Re: A future who me?
"And, yes, when purple are descending stairs, lights tend to be a rather good idea."
All shades of people actually.
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Good job on the politics.
"I told him he had fixed his own PC and could tell people that (which he did to other directors, his PA etc.)………….but in future if moving IT equipment please call us first. That was company policy but strangely that didn’t always apply to directors."
But you underestimate the director. In future he will just go to the patchbay and move some wires around. "Don't worry, I know what I'm doing...."
Upvoted for the most succinct summary comment.
Musk can say what he likes about whomever he likes on whatever platform he likes. Tomorrow: "The unions can go fuck themselves." That doesn't make shooting off his mouth a smart business move. The advertisers, unions, crash-test dummies, etc. are not in any way forced to do business with Musk. As demonstrated, they can vote with their feet.
"When she got up to leave, she did not log out of her computer or save her work."
Not required _here_ if she has a private office, though maybe policy was different _there_. Notice she had to be persuaded to let the tech remain behind, so she was not clueless of security concerns.
"Once activated by the Euro key switch on the FES control panel..."
**Before** being activated by the Euro key switch, perhaps the buttons on the **intercom system** could announce something like, "Hi, we are the emergency buttons, the non-emergency buttons are over there."
Ha, similar but different, just recently. Brand new laptop, try to Delete a file and quickly Enter to say yes I really want to delete that file. Now the cursor changes shape and whatever right-click, left-click, keyboard magic incantations I use -- "Nothing happens." I have unsaved work, web search on the phone for solutions to unresponsive linux, no joy. Eventually in my random attempts to make progress in the dark cave, I must have used the Escape key at some point, oh it's working again. The penny dropped the *next* time I tried to Delete a file. This time I wasn't in a hurry and actually looked at the resulting dialog ... of the linux Screenshot utility! The PrintScreen|Delete keys on the new laptop correspond to the Delete|Fingerprint keys on the old one. So the *previous* time after Enter it was patiently waiting for me to grab a region from the screen....
"0-60 in 2.9s"
How beefy is the tailgate? Would be a shame if some heavy load, say a cast-iron stove(*) headed for the recycle, were somehow not to keep up with the accelerating CyberTruck.
(*) Currently there is precisely this item loaded on the truck in the driveway. When I suggested to the truck- and stove-owner that we should secure the load, he declined, saying "I'm not going that far." Good, good, I'm not going with you then.
"if you just want to be safe, don't get out of bed. Don't get in your car. Don't do anything," Rush told Pogue.
Many years ago my brother made this exact argument "getting out of bed is unsafe" to his wife. She was unimpressed by the logic. Men not only discount the risks in adventure scenarios, they are fatally attracted to them. _In the moment_ I tend to act just like my brother did. As a counter to this known tendency, I give extra weight to a woman's voice of caution.
"But where Cristina understands the difference between calculated and foolhardy risk, Gabriel operates without filter or boundaries. As they begin to quarrel, they mark out the difference between adventure and the kind of careless folly that endangers others as well as the self."
Of course we want the service restored, but we are also looking ahead to the next outage. I see three regions on the current Venn diagram. (1) They don't know what caused the outage. Time spent in this region is inversely proportional to the technical skills on staff. (2) They know what caused the outage but won't say. Some skills on staff, but too many layers of weasel management. (3) They know, and are candid about what caused it. "They're spies like us!"
"Can I keep MFA disabled?" -- No.
"The microsoft authenticator may be problematic because all of my computers are linux." -- You can use a different authenticator, Microsoft even says so. Search for "totp linux".
"off topic, help would be appreciated" -- Not good form.
"the driver who had delivered my package reported receiving racist remarks from my 'Ring doorbell'"
Doesn't Amazon own Ring? I expect if they had checked their records, they would have realised they didn't have any and therefore it was not in fact a Ring doorbell. Ergo, they didn't check, and just switched off a customer on the say-so of a driver. Be nice to your driver. Be very, very nice.
"The peddlers behind the latest fake-AI LLMs want legal immunity from being responsible for the damages that their products cause to its users or society as a whole. That's a huge difference with the car industry."
Not so different. The car industry also wants legal immunity, and they also aren't getting it. ;)
You build one car and the owner drives around scaring the horses, if they kill themselves everyone says they had it coming. If they kill the neighbor they get charged under existing laws. You build a second car and it gets into an accident with the first (*allegedly*) and pretty soon the car-specific regulations get written. In the internet age, everything is faster. The regulators have seen this script before and know better than to wait until it gets really bad.
I remember being interested in the genre's earliest experiment: glasses that simply embedded the usual display. Since then they have been going in the wrong direction, trying to somehow "immerse" the wearer in the "experience". I don't want an experience, I want to get shit done! Their over-designed displays are way past what is needed. Make a pair of glasses that can display an 80x25 terminal, full stop. Design a bluetooth gadget that switches between mouse mode and one-handed keyboard mode (obviously not querty). One- and two-character commands will be back in style! The controller for this already exists, it's called an iPhone. Imagine being able to ssh into a server while you are standing in front of it. Other "always on" scenarios easily spring to mind.
These consumer devices will never fly, too ugly. But there is an opportunity for business devices. Ironically, the simpler business class device would be unobtrusive enough that consumers would also buy them (and misuse them).
To me, "simulation" means there was an actual human operating the controls of a software robot shooting at virtual things, to model what might go wrong if there were an actual physical robot shooting at real-world targets. And "thought experiment" means there was no human operator and no software robot, just somebody asking what might have gone wrong if they had bothered to do a simulation.
Edit: @Filippo was there first.
"Looking left or right took a virtual vehicle in the appropriate direction."
By appropriate does that mean it knows what you are looking at? When I see a pedestrian that doesn't mean I want the vehicle to move towards it. Does it drive in a circle when the driver spends all their time looking at their dash-mounted phone?
@Richard 12: "Boeing really do have no idea whatsoever how to manage a project anymore."
Anonymous Coward: "this project was designed as a bailout of Boeing"
We want a space engineering firm that is optimized for making rockets fly, instead of one that is optimized for getting bailouts when the rockets don't fly.