They could still do it, and then the "spotlight" will be on a bunch of clowns in suits trampling over common sense and decency. They could always fire whichever clown was responsible and say "we apologize for our gross error of judgement; clearly you'd have to be on drugs or mentally ill to refuse such a simple request".
But the UK is telling people not to travel to the US with flat batteries. Why? If you don't have a connecting flight, you're not getting on a plane at the other end.
Especially when you consider the size of MicroSD cards (which you'd connect to your pc using usb converters). You don't need to keep them on the floor where dogs can physically walk to; instead, they could be hidden above doors/windows, attached to the tops of curtains, etc. Next to invisible, disposable cost, and containing encrypted data. I suppose the police could start to train smaller dogs which the officers could hold above their heads to scan the room.
That has a limit on the number of feeds (or "subscriptions" as it quaintly refers to them) you can use on the free version, though.
Now if there could just be some change to "how shit works on the internet" so they stop getting taken down by DDOS's, apparently at the whim of script kiddies demanding ransoms.
But yeah, nothing beats RSS. Google can come up with all funky magazine viewers, along with Flipboard and god knows what else, but only 0.00001% of the internet ever gets on board with that (and those overdone interfaces with shitty functionality - give me a break), and other people can suggest "social...uh..stuff, you know, like twitter, facebook..." as somehow doing what RSS does (still waiting for someone to explain exactly how that's supposed to work, but thanks for suggesting it anyway)
whereas RSS is trivially added to any website and is platform/ui agnostic.
Google killing Reader really woke me up to what can happen if you use a non-core part of a company; I don't start using anything now from any company unless it appears to me that the company wouldn't survive withdrawing the service.
Yeah, there are loads of really good examples on the web of HTML5 and JS providing fast, standards-based 3D.
Loads of them.
"What's more, the same flaw is found in Apple OS X and Windows 7."
There's nothing unique about London cabbies, in that regard. All over the world there are drivers who are familiar with the road system they live/work in.
Amused how you managed to find a way to imply that, as someone who spells utilization that way, his opinion is somehow inferior to a natives! (You might, given this attitude - to say nothing of your username - like "the book of Dave", by Will Self, which imagines a future society which has at its scripture a notebook from a 20th century London cab driver!).
Historical data? Sorry - I just want to get across town. I need to know how to get there, avoiding any local, current problem. Google does that - or have you not checked? State of the roads? My car's got suspension, so that's not really a problem. Also, you're out of scope now; the knowledge doesn't cover that, and I'm not always going to be driving myself; I might chose a minicab from someone more sensibly priced, friendlier (rather an Asian with something to say, that an outsized racist who's afraid to cross Battersea Bridge) who also has access to Google Maps, and a radio network of colleagues.
Face it, London Cabbies are going to go away. Might as well deal with in instead of clinging to increasingly desperate USPs!
the fat, racist, overpriced cabbies happy! "They come over 'ere, with their apps and technology... you can't beat the knowledge". Turns out, you can; you just need to know where you are, where you're going, and how to get there. Works fine when I'm travelling abroad; why do you suppose it should stop working in London? (North London at that; they don't like driving South of the river...too many darkies, right fat boy?)
Swim only where there are children splashing around further out than you; when the bubbles turn red it's time to leave the water for a refreshing beer!
If that's true they might as well put a Linux distro on it!
> I don't me out of bounds from error bars, I mean flaws.
There's always this instead:
Stupid name, but fewer stupid stories, so...
He made bad choices, and then reacted extremely badly to the rather predictable consequences. I'm not sure he's much of a poster boy for anything much. It's sad, but I'm not sure what exactly we're supposed to be celebrating here.
I love how overblown the coverage of this has been..as if it's driven people to suicide. It's their site, they can do what they want; people are free to leave if they want. Nothing to see here.