* Posts by Sandstone

32 posts • joined 16 Jan 2021

Biden deal with ISPs: Low to no cost internet for 40% of US

Sandstone

Re: Did Biden fall off the turnip truck?

Waiting for Atlas to shrug.

Your AI can't tell you it's lying if it thinks it's telling the truth. That's a problem

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Terminator

Just Like in RoboCop

Tell the AI that the bad guy is fired and let the AI take him out.

US Army may be about to 'waste' up to $22b on Microsoft HoloLens

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Alien

Halo in Real Life

The Master Chief needs this.

Could a leaky capacitor be at fault on ESA's Sentinel-1B?

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Trollface

Obviously...

It's Putin's fault!!!

Google: Russian credential thieves target NATO, Eastern European military

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Trollface

Sysadmins Now Have Their Scapegoat

The abundance of shit security practices can now all be blamed on Putin.

Wozniak startup to share orbital space junk data

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Pirate

Great Startup Opportunity

Once we know where the junk is we can start salvage operations. There is even a Chinese or Korean made movie on Netflix about it.

Burning plasma signals step forward in race for nuclear fusion as researchers get bigger capsule for their 192-laser experiment

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Pint

Could It Be?

Have we actually reached the singularity where commercial fusion power is "only 10 years away?"

Hardware boffin starts work on simulation of an entire IBM S/360 Model 50 mainframe

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Alert

Re: Oh my God : blinkenlights !

Pretty lights and switches... must touch!!!!

Joint European Torus celebrates 100,000 pulses: Neither Brexit nor middle age has stopped '80s era experiment

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FAIL

Re: 40 years in the making

Back at the New York World's Fair in 1964 I was at the GE pavilion and even then they were saying it was only ten years away.

BeOS rebuild / Haiku has a new feature / that runs Windows apps

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Megaphone

Need to Know

But will it run ITunes?!?!?

Intel ‘regrets’ offending China with letter telling suppliers to avoid Xinjiang

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Flame

Intel does it because "China."

And what does China do ?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-59764029

UK Space Agency wants primary school kids to design a logo for first Brit launches

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Pint

Re: Dan Dare

You need something associated with bacon.

Australia will force social networks to identify trolls, so they can be sued for defamation

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FAIL

Definition, Please.

Who gets to define what is meant by a "defamatory comment?"

FBI spams thousands with fake infosec advice after 'software misconfiguration'

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Black Helicopters

In the US We Know Who's Behind It

<sarcasm>It has to be something that Hillary Clinton did when she was using that unauthorized private server.</sarcasm>

Jeff Bezos wants to build a business park in space

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Pint

Companies Working Along Side Each Other...

While protecting their individual proprietary interests, of course.

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Angel

Music Background

Cue "Also Sprach Zarathustra" followed by the "Blue Danube Waltz"

Here comes the blob: Asia's top 'net boffin thinks 'shapeless services' could replace the Internet

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Back in the Day

It was called Compuserve.

'Extraordinary' pigs step in to protect Schiphol airport from marauding geese

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Thumb Up

New Movie

The League of Extraordinary Pigs

Children of China, your state-sanctioned hour of gaming begins … now!

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Big Brother

Discourage Social Interaction

In my mind, one of the benefits of online gaming is social interaction. Perhaps China is afraid the children might get too much social interaction and start thinking for themselves and start spreading unacceptable ideas.

Tesla promises to build robot you could beat up – or beat in a race

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Devil

Re: Musk-Time

He can do the upload over an RS232 link. Should be fast enough to transfer his moral compass.

LibreOffice 7.2 brings improved but still imperfect Microsoft Office compatibility

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Megaphone

How compatible does it have to be?

We should be asking the question, "Does it do what we need it to do?" My answer is a resounding, yes!

US boffins: We're close to fusion ignition in the lab – as seen in stars and thermonuclear weapons

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Joke

Just About There

Back in 1964 I attended the New York World's Fair. GE had an exhibit saying that fusion power was only 10 years away. Since then it always has been 10 years away.

Blue Origin sues NASA for awarding SpaceX $3bn contract to land next American boots on the Moon

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Pint

Re: Again?

Are we somehow supposed to be concerned that some rich bastard get his ass handed to him?

Biden warns 'real shooting war' will be sparked by severe cyber attack

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So Whom Do We Bomb?

Do we just nuke all of Russia or only try to find out the where the hacker lives and then perform a "surgical strike?"

Twitter given three weeks to comply with Indian content code

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Pirate

Chickens Have Come Home To Roost

"India’s national and state governments have often implemented blocks on social networks when it is felt the content they carry could incite violence by merely informing users of the time and location of protests."

This is why Trump's account was taken down. It would be the ultimate in hypocrisy if Twitter didn't extend this to all accounts.

The Wight stuff: Marconi and the island, when working remotely on wireless comms meant something very different

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Just Remembering

Scrimp and save for a cottage on the Isle of Wight. Grandchildren round our knees, Vera, Chuck and Dave.

The Starship has landed. Latest SpaceX test comes back to Earth without igniting fireballs

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Probabilities

So you have a 20% chance of surviving a landing.

How to ensure your tech predictions catch on in a flash? Do the mash

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International Gerry Anderson Day

Satisfactory - most satisfactory.

Turns out humans are leading AI systems astray because we can't agree on labeling

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Devil

Evil Human

When some friends of ours had their first child and he was learning to talk, I would point to random objects and say, "This is an aardvark."

Capgemini awarded towering £600m deal to run London cops' IT infrastructure

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FAIL

God Help Them

The wonderful company of "Patch and Pray."

Healthy 32-year-old offered COVID-19 vaccine because doctors had him down as 6.2cm tall with BMI of 28,000

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Meh

Keep Calm and Begin Your Crash Diet.

Wine pops cork on version 6.0 of the Windows compatibility layer for *nix systems

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Megaphone

Yes, but will it run iTunes?

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