* Posts by Yavoy

10 posts • joined 22 Nov 2017

Disengage, disengage! Cali DMV reports show how often human drivers override robot cars


Re: Paradoxically, yes

Ignoring the fact that has nothing to do with my point, I still disagree with the 0 disengagements policy.

People crash as well. So long as the rate of disengagements is less than the rate of crashes of the driver, the self driving car is still safer.


So because Mercedes disengages every mile, waymo's cars aren't ready?

That seems to be the gist of the article.

Maverick internet cop Chrome 64 breaks rules to thwart malvert scum


Re: This is why you should use adblockers

So how are websites meant to generate revenue?

Without a business model, there won't be any good quality stuff on the Web.

Meltdown/Spectre fixes made AWS CPUs cry, says SolarWinds


Any reports on how it affects azure and Google cloud?

Self-driving cars still do not exist even if we think they do


Re: They kinda do and kinda don't

Waymo don't have test engineers just in case.

Mozilla and Yahoo! trade sueballs over Firefox-Google search deal


Re: RE: Adam

Yahoo's ship has sunk long ago...

Bring me your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to see behavioural advertising


Re: The spy in your pocket

For creating a version of android that works on low quality hardware?

Criticism of Google is often fair. But it does have to be fair.

Watch how Google's AI catches shoulder surfers spying on your phone


I believe it's all a proof of concept rather than anything they intend to implement.

Back to the Fuchsia: The next 10 years of Android


Re: anarchic, fragmented, insecure, with a user base that lags far behind the latest code.

Those who have kitkat phones still are probably short of cash,and so have little choice but to buy an Android phone.

For me personally I find the 100 dollar vernee thor with 5 inch screen, 3 gb ram, and expandable storage perfectly adequate. It started off with marshmallow, before being upgraded to nougat. In a year or two when the patches run out I'll buy a more modern phone for another hundred dollars, and upgrade that in a couple of years. For me personally I find that for day to day usage the difference between this phone and a flagship is marginal in terms of user experience.

So for the 1000 dollars that I would pay for an iPhone x, I could fund myself a new phone every two years for 20 years (assuming things continue as they are). That is why the lack of continuous support doesn't particularly bother me.

If you are looking at the iPhone x vs the galaxy note, I think the lack of continuous updates is an issue. But then again I doubt most people who buy an iPhone x ate going to be keeping it for more than two or three iterations of iPhone anyway.

Wait, did Oracle tip off world to Google's creepy always-on location tracking in Android?


Re: Oracle tipped off the world ...

And if Google wasn't able to make money off Android indirectly,they would charge for it, OEMs wouldn't use it, every OEM would have their own platform, and apps would be impossible to write for a reasonable number of phones.

I believe we all benefit this way.


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