* Posts by WhatsData2U

6 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Sep 2016

All that dust on Mars is coming from one weird giant alien structure


Blow it up

I think you're all on the wrong track. Vacuum it to put it where? This is the perfect opportunity to test mega solar power projects - think solar cyclone fans.

WannaCry reverse-engineer Marcus Hutchins hit with fresh charges


Re: What is it...

LOL where do you guys get this stuff?? Sales presentations vs. debates REALLY cracked me up.

-An (apparent) Exceptional American

'WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?' Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel spinning Spectre fix as a security feature


Re: Translation "Any performance hit you take by setting this flag is on *you*"

Hmm... guess we can either wait for v9+ or a new design. Probably take about the same amount of time for either. While they dance, we wait.

Beauty is in the AI of the beholder: Young blokes teach computer to judge women by their looks


Re: arXiv

...because legitimate publications rejected it based on too many biases. (Hope you don't mind me amending your statement. :-)


Re: a curiosity, indeed

Boys may be boys. They sure didn't try to use boys as their test sampling, did they? Why not? A few guesses here...

Sad reality: It's cheaper to get hacked than build strong IT defenses


I'll Take that Risk

Per comments by other posters, the cost doesn't really hit home... until it gets personal. Taking this kind of risk is a gamble to be sure, and one component the article doesn't look at is the future risks of IoT. We're on a digitization fastrack to ramping up connectivity of everything from cars and homes, to things we haven't even conceived of yet. The study cited looked at 2004-2015; even if we agreed with those round average numbers, that's not the future we're looking at.