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Comment Re:Now he should be shot by a native American (Score 1) 705

Nomads absolute have a country. They share it, to be sure, but it's still their's as much as the next guy's.

From the definition: "Nomads, move periodically or cyclically, usually returning to their original location at various times."

You can't simply take over each location on their route and put up 'This is Mine!', 'Not Here', 'Go Away' signs, and still expect to be just. Unless, of course, you are fine if someone evicts you from your hotel room. Snatches the title of your holiday timeshare. Takes over the cloud services you paid for, moving the pitiful remnants of your data into a purpose-built 80386/300 MB 'reservation' (that's what the policy of Indian Removal was).

Comment iPhony (Score 1) 101

Apple just invented the floating wick candle

The Patent claim:

A chamber body [check]
is to receive therein a substance that is to be vaporized or sublimated into a vapor. [check]
A plate whose bottom face rests on the substance inside the chamber body [check]
is temperature regulated, e.g., using a heater therein, [check]
which releases heat directly above the substance that lies below. [check]
The plate slides downward as the substance is consumed [check]
by vaporization or sublimation. [check]
Other embodiments are also described and claimed.[others better check]

Comment The interpretation (Score 2) 503

...had the following to say about Windows 7: "Today, it [Windows 7] does not meet the requirements of modern technology, nor the high security requirements of IT departments [such as ours]. As early as in Windows XP, we saw that companies [such as Microsoft] should take early steps to avoid future risks or costs [such as our customers fleeing us in droves]. With Windows 10, we offer our customers [the real ones - Microsoft executives and shareholders] the highest level of security [an ongoing revenue stream] and functionality at the cutting edge.

Comment Whats wrong with the good old shopping trolley? (Score 1) 88

Whay cant the trolley bill you? Everything has a barcode, or is image identifiable. Just have it ringed by cameras pointing inward on the trolleys rim and a simple weight sensors to confirm placement. Image and/or barcode recognise objecta. Optical flow processing and weight sensor processing. A bunch of raspi zeros and picams should do the job.

Comment Re: "Amazon be ashamed pay their workers so little (Score 2) 433

Half of 'a lot' is still 'a lot'. But 'incentive to move' is one thing, its the 'capacity to move' thats vaporising. As orgs get larger and larger, the base of the pyramid gets wider. If you were born on the wrong side of the tracks, this means fewer bridges to the prosperous side of town. Making the glitzy side glitzier does nothing except cement dissatisfaction.

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