* Posts by Gasp!

16 posts • joined 17 Nov 2014

It's a mug's game: Watch AI robot grab a cuppa it hasn't seen before



I can see the Terminator killing people with endless cups of tea now, a horrifying future with no biscuits - go on take a cup of tea!

Who wanted a future in which AI can copy your voice and say things you never uttered? Who?!


Good-natured purposes

“For example, a mom can easily configure an audiobook reader with her own voice to read bedtime stories for her kids when she is not available. "

I am not sure that this is good natured, it's a step down a path that is neither healthy nor particularly ethical.

Abrogating the care and emotional development of your children to AI is not a good natured purpose.

Ten new tech terms I learnt this summer: Do you know them all?


Sublimated Ear and Gaseous Elbow.

Are these not tropical diseases?

Boffins reveal how to pour a perfect glass of wine with no drips. First step, take a diamond...



"The painstaking three-year study"

Would have been finshisd in 3 weeks but we had to drikn all the wine you know!

Higher tech prices ARE here to stay. It's Mr Farage's new Britain


Re: Brexit means brexit.

All I can do is quote the German finance minister: "Let's do a thought experiment. I have a cake, I eat the cake, do I still have the cake? Do not think so".

This really is an apposite analogy : a democratic referendum has advised to eat the cake and now must pass through the democractic tubes of digestion (upper and lower) and if digested the shining mess of Brixit will be deposited for the enjoyment of all.

New British flying robot killer death machines renamed 'Protector'



Brimstone is a bit dark as well - renamed Jellystone

What to call a £200m 15,000-tonne polar vessel – how about Boaty McBoatface?


Re: Wrong section?

Or just Das Bootnotes

Murderous necrophiliac kangaroo briefly wins nation's heart


What a bounder!

2016 in mobile: Visit a components mall in China... 30 min later, you're a manufacturer



What a fabulous picture on page 2.

A cone head in real life, a creepy alien stalker looking chap and possibly a human laughing at his rediculous eye wear!

Scotsman cools PC with IRN-BRU, dubs it the 'Aye Mac'


Re: Given that Irn Bru contains more sugar even than Coca Cola...

It actually has a warning on the side of the can that it may change the behaviour of children who drink it.

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


Passwords finally to be replaced with strong security, trained guard snakes!

'No evidence' Snowden was working for foreign power says ex-NSA boss



Deductively thinking...does this involve duct tape?

After #Election2015: How can we save Big Data?



Hard men who fed the carcasses of vanquished racing pigeons to their pitbulls. Men who couldn’t pronounce “quinoa”, let alone spell it.


French BIONIC EYE sits IN your peeper, feeds infrared light into nerves


Re: A bit large?

Thank you for the link, But I still think 100mm² is large,reading the Stanford.edu paper they state :

Silicon photodiode arrays with pixel sizes of 70 or 140μm

were fabricated by a silicon-integrated-circuit/MEMS

process. Arrays were 1mm in diameter to allow for

implantation in rat eyes and 30μm thick.

Anyway, hope for the future.


A bit large?

100mm² seems a tad large?

There it is! Philae comet lander found in existing Rosetta PICS


Yes, yes they do, an air of insouciance usually.


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