Shirley you can't be serious?
84 posts • joined 7 Sep 2018
Unlocking news: We decrypt those cryptic headlines about Scottish cops bypassing smartphone encryption
Satellites with lasers and machine guns coming! China's new plans? Trump's Space Force? Nope, the French
Musk is wasting his time with this Tesla lark. Take the damn bus!
Forgive my obvious Luditeness but, presumably you want a self-driving car to get from A to B whilst reading, knitting, having breakfast, playing with yourself, etc, right? Why not just take public transport? The end result is the same and it's cheaper than a Tesla. Also, in most cities, cars are the most ineffective and inefficient method of transportation, often beaten by pedestrians, motorcycles, buses, cyclists, skateboards and trains.
I've often thought, whilst walking by stationary vehicles during rush hour, that you may as well join all of these cars physically together to hold, say, about 30-50 people, have them go on predictable routes convenient for the majority and split the cost between passengers. Genius!
DeepNude deep-nuked: AI photo app stripped clothes from women to render them naked. Now, it's stripped from web
Your server remote login isn't root:password, right? Cool. You can keep your data. Oh sh... your IoT gear, though?
Hey China, while you're in all our servers, can you fix these support tickets? IBM, HPE, Tata CS, Fujitsu, NTT and their customers pwned
Imagine being charged to take a lunch break... even if you didn't. Welcome to the world of these electronics assembly line workers
Re: Workers' rights getting shafted
I don't think that many people who voted to leave the EU realise that the UK contributed greatly to the creation of so many EU laws -- including what you mention. I think that UK workers will indeed experience the kind of pettiness and disregard detailed in the article -- especially with Bozzer The Clown about to become PM.
I'm genuinely confused about why this comment got so many downvotes. It seems like a well-reasoned, perfectly valid comment to me -- especially the boot note. Are there really so many iDevice haters here that have a fast-twitch muscle spasm reaction when anything neutral or vaguely positive about Apple is mentioned?
Bad news. Asteroid 1999 KW4 flew by, did not hit Earth killing us all. Good news: Another one, Didymos, is on the way
Ah! You brought back memories of my childhood/early teenage years. Thank you!
The dark arcade on Saturday morning. 50p pocket money. Chewing gum making the floor sticky. Older kids smoking whilst playing Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Centipede, etc. The rapid clink of notes being changed into coins. The gutsy thrum of Defender as I Press P1 To Start...
It's the curious case of the vanishing iPhone sales as Huawei grabs second place off Apple in smartmobe stakes
Re: SE sized devices
Erm, nope. I don't think that it's true that demand has evaporated for the SE form factor (although, admittedly, I don't have anything apart from anecdotal evidence to back this).
The SE is relatively well-priced for the specs; the battery lasts two days (at least, mine does); it can do most of what premium phones can do including making phone calls; it includes a pretty good camera; it looks like a 5S so it's presumably less likely to be tea-leaved by someone; and - guess what? - it fits really nicely in a pocket.
Hm, Laura Tyrell. I wonder if her father is Eldon Tyrell of the infamous Tyrell Corporation? Maybe she's trying to cover for some sort of new auto-tracking communications built into their replicants. This would be a cheaper method of tracking them rather than having a blade runner hunt and retire them.
Now here's a Galaxy far, far away: Samsung stalls Fold rollout after fold-able screens break in hands of reviewers
Ex-Mozilla CTO: US border cops demanded I unlock my phone, laptop at SF airport – and I'm an American citizen
Our amazing industry-leading AI was too dumb to detect the New Zealand massacre live vid, Facebook shrugs
Hipster whines at tech mag for using his pic to imply hipsters look the same, discovers pic was of an entirely different hipster
Official science: Massive asteroids are so difficult to destroy, Bruce Willis wouldn't stand a chance
How much time would be needed?
So, how much time would be needed for the core to gravitationally pull the debris back to itself? Surely in a situation with a direct collision path with Earth, this effect will be way too slow to matter.
Also, when I run the experiment in my noggin, two massive rocks colliding at 5 km/s do much more than the youtube clip shows.
Suicide - CALM
Apparently it was suicide. As someone else above pointed out, suicide is the biggest killer for men under 45 (in the UK, at least). That statistic is fucking crazy. What a fucking waste of talented men - whether it's Keith Flint or Bob Jones next door.
For anyone affected - potentially or actually - by suicide, you could do a lot worse than to take a peek at this website: https://www.thecalmzone.net/
This kind of thing is truly inspirational - countries putting side their differences and working together to advance science and soft toys. But, as has been pointed out, the ISS is getting a little old so maybe it's time for a new ISS. Maybe this time something a little more...ambitious:
A once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity: NASA bids emotional farewell to its cocky, hardworking RC science car on Mars
The older I get, the more I can relate to these creatures. Don't they kind of symbolise the human race as we collectively stare into the perfect storm of Brexit, Trump(it), climate and a myriad other outrages that we should be rioting about but instead of just shrugging and saying, 'Well, there's not much I can do about it, really, is there...'?
Maybe we should save the panda and instead let ourselves dwindle into extinction.
Wall of shame
"Dubsmash (162 million), MyFitnessPal (151 million), MyHeritage (92 million), ShareThis (41 million), HauteLook (28 million), Animoto (25 million), EyeEm (22 million), 8fit (20 million), Whitepages (18 million), Fotolog (16 million), 500px (15 million), Armor Games (11 million), BookMate (8 million), CoffeeMeetsBagel (6 million), Artsy (1 million), and DataCamp (700,000)."
This is like a 21st century wall of shame. I _know_ that cyber security is tough, but come on. I would guess that most of these breaches used known exploits against servers that were either not up-to-date or lacked some basic hardening. These breaches are incredibly disrespectful to clients.
Perfectly scripted for bigger profits
A few things came to mind whilst watching all three of their nauseating adverts:
1. MS chose tasks that Office 365 could perform better than Office 2019 and then expected us to be amazed. Wow.
2. There is, I am sure, absolutely no technical reason my the "AI" helpers in 365 can't be integrated with Office 2019.
3. Paying monthly for software that traditionally used to be had for a one-off payment must make them a bucket-load more cash - hence #2, above.
4. I reckon 90% of what people do in real life with Office 365 could be done perfectly well using Office 2019 or a free alternative - hence these horrible ads.
5. #1, #2, #3 & #4 make MS just as evil as they ever were.
Are you aware of the gravity of the situation on Mars? Why yes, say boffins: We rejigged Curiosity to measure it
> Coming soon to v2.
Coming soon to v2:
- delivery bots that mimic human delivery personnel by ringing the doorbell and then leaving immediately
- delivery bots that leave your parcel on the doorstep for 8 hours while you are at work
- delivery bots that ignore your requested delivery time and tell you via an angry phone call that if you ain't home, the parcel will be sent back to the warehouse
- warehouse bots that handle your package so roughly that the contents arrives smashed into smithereens
Whats(goes)App must come down... World in shock as Zuck decides to intertwine Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp
Re: without interference or interruption between cores
> Performance cannot be an definition of a core.
That's not what I'm suggesting. Overall performance is a combination of factors.
I am suggesting that the term "core" means to many people a unit that is capable of executing a workload simultaneously with other "cores" uninterrupted.
without interference or interruption between cores
The <ahem> *core* of the problem would appear to be that there is a reasonable expectation that an 8 core CPU can carry out eight tasks *simultaneously* - without interference or interruption between cores. This is what most people understand a modern CPU "core" to be and it seems that this AMD CPU cannot guarantee this pedigree of operation under a number of circumstances (like floating point ops, for example).
Regardless of whether you or some other random person thinks that this is acceptable or not, the cold, hard facts are simply cold and hard and rather fact-like.