Out of curiosity, do you have a reason as to why the Soviets wouldn't have called out the US if the landings were faked? That's one question I've never heard a satisfactory answer to.
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I can't seem to find which group(s) they belonged to, but three people who left the robot on did so simply because they could. While I'd consider it likely one of them was the one who didn't shut off the unobjecting functional robot, without being able to read German(the presented datasheet doesn't translate the comments), I can't rule out the possibility they were clustered together(I'd like to think this would be pointed out if true, but you never know).
California lawmakers: We swear on our avocados we'll pass 'strongest net neutrality protections' in America
Re: Another View
> I'd read it if I could, but the paywall screams that I'm not welcome.
Here's your golden ticket:
His assessment of the bill is questionable, but my (limited) understanding of the Californian process is that he's not entirely wrong when it comes to rich people being able to misuse the initiative to threaten the legislature.
Re: Disreputable media
I believe there's a strict 20 day limit on the length of minor detentions(whether or not they're joined by their parents in the same facility), which means any case that takes longer than that will inherently result in family separation as the children now get put into the foster system. There also has to be some account made for human traffickers who use children to create a fake family in the hopes they'll be waved through in the end(and you can be sure these kids won't get the milk and honey treatment if the scheme isn't caught).
The pieces are there, but there are definitely other ways to put them together.
Re: What does it mean to me?
> TW aren't active materially (if at all) in ISP and telco activity.
Time Warner Cable was spun off well before this deal was even thought of(I don't think AT&T was even in the TV market yet). I worked for them (indirectly) for a brief time and they were very clear during training that we were to always use the company's full name because of this.
Re: The autopilot is not an autopilot ?
> "The problem is, people confuse autonomous drive with autopilot."
Pedantry isn't a defense: Tesla needs to be held to the standard the average consumer expects when they hear the term. When you factor that in, it's patently false advertising - which would be bad enough on its own, but the fact that Tesla uses fewer, lower quality sensors than cars with no more than automatic braking on top is unjustifiably reckless at best.
Re: It's always the fault of another
The Trump campaign will have its place in history, but I can see the Clinton campaign as a part of the core curriculum for poli sci students for generations to come. She managed to screw up just about everything - including a few things most people wouldn't even think could be screwed up!
Re: Twitter a public forum
> "Twitter can ban your account if you break the T&Cs."
If Twitter is officially declared a public forum - and this ruling would seem to do so - then no, they can't. There are well-established rules regarding public fora and many of the reasons they ban people for run afoul of them; this is especially true in California, where Twitter is based(and where they're currently being sued over this exact issue).
I think Bitcoin demonstrates the biggest problem with cryptocurrency: anything that gets popular can clog its network with transactions, causing transaction fees to skyrocket to the point where it's no longer a viable currency and just a vehicle for speculation. Altcoins address this issue by processing more frequently and using bigger blocksizes, but time will tell how much any network can handle.
Re: That sandwich is an abomination...
McDonald's unleashed a video once of how they film the burgers for their ads. One of the tricks was that you have to deliberately misstuff it in order to display all the yummy goodness inside. Given the look of the picture, the same technique seems to be at play.
"But even though everyone knows it won't pass, the fact that it only requires one additional vote to pass the Senate has led to seemingly endless commentary pieces on how it actually might pass because it only needs one vote."
Are there any senators that haven't said anything or taken a side? If there are, I highly suspect at least one found out that there were already fifty votes and is keeping quiet in order to be the Big Damn Hero. After all, people might like heroes who never let the evil reach the city, but they love and remember the ones who stop it at the gates.
ICANN was under the United States Department of Commerce until just a few years ago. It might not have formally been a government agency in and of itself, but it might as well have been. Since it was never hurting for money, there was never any real reason for it to change until this particular hammer fell and reminded them that governing the internet doesn't insulate you from the will of government bodies.
That said, I've gotten the impression that we wouldn't be having this conversation if ICANN were still owned by the USDOC, since they could make an argument that they were an official regulator. It certainly would've been more entertaining to watch, at least.
Re: XKCD has been totuting the complexity angle for years
"it takes next to no time at all to defeat the xkcd approach, even when the words are random; it was already defeated years ago - can't remember where I read about it and didn't make a note of it because I never used it anyway precisely because I said to myself "Real words? No way!", so I can't point you to it but, believe me, it wasn't simply phrases/lyrics that were of next to no use but any and all real words (in any and all languages), even with no spaces and/or punctuation."
I remember that article., The sole "evidence" he presented was to point out that dictionary attacks exist(with no further details). He then went on to pimp his self-named method for almost all of the article, giving me the impression he was mainly driven by ego. I immediately discarded it as worthless.
That said, I don't know of any comparison of the strength of the xkcd method to what people actually do, which is all that matters. Let's not make the perfect the enemy of any possible improvement.
Re: It's just data warehousing all over again
Mother Jones ran a rather lengthy article on this whole imbroglio. It turns out the leaked data wasn't very effective in affecting the campaign: Cambridge Analytica pretty much conned everyone who worked with them and produced little or no usable information for the campaigns.
Presumably that article was written by the Russians.
Re: Don't get too happy
At my company, all customer-facing call center agents are on non-permanent VDIs like this and most programs used are actually webapps to begin with. They do have a mapped network drive to store some documents, but rebooting the VDI nixes the program(assuming a strange program is allowed to run) and their files can be recovered with Previous Versions. Even with Windows, you lose nothing.