Re: Telling the computer what you want done •is• programming,
If you don't start with assembly, don't start programming is how I read that,
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I used to work with the DJI SDK some years ago, mostly on iOS, it used to ask for every permission it could get (Uhmmm, why do you need microphone access?). They did improve it as the heat turned up on them, but now I think they have discontinued the iOS SDK in favour of android, mostly because I think they're building their own controllers, so who knows what goes on in those.
To be fair, it was prob asking for microphone access for it's broadcast streaming stuff, but it should not have been the default, makes any app built on the SDK look extremely suspicious
He's on tape admitting he didn't declassify them, while showing them to someone else, who wasn't authorised to view them
The reason his valet is there, is because he and trump coordinated to hide boxes from the Feds
The reason Biden isn't the same situation is that when he was asked to return the papers, he did, all of them
At least here, it generally means an on the spot fine, but no criminal record.
On another angle, where I am, the cbd weed (no/low thc) can be legally sold from anywhere that sells cigarettes, but without trying it or testing it properly, it's pretty indistinguishable from the real deal. This has apparently led to the situation that if caught, you can challenge, meaning the police will be forced to test the weed, the cost of the test is greater than the fine, leaving the police to decide if it's worth it at all and you might escape the fine. I am not a lawyer and have only heard this through the grapevine, it sounds theoretically feasible,
AI can make the web hell, just churn out good enough copy to get to the top of a google search so as you cannot find anything useful anymore, everything will be like searching for a recipe on the web, where we'll have to scroll down pages and pages to find the small bit of info we want
Since the advent of the mobile phone, I have not worn a watch, and have been pretty untempted by the iWatch even though I'm an Apple fan.
Well, until recently, I have been trying to get into swimming again for fitness, and it looks pretty good for that, but then, I never really liked watches ever and seems a bit pointless to get one just for that. I've also started using apple pay with the iPhone and that's pretty neat, but not sure it would make me wear a watch all the time. Plus I still don't like it only works with my credit card and not my debit
Sounds feasible. But does anyone really need it? I can't think of an application where differential GPS wouldn't provide all the accuracy one would need. But that may just mean that I have no idea where accurate position might actually be helpful. Surveying maybe?
Surveying for sure, construction, forensics (traffic accidents) among others I know of, but probably the biggest one that would get telecoms companies on board is AR apps. The others are somewhat specialised.
When you do require that level of accuracy, RTK(or DGPS) frequently doesn't deliver, particularly in built up areas with building reflections, bridges, indoors, also the antenna used by dedicated RTK systems, while it can fit in a dedicated unit, are simply not suitable for inclusion in a phone. But they are getting smaller and cheaper all the time, and it's pretty feasible to construct your own. For our use cases, it would be super handy to be able to say, oh, you don't need any extra equipment, just get this phone and our app.
AFAIK, this is no longer the case, it was de fuzzed in 2000 according to this : https://www.gps.gov/systems/gps/performance/accuracy/
It's quite possible to get cm accuracy using RTK, I work on such a unit for phones, and that is publicly available technology.
Endlessly rising rents are one of the main reasons I left the UK, it really looked like some local estate agents were monopolising their local markets, but you also had insane landlords and developers, looking at plans for a one bed flat and thinking, uhm, I could divide the bedroom in 2 and charge double!
I'm in Switzerland now, and the only way the landlords can put up rent is if the interest rates rise or they do major renovations
This study may be bunk, but I find in general the whole idea that "conservative voices are being censored" is absolute crap, They're just trying to play victim. Anyone who gets kicked off the bigger platforms for their "conservative opinion" will never say exactly what that opinion was, it must always remain the general "conservative opinion"
I think programming on mac for mac/ios apps is possibly one of the easiest platforms to start if you're not a cpp die hard and are willing to give swift a go.
There's tons of built frameworks that are already very good, plus third party code too, it's fairly easy to quickly build a basic app.
But everyone if everyone works really hard, they won't all get pay rises and promotions will they?
So what do companies get? Free overtime.
We could fix this, say, someone works extra, doesn't get the promotion, the company has to pay out the unpaid hours.
Although that would make it obvious that they're already breaking employer contracts for not paying them in the first place.
Just don't open links in in app browsers on any app, loads of them do it, if it doesn't let you open links in external browsers, or copy/paste the link, don't use it. We use them only to open links to specific docs on our pages, and you can't navigate away from them. Things like your privacy settings across our services.
Apple also have a dedicated view for authentication flows that should be used instead of WKWebView to log into services.
I remember years ago, searching for very specific things would reveal some very in depth info, some finer points would lead me down email chains of engineers discussing the specific problem. Most of the time now, it leads to Stack Overflow, which to be fair, can still be a good resource.
But I noticed finding things like the specifications for file formats have become very hard, I keep finding pages and pages o about the file format, but not the actual specification that would give me the information I need.
I think part of it maybe the specifications are `hidden`, even if open source, or maybe, the sort of sites they are on, don't employ any SEO, or sites that would rather sell you an implementation just have better SEO.
I noticed this especially when I was in a meeting and a guy looked up the exact specification I had been looking for idly for a few weeks, but couldn't find anything useful.
The website it turned up on was very old school, but the specification was there and comprehensively described
I'm also suspicious, Switzerland is at 216, I have unlimited at a pretty reasonable price I thought, but I checked one of their limited plans as maybe that's how they might calculate it?
So the report says 1GB is 7.25 CHF (local currency)
But my provider (Salt) does a plan including 50gb for 24.95 a month, 24.95 / 50 = 0.49 CHF/gb
Checking a PAYG plan, they offer unlimited at 1.99 a day, so they don't even charge per gb
I simply can't tell the difference between many of the face ones, is it smiling a lot? a slight smile? unhappy/grumpy one? They get used in chat at work on individual comments, generally if I approve of something, I give the thumbs up one, but when someone writes something that makes me unhappy, not terrible, like, "I tried that suggested fix you did and it didn't seem to work", I want to put a little sad face but can't tell which one it is from the little picker menu. If someone has already reacted, I can at least just click one of the existing ones.
I have learned a few more, the little party popper for "Yay, something finally fixed" and The beers one for "Anyone for a beer after work?"
I still generally just use :) and :( in my text messages, but hate the apps that convert them to emojis
Admittedly, I'm no crypto expert, but what the hell does he mean by "Past crypto winters", looking at a graph of bitcoin, I see 1 bubble, currently collapsing.
Maybe there was another around the end of 2017.
Anyway, it seems like a thinly veiled attempt to try to say it's a short term hitch that happened before, but it's not.
There's many a thread here on the sound quality of vinyl, I'll leave that, I just wanted to add another reason people might buy records. Maybe it's just owning something physical? All the younguns nowadays get everything digitally, they don't "own" any music, just favourite an album.
Vinyls are actually really nice, as physical objects, you get a nice bit of cover art, possible a decent amount of liner notes, you might even get coloured vinyl. You get collectors editions, and if looked after, last an awful long time and can have a good resale value.
I myself use to buy vinyl, I still buy albums, complete ones, from an online place, but digitally. It's usually not that much more to get the record, and you usually get a digital copy with that as well, and I find myself missing just owning the things and holding them in your hands.
There are quite a few ways a record player can be terrible. Crappy motors lead to wow and flutter, or even incorrect speeds, poor isolation means you won't be able to play records above a certain level due to feedback, crap tonearms lead to poor tracking and skipping. At least the cartridge appears to be replcable.
Having had my phone pickpocketed, twice, one recovered, one lost, I like the idea of being able to run find my to track it down.
One phone was pinched at a concert, some croat had gone round the packed crowd, grabbing everything they could. I realised quickly enough, alerted security, and thanks to find my, we could tell the scumbag was still in the area. He was caught before he could escape, had a car with a boot full of phones.
Second time, just a couple of guys pulled a distraction on me, bumped into me and lifted the phone. I chased after them but it was too late and too dark. They were smart enough to turn the phone off immediately, but I locked it remotely, several months later, it briefly pinged somewhere in africa, hopefully they never managed to break into it. If find my worked in low power mode, I could have recovered
How would LiDAR help? Is it just to get scale of the scene? I don't think the sensor could track the golf ball, it isn't very high resolution.
Are these apps interested in just the speed of the ball, or the direction too?
I'm not a golfer, but I'm interested in making this app for the hundred bucks you speak of.
The article does seem to imply there was no AR until the LiDAR, for sure the LiDAR adds some really cool features to ARKit, but all iPhones with an A9 chip or later support AR. The newer and fancier phones have improved tracking over earlier models, but earlier models are still very good.
I think the headsets are a completely different kettle of fish. You can't carry one in your pocket.
Other manufactures of mobile devices also offer AR, and have done for roughly the same time as Apple, I just happen to be an iOS dev who works on an AR based app, so I'm biased.
Android phones also have Tof sensors, but IMO, Apples implementation of LiDAR in their dev kit far outperforms the Android equivalents