This just sounds like an expert system which they've had since the 70s or 80s, combined with a bit of planning/scheduling which is something they've had since then as well!
You can't just mess with people's stuff like this, or potentially destroy a business. Fucking unbelievable that microsoft got a judge to permit this.
That's very interesting that they visited Cuba because the penalty for a US citizen travelling to Cuba is an administrative penalty of $50,000 with no judicial oversight. That means you get fined and there is no possibility of appeal. Internet access costs about £5 / hour in Cuba and something about £50-70 / month so its only really available in internet cafes.
I have lost 2 stone / 28 lb / 13kgs over the last 18 months after I scrapped my car and started cycling to work (7 miles each way). I have no interest in going to the gym - no time for that - and I'm not particularly bothered about sport. If I had kept my car I would inevitably drive whenever I was going to be late for work, which would be all the time. So what worked for me was to leave myself no option other than to do exercise every day.
If consciousness is uncomputable, yet we quite clearly could generate consciousness if we were able to create/duplicate a brain, does this imply then that the brain is doing a higher level of computation? Perhaps the difference between polynomial and exponential, or perhaps something new entirely. If the brain is uncomputable then does this imply that P = NP using an appropriate computer (brain)?
They have sold faulty software to people so they should fix any fault found until there are no more to be found.
You should consider avoiding pretty much any OS kernel then for the same reasons!
The service they provide is worth about £1 or £2 a year.
The floodgate of pay to play has been unleashed.
Presumably if you're arguing on slashdot its because you've got quite a long beard yourself.
> People moved in hordes to RDP as a protocol because X sucks so bad on a LAN
That doesn't add up - VNC has been around since forever so people would have moved to that for the same reasons that they might move to RDP. (RDP is a bit better than VNC but that's not really relevant).
My experience of X on a lan is quite good - I use remote gvim all the time. X over the internet isn't so good. I have occasionally ran remote gvim sessions over the internet in the past but forgoing a GUI and running vim over SSH is preferable in that case.
Network transparency was conspicuous by its absence for a long time.
The elephant in the room is the saturation of guns. Far more people in the USA die or are injured due to guns than roads. Should probably focus on the more serious issues first...
Isn't it the case that any application you install on your computer can secretly open a upnp connection through your firewall to your computer without you being aware of this?
DD WRT has a history of GPL violations, so anyone who's cool doesn't use it!