I'm pretty sure there are more people mistakenly turned away every single day by humans than by computers. I get it: This sucks. But it's something that happened since the first bouncer stood outside the first tavern.
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Ireland warned it could face 'rolling blackouts' if it doesn't address data centres' demand for electricity
Google says its artificial intelligence is faster and better than humans at laying out chips for artificial intelligence
Google employee helped UK government switch from disastrous COVID-19 strategy, according to Dominic Cummings
UK Court of Appeal rules Tiny Computers' legal remains can sue Micron and Infineon over 2002 DRAM price-fixing cartel
What happens when cancel culture meets Adolf Hitler pareidolia? Amazon decides it needs a new app icon
AI brain drain to Google and pals threatens public sector's ability to moderate machine-learning bias
Welcome to the splinternet – where freedom of expression is suppressed and repressed, and Big Brother is watching
Nope. StarLink requires "landing rights" in each nation. StarLink in China will either go through the Great Firewall or not be available. Same is true everywhere else: Play by the local rules or don't play at all.
Linux Foundation, IBM, Cisco and others back ‘Inclusive Naming Initiative’ to change nasty tech terms
US military takes aim at 2024 for human-versus-AI aircraft dogfights. Have we lost that loving feeling for Top Gun?
> The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS), set up to help Europe remain competitive in the field of AI and machine learning
That train left the station 25 years ago when Europe failed to produce a single global tech giant similar Google/Amazon/Baidu/Alibaba during the dotcom boom. Chickens coming home to roost...
> As the internet giant is still big on Kubernetes, might Chocolate Factory staff – or the wider Kubernetes community now that it is open source – make their displeasure known?
Why? Linux or Android runs a lot of military stuff, how is this different? Have a look at ATAK, the Android Tactical Assault Kit.
The rumor that just won't die: Apple to keep Intel at Arm's length in 2021 with launch of 'A14-powered laptops'
Suspicious senate stock sale spurt spurs scrutiny scheme: This website tracks which shares US senators are unloading mid-pandemic
This would only be illegal if the briefing contained company specific information. A general "this is going to be bad for airlines and the hospitality industry" does not qualify as insider information. And I kind of doubt that these confidential briefings had anything more to say on this topic.
The confidential part is almost certainly about stockpiles of masks or the contingency planning of the military.
> Heart Bleed, Spectre and the very latest Intel Management Engine vulnerability are all either signs of verification failure or, even worse, problems that came out during verification but were too expensive to fix and too dangerous to admit.
Heart Bleed was a bug in the Open Source OpenSSL library. Doesn't belong here at all, I think.
Labor is pro-remain, right?
Would such a move be compatible with EU regulations? A simple Google (Ha!) search found this: https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/conferences/state-aid/broadband_rulesexplained.pdf
"Thus, compatibility with internal market requirements is a key building block of competition policy in Europe. A guiding principle is that any State intervention should limit as much as possible the risk of crowding out or replacing private investments, of altering commercial investment incentives and ultimately of distorting competition as this is viewed as contrary to the common interest of the European Union."
Re: Have I misunderstood?
> given that NASA apparently failed to organise a fixed cost contract with Boeing for initial copies of their capsule, which is now costing billions more of taxpayers money than was originally estimated
Are you confusing Starliner and Orion? Starliner is the Boeing capsule for Commercial Crew and on a fixed price contract. Orion is the Lockheed Martin capsule for SLS/Artemis.
I think this is about second round effects. The EU fears that the huge money stashes of the big US and Chinese tech companies will allow them to dominate other new fields: think Google ==> Autonomous Driving (Waymo), Amazon ==> Space Flight (Blue Origin), Google ==> Smart Home, ...
No company in the EU has the deep pockets to risk unlimited funding to build a reusable rocket (Musk made his money with Paypal, Besoz with Amazon).
This major internet routing blunder took A WEEK to fix. Why so long? It was IPv6 – and no one really noticed
What do we want? Decentralised, non-siloed social media with open standards! When do we want it? Soon!
Why are fervid Googlers making ad-blocker-breaking changes to Chrome? Because they created a monster – and are fighting to secure it
This article misses a lot of nuances:
* People can and do develop software without formal training and there is little that can be done to change this
* PEBCAK: problem exists between chair and keyboard, e.g. the user didn't bother to learn how to use the software
* interaction between software that was written independently (the cookie example: is the bug in the browser or the web app?)
* bad specifications
> more persuasive case put by the guarantors of national security, who have weighed these engines of amplification, toxification, division and disunity and found them wanting. States wanting to remain coherent have no choice: break up the internet giants – or fragment into a Hobbesian war of all-against-all.
So instead of a single social network that is at least willing to follow the law, they might be confronted by end-to-end encrypted closed groups (Signal) or networks completely out of their control (gab). They will fondly remember the good, old days when there was at least somebody who would pick up the phone or whom they could pressure to remove content.