Re: I find this kind of PR R&D manipulative and creepy...
The same people posting on Reg forums. Maybe they exchange telly time for this?
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The same people posting on Reg forums. Maybe they exchange telly time for this?
"unaccountable corporate interests produce things people want"
... and we must stop them because everyone is accountable to the State.
Yes, we have had quite a few freakshows like those.
Frankly, these guys should be fired at once for incompetence in (mental incompatibility with?) public office.
Buying sex involves paying someone to pretend to like you.
Woah there grasshopper.
But also $7500 CASH?
He was ready for QE4!
Who said he didn't have the money on him and it wasn't the reason he was targeted?
Back to MumsNet with you.
You might add that that "qbits" are not superconducting thingamabos (in the same way that bits are not capacitors) and the science is not particularly mind-boggling to anyone who know vectors and complex numbers. It does, however, lead to heavy breathing regarding the implications.
"Building" does not mean "fucking around".
Except if your team is too agile.
The Internet of voting things?
Ok then, RAFT: "Research on AI by the Facebook Team"
Not good? FRAINKEN: "Facebook Researches AI for New Knowledge Enabling Networks"
How about TOFULAIR: "Team Of Facebook UnLimited AI Research"
The true marketronym is of course "FAIR": Facebook AI Research. This IS El Reg, after all.
"has brought comment from many respected figures"
Quite a bit less respected immediately after the issuance of their comments which is out there with tofu attcking us in the morning because "it wants to be free".
Anyone who thinks "AI" will appear on the risk matrix of the non-tinfoil-hatters in any foreseeable future needs to get out more.
Why, just this morning: Ex-U.S., Russian brass: 'De-alert' nukes or risk disaster
I checked the Daily Mail, but ...
"Law student laughs as she walks free from court for hitting aspiring male model over the head with a bottle of champagne cutting his forehead to the SKULL"
... no that's not it.
Things have gone too far!
it's still a valid point
It's also a valid point to ask why the real world doesn't work as I want it to. Only idiots and politicians make it a talking point though.
I don't know what level of DO178 criticality/certification was supposed to apply to the Generator Control Unit(s) but it sounds like they missed it anyways.
I you think having a stack of paper on your desk and following the recommendations and ticking all the boxes on the discrepancy item sheet precludes you from missing abvious-in-retrospect problems, you have another thing coming.
This won't be the last error.
The big deal is that this is a problem that could and should have been identified and eliminated before entry into service, but it wasn't.
This is probably coming from some dude who codes websites in PHP and get his requirements from a 5-second chat in doorframes...
El Reg is the checkout rag of IT.
This show is not for filthy casuals.
As for the "return of interest", well, go talk to the European Central Bank about that. Protip: Don't hold your breath, any return of interest will be only when the EURO is six feet under (unlamentedly, with a stake, garlic and added holy water to be fully sure).
You have to pay more to make things better!
Think of all the unintelligible bullshit your are missing on by not having TWICE AS MANY people in the brainless top tier.
Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker has been brought down by a scandal handed to him by the country's intelligence service, the Service de Renseignement de l'Etat luxembourgeois (SREL). The service, which is supposed to address external security and terrorist threats, reports directly to the head of the government. That's why a 141-page report by a parliamentary investigation committee found that Juncker holds political responsibility for the illegal operations that SREL officers have conducted for years. The extensive use of Luxembourgish in the mainly French document means that, even without further encryption, it is poorly accessible to outsiders.
The report makes clear that Juncker simply did not treat the intelligence service seriously enough. Most of the time, he didn't even want to know precisely what was going on. He was satisfied with intimations and preferred to give advice rather than instructions.
This was wise as he got promoted to the Eurosphere...
Spiegel leaves out a whole lot of very tasty stuff (false flag attacks via actual bombings, targeted rumor-mongering by intimating that prosecutors are involved in paedophilia, buying cars on discount because 'member of the state', then selling them dear after hours, breaking and entering journalists' houses on direct order of the prime minister to check where info comes from ... the works!)
There are sounds emanating from the barrel with blue flag on it?
Well, Europe..... you have been sold down the river by politicos to abusive mobsters. Stop complaining and get with the program. There is P.U.T.I.N. to "oppose" and next up, the glorious Caliphate. You sure you don't want to buy a few more F-35? You might need them.
Hold on, when did "Devil Bill Gates" icon make a comeback?
72 PLANETS AWAIT YOU, AMURRICA!
FLYBY THEM ALL!
It's like when you have very nice house and then a mustachioed man decides that the general area around it belongs to another country and taxes must now be paid differently. And maybe other unpleasantness may ensue.
Search of new Earth-like planets for study
More like exo-gaia exploitation, amirite?
Liquid Iron Man?
But the random shots of passerbys to dramatic "end of the world/dioxin blowout/nuclear meltdown soon, and these people don't know it yet" music were pretty cool.
Don't these batteries contain small amounts of Cobalt? Is it a good idea to vaporize that stuff?
IBM has claimed major breakthroughs in quantum computing after boffins in Big Blue's lab demonstrated the ability to simultaneously detect and measure bit-flip and phase-flip quantum errors for the first time.
NO! The paper reveals that
Here we present a quantum error detection protocol on a two-by-two planar lattice of superconducting qubits. The protocol detects an arbitrary quantum error on an encoded two-qubit entangled state via quantum non-demolition parity measurements on another pair of error syndrome qubits. This result represents a building block towards larger lattices amenable to fault-tolerant quantum error correction architectures such as the surface code.
So the actual work is an implementation of quantum error detection/correction (which I do not pretend to understand unless I am given the sabbatical that I so richely deserve to perform err.. research). This is very important for reliable quantum computing and a has been solved in theory back in 2001 or so (although people going full retard and dissing QC because of the possibility that incontinent 'observations' will destroy the computation haven't gotten that fact as yet).
You could display a coffinated Jobs slowly rotating in microgravity and cunningly deduce the time-of-day based on the position of his outstretched arms.
Of course, declaring Apple a "monopoly" would be stupid as it sure isn't. It's a successful business, that's all. Still, busting all the patents and flushing them down the drain would ensure that antitrust discussions would not even arise... but State loves to solve problems it has enabled itself, in particular if high-paying jobs in the bureaucracy and possible backhand deals are involved.
....to bring light to the murk after a letter of encouragement and a suitable period of waiting, of course.
Especially as President Clingon presided the administration that came up with the harebrained scheme of escrow keys and the Clipper chip (I won't go into summary execution of US citizens by "law enforcement" which saw a righteous uptick back in the Reno/Freeh days...)
Math says this is impossible? Hold Math in contempt of court!
Are they properly following ITIL best practices and PRINCE2 project management principles? Or are they rabidly biting the agile dog chew?
An application in need of the non-net-neutral-net, methinks.
So how do you access the graphics subsystem then? Do you hire a Maxwell's daemon to shift the bits or what?
cleaner, and much safer, modern plants
Unfortunately Areva has trouble building those PWR 2nd generation euronukes and NIMBYs freak out whenever the hear the clang of Uranium in their neighborhoods.
Reducing the number of transistors
You seriously were "work for one of the platform manufacturer" and actually believe transistor count went down?
Waste heat reduction comes from voltage reduction, skilled quieting of unneeded electronic elements or smaller transistors.
Developers countered this by being more and more creative, and rising to the challenge by optimising their coding.
The Time Lord presents the PORTAL TO PROBLEMS FROM THE 80s.
Nowadays developers have got lazy, and expect speed-ups to come from ever more powerful hardware.
Someone around here also expects solutions from the 80s to tales of performance woe. Not noticing that what has been happening the last 10 years is a move to more processing units, not "more powerful hardware"?
Growing clients every day without fail
I find this song hard to swallow and it risks leading to some barfights, too.
Unfortunately you are always not wanted by someone wherever you go.
deep love for the land
Should probably be rewritten to "irrational impulses of a possessive nature". These are probably the same people newly imported from mainland USA and full of hippie ideas who want to remove GMO papaya trees from Hawaiian premises because the poor ringspot virus also needs some love.
#WeAreMaunaKea sends forth hopeful message of global Aloha 'Aina - protect and restore land, and native peoples and their sacred places, or face biosphere collapse
Yes, planting native peoples and their sacred places sure is a guarantee against biosphere collapse. I wonder whether the triassic had native dinos and THEIR sacred places?
But it's 100% true that I would prefer nuclear-powered huge telescopes being blasted into circumsolar orbit on Nerva engines from oceanic platforms every 6 months, but we ain't there yet.
The biter bit.
European "leaders" (some of them suddently interested into "secure" phones) are probably having a quiet chuckle.
Yet another hit by people supported by our oil-managing "friends against Putin" currently bombing Yemen because they want to kill shiis for no particular reason while senile tart McCain demands that the US "lead from the front" in playing Al Qaeda's air force.
(or other illegal) porn
But ... how would you know?
Unless you were working in one of the Republics of Integristic Control, of course?
when the Times was worth reading and the Sunday Times published interesting articles about modern life
I think it's just below the growth in monetary mass, so it's actually a retrenchment....
Nice blog, where can I read more?