Unlike when you open the MacBook when you need the Apple the wrong way up.
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Re: It is sad it is taking such a massive case
@aerogems I downvoted your well thought through post on tax because whilst it seems simple to tax things where the work was done or where the product was sold it's not.
Firstly because what is the "work" and "product" for Google as an example. Hard to define because it could be where you sell the advertising or where the end users are or where the search code was written or quite a few other options.
Secondly the US would never agree to this because they'd lose quite a lot of tax revenue for massive companies like Apple who currently pay US tax for (some) EU software on Chinese hardware sold to EU citizens.
Re: Hold Your Horses
I don't think anyone is suggesting replacing all virtual machines with this.
This will be ideal for running certain things: docker on Mac where the performance is currently awful, lots of different flavours of function as a service, containers might soon be a thing of the past since this could remove 95% of their benefit over VMs.
I'm not sure why you got downvoted for saying an air gapped system is not fully secure. It seems pretty obvious to me. To be air gapped means it's likely to be patched less often because it's a PITA to do so, so security vulnerabilities will be there for longer. Also you have to allow storage to be plugged into it somehow to allow updates to the main software as well as patches.
I worked at a place that used CDs for this but it was a real waste of plastic so they started to allow USBs. We had specific machines only running virus checks on those CDs and USBs with virus definitions updated daily. Still we got a virus on the secure system somehow*
*it was definitely not a senior manager plugging his phone into a USB to charge it. <\sarcasm>
I'm not usually one to pile hate on lawyers but this case is crazy. Not only did they work hard to ensure that justice was not done in this case, others have hardly worked to put it right and then for the compensation, they "received £43 million ($52 million) plus legal costs in a settlement. The bulk of the money, however, was consumed by the costs of funding the case." - the bulk of £43 million PLUS legal costs (which should be enough to cover the costs of funding the case surely‽) is a crazy amount of money just to gain the beginnings of some justice.
Re: Yet again, Mint
It certainly has inexplicable defaults - you can't tab between inputs without enabling "accessibility". I guess the semi-regular corruption of the NVRAM such that my not-sanctioned-by-apple USB-C docking station stops sending anything to the monitor could be closed as inexplicably but I think it's easily explained by corporate greed.
It's not as simple as that. Firstly you can make a job description biased very easily and accidentally. Secondly these people did not apply at all, if you read the article you'll see that companies are asked to contact candidates on this site. How many women are signed up and how many are shown in search results is more relevant but if they company is producing reports like this, they should have their own biased algorithm sorted already.
Clouds help with this
The cloud providers help to make it difficult or expensive to use more than one cloud by charging for data transfer and making APIs different. Still, we're using AWS for most stuff but Big Query as a data warehouse because all the equivalents on AWS are crazy expensive for the same or less functionality even taking data transfer into account.
I manage the IT for a small group and we do have RDP straight on the internet. I do what I can in enforcing complex passwords and keeping the system patched but what else can I do? We have no money and limited time to implement whatever it is, the people using it are completely non-technical and the system is on an only-just-better-than-home network.
Re: Most code is copied, anyway
This is nonsense. Most code is original, even the move-data type projects have quite a bit of original data mapping and the like. The most commonly used data structures are provided by the languages we use. If you're finding yourself rewriting code that already exists then maybe you should be using a library.
Apache Superset: A story of insecure default keys, thousands of vulnerable systems, few paying attention
Re: "What else would ChatGPT do to protect itself from being discovered as a liar?"
The writer of the article has understood perfectly in my opinion. Just because the model can be viewed as a massive database doesn't mean we shouldn't talk about what it "wants" - the desires of the model are defined by its training data, goal definitions, etc. but that's too much to understand at any one time and also we don't know exactly how much of any one behaviour is based on any one input so talking about what it wants makes perfect sense.
Re: Gross misunderstanding of the tool
What's the difference between "AI" and "a language statistical model" and why does it matter? ChatGPT easily passes the Turing test, it provides what look like intelligent answers - and most of the time they are. What exactly are you looking for before you're willing to call it "AI"?
Maybe it needs to actually understand what it's saying? Arguably it does - if you ask a human what they meant when they said something then they'll likely tell you in different words - and ChatGPT will do the same, it "knows" that one phrasing and another are roughly equivalent.
Maybe it needs empathy? Again, its programmed to try and do that - it also learns from responses it gives about what works and what doesn't. Humans show empathy in the same way. I guess the key word there is "show" because obviously the machine doesn't really empathise but often a human might show fake empathy too.
I get the massive mathematical models that make this work are just big matrices but I don't think that means that anyone has "grossly misunderstood the tool" at all.
Re: AWS is looking old
Sure, costs are higher and profits are high for some clouds. A lot of cost is due to investment in software for keeping things running at scale - some of this you won't need but some you likely will. There's enough competition in the market that running on a cloud is not some 10x more expensive thing for the same product - your workload might be one that's much cheaper self hosted but it might not. Clearly AWS is not the cheapest option out there even if you do decide on cloud but it's unlikely to be the worst value for money either.
Re: Oracle is targeting users on Java compliance after new licensing terms
No need to avoid Java, it's actually pretty good and getting better. I code in quite a few languages, including supposedly more modern ones but I still like Java the best - it's got just enough boilerplate (and much less now than older versions) that you can tell what every part is doing. Groovy is the worst - there's no telling what's a method call or a reference to an object or a function in that.
Re: Make at least sure you have your own domain
Nonsense. I have my own domain but of course I don't need it - Gmail will run for a very long time. Using a hosted account is SO much easier than running stuff yourself and Gmail is the best option. Most people would be fine with changing their email address 4 times a century or so anyway.
Re: Resolve ?
I came here to post this. I edited 2 weekly videos with OpenShot for about 9 months. Then I discovered Davincii Resolve and have never looked back - it is so much better that it's a whole different league. Masses of keyboard shortcuts, works on Linux, although I use it on a Windows VM in the cloud now to save money on a beefy machine for editing. Parsec handles low latency control of that machine although the colours are off a bit, but that doesn't affect my type of editing.
Re: Really to get wider adoption....
I'm not sure you can make these systems more modular without a significant trade-off. One of the ways that Apple have got this performance is the very tight coupling between parts of the system. The RAM necessarily is very physically close to the CPU, GPU and other parts.
Re: Appropriate complexity
This is exactly what I thought. Some VPN company pointlessly getting advertising. Shame on the Reg for sharing this. Everyone uses simple passwords for things they don't care about don't they? I get pretty irritated about sites with no data requiring long passwords. I know my passwords for some sites have been pwnd and I'm just fine with it. Go ahead and login, view my zero balance on a gift card, I just don't care.