* Posts by Old Man Ted

13 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Nov 2022

These days you can teach old tech a bunch of new tricks

Old Man Ted

Re: A first?

My Me systems Motherboard has blown one of its capacitors and at 79 going on to 80 later this year, us pre atomic age group are going blind deaf and stupid, this is only trouble this venerable system has ex pc has ever had it runs a flat screen View-sonic 24" in and with the original video card bought with the unit in a box bought in about 97 or 88. It was still used up to July to play Morrowind Doom etc. and settlers 1, 2 &3 the kid from over the road (11 years old) wants me to repair it so he can play the original War craft KKND and other dos games off the floppy drives which still work. I am now limited to using dos box tried to emulate to install early 98 and me but had no joy with Win 10 or the dreaded 11, might dig around in the garage and pull an old pc out from a collection of Black boxes which my son donated to me in the late 90 when he moved out and I got my garage back.

Scientists claim >99 percent identification rate of ChatGPT content

Old Man Ted

Regional and country of Origin

I have travel from one English speaking country, region or state etc. and the Spoken English varies. The written word is no different., look at the English dictionaries and or the age related dialects. I have visited in number of English speaking countries over the past x number of years and have found that regional languages/dialects and the written word often vary from one suburb to another let alone the spelling in different Islands,County,States,Metropolitan,rural, districts. So machine written texts would surly have the programmers syntax or style in their output?

Intel mulls cutting ties to 16 and 32-bit support

Old Man Ted

O for old timers

This is just to stop me ( pre atomic baby ) a doddery old 79 nine from enjoying Leasuare Suit Larry form visiting his pleasure palace and bar played off an old DRDos 5" floppy on an new 286 unit which I while away the time away with plus loads of pre history game Which I still regually play

Microsoft cries foul over UK gaming deal blocker but it's hard to feel sorry for them

Old Man Ted

Ye shall reap as ye sows

All power to the people it is about time the small men united against the monopolies even the conservative governments are beginning to feel the wroth of the small men through-out the so called democratically governed societies. Monopolists are starting to think that they are above any law other the ones which they have written.

Corporate power is worse than dictatorial states strong men who are non elected and corrupt, Be it business with large share holder have the governing power over their companies and their lackeys who do what they are told lest the 30 pieces of silver are withdrawn.

AMD's Epyc server chips give strong revenue growth, but profits drop 98%

Old Man Ted

Re: "datacenter-centeic"

Or coin-centric?

IBM demands $500,000 from boss after she jumps ship

Old Man Ted

Check the countries laws

What is legal in one country is often against the law of another country.

Wow, so they actually let AI fly an F-16 fighter jet

Old Man Ted

this is an axmimoran

There is no intelligence when it is artificial

Microsoft's AI Bing also factually wrong, fabricated text during launch demo

Old Man Ted

Real intelenecne not AI

Some day we may need the real thing not the artificial stuff.

I wonder if the business manager have ever though of this.

It's time to retire 'edge' from our IT vocabulary

Old Man Ted

Edge a B/S term to baffle brains invented by a Accounting/ Marketing depart by some Idiot who has an MBA (Master of Bugger All) and is in the accounting side where Creative Accounting is a no no so be creative in a non illegal way.

Block Fi seeks bankruptcy protection as 'shocking' FTX contagion spreads

Old Man Ted

How about the Accounting folk?

Most if not all have a degree of some description with the MBA in the title. I believe these letter stand for Master of Bugger All. This is why the pushers of ephemeral ideas with promises of excessive profits base on some type of Swindle end up in tears. The greedy usually find someone to take their money., be it bookmakers (Insurance Brokers) and or all manner of con. men.

Intel offers Irish staff a three-month break from being paid

Old Man Ted

Bean counters

This should apply to all the MBA's who inhabit highly remunerated positions ( MBA stands for Masters of Bugger All) These parasites infest the accounting and management positions having replaced the productive employees who made, designed and or contributed to their employers. Highly paid parasites abound in so-called management positions. It is no wonder that bean counter abound in organisations which have falling revenues and profits. Once they were call clerks and were on the lowest rungs of the pay scales. Engineers designers process workers are the guts of any organisations, a bean counters do not contribute to the profit of any one organisation. They rely on all the other employees and as with all parasites the suck the blood out of their hosts.

Salesforce calls some workers back to the office amid slowing sales

Old Man Ted

As a 78+ year-old I enjoy talking to cold callers and asking them about the weather, traffic conditions and their families and or any other non subject which I think of and offer them my commiserations for having to do such meaningless jobs.

Swiss Re wants government bail out as cybercrime insurance costs spike

Old Man Ted

Why it Insurance?

If the bookmakers won't take your bet it means that they will loose. So why not get a better operating or a safer storage system than rely on a pies in the sky cloud?