Land Rover Demos "Transparent Hood"
Well, not quite....
How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
Then why do they call it "unlimited?"
Because they're selling to you.
It's not up to the consumer to know if a company's business plan is sustainable or not.
It is, if you want that company and your data to be still there in X months time.
Claiming unlimited usage and then having a cap is just false advertising.
If that's illegal where you live, call them on it. If not, move somewhere with decent consumer protection legislation.
EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem
IIRC, the research which found plastic bags will last for "hundreds of years" was in fact looking at plastic bottles.
That's my recollection too, in my case gained from here (about 10 minutes in):
(That plays in the UK, but I've no idea if it'll work in whatever corner of the planet you're in)
Specifically it's referring to Polyethylene Terepthalate (are you old enough to remember Terylene? If so, that's the stuff. If not, good for you).
NY Times' Broder Responds To Tesla's Elon Musk
Given Tesla's previous unsuccessful attempt to sue Top Gear in the UK, I'm amazed that in 2013 we seem to be witnessing a slanging match "I was doing X speed / No you were doing Y". Surely anyone reviewing a electric car (actually, any car) would have a GPS not connected to the car with them and be able to provide full logs on request?
Also, wouldn't anyone driving a Tesla for the first time and seeing the range display reading an unexpectedly low value take a a picture of it with their phone?
Tesla Motors Battles the New York Times
There's a bit more "he said / she said" in this followup article:
including links to Elon Musk's "detour" claims, and the NYT journo's rebuttal.
Richard Stallman's Solution To 'Too Big To Fail'
It's already done in Europe on beer producers:
It works very well in the UK.
OpenStreetMap Hits One Million Registered Users
A quick look here:
Suggests roughly twice as many new mappers (at least in the UK) during the last 24 hours than would be normal.
ITU To Choose Emergency Line For Mobiles: 911, or 112?
The Chileans would certainly remember, if they didn't write their dates the "wrong way around".
Climate Treaty Negotiators Are Taking the Wrong Approach, Say Game Theorists
I'm planning on watching this BBC Documentary this weekend; it looks like the first segment discusses game theory.
Perhaps not quite up there with some of Adam Curtis' other stuff (e.g. Pandora's Box), but definitely well worth watching.
Gut Bacteria Cocktail May End Need for Fecal Transplants
So the country's doing just fine, right?
TomTom Flames OpenStreetMap
When TomTom puts their name on the front of the box, it's TomTom's problem (and, in the users' minds, their fault).
Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email
"Europe's Largest IT Company tries to get some decent PR after all the recent bad publicity"
Atlas Takes Heat For Melting Glacier Claim
OK, maybe some of the recent publicity for Rupert's media outlets hasn't exactly been 100% positive, but at least this'll sell some books.
How Volunteers Rebuilt WW2 Computers
Clearly where the designers of my old Peugeot got their ideas from.
Hundreds of Bank Account Details Left In London Pub
Probably because the ICO waited until the Silly Season before releasing the press release so that it got picked up by the news media. I doubt that any actual "investigative reporting" was involved.
World Health Organization Says Mobile Phones May Cause Cancer
In a complicated world, it's nice that we can trust part of the media to divide all the inanimate objects in the world into those that cause or cure cancer:
Wal-Mart Tests Online Grocery Delivery
...and TFA states that Walmart are trialling in San Jose which (a) is very urban, (b) is smaller than Seattle, and (c) had a fairly crap choice of supermarkets the last time that I was there.
Europe Plans To Ban Petrol Cars From Cities By 2050
A lot of Tories are against the EU, his rant is snide dig at supposed EU regulations
Actually he's a Liberal Democrat, so instead it's a shameless attempt to ingratiate himself with the Daily Mail.
Encrypted VoIP meets traffic analysis
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