* Posts by Bbuckley

24 posts • joined 21 Jun 2013

Developers renew push to get rid of objectionable code terms to make 'the world a tiny bit more welcoming'

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More PC madness. I am particularity amused by the term 'She' as a supposedly 'gender neutral' term I see a lot (especially from 'woken' bun-heads from the US west coast). Hilarious. If only they gave the same deep focus on real diversity and more importantly that the coded system actually works at the end.

Amazon declined to sell a book so Elon Musk called for it to be broken up

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Re: Amazon choosing to publish / not publish seems like a no-win situation

That is a whole other thread - and agree one that is infecting western society far more than a trivial flu virus

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Re: Amazon is a shady bookstore

Wow! Thanks for the tip :-)

Watch an oblivious Tesla Model 3 smash into an overturned truck on a highway 'while under Autopilot'

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Nope. See other comments about the AI promise. If it does not work as promised the AI creator is responsible, not the victim of it's programmer's inability to cover all edge cases.

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Well said. Sorry Oliver but your comment is idiotic - if I buy technology at a huge premium because it promises me things I expect it deliver said things. This is Human nature. You can call it stupidity if you like but if so take a look in the mirror and see a stupid person. If this AI does not work it should be scrapped. End of story.

Tesla sued over Tokyo biker's death in 'dozing driver' Autopilot crash

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The obvious lesson is that we will never have self-driving vehicles other than trains. So dump the stupid and dangerous technology and make drivers into drivers.

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Absolutely wrong! The car can either drive itself or it cannot. My opinion is that AI will NEVER be able to drive a car - self driving can only be done by trains running on a track physically separated from people like those at airports. End of Story. There will never be safe self-driving cars (unless they are in tubes or on tracks).

EU wouldn't! Uncle Sam brandishes 'up to 100%' tariffs over France's Digital Services Tax

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Re: Wrong argument

So what! Why should any company (US or otherwise based) pay bullshit tax from residents who buy stuff from their country-independent internet channel? Get lost socialist French frogs IMO and f**k off socialist governments of muck - the people are freed of the muck they stand on when they buy from a non-government-organisation (NGO). What will be the 'tax system' when the Human race leaves this shitty planet and it's monkey laws?

The immovable object versus the unstoppable force: How the tech boys club remains exclusive

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Re: Misguided

I don't. She is a clueless child with empty words that ignore the gravity of any solution that would take her seriously (e.g. the destruction of the World Economy, etc.). I mock her abusive parents for subjecting this child to public puppetry (and she is also on the autistic spectrum so easy prey to manipulators). I find it astonishing that people cannot see the clear parallels with Islamic radicalisation - brainwashed kids being used by dark forces.

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Re: Misguided

A solution requires a problem. Is this a problem? As mentioned elsewhere females are not choosing (note that word carefully!) to do STEM and are choosing (note that word carefully!) to move from technical work (with little social interaction) to analysis/management work (with lots of social interaction). I don't think we need any solution where there is no problem in the first place.

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Re: Misguided

Or maybe females simply are not interested in IT?

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Re: Misguided

Exactly! And if Male/Female STEM students are 80%/20% then why would anyone with half a brain expect more than 20% female representation on STEM-oriented companies?

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Re: Misguided

So you slap 'you' in the face - 'you' being completely innocent boys??? This reminds me of my (long ago dumped) Irish Catholic upbringing when we were all told we were BORN with ORIGINAL SIN. I really cannot believe the stupidity, arrogance and frankly fascist remark here.

Eco-activists arrested by Brit cops after threatening to close Heathrow with drones

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You need to very carefully read the full comments here - you appear to be a tad out of touch with reality.

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Re: Good work MET Police

Nope if they have completely turned the citizens against them which they have monumentally succeeded in.

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Re: Good work MET Police - Crime Prevention

Sorry Sherlock - C is illogical - "arrested for ... without being arrested"

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Re: Good work MET Police

I would give them 5 years community service continuously flapping their arms to generate ecologically sound electricity to power electric airplanes

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Re: Good work MET Police

I would order them to dismantle their drones in public and then reassemble them again (in public). James May would be the Judge. Any of them failing this simple test would go to an asylum for life.

Electric cars can't cut UK carbon emissions while only the wealthy can afford to own one

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Re: Lithium Ion Is not the answer

@Anonymous, can you please supply the sources of where you obtained that information? I am a statistician by trade so fundamentally suspicious and always on the look-out for the Ministry Of Truth which this sounds like ...

You like JavaScript! You really like it! Scripting lingo tops dev survey of programming languages

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Re: That's because everyone under 40 is a "web developer" now...

Computation is not prose or poetry. It either works or it does not. It is rarely beautiful

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Re: That's because everyone under 40 is a "web developer" now...

Yep I have to agree - its the muppets who think they are Gods - the language makes it easy for clueless Millennials to convince themselves they are developers. They are not.

Swedish ISP spanked for sexist 'distracted boyfriend' advert for developer jobs

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It's Galileo Groundhog Day! You can keep asking the same question, but it won't change the answer

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Re: "We have to look at the clouds, no-one's allowed to look for silver linings these days."

Well sadly I can't see a single benefit. I'm Irish but lived in England for nearly 10 very very happy years and both of my kids were born in England so I have great love for the green and pleasant land. The unfortunate fact is brexit was created by the have-nots of the UK (mainly England) so those people don't give a rat's about the implications because they had no buy-in anyway. I do agree that given this context leadership is desperately needed but not there which is a real shame. However, I for one have great confidence in the British people and I think the *actual* people will pull through in the end, even with appalling leadership.

Google staffing boss: Our old hiring procedures were 'worthless'

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Childcatcher

Re: World's cleverest company states the obvious

Ha I totally agree - I'm 25 years in IT and this is such a hopelessly obvious conclusion - reminds me of 'The Spy who shagged me' where Dr Evil (who went to evil college you know!) came up with that such complex and obvious solution to kill our hero that we knew for sure it would end in FAIL - wonder how much shareholder value Google squanders on such lame nonsense?

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