* Posts by catprog

82 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Jul 2011


How low can you go: Tesla's US market share dips below 50% for the first time


Telling we don't get a lot of actual numbers from the article

Going from 300,000 to 330,463 EV overall is an increase. If tesla has gone from 150,000 to 160,000 they have an increase in sales while less marketshare.

The only one of these 4 numbers in the article though is 330,463.

Bing and Copilot fall from the clouds around the world


Re: So, Bing is down...

Why does it need to be a human? Can a bird be the witness?

US patents boss cannot stress enough that inventors must be human, not AI


Re: Is it obvious

Then the ai get trained on the patents and mostly reproduces the patent in question

Raspberry Pi Pico cracks BitLocker in under a minute


Re: A brilliant testament to analysis

I know nothing about the whole scheme so this is a layman's interpretation.

Whu do you need to encrypt the communication?

The cpu encrypts with a key on cpu and that is what is sent to the tpm.

Standards-obsessed boss ignored one, and suffered all night for his sin


Re: EMC Symmetrix

Was the building flood prone?

Tesla owners in deep freeze discover the cold, hard truth about EVs


Re: And after all the comments

So shouldn't the same rules apply to EVs as Diesel?

If both need heaters in the winter then both are equally as suitable?


How many of the other 80% can afford an ICE car?


Except the goverment ended up having to pay it all back



Apaprently most fuel cars can get 33% effeciency to the wheels.

So 20% loss would mean 80% effecicncy in comparision.

Media experts cry foul over AI's free lunch of copyrighted content


I am not saying they should get free data.

My argument is if they legally aquire the data (I.e no copyright laws have been broken and they have a copy of the data) then it does not matter if the training is human or computer they are allowed to train using it.


So far I have not seen a law that makes a distinction between human or computer. If everyone knows that it is diffrent htey would be able to show something that makes it diffrent.

Some of the attemps at claiming this diffrence I have seen include.

1) It is just diffrent

2) Humans look at a other things as well not just copyrighted materials.


Re: I plan to train AI for generating videos

Yes. For Netflix the cost is $7/month and you can keep as much in your brain as you can remember.


You can still delete it from the training set for future training runs.

Did you have a licence to incorporate eveything you read when you wrote your comment?

GitHub Copilot copyright case narrowed but not neutered


Re: “We firmly believe"

No. The parts that were dismissesed work like this.

It is a crime to rob the bank.

It is a separate crime to take money out of account 476 at the bank.

The prosecution was saying they commited both crimes by taking money out of account 477.

The defense says we cannot be guilty of the second crime as the account in question is 477 not 476.

They still have to answer for the first accusation.

So, are we going to talk about how GitHub is an absolute boon for malware, or nah?


Re: "Microsoft says it's doing its best to crack down on crims"

Are they sending from outlook.com or claiming to be outlook.com but it is actually a ip they not Microsoft control?

Epic decision sees jury find Google's Play store is illegal monopoly


Re: confused

On my Samsung phone their is the galaxy store in addition to the Google store


Re: Do we leave Microsoft in charge of Chrome development?

Does that mean drive and Gmail will each have to offer 15GB each instead of shared space?


Re: Breaking up is hard to do x

Did overtune invent search itself (pagerank) or just a business model?

Datacenters feeling the heat to turn hot air into cool solutions


Re: Stirling engine

You need a high temp difference to make electricity efficiently.

Musk tells advertisers to 'go f**k' themselves as $44B X gamble spirals into chaos


Free Speech only works if both sides have Free Speech.

If you say something other people have to have the right for their speech to say "That is bad"

Airbus to test sat-stabilizing 'Detumbler' to simplify astro-garbage disposal


Re: Rent-seeking

Or more likely.

I am Starlink and I show even without intervention they deorbit by themselves therefore I do not need to pay anything.

And all the geostationary stats become unprofitable overnight.

Google says that YouTube vid can wait if it saves on energy


Re: Not Google's job here...

The utility company says to Google "we can provide 3 of the 4GW you need to run full power. Can you reduce the consumption so we don't need to pull the plug on you"

Google then goes down to their critical computing needs.

China floats strict screentime limits and content crimps for kids


Re: "parents everywhere might just welcome the Communist approach"

Yep. The moment kids are let out of the parent's sight the child protection service come down hard. (only slightly exaggerated)

Thames Water to datacenters: Cut water use or we will


Re: someone please explain

My understanding is the water is evaporated not put into the sewer.

Gen Z and Millennials don't know what their colleagues are talking about half the time


Re: Most misused list - where is "steep learning curve"?

Plot time taken to lean each step on the y and each step along the x axis and a steep learning curve is now bad.

Chrome's HTTPS padlock heads to Google Graveyard


Re: Gorhels htts push was nothing to do with making the web secure

What was stopping the isp from changing the content once the precedent was set.


A big red Unlocked padlock icon for normal http

To make this computer work, users had to press a button. Why didn't it work? Guess


Re: The human race could be safe after all

Reminds of a web comic where the captain pretty much signs without reviewing and says "I don't understand any of this stuff"


Moscow to issue HTTPS certs to Russian websites


Re: Fake facts

Who says you need to change the DNS. If you control the routing in the area you can change it so every IP goes through your server.

As for the root certificate organization being trusted. Do you trust the root certificate organization mentioned in this article(I.e the Russian government)


Re: Fake facts

change the DNS to one you control and change the IP address of microsoft.com to a server you control.

Now you sign the certificate of "Microsofty.com" and the browser thinks it is connecting to the right one.


Re: "Z" for zombies

Yes it is good for google's profits.

The more sites that are using HTTPS the less advertising ISPs can insert their own ads into it.

Less competition for advertising dollars = more money for google.

IPv6 is built to be better, but that's not the route to success


Re: Won't happen in my lifetime

And in your IPV6 P2P social media.

They will ask why can't I see my friends post. Turns out their phone has been turned off because they are in a theater (or they are out of range) and you have to wait until they are out of the theater before you can connect to them

So what if I pay peanuts for my home broadband? I demand you fix it NOW!


To be fair the phone and internet go through two separate places so one could be working while the other is not.

I remember one time my ISP could not work out why the internet would not work for me.

The modem got taken into their office and it would work their. We had ADSL signal at home too.

Turns out we had moved to a reseller of the old ISP and the transfer process was not done correctly. (The old ISP account was still active for email until it was canceled). So we had two ADSL accounts on the one line but only one code. When the old account was stopped it took the line code off.

There ain't no problem that can't be solved with the help of American horsepower – even yanking on a coax cable


Re: Closest I've had to that ....

For me, the story is the underground mains line to the house being broken by a crane.

The put their stabilization pad thing right on top of it and cracked the conduit. Three days later after being dug up we found the main cable welded together and still smelly.

In your face short sellers! Tesla goes two quarters in a row without losing money


Re: welcome to China

Was it New Year or was it Coronavirus?

BOFH: The company survived the disaster recovery test. Just. The Director's car, however...


Re: There's a solid point there too

I remember once arriving just as the fire alarm started.

Turns out I was not on the list of people in the department who had arrived that day.

As above, so below: El Reg haunts Scaleway's data centre catacombs 26 metres under Paris


Re: Insurance for the inevitable?

I am thinking of using this data center for low latency and storing a copy of the data out in the country.


Re: Insurance for the inevitable?

What if you design your software to account for this data center going down?

Our amazing industry-leading AI was too dumb to detect the New Zealand massacre live vid, Facebook shrugs


Re: Our Hearts go out, but we will keep the add revenue

So if someone wants to do a livestream(For instance an artist drawing a commission, or a gaming session or a spacex launch) they are no longer allowed to do so?

Lovely website you got there. Would be a shame if we, er, someone were to sink it: Google warns EU link tax will magnify media monetary misery


Re: Ah, capitalism at its best

Except the problem is the links are not getting clicked

Pencil manufacturers rejoice: Oz government doesn't like e-voting


Re: Would an "informal vote" still be possible?

But enough people will still be elected to run the government giving the ones elected more power.

ICANN pays to push Whois case to European Court of Justice


Just $45,000 a year?

So the ICANN's Board of Directors are paid less then an average Aussie worker?

SpaceX flings SES-12 satellite into orbit, but would-be lunar tourists should probably unpack


Re: Space lifts?

Yep most of the elevator will be lifting away from the planet.

The small lower bit will break and litter the earth in tiny pieces.

First SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket lobs comms sat into orbit


Re: Betting against Elon Musk?

No market for a 6 million dollar launch?

I've got way too much cash, thinks Jeff Bezos. Hmmm, pay more tax? Pay staff more? Nah, let's just go into space


Re: " I wish more people would put resources into space,"

For water.

Doesn't mars now have confirmed water?

Also arn't comets pretty much ice.

US election pollsters weren't (very) wrong – statistically speaking


Re: Elector allocations

You mean the districts that are subject to gerrymander?

Dirty diesel backups will make Hinkley Point C look like a bargain


Of course if you get a giant storm and the power lines go down, your nuclear plants will not be able to get the power to the homes. Just like what actually happened in South Australia.

Now if you had local generation you would not need to worry so much about blackouts. But I don't think anyone would want a coal or nuclear plant in their backyard. (Probably not wind either)

If you want to avoid what happened in South Australia your only real option is storage at the local level.

Australia's online Census collapses, international hackers blamed


From what I hear, they tested the site at a million forms/hour.

Apparently their are 6 million households in the same timezone on the east coast.

California to put all your power-hungry PCs on a low carb(on) diet


As said by a trucking company here. They would prefer one set of regulations rather then each council having a different set.

Ex-squeeze me? Baking soda? Boffins claim it safely sucks CO2 out of the air


Ah I see. Your saying people who believe in not vaccinating also believe in global warming. You are not saying anything about the majority of people who believe in global warming.


Can you post a link to the study or are you just making it up?