* Posts by JohnJacob

6 posts • joined 14 Mar 2018

Elon Musk's Twitter mega-takeover likely imminent

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When you're a rich enough pothead to spend billions to buy a company and insert a 420 joke. $54.20. Is this guy 13 years old?

Man paralyzed from neck down uses AI brain implants to write out text messages


A new torture device?

Providing no backspace, hmmm? Sounds like a very intimate way to have auto-correct drive you absolutely bonkers when you can't delete what it screws up.

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you


Micro-sloughed trying to get rid of their proprietary skin by buying throwing their money into open source. a bit sleazy feeling, just like the name sounds.

AI biz borks US election spending data by using underpaid Amazon Mechanical Turks


Re: Why not just fill in a Web form or equivalent directly?

Actually it's not accurate. The Amish do have electricity. I took a tour of Pennsylvania Dutch country last year and saw solar panels on many houses which blew my mind. I guess the justification is it's not the *electricity* that's the evil influence... it's the connection to the grid. They seem to have clever ways around nearly each and every of their "sacred" rules. It's a society of hotfix patches and workarounds.

So anyhow... let them fill out the web forms as well. ^-^ The way I see it as long as they're uploading info in a form and not browsing the interwebs... they're good to go.

It's Pi day: Care to stuff a brand new Raspberry one in your wallet?


Re: Dates

Please file your grievances with an American congressman and ask them to change it. Also, try your fortune and ask them to switch our measurements to metric. Good luck!

Yes, it's inconvenient that all humans can't have adopted the same conventions over the course of history. Why don't those numbskulls just fall in line?

And while we're ranting+griping, how come those pesky Chinese fellers have to do LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. So inconvenient. And by the way, you shouldn't have just agreed with me. You should have immediately visited the LDAP RFC and corrected me that I was imprecise with my stupid human terminology and should have said surname, givenname.

Crypto crackdown: Google bans ads for unregulated currencies


Funny that....

... on this very article about Google banning crypto coin adverts, there's one on my right side from AdSense stating '"Next Bitcoin nets $1.8M What's Next Cryptocurrency To Hit Big? (Click For Details)'.

Why's that Alanis Morissette song playing in the background?


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