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Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean AI's not after you


Re: Horses *did* protest

"Great, with AI we can get rid of a bunch of employees and save money"


"Perhaps with AI we can have people doing more interesting things, and take away a lot of the drudgery"

boil down to exactly the same thing.

Apple exec defends 8GB $1,599 MacBook Pro, claims it's like 16GB in a PC


Re: Insult to injury

It is, but then the company would have had to pay someone to remove the kit from the premises and recycle it proporly.

So he saved them money really.

YouTube cares less for your privacy than its revenues


Re: Cognitive dissonance

But then, if they showed adverts that fitted you perfectly you would complain about their surveillance, wouldn't you?

Apple jacks prices to juice profits because $19.3B a quarter isn't enough


If 90% of the offer is crap, why bother with piracy?

SpaceX accused of paying less to women and minority engineers


Re: I just don't get this....

They don't pay any less than what she agreed to.

But of course, we all know women are nothing but damsels in distress who need to be rescued.

Amazon had secret algorithm to hike prices, claims FTC


You really think that people in this site don't know how cookies work?

In any case, imdb is owned by Amazon, you can even log-in with your amazon account password.


The FTC should make a decision

The should either blame Amazon for reducing prices to stuff it to the competion or for raising prices to milk the customers, claming both is bizarre.

Guild behind actors' strike fears video game workers also at risk from AI


Haven't you read the offer the studios made to the WGA?

They agreed to pretty much everything they asked for, including AI controls, except for the size of the writer's room.

They don't want to have fewer writers in the shows they have left, but they don't want to have to hire more of them either.

The reasoning made by the guild about getting more writers so they learn the business makes sense, but not at 11,000 dollars per week.


" So how much is 1 minute of my monthly Netflix or Prime sub work?"

I think this is the question that completely breaks the economics of streaming services, you either have hundreds of millions of subscribers or you go bankrupt.

All these current services are going to have to consolidate like crazy if the studios don't want to go under with them.


And then it took a little over ten years to go from the awesome CGI in Iron man to the horror of Ant-man 3.

ChatGPT is not taking over writer's jobs, they are losing them because streamers are tired of losing billions and they have stopped greenlighting everything, even Netflix, the only ones making any money, have had to stop doing it.


Re: Yep I give it ~5 years or so

" but there won't be any new stars "

Oh dear me, how will I know what to think without their guidance?

IT needs more brains, so why is it being such a zombie about getting them?


"For a tiny percent of the world's tech revenues, a new, universal, and frankly fabulous education system could be built and deployed with the help of the finest pedagogues available"

So many people around the world thinking that extremily complex problems can be easily solved as long as enough money is thrown at them.

Sweet summer childs.

And before you reply with the obvious counterpoint, no, I don't think they can be solved without money.

Google wants to takes a byte out of Oracle workloads with PostgreSQL migration service


Re: Yeah, right!

Could that be what prompted the service mentioned in the last paragraph of the article?

"In May, EDB launched a so-called "risk free" Oracle migration service in which customers signing a two-year contract to run a 64-core instance of PostgreSQL would not start paying until the new system is up and running and has been tested"

UK flights disrupted by 'technical issue' with air traffic computer system


Re: always a network issue

Like Reg readers, you know, the ones that submit an endless stream of 'Who me?' stories.

4 in 5 Chromebooks sold to US students in Q2 as demand rises


I remember being 15 years old and being amazed that I had used a ballpen until the ink ran out.

But maybe you could do that since you were three.

Douglas Adams was right: Telephone sanitizers are terrible human beings


Re: Agree but...

Yeah, I never could take the ending of "The Stars my destination" seriously becouse of this.


Re: Real Sanitizers

Nothing at all, in fact he documented how a lack of telephone sanitasers doomed a whole planet to extinction.

Producers allegedly sought rights to replicate extras using AI, forever, for just $200


"You cannot expect to buy someone's likeness, their soul if you will"

We used to laugh at people who thought that cameras would capture their souls, but politics come along, and suddenly, yes, that's exactly what they do.

288 arrested in multinational Monopoly Market takedown


Re: Fentanyl

Yeah, after all the article talks about people in the US buying it in bulk and making pills without a mention of where it had been originally produced.

But don't worry, nobody expects politicals nuts, of any persuation, to have any kind of contact with reality.

Child-devouring pothole will never hurt a BMW driver again


Enough people complained about that, so they want back to the old system.

I remember this every time I see a car in which all the buttons have been replaced by a touch screen.

Deplatforming hate forums doesn't work, British boffins warn


Of course they were far right, they didn't want their property burned, that disagreement clearly show they were nothing but facists whose property deserved to be burned.

Oh, and I didn't mention who was responsible for burning anyhting, I was just explaining the real meaning of words, you see, I am sick and tired of seeing normies saying that political fans like you do nothing but lie.

Of course, you don't, definitions matter.


"Antifa just means “Anti-Facist”"

After all, as we all know, violent extremists that go around beating people always tell the truth, so if they say they are anti facist, then they are.

It so easy, you just have to use the right definitions:

Facist: adj, anyone who dares to disagree with me about anything.

See? Case closed.


'mostly peaceful demostration': expresion to use while a building burns in the background.

Google's $100b bad day demo may be worth the price


Re: Imagine

Train it do what?

What could possibly come out of it?

LibreOffice 7.5 update: A great time to jump on this FOSS productivity suite


Re: Re-Write

If they did that it would take them, easily, 10 years just to be at the state LibreOffice is now, in the meantime current users would have to keep using the current version, they would just switch to something else.

Also, many bugs come from edge cases nobody would predict in advance, rewritting from scratch means reintroducing those bugs.

Refactoring old code may be hard, boring, thankless work, but it does work.

FOSS could be an unintended victim of EU crusade to make software more secure


"That it annoys libertarians is just a free bonus."

Political nuts, like religous fanatics, just can't stop assaulting you with their preaching.

Microsoft: You're not out of love with cloud, you're just 'optimizing' it for a bit


Re: Looks like MS have also optimised their cloud this morning

Absolutely, after all, who had ever heard of a Microsoft product failing before today?

Musk: Twitter will have 1 billion monthly users inside 18 months


Re: The problem with bad journalism

Ad networks have been telling content makers that writing clickbait about Musk brings in the big bucks, so they do..

Elon Musk issues ultimatum to Twitter staff: Go hardcore or go home


Re: Just a thought

Twitter needed discrediting?

Twitter engineer calls out Elon Musk for technical BS in unusual career move


Re: Bit klunky, but...

Seriously, the elections have already happened, can we stop putting political shit into every fucking thread?

Tesla rival Rivian posts losses of $1.7b, with worse to come


Re: F**k me. 12 years to *start* producing an EV....

Amazon already own about 20% of Rivian.

Unlucky for some: Meta chops 13% of global workforce


So very nice of you to think that at least some of them will have marketable skills.

You don't have a lot of respect for the working class, do you?

CEO told to die in a car crash after firing engineers who had two full-time jobs


Re: Sniffed them out?

Yes, good points, after all saying "Their early performance was really bad", doesn't let us know if the performance was meeting expectations.


Could it be why the statement says

"Their early performance was really bad, and fortunately we have great managers who sniffed them out very quickly"


China dumps dud chips on Russia, Moscow media moans


Re: Russian SMO

"whilst Ukraine is not allowed to attack inside Russia."

They haven't had much of a problem attacking military targets in Belgorod.

It is close to the frontier though.


Re: Other rules may apply

Unfortunately many people forget Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #35, Peace is good for business, until rule 34 applies.

Zuckerberg: Yes, Facebook kept Hunter Biden's laptop under wraps


Re: Why do people ignore facts?

Because, being a political fan you can't even admit you made a mistake with your math.

Political nuts will be nuts, and then whine about why nobody pays them any attention.


Re: Why do people ignore facts?

"There is zero evidence of that, except in the fever dreams of idiots like Hannity.

There is 100000000000x more evidence of Trump crimes than Joe Biden crimes"

So, you want to prosecute Trumpf on zero evidence?

Edited because I remembered people usually disconect their brains when it comes to anything political, so please let me remind you what happens when you multiply by zero.

Computer glitches harmed 'nearly 150' patients after Oracle Cerner system go-live


Re: Unknown problems

I guess you are on the spectrum, since your hardware can't detect sarcasm you have to keep in mind that it exists.

Microsoft accidentally turned off hardware requirements for Windows 11


Re: Win 10 is good enough

A few months ago, we upgraded a CAD/CAM suite to the lastest version that requieres Win10, and I asked "Many computers are still in Win7, will it work?" and they answerd "sure, there is a workaround".

Yeah, except that after installing the programs in those computers, printing would stop working, first in one computer, then another, then another,...

And they didn't support Win7, so the only solution was to upgrade to Win10.

And so it will be with Win11, we may loath it all we want, we may say that not having a local account isn't acceptable, but we will have to bend the knee.

I may use Linux exclusively at home and have Linux servers at work, but that CAD/CAM suite is not going to be available for Linux any time soon, or ever really.

VMware customers have watched Broadcom's acquisitions and don't like what they see


Re: Broadcom does do software

"The world as shown in 'A Handmaids Tale' is coming ever closer"

You were doing so well, why did you have to tell us you are a political nut?

Oh, yes, of course, because you are a political nut.

Uber, Meta to reduce hiring as stocks slide


Re: the need to reassure investors

In Uber's case I think the technical term to describe them is 'rubes'

Study: How Amazon uses Echo smart speaker conversations to target ads


Re: Not Just Amazon

Same router IP?

Elon Musk set to buy Twitter in $44b deal, promises stuff


Re: If..

He was?

I mean, if that happened and someone died in the panic, wouldn't he be charged with manslaughter?


Re: Just charge for access

Communists are often outraged when you tell them that fascism is just communism in which the slaves are given a little freedom.

Just a little,mind you.

Elon Musk says he can get $46.5bn to buy Twitter


Thing is his wealth is in his share of his companies and, after the peasants take them over, they wouldn't be worth anything much.


Re: Ah, the beauty of having all the money in the world

Absolutely, that's why no bank went broke in 2007-09.

Growing US chip output an 'expensive exercise in futility', warns TSMC founder


Re: To paraphrase

Those chips factories are very fragile, I am sure the goverment wouldn't allow them to be taken in working shape.


Re: To paraphrase

How many of the recently graduated ones are unemployed?

Five Eyes nations fear wave of Russian attacks against critical infrastructure


Re: I have just one question

You mean, like bricking viasat routers?