* Posts by Snowy

1510 publicly visible posts • joined 29 May 2009

Tesla Cybertruck turns into world's most expensive brick after car wash

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Brick

Expensive brick sold by an expensive pr**k.

FAA now requires reentry vehicles to get licensed before launch

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Puzzled

That this was not always the case, also if it was not going to come down then there should be a plan to park it safely too.

Gentoo Linux tells AI-generated code contributions to fork off

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Re: What is the difference

If the code it is trained on is good then the code it outputs should be good, unlike "poorly written fan fiction" it was trained on to prose. In which case it is not going to be easy to figure out the AI from human code, unless the code does not work?

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What is the difference

How can you tell AI code from bad human code, or even good human code?

TSMC expects customers to pay more for chips fabbed overseas

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Re: Who would chose to pay more

Was not talking about Consumers, was talking about the device manufactures who use the chips to make devices that Consumers buy.

2% less in manufacturing costs is 2% more profits.

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Who would chose to pay more

Not many are going to care where it made more so if it is cost more.

On the other hand If your in the USA delivery cost and time should be cheaper and quicker so that could offset a higher price?

Some smart meters won't be smart at all once 2/3G networks mothballed

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Smart meters

So good they are worth buying two or even three times.

OpenAI's GPT-4 can exploit real vulnerabilities by reading security advisories

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No

The term "AI" could be attributed to John McCarthy of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), which Marvin Minsky (Carnegie-Mellon University) defines as "the construction of computer programs that engage in tasks that are currently more satisfactorily performed by human beings because they require high-level mental processes such as: perceptual learning, memory organization and critical reasoning.

EU tells Meta it can't paywall privacy

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Rather late

The adverts or pay model has been going on for years.

Plus "The EU's Data Protection Board (EDPB) has told large online platforms" does not mean Meta!!

Europe gives TikTok 24 hours to explain 'addictive and toxic' new app

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Surprised

That they gave Amazon credit rather than Temu credit given how hard Temu is advertised.

Intel's effort to build a foundry biz is costing far more – and taking longer – than expected

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Aiming to be a number two

Is just sitting down and setting yourself up to fail.

FYI: This site claims to have harvested 4B+ Discord chats, today all yours for a price

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Nuke it

Why making pretend people with AGI is a waste of energy

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Aye just ask talkie the toaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRq_SAuQDec

US House approves FISA renewal – warrantless surveillance and all

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Renewal

It happen to the surprise of no one.

Intel preps export-friendly lower-power Gaudi 3 AI chips for China

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Can you

Over clock AI chips to get back some performance?

Loongson CPU that performs like 2020 Core i3 makes its way to Chinese mini PCs

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I wonder

What the power usage is like?

China orders its telcos to rip and replace US chips with homegrown silicon by 2027

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Expensive

Given how much they have rolled out that is going to get quite expensive. I hope the next chip are more energy efficient or this is just going to add to the power the networks use.

Edit: Not going to hurt Intel and AMD they have already sold the kit and I do not think they are going to give a refund :o

US Air Force secretary so confident in AI-controlled F-16s, he'll fly in one

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Re: No so confident!

Why the down votes?

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No so confident!

With a pilot as backup of course: VENOM is still emerging tech

No very brave either.

TSMC sees semiconductor bounce as Q1 revenues rise 16.5%

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Poor TSMC in 2023

In a statement, TSMC said it recorded about NT$838.50 billion (US$26.53 billion) in net profit last year, an annual drop of 17.5 percent, while its earnings per share was NT$32.34, compared with NT$39.20 a year earlier.

TSMC's gross margin -- the difference between revenue and the cost of goods sold -- fell 5.2 percentage points in 2023 from a year earlier to 54.4 percent, with its consolidated sales showing a 4.5 percent annual decline to NT$2.16 trillion.

In the fourth quarter of last year earlier to 54.4 percent, with its consolidated sales showing a 4.5 percent annual decline to NT$2.16 trillion.

Hard to feel sympathy for them when they are making so much.

Post Office slapped down for late disclosure of documents in Horizon scandal inquiry

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The more I hear

The worse it appears to me.

PC shipments up for first quarter thanks to AI, say analysts

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WoW

This expected demand is already pushing up the price of DRAM, and SSD prices could jump 50 percent this year, according to some estimates.

Not that long ago prices where going to fall by quite a bit. That did not last long or did it even happen much at all?

Irish power crunch could be prompting AWS to ration compute resources

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Re: Irony

Shame you can not get power from rain, I hear Ireland gets lots of that. -----> Coat to stop me getting wet from all that rain :)

Reform of USA's Section 702 spying rule may make it to a vote this week

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Or

It may not!

Sleuths who cracked Zodiac Killer's cipher thank the crowd

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Re: Infamy

Or the killings where done by different people. Maybe one was the real target the others to make it look like a serial killer, with the ciphers being written also by someone else.

AI will reduce workforce, say 41% of surveyed executives

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Re: If

If a sufficiently sophisticated robot is not available redesign the job until current robotics can do it?

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If

If AI was intelligent then all jobs could be replaced by AI!

Want to keep Windows 10 secure? This is how much Microsoft will charge you

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Not wanting windows 11

Or just not wanting to replace a perfectly good PC which does not meet the requirements for windows 11?

Ransomware gang did steal residents' confidential data, UK city council admits

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The leaked files include scans of residents' identification documents such as passports and driving licenses, bank statements, and various official council forms for matters regarding rent, social housing, and more.

Once the documents have been used to prove identification why are the kept. If they must be kept why are they kept online?

Security pioneer Ross Anderson dies at 67

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Re: Retiremant Age

Sure if your pension will support you giving up work is easy, if not not so easy.

Ex-White House CIO tells The Reg: TikTok ban may be diplomatic disaster

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Influence rather than data privacy

Is China looking to influence what America thinks and how it acts?

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Would not be the first time something was removed by either Apple or Google after people have purchased something (you buy it even if the cost is zero)

OpenAI claims its software can clone your voice from 15 seconds of you talking

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Re: April 1

Like they even can?

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Re: April 1

Was posted in the afternoon, so if it was it was late :0

TSMC boss says one-trillion transistor GPU is possible by early 2030s

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Does it scale that way?

Intel 4004 used 0.5 watt for 2300 transistor scale that up to 1 Trillion and you get about 217,391,304W, I would hope for some efficiency gain but it is still going to use a lot of power

Sega grabs tech layoff baton and dumps couple hundred Euro staff

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Re: "Who would want to work in games development?"

I am glad it is working out great for you, but sadly I do not think everywhere is the same.

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Who would

Want to work in games development if it is not lay off it it long hours in crunch periods.

Hillary Clinton: 2024 will be 'ground zero' for AI election manipulation

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4 Billion to "vote"

I wonder how many of them have a meaningful choice at the ballot box?

Amazon fined in Europe for screwing shoppers with underhand dark patterns

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I wonder

If they can use the fine to offset their profits and so pay less tax?

CEO of UK's National Grid warns of datacenters' thirst for power

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Not something new

May be the head of the grid should have planned for this rather than complain about it not being planned for?

Ransomware can mean life or death at hospitals. DEF CON hackers to the rescue?

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Re: Another solution...

Fine until some fines a way to turn it into a new way to SWAT someone.

BOFH: So you want more boardroom tech that no one knows how to use

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Re: Solar Powered Plane?

I could not do it but considering food is just an inefficient way to store solar energy (plants {and animals that eat them} get their energy from the sun) then a number of people have already done it and quite a few under a year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Around_the_world_cycling_record

Euclid space telescope needs de-icing

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Re: Traffic Lights

That is the problem, they are not squeezing the water off correctly and freezing on the lens.

DARPA tasks Northrop Grumman with drafting lunar train blueprints

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Space Gravy

In space no one can hear you slurping on the gravy train.

Virgin Media sets up 'smart poles' next to cabinets to boost mobile network capacity

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Smart Poles

Do they import them from Poland?

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Re: "digital electricity" technology

You die but the kit is fine.

Swift enters safe mode over gyro issue while NASA preps patch to shake it off

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Re: Amazing

One gyro breaks and it breaks down, no automatic roll over when it fails. Not what I would call great engineering.

What strange beauty is this? Microsoft commits to two more non-subscription Office editions

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Sorry

What is to stop Microsoft in a few months or years saying "Due to technical reason we are going to have to close it down, but you can buy another licenses to get the new next version of Office "something or other"

Edit: Windows 10 was going to be the last version of Windows until it was not.

Grok-1 chatbot model released – open source or open Pandora's box?

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Does?

Having nearly 6 time the parameters make it nearly six time better, or just need a massive amount more resources?

Sunak's defunct SaaS scheme spent seven percent of budget designed to help 100,000 SMEs

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How much

How much would a company have to spend in order to get the full 5K discount?