* Posts by Third Man

13 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Jan 2008

Vendors rush to call everything AI even if it isn't, or doesn't help

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IT Angle

Not the worst way to destroy excess value...

Wars are worse - marketing hype kills fewer - maybe?

Google DeepMind trial failed to comply with data protection – ICO

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What is the sound of a stable door not being closed?

One-third of Brit IT projects on track to fail

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Re: In other news

Read - most project managers have never heard of it! First thing i was thrown when i started coding.

Numbers war: How Bayesian vs frequentist statistics influence AI

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Now we're into Decision Theory

It's the utility of the outcomes that will underpin your decision, often this makes the Bayes/Frequentist views entirely irrelevant...as observed.

The 'data driven enterprise' is actually just the enterprise

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But if you have reliable data then managers can be wrong...

And just like Trump they are never wrong! Hence, why they won't pay for reliable data gathering ;-)

Fraud detection system with 93% failure rate gets IT companies sued

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What would the US have done if they weren't local gvt?

Makes various diesel fakery look like they weren't actually trying...

Tech contractors begin mass UK.gov exodus in wake of HMRC's IR35 income tax clampdown

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1 April for 'tool' deadline...

As long as the contractors don't walk...

Errors in Australia's Centrelink debt recovery system were inevitable

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So how many payments did they manage to extract from non-debtors. If the amount is small enough do they just pay to make it go away. How is the distinguished from false invoice fraud. If this was a non-state actor they would be prosecuted for a single instance of non-valid demand for payment, but if you're the state... No imagine the defence for an Ozzie invoice fraudster!

Forget 'shadow IT' – it's 'self-starting IT' now

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Umbra IT

So far only seen the edge of the full cloud shadow.

Entertaining prospect: Amazon Fire TV Stick

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Buy on offer 19 or 20 quid - side-load kodi and point it at your media server, and deals with Samsung compatibility/upgrade issues pretty cheaply ;-)

Why OH WHY is economics so bleedin' awful, then?

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Crash was predicted - Cassandras ignored as always

Article in 2006 Internation Herald Trib pointed out the flaw in the US 'cheap' mortgage martket and when the roll up would hit - June-Sept 2008, and even the almost certain consequences - frankly the observation was trivial - just that no one wanted or possibly could do anything about it.

Ireland bucks trend with anti-blasphemy law

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So what is a religion...

Anything offensive to any religion. Better not deny the 'force' - how much is a dislike of Star Wars going to cost you in Ireland?

Dip into concept programming

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Like everything else in computing

Done better by Knuth http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/lp.html