* Posts by zuckzuckgo

368 posts • joined 8 Feb 2019


Google says its artificial intelligence is faster and better than humans at laying out chips for artificial intelligence

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Re: 3 Laws Safe?

And most of those ads will be for medical and physical rehab services.

Antivirus that mines Ethereum sounds a bit wrong, right? Norton has started selling it

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> We call these "offspring"

Or just minors.

Flying dildo poses a slap in the face for serious political debate

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Re: Misuse of Drone

I'm sure he is facing stiff punishment.

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Re: High Noon

As a politician he is use to stiff opposition.

Today I shall explain how dual monitors work using the medium of interpretive dance

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Re: SSD is like an enormous poster board,

Or the SSD is a cabinet of paper documents vs the hard disk as a box of stone tablets.

Latest on iCloud storage 'outsourcing' lawsuit against Apple: Damages class certified

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Re: "The Reg has asked Apple for comment."

I always like it when they end the article with a joke.

VC's paper claims cost of cloud is twice as much as running on-premises. Let's have a look at that

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Re: This Is My Shocked Face

> ones family jewels not under ones control has always fallen into my "Bad" box.

A bad comparison from my point of view. I have kept key valuables and documents in a bank safety deposit box for decades. In that time I have had two house break-ins but the bank's vault has remained secure.

Royal Yacht Britannia's successor to cost about 1 North of England NHS IT consultancy framework

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That's less than half the reported price for Jeff Bezos's new yacht. I guess trillion dollar corporations are the new empires. They're already working on their own space fleets.

UK's BT starts trials of new hollow-core optical fibre networks

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Frickin' lasers

> "and an ability to withstand higher power levels, making them well-suited for use with lasers."

I designed fibre optic transmitters in the early 80s and even then we only used laser diode emitters for telco equipment. Have they been using anything else for long haul since then?

At the time, T1 (1.5 Mb/s) was commercially available with T3 (45Mb/s) as the goal for new telco products. By the time I moved on we were building specialized 50 Mb/s local fibre networks (Hubnet) and trying and compete with Token ring and 10Mb/s Ethernet.

The Audacity: Audio tool finds new and exciting ways to annoy contributors with a Contributor License Agreement

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Re: Forking Hell

> Can I suggest 'Effrontery,' perhaps? Or 'Pluck,' maybe?

And the founders of the new fork could be Mother Pluckers.

Big Tech has a big problem with Florida passing a law that protects politicians from web moderation

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Re: Health Warning?

Just add poo emojis to the end of every politicians post, one for each past post that should have been banned.

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Re: Health Warning?

They should add poo emojis to the end of every politicians post, one for for every past post that should have been banned.

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Re: How much does a theme park cost?

> can afford to setup a small theme park somewhere?

Its usually cheaper to just buy the politician directly at the wholesale rate.

The server is down, money is not being made, and you want me to fix what?

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Re: Dark Monitor

>(I hang my head in shame.)

No shame. You're now much brighter for the experience.

Whoop! Robot/human high-fives all round! Oh, my fingers have disintegrated

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Re: The Slaughtered Lamb

I know a place with a good sheep dip.

NASA to return to the Moon by 2024. One problem with that, says watchdog: All of it

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Re: Waste of money.

If money was the only problem then I might agree with your sentiment, but it is not. Wars and local political corruption have a way of undoing our (usually) good intentions.

Does not mean we should not try but if we don't keep investing in our own future we will loose the ability to even try.

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Sponsored by ...

>Back in the day, a homestead in the USA required that the property be developed somehow, either by using it for agriculture or mining or "whatever" but you couldn't just claim it and then prevent others from doing so.

Unfortunately, in the short term, the visible side of the moon might be most valuable as a big (really big) billboard. Would that count as commercial use or whatever?

Just send up a large swarm of devices that plant themselves on the moon in an array, each one acting as an image pixel. I can see the Google, SpaceX and Amazon logos now.

I think that idea is from a short story I read many years ago.

Desktop renaissance? Nope, rebound of hefty PCs is just because there's notebook shortage – analysts

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And Apple fans can get the "Apple Mac Pro Wheels Kit" for about the price of a PC laptop.

America to get world's 'most powerful' AI supercomputer to create the most detailed 3D map of the universe yet

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Maybe they can pay for it by generating a little Bitcoin on the side.

Unfixable Apple M1 chip bug enables cross-process chatter, breaking OS security model

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Re: Major security risk

You're in the comments section so you already have a high exposure to REG-NerD-21

Virgin Galactic goes where it's gone twice before, for the first time in two years

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Re: Space operators' Licences

I think the FAA commercial reusable spacecraft operator’s license has a "no strings attached" clause.

Apple's iPad Pro on a stick, um, we mean M1 iMac scores 2 out of 10 for repairability

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> Your view on iPhone users gives off vibes of insecurity.

As does your view on Android phones?

Man found dead inside model dinosaur after climbing in to retrieve phone

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Re: Alternative explanation

> what else was the suggestion of drunkenness supposed to convey?

Motive. Alcohol can effect your judgment leading to misadventure. This does not in any way suggest that they deserve to die, but it might explain why an and otherwise reasonable person does something that in hindsight seems foolish.

I am lucky enough to have survived some youthful misadventures and (mostly) wiser for it.

Here's how we got persistent shell access on a Boeing 747 – Pen Test Partners

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>Established a persistent shell on an in-flight entertainment (IFE) system

Now the attackers can play Battlefield Earth on continuous loop until the passengers force the aircraft down just to stop the suffering.

This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook faced surprisingly tough questioning from judge

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Re: Hardware Lockin and Appstore taxes

Imagine if a car manufacturer demanded a commission from your fuel supplier (gas station) every time you fill up your car or had it modified. Just substitute phone for car and that is what Apple is doing.

>how can you make a financial transaction without giving personal details away,

By asking the customer directly, like in every other online purchase. We already pay a 2% or so commission to credit card companies for this.

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Re: Hardware Lockin and Appstore taxes

Taking a one-time 30% (or whatever) cut of the initial sale or subscription may be reasonable but taking cuts of all ongoing subscription renewals and purchases is not.

Yes there are alternative access and payment means, but Apple hides the costs from the end user by forbidding the apps from promoting of alternatives or restricting the pricing of alternatives.

Make the upfront cost appear low or free to build the market dominance and then put the screws to developers and hide the cost premium from consumers.

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Re: Works for Apple

And I am certain he knows exactly what the deal with Google is and whether it is worth more or less than $10bn to Apple.

Given Googles status as a primary competitor and the size of the deal I don't think a minion would have made the final decision on that arrangement.

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Re: Works for Apple

>We could sell tickets

But Apple would somehow still get their cut.

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Re: When speaking to a Judge, avoid saying:

> Surely they know something you don't.

But when I ask them what it is they just say "I don't remember"

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At a minimum Apple should not be able to stop apps from alerting users to alternate and possibly cheaper methods of payment/subscription.

Unfortunately, the question about bank apps probably has Tim Cook trying to figure out how to get a cut of all app-initiated bank transfers.

Help wanted, work from anywhere ... except if you're located in Colorado

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Re: My confusion knows no ceiling

>Now why would that be the case?!

1) They may not want existing employees realizing how much they are under paid for their skill set.

2) Other countries or states my have conflicting laws. Compulsory in one place, a privacy violation in another. I'm sure Google would like to harvest your salary range to help with targeting ads and content.

Waymo self-driving robotaxi goes rogue with passenger inside, escapes support staff

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Re: Simple Answer To The Problem

I've always pronounced it as Wham-oh! Name reminds me of GM's first attempt at an electric car the 1990 Impact.

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Re: Its shocking...

We don't know that support actually tried to stop the car. After watching the video it looks to me like:

- driver system misinterprets first traffic cones as an animal or pedestrian in or about to enter the lane.

- car yields right-of-way, waiting patently for animal or pedestrian to move out of the way.

- car gets tired of waiting (times out), decides they are stationary obstacles so goes around the first set

- approaches second set of cones and repeats the same behaviour, stop and wait, time-out, attempt to go around.

- in this situation it has to reverse to go around but traffic approaching from rear causes it to stop in the lane

- driver system finally gives up or is given the stop order.

If possible they need to train it to better distinguish between stationary and mobile objects in the middle of the road. Start adding severe weather and road debris to the situation and they have a long way to go for a true robo taxi.

Google and Samsung merge their wearable OSes, tease Fitbit baked into the combo

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But this is just the first step. At least 9,999 more steps are recommended for a healthy ecosystem.

Pics or it didn't happen: First images from China's Mars rover suggest nothing has gone Zhurong just yet

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Re: They lied about COVID

> a healthy dose of scepticism

But what is the right dose? Being overly skeptical of your competitors/enemies capabilities can just leave you vulnerable when you don't invest to compete.

When it comes to science, China has just as much incentive to hide or understate their capabilities as to overstate them. When it is about internal domestic politics they have little reason to tell us the truth.

That Salesforce outage: Global DNS downfall started by one engineer trying a quick fix

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Re: Chief What? Correction

Chief Availability Officer

He's there to make sure there is always at least one red shirt around and available to take the fall.

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Re: "We have taken action with that particular employee"

>Presumably involving a a shovel, a roll of carpet and two 20kg bags of quicklime.

Well that is the companies official emergency management procedure. Preferably implemented before the minion get a chance to tell their side of the story.

US postal service goes all in on AI

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AI Goes Postal

So we will finally find out what happens when an AI goes postal.

43 years and 14 billion miles later, Voyager 1 still crunching data to reveal secrets of the interstellar medium

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Re: Progress...

Before installing that antenna you might want to confirm that music squeezed through 160 bit/sec channel is still worth listening to.

Preliminary report on Texas Tesla crash finds Autosteer was 'not available' along road where both passengers died

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Re: Ban it

>does it constantly tell HQ everything?? (major privacy issue!!)


Microsoft reveals what a growth mindset does to the letter ‘A’

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The logo makes It looks like Azure is about to fold.

You can listen right here to the whir of a robot helicopter flying on an alien world

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Re: Duty Free on Mars ?

Not just Shirley surely?

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Re: I went to a party.....

I found the atmosphere breathtaking

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Re: Ho hum

and yet they hum.

NASA ups price of a private stay aboard the ISS to reflect true expense of keeping tourists alive in space

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Re: Saving money

>Why not save even more money ...

After all, you would not want to show up at your final destination short on cash. You might have to tip the guy at the gate to get in.

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Red Shirts

All ISS tourist should be required to wear a red uniform. In case of emergency, it will make it easier to assign priority seating in the Crew Return Vehicle.

Tesla Autopilot is a lot dumber than CEO Musk claims, says Cali DMV after speaking to the software's boss

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Re: At J27, re: lane lines...

I want to market a line of T-Shirts with road signs printed on them. I expect the STOP sign to be the most popular. Cross the street anywhere, no more waiting for the traffic lights to change.

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Re: Fully Automatic my arse!

Like them or not they are a common site in Toronto and on the roads to Barrie and farther north.

IBM says it's built the world's first 2nm semiconductor chips

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Re: NOT a new standard then

Smaller feature size would imply shorter interconnects which could reduce cross talk. Smaller transistors usually mean faster switching and higher frequency operation or lower power consumption when operated at lower frequencies.



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