* Posts by Snowy

885 posts • joined 29 May 2009

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Oracle lands London council deal for £12m ERP project

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Re: The local authority, one of 33 London borough councils...

No local authority is truly unique needs when compared to the other local authority. They all broadly do the same thing.

Software-defined silicon is coming for telecom kit later this year

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That 5G uses more power to run than 4G in it's current implementation.

NASA circles August in its diary to put Artemis I capsule in Moon orbit

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Re: Very exciting!

Hope the light at the end of the tunnel is not an on coming train.

More than $100m in cryptocurrency stolen from blockchain biz

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$10 Bn loss

Wonder how much the market has gone down this year.

NASA wants nuclear reactor on the Moon by 2030

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Re: Are you stupid????

Mars poisonous, small and energy poor about the worse place to go unless the sun warms up a bit.

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Re: Space bar

no goldfish either...

Xi Jinping himself weighs in on how Big Tech should deploy FinTech

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Re: China paints the bans as unfair economic warfare – as it would

Does make me think is the Made in China 2025 policy also unfair?

MIC 2025 is an initiative which strives to secure China's position a global powerhouse in high-tech industries. The aim is to reduce China's reliance on foreign technology imports and invest heavily in its own innovations in order to create Chinese companies that can compete both domestically and globally.

https://nhglobalpartners.com/made-in-china-2025/

Plot to defeat crypto meltdown: Solend votes to seize, liquidate whale account

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Re: Grrr!

Whale is also used for someone who spends a lot of free to play games.

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Re: "we've been unable to get the whale to reduce their risk, or even get in contact with them"

Not only did they "invest" $107 million they took out $108 million in loans and now they can not contact them!

Looks to me they have used them to cash out, they should not expect to get repaid.

Amazon fears it could run out of US warehouse workers by 2024

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Nowhere did I say it was a good idea and if I did I'm saying it now I think prison labor is very bad, it is why I compared it to slavery, which in essence it is.

As for the military helmets problem, how many military projects have delivered poor quality without the involvement of prison labor?

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Maybe Amazon needs to make their own energy drink they could brand it Amazombie

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Like it but the problem is will HR do the any useful work?

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Re: They don't need Musk

Then have everything delivered by drone... ----> how it ends.

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Could be what they mean by:

<quote>Another option could be to let Amazon's HR division play a greater role in selecting the location for new warehouses in order to maximize the labor pool. "Our longer-term strategy... is to apply labor forecasts to future site selection," the report read.</quote>

Just change labor to penal labor.

From https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/09/prison-labor-in-america/406177/

The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”

By Whitney Benns

Long term they just want to replace everyone with robots.

This startup says it can glue all your networks together in the cloud

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Glue

and when it breaks someone else can make some more glue to glue the bits together.

Never fear, the White House is here to tackle web trolls

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Re: can I see it (as in watch him give the speech) without breaking copyright?

I could if it was not currently sold out

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Re: be careful what you wish for

Yes I could hear it there or I could even read it somewhere else but can I see it (as in watch him give the speech) without break copyright?

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Re: be careful what you wish for

I would see the Martin Luther King speech but it is copyrighted until 2058 or later if copyright is extended again.

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Re: Finger-Wagging

Every time gun control comes up gun sales go up too.

Workers win vote to form first-ever US Apple Store union

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Re: I wonder

Just what I was thinking.

AI's most convincing conversations are not what they seem

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Maybe once

We can find and define what intelligence is then we can figurer out what AI is

Cookie consent crumbles under fresh UK data law proposals

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What is Impact Assessment?

Follow this three step program.

Step one

Hit it with a hammer! Did this break it? yes your done! no continue to step two

Step two

Hit it harder! Did this break it? yes your done! no continue to step three

Step three

Get a bigger hammer and repeat from step one.

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Re: Review of risk

Depends on how happy you are for all your browser history to be collected and then sold.

Leave that sentient AI alone a mo and fix those racist chatbots first

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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep again?

The latest reboot he dies in the first scene to be replace by young woman named Dan

Will optics ever replace copper interconnects? We asked this silicon photonics startup

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Re: What's faster than the speed of light?

the speed of dark?

Inverse Finance stung for $1.2 million via flash loan attack

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Re: Incompetence or scam?

or clever inside job.

Airbus flies new passenger airplane aimed at 'long, thin' routes

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Re: Must do better ...

Special assistance almost feels like cheating.

Some airlines will upgrade to larger leg room for free.

Also remember the queue bypass also works when you land going through immigration has never been so easy.

Microsoft readies Windows Autopatch to free admins from dealing with its fixes

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My machine

I say when to patch but I guess this is part of Windows 11 idea of while you pay for the machine Microsoft owns it.

Adobe lowers 2022 forecast, blames Ukraine war, strong dollar

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Re: Blame

A case of do mention the war!

Nothing says 2022 quite like this remote-controlled machine gun drone

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Re: It's a dalek

that or a very primitive cyberman, but you just wait until it is upgraded!

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Re: Cutting the cable

Rather than sending some boys out with a remote detonator just connect you own wire and camera and blow it up when you see it as got home.

Or rig the explosives to detonate once it stop moving and detects motion nearby.

Heineken says there’s no free beer, warns of phishing scam

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Re: There needs to be a clear message

Nice but a more general message is:

You can't trust anything that you see on social media

Atos, UK government reach settlement on $1 billion Met Office supercomputer dispute

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Re: Weather Forecasting

Depends on how to define "gloriously hot" if by that you mean over 15c and not raining much then yes it has been.

Meta slammed with eight lawsuits claiming social media hurts kids

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Facebook

Facebook is not social media it is an advertising platform that began at Harvard University in 2003 as Facemash, an online service for students to judge the attractiveness of their fellow students.

Toxic to start and still toxic

AI and ML could save the planet – or add more fuel to the climate fire

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Too late far too late

The world is already burring.

If we consider water vapor is be a great green house gas and a warming world the atmosphere can hold more. This will lead to a warmer world and yet more water vapor.

If we have hit the tipping point already it is just a matter of time before the world dies all without us doing anything else.

Why chasing the AI dragon may force big tech to take sustainability seriously

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Re: Greenwashing

Sorry I'll correct myself there is no place in the world where you can live for under $2 a day, some 700 million ( no where near 40% of the world population) may subsists but that is not living.

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Re: Greenwashing

There is no place in the western world where if you live have a place to live that you can live for under $2 a day.

Google has more reasons why it doesn't like antitrust law that affects Google

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So easy to kills laws

If it looks like a law you do not want is going to pass just add a rider to for something many would not agree on and the bill will be dead before you can blink.

For example statehood for Washington DC, looked like that was going to pass a few years ago until a rider was added that would have abolished all gun control.

So to kill this just add a rider that would outlaw all private gun ownership in the US and this will be deader than a very dead thing.

Makers of ad blockers and browser privacy extensions fear the end is near

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Re: Does anyone need more justification

but no d) you can turn it off?

Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh resigns after being added to EU sanctions list

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Yet more sanctions

Meanwhile Russia is happy to trade with China, it is not going broke not selling oil and gas to the EU while China is happy to buy it.

Taser maker offers electric-shock drones to stop school shootings

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Cameras with guns.

If the school is covered with camera do not bother putting in drones just mount a gun to all the cameras.

Police lab wants your happy childhood pictures to train AI to detect child abuse

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If "they" are to be believed

Watching violent movies or playing violent games makes you violent what does looking at these images do to the officials that look at them? /s

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Re: The great trust pairing

Going through your financial records I am sorry to inform you but they already do that.

You move more than £10K the bank has to inform the authorities and I am not sure what other checks this will trigger.

To cut off all nearby phones with these Chinese chips, this is the bug to exploit

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Re: Google will roll out this fix in its upcoming Android Security bulletin

Only two updates in 18months that is not very many, when was the last one? Was it over a year ago?

Also a 18months old phone is not very old.

Algorithm spots 104 asteroids in huge piles of data

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The mighty Algorithm.

It is good when all it took was a massive amount of cloud computing power and they did not feel the need to say they applied "AI"

Fusion won't avert need for climate change 'sacrifice', says nuclear energy expert

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It is the poorest who are asked to make the biggest sacrifice for the climate.

SEC probes Musk for not properly disclosing Twitter stake

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Yes it has taken rather a long time for this probe to start when it was very clear he broken the rules.

Experts: AI inventors' designs should be protected in law

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AI

Until AI becomes self-aware then it is just a tool and can a tool hold a patent. No but the person who used the tool can.

AI-designed COVID-19 drug nominated for preclinical trial

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The next.

Only 10 to 15 years (on average) from preclinical trials to the drug being ready. This read more like a company looking for some funding than announcing a treatment.

Biden tours Samsung fab, talks chip cooperation with South Korea

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Re: Welp... there goes that.

Also what one pressident starts the next one ignores.

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