They actually named their company after a fish that swims up your john thomas and sticks spines into you?
I'm going with "guilty as sin".
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They think they'll actually have any data?
I'm not getting the app.
I'm assuming all texts and calls are frauds. (Statistically it's almost a slam dunk that people will get far more fake texts and calls than real ones).
And the people they really need, tend to be elderly, no mobiles and landlines that reject calls from unknown numbers.
The human brain is simply crap at paying attention to stuff, unless it is DOING the stuff.
We've known this for decades. Why do car companies have to learn it all over again?
IMO Tesla is probably good enough for platooning on motorways if the lead vehicle is being actually driven. And that's it.
What could possibly go wrong?
I actually think that UK style trials (limited number of suspects, public places) are sensible to do and involve no more than a few minutes of time and an apology.
Not so sure that it will be so benign in the US.
"Shot because computer said he was someone he wasn't".
Such as the Isle of Wight?
I was at least expecting Thule or Afghanistan.
As to hotels etc, the company would now expect to pay such costs directly, exactly as they do for their own employees.
Companies should be willing to take contractors on as employees, though this transition may take a while.
I am not a contractor, but I have run payroll and have friends who contracted going back to the 80's. I always told them that they were living on borrowed time, because the ones I knew, spending years with the same client, were clearly really employees. I'm amazed it lasted this long.
In the Film and TV industries you can treat people as self employed or contractors for ONE PROJECT, e.g. a series, but if you get recommissioned and call them back, you are expected to class them as employees. Contractors should really push for something like that - real contractors solve a problem for a project then go and solve problems for someone else.
Hardware sales should have been broken out.
OTOH, HPE should have asked for this as soon as they realised that hardware sales were even a thing, which should have happened during due diligence.
I guess the judge will be deciding whether stupidity or sharp practice is the bigger sin.
All objects are types of Initial Object.
So, capture the info about initial object - movement etc - and while you try and make up your mind about what it is / threat level etc you can at least react to it if it looks like collision is possible. At least that way you always have the fill data for the system to play with.
But me, I think real life, safe, autonomous cars are ten years away, and will be for some time to come. (Maybe "sleep while it takes you up the motorway in formation" could be ready sooner, but "urban", long way off).
As a boy in the early 70's I would spend my pocket money on Lego (and Airfix, natch), and also inherited a load of Lego that was quite a lot older than me.
My boys then loved lego and inherited the lot. (This involved a Journey To The Loft. Something you don't get in modern homes).
As they grew, it went to a small friend :-)
It lives still :-)
I remember chatting to my neighbour about his job. He was basically doing IT for a financial institution, and could be called 24/7. If shit happened at the weekend, he logged in from home, some 100 miles away from the office.
I had also, coincidentally, been to a presentation by the same company the previous week. Part of which was about their IT security, and "there are no external lines with access to the system".
I'm fairly sure that the authors of the presentation thought they were telling the truth :-)
They have just told everyone it is a soluble problem, and indicated the path.
So yes, other people will develop it and won't announce...
Question - how much rent can bots extract from humans before the humans stop playing?
Biz Op - develop the software and use it to monitor play to seek out and ban the bots. Online poker rooms have a serious incentive to NOT let these bots go live, and the money to pay.
If only I wrote code...
If the Swedes want him, they should have him.
It was they that he was trying to avoid in the first place, (yes, because he thought they might extradite him to USA) but if he was an American who ran to Sweden to avoid trail for raping a Brit because he thought we might extradite to Oz, we'd expect the Swedes to hand him to us.
My text "Gloucester is on the river..."
the river of life's breath, like the river from one's heart, flows along your spine, into our body...but you do not like our breath." -Cullen B. Mullan
"As I've learned, being in a spiritual life, and as I've learned to work with all of these spirits that have come from the dead, is actually very healing. The way things have broken down between our inner circle of spirits, so the whole system has broken down with their own bodies, we can take control of that." -Stephen Sondheim, in an interview and on film
"It takes more than your head to open a door. But it's your heart to open one. And if the heart is true, if your heart is willing, your mind is willing, your will is willing." -Jesus of Nazareth
"Life is not a dance. You know, you can't just pick and choose what you do with life. But there are moments in life, especially when you're sick, when you
Once they get this sorted "for the kids", you'll have noticed them muttering about protecting us all from "harms" online and not wanting SM to enable some features for kids, but how will SM know they are kids (or not kids), and be able to show that they did their best to know?
Yep, AV for all soon enough UNLESS you want the child only version of the Net.
Apple should allow other app stores to work with iphones, albeit with a warning that "this app you are about to install has not been through the Apple QA process, and, if it is malicious or badly designed, may break your phone."
Users can then decide to get the App from Apple instead, if they wish.
My prediction - most users will stick with Apple.
Not only does cash mean you get to tip more easily, but the actual card, with stamps, loyalty cards meant you bought MORE coffee - "oh, one coffee to my free one? Wasn't planning to, but why not". Now I have plastic card and it's "oh, my coffee is free today. Nice". The difference is maybe a cup a month. £20 a year. Per customer. That's a serious bottom line blunder.
No, I don't have time to monitor my coffee loyalty app. Look at your logs. ZERO accesses since I got it. You chain managing muppets.
That said, if you have a Coffee #1 or Bill's (yes, restaurant but, secret info, you can get a take out coffee) they do top coffee.
They now have a paper trail in which Larry denies getting specific info that they, you me and anyone else running a business would expect him to get.
Larry is one law suit discovery process away from internal documents showing just how accurate these statements have been. And the SEC will be waiting to read them as well.
He's a CEO in the USA, how far away is that lawsuit?
with these "gig economy/zero hours" types.
They are shafting cowboys. It makes it very difficult for us more ethical types to treat people properly.
Any competently managed organisation should be able to plan and schedule their staff and pay them properly. End of.
If it looks like a duck....
Money is anything that enough people agree to use as money to make it usable as money.
For Governments, money is anything that enough people use as money where the numbers are such that it's worth sticking their legal/tax beak in.
My unlaunched DodgyCoin isn't money.
Your small scale e-money is money, but if it isn't widely enough used for the government to care, it's like a Local Currency.
BitCoin wasn't money, then it was but unimportant, and now folks, it's got enough traction to be money.
Near Gloucester. We built the first jet aircraft - Gloster Meteor.
OK, First Allied jet aircraft.
If you visit on the right day in spring, you can also go to Coopers Hill and watch people trying to fly down a hill in pursuit of cheese. And also Witcombe Roman Villa, for anyone who thinks "location, location, location" is a new thing when it comes to siting quality digs.
I am shooting VR, and have shot community video for years.
Rule one - treat it as real life. People face front UNLESS they know they need to look elsewhere.
If you want someone to turn round just in time to see the axe swinging down on their head, give them a hint, e.g. have the killer (who is behind them) let out a yell as he lifts the axe. So the viewer spins round just in time to see it come down on them....
But in general, yes, put the action in front of people most of the time.
And, FWIW, we're still a few years away from "proper" and widespread VR. But if you are interested in making it, now is the time to learn.
The know nothings did all the usual PR crap - hanging cameras from drones and flying over Iceland, putting you on stage in Blue Man group etc, which is a 1 minute wow, but not a long term connect.
VR phone goggle shows the potential but simply isn't good enough until screen resolutions go up 5fold from current top end.
VR will hit either via games (which I don't do) or when film makers (and actors) work out how to tell stories in VR, a system that kills all the usual tricks based on shot and camera placement.
It's a modestly priced add on to your existing PC, NOT something that needs a high end machine that you don't own yet.
I'm playing with VR filming not because there is a market today, but because it's interesting. No one knows anything, and that's always fun.
FB are probably right to bail from production because they have enabled the WOW and now they need to wait for makers to develop the craft, and that can't be hurried. They should focus on next gen kit - trying to hit that quality/price.
If I was FB I'd even see some commercial logic in doing "A Container" - invest in the work and make available to all mfrs, on the grounds that successful VR equals more, better, eyeballs. Much like the guy who invented container shipping.
Got a "can pay won't pay" thing going on, and they owe enough, for long enough, to make bankruptcy and option? Write in explaining that "yes, it IS personal" and then the steps required to make them bankrupt and the costs and that you will spend the money.
If they can pay, in my experience, they then do, IF they think you are serious. Because, for example, it's a point of principle not to get done over.
The extra twist in the old days was to send this to a main office fax, so the staff knew before the bosses.
And when ignored, follow all the steps, in order.
HOWEVER, if they can't pay then this all a waste of money, so choose wisely.
FWIW I always make sure I bill clients direct.
A bug that costs 5K to fix in dev and 30K in the wild is actually a bug with an upfront cost of 5k and a later cost of "we won't fix it. Buy another Thing", which isn't zero but is in fact added profit. Or just zero (for products that tanked and so aren't very many Things anyway).
I suggest IOT Bug Tax. Mandate product liability insurance far anything that includes any code. Make insurers liable to pay out LARGE bug bountys. Say 100K for a 30k fix.
Watch in amazement as those dev budgets suddenly expand to catch more 5K bugs.