Yes, yes, but "whatever app" does not compare to Doom!
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Defamation is very tricky.
Now, if I now would suggest that all of the Aussies are idiots, would that be defamation? Australian law does have a lot in common with British law. By that standard, should calling the island dwellers(*), west off of the continental European land, all a bunch of daft fuckers be considered defamatory? Or do I need to specify each single person and give each a label of "suck it" before it becomes defamatory?
Imagine a search engine finding this comment...or even the internet archive... Tricky business indeed.
(*)El Reg excluded, of course, being Spanish by name and containing French contributions.
Yes, the alien in me is working hard to convince you all. The more controversy, the more we can work unobserved and hide that we are already here.
No, I wont get that probe out of your backside. Don't scratch, get used to it. We used asteroid water to clean it, honest.
Is it Friday already? Gotta know when to hit the pub.
Don't mind the bribes. Don't mind the drugs. Don't mind the accounting "errors". We need capitalism to prevent us from having less monetary privileges than the neighbours. We need more, don't mind how, just more.
When the convicted are released early to save you and your country, you should take a step back and sincerely start wondering whether you are doing it wrong.
Human creators? Humans? Aren't they outdated? The art world has found its new darling and it is called AI. No need for puny fragile little humans to meddle no more. Out with the old, in with the new. AIs for the win. And the publisher's pockets, of course.
(see icon; denial will be swiftly dealt with and surely prosecuted, no choice)
It is a must to have copyright protection. How else can the publishers and their representatives survive the next 1000 years? They need the income from any and all source to flow in the right direction! And it is a sure winner with AI's lifespan virtually being infinite. Yes, what they always wanted, infinite term copyright.
For the good of creation, there is no choice. AI's must enjoy copyright protection. Who else will pay for the electricity bill?
If my phone doesn't work and I complain to my phone provider, they don't accuse me of willfully using my phone to call other people, do they?
Please do not give these corps new excuses. Before you know it, the telephone company refuses to accept telephone numbers.
Yes, but that says something about the quality of the hash algorithm used. To qualify it must adhere to cryptographic principles. Actually, being a bit pedantic, SHA-1 lost the "cryptographic" qualification once collisions were detected and exploited.
It still has nothing to do with encryption or decryption because a hash is strictly one-way and encryption can be undone with decryption. You can never ever reverse a hash; the data is lost in the process of hashing and reduced to a hash value.
...the pesky old SHA-1 encryption algorithm...
The SHA-1 algorithm has no encryption properties whatsoever. It cannot encrypt or decrypt anything at all.
The SHA-1 algorithm is a hashing algorithm used to identify a message or block of data in a unique way but using only a small string of numbers, or hash value.
However, as noted, the old algorithm cannot uniquely identify messages or data because collisions have been found (same hash value for different input). You can no longer use the hash value for identification/integrity purposes once collisions are known to happen and the algorithm must be retired.
To be fair, the company set the minimum storage needed for a fresh install of Windows 11 at 64GB...
They used to have the Wintel cartel. Maybe they have made similar deals with storage providers and are demanding kickbacks from all flash-chips sold? Would be a lucrative business model.
Please send a cleaning team if this turns out not to be a joke. They need to mop up the blood from my floor after I'm done hitting my head against the wall.
"We don't care about vulnerabilities; we care about exploits,"
That is a very arrogant statement.
Apparently, then, the only way to qualify is to show how fucked their systems are by exploiting them. That is the wrong signal to send. You should fix it all before an exploit comes into play. That will save time and money, for all of us.
I guess we see here why that company dropped the bit about not being evil from its modus operandi.
One meter difference does make optical interferometry quite unusable. Maybe they cut off some extra digits up to the nanometer scales to prevent us from getting too confused?
But then, the "approximately 22,000 miles" statement. I guess they are approximating interferometry on the mile boundaries. They must be listening in on the very low frequency AM transmissions coming from beyond the sun.
You do know that the sun's core is a gateway to another dimension, don't you? From there the aliens have been sending transmissions at low frequency. And surely, that we must pick up to join the intergalactic community. Rumours have it that the transmission contains the intergalactic community registration form.
Talking is good. Let me start by asking what the word 'ransomware' means to you? Why do you associate it with yourself? Do you associate it with anything else?
The answer could, maybe, be something like this:
Fsck you.#¤%&/((/&%¤#%&/&%¤#""¤%&/[AI encrypted itself, all data lost]
Could be... could be.
I am your ransomware for the day. I have encrypted half of your storage to get us started. Please have a seat and lets talk it through.
Must be a difficult job to get that one sorted out. We'd probably need a lot of therapists and asylums to handle this. Not sure for whom, the negotiators or the AIs.
...company’s (air)head of Fun...
This is the head you have in a carnival booth where you can throw darts at the head for money and gadgets. The row of heads is complemented with the developers of fine alerts.
These heads will only alert you if a dart hits them right in the eye. All other noises are ignorable and can simply be muted with a nice patch of duct tape. Scores are kept and the winner is the first to silence the alerts using only darts. You know the accuracy will improve with [icon] until you cannot hear anything anyway.
Kerosene is about 45 MJ/kg. At 15 kW and (hoped for) 20% efficiency they can optimally create one kilogram in 15000 seconds (just over 4 hours).
An A320 burns about 2500 kg/h kerosene. For one hour of flight it takes 10416 hours to produce the fuel. To put it all in perspective... you need to scale up with four order of magnitude just to support one plane.
There are, give or take, about 10000 planes in the air at any given time, some smaller, some larger. To support all planes you need to scale up with eight orders of magnitude. To make it worse; you need space for the mirrors. With the sun at about a kiloWatt per square meter and a scale of 15 times 108, you will need 1500 km2 constantly in the sun. Or, effectively, for the mirrors alone, you need four times the area around the globe to cover daylight and at least double that to mitigate clouds, accounting to about 12000 km2. Then you still need to place all the syngas installations and other infrastructure in place.
We are now talking the size of countries here, just to support our flying addiction.
(Darn, ninja'ed by Twanky)
...to address challenging societal or environmental issues that directly impact people’s lives...
And a smelly landfill is, of course, the first thing to hide in a fresh and pleasant natural nose pleaser.
Wouldn't it make sense to prevent the stinky to happen? Maybe not dumping stuff in huge mountains of crap? How about that new idea of a circular system of production and consumption? Oh, I get it, that would actually solve the problem instead of hiding it under a new cover of nice smelling chemicals causing new problems along the road which we will solve using more chemicals and profit.
While nicely formatted emails are very popular with marketing types...
Not only "marketing" types. There are loads of people who have no clue how to format properly and efficiently.
Most emails are very very simple and should be designed equally simple. KISS is still the important imperative, also with respect to interaction design. If you need complex designs then you are almost certainly (99.99%) doing it wrong. As simple as that.
Providing too many ways of formatting in the client always leads to added complexity and that, inevitably, results in bugs and problems.
The fault lies with both the client systems and message designers. It is necessary to send me a 50 kB message to say "Hello, welcome to XYZ"? Or even a larger message to list 10 items? This is design bloat because we allow too much and think too little. I'd almost want resource-limited systems back so we all must think before we leap.
Advanced mathematics for politically active people: You forgot the 100 kW for lighting up the sky and the 100 kW for the (hungry) games. Then you have the 100 kW for your bicycles and the 100 kW allocated to the Pub (important).
Then you still have 100 kW left... where to use all that power...
The article is a bit negative on the achievement. The fact that they are "years behind" does not matter for all areas in the chip making business. Many, really many chips are on large nodes. They do not need the very fine features or process to work.
What we see is a fast catch-up process. Get the bulk first and the details will come later. As said, they have infinite money to invest into self-sufficiency. Does it matter that it still takes years? No, it does not. Once they are there, they are unstoppable. And with China's top-ordered push to the top we will see it sooner than later. What we see here is just one step.
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