Re: One of those places
"What's the best email for your electronic receipt?"
That's how the cashiers are trained to obtain it. I just reply with:
"A paper receipt will be fine"
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I don't know what stage the takeover is currently at, but assuming that Nexperia just wants access to the IP, wouldn't that mean that they already had time to copy it to chinese servers?
If so, reversing the takeover would be meaningless, except that Nexperia would get their money back, and the IP for free.
But they feel that demonstrations/petitions do little to change anything, so why bother?
One thing everyone can easily do if they buy things on Amazon, is to install either 'Cultivate' or 'Cellar'. These add-ons show which country the vendor is from.
Aiming to avoid buying products from Chinese vendors could make a difference. Buying something from your own country is even better, although even then, there's no guarantee it won't have 'Made in China' printed on it.
what FB wanted to use the song for? Maybe part of their next advert, where they'll continue to cry over the fate of small businesses everywhere, who, as a result of the FB's reducing ability to datamine everyone, face financial disaster. Just Another Brick in the Wall (of data-mining)?
then can't the Nominet members arrange to visit (virtually probably) their respective local MPs when they hold their surgeries.
Do the visits simultaneously (within a period of a week or two), telling the MPs it's being done countrywide, so they'll know this isn't an isolated case and will talk to other MPs about it, with the aim of getting it raised in Parliament. Surely a large proportion of MPs can be covered this way?
This is not a party-political matter, so it's one of those rare occasions when politicians can come together and actually do something useful, rather than the usual squabbling amongst themselves.
The Internet was a mistake. In bygone days, village idiots were isolated in their respective villages, and the relative normalcy of their neighbors kept them in check. Today, the village idiots are one giant network of millions of village idiots, who can now mobilize as a united front, the result of which is that we're all pretty much screwed.
people (not SpaceX unfortunately) refer to the fins as 'Elonerons', which is as good a name as any, so that's what I'm going to call them from now on.
Now the wait for SN9 launch... but even if it doesn't stick the landing, then parts up to SN16 have been spotted onsite.
There's a way to go yet. How Starship holds up when descending from orbit is one question that's yet to be answered, but I'm optimistic.
The flight was a success because SpaceX proved almost all of the concepts. Even the landing technique. The reason it blew up was because it was still going a bit too fast on touchdown. It was still going too fast because of a fuel problem in the oxygen header tank (which is only used for landing) resulting in insufficent thrust.
What was achieved:
Use of three of the brand-new Raptor engines to launch the craft
Engine cut-off and manoevre into bellyflop position
Skydiving back down under control without RUD
Engine relight and landing flip
SN8 blew up on the LANDING pad. If it had blown up on the LAUNCH pad, the test wouldn't have been considered as successful :)
I have an old Oculus DK2. At some point after FB bought Oculus, I updated the runtime (to 1.3 I think), and it installed a boot time service that ran even when the DK2 wasn't being used. A check using Wireshark showed me it was sending data to FB servers about every 5 seconds, so the FB data mining started long ago.
The No1 folder is not a specific person, but anyone who hasn't set up a username, so is folding as the catch-all 'Anonymous'.
However, some of those have chosen to fold as part of team 'Folding Vultures' (team 250966).
Have a virtual beer on me though, because as I write, the team is ranked 379 out of 253,437.
This is not surprising coming from the company that still doesn't include WiFi on their TV boxes - just an ethernet port. So the end-user has the choice of running a cable from the box to the router, or using their 'Wifi Kit',which are just those plug-in boxes the use the mains as a data conduit (and don't work if there's a consumer unit in the way - ie, between floors of a building). Lots of extra unnecessary/unsightly cables too.
I have a DK2, and once the 1.3 runtime was released I installed it. I found it slightly annoying to need to log into Occults Home everyone I wanted to use the HMD, so out of curiosity, I fired up Wireshark to see exactly what was being connected to.
I was surprised to see the service connecting to Facebook servers every few seconds. Apparently this is 'checking for updates', but can someone tell me why the runtime needs an always running service that checks for updates so frequently.
Facebook wanting to get on as many desktops as possible, regardless of whether the user has a FB account seems the most likely reason to me.
After all, I doubt Mark Zuckerberg expects to recoup his $2 billion investment via hardware/software sales
I know that Oculus have said that they don't share information with FB, but have they promised that they will NEVER start doing that?
This locking of games to the hardware seems to me to be another way of insuring that the runtime stays on the PC.