* Posts by Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

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Tesla's Cybertruck may not be so stainless after all

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Re: Hate to Defend Tesla

It's like the DeLorean, where they had to warn people not to buff out scratches with steel wool, because the bits of iron left behind would stain the skin.

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Hate to Defend Tesla

But this could be dust from something like train rails getting the car and literally staining the steel.

Angry mob trashes and sets fire to Waymo self-driving car

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There is a Report on Ecch (Twitter)

That the car had stalled in the middle of an intersection.

https://twitter.com/marcviloria/status/1756690879811826072

I think that the people of San Francisco are sick and tired of being guinea pigs.

Wait, hold on, everyone – Mozilla thinks Apple, Google, Microsoft should play fair

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Maybe if Mozilla Had Been Screaming About this Years Ago

Instead of trying to sell me a bloody VPN, they would be in a better position.

Musk claims that venting liquid oxygen caused Starship explosion

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Maybe It's Just Me, but

Maybe Elon got briefed on this, and simply did not understand what was going on, because the drug-addled "Smartest Man in the World" is not too bright?

HP customers claim firmware update rendered third-party ink verboten

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

And they are advertising that their printers are "less hated"

Seriously, every time I read an HP story these days, I am filled with incandescent rage toward Carly Fiorina, and I never worked there.

Mozilla CEO pockets a packet, asks biz to pick up pace the 'Mozilla way'

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Trollface

Mitchell Baker is not the highest paid executive in tech

But he is the most OVERPAID executive in tech. (Apartheid Era Emerald Heir Pedo Guy™ is not a tech executive, he's an actor starring in his own demented reality show)

Here's a list of thousands of artists Midjourney's AI is ripping off, creatives claim

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AI Skeptic Here

I think that this crap is just an overengineered ELIZA program.

That being said, if machine learning is learning, and to be clear I do NOT think that it is learning, then teaching an AI should be an acceptable use of the material.

Much like wannabee standup comics will teach themselves to by reading the joke books of current comments, and watching their performances on YouTube, the AI is teaching itself, which is the purpose of these works.

How is, "Teaching an AI is a violation of copyright," when, "Teaching a person," is not?

Again, if, as I believe, this is not intelligence in any form, and just a mixmaster of gibberish, then the issue is not IP infringement, but rather that the AI companies are defrauding people.

Musk floats idea of boat mod for Cybertruck

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Apartheid Era Emerald Heir Pedo Guy™ Has Become Homer Simpson from "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"

You know, the one where Homer designs a car, and only Bart likes it.

https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Oh_Brother,_Where_Art_Thou%3F

Tesla says California's Autopilot action violates its free speech rights

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Re: According to Musk, fraud is protected under the 1st Amendment

When you characterize Elon Musk as a, "Cunt." you are being unfair to vaginas everywhere.

Bank's datacenter died after travelling back in time to 1970

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Pint

I agree with not ratting out the help desk

But they should now be responsible for everyone's first pint FOREVER.

Dump C++ and in Rust you should trust, Five Eyes agencies urge

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Big Brother

Upon Hearing that the FBI and NSA Endorsed Rust

My first reaction was to run away from Rust.

It's not that I do not think that the various TLAs are not technically astute, they are, it's that my paranoid mind thinks that if they like it, they have a back door in the software big enough to drive Elon Musk's ego through.

OpenAI meltdown: How could Microsoft have let this happen after betting so many billions?

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What about Non-Competes?

While non-competes are (IMHO correctly) very limited in California, people who leave OpenAI might very well have non-compete agreements with much of the staff, and those WOULD likely prevent those folks from working on Large Language Models for a time.

Vote now on who should take the lead in Musk: The Movie

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Re: Laverne Cox

Not a Jew, she just dates Jewish boys. Says that, "I’d like to think of myself as the nation’s premiere black transgender shiksa."

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Laverne Cox

Having Elon Musk played by a trans black actress will make him lose his mind.

It triggers two of his most prominent bigotries.

Want a Cybertruck? You're stuck with it for a year, says Tesla

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Re: J. Jonah Jameson laugh.gif

Actually, diesel engines were originally intended to run on coal dust, which he could never get to work, so Rudy moved to the heavy fuel oil.

Musk thinks X marks the spot for Grok AI engine based on social network

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Re: "The meaning of 'grok' is to understand profoundly and intuitively."

Unfair to a partially chewed piece of gristle.

On-by-default video calls come to X, disable to retain your sanity

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Re: "X" is Pronounced "ECCH"

"Not Brand Ecch," was also an homage to Gaines, a sub rosa reference to the original EC comics.

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

"X" is Pronounced "ECCH"

This is, of course an American English word meaning disgusting, but it is also an homage to William Gaines and Mad Magazine.

Does the word find use in the UK as well?

Clippy-like AI at forefront of Windows update previews

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Mushroom

Death to Clippy

That is all

GNOME Foundation's new executive director sparks witch hunt

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Re: It's not a witch hunt.

Not me. I want everything to look like the CPM command line.

Old school baby.

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Re: Probably off-topic, but ...

They are going to adopt.

I look forward to seeing little baby Ikea.

Red light for robotaxis as California suspends Cruise's license to self-drive

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About Bloody Time

This has been a complete cluster-f%$# since day 1.

I do not understand the affection California in general, and the Bay Area in particular, has for Silicon Valley snake oil salesmen.

Dropbox drops bucks to ditch digs in long-term WFH model

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What's the Address for their HR Department?

Asking for a friend.

The problem with Jon Stewart is that Apple appears to have cancelled his show

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Re: Imagine the powerhouse $$INSERT_NAME_HERE$$ would become

Without the gross incompetence of their poorly run leadership.

I'm going through a list of countries, and the Venn diagram for the values for this variable, and those of all.the nations on earth, is a circle.

There is Rashpur, The Grand Duchy of Fenwick, and Freedonia, but they are fictitious.

More X subscription tiers could spell doom for free access as biz bleeds cash

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With the Name Change, I Now Call it Ecch

It's an homage to William Gaines and Mad Magazine.

Potrzebie!!!!!

Judge tosses Sonos's $32.5M patent win over Google with savage slam down

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Re: It was pointed out...

That is why Mr. Doctorow gets to wear the cape and goggles.

Swedish tech biz aims to sail past traffic woes on electric hydrofoils

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

They say, "Hydrofoil," and I hear, "Monorail," from the Simpson episode.

SpaceX accused of paying less to women and minority engineers

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

What, the Apartheid Era Emerald Heir Pedo Guy™ Runs Bigoted Businesses?

Well knock me over with a GE AC6000CW locomotive!

When Microsoft complains that you're a monopolist you know things are bad

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Microsoft Complaining About a Monopolist?

There is a level or irony here that positively buggers the mind.

Musk in hot water with SEC for failure to comply with subpoena

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Frog March Him Out of His Office in Handcuffs

Seriously, just jail him.

I'd pay good money to see that on pay per view.

Huawei's UK tech eviction reportedly caused Sky to fall on mobile customers

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Also, Huawei is an Employee Owned Corporation

Which means that private equity and hedge funds from Wall Street and The City cannot get their hooks into it

California governor vetoes bill requiring human drivers in robo trucks

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Re: Requiring drivers in autonomous vehicles should be for safety reasons only

As someone who lived in Massachusetts for many years, and realized that I had to leave when I screamed at a woman for **NOT** cutting me off in traffic, let me clarify about Mass drivers attitudes:

* In New York City, it's, "Get the f%$# out of my way, I'm in a hurry."

* In the Baltimore/Washington area, it's, "I'm too important to pay attention or to learn how to drive."

* In Massachusetts it's, "'I'm willing to sacrifice myself for God and Emperor so that you don't get there first."

Meet Honda's latest electric vehicle: A rideable suitcase

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

I Want Mine with Sapient Pearwood Paneling

Even more I want Terry Pratchett to be here to comment on this.

ICANN warns UN may sideline tech community from future internet governance

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Trollface

How Can They Both Lose

Seriously, between the two of them, I want a 3rd option.

Co-founder of Yandex – Russia's Google clone – denounces war on Ukraine

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Unfair to Yandex

Google's search has been so enshittified that Yandex is better than Google search.

Hell, Bing is better than Google search these days.

We'd pay good money to see... oh dear, Elon Musk 'needs an MRI scan'

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Musk is not a notorious flake, he's a notorious fake.

Indian developer fired 90 percent of tech support team, outsourced the job to AI

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Call me a Cynic

But maybe Dukkan was complete pants before the transition.

Musk sues law firm for overcharging Twitter when Twitter was suing Musk

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Re: When is This Guy Going to Get Britney Speared?

So we lie. To quote the great Mason Williams, who needs truth if it's dull:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qltGvyi9Gk

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

When is This Guy Going to Get Britney Speared?

Seriously, if anyone needed to be placed under conservatorship, it is the Apartheid Era Emerald Mine Heir™.

Oh, great. Yet another tech billionaire thinks he can get microblogging right

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

I Think that Facebook Misses the Point

Most users in the the criminal enterprise formerly known as Facebook™ loath the company. They use it because they see no other alternative because it is how they contact their friends, or run their business, etc.

The idea that people would lock themselves in, when the criminal enterprise formerly known as Facebook™ has shown time and time again that it would engage in major enshittification as soon as it reaches critical mass, is delusional.

Software picks out more satellite photobombs in Hubble image

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

I Blame Elon

Seriously, his overrated and under-performing satellite internet is responsible for a huge number of those satellites.

Will Flatpak and Snap replace desktop Linux native apps?

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

Not a Linux Person, nor a Sociologist, But………

It seems to me that any discussion of Linux issues eventually ends up with people arguing over systemd.

I don't get it, but then again, I don't have to deal with it.

(OK, I read my email on using Bash with SSH, but that's not being a Linux person)

Reddit cuts five percent of workers while API pricing shift sours developers

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This is Pretty Much Something Out of Dilbert

Unfortunately, Scott Adams is a racist dirt bag, and Mark Mareki's "Two Fisted Business Management" was canceled about 3½ decades ago.

Anyone have a suggestion for a successor cartoon?

Yaccarino takes wheel at Twitter early as advertising woes become public

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Trollface

I expect the landlords to continue to be stiffed on rent.

Seriously, just padlock the doors, with Musk inside.

And there will be much rejoicing.

Reddit blackout planned over app-killing API prices

Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

I Memed This

You know, based on the defenestration meme:

https://i.imgur.com/vB61uTt.png

This ain't Boeing very well: Starliner's first crewed flight canceled yet again

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What happens when stock buybacks take priority over engineering.

Twitter now worth just a third of what Musk paid for it

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Re: Lesson on use of the sed command

For the life of me, I cannot tell if this is sarcasm or not.

This happens to me so frequently not that I am worried that I might have COVID induced brain fog.

Mozilla so sorry for intrusive Firefox VPN popup ad

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Re: And there is the rub

There have been remarkably few software projects that could not be improved by a wholesale firing of upper management.

When you try to hire a freelancer to write SQL and all you get is incorrect AI garbage

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Trollface

When will they learn?

You cannot replace programmers with a pumped up Eliza program.

But you can replace management with a pumped up Eliza program.

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