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Why does every car manufacturer reinvent the tech interface?
Each should provide a simple standardized tech unit that could be replaced in the after market.
This way, the car manufacturers could better concentrate on what they do (or should do) best: making a decent-riding car with a good engine and a good transmission.
Quebec, have you ever heard of proxy servers?
They are fairly easy to set up.
You get your *trusted friend* living in another jurisdiction to leave a computer on for you.
Point your Internet connections at the out-of-Quebec computer and you're good to go.
My first generation Nexus 7 died after two years.
Maybe they are designed to last only two years.
I took it apart, pierced its storage chip with a screwdriver, put it back together, and recycled it.
Maybe its on a barge to a third-world country now.
XOR is much much faster than your run-of-the-mill encryption algorithm.
When I write a chess program that can beat myself at chess, then I'll up myself a notch above Novice.
So far, I have always beat my creations.
Is this just a way to keep a robot-car manufacturer from specifically assigning weights to various bad outcomes and possibly avoiding lawsuits?
Suppose a crash looks imminent. Whose life is more valuable? Instead of programming for this specifically, the manufacturer uses algorithms developed by obserations. Then the manufacturer could argue that it's not to blame when one person dies instead of another.
In any case, this sounds like a great way to teach a computer how to drive badly.
No one is a perfect driver - we don't want to teach our mistakes.
People make correct or safe driving decisions based on inputs that cannot always be well measured - we don't want to teach incomplete rules.
At the moment, natural-born animals have fewer complications throughout their lives.
Keeping track of pedigrees is arguably more important now that clones are starting to show up.
Horses are expensive; who wants to lay out $10K (or more) without some assurance that your horse will live a heathly life.
See problems with animal cloning:
I like watches, but I'm pretty old school.
# Modern mechanical wrist watch for when I dress up
# 100-year-old mechanical pocket watch in a safe deposit box
Watch-like Apple devices do not interest me at all.
Running MD5sum on Unregistered (with no carriage return) produces the hash 84b8026b3f5e6dcfb29e82e0b0b0f386
The article used a lower-case u in unregistered, which produces a different hash.
Still no luck on figuring out e6d290a03b70cfa5d4451da444bdea39
My email address doesn't hash to it, so I guess I'm not being singled out.
People had great components (especially large wooden speakers) back in the '70s.
Now small plastic speakers are all the rage (as well as lossy-format music).
I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.
My 90's cable provider didn't have Babylon 5 on any of its channels (I grew up in the Boonies).
We did have Space Precinct, which was horrible, but I watched it because it was the only sci-fi on late at night.
I could have used one of these last summer when I had rats in my walls.
For those who don't know, it was in Futurama.
Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.