Re: Missing the point...
Then why are you even complaining about "missing processes"?
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Then why are you even complaining about "missing processes"?
You should try it's actually kinda fun (it obviously depends on the teacher, got lucky, and the venue was class 1 deluxe)
That's called a 'FAIL'. It's a clear sign that the organization is immature and hasn't implemented all the processes they should have.
Because JeffyPoooh is an ITIL foundation specialist and has solved many operational problems from the first line helpdesk. He has the flowcharts and the reboot killmarks to prove it.
Frankly I want to see more failed landings.
Then one could have end-of-year "Rocket Jackass" retrospectives, better than the "best family accidents" stuff one can find on TV.
The bottom line is why Elon Musk's team continues to try to defy basic physics is beyond me. Where is the quadruple facepalm icon?
Go back to your high school math and start to learn about differential equations, control systems (aka cybernetics) and stuff. You know, the principles behind the machinery which magically pops out all around you. Said machinery must have been extruded from the sphincters of unicorns, otherwise there is no rational explanation how these things can exist, right?
Where is the quadruple faceplam icon, indeed.
Who cares, it's a fun read.
You want realism, it's gonna be boring. Computing machinery is not very funny to write about (the occasional heist/hack story à la Cuckoo's Egg / With Microsocope and Tweezers / The Exploits of the Two Kevins (and no, not NYT Markoff's shit)) excepted.
We have no idea what the limits of intelligence truly are
Not entirely. We are pretty sure it does not involve solving problems outside of P (because P sure ain't NP) and does involve a lot of messing around like a dumbfuck trying to fit square pegs into round holes (possibly emitting electronic noises) until something works. For humans, all this indeed looks better in retrospectivbe because they have the ability to also deceive themselves about their abilities. The real world behaves messily, unpredicatbly and any any predictive horizons are soon swamped by the compbinatorial explosion - and the real world is the game opponent for any general intelligence. It does not look that Quantum Computing will solve any of that. This also kills dead any Soviet-style dreams of putting powerful computers in charge of distributed systems like the economy for some optimal lossless central management (yes, the irony that cybernetics was decried as a "capitalistic science" post-WWII is not lost on me).
An unphysically powerful learning algorithm doing reward maximization (AIXI) has been stipulated as a theoretical framework for a "most intelligent machine". At least it's a honest attempt at finding the upper limit.
On the contrary, rather certain it is not very hard to do, really.
Its use cases are not so clear of course.
This function has now been patched.
Human brains are limited due to:
1) Energy usage (the brain is the organ that uses the most energy)
2) Volume (we don't lay eggs, so there is a strong limit here)
3) Any evolutionary push (it's currently sufficient to go to McDonalds and buy horrifood; improvements would only be seen by a large breeding effort coupled to challenging environments .. like being hunted yb predators that engage you in a game to test the size of your short-term memory)
If human brains go anywhere, it will probably become simpler, sustaining less intelligence.
which, Kieren, is speech, as a matter of law, regardless of what you think
You may want to point to a legal precedent instead of making stuff up.
It would be nice to have code considered as "speech" but there is a truckton of legal discourse behind such a concept that is unlikely to be very likely to go that way. Interestingly, it would imply that DNA is speech, so I could wire up any pathogen in my basement when I get the DNA desktop combinator in about 10 years, then?
Apple compelled to spend 10 man months or more using highly skilled individuals to create software
Drop the "my poor Apple Corp" arguments, please. I feel like i'm reading a novel by Victor Hugo.
but fundamentally the cops (and Kieren) are arguing that everyone should be implanted with a GPS
I looked it up for you: Appeal to Extremes
Is this a new nerd song?
Let me introduce you to my new "math opening" cellar...
It's binary, people - being referred to as "West Coast law" in some articles I've been reading.
It's only binary for nerds who don't get away from coding much And for people who are so starry eyed that they write really bad articles about "West Coast Law" (a concept which is about as stupid as "dormant cyber pathogens"), see also: xkcd.
The real world or society doesn't work that way.
Safety from unreasonable searches and seizures - yes. Not having to self-incriminate - yes. Helping the police with enquiries - also yes.
One could argue that the utter corruption of the political caste, the self-gratifying/mission-enhancing civil serpentry and law enforcement is now coming home to roost and one would be right. That would be another article though.
Yeah but that's not the point.
proper encryption and private key management schemes which mean they can't possibly decrypt
I don't think you understand how encryption works.
If there is a "private key management scheme" at the company, there is a slight problem...
Encryption is on the way out ... thanks to ISIS ... a 50% CIA / 50% Saudi Arabia construction.
Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation
Film at 11: Andrew Cuomo does the PHB thing.
Thank you for demolishing the article's premise (if there even was one, frankly it's too confusing and "tech will save me"-styled for me) in one strike.
Woah this is just plain stupid.
The decision by Judge James Orenstein to deny a government demand against Apple, based on the arguments used in San Bernardino, is thus theater.
I don't understand. The encrypted message can be read. The code is too weak. So this is not theater at all.
created a caring nuturing welcoming environment free of the cult of secret knowledge, overbearing self-opinion and ego
You busted my sarcasmometer. Many patients died!
Yeah but sometimes you get downvoted / your question marked as "duplicate" by fscking arseholes of and blights who have tons of reputation probably obtained by answering "How do download jQuery" questions about 10'000 times who don't even understand your question or think the answer is "obvious" because "it's in the books" (where it is obviously wrong to anyone who can do arithmetic and is not blinded by the light of the paper-writing malcomputing glitterati)
With very few exceptions, all those executives, architects, thought influences and other "important people" I have talked to over the years feel the exact same way.
So everyone knows it's shit but everyone is still playing along?
From "Your Code as a Crime Scene" (recommended reading for coders and testers)
What just happened in our fictional example is that you fell prey to pluralistic ignorance. Pluralistic ignorance happens in situations where everyone privately rejects a norm but thinks that everyone else in the group supports it. Over time, pluralistic ignorance can lead to situations where a group follows rules that all of its members reject in private. We fall in this social trap when we conclude that the behavior of our peers depends on beliefs that are different from our own, even if we behave in an identical way ourselves. That’s what happened around Andersen’s naked emperor. Because everyone praised the emperor’s new clothes, each individual thought they missed something obvious. That’s why they chose to conform to the group behavior and play along with the praise of the wonderful clothes they couldn’t see.
I always felt the "tech machismo" was a leftover from 80's continental-style schooling (the Bismarckian style) where collaborative work was not only shunned but actively suppressed by teaching personnel and everyone had to "swim or drown on your own". 'twas better at uni but by then the damage had been done.
“most of these skill sets, especially the integration and ability to deal with ambiguity, are easily transferable to other jobs in IT”
Thus, if you are IoT architectoman, you can just easily slide into other jobs in your company, but other jobs in your company do not necessarily give yout the wherewithal to become IoT architectoman.
We betterl look out for people who have a resemblance to Brainiac (moreover, able to deal with ambiguity!) or having enlarged skuls stalking the halls and muttering about the "stupid humans" or how they "they laughed at me at the academy". I think standard humans goners. The plan will probably involve automated meat cleavers in every home...
As long as there is gas in there, it's not old.
You do not seem to understand what a company is.
Big talk when the bubble pop is nearer than one might think....
Who will be on RSA 2017?
“We have determined that the issue was caused by a storage failure, which impacted communication to the storage tier”
So the failure was caused by a failure, which caused things to fail?
Because Excel sheets are best?
Waste of my time
Yep, it's definitely time to not be employed.
Those "panics" are generally skillfully engineered.
Takeover of crappy IoT civilization from orbiting alien spaceship via leet haxx.
This is when a massive cloud backs up into you and you perform a squishy sound just before dropping your dox.
We need a fscking "cloud!" icon
a very good satire of capitalism
This is not how capitalism works, comrade.
I have been in corporate IT so long that I cannot fathom how this spontaneous collaboration could happen, that anyone would know how to disassemble a car (and reassemble it afterwards) or why anyone would even see his interest in participating in such an action kindled....
Whadda fark is the "Glodislock" zone and does it involve BDSM implements? I am rather afraid...
Ariane 5 went down due to "unnecessary code"...
You must be 16 years old for not having realized yet that specializations exist for a reason.
That's not an approved way to recycle electronic waste! You might get RIPAed for this.
Ignorance is Strength
"We need to be respectful but make sure our voices are heard."
You should never be "respectful" with people you pay dearly and who then proceed to either do nothing at all or become active threats to the common wellbeing.
In the end, the disrespect may have to go so far as to use guns. It happened before. It will happen again.
"Mobile ad blocking will kill you all"
Photographers wanting to photograph in a style that looks like "hostile reconnaisance", moreover.
What is this world coming to?
(My style of "hostile reconnaisance" is scoping through a Bushnell across the axis of a long boomstick. It tends to shut people up.)
Thank you for your considered opinion which, after analysis, appears to be a waste of perfectly good electrons written by an airhead.
Recruiters are not monopsonists, you know. Go find a company that will hire you at an acceptable salary for your skill level.
We have hired outside-of-the-EU-common-job-exchange-area (whatever it is called), which demands an official signature and a statement that "no local talent could be found in spite of searching". Thing is, we liked the Romanian developerette .. and local talentt could indeed not be found, it positively sucked.
The time-tested argument "I own everything of value ever, it's written on this little piece of paper" has resulted in SCO shareholders and employees getting rogered good.
I remember some of those employees actually drinking the kool-aid and staging a pro-SCO protest back when people thought Iraq would be over "soon". Where is their job now?
This sounds like a special project to unleash the True Form of Microsoft through code necromancy and bring about fanboy armageddon. We will end up in the nether world of Fourthly Divided Wall Opening. YOu have been warned!
That's a third rail in US politics. Sheldon Adelson and other influence mongers must be picking up the phone and threaten to withhold funds/transfer funds to presidential competitors or to talk darkly about "reputation".
But apart from that, has the neocon post been different under Bezos? I don't think anything has changed.
Plus, you can't get good press outfits by decree.
Also, nobody actually wants to read the stuff such an outfit would put out. Better go through the day with the rah-rah amurrica dream.