I have a natural language processor that doesn't require bucketloads of GPUs and concomitant wattage. It does take a little longer to train, but think of the power consumption benefits.
And it wrote this comment.
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I click reject all as well. What pees me off is people like ziff davis who re-ask the question REPEATEDLY on the same page. and again when you restart the browser. I'd think a cookie saying 'I do not want all this tracking' would be within the letter and spirit of the law, rather than just the letter as currently.
capitalism does however have sweatshops, child labour, slavery, ...
I'm not a communist but I'm not a capitalist either. Because both, if left to their own devices, end up exploiting the masses for the benefit of the few while indulging in massive PR campaigns to make them seem acceptable.
If he was working anywhere near where I lived as a child, I doubt that was the result of too much Colossal Cave. I've definitely been in a car that couldn't move while we waited for the herd of cows to make their way round the car.
And one epic story where a lorry was sent the back route between the 2 nearest towns via our village. Both ways involved a steep hill. However the back way involved, after coming down one hill, and crossing a narrow bridge over a millpond, a right angle bend into the other hill, with a single width road with high stone walls on both sides. About half way up there was another right angle bend. And no relief from the walls.
The lorry was there for a good long while.
Some of the worst User Interfaces I've come across have been designed by software engineers, who haven't bothered to think about what the user is trying to do, they've bothered about how to reflect how you talk to the underlying system.
We had one screen where '1' meant switched off and '0' meant switched on. Check boxes? The words enabled or disabled? Hahaha. Everybody got confused by this. To the point when someone needed to add some more entries to the screen, and he made the new entries expect '1' for enabled.
It was an utter disaster.
As far as I can see, if said miscreant gets access to your PC, they can read the management key which doesn't apply to your PC, it applies to however many hundreds of thousands of PCs that were built with the same chipset.
I imagine it's rather less hard at that point to do interesting things remotely.
Yeah. And all code is written properly of course. Even experienced kernel programmers make mistakes.
Something I learnt long ago: Given 2 code solutions to a problem, people in general pick the worse one either to use or to (shudder) clone and mangle.
Re: He notes how hardware was becoming more sophisticated AND more reliable,
Sadly I think hardware is now becoming less reliable. Faster, but less reliable. That might be because a fair swathe of it is now software, and the boundaries are less clear than they once were.
This: We were talking about rabbit holes at Book Club last night" the Boss burbles, forgetting our wolf-like tendencies when a slow animal is separated from the herd. "We're reading Alice in Wonderland!"
Which immediately triggered the memory that the Jaberwock is known to burble. One of these days the wolves might be in for a surprise. Just sayin'
I'm not really surprised. the ability to spoof user agent strings has been around for a long time now, because of similar problems, mainly because the designers (I use the word loosely) of web sites seem to be somewhat reluctant to test for feature existence. Or to fix their own sites because they rely on the undocumented and non standard behaviour of browser x.
Here's a few
https://www.json.org/ - no possibility of comments in that
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON - hmm. still nothing about comments in there
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7159 - nope, no comments in there either
and even this which provides a hacky workround
I can't put in comments without stuffing the data in a nasty way.
I have to say, while I agree with his comments about callbacks and Promises (which look messy, and there's just no replacing callbacks with promises in existing code without tearing your hair out), he's way out of line about async/await. It's a really useful technique and makes the code much cleaner, easier to read (and write), and less error prone.
The worst problem with async/await is all the books and stackoverflow posts that explain async/await code as though it was happening sequentially. Which it most definitely is not. The number of times people have suggested you can call an async function from the main thread and wait for it to finish is depressing (though the fact that you can't do that is also depressing)
Also, in passing, I hate that JSON cannot be commented. Because there's a lot of tools (eslint, I'm looking at you) that expect their configuration to be in strict json format, and I like to explain why I've taken a decision in my configuration details, thank you very much. So I use yaml, but every time I want to do something, I have to take the eslint example and stick it through a json->yaml converter....
It's not really helped by everyone having their own copy of rapid or node or whichever framework they've chosen to splat over their web page. Which means you have to download the same code over and over again, rather than downloading it once from a master copy.
Umm. Why are people discounting the 'need physical access to the aircraft'. It's not very clear from the article whether or not the researcher was sitting in the cockpit fiddling with wires, or whether he was say in a passenger seat where the wiring conveniently went past. Or whether he managed to get a wifi or bluetooth connection - because wire is expensive don'cha know.
9/11 shows that people are willing to crash aircraft while they're on it. There's plenty of security now against people getting guns on. But if someone gets on with a mobile phone or laptop - and I've done both since 9/11 with no problem - well, as far as I can see, there is the potential for a lot of nastiness.
> Further, Zoom promised an update in a couple of days intending that users who select "Always turn off my video" on first use will have that preference saved automatically.
Is it just me who feels that "Always" implies "Always" and not saving the preference rather conflicts with the description?
I'd say I cannot believe people like this would be allowed near a computer, but clearly they have been. If you're actively coding round standard security practices, you are no better than malware writers.
But *need* it? No - you don't need it. Not even amazon needs it. Enter name, press search. You might not get the menu of items similar to what you'd typed in so far, but frankly, that's so rarely useful for me, I could live without it (and probably it would make the site faster as it's not sending messages to the server every keystroke...)
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