"Laura Southern was just banned"
When I saw that I was ashamed to be British, after thinking about it a bit more I think I am just embarrassed to be British and stunned at the fuckwittery perpetrated by our police forces and their masters.
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"true that a nice face to"
"Had tits" was to indicate her sex in my delightfully crude style. They didn't fawn because of her tits or pretty face (although neither hurt) they fawned because she is a woman succeeding in a man's world, she was aspirational, a cause to champion, and a winner, the next Steve Jobs FFS (until she wasn't big time).
You can watch Meredith Perry in a couple of TED videos talking and presenting utter crap and the audience gush and fawn because she also has tits.
"Plain text is good for humans only. Not for computers."
I was tasked to design a node in an update of a multi-node serial bus embedded system. The bus data rate was increased by a factor of 4 to improve performance over the existing system.
The packet format over the bus was basically binary so the packets were not easily human readable anyway.
One of the requirements was for the node to report its temperature over a 20C range with 8 bit resolution, so you would think a byte would be fine? Nope the moron/customer decided that temperature needs to be expressed in ASCII in degrees K to 2 decimal places and shall include the decimal point and the K. Why not waste time sending and thousands of processor cycles formatting and parsing 7 bytes of information when one will do? Why not increase comms speed by a factor of 4 so you can decrease data representation efficiency by a factor of 7.....
Wow, Google say they have stopped reading your (g)mails. Now they say you won't have to let them read the entire contents of your phone to use the built in backup.
Guess they must think they already know everything about everyone.
"Are you sure?"
One look at the photo shows that vehicle couldn't handle a brick left in the road scenario. With a top speed of 10mph they couldn't participate in most road scenarios anyway which is why they have their own special road with their own lane and markings.
The whole scheme is pathetic, irrelevant, and a waste of money which of course means it must be...
"jointly funded by government and industry"
Funny how they always manage to misspell taxpayer.
recently sold half her back garden to a developer who built 6 modern hovels on it.
Is Openreach supposed to be forced to lay fibre and install a new cabinet because the existing one is 1/2 km away?
Thanks to planning regulation it would not surprise me if half of all new builds are on shitty little brown field sites and that half of those are not within 30Mb/s distance of a cabinet.
"sitting pretty on 3840 x 2160"
Some people actually play games instead of masturbating over high resolution textures.
Back in the day hardcore Quake players ran 320x240 because for actually playing the game frame rate was much more important than resolution.
"We can't solve this,"
Solve what? The problem is idiot politicians and technocrats who think shit posted on the internet turns people into terrorists.
If they really believe that people are significantly influenced by shit on the internet all they need to do is posts contrary shit in equal amounts.
"It wouldn't accelerate anything like as quickly"
Maybe because he could fill it up and drive 50 miles while the Tesla is waiting for a supercharger slot to become free (and another 50 while it is charging).
Frankly it is ridiculous that Tesla sized the electronics motors and transmission so it can do its 500kW blow away everything from the lights 'ludicrous' mode party piece that has no practical application other than bragging rights for Tesla and tosspots.
I watched Clarkson's recent model X review. He loved the stupid gimmicks. I would be embarrassed to own a Tesla. Try showing the bird that you can make it look like a James Bond submarine Lotus on the console display and see how much of a fanny magnet it is.
" broke 2kWh"
In other words it would take 12+ weeks (see below) to fully charge an 85kWh Tesla.
In other words the panels have earned less than 30p a day since October.
(Tesla model S claims 1% battery drain per day standby so 850Wh for the 85kWh one, people say they lose more than 1% per day and I wouldn't be surprised if it is significantly more if it needs to keep its battery warm in very cold conditions).
"Why should anyone else benefit from the fruits of his labour more than he himself? "
Why shouldn't everyone benefit from the fruits of his labour for free and fuck him?
Seems like a greater good to me, however, when you can answer that question dumb ass you will understand the reason for copyright and how badly it is being abused.
"know the long-term consequences"
We have been genetically modifying plants and livestock for centuries.
Maybe we should go back to zapping plants with radiation to produce random mutations and throwing them all at the wall to see what sticks because it is just giving nature a helping hand?
"crappy IoT doorbell"
Well more than a doorbell and while it looks wonderful in their adverts the reviews I have seen do class it as crappy.
Has ring got that many (dumb) customers? You would think you could design and put into production a 'better' crappy IoT doorbell for much less than a billion and Amazon has plenty of name and company to back it up.
"able to use more than 640KB of RAM"
64kb/s is enough for voice, has been since the telephone was invented, and always will be. Likewise there is a limit on video data rate a human can comprehend and increasing that will require tens of thousands of years to evolve bigger eyeballs.
What sources and sinks of data are there that require 100s of Mb/s?
And downloading an entire film that is going to take at least 90 minutes to watch almost instantly is useful why? If you stream you can start watching it instantly anyway.
People simply can't generate or consume information at superfast rates, superfast is rarely worth anything.
"woeful full-fibre investment" ?
If it is barely worth anything why would it be called an investment and what is woeful about it?
"How Toxic Is Your Car Exhaust"
That was quite shocking, but, the dumb fscks don't get that reducing NOx emission is easy.
What is hard to the point of impossible is reducing NOx emissions without also reducing power and efficiency and so increasing CO2 emissions.
The manufacturers are trying to provide what their customers want to buy. If you had one of the NOx emitting VWs and they offered to update the ECU to reduce NOx emissions at the cost of 10% less maximum power and 10% worse mileage would you you take the update?
Sign of the virtue signalling times I suppose.
I have bought more than one motorbike which had specifically added flat spots in the fueling to meet noise emission regulations. Testing required measurement at something like 30mph second gear and maximum throttle. Big bikes would be slow and quiet a couple of mph either side of 30 in second while being loud and pulling wheelies or spinning tyres everywhere else.
Manufacturers have been following the letter and not the spirit of regulation and standards for decades. Can't say I blame them and the EPA or whoever it is should be the ones criticised for coming up with unrealistic tests that were easy to 'game'.
"money from the NRA than the Russians"
Wow one bit of libtard bollocks is bigger than another bit of libtard bollocks.
In 2016 labour unions spent $1.7 billion on politics and lobbying.
Even the politifact Libtards can only make all NRA political spending add up to $302M over the last 19 years. Planned Parenthood spent $38M in 2016 alone.
"and their advocacy groups, such as the NRA!"
That is just bollocks. The 'abortion' industry spends about the same as the NRA on political lobbying and support. The unions spend about 50 times more.
The idea that politicians are NRA thralls or even influenced by them is pure libtard bollocks. They are influenced by the 40 odd % of Americans that keep guns in their homes.
Politifact - lol I'll take Wikipedia over that any day.
Found an old post on these forums. 2013 suicides by firearm 21k2 (and 20k not by firearm). Homicides by firearm 11k2 and accidental death by firearm 0k5.
So twice as many people killed themselves than others with firearms and as many again killed themselves without firearms. 1.4 million over the period is about 38k p.a. so looks like Politifact grouped suicides and accidents with homicides to create some fake news to suit their agenda.
Substantially more Americans killed themselves in the period than have been killed in all wars - so bloody what!
"acting as a buffer"
What a moronic thing to say. The only way they could act as a buffer is if renewable energy sources were used to synthesize the gas they run on and that doesn't happen at all.
They are non-green generation burning dead dinos and would be even more ridiculously expensive if forced to sit idle while renewable sources are available.
"are not renewable energy at all"
No and that they are even mentioned in the context shows you what a technically illiterate eco greenwash bullshit fest the whole context is.
The take up by companies of eco green bullshit electricity seems to be proportional to their profit margins and dumbness of their customers.
When farcebook stops working at night when it isn't windy I will believe they run on renewable energy.
"Ads are a necessary evil."
No they are not. They are a waste paid for by consumers and offer very little in return. It would be much cheaper to pay for content currently funded by advertising.
I would love to live in a world which banned advertising, the whole world would be 4-5% richer and 3-4% of the workforce would be available to do something useful instead.
"I can remember when people were wondering what to do with 512k on ADSL !"
Really? I was pissed off the 8Mb the green frogs could do was crippled to 512k so BT could continue to rip off its leased line and ISDN customers.
That said there are limits to the data rate humans can consume or generate. 64k is enough for voice and has been since the telephone was invented for example. 4k video is mostly bollocks that people can't see. So after about 20Mb per person the only advantage is waiting less time to get big gobs of data to be consumed slower and that isn't worth a lot.
I use my 80Mb connection about 1% of the time what advantage to I get using a 1Gb connection less than 0.1% of the time?
"Bitcoin is fundamentally worthless"
So are bits of paper with $ or £ printed on them, but, they are still extremely useful facilitating trade.
Outside of speculation cryptocurrencie's main utility is evading taxes and the law. I posted here weeks ago all governments would like to ban them, but, only the most draconian can get away with it. I expect to see more.
"I'm self-employed, pay for my own office, and the electricity is thrown in inclusive. If that upsets you, take it up with my landlord."
You are screwing over the landlord's other tenets who are subsidising your relatively huge use of electricity. The only upsetting thing is knowing there are asshole jerks in the world who see nothing at all wrong in screwing over other people just because they can.
"Do people actually think they WONT sort them out"
I think they are incompetent. The build quality of their cars isn't good the model X is shit. Having enough money to burn $ half a million an hour month after month lets you cover up an awful lot of incompetence.
They probably will sort them out, the question how much grief customers have to put up with and can they sort them out and still make a profit.
for the bigger fools to crystallise their losses.
Funny, I looked for a bitcoin exchange rate plot to see how it had been doing recently and a poll on the site side bar reads
"Which cryptocurrency would you use to send a transaction you did not want anyone to know anything about?"
Where 'anyone' obviously means the tax man and/or law enforcement. The utility of cyrptocurrencies for evading the law and taxes only goes so far.
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