* Posts by Psmo

543 posts • joined 21 May 2014

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Ghosts in the machine learning pipeline will be impossible to exorcise

Psmo
Gimp

Re: Abbatar

Glutes, Shirley?

The day has a 'y' in it, so Virgin Galactic has announced another delay

Psmo

Only if you're happy with monopolies.

Microsoft adds hybrid meeting features to Teams, including interruption-detecting AI

Psmo

Re: "notify users who interrupt others"

Being fair, I don't see this feature going over in the countries where people tend to use constant-transmission mode.

It makes remote meetings a pain, though.

A developer built an AI chatbot using GPT-3 that helped a man speak again to his late fiancée. OpenAI shut it down

Psmo

Re: OpenAI declined to comment.

I don't think OpenRegurgitation would catch on.

Psmo

Re: “The idea that these chatbots can be dangerous seems laughable,”

...or have you?

UK gov blocks the acquisition of Welsh graphene fiddler Perpetuus Group over national security concerns

Psmo
Holmes

Haha.

No, seriously it'll be someone sitting on the board who didn't get their compensation.

Children of China, your state-sanctioned hour of gaming begins … now!

Psmo

Re: "The spokesperson named Chess, Go, and programming as games"

So you're not expecting people to pre-alpha test or game balance (that involves playing the game).

Psmo
Mushroom

Re: "The spokesperson named Chess, Go, and programming as games"

And what if they program a game?

One of the first project I completed was a basic (and BASIC) space invaders clone.

Chinese developers protested insanely long work hours. Now the nation's courts agree

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Paris Hilton

But the suck remains.

Cops responding to ShotSpotter's AI alerts rarely find evidence of gun crime, says Chicago watchdog

Psmo
WTF?

"We have an accuracy of 97% not counting the times the prosecution has wirhdrawn the results as obviously wrong"

'No peeing towards Russia' sign appears on country's Arctic border with Norway

Psmo
Pint

Re: Frozen bullets

...With some force...

That's some serious, uh, backlog.

Some dilution may be in order.

Pi calculated to '62.8 trillion digits' with a pair of 32-core AMD Epyc chips, 1TB RAM, 510TB disk space

Psmo
Headmaster

Re: This all seems.....

Or j for those of that swing differentiately?

Electrocution? All part of the service, sir!

Psmo
Thumb Up

Re: Self-electrocution

Also, the slight deadening of feeling in the tips of your fingers is useful for a variety of life skills.

Audacity is a poster child for what can be achieved with open-source software

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Mushroom

Re: Devs love telemetry

Plenty of examples of obscure crashes that are only able to be analysed by looking at logs and telemetry data.

If you're expected to fix any piece of work dependent on data or an environment you do not control and have not specified, you need telemetry; at least a log, memory dump, flight data recorder or crash file to look at, otherwise you have to guess.

Right to repair shouldn't exist – not because it's wrong but because it's so obviously right

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Alien

That repairability tho'...

Mozilla's MDN web standards reference platform makes move to GitHub, now in beta

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Alien

Re: What can possibly go wrong ?

Wait... but satellite internet means that to avoid http, css, Mozilla and standards you'll have to head out pretty far. Not too far, though. I hear that intergalactic groupthink is pretty into their standards.

Even Facebook struggles: Zuck's titanic database upgrade hits numerous legacy software bergs

Psmo
Windows

Re: Once Upon A Time........

Tic... twitch...

Huh what? Sorry was miles away....

Windows 11 comes bearing THAAS, Trojan Horse as a service

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Trollface

Re: Forgive me for saying this...

Thanks for that image.

Psmo
Paris Hilton

Re: Forgive me for saying this...

Better than pretending that the chat has been deleted from everyone's offline caches, like the 'recall mail' in outlook that never works right, or hoping that whoever you've called in Skype hasn't got a save of your conversation, that the SharePoint search index hasn't grabbed a copy of your data.

Better just to be gdpr-sensitive and use access control, non?

Psmo
Trollface

Re: Standards...

Standards.

How to keep your enterprise up to date by deploying the very latest malware

Psmo
Coat

Re: Huh...

You mean the ATR, shirley?

Google killed desktop Drive and replaced it with two apps. Now it’s killing those, and Drive for desktop is returning

Psmo
Big Brother

Re: Legacy tech baggage is now no longer an issue!

Also allows them to redo the terms and conditions to keep those pesky 'rights' under control.

Hoe yes he did: IT pro record-botherer balances garden tool on his head for 2.5 hours

Psmo

Re: I tried for a record once

I tried balancing a cow once. It didn't end well.

Signed.

Pat

Who would cross the Bridge of Death? Answer me these questions three! Oh and you'll need two-factor authentication

Psmo
Meh

Re: Fuck CAPTCHA's.

Hundreds of people seem dedicated to fucking me. Autorenewals, terms and conditions changing, political deals modifying the game rules.

It's getting pretty hard to keep track of them all.

What job title would YOU want carved on your gravestone? 'Beloved father, Slayer of Dragons, Register of Domains'

Psmo

Re: "Amazing Stunts with Grapefruit"?

Better than "I wasn't foolin' anyone y'know"

Psmo
Pirate

Re: No gravestone for me

Same thing in the Paris catacombs, if you ever get the chance. There, some of the bones that were moved from various building projects got turned into artwork.

Nice retirement if you can get it.

Playmobil crosses the final frontier with enormous, metre-long Enterprise playset

Psmo
Pirate

Re: Shuttle?

No spare red-shirted crew members

Evidently they're just finishing the episode.

Microsoft loves Linux so much that packages.microsoft.com has fallen and can't get up

Psmo
Pint

Re: Not a conspiracy

Whoa you're giving me the 1000-mile stare and trembling hands.

Realizing this is getting out of hand, Coq mulls new name for programming language

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Coat

Re: Just call it

Only on weekends. It's annoying to try and keep the stethoscope on.

Psmo
Pint

Re: Ahh, knocking off in the WFH era

Daily

Thanks, boss. The accidental creation of a lights-out data centre – what a fun surprise

Psmo
Facepalm

Re: Obligatory quote...

Presses the paint.

Creates a ticket for the finger covered in paint.

And a second for the forehead with fingerprints without apparent cause.

The server is down, money is not being made, and you want me to fix what?

Psmo
Mushroom

Re: Dark Monitor

I thought we did "Mildly perturbed" through "Pretty ratty" up to "Pissed off" levels?

The Fuchsia is now. Google's operating system lands on real-world consumer devices, starting with 2018's Nest Hub

Psmo
Holmes

And not compatible with anything else.

Boffins improve on tech that extracts DC power from ambient Wi-Fi

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Thumb Down

Re: Proof of concept

Safety equipment is one thing that I hope will never use this tech.

Spotty home WiFi should not cost lives.

Besides which, the power for the WiFi router will be one of the first things to go in an electrical fire, so unless the WiFi slowly recharges an internal battery it's going to cut out when you need it.

And you'll still need to change any internal battery when it reaches EOL.

That Salesforce outage: Global DNS downfall started by one engineer trying a quick fix

Psmo

Re: "We have taken action with that particular employee"

Well lessons like that are expensive so maybe keep them around?

Ideally you want people who have experience of recovering from that sort of error on someone else's system, though.

Apple's expert witness grilled by Epic over 'frictionless' spending outside the app

Psmo
Mushroom

Re: Is it bad…

Yeah but, I also want the lawyers to lose.

Salesforce fell over so hard today, it took out its own server status page

Psmo

Re: Business-speak I’ve missed?

I thought you weren't supposed to merge the streams in case of splashback?

Gone in 60 electrons: Digital art swaggers down the cul-de-sac of obsolescence

Psmo

Re: But how.....?

Carefully, with full regard to local laws and consent.

Not only were half of an AI text adventure generator's sessions NSFW but some involved depictions of sex with children

Psmo

Re: I put on my robe and wizard hat

Thanks, I'd forgotten about that.

Now I'm going to have to explain to my wife why I'm sniggering.

Big Tech bankrolling AI ethics research and events seems very familiar. Ah, yes, Big Tobacco all over again

Psmo
Meh

Because history repeats itself. Or do I repeat myself?

Tired: Linux fans using the Edge browser. Wired: Linux fans using a Microsoft account to sign into the Edge browser

Psmo

For info, there's a checkbox setting in Teams that will disable automatic startup.

Thanks to Teams for Linux I've been able to give the other half a big screen Linux laptop for remote working and not worry about VPN clients and pulseaudio having a showdown.

Hacking is not a crime – and the media should stop using 'hacker' as a pejorative

Psmo
Holmes

Re: was My current annoyance is "gift" as a verb

Maybe they forgot?

Nvidia exec love-bombs Arm's licensing model, almost protests too much

Psmo

Re: Rather like a politician

YUGE.grealest ?

Windows' cloudy future: That Chrome OS advantage is Google's to lose

Psmo
Stop

Re: get you from A to B with minimum fuss

more simply

Feed a trained horse and point it in the right direction and they'll get there.

You evidently don't remember how fragile cars used to be.

Microsoft's Extensible Storage Engine (JET Blue) source code arrives on GitHub – sadly comments not included

Psmo
Headmaster

Re: Gimme a reason!!

History? Learning? To make sure enterprise 'apps' stay patchable?

Nominet faces showdown with British internet industry: Extraordinary vote called to oust CEO, board members

Psmo
Trollface

Re: Excellent news

Think there are some export restrictions...

Transcribe-my-thoughts app would prevent everyone knowing what I actually said during meetings

Psmo
Paris Hilton

Surely the crumbs would chafe?

Signal boost: Secure chat app is wobbly at the moment. Not surprising after gaining 30m+ users in a week, though

Psmo
Gimp

Re: Have WhatsApp halted the "privacy" change?

Google's usual play:

Roll out the changes, protests ensue

Rollback, then try again a few months later with cosmetics changes, further protests.

Roll out a different solution with the changes baked in, migrate everyone across.

SpaceX cargo ship splashes down off Florida with science in tow – but what we want to know is how space wine tastes

Psmo
Paris Hilton

Ad Astra Tabernamque

Dammit science, where's my space bar?

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