And multiple myeloma sufferers. Biphosphonate does indeed have a bunch of side effects, notably odd pains, and normal dentists won't take you any more. I wonder how they solved that?
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Re: Even if its not a superconductor
Make it in sufficient bulk and current density at least won't be an issue; I think that'd help with magnetic fields too. Lead, copper, phosphorus and oxygen are fairly cheap. You'd probably want to bury black stony cylinders of lead/copper apatite rather than hang them as wires but that doesn't seem impossible.
Australia's 'great example of government using technology' found to be 'crude and cruel'. And literally lethal to citizens
Fortunately politicians aren't involved - prosecutors aren't elected in Australia, and the cases have been referred to them rather than going through any politicians. Aussie prosecutors do tend to be protective of those working in the criminal justice system but these aren't. We'll see, but the signs aren't bad.
Also of note, a month's notice isn't nearly enough time for those third party apps to make the required changes to set up or change their billing. Especially true of freeware, but even paid software will struggle to estimate how much they need to increase prices and roll that out in time.
Strange things in dark corners
There was an old MSDOS machine used to control card access to the doors in the place where I got my first permanent job. Do not touch, it's far too important to alter in any way even if it's totally unsupported, etc. One day it crashed anyway and I was asked to take a look. I can't remember what I did to fix it, but afterward I did suggest removing the games (Lemmings Christmas Edition and a handful of others). I was assured that those games couldn't possibly exist on that PC.
Nice for New York
Do the NY financial authorities have any particular ability to enforce rules on a crypto exchange run out of Florida, Japan, or the Bahamas? If all that's needed to keep their business sort-of legal is a web server across an appropriate border they're going to do that rather than comply.
Re: Why would he have access to any of that stuff?
Cast your mind back. The year is 2001, it's mid-September. A bunch of hijackers just used passenger planes as weapons. The intelligence services were forewarned, but the warnings never reached anywhere useful because they were too deeply classified to move fast. The shock and fear will scar America for decades.
One of the minor effects of the episode was making classified information more available outside the silos where it arrives. Audits to check that this isn't being misused would be a good idea, but would take a lot of organisation and money and just haven't been implemented on the literal millions of people with access to some kind of classified information.
Many of the dangers of nukes were known well before the Manhattan project. Plus some which didn't pan out. They are after all bombs.
The dangers of LLM (which definitely aren't AI) aren't so clear. It may aid trolls, or be a troll, or enable infringing copyright? Whatever. You can ask it how to build a nuclear weapon and it'll make up a fake process for you? Not really a problem. The related tech which helps create deepfake images is more of a concern but still no nuclear weapon.
Re: Money for nothing, it's the best
I had a friend who had a problem with an intransigent ISP which kept charging despite his requests to cancel the service & stop it. After a few attempts, going to the bank and showing them a bill and a letter (snail mail) cancelling the service then posting it got the bank to stop the bills.
Because that's something you can measure, and medicine has had problems with false claims made on the basis of unmeasurable things. Also aiming for keeping people alive as long as possible often (not always) has a side effect of keeping them well - the newer chemotherapy drugs used when my cancer came back for a second go were more effective (the cancer went away faster and hasn't yet come back again) and had less unpleasant side effects than those used the first time.
Re: I never understand this
And then someone with weight to swing around demands that their device be unlocked so they can use it properly. Others want the same when they hear about it. Pretty soon you're operating at least three levels of access permissions across the organisation, and support is that much harder. I can understand wanting to skip that.
If it happens to one person it's no big deal. When you're dealing with even a small to medium sized organisation you'll get multiple people doing this. Anything larger and you need a procedure for dealing with them.
Yes, most people either don't read emails from IT or don't take them in, and a clear message on the screen isn't enough for some too.
Re: Critical thinking
Is gaining critical thinking skills the first priority of a student who wants a piece of paper for the job market? Or learning creative writing for that matter? The student might want these too, but they just as well might not care at all. An essay-writer (AI or natural I) fills their desires there.
Honestly, for many doctors collating symptoms and writing a corresponding prescription is the majority of their jobs and I expect some sort of automation to take a bite out of that soonish. Those doctors don't need (or at least use) critical thinking skills.
My memories of Exchange servers are a lot worse than that. Some fairly catastrophic problems caused by putting too much into public folders for one, some really awkward problems relating to starting up a new server when the others went down in an earthquake, occasional slow synchronisation and message transfer between servers. It was a while ago I was involved with that admittedly.
If you take a look at US patent 11073842 it's hard to see any innovation. It doesn't describe how the robot generates a map of the stairs and climbs up or down it so much as it tries to write general enough language that any means of a legged robot (with a front-mounted camera) detecting and climbing stairs would be covered. Obviously Boston Dynamics have done this, but the means isn't in the patent. Using this patent offensively is being a patent troll.