* Posts by phord

10 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Sep 2017

This news article about the full public release of OpenAI's 'dangerous' GPT-2 model was part written by GPT-2


Surely, you meant "partly written", right? Or "part-written"?

Or is the headline also written by GPT-2 and you're yanking my chain?

^^^ This is called raising the bar, gents. ^^^

Git the news here! Code quality doesn't count for much when it comes to pull requests


Does code quality ever count in Java? Not from what I've seen.

Use Debian? Want Intel's latest CPU patch? Small print sparks big problem


"fetching and stalling" should be "fetching and installing".

"Fetching and stalling" sounds like what you do on Windows updates.

Agile development exposed as techie superstition


Re: There were studies ...

We called it "Hey Elton". Elton worked in shipping. If no one else was around, he usually was.

Android P will hear no evil, see no evil, support evil notches


Pixie Sticks


Peanut Brittle (not advised)

Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)


How about "Not JavaScript". Oh, wait. "Not JS"? Oh, I've got it. "No JS". That won't be confusing.

Storage slingers say: Don't sweat Spectre, Meltdown SANitation


Re: well thanks, Dell..

Dell purchased EMC in 2017. They're not a reseller; they are the vendor.

Walk with me... through a billion files. Slow down – admire the subset


Re: reads will be to stuff already cached in memory

But who caches directory data from network storage systems? Multiple writers invalidate caches readily.

NBD: Adobe just dumped its private PGP key on the internet


The key claims to have been created on 2017-09-18. So probably not much was ever done with it.


Re: Also all,previous data

A private key allows decryption of any emails or files being encrypted for Adobe to decode. That means any emails being sent to or from Adobe, typically. Other people use the PUBLIC key to secure the message for the recipient; only the recipient can read it because only the recipient has the PRIVATE key.