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Electric driverless cars could make petrol and diesel motors 'socially unacceptable'

nilfs2

The ideal outcome...

...will be that people won't buy a car because they don't need it and would make no sense owning one, like Joe Average buying a tractor not being a farmer neither owning a farm.

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nilfs2
Boffin

Autonomous and electric cars are not "a real" solution

It just moves the problem somewhere else, electric cars do eliminate the pollution caused by internal combustion engine vehicles, the problem is that in order to produce those vehicles, raw materials have to be sourced and that process causes a whole lot more pollution, along with that, the manufacturing process pollutes a lot as well and you have to think that a lot of countries don't have a renewable and clean source of energy to charge the batteries of those cars, even worst when you add to that the planned obsolescence model on which those vehicles are made, use them for 4 or 5 years and throw away, which means, more waste!

Autonomous vehicles won't solve the traffic jams, they could actually become worst, lots of people that where not able to drive because of a physical disability, or where just afraid or didn't to drive will be able to buy a car and add one more to the traffic chaos!

We have to admit that cars are not a reasonable transportation solution for today's urban situation, city's residential and comercial zones layout is also an issue, it force people get displaced far away from home, so do the need to go to the office to work when you could do the same job from home.

Another problem is the "social status" that cars represent on today's culture, on lots of countries and cities around the world, traveling on public transportation is seen as a "poor people's" behavior, and the security problem in some cities where you can't walk peacefully on the streets without running a high risk of being mugged, raped or killed; forcing many people to buy a car to stay safe.

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Trump tramples US Constitution by blocking Twitter critics – lawsuit

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Facepalm

Why would anyone wants to read Trump's twitts?

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Russia, China vow to kill off VPNs, Tor browser

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Headmaster

Wall teh internets!!

That's gonna be Trump's next move, filthy foreigners, get off my lawn!!

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Trump to world: Forget moving to America to do a startup

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FAIL

lol @ xenophobes

Xenophobe is bad for a country's economy on a globalized world, after building walls around the borders and getting out of all international treaties, how long do you think a country's economy will last? Do you think many jobs will be left after there is no place where a the country's economy can send their products and services without paying high taxes? The US is starting to look a lot like North Korea, perhaps it will be the next hermit nation?

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Zero accidents, all of your data – what The Reg learnt at Bosch's autonomous car bash

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Mushroom

Re: Nut Bush City Limits.

Whether you like it or not, motorcycles are the true solution to traffic congestions, 1 person on 4 wheels makes no sense on heavy traffic.

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Trump's CNN tantrum could delay $85bn AT&T-Time Warner merger

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Facepalm

Trump is a moron, so are CNN editors

Two wrongs don't make a right.

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While USA is distracted by its President's antics, China is busy breaking another fusion record

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Holmes

Re: At that temp, marshmallows will melt!

'merkins are on a involution process, soon they will loose control of their thumbs, and will go back to climbing trees and growing fur.

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Back to ASICs: Mellanox pumps up Ethernet speed to 400Gbps

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Paris Hilton

Re: SFPs + Fiber = cost more than switch?

"...at least 500 m over single-mode fiber (400GBASE-DR4) using four parallel strands of fiber each at 100 Gbit/s[21][22]"

So, that means that the highest possible speed for a single connection is 100Gb?

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Paris Hilton

What about the NICs?

Do they sell the 400Gb NICs and SFPs as well?

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Windows Insiders with SD cards turn into OneDrive outsiders

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Windows

Your fault!

It's your fault if you keep buying their crap, Microsoft products are well known for being unreliable.

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Male escort says he gave up IT to do something more meaningful

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Coat

I can understand him...

...I recently resigned to my 10 year IT career, I'm training my replacement before I leave in a month; I will open my own business designing and selling motorcycle safety accessories, I will save lives and avoid people getting injured, no more filling the pockets of NASDAQ with money selling and supporting overpriced snake oil.

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Hyperconverged infrastructure. It's all about the services

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Coat

HCI is more expensive than traditional SAN + servers

HCI is more expensive than the tradition architecture, that without a reason, there are no financial benefits for the customer, as an example, i have compared the price of a 3 node Nutanix Xpress block vs a NetApp FAS2520 + Dell servers, $30K vs $20K, if you go with SuperMicro kit (like Nutanix does but charges for it like if they where made out of gold!) instead of NetApp and Dell kit, you can go even cheaper.

The HCI architecture makes more technical sense than the traditional architecture, I'm not debating that, the problem is that HCI vendors are trying to sell overpriced snake oil with ROI figures that not even their mothers would trust.

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Spies do spying, part 97: The CIA has a tool to track targets via Wi-Fi

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Big Brother

There is a comercial equivalent offered by Mojo Networks

Their social WiFi and WIPS solutions can give you hot zones maps as well as track device locations on a perimeter, is not that hard to do, you just need APs located at strategic locations and know the signal attenuation on each spot on the perimeter, that way the APs can triangulate the location of the device, no need for the device to be connected to the network, even if you have the "wifi disabled", which is not true, it is always on and used by the device's OS manufacturer for location purposes.

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Big question: Who gets the blame if a cyborg drops a kid on its head?

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Terminator

Mandatory brain reader chip for newborns

Just like baptism, people will install the darn thing on kids, or even worse, it will be mandatory by law! because terrorism, of course.

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Hyperconverged leapfrog: Dell EMC borg overtakes Nutanix

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WTF?

Re: I like Nutanix, BUT...

How do they manage to lose money charging such a premium for cheap hardware and software?

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FAIL

I like Nutanix, BUT...

...it is too darn expensive without a valid reason, they sell open source software and cheap SuperMicro kit, they must have a huge margin on their product, price is ALWAYS the problem when trying to sell Nutanix in our company (I work for a Nutanix reseller), the value added they offer over the competition is not enough to justify the 50%+ price premium.

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Does Microsoft have what it takes to topple Google Docs?

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Holmes

CAPEX vs OPEX

You can use OPEX to lower your company taxes, it is a tax shield, CAPEX on the other hand is not.

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Windows

Re: The world turned upside down!

I do use the online version of Office apps at work, thick Outlook sucks donkey balls, OWA is where it is at, I have Debian on my work laptop, so it's nice to be able to use office without firing up a Windows VM. I use Libre Office from time to time, the problem with it is that it brakes the format on documents, specially marcos, if I didn't have to share documents with customers and coworkers, I would stick to libre Office, but that is not the case.

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Honda plant in Japan briefly stops making cars after fresh WannaCrypt outbreak

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Thumb Up

Good, that means less ricers and distracted soccer moms

I'm up for anything that would take ricers and distracted soccer moms off the streets.

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Tesla death smash probe: Neither driver nor autopilot saw the truck

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Coat

You can't fix stupid with technology

Driverless cars are on Alpha stage at best, he made a stupid decision and got the expected output, no one to blame but him, he paid the ultimate price.

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Please do not scare the pigeons – they'll crash the network

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Holmes

Narcopaloma

The pigeon on the picture was used in a costarican prison to smuggle drugs inside, slingshots have been used as well for the same purpose, clever bastards.

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The internet may well be the root cause of today's problems… but not in the way you think

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Devil

Same old problem

Religions have killed people since we as specie have memory, the only way to stop it for good is educating people how stupid the concept of religion is, we have all the evidence in the world to prove it as well as the technology to settle the debate, but fear of the almighty, dinosaur, zombie, ghost and a bunch of old dusty documents written by people that didn't have the capacity to think that those documents could be used to wipe their asses effectively and invent toilet paper, is better evidence for most people.

As long as we keep planting the "religious chip" in our kids, it will never stop.

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Microsoft totters from time machine clutching Windows 10 Workstation

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Windows

They will keep doing as they please...

...because one fuck up after another, sheep keep following them and buying their crap. If you buy Microsoft products and then complain that they suck, it is your fault, you have no right to complain.

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IBM: ALL travel must be approved now, and shut up about the copter

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Devil

And so it begins the downfall of the once mighty IBM

They managed to stretch the average lifespan of IT companies, but looks like they are doomed already, costs cut is just a way of stretching that lifespan a bit more, but is not a definitive solution, that would be generation more income, which seems hard with current IBM portfolio.

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NetApp puts everything it's got into a hyperconverged box

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Meh

Just another brand selling overpriced SuperMicro kit

Same SuperMicro kit that Nutanix uses and sells with a price tag so high that is laughable, I expect no less from NetApp.

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Retirement age must move as life expectancy grows, says WEF

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FAIL

Work to live, not the other way

Let's not forget that we work to live, not live to work, the problem is not the world population demographics, the problem is the economic model, it is broken by design, a model of eternal grow is stupid.

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Security company finds unsecured bucket of US military images on AWS

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FAIL

Re: Id imagine...

Snowden stole documents from On-Premise systems, similar scenario with Panama papers, Wikileaks and many more. It doesn't matter if the data is on a cloud or on the ground, if your security measures suck, you are fucked.

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Social media vetting for US visas go live

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Re: 15 years of history?

"I'm sitting in Switzerland at my desk, France is 50m away and I can see Germany from here. I'll often cycle through all three countries at the weekend or decide to shop in another country (eg seafood is much better in France).

I have no idea how I could record all the times I've crossed the border since living over here."

Don't mind the barbarians, that primitive tribe is still trying to figure out "freedom", just stay away from their territory and you will be just fine, you are not missing anything.

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US laptops-on-planes ban may extend to flights from ALL nations

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Megaphone

The terrorists won!!!

The USA is terrified!!!

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Julian Assange wins at hide-and-seek game against Sweden

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WTF?

Why are not the criminals described on Wikileaks's documents facing the law as well? their crimes are way, way more serious than a false rape accusation.

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Well this is awkward. As Microsoft was bragging about Office at Build, Office 365 went down

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Coat

Lets go back to telegraph, water wells and windmills all over again...

...because we all can do better than those multi-billion companies and their fancy water pumps, nuclear reactors and datacenters.

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Microsoft's Azure cloud feels the pinch in price war with Amazon's AWS

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Windows

Microsoft playing catch as usual

And people like to play along with them, after all, nobody have ever been fired for being a sheep and buying Microsoft crap. Fancy UI over reliability is the way to go.

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Citrix-as-a-service plan bore fruit in Q1

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Meh

Citrix is turning into a solution looking for a problem

Why on earth do you want to virtualize and application or a desktop on the web era?.

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China launches aircraft carrier the length of 2.1 brontosaurs

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Trollface

Chinese bikes don't leak oil

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Don't stop me! Why Microsoft's inevitable browser irrelevance isn't

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Linux

Linux guy here

I love the build in Opera's VPN feature, it is becoming my browser of choice, I use Firefox mainly because Ghostery and other add-ons, and Chrome for work related stuff because O365 web version likes Chrome better than the others, O365 works even better on Chrome than on IE/Edge!!.

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Zuckerberg's absolutely mental: Brain sensors that read YOUR MIND at 100 words a minute

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Black Helicopters

Re: No escape

I know how to make molotov bombs and can use my motorcycle gear to go against the copers on a protest against privacy invasion, if that ever becomes a reality of course.

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Is Jassy just jazzing on AWS database migration numbers? Smells fishy...

nilfs2
Boffin

All vendors will try to lock you in

I have yet to find one who doesn't, the thing is that you can avoid lock in on AWS by using a database EC2 instance instead of using RDS, that way it behaves just like any server or vm on-premise, no difference.

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Microsoft loves Linux so much, its OneDrive web app runs like a dog on Windows OS rivals

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Windows

It is fixed now

That issue was bugging me for a long time, I have to use O365 at work and my laptop is running good 'ol Debian + Chrome, as usual we penguinistas are always placed last on MS list of priorities, just like they are doing with Skype now, it used to be a great piece of Linux software, now it is stuck on the eternal beta stage as an excuse to never fix it.

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Oracle gives FCC a great big sloppy kiss: You're doing a great job axing net neutrality, privacy

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Devil

Scary

When Oracle congratulates a "neutral" entity for a decision, you know something very wrong is going on.

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Germany to Facebook, Twitter: We are *this* close to fining you €50m unless you delete fake news within 24 hours

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Childcatcher

Censoring is not the solution...

...education is. Instead covering people's eyes to not see "bad things", the government should improve the education system to teach kids an teens not to be the idiots their irresponsible parents keep spawning and raising.

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Iconic Land Rover Defender may make a comeback by 2019

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FAIL

Rust buckets

My 1961 Series 2 Land Rover is older than me, probably it is going to be there when I leave this world since I restored it at my garage with simple tools, basic knowledge, and a modest budget; big part of the body is aluminum and the chassis could be made from scratch by a welder with average skills. I can't say the same for Land Cruisers, they attract rust like sugar attracts ants, by the time you are done restoring it, you have to start taking care of the rust.

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Huawei's just changed the way you'll use Android

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Thumb Down

Great!!!

Great, another change just for the heck of it, that's innovation

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COP BLOCKED: Uber app thwarted arrests of its drivers by fooling police with 'ghost cars'

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Headmaster

Re: Monopolies are bad

And after all that training and money spend, the service still sucks! I've never had a bad experience with Uber, in the other hand, I have had my fair share of bad experiences with traditional taxi drivers with no one to complain at, at least with Uber I have a phone number and an email to file a complain as well as a way to rate the driver behavior.

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nilfs2
Holmes

Monopolies are bad

If people prefer Uber over traditional taxi services it's because they are giving a better service, there's nothing blocking traditional taxi services from leaving behind the stone age and updating their obsolete business model, giving their customers a service similar or better than Uber.

There is no need to offer a better service on a monopoly, after all no matter how bad the service is, it is the only offer in the market.

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Headmaster

All hail Uber!!

Don't know how taxi services are in your countries, but here Uber came to solve a big problem, shitty taxi services owned by political endorses whom got a license to operate because they financed a political party, so no matter how bad the service is, there's no one to complain at.

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Connected car in the second-hand lot? Don't buy it if you're not hack-savvy

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Childcatcher

Newer cars are far more dangerous...

...not because they are plastic vs metallic, but because the interior is isolated from the outside so the driver have no clue whats going on outside it's car bubble, and have all kinds of electrical gadgets to keep the driver distracted. All cars should need to be shift by double clutching like old non-synchro gearbox trucks, that way the driver don't have a chance to pick the damn phone and get distracted.

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nilfs2

Re: "Without naming the machine's maker"

Why do I have to ask Tesla for permission to sell MY car? One more reason why all that electronic gadgery doesn't belong on a car, GPS is as far as I will go with the gadgets, and that's on my phone, not on my darn car.

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Google agrees to break pirates' domination over music searches

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Pirate

Google is the biggest pirate of them all

Just look at YouTube

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Ditching your call centre for an app? Be careful not to get SAP-slapped

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FAIL

The best CRM/ERP are the custom made

If you want the best CRM/ERP system, hire a developer and make your own; off the shelf CRM/ERP systems are a tard trap! An awful lot of the times they don't fit the customer company needs, that's why most projects end with an angry customer with a huge software + support bill with a half baked solution.

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