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Comment Re:This is just a diversion (Score 1) 22

Windows 10 gives up all pretence of having any privacy.

Sending every keystroke to MS HQ!!!! We used to call software that does that a virus, key-logger, malware, now Microsoft are doing it, hoping the general population doesn't notice.

You really have to advise anyone you know not to install windows 10, it is out and out spyware, and you can't turn it all off in the privacy settings.

Comment Re:I'm not a panicky guy but... (Score 1) 413

Linux Mint is probably the best, it doesn't worry about patent stuff and so will play back more movies etc.

But if games is your thing then Ubuntu is the one to go for, but AFAIK Mint is based on Ubuntu so maybe steam works with it too.

Note: KDE is more like windows UI-wise.

Linux Distributions Supported by Steam - Linux Issues - Knowledge Base - Steam Support

Comment Re:The Homer! (FP?) (Score 1) 399

like heads up display of facebook

I sincerely hope this gets banned instantly, HUDs should be regulated, text messages should not be allowed because they take concentration off of the road, even on a HUD. People who have lost concentration can look straight at you and still not see you, cyclists know this full well.

Comment Re:The problem with neural networks (Score 1) 44

A human programmer cannot possibly think of every possible situation a car might encounter on the street and pre-program an appropriate response into the car.

And they don't have too, all they have to do is make sure cars are substantially better than humans at not driving into things. What to drive into and what not to drive into in the event of an unavoidable accident will be determined by a simple scoring system that determines each possible route and picks the one with the best score. The scoring system doesn't have to be perfect or even great because autonomous cars will very rarely ever drive into things by accident. When you look at the reasons humans drive into things and rule out the reasons that won't apply to autonomous cars, you won't be left with much - crashes due to mechanical failure are about 10-13% of the total.

Comment Re:I'm not a panicky guy but... (Score 4, Interesting) 413

Ditto, I hate the idea of MS spying on what I'm doing and it's not known what info they still send back even though you've turned off all the privacy destroying options. And now they're refusing to say what the purpose of new updates is.

So, fuck you Microsoft, I'm advising everyone to install Linux from now on, this crap is not worth it, not even for free.

Comment Re:Kicked to the curb (Score 2) 50

Their claim is that sunlight builds up hydrogen peroxide which sounds highly unlikely.

Because this is what really happens:

If you leave hydrogen peroxide in a clear container in sunlight, it decomposes much faster.

I'm not great at chemistry but if the hydrogen peroxide bit is a lie then this campaign would be illegal in the UK under advertising standards rules.

And hydrogen peroxide is obviously a chemical which de facto means they are lying one way or the other.

Comment Re:nerd news? (Score 1) 467

That would mean less wars, less bombing campaigns, less drone attacks and less demonetisation of muslims and arabs.

It'd be nice but I can't see it happening anytime soon whilst so much of the US economy is related to military might. Until Americans wake up and realise that waging war is an extremely cruel and immoral thing to do to against other countries then nothing will change.

Comment Re:nerd news? (Score 1) 467

You can't be serious, where does it end? Buses, Coaches? Checking Taxi passengers? Cordons around city centres?

The last thing I want when rushing for a train is to have to stop and queue.

Airports - advice is to arrive 2 hours before your flight.

Trains - No particular advice, I cycle to the station - 10 minutes is plenty spare.

The last time I was at an airport leaving Britain there was a long queue for the scanners and all pockets had to be emptied, the process was slow.

Comment Re:Unfortunately (Score 1) 467

The average person will most likely freeze in a crisis, just out of sheer human nature. It takes a lot of training to overcome that,

Elitist rubbish, some people freeze, the majority will cower but a sizable minority will realise that they have a better chance of surviving if they can do something to subdue the shooters.

Sure military training will help in the take-down but don't tell me that people don't naturally have a survival instinct or that they will all cower because history says this isn't true.

Comment Re:nerd news? (Score 1) 467

How was this particular case overreacted?

And my first though when I read the headline is if this happens much more then the gov'ts will want to pay their crony friends billions to install a few millions worth of metal detectors and xray scanners and we will all end up queuing for half an hour resulting in wasting a total of trillions of man hours because some c**t decided to get on a train and shoot people.

I'd rather take the risk of being shot thank you.

Your idea: armed guards - how many? 2 at the end of each carriage and two in the middle? How much would that cost for a ten carriage train?

The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives. -- Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project