I suppose you're also the inventor of the Z80, 6502 and 6802 and you hand built your PCs from raw materials, huh?
Nope, that was not me.
The world's largest tractor maker, John Deere, in fact, says that people who purchase tractors don't really own them and instead they are getting an "implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle."
If this is true, then why does the manufacturer not have an obligation to repair the tractor for free?
Single user and no security what-so-ever. IBM should have used the 68000 combined with a proper OS.
Yeah, that's what I said when the IBM 5150 PC was announced in 1981 with an 8/16-bit 8088 CPU running a rebranded Quick & Dirty Operating System:
"Too little, too late".
I was not aware yet that a brand name may be worth a lot more than technical specifications.
This app already exists, it's called "Phone". Give police access to a database of license plates and cell phone numbers and you could already achieve this.
Both the app and your alternative would only work if I get forced to own (or rather be owned) and carry a phone. No thanks.
COBAL battles the FORTRAN Godzilla in Silicon Valley..
Is COBAL a mix of COBOL and COMAL?
I don't think she even understands what she is proposing.
Leadsom is proposing a Brinternexit.
Yes, I've tried the other options, they "kinda sorta work" most of the time, sometimes, often, but not 100% of the time...
The same is true for Microsoft Office. I had to open a MS Word 95 file. MS Office could not read it, OpenOffice had no problem with it.
"No, the basic premise of the movie (robots turning against their makers) is the complete opposite of Asimov's books."
I think you should read more of the actual books. The idea of the robots protecting humanity by removing control from them was covered in the latter caves of steel novels.
Then watch the film again, they didn't turn against, they took over control.
I have read the books. Seeing the movie once was enough.
I the later books, the robots did not "take over control" from the humans. They did however manipulate humanity from behind the scenes into a future where mankind would not need robots any more.
R. Giskard and R. Daneel Olivaw added the zeroth law of robots, which is protecting humanity as such. Since that is an infraction on the firs law, which is about protecting individual humans, accepting this new law disables R. Giskard. R. Daneel Olivaw evolves into something different than a robot, since over the centuries his positronic brain gets replaced by a biological brain.
The events in the movie are not related to that in any way.
Smith's movie actually incorporates several themes and ideas from the original book.
No, the basic premise of the movie (robots turning against their makers) is the complete opposite of Asimov's books.
"I, Robot" is a collection of short stories. As "Golden Age" scifi it's top-of-the-line, but it's pretty outdated so any one story from it would make a pretty horrible movie.
Like most AI and robot movies, it is a variation on Frankenstein, and as such not very original. A movie in the spirit of Asimov's stories would be a lot more refreshing.
It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.
That's not Telegram but Telefon.
no legislation can be passed without the say-so of unelected bureaucrats (the European Commission)
This is not correct: the European Council stands above the European Commission and can over-rule them in everything.
"This generation may be the one that will face Armageddon." -- Ronald Reagan, "People" magazine, December 26, 1985