* Posts by Fruit and Nutcase

4500 posts • joined 10 Jul 2013

China allows robo taxis – without backup drivers – in parts of two major cities

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Re: as an aside

Today, autonomous Taxis - tomorrow, autonomous Hearses

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Re: Shame

What would be really interesting would be grabbing one of the cars and trying to work out who's tech they've stolen to build it.[seeing if the vehicle is remotely controlled]

UK wants criminal migrants to scan their faces up to five times a day using a watch

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Re: What has immigration status got to do with criminal punishment?

If you mean Boris...

May be he'll be deported to the country of his birth, America

Remember the humanoid Tesla robot? It's ready for September reveal, says Musk

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Re: For your daily Mash

Smash? Robots? Aliens?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ph6zTdRZyY

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Re: Yeah right

9 out of 10 is better than what Whiskas, at 8 out of 10 achieves in terms of customer (feline) satisfaction

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Licencing

There would I guess be interest from some quarters to licence the technology and offer it with certain added features...

or even hacks to convert it to a _____ robot.

Now, where's Paris?

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Re: The burning question

Can the robot drive a Tesla?

Given the software would have some common parts (image processing etc), the cars may still get driven into things which they are not supposed to...

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Re: The burning question

Given Musk's prior form with labor relations, his motivation could be to replace more factory floor workers with robots.

Now, such a fully autonomous robot would be handy for EVA work when he heads off to colonise Mars

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Re: Yeah right

Talking of Right....

...claimed the software was "working well for him," was 90 percent successful in testing "complex left turns,"

That doesn't bode well for us that live in countries that drive on the other side of the road

Enough with the notifications! Focus Assist will shut them u… 'But I'm too important!'

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Upper hearing frequencies/Teenagers

Some public places such as shopping malls have devices that emit noise in the upper frequencies which are less audible to adults - to stop teenagers congregating. Same idea as those rodent repellent devices. My local shopping centre pipes the output of a middle-of-the road music radio station at times through the PA system - which I presume is for the same reason

Could it be that your neighbour wants you to move ?

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Nothing to worry about...

Until that is, the beeping stops!

At which point all IoT Smart Yoghurt Makers in the locality will go berserk.

Major IT outage forces UK emergency call handlers to use 'pen and paper'

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Re: To doctor or not to doctor...

Our Members of Parliament expect to be addressed as "Honourable"...

Icon - >

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Re: To doctor or not to doctor...

Before qualifying, medics wait for the day they can be addressed as Doctor.

Once attained, they can't wait to be addressed again as Mr/Miss/Whatever, when, with experience, further qualifications and a bit of luck, they become a Consultant

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Re: BRING BACK PARIS!

I'll be cancelling my subscription

Scientist shares spicy pic of 'James Webb' discovery

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Re: A link to this would have been appreciated

No good. You need a telescope to see it

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The new Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells

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Re: Black Hole

I see UCC offer an Astrophysics course...

https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck408/astrophysics/

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Black Hole

Wait till a boffin from an Irish educational establishment publishes a picture of a Black HoleClonakilty Black Pudding

Charges filed over $300m 'textbook pyramid and Ponzi scheme' crypto startup

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Re: Mikhail Sergeev

Interviewer - What other names are you known by?

Mikhail - make money[Bernie make off]

Interviewer - Say again?

Mikhail - MAKE MONEY[Bernie MAKE OFF]

Interviewer - Got it. (writes down Mike Mooney[Bernie Madoff]

GitLab plans to delete dormant projects in free accounts

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Maybe github could offer gitlab to transfer them over to github, so that the latter can slurp the code for Copilot

GitHub's Copilot may steer you into dangerous waters about 40% of the time – study

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Don't even think about it!

(Tesla) AutoPilot written with GitHub CoPilot.

What could possibly go wrong?

Google asks workers for ideas on being 'more focused and efficient' in internal survey

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Re: Here be brainstorming...

They're probably emptied out the ethics department already, so definitely no job losses there

SpaceX upgrades Starlink to reflect less light, can't launch without its Starship

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Black?

The black material has "five-times lower specular peak compared to the darkest available space stable paint,"

Probably not as black as the inside of a coffin on a moonless night.

https://www.moviequotes.com/quote/the-blackness-of-my-belt-is-like-the-inside-of-a/?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=phrase_snippet_wholetext

Funds sought for first submarine cable to Antarctica

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Linus...

Could over winter in Antarctica and do Linux kernel releases from there

IBM board probes claims of fudged sales figures that led to big bonuses for execs

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Forest visit

IBM board to visit a nearby Forest.

Looks like they'll be in for a big surprise

Feds put $10m bounty on Putin pal accused of bankrolling US election troll farm

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Re: This has been going on for a long time

And on this side of the pond too, despite the best efforts of the government to suppress the detail...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence_and_Security_Committee_Russia_report

Preparing for Skylab: The separate 1972 experimental mission that never left the ground

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A Bigger Bag

"You're Gonna Need a Bigger BoatBag"

"Shayler notes in his book that the four-pint (1.8 liter) collection bags were too small (one member of the crew exceeded six pints)..."

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Re: A floating ball of urine?

on the subject of floating waste products, whatever happened to the solid stuff?

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Re: Day 48 boredom sets in...

Or was consuming a lot of (smuggled in) --->

It's on: Twitter vs Elon Musk trial to start October 17

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Trial of Twits

We've just had the verdict come through on the "Wagatha Christie" trial of WAGS over this side of the pond - looks like the court entertainment continues on the other side of the pond, this time with TWITS

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/wagatha-christie-libel-trial-verdict-due-2022-07-29/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/29/rebekah-vardy-loses-libel-case-against-coleen-rooney-wagatha-christie

Meta pours cash into servers and AI as ad revenue falls

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“operating with increased intensity”

The smell of fear? - Or is it the sweat...

Zuckerberg’s executives had to sweat their way through a 122-page slide deck on “operating with increased intensity”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/30/like-bill-gates-before-him-mark-zuckerberg-is-having-a-pearl-harbour-moment

Apple's secret car team tosses keys to Lamborghini lead

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Re: Why?

"...in hand made, high performance, low reliability cars"

In the old days...

LOTUS - Lots Of Trouble, Usually, Serious

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Re: I Got It!

bullshit is good for Apple (trees, as fertiliser)

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Apple Tractors

Just like Signor Lamborghini, Apple could start off by designing a Tractor. No problem as long as the fields have rounded corners

Psst … Want to buy a used IBM Selectric? No questions asked

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Re: Good on you for following through with plod

There is some further background to the story here...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50374967

it was sent to her by her sister, who had come across the video and shared the video with not just her offer relative, but several others, with I guess a well intentioned, but ill advised attempt to trace the man in the video - that should have been left to the Police - perhaps the sister who found it should have discussed it with her officer relative and asked how to proceed/report it.

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Re: Good on you for following through with plod

In the case of the Metropolitan Police Officer who was sent a nasty video on WhatsApp, in order to follow up, which she never watched, the police force threw the book at her for having the video on her phone!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-62307596

Russia's new space chief confirms it will leave ISS after 2024

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LOHAN

Any chance LOHAN will launch before 2024?

India's big four services giants bemoan rising labor costs

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Re: Drastic action needed

POKE 1024, 1

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Re: Drastic action needed

It's a circular request...

Sunak can ask his father-in-law, he says no, it will be cheaper in Brexitland, so on and on...

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Re: Drastic action needed

Please contact:

HM Minister of State for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency

Current Incumbent: Jacob Rees-Mogg.

https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers/minister-of-state-minister-for-brexit-opportunities-and-government-efficiency

London Stock Exchange CEO still aiming for dual Arm listing

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1066...

"Hermann Hauser, founder of Arm: ‘Brexit is the biggest loss of sovereignty since 1066’"

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jul/23/hermann-hauser-founder-of-arm-brexit-is-the-biggest-loss-of-sovereignty-since-1066

SoftBank reportedly moves London IPO out of Arm's reach

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Re: Sheesh!

Stock up on popcorn now for Boris' resignation honours list - it's going to be a stinker

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Re: What money can't buy...

I guess hypothetically, he highest award would have to be an honorary knighthood.

On the subject of hypotheticals, I wonder if one of the Lebedevs would have a word in Putin's ear for an award for Boris himself...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders%2C_decorations%2C_and_medals_of_Russia

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What money can't buy...

Masayoshi Son may be a billionaire, but there is still time for Boris to offer him something he can't "buy" (directly) with all that money, in exchange for listing Arm in London...

A mention in his resignation honours list - that itself is bound to be overflowing with paybacks for favours and debts.

As for it being ethical, I don't think Boris would have a problem with that - whatever happened to his ethics advisor?. However, Boris is in demob mode - just waiting for him to do one more trip to Kyiv on Boris Force Onean unblighted military transport.

Huawei under investigation for having tech installed near US missile silos

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Hush now: Baby talk has common features across languages and societies

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Tap, tap

My cats will use double tap me on an arm or a leg to get my attention, using a paw - the frequency is uncannily about the same as if a person were tap another on the shoulder

FCC chair wishes for 100Mbps down, 20Mbps up broadband minimum in US

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Where's Tweety?

O'Donnell said the FCC is less prone to partisan bickering than other lawmaking bodies, "the FCC is usually focused on the best solution based on technology and policy," he opined, although recent history suggests otherwise.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajit_Pai

"He has been a partner at the private-equity firm Searchlight Capital since April 2021.[2]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Searchlight_Capital

"In July 2021, Searchlight Capital acquired the Fixed Wireless Internet Service Provider All Points Broadband [7]"

I see he is hard at work to continue to provide "high-speed Internet access available to every single American.

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Cruise self-driving cars stopped and clogged up San Francisco for hours

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Re: Deadlock condition?

manual override...

https://youtu.be/F6GYOsi8gqo?t=502

KITTMichael Knight vs KARR

Being declared dead is automated, so why is resurrection such a nightmare?

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Mars helicopter to take a breather, recharge batteries

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Re: Solar panels are in the wrong place

What if...

The blades were the solar panels?

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