IEEE Predicts 85% of Daily Tasks Will Be Games By 2020
You don't. Gamification reward result, not long term investment. So imagine you spend time creating a script instead of doing a repetitive task, you lose in the beginning and make up for it at end. If you do not make up for it, then maybe it was not such a good idea and your wisdom sucks.
Well that's the theory. First, except for the most rudimentary task (i.e. the one robots will do around the same time), your result depend on many external factor on which you have no control whatsoever. Say maybe your script was a good idea, but too bad that the company decided to cut the bottom 50% of the staff before you have had a chance to use the script. Well there would be no game without luck being involved, right ?
Secondly, the best way to win at a game is either to cheat or to make other lose. Best gaming system in the world: the financial world, I am sure you are looking forward to have your healthcare following the same model.
Apple To Unveil Its 'iOS In the Car' Project Next Week
That has been a common feature on BMW: the navigation screen - so in the middle of the console, meant mainly for the driver - had a DVD player. Never really understood that. The marketing about it is awkward, similarly targeted at the driver. I can imagine/hope it is ultimately for the passenger.
Blood Test of 4 Biomarkers Predicts Death Within 5 Years
correlation imply causation of not finding an insurance.
Consumer Reports Says Tesla Model S Is Best Overall Vehicle
Because of Musk. Geeks have also a thing for famous people voyeurism, just not regular star or singer.
Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?
That would not work, the intrinsic problem is that they control huge amount of money, and since they sit at the top of the pack they take the largest share, no matter their relative contribution. That's pure animal instinct and that will not change unless you use fear of god or something similar to have them behave.
What would they do ? Hollywood accounting: all the non management worker in a fully-owned subsidiary making shiton of losses because of the cost of contracting the boss from the parent company. Or they would force everybody to be an independent contractor. Unless we get back into full-employement economy, they can basically do whatever they want to work around that problem.
To really solve it you need to work on the actual problem: make the market tougher. Free market is a legal construct where companies fights, you can make it as tough as you want. As long as the rule are fair, competition will still play. For example increase the administrative overload for large group to tremendous level and smaller, leaner companies will take over.
Secondly, you want to change subtly people mentality. People would find it weird for to give the medals and money to the team coach rather than the actual player. Well, with a few exception, everywhere else that is considered normal.
Fake Pub Studies Drinking Habits
Well that means basically one beer per person and that's it. Not quite sure what they will get out of it but that's would be quite different experience than regular pub going in London ( a lot of people drink one or two beers, but there are generally a few that either were already there, or leave later. A synchronized, everybody enter, drink his beer and leave is weird )
Also, that is central London, nobody drives to the pub. You take public transport like everybody, especially in the center. As long as they don't let you get drunk, they should not care about the driving limit.
US Secretary of State Calls Climate Change 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'
The US has no interest in saving the environment. Neither is (really) any of the other first world nations. Like Europe, the US will not get the worst of climate change, and in any case, there is no place better prepared to deal with the consequences.
It is however a real problem for almost all other countries. I guess Kerry's message is really "Friendly warning guys: you better care about the environment, because we don't give a fuck and you will get the sharp end of the stick."
Google Apps License Forbids Forking, Promotes Google Services
The list of exception is rather significant: the missing apps are also the foundations of the API other apps uses. So you are not just missing out on the Google App Store and a few standalone apps, but all the API related to those apps too - which a very exhaustive list.
When people say "Android is open-source" that is not what they have in mind. In practice Android is open source like OSX is open source (Darwin), sure you get the foundations of a great system, but none of the shiny bits. So rather than a walled garden, you have a fenced garden. If you want freedom you need to look at Firefox and Ubuntu.
Have a look at the following doc for detailled discussion:
Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?
Let's not forget that the example is flawed. A brick wall losing bricks is a serious fault. There are plenty of minor fault you would have to pay to fix. For example, the wall is not perfectly straight, sorry the plaster guy will rectify this. There is a lighter or darker brick in the middle of the wall that annoys you ? The builder used cut bricks in place you told him the brick would be visible and you find it ugly ?
And that is just talking about a very simply brick wall. When talking about a whole house, you need to go to court to have even serious fault corrected.
Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Gets Leaked
That's not just the developers that are the problem. The overall environment need to be adapted for those developers to work: what are the processes, the managers, IT, environments, ... I have seen shop where corporate policy prevent a developer to be admin, install software and use another browser than IE7. Others where you have several months of lead time to setup a new database test server, where you cannot run a compiler locally, where only a manager can access the source control system. where bugs cannot be reported internally outside of an official testing phase, where all the feature of the software need to be vetted through a stakeholder committee composed of people with no experience that will never use the software, ...
That's what kills enterprise software.
200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove
Oyster and other ( including Lobster I have eard ) can be eaten by vegan, but not vegetarian. The vast majority of vegetarians are vegetarian for religious reason or custom. The line drawn by vegan is either suffering or exploitation ( those that won't eat milk products ). Vegetarian is more based on classification in animal realm or not.
Well, that's one classification. Vegatarian / Vegan in the First World seems to have a special meaning for everybody practicing it.
Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014
Sure let see how that looks: IPod vs all the other MP3 player, Linux vs Windows. You can go further: Linux is going strong despite "losing", Apple was profitable despite a negligible market share, ...
That's not even considering that we are talking about Apple vs Android, which should be Sony vs VHS. Sony eventually embraced VHS. Apple did not abandon OSX. Worked for both of them.
High Level comparison like that are only good for fortune cookie type wisdom.
TorrentFreak Blocked By British ISP Sky's Porn Filter
1. Write your MP and express your outrage. Stop using a provider using filtering. Write your new provider CEO and explain why you joined them. Write your old provider and explain why you quit them.
2. Get some friend interested and mount an official protest in front of Westminster Palace. Get all of those people to stop using the bad provider too. Ignore the DailyMail labeling you as a kiddie porn addict wanting to destroy the economy and force toddler to watch hardcore porn and terrorism training video on internet.
3. Continue, get more people on board, get traditional/real media interested. Ignore government promises to oversight the filter list, claim of transparency, ...
4. Continue get more people on board and create your own party. Win the election, change the law.
People do that all the time - like for war, animal abuse, ... If the subject is more popular than important for the government, it works. There are organisation that will help you through that, there are MP that will support you. (see Pirate Party, Touche pas ma pute in France, ...)
If you are cynical about that approach use my previous response.
TorrentFreak Blocked By British ISP Sky's Porn Filter
We are supposed to drown our sorrow by consuming a little bit more.
Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Could Actually Be Group From Europe
Not saying it is not garbage journalism, but there is an unidentified guy with a fortune estimated to 1.8 trillion dollar. Much more if bitcoin takes over, up to 5% total Earth Wealth in the unlikely scenario of bitcoin becoming the world currency. I wonder why there is not much more article trying to track him down considering we live in a world that has a fetish for famous people.
Norway Rejects Bitcoin As Currency; Taxes As Asset, Instead
Considering that bitcoin by design keep the log of all transaction. Once your ID is linked to a wallet anybody will be able to know whatever you did with your money. Obviously not a big problem to workaround but the risk is a lot higher than with cash transaction.
Bitcoin Miners Bundled With PUPs In Legitimate Applications Backed By EULA
The vast majority of the software use would not be able to read the source at all.
What they can do is asked other people that can if the software is ok or not. At that stage it does not matter if the code is open source or not. If the community, like malware listing site or others, has vetted the software, it is as good guarantee as they will ever have. Having the source code just make our job easier when trying to help guys with problem.
Bitcoin Tops $1,000 For the First Time
Well there is a maximum of 21 million bitcoin. If the currency become successful, that 21 million will represent the total wealth of the whole planet. If it does not who knows.
EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem
It is not only the price but also the fact that there is no longer a pile of bag available. You need to ask for the right amount of bags, and it gets recorded on your receipt. Cashier will also very often forget to even ask you the question so you end up with your stuff pilling and no bag to pack them until you get the attention of the cashier.
It is all the little annoyance combined that make it work. It seems to work much less in Marc and Spenser Food Only where somebody is packing your stuff for you.
Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?
Dude, you asked for the sales figures, the best I had without telling you to go google it yourself.
Anyway, the point of the thread is not if electric is good or not, considering that this is /. and you do not really need to sell the idea of electric cars. The question was why is there only 45K electric cars sold in 2013 and not more. The answer seems to be either they are expensive (Tesla) or their range sucks (all others).
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