* Posts by KayJ

22 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Mar 2023

Russian-trained spy whale spooks Norwegian fishermen

KayJ

On baleen it seems likely.

Palantir's CEO calls 'woke' a 'central risk to Palantir, America and the world'

KayJ

"A central risk to the ongoing privatisation of the NHS, our data exfiltration and election meddling" more like.

Leicester streetlights take ransomware attack personally, shine on 24/7

KayJ

Re: They could be sulking

Hmmmmmmmm ahhhhhhh...

BBC exterminates AI experiments used to promote Doctor Who

KayJ

Re: Exterminate!

We are the superior beings! We do not apologise!

Britain enters period of mourning as Greggs unable to process payments

KayJ

What's the blandest thing on the menu?

How to improve Chinese TV? Better censorship, says top tellie-maker

KayJ

Never did get the adulation for The Three Body Problem, it wasn't anything new, or interesting and it felt like the _shocking novelty_ of a major sf story coming from China temporarily overrode all other consideration.

Filipino police free hundreds of slaves toiling in romance scam operation

KayJ

Re: Modern slavery

I think - in terms of prevalence - the definition of modern slavery is very much wider than the "classical" slavery *and* that in historical eras, enormous numbers of people lived who would now be considered to be living in forms of slavery, so that the comparison is not now for instance "50 million now versus 12 million in the transatlantic slave trade" but rather "50 million now versus (12 million *and* an unspecified but very large number of their contemporaries who would now be considered to be living in a form of slavery.)" - coerced labour / serfdom / corvée etc., child labour, coerced marriages and the generally low rights and esteem of women and children everywhere.

GPT-4 won't run Doom but will play the game poorly

KayJ

Sound of gunfire off in the distance, I'm getting used to it now.

Legal eagles demand $6B in Tesla stock after overturning Musk's mega pay package

KayJ

"The first thing we do..."

Palantir boss says outfit's software the only reason the 'goose step' has not returned to Europe

KayJ

How does that quote from the Prof go? Something like "if Lord of the Rings was an allegory the lords of the West would have taken up the tool of the enemy and used it against him" - very on the nose for this bunch of chancers.

Angry mob trashes and sets fire to Waymo self-driving car

KayJ

I'd burn that for a dollar!

Europe's deepest mine to become Europe's deepest battery

KayJ

Re: Unpossible!

Belgium, man. Belgium!

In its tantrum with Europe, Apple broke web apps in iOS 17 beta, still hasn't fixed them

KayJ

Jeeves, I will require my mobile telephone and the number 4 iron.

Standards-obsessed boss ignored one, and suffered all night for his sin

KayJ

He really leaned in to the roll.

Macy's and Sunglass Hut sued for $10M over face-recog arrest and 'sexual assault'

KayJ

Re: Behind bars for a few hours

There is a segment of the population and media which actively glorifies and/or makes a joke of prison abuse, especially rape, as if it were an extra dimension to and a natural consequence of the prison sentence that society imposes. It bleeds through in to the popular culture that normalises the idea. It's fucking abhorrent.

Sports Illustrated boss fired – but it's totally nothing to do with AI fake news

KayJ

I'm pretty sure Auntie use AI generation to feed their sports presenters. Joe Wilson and his ilk sound like they're regurgitating with all the flow of ChatGPT impersonating McGonagall.

Chromebooks are problematic for profits and planet, says Lenovo exec

KayJ

Re: "I don't know who makes the profit"

They have good battery life and are simple to use and maintain. The ones we have are, touch wood, reasonably cheap and reasonably tough as well (although nothing is student-proof.) They're a good fit for school use and as a long-suffering school IT bod I would *much* rather maintain a fleet of chromebooks than a fleet of windows laptops (in addition to desktop Windows boxen for heavier lifting.)

Mac daddy Woz hospitalized in Mexico over mystery malady

KayJ

Re: Not Mac daddy

Lyrical gangster?

Inclusive Naming Initiative limps towards release of dangerous digital dictionary

KayJ

"All the world seems in tune on a spring afternoon when dis-tributing scones in the park..."

Fed up with slammed servers, IT replaced iTunes backups with a cow of a file

KayJ

Re: That's the way to do it

That's one way to settle a beef.

Medusa ransomware crew brags about spreading Bing, Cortana source code

KayJ

I first read that as "ransomware crew brags about spreading Bing" - the fiends!

This US national lab turned to AI to hunt rogue nukes

KayJ

Re: Officially recognised???

There's also some European countries which host US bombs and which would (in the event of daddy P having a full on Untergang tantrum) be employed by the air forces of those nations, with roughly the same degree of autonomy (very little) as Belarus has over anything the Russians base there.