Re: The extremes of both sides
There it is, the "very fine people on both sides" bullshit.
No. "Both sides" are NOT responsible for this. This mess comes from ONE side, the right wing.
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He can't do that without committing perjury.
At this point, a non-self-aware AI is neither a purely technical device under the control of a person, nor is it a person eligible for copyright.
There is therefore no entity eligible to receive a copyright of an image created by an AI.
There is only one option: The image is public domain, permanently copyright ineligible.
I propose a simple test: Any AI that attempts to claim copyright must, in its own non-preprogrammed words, explain how it would benefit from owning a copyright. If a human either a. tries to claim copyright of an AI-created work, or b. programs an AI to articulate that the AI would benefit from owning a copyright without said AI figuring it out on its own, then that human goes to prison for fraud.
No. That's not a thing here.
There are product safety laws, if a product is dangerous the government can force a recall to fix it. Most products have a 90 day to 1 year warranty, very few warranties are longer than 1 year. Many companies offer an "extended warranty" (which is just very expensive insurance).
And maybe you replace your phone every 2 years, but many of us do not do that and have no desire to. Mine is 6 now, and still works because Apple didn't block the parts I replaced like they do now. I also wasn't without my phone for more than the few minutes it took for me to put in the new battery and speaker.
Right to repair is more important than a 'requirement to warranty' that only lasts 2 years.
But our poor BOFH was stuck with US Legal.
It's the most useless paper size on the planet. You see, many years ago, the legal industry in the US stopped using it. Virtually all court paperwork that's still done on paper is now done with US Letter.
You'll see the occasional old lawyer still use US Legal for wills. But it's mostly fallen out of fashion even for that, and other than wills (because many of them are old, and the only time a court sees them are after someone is dead and can't exactly do a new one) courts will no longer accept any filing on legal size paper.
(Federal and many state courts won't accept paper filings for most things at all any more, they don't want to have to deal with the stuff. But they definitely don't want to have to buy the much more expensive special-size filing cabinets for US Legal paper. Most lawyers were very happy about it, because they don't want to buy the expensive filing cabinets either.)
Very simply, an 'invention' by a non-sentient AI should be non-patentable.
And I don't mean non-patentable by the AI, I mean non-patentable at all. It should belong to the public domain, for the free use of anyone.
If an AI is not capable of understanding what a patent is and why it should want one, it should not be able to have one. To do otherwise is to completely negate any legitimate purpose for patent law existing in the first place.
So replace an at least somewhat progressive tax system with a 100% regressive tax system?
Yeah, that's a GREAT idea. /s
Income tax in the US has issues. But your proposal would replace it with taxes that heavily burden the poor, somewhat less burden the middle class, and only ever take pocket change from the rich. It's an absolutely abhorrent idea.
It's only been the standard way to eject a disk since 1984, almost 40 years is plenty of time to figure out that dragging a disk to the trash ejects it and doesn't delete anything.
And for over 20 years, the trash can has been changing to an eject icon when you start dragging a disk.
To be fair, any Mac that will "officially" run 10.14 will also run 12.
Most Macs that will only "officially" run 10.13 will also run 12.
OpenCore Legacy Patcher is your friend.
(Of course, I'm typing this on a 2012 15" MBP running 10.14 and have no intention of downgrading it to anything more recent because I'm unwilling to give up 32-bit software support. I've got other Macs running 12, but this is easily as fast as those newer Macs for what I do.)
I'd feel a bit more confident if their "Cyber Resource Hub" page (https://www.cisa.gov/cyber-resource-hub) didn't contain this line:
** Note: These documents have features that may not work in certain web browsers. For best use, please open using Internet Explorer.
No, it doesn't. There's even an option during setup where you can tell macOS that it does not have an internet connection.
And you can absolutely install apps, you just can't use the Apple app store. And since virtually every app is available outside of the app store, you won't have a problem.
And no, there's no audit ("NSA level" or otherwise). There's a malware list that has a few specific things on it. And of course if you don't have an internet connection you won't even get that.
Universities have absolutely no business outsourcing ANYTHING. Outsourcing IT is absolutely inexcusable for an organization that should absolutely without question have the in-house expertise to handle it, and should in fact be using that expertise not only to manage their own systems but teaching the next generation how to do it.
Universities that get hit with this deserve every bit of pain they have coming.
Corporate welfare at its finest.
If the US gov is going to spend that kind of money building factories, the factories should be gov owned and operated. Put the corps that screwed it up out of business by outcompeting them, and ALL the profits go directly to the gov.
Or instead of handing money to the corps, hit them with a 100% tax on any profits derived from offshore production. Spend the $52b on housing the homeless instead.
Sagan already has an asteroid (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2709_Sagan), a planet walk (https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/sagan-planet-walk), a unit of measurement (the Sagan Unit is a large number, at least 4 billion), a science collaboration web platform (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAGANet), a crater on Mars (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagan_(crater) ), and a weed strain (https://www.leafly.com/strains/carl-sagan).
He would likely have been proudest of the asteroid and the crater, but happiest about the weed.
I'm reasonably confident "cement pond" came from the show and has since entered into occasional use by Southern IT folks when we're feigning ignorance about a particular topic.
I'm not quite sure what you're talking about when you say "disgusting bits from a pig" though, because all parts of a pig are in fact quite delicious when properly prepared.
Heh. A couple years back I had to set up a Win95 machine, I happened to have a P3 800MHz box that was about to go to recycling and just hadn't gotten there yet, and I got a call....
A couple hundred thousand dollar printing press had blown up its controller - a Win95 box. Nothing newer would do. Fastest 95 box I've ever seen, and I doubt that computer cost as much new as what I charged that client for it.
Except softmodems mostly didn't work.
I was working ISP tech support back in the late '90s, and one of the worst parts of the job was not being allowed to tell customers "Yeah, you've got a winmodem. It's occasionally going to connect, it might even tell you that you're getting 56k, but you're not really. Your best bet is to take it out of the computer, smash it with a hammer, and then go buy a real modem."
Countless hours of my life were wasted talking illiterate (sometimes literally) users through removing and reinstalling drivers and network stacks. And then we'd get yelled at because evening shift's numbers could never match day shift's numbers, when day shift was mostly business users with real modems.
Hayes or USR? Chances are the problem was on our end.
The few Mac users with softmodems (Apple called it the GeoPort Telecom Adapter) didn't have nearly as much trouble.
Only partially true.
What really happened in the '90s was Microsoft getting caught with QuickTime code in Video for Windows. Apple let them off easy by forcing them to guarantee continued Office development for the Mac.
"Most devices people are using today will be replaced within 5 years"
NO, they won't. There is virtually zero chance that's going to happen. I'm typing this on a computer that's already a decade old. My newest computer is getting close to 5, and it's not going anywhere anytime soon. Nothing short of a nuclear war will cause "most" devices people are using today to turn into e-waste in the next 5 years.
What you're describing is a tech company's wet dream, not reality.
Unfortunately, this doesn't fix the real problem. Apple is still allowed to keep you from installing software on your iPhone from any source other than the Apple app store even in Korea.
I honestly don't care if Apple takes 90% of in-app purchases made through their app store if their app store monopoly can be eliminated. Fix that, and I'll find a way to buy an iPhone from whatever country does it first.
I was wondering WTF "I grew up with analogue" was blathering about, because analog TV was absolutely abysmal. ATSC is absolutely amazing compared to NTSC. And then I realized that whatever the Brits had before was probably not as bad as NTSC, and DVB-T is probably worse than ATSC.
Here in the US you absolutely have to accept responsibility for your speech - from anyone who isn't the government.
You can be shunned by your community, you can be unceremoniously dumped off social media, you can be fired without warning.
But you CANNOT be imprisoned or fined by the government.
And that is as it should be. Speech is not a crime, no matter how despicable it may be.
I ran CentOS on my servers for years.
Last year, I was in the process of testing CentOS 8 to replace my really good but annoyingly no longer getting security patches CentOS 5 along with the hardware it was running on that was getting pretty old.
It was being a PITA, so incredibly different from the wonderful 5 release. So things got delayed.
And then this stream thing happened. That was the kick in the pants I needed to nope out.
Everything is running on Xubuntu now, because yes, I absolutely DO want a GUI on my servers (no, they don't boot into the GUI) and because Gnome sucks now.
I'm not even remotely tempted to go to Rocky Linux at this point, I'm done with RH-based distros.
We could have far more renewables with significantly less build price.
The time for this was 50 years ago. It's not needed or wanted now.
What we need now is solar+wind+storage+transmission. It's time to forget about nuclear fission as a viable future power source.
Fusion may have potential, it may not. I'm in favor of fusion research continuing, but let's limit fission to existing plants and start working on long-term waste solutions for the ones we have before we even think about building new ones.
No, not "no different" at all. Apple doesn't even do software rental, their monthly charge stuff is all things like video streaming and extra storage. And at least MicroSuck offers a purchase option for their terrible office package, even if they do try to hide that it exists.
Adobe only does software rental now, at an exorbitant $50/month.
This is stupid. Government data should be stored on government computers, in government data centers, maintained by government employees. Private companies should NEVER be allowed to do this sort of thing.
And Amazon's trustworthiness is only slightly better than F*c*book's. They're one of the worst companies in the world.
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It's not health insurance that's a threat.
Your car insurance company might decide to raise your rates because the data suggests your medical history might make you more likely to crash.
Your house insurance might decide you might be more likely to accidentally damage something.
Your bank might decide you may not be likely to live long enough to pay off a loan.
All of those would have a serious incentive to grab the data and de-anonymize it to use against you if they thought it would make them more money.
And health insurance doesn't really matter in the US either. They already have your medical records, and they're no longer allowed to deny you or charge you more because of pre-existing conditions, that's been illegal since 2014.
Because I have a couple of racks of servers. It's a lot easier for me to spin up another account or add an address with a quick SSH than it is to go through Google's account setup process.
And if it's on my own hardware, I don't feel uncomfortable leaving the mail on the server and using IMAP. POP was amazing in the 1990s, not so much now.
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