* Posts by Nightkiller

177 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Nov 2009


Study suggests AI cruise control could kill traffic jams by cutting out the 'intuition' factor


You can emulate this behaviour by looking at the brake lights of the second car in front of you, not the one in front. Technique requires that you hang back a bit to get a broader view of the situation. Eliminates the problem of the people in front of you braking for giant spiders.

Google wins lawsuit against alleged Russian botnet herders


Looks like all of the defendants are candidates for the Russian Diplomatic Corps.

SolarWinds reaches $26m settlement with shareholders, expects SEC action


Re: and yet....

Waiting to see if these were part of the shareholders who sued.

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


Re: Give Ukraine Nukes

No. But I do know that Democrat Political strongholds produce Democrat Political verdicts. A person of your calibre would be willfully writing this frame accordingly.


Re: Give Ukraine Nukes

"It is a tool of American imperialism"

Compared to what? Russian Imperialism?

How ICE became a $2.8b domestic surveillance agency


Just remember, every downvote is from a person who is suffering from a John Lennon "Imagine" earworm.

Google blocks paid apps from Play Store in Russia


Well, Sergei. You tried your best to help Mother Russia.

China again signals desire to shape IPv6 standards


Re: Just how would everything being internet addressable be helpful for china?

Last time I checked, my National Insurance Number could not tell me where I am eating lunch at the moment.

French court pulls SpaceX's Starlink license


Re: French court freezes out non-French competition

Every person in France has the right to say "L'Etat, c'est moi."

China’s cloud spend to more than triple in four years


Re: The scale of China...

I too have watched China for years and marveled at how they think allowing their country to turn into a chemical dump while not being able to feed its own people will not lead to consequences. Prepare to be amazed.

China launches test satellites for orbiting broadband service


Re: Nice low number?

If the purpose is to track where the connections are coming from the entire country - and ONLY the country - parts of which including rural areas are poorly connected… isn’t that obvious?


HPE sees 'no indication' its tech was sold to Chinese military, seeks answers from Uncle Sam on sanctions


Re: Colin Wilson 2 - Apple have got this right!

This is an internal law of a deal breaking sovereign state.


US bans Chinese firms – including one linked to HPE’s China JV – for feeding tech to Beijing's military


Re: Excuse me?


They have many representatives in Bradford and Manchester.

Rust dust-up as entire moderation team resigns. Why? They won't really say


Just allow the core developers to identify themselves as

Omniscient Lord/ Indifferent God

That should cover the lot.

Alibaba Cloud unveils home-spun 128-core Arm-compatible server processor


Re: China arm of ARM

Because the party says so.

Microsoft turns Windows Subsystem for Linux into an app for Windows


Re: Found a shortcut

Er, Don't you mean reinforcement of their virtue signaling?

Internet Archive's 2046 Wayforward Machine says Google will cease to exist


Re: They succeeded to eradicate the book

The problem with these predictions is that people read them and then subconsciously start to work towards fulfilling them.

Windows 11 in detail: Incremental upgrade spoilt by onerous system requirements and usability mis-steps


"what we put into 11 is [that] we are going to secure you by default."

Finally. After first promising "secure by default" in XP.

We have some sad news about Facebook. It has returned to the internet after six-hour mega outage


"Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now. Sorry for the disruption today – I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about."

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now. Sorry for the disruption today – I know how much you missed the targeted ads you care about.


IKEA: Cameras were hidden in the ceiling above warehouse toilets for 'health and safety'


Ikea: Swedish for "I Am Curious (Yellow and Blue)"

Fukushima studies show wildlife is doing nicely without humans, thank you very much


When will we start seeing frog's legs in sushi dishes?

Open-source software starts with developers, but there are other important contributors, too. Who exactly? Good question


Everyone gets a star these days.

Busy day in China: Xi Jinping announces tech-sharing, services export push and a bourse for startups


Re: You surely know it is bound to happen somewhere rotting/rotten.

You mean the Chinese State has the right to ask for/enhance the code you generate for your outsourced partners?

Volkswagen to stop making its best-selling product for Wolfsburg workers: VW-branded sausages


Re: Alternatively...

Kill All Humans Phase 2:

Pure Processed Vegetable matter fit for a pig.

McDonald's AI drive-thru bot accused of breaking biometrics privacy law


Re: Who's hungry, then?

There is Law and then there is Illinois Law. In a state where corruption is legendary, they need the privacy law to protect the corruption.

Google says its artificial intelligence is faster and better than humans at laying out chips for artificial intelligence


"allowing chip designers to be assisted by artificial agents with more experience than any human could ever gain."

When are Google and Neuralink going to get together? Somebody's got to be the boss here.

In this round of 'Real life or Black Mirror episode', drones that hunt down humans by listening to their screams


In Germany, no one can hear you scream.

FYI: Today's computer chips are so advanced, they are more 'mercurial' than precise – and here's the proof


Even CPUs are sensitive to Critical Race Theory. At some point you have to expect them to share their lived experience.

China all but bans cryptocurrencies


When can I get my GPU back?

Activist millionaires protest outside Jeff Bezos' homes to support tax rises for the rich


Re: Tax avoidance costs

That's not high enough profile virtue signaling. It has to be done by others or else you do not gain status.

Guy who wrote women are 'soft, weak, cosseted, naive' lasted about a month at Apple until internal revolt


Re: "I'm actually honest, self-deprecating, and funny"

You have the possibility of making a great scientific discovery by proving it yourself.

What not to expect when you're expecting: Fertility apps may be selling intimate health secrets


When was this ever not the case?


There's no such thing as a free lunch on the Internet, either. Where, oh, where is this Socialist paradise?

A trip to the dole queue: CEO of $2bn Bay Area tech biz says he was fired for taking LSD before company meeting


Explains a lot about the popularity of Critical Race Theory.

Key Perl Core developer quits, says he was bullied for daring to suggest programming language contained 'cruft'



Facebook's new hookup: A pair of submarine cables to link North America, Indonesia, Singapore


People like you will soon be demanding reparations for Abel's murder.

Outsourced techie gets 2-year sentence after trashing system of former client: 1,200 Office 365 accounts zapped


Court should also have imposed that he identify himself as an IT UnProfessional.

The Audacity of it all: Version 3.0 of open-source audio fave boasts new file format, 160+ bug fixes


Re: Detecting track breaks

I miss my PolderBits Software.

Vinyl did right by it.

ServiceNow bakes more ML, low code into Quebec release to push itself as all-encompassing workflow layer


Probably due to the proportion of the population employed by Public Services.

Huawei CFO's legal eagles take HSBC to court in Hong Kong to obtain evidence against US extradition


China expects the law to respect the party's wishes, not the facts.

A Code War has replaced The Cold War. And right now we’re losing it


Ah, yes. Software. The Internet.

This time, Utopia will be different.

Yeah, right.

'Meritless': Exam software maker under fire for suing teacher who tweeted links to biz's unlisted YouTube vids


Re: America is never shy

"Americans can be counted on to always do the right thing, once they've tried everything else"

-- Winston Churchill

IT contractor caught charging Uncle Sam expert rates for newbies, agrees to pay back $6m in settlement


The consultancy did this to avoid having to use H1B workers.

We know it's hard to get your kicks at work – just do it away from a wall switch powering anything important


Re: She should have been sacked

I don't get this. Desks are about 34" inches high. This desk had an open back and the operator was flailing about enough to hit the switch? Is the Genesis "Get 'em out by Friday" solution of halving the room's height to increase capacity implemented here?

Oh. You mean in Britain, electrical outlets have switches beside them to control them.

Silly me.

Windows' cloudy future: That Chrome OS advantage is Google's to lose


Why throw your lot in with a company like Google whose track record of Attention Deficit Syndrome is so solid?

House of Lords push internet legend on greater openness and transparency from Google. Nope, says Vint Cerf


Re: Just A.N.Other Global Operating Device Proving Wonderfully Different to Others

Hey, man. Who's your dealer?


This is wilful stupidity on Cerf's part.

No one is or should be asking for Google to divulge their technology. They are or should be free to do with it as they want.

Google, however, is not using the results of their technology to reflect the world as it is but as the way they wish it to be. That is what we object to.

Don't tell us to go Huawei, Chinese ambassadors tell UK and France


Uh, where else in the world are you mandated BY LAW to turn over all of the information you acquire to the government?

How many of these firms have the Government as a silent partner?

Free Software Foundation suggests Microsoft 'upcycles' Windows 7... as open source


Can't visualize Stallman's face in blue tantrum.

Geoboffins find the oldest matter on Earth: Ancient stardust created before the Solar System formed


This is real research.

Only impoverished graduate students know the smell of rotten peanut butter.