* Posts by Aspie73

21 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Sep 2016

WhatsApp AI happily added guns to chat stickers of Palestinians, but not Israelis


Do you spout the same rubbish when arabs kill arabs? Or do you only have an issue when Jews kill them?


You've not bvothered to research what wars are, and the international rules of them, have you?

Israel protects its people using rockets, PHamas protects its rockets using people. One is legitimate, the other isn't.

PayPal, Visa, Mastercard suspend Russian services


Re: Huge long food queues in Russia

No, it's stereotypical, like saying the French are arrogant, or that the British all love fish and chips and roast beef.

The poster didn't discriminate against Russians, or say anything remotely similar, at all there.

Software engineer jailed for 2 years after using RATs and crypters to steal underage victims' intimate pics


Re: Funny how

I'm not a crim, but didn't discover that I was autistic until I was 40. Yes, it can go that long until you seek answers as to why it is that you don't quite fit in to society.


Re: Austism Defense

Actually it's a complete misconception pushed by Ali G's cousin that Autistics don't have empathy. Other studies have suggested that as we're hypersensitive we're more likely to be an Empath than neurotypicals; it's just that we find it hard to deal with the overwhelming feelings of others.

I'm a Samaritan listening volunteer, and that's not something you could do without the ebility to empathise.

Why machine-learning chatbots find it difficult to respond to idioms, metaphors, rhetorical questions, sarcasm


Is AI Autistic Then?

So we're saying that AI is on "the spectrum" then, not being able to understand idioms?

An oft cited example in books about autism is that kids will expect to see cats and dogs falling from the sky when it's persisting down. as a life long Aspie, I can say that I've never expected to witness that.

Contact-tracer spoofing is already happening – and it's dangerously simple to do


1) my phone blocks numbers not in my contact list

2) the gsm standard does not guarantee SMS delivery. If I get one of these messages, legit or not, I'll not be putting my life on hold.

Flame away.

Industry reps told the UK taxman everything wrong with extending IR35. What happened next will astound you


Re: Two things

The M6 is relatively empty at 5am when I start my 60 mile there and at 6pm when I start my 60 mile back journey.

I jumped ship from contracting to permie when they offered a company car and fuel card. I was easily bought!

UK pr0n viewers plan to circumvent smut-block measures – survey


Re: Paris, well because...

No, Jazz mags was correct.


Peak Apple: This time it's SERIOUS, Tim


Re: So where is the new market ?

How quaint, having to do something physical. I just speak to Android Auto and it will play a selection of tunes from a bank of about 30 million cloud based tracks.

You can blame laziness as much as greed for Apple's New Year shock


Re: Didn't know that - which one?

Really? My partner is French. She's lived and worked here for 28 years. She's paid tax for 28 years. Does that not give her a right in your eyes when she's contributed more to the country than your average dole scrounger?

Microsoft gives Windows 10 a name, throws folks a bone


I had the book that's in the image at the start of the article!!

It's how my programming career began, aged 10.

Tech rookie put decimal point in wrong place, cost insurer zillions


My first job out of university was with a large international German electronics manufacturer with a rude sounding name; they'd sponsored me through uni.

I was tasked with generating multiple EDIFACT messages from the SQL database using VB, one of which was the INVOIC file. One of the fields in the message, I can't remember which, indicated by use of a single character whether the message was an invoice or a credit. I got it the wrong way around and accidentally sent out around DM 10 million of credit that should have been invoices.

Fortunately we only invoiced our regional offices around the world, not the end customer, and the mistake was quickly spotted.

Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion


Re: @Harley

@CheesyTheClown, I can't tell if this is a tongue in cheek rant, or whether the 1980's Yellow Pages ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv1VQ7uSC-s completely passed you by.

The future of radio may well be digital, but it won't survive on DAB


Re: Cars are priority

"They once repeated the same article 3 times in a row with no gaps"

That wasn't the article on Groundhog Day on the PM program was it? If so, I guess you didn't "get it".

Visa Europe fscks up Friday night with other GDPR: 'God Dammit, Payment Refused'


Re: Well, we went out last night...

No, the Man in Black is William

How life started on Earth: Sulfur dioxide builds up, volcanoes blow, job done – boffins




So we're finally succumbing to the Septic's bastardisation of our language are we?

Facebook, Google, etc: Yeah, yeah, we'll work on the nasty stuff about bombs – but we ain't doing no backdoors


Re: It's simples

It always make me giggle when answering

"Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of a terrorist organization?"

on the SC form I have to complete periodically in order to have access to weapons with which to instruct cadets how to shoot.

Amazon's Netflix-gnasher to hit top gear In December


We called Sky 2 weeks ago and cancelled. Just got 2 weeks left to watch stuff on the HDD that we've not seen yet. The PVR feature is the only thing that we'll really miss, as I think that Sky do that quite well, but I guess with streaming you don't really need that functionality.


Re: Yarrgh

The producer said on Radio 4's Today program last week that it was being released weekly because it's not like a drama, in that you will want to binge watch, as there is no story to be continued. It's just 3 blokes cocking about in different cars/locations each week.

As far as I remember he said it was the production team who wanted it to be weekly, not Amazon.

Publishing military officers' names 'creates Islamic State hitlist'


Re: A tip for terrorists

I spent a week on a cadet leadership course at RAF Hereford back in 1989. We had a tour of the base next door and had a go on their assault course. Bloody fantastic fun.