* Posts by Randy Hudson

147 posts • joined 1 Nov 2009


Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft speech-to-text AI systems can't understand black people as well as whites

Randy Hudson

Siri: Cut me some slack, Jack! Chump don' want no help, chump don't GET da help!

Beyond JAMstack: Next.js creator on hybrid rendering, TypeScript and Visual Studio Code

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Next.js is written in TypeScript I believe, not JavaScript.

Researchers trick Tesla into massively breaking the speed limit by sticking a 2-inch piece of electrical tape on a sign

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This only worked because the car was on an unknown road. For existing roads, data already exists including the speed limit, so there no need to rely on road signs.

Microsoft crack habit reports: User claims Surface Laptop 3 screen fractured again after repair

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Re: Suction

The problem is the lack of rubber between the "glass" and the aluminum bezel. The rubber is needed due to differences in the two materials' thermal expansion properties.

Best buds? Apple must be fuming: Samsung's wireless earphones boast 11 hours of listening on a single charge

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Do they come in green

So I can look exactly like Shrek?

Boeing aircraft sales slump to historic lows after 737 Max annus horribilis

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Why the thumbs down? Are there readers who enjoy numbers being improperly labeled?

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Gareth please proof read your article

"..last year came to just 54 aircraft"

"Deliveries of new aircraft to customers halved to 380"

Both of these numbers can't be right. Seems like that should say 54 orders, which is a meaningless piece of data.

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Re: "This is what happens when you scrimp on software dev, testing and docs"

No, it says 890 planes down to 54 orders, even though it makes no sense to compare these two numbers. Poorly written article, or perhaps written for dramatic effect?

If you read it carefully, they delivered 380 planes, compared to 890 planes before. 54 was the total number of orders, which is not an interesting number since obviously some orders were for multiple planes.

WebAssembly gets nod from W3C and, most likely, an embrace from cryptojackers online

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“ Wasm has the potential to run much faster than JavaScript, as much as 20x faster”

So it’s java?

Apple's credit card caper probed over sexism claims – after women screwed over on limits

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No, it did it based on her indicating she had little or no annual income.

How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still

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Production machine?

“ I’m not updating a single machine yet. Definitely not production ones ”

WTF is a production Mac?

Don't let your dreams be dreams! Itty-bitty space shuttle to ride into orbit on a Vulcan Centaur

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Just do it!

Enjoyed the throwback Shia LaBeouf reference!

Captain, we've detected a disturbance in space-time. It's coming from Earth. Someone audited the Kubernetes source

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What up ZX?

He's coming for your floppy: Linus Torvalds is killing off support for legacy disk drive tech

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Missed opportunity

Coming for your floppy diks

Google pays out $13m to make Wi-Spy scandal go away: Bung goes to peeps and privacy orgs

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Re: Not enough

They had to change it from the original "Do no evil", which people heard and often correctly written down as "Do know evil"

We listened to more than 3 hours of US Congress testimony on facial recognition so you didn't have to go through it

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Misread that

At first I read that as:

“Feces maybe the final frontier of privacy”

Is nothing sacred?

Boeing admits 737 Max sims didn't accurately reproduce what flying without MCAS was like

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I thought Denzel Washington already showed us how to handle this scenario.

User secures floppies to a filing cabinet with a magnet, but at least they backed up daily... right?

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Pore is a verb now?

We'll help you get your next fix... maybe, we'll think about it, says FTC: 'Right to repair' mulled

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The FTC will never get this right. Hopefully California will, to the rest of our benefits.

You got a smart speaker but you're worried about privacy. First off, why'd you buy one? Secondly, check out Project Alias

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This is how Alexa works already. It doesn’t send a constant stream of audio to Amazon just to detect whether you’ve said “Alexa”. This is just identical to what’s already in place, but uses a different word to activate

London Gatwick Airport reopens but drone chaos perps still not found

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By that argument, there shouldn’t be any law against murdering someone.

Alexa heard what you did last summer – and she knows what that was, too: AI recognizes activities from sound

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“activities and and context”

The grammar checker I used 30 years ago would check errors like this, and that was for stuff only my teacher would be reading. Is this a tech site?

Get a grip, literally: Clumsy robots can't nab humans' jobs just yet

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Re: Screw the people this will put out of work then.

Yes, similar to the invention of the tractor.

Less work for humans means smaller percentage of your life wasted working. You spending power per hour worked increase. What's wrong with that?

Select few to watch World Cup in 4K high dynamic range colour on BBC iPlayer

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I can get 900Mbps most days, but it's typically the guy on the other end that's the bottleneck. Is BBC's service available in the US?

Microsoft, Google: We've found a fourth data-leaking Meltdown-Spectre CPU hole

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How does JavaScript read any memory that hasn't been previously initialized by the interpreter for its use? If that were possible, then your script could have non-deterministic behavior?

Intel’s first 10nm CPU is a twin-core i3 destined for a mid-range Lenovo

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Article's used "Intel’s" to mean possession (as expected), but then "Intel has", and then "Intel is". Are you trying to make reading unpleasant? Reading's easier without so many contractions.

Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' – lawsuit

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The trackpad is a close second

Let's kick the tyres on Google's Android P... It's not an overheating wreck, but UX is tappy

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UX designs are getting dumber and dumber. Why does every icon need to be a circle (first screenshot)?

Oh dear... Netizens think 'private' browsing really means totally private

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Both the AC and Chrome's own incognito message left out an important bit. Not only are any newly-established cookies eventually tossed out, but equally important, any existing cookies from your normal browser usage are kept separate from the cookies used in the private/incognito mode.

It's like sitting down at a new device/browser install, using it for the first time, and nuking it when you're done.

Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together they're a phishing threat

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What is secure about Netflix allowing you to register an email address that you don't own?

Britain's 4G is slower than Armenia's

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Is this really an issue for anyone?? I'm getting 40Mbps down on LTE right now. Enough for two 4K video streams. What are people doing on their phones?

Mind the gap: Men paid 18.6% more than women in Blighty tech sector

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the average gender pay gap...

That calculation was on the basis of the median hourly pay gap

Make up your mind. Words mean things.

Hubble sharpens measurement of distance to ancient cluster

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7800 Light Years?!

So this other galaxy is inside the Milky Way?

No Falcon Way: NASA to stick with SLS, SpaceX more like space ex

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Give NASA some credit. They were lifting twice the payload of the Flacon in the 60s.

Meet the open sorcerers who have vowed to make Facebook history

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Re: Yolk? Seriously? I'm oeuffended!

As one of my professors used to say, "If you haven't bothered to read it, why should I? "

Uber's disturbing fatal self-driving car crash, a new common sense challenge for AI, and Facebook's evil algorithms

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Looks like the headlights were not properly adjusted. You couldn't see the bike until it was less than 40 feet away

Intel: Our next chips won't have data leak flaws we told you totally not to worry about

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Can anyone explain how JavaScript, which runs on a virtual machine and can't access memory that hasn't been initialized by that VM, could read data from another process?

Fermi famously asked: 'Where is everybody?' Probably dead, says renewed Drake equation

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Re: Not useful

You seem to assume that EM emissions can only be unintentionally leaked into space.

Java EE renamed 'Jakarta EE' after Big Red brand spat

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How is Jakarta any different than Java?

Apple to devs: Code for the iPhone X or nothing from April onwards

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Can apps built using the 11 SDK still run on iOS 10? If not, there's going to be a lot of phone that can't run new apps.

Who wants dynamic dancing animations and code in their emails? Everyone! says Google

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Re: Yet ANOTHER reason!

I think "minimal HTML viewer" meant one that only views content inline in the message. So inline CSS would be OK. Inline images would be OK. But I'm pretty sure the OP meant one that doesn't make any kind of outbound HTTP call when viewing the message.

Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)

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How about "black hole"?

PSA: If your security starts and ends with bug bounties, you're gonna have a bad time

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What does Jimmy Fallon know about security?

Nvidia: Using cheap GeForce, Titan GPUs in servers? Haha, nope!

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Can car manufacturers start doing this? (You use just as much software to drive your car)

One per cent of all websites probably p0wned each year, say boffins

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Thumbs for the optative subjunctive.

Get ready for laptop-tab-smartphone threesomes from Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Qualcomm

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Re: "binge watch TV shows for 12 hours straight"

> I prefer a non-battery dependent paper based entertainment delivery

Why is that medium so superior to video/audio? When Gutenberg made books a reality for common folk, I wonder if there were oral storytelling zealots who were just as annoying.

Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980 – and they worked!

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What are the chances of a civilization seeing and retrieving either craft before it crashes into some other planet or sun?

Guilty: NSA bloke who took home exploits at the heart of Kaspersky antivirus slurp row

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Am I the only one

...concerned that AV software needs to upload random content from my computer to the cloud? AV software should only need to download the latest signatures.



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