* Posts by Blank Reg

934 posts • joined 21 Jun 2011

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California accuses Tesla of false advertising over Autopilot

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Re: Self driving cars

if we ever get to the point that I can sit in the back seat and take a nap while the vehicle safely takes me to my destination then it will be fully self driving. Until then it's all a lie

Feds put $10m bounty on Putin pal accused of bankrolling US election troll farm

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Re: So Donald was right?

Well you'd have to be an idiot, or pandering to idiots to be pro trump

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The republicans don't want people to think too much, that would cause them to not vote republican

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/texas-gop-rejects-critical-thinking-skills-really/2012/07/08/gJQAHNpFXW_blog.html

British intelligence recycles old argument for thwarting strong encryption: Think of the children!

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Re: Quite apart from online...

Before your are allowed to vote you should be required to pass a test to prove you are competent enough to vote. imagine how different politics would be if politicians didn't have to pander to the average idiot to get elected, I expect most wouldn't even run for office as they would have no chance of winning

Engineers on the brink of extinction threaten entire tech ecosystems

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I've known quite a few software developers with EE degrees. There are many more job opportunities in software and the potential for higher pay.

Global financial stability regulator signals crypto rules are coming soon

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Re: How?

if enough of the governments from the big economies decide to kill crypto then it's dead. They just need to declare then none of their banks can have anything to do with crypto, nor do any business with any financial institution that does.

API rate limits at the core of Elon Musk’s decision to ditch Twitter

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Re: The whole thing stinks

if he had anuything to do with the design of the cyber truck then he's closer to a 5 year old.

Now-frozen crypto-lending biz Celsius accused of devolving into a Ponzi scheme

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Re: A strange business model anyway

All crypto relies on a steady supply of people who lack understanding, AKA suckers

Elon Musk considering 'drastic action' as Twitter takeover in 'jeopardy'

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Re: Where is the ROI?

No, he was "buying" twitter so that he had an excuse to sell Tesla stock. He needed to try and hide the fact that the real reason he was selling was that it was massively overvalued and would likely plummet as the big boys have now entered his playground

FBI and MI5 bosses: China cheats and steals at massive scale

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I think china's goals for Taiwan went up in smoke with the invasion of Ukraine. They now see the real possibility of significant sanctions should they try anything. Sure the rest of the world would have to make due with not upgrading their phone every year but once the manufacturing moves out of China it's gone for good. And then the communist party will collapse as massive unemployment and starvation hit.

China's blockchain boosters slam crypto as Ponzi scheme

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Re: Ponzi scheme?

Sub-prime mortgages still had value, just not the value that some were fooled into believing they had. Crypto on the other hand has no value and creates no value.

Soviet-era tech could change the geothermal industry

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Re: Could this be the energy source that 'solves' energy for humanity??

It's even more efficient if you just use the heat directly in a district heating system.

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Re: Is 500°C (932°F) hot enough?

Never mind the magnetic field, from what I've learned from sci-fi we're more likely to unleash Godizlla, find some new deadly virus, split the earth in half or maybe disturb the lizard people.

California's attempt to protect kids online could end adults' internet anonymity

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Re: I can see this working

It's certainly possible to only have to provide proof of identity once when you create an account with the information never being saved and the account not retaining any personally identifying information.

There is no need to ever check age again, none of us getting younger.

DARPA study challenges assumptions about distributed ledger (and Bitcoin) security

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Re: FUD

There is no need for spreading FUD, crypto is worthless and the sooner they all hit their true value of zero the better for all of us.

Always read the comments: Beijing requires oversight of all reader-generated chat

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Re: This is what US Progressives want

The Texas GOP might as well change their name to the Texas Taliban as that is what they have become.

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Re: This is what US Progressives want

maybe if those on the right could try not spreading blatant lies, fomenting hate and fear mongering then they would find others more accepting of their views.

I was fired for blowing the whistle on cult's status in Google unit, says contractor

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Re: For a country

The USA has been circling the drain ever since scotus decided to make it legal for corporations and the wealthy to buy politicians.

Musk can't tweet about Tesla without lawyer approval – and he's still fighting to end that

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Re: Potentially an interesting legal case

The delusion is strong with this one

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Re: Potentially an interesting legal case

The 2nd ammendment wasn't too big of a problem until it started being misinterpreted several decades ago. But now it needs to go as it's a major impediment to any sensible gun laws. While you're at it you might as well pass amendments clarifying that corporations are not people and that money is not free speech.

Those 3 are the root of so many of the problems in the USA.

Google engineer suspended for violating confidentiality policies over 'sentient' AI

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Re: The Google Combined Harvester

Another concern is that those conversations are not evenly distributed. It's often the case that those that say the most are those that are the least worth listening to.

So if it were to become sentient it may have learned too much from the worst among us.

No more fossil fuel or nukes? In the future we will generate power with magic dust

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Re: risks, but so do most things in life

Governments aren't likely to encourage less baby making as they and economists haven't figured out how to run an economy that isn't growing. There are quite a few countries already facing demographic Armageddon, and it will spread to most countries as they become more developed. Many western countries are only able to grow through immigration, but that will only delay the inevitable. We're a only few decades away from reaching peak population before we go into a global population decline

NHTSA upgrades Tesla Autopilot probe, could lead to recall

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The problem begins with it being called autopilot and then is exacerbated by musk going on about autonomous vehicles and how he wants to make a car with no steering wheel.

There are people stupid enough to believe him, and then they die in an avoidable fiery crash

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

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Re: Too late far too late

in the past when co2 rates climbed they climbed over millenia. now we have 100,000 years of change compressed into a century due to human generated co2, so past events are likely not good predictors of the future.

But even if temperatures eventually return to normal the problem is the the rate of climate change is far too fast for natural systems to adapt. many species and ecosystems will be wiped out

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Once stupidity reaches critical mass it's self sustaining, e.g. Qanon, Maga, anti vaxers etc.

Taiwan bans exports of chips faster than 25MHz to Russia, Belarus

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Bad programmers can make any code in any language on any platform inefficient

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Re: Alternatives

the difference now is that there has been a huge brain drain in Russia which only accelerated with putin's latest idiocy. Russia was already doomed to decline due to demographics and he has made it much worse. The people they need the most, the young and well educated, are leaving in huge numbers.

Taser maker offers electric-shock drones to stop school shootings

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Re: these two technologies may effectively combat mass shootings

If tech bros are involved then they will probably fund it via a new crypto currencies of nfts of your favorite mass murderers

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Re: NRA accepts need for new legislation

Basically they want to turn schools into prisons. I guess that will be good practice for many of the kids given the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world

Elon Musk orders Tesla execs back to the office

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Re: Ego Musk

Tesla have always been a joke. poorly designed, poorly built and more interested in adding gimmicks than in making a good car. it took other car manufacturers many decades before they could consistently make high quality cars. Making your car electric is actually the easy part, making it with high quality is the hard part.

Smart homes are hackable homes if not equipped with updated, supported tech

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Re: "The problem with IoT devices is that consumers tend to treat them as appliances."

I've had someone from Google come to my door at least twice to offer me a free Home mini and they seem confused when I say I'm not interested.

Elon Musk needs more cash for Twitter buy after Tesla margin loan lapses

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Re: Earth, May 2022

Typically I just laugh at every word of Elon Musk and say "what an idiot"

Google Russia goes broke after bank account snatched

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Re: tit for tat

The current inflation was the inevitable outcome of a decade of free money. All it needed was a trigger, and we had several pulled almost at the same time

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Re: Very bad idea

he is guilty, but his accomplices in the senate couldn't convict him without implicating themselves

It's OK, if you only watch faux news you'd be too clueless to get that

Cars in driver-assist mode hit a third of cyclists, all oncoming cars in tests

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Re: So technology works as intended...

The only hype that I've seen claiming fully autonomous driving is from musk, and you'd have to be an idiot to believe any if his BS.

Infusion of $3.5bn not enough to revive Terra's 'stablecoin'

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Re: Do Kwon is better off, probably - Certainly

there will probably be no shortage of suckers no matter how many coins fail

"Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not yet completely sure about the universe.” - Albert Einstein

Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold over bot numbers claim

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Re: Did Musk ever really intend to buy Twitter?

And there are so many companies, both large and small working on the next big battery breakthrough that it's almost certain that someone else beats Tesla in finding the secret sauce that takes ev batteries to the next level.

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Re: Did Musk ever really intend to buy Twitter?

I've been saying this since his first twitter poll about selling telsa shares. He wants to take profit before the Tesla bubble bursts.

No sane person would think that a company about the size of Subaru is worth more than the 10 biggest auto makes combined.

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Re: Taking bets on the real number

I originally signed up because I needed to write a twitter client. I only follow a handful of companies but I have quite a few attractive young "women" who follow me. Who knows, some of them might even exist, some might actually be female, but all of them are scams of some sort.

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No, this is all part of the scam. He has apparently already sold billions in shares for the purchase of twitter. The purchase was just an excuse to minimize the impact on Tesla stock when he sold it.

If he just sold it, or even worse told the truth that he's selling while the shares are grossly overpriced by 100x (or is it 80x now, I don't follow Telsa stock) then the stock would have really tanked

Half of developers still at screens even during breaks

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"Actually talking with fellow humans did not make the top five"

That's likely because most people aren't worth talking to

Twitter buyout: Larry Ellison bursts into Elon's office, slaps $1b down on the desk

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Re: Larry

of course not every investment works out. But I've seen too many stupid ideas and obvious scams such as Theranos get funding while worthwhile projects get ignored. I've met with enough VCs to know that most aren't qualified to judge whether technical claims are feasible, yet they are the ones handing out the cash.

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Re: Customer support

Just one more bubble to add to the pile of the crypto, nft, stock market and housing bubbles. The one we really need to burst is the stupidity bubble as it's the cause of most of the other bubbles

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Re: "be less strict in content moderation"

If filtering out blatant, harmful lies and hateful speech is blocking you from expressing your ideological world-view then the problem isn't with the moderators.

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Re: Larry

Smart investor? He invested in Theranos. I had been working with some biosensor researchers around the time Theranos came on the scene and it seemed like BS from the start. It sounded far too good to be true, and we all know how that turned out

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Re: Whose money?

Tesla stock likely will tank at some point. They sell poorly designed, poorly built cars with shifty software. it's highly unlikely that it will ever grow to outsell the 10 biggest car manufacturers combined, and that's what would need to happen to justify the current valuation. We already see plenty of other electric cars that are better than Telsas in every way, and they will only get better.

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Re: Dickheads?

And also a con man. this whole thing seems to be another way ro sell more Tesla shares while it is still over valued by about 100x without causing it to tank too much.

First he held a Twitter poll to sell shares to distract from the real reason he wanted to sell. Now he sells shares to buy twitter, But then digs up more investors after the fact so that he can hang on to his money and let others waste theirs.

US judge dismisses Republican efforts to block release of Salesforce emails

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Re: There is a lesson here...

But the Space Force might be able to get to it. Luckily you could always have one of the Jewish space lasers "accidentally" zap your satellite

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Re: One option

From the basement of a pizza place with no basement

Don't hate on cryptomining, hate the power stations, say Bitcoin super-fans

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You're ignoring the massive resources that go in to making all the gear used in mining, and the buildings housing all that gear.

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