who owns them. e.g. they buy something that is delivered to an address.
It's pointless trying to guess what has the least harm. A child is lighter and more resilient so hitting it instead of an older person might do less harm overall. And that child might grow up to be the next Hitler or Nigel Farage, so the car might be doing us all a favour by killing it anyway. Why not just calculate the action with the lowest speed of impact and do that?
I cycle to work when I can and invested in a cheap lid cam to record dickheads who become outraged at the fact I exist. I found it cathartic to put videos of them on YT and make a few pennies from their behaviour. When I say pennies, I mean pennies - last year I earned 48p, but it's the principle that counts. I might have just had a near death experience with a knob in a BMW, but at least it will partly pay for a packet of peanuts.
I think everyone must be dazzled by the headlights of Samsung and Apple. If you look around a bit you can find really good spec phones for a fraction of the price. I bought an Elephone S8 from Gearbest for 175 quid and it's brilliant. It's got a gorgeous 6" 2560 x 1440 screen, Helio X25 Deca Core 2.5GHz processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Its 21MP camera isn't quite as good as it should be, but it's still better than a budget phone one and other than that I was amazed at how good the phone is.
I had a vasectomy a few years back after our second kid and I've no regrets. It's brilliant being able to shoot blanks without worrying about the consequences. Actually, I had two vasectomies because the first one didn't work. The second time he gave it some extra cauterisation and as he disappeared in a cloud of smoke I heard him say "that should stop them".
The sort of person who buys their kid a smartwatch for safety reasons is the sort of person who will go absolutely apeshit if they found out that it would be possible for paedophiles to hack them. All it needs is a few scare stories in the tabloids and people will be more wary of buying IoT crap.
I paid 1/100th of that for mine. The DZ09 is £10 on Amazon but I bought mine on Gearbest for £6.50. It's a colour touchscreen smart watch that can make calls if you put a SIM in it. OK, it's not quite as stylish or waterproof as the Apple version, but it is just as marginally useful.
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