* Posts by anonymous boring coward

2633 posts • joined 21 Jan 2015

Google hit with lawsuit for dropping free Workspace apps

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In addition to this type of thing, Google has a penchant for abandoning stuff. Must be shiny new… Look, it’s new! Get it quick!

Google's ChromeOS Flex turned my old MacBook into new frustrations

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I don’t buy Google hardware or use their OS after their first shiny new 7 inch tablet turned into a POS after only about 16 to 24 months of usage. Apple never screwed me over like that.

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Re: moving back to Windows was a relief

Google Chrome OS is nothing like real Linux.

But you probably know that?

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2017?

Should be very fast with macOS. As fast as when new, in fact.

Nvidia books $1.32b inventory charge as PC market slows

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NVidia has amazing medium range cards. They have just been unobtainable due to crypto miners. Hopefully this will change now.

Spent Chinese rocket booster splashes down over Southeast Asia

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Re: HOW DARE THE CHINESE... NASA's exploding Space Shuttles fell to earth Predictably

That’s odd. But they will threaten themselves? Perhaps wage war on themselves?

Enough with the notifications! Focus Assist will shut them u… 'But I'm too important!'

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Yeah, the fight of attention is off all charts.

It started with the HTML BLINK thing, and here we are. I knew the game was up when MS finally got into the game, and then Google came around to really feck it up. Soon Facebook came along, and mopped up the remaining attention whores.

Why you should start paying attention to CXL now

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Pay attention? Why?

Was that an ad?

Zzzz...

Claims of AI sentience branded 'pure clickbait'

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So obvious from the get-go.

That employee is pretty dim, or just after publicity.

The many derivatives of the CP/M operating system

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Re: Was CP/M an operating system?

CP/M was an OS as much as DOS was. So, for us purists, not so much.

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"just seven years before the IBM PC launched "

Do I detect some sarcasm here?

Scientist shares spicy pic of 'James Webb' discovery

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I'm glad it's a chorizo, and not the insides of someone's vein.

Specs leak of 5.7GHz AMD Ryzen 7000 chips with double the L2 cache

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Re: But where are the "cheap" chips?

Taking inflation into consideration, £100 may well be the same as the old £70 price. Sadly.

One disadvantage of getting older is that everything seems to just become pricier and pricier.

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Now AMD is just being silly.

Keep some gains back for later on, perhaps?

I always backed AMD, so I'm very happy that they are kicking Intel's but for now.

GitLab plans to delete dormant projects in free accounts

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Some MBA moron most likely decided this.

Taiwanese military reports DDoS in wake of Pelosi visit

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Controversial?

Stop parroting what the Chinese say.

This credit card-sized PC board can use an Intel Core i7

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Aren’t credit cards a bit thinner?

Hive to pull the plug on smart home gadgets by 2025

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Re: a short law...

Almost all patents will piss-poor obvious stuff anyway. As in "the obvious way to implement it". The novelty is in inventing a "need", not actually implementing their shit.

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Very good for the environment, for sure, with mountains of obsolete plastic devices.

Massive class action lawsuit?

Is computer vision the cure for school shootings? Likely not

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This might sell well to the most gullible people on the planet.

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“ Remember, horrendous acts by psychopaths aren't "normal"”

No? They seem pretty normal in the US.

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In that recent one the police was just hiding outside, so detection wouldn’t have helped much.

People who regularly talk to AI chatbots often start to believe they're sentient, says CEO

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Re: @FeepingCreature - Maybe

You don’t seem to understand what “understand” means.

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Re: Illustrated in 1982

Spoiler alert?

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“ Those who manually change their date of birth to register as over 18 have the option of uploading a video selfie, and Yoti's technology is then used to predict whether they look mature enough”

Change their date of birth? Wonder how that works.

Also, it’s not “predict”. It’s “estimate”/“judge”.

UK govt promises to sink billions into electronic health records for England

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Re: Our data, not theirs to sell

Cough Brexit cough.

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UK is so well run. Only 30 years behind the rest.

Everyone back to the office! Why? Because the decision has been made

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"We had mini-desks to allow more staff to fit on each floor, jammed together like badly fitting jigsaw pieces. We shared phones, not because we didn't have enough of them, but because there wasn't enough desk space for one each. There would occasionally be fights over who had to use up their desk to accommodate the phone."

Britain in a nutshell. Quality of life issues, but not even knowing that it could be oh-so different. Brexit will help permanent this mentality. I guess Brits will eventually evolve into hobbits (just very fat ones). Bit like it used to be in the Victorian days for the working classes due to malnutrition.

UK Home Office signs order to extradite Julian Assange to US

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Re: In other related NEWS

Patel is a nasty piece of work, perfectly representing the Nasty Party.

Cookie consent crumbles under fresh UK data law proposals

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Re: Straightforward solution

I wouldn't call people stupid when I clearly haven't grasped how things work myself. Just a little tip for you.

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Re: Will this current government's blatant corruption ever cease?

What in "American-style lobbying" implies they invented bribery?

Tesla Autopilot accounts for 70% of driver assist crashes, says US traffic safety body

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"Still, based on data it had from automakers that isn't included in the NHTSA research, the AP said Tesla's crash rate per 1,000 vehicles was still substantially higher."

That's the only relevant figure. Not sure why the headline says 70%, as that's utterly irrelevant. What's the ACTUAL figure per 1000 vehicles?

GPUs aren’t always your best bet, Twitter ML tests suggest

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" are commonly used in social networks and recommender systems"

How thrilling...

Google engineer suspended for violating confidentiality policies over 'sentient' AI

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Being able to fool Lemoine doesn't prove sentience.

Also, AI in itself isn't equivalent to sentience -even is passing the Turing test with flying colours (which I don't think LaMDA did).

I'd like to see the result of someone far smarter than Lemoine examining LamDA, but ultimately I don't think sentience can be proven positively.

Record players make comeback with Ikea, others pitching tricked-out turntables

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Re: "there's only so many ways to drag a needle over a disk"

Vertical TT was meant to save space. If it played both sides without intervention that was also a nice bonus.

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"Obergränsad" means "Unlimited", BTW.

Tech hiring freeze doesn't mean people won't leave

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Re: A lot in there

P&O didn't rehire. They hired entirely different staff from very far away, at much lower rates.

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Re: Greedy giants

Even when they keep picking the worst party?

Amazon accused of obstructing probe into deadly warehouse collapse

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Re: Tornadoes

"This seems to be Congress critters bloviating about something they no nothing about, don't really care about the victims and their families"

Projection.

Engineer sues Amazon for not covering work-from-home internet, electricity bills

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Where I live, the few are the ones observing the speed limits.

Dear Europe, here again are the reasons why scanning devices for unlawful files is not going to fly

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Re: 1984

WTF does Brexshit have to do with this?

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Re: Porn's effect on real life

You read it, so it must be true?

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Re: Wrong question answered

Read up on what "encryption" is.

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Re: It will happen . . .

So The Clown is leaving, finally, after all scandals?

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Re: Which politicians are involved in this?

20-20 hindsight?

Heard of the Russian Laundromat?

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Re: The sound of Perseverance

The electorate is the worst sufferer of "failure to learn".

Taiwan claims ‘breakthrough’ in EU semiconductor cooperation talks

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Re: Champagne

Seek help.

Smart homes are hackable homes if not equipped with updated, supported tech

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"People forget IoT gadgets aren't dumb appliances"

Eh.. Most people haven't got a clue. So there's nothing to forget.

This is all on the manufacturers, and not on "people". Or do you expect granny to be an IT expert?

UK opens up 'high-potential individual route' for tech worker immigration

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Re: Come work from Thailand

You need to be exceptionally stupid to refuse to pay.

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Re: So, they believe this mean spirited little list is going to result in a flood of applications?

Every time UK is shit, someone has to find an example of something worse. So that makes it ok?

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