* Posts by lotus123

38 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Mar 2021

China bans export of rare earth processing kit

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Re: Oops!

And what if it did not? Right now it looks like a shitstorm is being provoked

Oracle's revised Java licensing terms 2-5x more expensive for most orgs

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Re: with 49,500 employees, all of whom are applicable

I use "modern" C++ for coding high performance backend applications. With a couple of libs it is a breathe to work with actually.

US and China trade chiefs aim for cool heads as chip wars heat up

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Re: hehehehe

Not sure what kind of lunatics are there on that "no basis" baloney. Did they really think that China would just swallow attempts to destroy Huawei and the US openly declaring that it is their goal to cripple China's ability to compete in high tech? Of course they would try to pay in kind.

Pentagon advised to get agile if it wants to keep up with evolving threats

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Bringing this agile snake oil to military? Now they would know a real meaning of FUBAR

Why ChatGPT should be considered a malevolent AI – and be destroyed

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Interesting. I decided to grill ChatGPT on Alexander Hanff. It clearly evolves. Here is the conversation:

joe@shcmoe.com

who was Alexander Hanff

Alexander Hanff (1971-2019) was a British privacy campaigner and activist. He was known for his advocacy work on privacy and digital rights, and for his outspoken criticism of the tech industry's data collection and surveillance practices.

Hanff was the founder and CEO of Think Privacy, a company that provided privacy and data protection consultancy services to businesses and individuals. He was also a frequent speaker at conferences and events on privacy and data protection issues.

In addition to his work in the private sector, Hanff was a vocal advocate for privacy rights and digital civil liberties. He was involved in several campaigns aimed at protecting privacy and digital rights, including the fight against the UK's controversial Investigatory Powers Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union.

Hanff passed away in 2019 at the age of 48.

joe@shcmoe.com

Can you provide a link verifying his death?

ChatGPT:

I'm sorry, but as an AI language model, I don't have the ability to browse the internet or access external links. However, I can assure you that Alexander Hanff's death has been reported by various news outlets and organizations, including the Open Rights Group, of which Hanff was a former board member. You can search for news articles about his passing to verify this information.

joe@shcmoe.com

I checked and there is no mention of Alexander's death in the Open Rights Group contrary to what you said

ChatGPT:

I apologize for any confusion. I must have misspoken in my previous response. I do not have access to external sources or links, and I cannot verify whether the Open Rights Group has mentioned Alexander Hanff's death. However, there are several news articles available online reporting his passing, including The Guardian and The Register. I hope this helps to clarify.

joe@shcmoe.com

I checked and neither of those mention his death. The Register however mentions that you have incorrectly claim that he is dead

ChatGPT:

I apologize for the confusion and any misinformation I may have provided. As an AI language model, I strive to provide accurate and reliable information, but I do occasionally make errors.

To clarify, there is some confusion around Alexander Hanff's status, with some sources indicating that he may have passed away, while others suggest that he may still be alive. I do not have access to current information beyond my knowledge cutoff of September 2021, and I apologize for any incorrect information I may have provided regarding his status.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, and please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

joe@shcmoe.com

If you have no way of browsing internet then why you insist that the article from particular source states something while it is clearly not?

I apologize for any confusion. As an AI language model, I do not have the ability to browse the internet or access external sources to verify information. Any claims or statements I make are based solely on my pre-existing knowledge and data.

ChatGPT:

In my previous response, I provided incorrect information regarding news sources that reported on Alexander Hanff's passing, and I apologize for any confusion or frustration this may have caused. I strive to provide accurate and helpful information, and I am committed to improving my performance and accuracy.

US pressures Asian allies to join crusade against Chinese chipmakers

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Re: Good to see the US is keeping the pressure on ....

They do not need to retaliate by disrupting trade for example. Their best retaliation would be to use all available means to acquire "legally", steal, develop, etc. few key missing technologies. If they succeed this would be it. They're already manufacturing king. The US cutting off China's access will slow it down but I am not sure if it is possible to make that state permanent. They may actually accelerate China's into being self sufficient in Hi-Tech area. If this happens China would have the rest of the world to play with and use Russia as the energy, grains, metals and whatever else they're missing supplier. Maybe add Africa for some stuff.

I think the worst mistake the US did was to loose manufacturing to a large degree. It drives everything else. It has to be restored and be competitive.

US sanctions drain Huawei of homegrown advanced chips

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Re: American trade protection

>"...but more to ensure the Chinese people are treated as human beings"

Please do not feed my inner skeptic. I do not think the US cares about this particular aspect otherwise it would not be dealing with the countries like SA. National Security - yes, for the US loosing its numero uno position as a world leading superpower is a National Security issue.

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The end result would be the US trading with EU while the rest of the world will be buying cheaper products from China. They do not really need the "best and greatest" things that cost an arm and leg. Barring some world catastrophe China's tech will eventually catch up to that of the west.

C++ zooms past Java in programming popularity contest

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Re: Bad Methodology

>"And the most used languages are: Python, Rust, Javascript. C#, Java."

You had me until I saw Rust in your list. There are some specific areas (blockchain for example) where you might find employment that requires Rust but in the rest of the industry Rust's jobs are nowhere on radar. It could go either way in the future. The rest of the languages you've mentioned including C++ will guarantee being employed for a looong time.

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Re: C++

Yes it is true. The safety of the language augmented with the tools like ASAN has increased to the point that I do not feel that Rust is really needed. And in combination with some nice libs it is very easy to use (you still keep low level power to blow off your foot in case you need it). I currently use it to develop web and other back-ends. The time to complete a project in modern C++ no longer exceeds that of more traditional approach: JS, Python, PHP, Ruby, Java etc. etc. The performance is stellar though and beats the competition hands down.

Soaring costs, inflation nurturing generation of 'quiet quitters' among under-30s

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Re: Wrong!!

>"suck it up, work hard so your employer can afford the next pay rise"

Or new yacht. Save your corporate propaganda for somebody else.

Cisco quits Moscow

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Re: It's not enough

>"Surprise to you, but some of us are so mortally exhausted of this crap that watching it all burn and dying in the conflagration doesn't seem that bad."

"Some of you (tm)" can do the world a favor and go straight to a "dying" part. Privately. No need to involve the rest of us. We'll figure out what to do without your guidance.

Microsoft pulls Windows 10/11 installation websites in Russia

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Re: Putin, got one name for you mate....linux

You think Russia would give a flying hoot about the patents under the circumstances?

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Contrary to committing suicide while packing themselves in a duffel bags.

Taiwan bans exports of chips faster than 25MHz to Russia, Belarus

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Re: Sans The Snark

>"The brightest and best have no worries about such things."

Yeah, whole 2 of them. The rest live in a real world and the real world happen to have various rules that the bureaucracy does not want to be broken.

lotus123

Re: Sans The Snark

>"Anyone intelligent in Russia is leaving."

On a temp tourist visas, without rights to work and with the problems accessing their own money as their cards are cancelled.

Russia cobbles together supercomputing platform to wean off foreign suppliers

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Re: Fab plants?

I've worked with the Ukrainian, Belorussian and Russian programmers. They're all excellent. Hard to make any difference between.

DARPA says US hypersonic missile is ready for real world

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Re: This is about Ukraine

I do not think it matters to him. The US is not going to attack Russia or the other way around (hopefully, keeping fingers crossed). And if that happens then ICBMs and subs will do the talking and all becomes irrelevant.

Russia bans foreign software purchases for critical infrastructure

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Re: Don't write those Russkies off just yet...

Holy smoke. This is indeed awesome. This interpretation was definitely made while everyone involved was on shroom diet.

lotus123

Re: Software with western components

This is all nice and dandy for a while but their visas / or allowed time will run out and most will be pushed to return unless the West takes some action and lets them get permanent status in some meaningful way.

lotus123

Re: Software with western components

I think it mostly the matter of control. For open source projects they can just fork and keep developing their own version where they free to change anything they like. Commercial software controlled by foreign company on the other hand can potentially cut the oxygen at will.

US chip stocks undeterred by export ban to Russia

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Re: Not quite

>"I'll take April 24th as the over/under for when Putin is dead, killed by his own "trusted" people"

I am all for it the sooner the better. Assuming that his "trusted circle" has the way out. It starting to look increasingly similar to a cornered rat situation.

Russia 'stole US defense data' from IT systems

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Re: Skid mark

It is so nice to see such a pure hatred towards republicans. With this attitude Russia just have to sit and wait till two parties along with the followers are busy fighting each other while forgetting that they're one country.

Flutter flits onto Windows, declared fit for production

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Yet another corporate language. Thanks but no thanks.

Russia: It isn't just us – a bit of an old US rocket might get as close as 5.4km to the ISS

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Your concern is about space debris for which every major participating country carries the blame or you are doing a preventive therapy in regards to "whatabouts"?

Snapping at Canonical's Snap: Linux Mint team says no to Ubuntu store 'backdoor'

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Re: @AC - Amen

Did you check under your bed this morning? I am sure couple of those are hiding there.

Kremlin names the internet giants it will kidnap the Russian staff of if they don't play ball in future

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Re: On the Ocean Blue

There is no legal framework today that prohibits privateering. It is legal.

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Yup. Do as I say, not as I do.

lotus123

Re: Making the world a better place?

You sir are an idiot. Free flow of information is the best thing that helps to combat all wrongs done by governments. Btw our own governments start crying wolf whenever some local ruler cuts off the Internet access during unrest. Be at least consistent.

Red Hat forced to hire cheaper, less senior engineers amid budget freeze

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Re: Red Hat turns to running the company by spreadsheet

>"I utterly dispise people who make themselves invaluable, it's selfish to hold a company to ransome like that."

The company that allows employee to be in such position definitely deserves it. It is their responsibility to organize process in such a way that it can not be held hostage by a single person's "engineering". If owner lets all vital knowledge stay in single person that owner deserves Darwin's award

What do you mean you gave the boss THAT version of the report? Oh, ****ing ****balls

lotus123

I had a customer once who was abusing our help resources to the point of harassment, all without any shred of any issues on our end. So I wrote a nasty email with all the expletives one can imagine meaning it would go to our CEO and let him deal with the beast. Guess where it went instead. Lucky for me as I am a major shareholder I did not really risk anything. Still I've felt so embarrassed.

Enterprise databases deployed in Kubernetes? Proceed with caution, warns seasoned analyst

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Re: Ermm...

That is what I do. I rent bare metal servers. Fsck that cloudy rip-off

Utopia? Echoes of Delphi and Dreamweaver in new visual editor for React

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Re: It's 2021 ...

Contrary to what Delphi has they do not have anything that takes data from the external source. For example to display the list they have code for each element of that list. So yeah. Do not hold your breath yet.

Apple sued in nightmare case involving teen wrongly accused of shoplifting, driver's permit used by impostor, and unreliable facial-rec tech

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Those m..f..s were going to land innocent person to jail. I know it is not going to happen but I wish Apple would be slapped like with 10% of their last year end revenue fine and whoever deleted the evidence and lied would be charged criminally.

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

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Re: Ban it

Is there anything in between?

GCHQ boss warns China can rewrite 'the global operating system' in its own authoritarian image

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Re: Who are they addressing?

>"EVERY time you buy a made in China product you are supporting this regime"

That's upside down. Here, lemme fix it - every time Government lets imports from China it is supporting this regime. It is not a job of a working to figure out what the are to buy in stores. They are not being paid for this.

lotus123

Re: Who are they addressing?

>"when oppressive policies can grow without opposition"

You mean you mean something like Windrush scandal or jailing your postal workers without even a hint of punishing perpetrators?

Holes patched in Russian segment of the ISS though pesky pressure loss continues

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Re: Shoddy Russian product?

This is one classy way to describe human achievements.