* Posts by retiredmonkey

12 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Apr 2023

Aircraft rivet hole issues cause delays to Boeing 737 Max deliveries

retiredmonkey

Well it might be going part of the way, at least.

Google's TPUs could end up costing it a billion-plus, thanks to this patent challenge

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Re: Prior Art

Linear interpolation for logarithmic numbers predates this by many years.

David Lewis and Lawrence Yu, "Algorithm Design for a 30 bit Integrated Logarithmic

Processor", Proceedings of the 9th IEEE Symposium on Computer Arithmetic, Sept, 1989,

pp 192-199

Musk tells advertisers to 'go f**k' themselves as $44B X gamble spirals into chaos

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Harvard Business School has an entire course on how telling your customers to fuck off will lead to more revenue, higher profits, and increased value of t he company.

Google Drive misplaces months' worth of customer files

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This is why I have my own cloud NAs with RAID 1, 3 desktops that replicate it, one with RAID 1 and the other 2 with regularly scheduled backs, and 2 laptops that sync to it, for a minimum of 10 physical copies of any important data; and that is before I count in other manual backups because I am paranoid.

DoJ: Ex-soldier tried to pass secrets to China after seeking a 'subreddit about spy stuff'

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Re: team leader and sergeant

Is that a rhetorical question?

Mozilla calls cars from 25 automakers 'data privacy nightmares on wheels'

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Re: A long time ago...

If they have to say this:

*Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters*

one wonders how stupid the intended audience actually is, and if they are capable of actually implementing security.

Our AI habit is already changing the way we build datacenters

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Re: Cognitive dissonance

A car is larger than a GPU, in case you haven't noticed.

Also, charging a battery does not dissipate the power, it stores it (well the vast majority of it) so there is only a few hundred watts of dissipation, while the GPU dissipates all of that power and turns it into heat.

Man who nearly killed physical media returns with $60,000 vinyl turntable

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Orthogonal layers of wood glued together is normally called plywood, unless an especially high degree of pretentiousness is called for.

Techie wasn't being paid, until he taught HR a lesson

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Re: Unique keys

Your nephew is named Similarly Jones?

That seems unusual, but not a problem.

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Re: Unique keys

My name is 13535793485676 characters long, generated by the algorithm a[i] = (19836231426^i)%26 indexing into the alphabet.

Do you still think systems should accommodate arbitrary names?

Millions of Gigabyte PC motherboards backdoored? What's the actual score?

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I can't imagine that any TLA's would take advantage of this.

Samsung to cough up third of a billion bucks for ripping off patent

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East Texas. Of course they are guilty.