Re: If Apple had their way then any scratch would require the owner to buy a new unit.
As would pretty much any other manufacturer. For all their other questionable attitudes, this particular attitude isn't unique to Apple.
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Sadly, for Boeing exec's, yes.
Those dozen+ initiatives are way cheaper than getting recertified as safe to fly. Thus they'll focus on what they have (apparently) done, definitely not on what they want to avoid at all costs. As a bonus they think it will sound good.
Combine with regulatory capture and a general loss of critical-thinking ability across the board, and I fear a lot of people will buy into this. Even those who really, really shouldn't.
Umm... because they're desparate to restart production before the product implodes completely?
Boeing haven't openly proclaimed there've been "yes" responses to all those questions. Had all answers been "yes" I'd expect a very public, very excited announcement to that effect.
Therefore, my money's on the answers to all being firmly "no".
34m + 14m + 3.3m doesn't equal 46m in any maths I know of. I get 51.3m. Am I missing something? Or do they expect 10% to say "fuck off" and defect (escape) to other services while the getting's good (i.e. new org, significant contract change, contract and exit fees don't apply)?
Ego has fuck all to do with disagreeing with you. There are a few chancers, sure, same as any other sphere, but mostly not. You do realise dividend tax was increased in 2017, so PAYE and contractors pretty much pay the same amount of tax overall, on the same gross income?
This whole "pay less tax" thing is bollocks these days. And no, I'm not a contractor.
All this does is create conditions whereby people can be fired then rehired (or not) on "inside IR35" terms - no rights, no sick/holiday/pension pay, no employment protection.
Agreed, though earth to anywhere still has to get out of the atmosphere.
Radio link to a satellite relay station to minimise disruptions from weather, with tight-beam laser link to moon/Mars/wherever seems a better choice. Allowing for chance occlusions by passing satellite/debris/asteroids/etc.
But what do I know? I'm no ---->
Ok yes I do take your point.
Let me revise my original comment to say all charities are supposed to return all proceeds to their beneficiaries, minus their operating costs which they are generally expected to minimise.
Agreed some certainly seem to reach a point where one might question how much is actually distributed vs. how much is spent on "operating costs" such as overly glamourous HQs and questionable fact-finding missions to exotic locales.
Highly plausible the only reason they did their job properly is to head off being subpoena'd by the Cali AG. More to loose there than gained by allowing the sale.
Watch for this to be back on again once the shedders have stopped whirring.
There's plenty of idiocy to go around, and the blame game can get complicated.
Partial blame falls on consumers for happily buying these turds without bothering to understand the implications.
Majority of the blame falls on manufacturers for being greedy and treating stuff that should last for ages as a commodity, and trying milk their customers for all they're worth.
At the same time, some blame bounces back to consumers for wanting the cheapest stuff possible then being surprised when shit like this happens.
A counterpoint is that even manufacturers of expensive items pull this shit too. Looking at you Apple, Sonos...
In the end... caveat emptor. Try to understand the risks of what you buy, and expect IOT manufacturers to leave you with a brick after a few years.
And even if it were, you need a way to program each device to use it's bluetooth differently to the device's in-built bluetooth profiles.
Doable on smartphones, if they can support the app. Which is a separate question.
Pretty-much impossible for feature phones without a firmware update. Given the age, manufacturer range, model range of feature phones out there, that seems like a non-starter.
Given UK gov's technical mastery and ability to deliver workable, working IT projects, that seems incredibly unlikely.
Frankly I'll be amazed if it actually works at all. Expectations are low. Looking forward to buggy, power-hungry, privacy-leaking surveillance-enabling steaming piles and massive server under-provisioning.
Like most countries, Sweden reacted late, slow, but also couldn't be arsed with the economic hassle of lockdown. Their choice. We'll see how it plays out. It's way too early in this outbreak to flag their particular social experiment as success or failure.
Their death rate may seem low in absolute numbers, but that's perhaps because they have a relatively small population, and much of the population is social distancing anyway, wearing masks, avoiding large gatherings, working from home etc. In a lot of ways the population has locked itself down.
Compared to their Nordic neighbours, their death rate is much higher than countries with lockdown.
Would that be one of those "grown-up" discussions, driven by the science? The kind where some jumped-up public servant basically says "because we're smarter than you" and then refuses to discuss it further? The typical sort of transparency we've seen of late.
Broadly speaking, the issue isn't that one person does it, so much as when 2 million people think they're the only one doing it.
Common sense should still apply, but that requires the ability to consider each situation objectively and not blindly apply the law with no thought for its intent. Naturally I don't have much hope in this.
Also I suspect a lot of cops are bored, and have a compulsive need to nick someone, anyone, relatively frequently else they start feeling inferior and powerless. Thus any excuse, any possible infraction, is overblown to compensate.
Why do you think location data is required? The app just uses bluetooth to pass unqiue identifiers to other apps within bluetooth range. If a user becomes symptomatic or infected they register as such, and their identifier is sent to other app users. Your app checks if you encountered that user's ID, and alerts you if you did. You self-isolate, get tested or whatever. At no time is any location data consumed or required.
My bigger concerns are:
1. The number of false-positive alerts because of bluetooth's range. You passed within 10m of someone who's registered as symptomatic/infected. Depending on absolute proximity and duration, your chances of being infected goes from high to remote. Do they account for this? Is it even possible to account for this with bluetooth? Signal strength maybe, but that's subject to local effects.
2. Is the alerting recursive? You passed near someone, who passed near someone, who passed near someone, who passed near someone who's registered as symptomatic/infected. That number gets big fast. Might be useful to some depth. Might not. Most probably not useful beyond 2 or 3 deep.
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