After IoT, the AIoT
Because making EVERY. FRIGGING. THING. Internet connected was such a great concept that led to incredible advances in our way of life, clearly repeating that same mistake, i mean progress, will be great for all involved.
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> What they're really saying is that they jumped on the latest hype again at the time, and now it's quickly gone wildly out of fashion they want to find new big hypes to profit from because in reality they are all out of good ideas.
And, unlike pretty much every other shiny new thing tm., the overwhelming majority of people saw right through NFT's "problem solving" bullshit. Any company that pushed forward on those dumb tokens after Feb 2021 was proving without a shadow of a doubt that they're led by incompetent morons who are easily dazzled by buzzwords.
As someone who is for the govt to do a better job of regulating stuff, I'm 100% against the article's idea.
No, we do NOT need govts babysitting the internet. The only way to police the internet as suggested here would be to inspect every data packet traveling through given routes. Oh, that does sound rather invasive to privacy, doesn't it? It's because it is. And why the hell would we trust govts with doing that without abusing the data they get a look at, if we completely despise when companies use it to serve us advertising? The information they'll have access to is extremely valuable, you can bet bad actors will do their best to both work within such surveillances agencies so they can sell it, or hackers doing everything to hack it.
And that's ignoring the jurisdiction problems already pointed by other comments. Oh, look, it's that russian hacker group at it again! Good luck jailing them from another country.
It's the same thing that makes Visual Studio and Epic Games Store worse than they should be. I remember a few months back that, for whatever reason, Electron apps had problems with anti-aliasing and several fonts would look blurry for no apparent reason. If memory serves, it was a problem with hardware acceleration.
Electron needs to die ASAP
What annoys me the most is that low-mid specs computers have stagnated in the last 13 or so years. The only thing new is the processor, but RAM and storage offered are more or less the same, for the same price: Some weak Celeron or low end i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD or 500GB HDD.
Now they're fine. They weren't so much some years ago, back on their respective 3.x releases. Also makes me think of GTK and how each major version seems completely incompatible with the previous one without being much better. They're the microsoft c++ redistributable packages of Linux.
Limit the number of tweets, retweets and likes per day people can post, sell those on lootboxes. Maybe you'll gain another 3 tweets, maybe you'll get a golden tweet with greater reach! Or you can get super lucky and win a golden hexagon profile pic to show how awesome you are!
I jest, but let's be honest, that would rake in more money than we'd like to admit. Just look at mobile games.
Reports suggest the mobilization order will disproportionately affect ethnic minorities in Russia
Who'd have thought that a psychopath dictator would take this opportunity to "cleanse" "his" country of "undesirables"? I miss the times when this kind of stuff was pure scifi of absurdly oppressive regimes, like the Imperium of Man.
Microsoft is "dialing up new ways to help leaders drive clarity and alignment, eliminate time-wasting busywork, and determine what is getting in the way of your people making a real impact."
Hey, I can tell you the answer to that bolded part myself, free of charge: it's the higher ups. It's always the higher ups
The mere fact that Googlebet loves to spend money turning their good ideas into bad products (Stadia, the infinite messaging apps, Google Pay), or just flat out force bad products onto customers, then promptly abandoning said projects because they're too stupid to listen to feedback and fix problems, is enough to make a lot of people not care about their work. "This 10 year project is going to be canned within 6 months of launch"
That upper management STILL doesn't have the slightest idea that that might be a problem is just unbelievable
Microsoft is actively breaking what they already had fully working. I guess they're counting on the profits they might get from telemetry + ads being worth the constant breaking of stuff that has been working as expected for 5+ years
The reason why intel celeron, despite being one of the worst processor lines, sells so damn well is because it's cheap and produced in bulk. It's also why the vast majority of laptops come with it and whatever shit integrated graphics intel threw together at the last second.
Now, graphics cards like these have their use both for gaming and more serious work, such as render farms, 3D modellers and various CAD users. For the serious work, intel is possibly in a better position than nvidia to make bulk sales of "work ready" stations, something I don't know if AMD already does and, if they do, how profitable it ends up being.
Don't forget that on-screen keyboards always take roughly half the screen whenever you have to type anything.
For coding using a phone, you have the extra problem of having to either deal with autocorrect "correcting" what it shouldn't, such as variable and function names, or with the screen thinking you pressed N instead of M, K instead of L and so on...
Chrome on Windows/Linux/Android is an absurd resource hog, even frigging Edge isn't as resource hungry!
Webkit no longer being enforced on iOS won't fix that problem. Nor will it fix the boatload of sites loading >5MB of crapscripts to "enhance" the user experience
Attempting to choke Russia on the tech sector will just boost China's own and might (big if there) accelerate Russia's tech independence from the west.
The rest of the comment is how imposing all those sanctions against China years ago only sped up their own tech independence, mainly due to a loophole with their ARM company. The next step is making RISC-V stuff, which is 100% free from outside interference.
Fire 90% of all directors and C executives, cut down their salaries and remove all those bonuses from "making the company profitable".
Hey, you'll only have 100 idiots complaining instead of 80k for the same amount of money saved! And, let's be honest, they're much easier to replace than the actually skilled workers.
Is what the USA has been doing for almost a full century now. It cares more about its own commercial interests, either by direct use of force (Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq), or violence through CIA proxies (Nicaragua, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan back in the 80s).
It's not like anyone outside the USA proper believes the "we're bringing democracy!" mantra, given how much the govt coddles friendly tyrants, such as the Saudi monarchs.
It was user error, I did something which triggered a registry change for every executable, or a registry change to how WinExplorer treated .exe. What I did that caused that, I don't remember, but the fact that the only way to fix it was by downloading a registry changing script and praying it wouldn't bork my machine further shows how problematic the whole thing is when it's borked.
I did have a problem with the windows registry very recently. After installing Nim (programming language) and Geany, messing around with "open with default application", somehow, windows decided that ALL .exe files should be opened with Geany. It was the weirdest thing to ever happen, I couldn't run any programs by double clicking the icon or their shortcuts, so no Firefox, Chrome, Blender or Windows Explorer!
However, files with associated programs still opened them, so while I couldn't start a browser from its own shortcut, opening a desktop web link would fire it. I did come across a registry fix script, which now I keep in a bunch of separate backups, just in case this happens again.
> Just... that cybercash thing seems to work
Money is already mostly digital. In many places, the majority of transactions happen via credit/debit card or bank app transferences, which makes a value in an account go up while another goes down.
Cryptocoins, however, didn't solve any real problems so far.
It's really amazing how peddling Second Life 2.0 or VR Chat by FaceMetaBook straight to the profit seekers is generating so much hype. You never see any company giving a single thought about "who's actually going to be there?"
Who are the users and when are they coming? Truly amazing that everyone that boarded the hype train forgot to ask this question.
And then the small detail that every company will want their own siloed metaverse because F you, competition!
Much like cryptocurrencies, it's all talk and zero actual use. Hell, at least cryptocoins have some use: money laundering and ransomware payment.
Honest question, how feasible is it to create a script that frequently scans the running processes and kills anything that's running file encryption? Put simply, detect any process running file encryption and immediately kill it.
I mean, I understand that if whoever's attacking managed to get root access, you're 100% fcked. But when it's a user's fault for running a compromised program, this could stop the problem before much harm is done.
When >90% of the application's size and RAM usage comes from running a packed version of chrome, yes, it matters.
If you still think that's not a problem, let me write a 10GB program that eats 14GB of RAM that just tells you the current time. I mean, it's not like you're using all those 16GB of phone RAM for anything else, right? Efficient resource usage? Pah! If it's there, we're supposed to use ALL of it!