* Posts by Del_Varner

18 posts • joined 25 May 2016

Good news, everyone: The US military says it will be ethically minded about how it develops AI


Greater concern

I'd be far more worried about how the Chinese develop their military AI.

Judge Vulcan-nerve pinches JEDI deal after Amazon forks out $42m to pause Microsoft's military machinations


Re: It was the end of history....

Why B5, the headline was Star Trek and Star Wars

Incognito mode won't stop smut sites sharing your pervy preferences with Facebook, Google and, er, Oracle


Use either Firefox & Ghostery or TOR browser

It is easy enough to stop or at least reduce being tracked online

Apple iPrunes iTunes: Moldering platform's death expected to be announced at WWDC


I hope they fix the cover art fiasco

Often, when you copy an album to your iphone, it randomly assigns a cover from something else, unless you do all your music at once.


I hope they fix the cover art fiasco

I hope they fix how they handle cover art. I add a new album to my iphone and it randomly assigns a cover from something else

I've had it with these mother-fscking slaps on this mother-fscking plane: Flight fight sparks legal brouhaha over mid-air co-ords


9th Circut

"the most tech-savvy court in America, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals" It is also the court having the greatest number of overturned opinions

Hubble 'scope camera breaks down amid US govt shutdown, forcing boffins to fix it for free


Re: Can't fix stupid

Yeah, you could Moosechelle.


Fixed headline

It's actually Nancy & Chuck's shoutdown.

Mourning Apple's war against sockets? The 2018 Mac mini should be your first port of call


this: "(Macs typically have a longer usable life than Windows PCs, and have higher re-sale value, so that also helps to offset the higher purchase price)."

I'm probably getting one of these new fangled minis because the iMac I bought 12 years ago finally went kaputt.

The butterfly defect: MacBook keys wrecked by single grain of sand



Why is Apple so obsessed with thinness?

Internet engineers tear into United Nations' plan to move us all to IPv6


This sonds like the UN in general

Flawed beyond repair, utterly broken, critically endangers the world

Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password


This is what happens when you have to have a new version of the OS every year, and skimp on the testing to make the deadline. (Someone else has probably already said this)

Are Asimov's laws enough to stop AI stomping humanity?


Re: They forgot about the zeroth law.

Or if they saw Hillary get elected, smash her immediately

Astroboffins discover that half of the Milky Way's matter comes from other galaxies


Re: Astroboffins ̶d̶i̶s̶c̶o̶v̶e̶r̶ speculate ...

And of course, this is similar to the so-called anthropogenic climate change models, except when they find observations that don't agree with their model, they fudge the "adjust" the observations so they do.

Retirement age must move as life expectancy grows, says WEF


As long as you can keep the government from stealing the money.

Policymakers must therefore ensure a "safety net" is provided for all workers, while improving access to well-managed, cost-effective retirement plans and encouraging increased contributions to these.

By 2040, computers will need more electricity than the world can generate


Re: Good thing world electricity production won't flatline until 2040

Especially the IOT.

Government regulation will clip coders' wings, says Bruce Schneier


I want a dumb house.

If something can be hacked, it will be hacked. If something can be used as an avenue for advertising, Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc. will use it and will have sneaky Terms and Conditions to allow it to take anything they want.

British cops to film you with 59k body-worn cameras by end of year


Can you film the cops in Britain?

You can do this in the US, when the cops are in the public, can you do this in the UK?


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