Re: I'm glad it's not just me
I couldn't stand watching a show (for very long) where I could *see the "jokes"/"gags" coming a mile away. I gave it a second try and the setup was exactly the same so could see it coming from last week.
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It seems quite clear that the divide is growing.... and, that is sad as I believe it does have the "potential". Both are true.
It also seems as if the *original Yes or No question isn't what ElReg (Sponsored by Lenovo.) are actually asking to vote on: "Technology widens the education divide - Yes or No?"
How could one answer this question if what they see is that it IS widening the tech divide but really shouldn't have to?
If the question is "Is some technology inherently designed to divide?" My answer is *yes.
Personally I believe the suggestion that social policy (under the guides/guise of politicians) has the potential to fix this is errant... even as I like to be an optimist. Technology is / has been quite obviously tied to economics. If you feel there's a chance / you have a plan to fix the haves-vs-have-nots struggle, perhaps you can fan the flames of my optimism.
Don't ask me if there is a potential for the answer to be "no".
.,. far-left, fascist ...
As much as I realize we here in the US haven't really had a actual *liberal in office in many, many, many years... and the last one was actually a Republican... it does explain why your sense of right and left may be superimposed onto a circle... and the view seems clearer from a center that is a bit skewed.
"...there is no foresight in the industry in terms of how complete datasets might be useful."
There aren't alot of shared goals out there, so *foresight seems unattainable by definition...especially from generations of "me" inspired "capitalists". Perhaps just as foolish as expecting intelligence to coalesce... artificial or otherwise.
"...and you suck at it..."
It really wouldn't be so valuable if it was public.
Relly, it's ok to lie and cheat someone at .001c for 100,000,000 repetitions (hello <insert search engine of choice here> (lol)), but one time at 100,000$... we can't have that!
"stock-price-driven design consistently failed."
Thumbs up for that one!
"paying ransoms online validates the crooks' business model, emboldening them to keep doing it."
Just calling it a "business model" seems to (insult the monkeys and) reveal, once again, *issues with "business as usual".
"The Register has long voiced reasonable concerns that the thrust toward self-driving technology is driven more by investors, manufacturers, and governments trying to cling on to the next hype cycle rather than a desire to offer anything of significant benefit. Incremental technology developments will not in themselves overcome these problems.'
I agree. Unlike an O.S. released into the wild...where nobody gets killed when things go wrong (mostly... I can't wait for all the forthcoming examples <snicker>), we really can't test the safety of systems incrementally on *live humans. Yet, think of all the volunteers that have really allowed us to push beyond the edges of what (again) is mostly considered reasonable.
Perhaps : Technology, by and for humanity. (not vice-versa)
Faint memories of being fascinated by the Stingray *animatons in the late 60's on early morning TV here in the US, but I think it was a trial screening early on Sat. morning... they certainly didn't show all the episodes, and IIRC by about week 6 or so we were looking for it, but it was no longer showing.
Some users are just too busy, even after telling them about it the last time they saw *that error message... that the printer is out of paper! OK it only happened twice, but.
Speaking of auto controls, and I have only owned 2 cars with power windows... I always felt that each car was different when it came to the direction in which to pull or push the armrest tab to control up/down motion of the window. I swear they were opposite.. or trying to retrain my intuition!
".. including the more than 35 percent of rural Americans who lack access to broadband at minimally acceptable speeds."
Even as access is ridiculously expensive... what, when it comes down to it, is an *acceptable speed?
"The last year made painfully clear the cost of these disparities, particularly for students who struggled to connect while learning remotely, compounding learning loss and social isolation for those students."
I'm sure all the streaming services will be very happy with the uptick in subscriptions.
It should be ownership/partnership with one worker + one robot. Any increase in efficiency will add time off for the worker... or perhaps more pay... that would be up to the worker. The worker is responsible for maintenance and operation of the robot. Both worker and robot is capable of performing the work, however, human (reasonable) productivity must be the base pay/expectation... good luck with that one.... as in, the human *owns the robot, not the company.
"...to deorbit sich things faster though"
It does make me wonder why it takes so long to deorbit. Are they just conjuring up some work to do for a family member for a coupla years? Can't you *shoot the thing a little more directly and burn it up a little faster?
"...were best addressed by advising users to move their PC closer to their Wi-Fi routers."
The first few weeks of hearing complaints about VPN *accessibility has unearthed the same two solutions:
- Make the standard recommendation of plug directly into to you router... the complaint was the frustration of "I keep getting kicked off then having to log back on". I shipped many 50-100 foot cables.
- Home speed tests showed the bottleneck of the "This file is copying so slow" complaint came from home internet access being quite dismal overall. That has improved now, not because of VPN accessibility issues, but because homebound streamers upgrading being unable to *handle the frequency of pixelation, perhaps.
"People who make ordinary folk look and feel like idiots by doing things that are beyond ordinary people's capabilities."
"Make" seems a bit over the edge.
Yet this issue is one that is still being stretched to its limit by marketing... *making it seem as if the simple act of using technological advances moves the user one step close to... capable.
The fear of the unknown is, indeed, in play and being played (with and upon) by certain politica.
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