4477 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Re: I'll get my baseball bat
Crowdsourcing works perfectly well with emotive subject like terrorism or murders.
The problem is that to train a neural net (human or artificial) you need to be able to classify the inputs.
Since in this case nobody knew what the crowd was looking for - it became a "find somebody young/brown/male" system
Which in fairness it was very good at,
VISA can simply terminate it's operations in Iceland if it doesn't like the local laws there.
If Saudi airlines in Britain decided to refuse to employ women or gays or jews then the British court would have a perfect right to send them to the naughty step - whatever the rules were at home. They then have the choice to obey or go home.
Re: Makes sense to me
Or didn't allow donations to Greenpeace, or CND, or the labour party or ....
Re: Missing the point.
But how can you possibly argue with the "Children's Charities Coalition on Internet Safety" ?
It's got children, charity AND safety in it's name!
Re: Dear Dave
Yes but today on the internet those same children could see pictures of naked WOMEN.
What state would the government, the civil service and the conservative party be in if boys from public schools started preferring women ?
Re: No sex please, we're British?
At least reading playboy on your phone is safe http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/02/playboy_app_ios_apple_censorship/
But then , when they grow up, won't they be more likely to want to have sex than blow other people up?
Won't somebody think of the children ( of the shareholders in BAe/Thales/Vickers )
Re: How would it work?
I'm picturing row upon row of civil servants each seated at a monitor wearing a strategically placed blood pressure cuff. If the "lever" goes up a bell rings and the site is banned.
Re: It's about time!
and killed Diana
(c) Daily Express
Re: Yes they do...
Wasn't there a cock-up recently when MP's emails about a sexual offences bill were blocked by the House's own system ?
Re: Applied Placebo Effect?
"If everyone takes the "test" and everyone has their self esteem raised...."
But if some people took it again - their esteem would be doubled each time
Those are great fun.
You just ask, very loudly in front of HR and other applicants.
Oh I understand - you use the handwriting on the form to check if I'm a women and the colour selection to test my racial background?
"I have taken frequent stands in the face of strong opposition."
I tried it at Chelsea once, I thought their new stand would look good for our school sports field.
They didn't like it.
Arbeit macht Frei
Wasn't perhaps the best mission slogan for the new department
Re: Gov't tests
>The test is designed to find out if you can recognize a geometric series.
But disqualifies all those that know that rainfall doesn't follow a geometric series.
Re: Installation easier with Linux
It's now quicker and easier to install Linux even on modern computers than it is to install Windows.
Apart from the "a gnat has farted near your computer - reboot" messages
I don't miss trawling dozens of manufacturer's sites trying to find drivers.
To shout - excellent, I have a proven OS that my users are very familiar with, that runs great on that 5year old HW and which MSFT is going to stop trying to break with updates every week.
So I don't get security updates - most of which fix the security flaws that were introduced by last week's update. Or that new IE feature to allow my phone to share cat photos with my car through facebook (or my cat share car photos - I'm never sure)
So I firewall my XP machines (and funnily enough my vista/7/8 machines)
I have rules to stop people opening attachments (in fact since most of my XP machines are doing real work - they don't even have outlook installed)
And basically breath a big sigh of relief and wonder how long I can put off the Windows9 upgrade
More likely contractor was paid to pull cable and filed the correct permits for that work.
But the contractor wasn't paid to hook up the equipment so didn't care which one was fibre #1 in cable #2 of bundle #3. The city engineering dept didn't care as long as they recorded which road was being dug up.
Since nobody has connected anything to these bare fibees nobody has a list of which ones go where
Re: True but misleading
>far too many websites now are demanding e-mail addresses and passwords for the most basic of transactions and one-off purchases.
And lo he created mailinator.com and saw that it was good
Wouldn't the solution be for the states to collect together into some sort of federation and have a central federal government to regulate this sort of thing?
Re: Have I understood it correctly?
They could collect sales tax from buyers if, for example, the states had access to all your browsing history and email without a warrant - didn't I hear about a bill like that recently?
Re: Sounds fair
High street stores can just level the playing field.
Go into Best Buy and choose the item, go to the till and click to buy it online from their Caymen Island's web server and then pick it up from their instore delivery option immediately = nobody pays any tax.
Exactly what Boeing does when you buy an aircraft from them, or Rolls Royce does when you buy their engines.
Re: enough chat, what do I do about it?
Brazilian - and he wasn't wearing a heavy jacket, they made that bit up later,
Congratulations you could be home secretary!
Re: Why doesn't someone call Ms May out on her untruths?
>Food standards Agency ??
In the US, after 9/11, all the government agencies involved with public safety came under the DHS.
Which stopped commie pinko anti-business schemes - like inspecting meat plants for salmonella - to concentrate on taking 2.1.oz tubes f toothpaste from you at the airport.
Leading to several hundred extra deaths
Re: Paedophiles, Terrorists
Not fear but it does make them foam at the mouth.
Really the Daily Mail is just a psychology experiment that got out of hand.
Re: can someone wanted for international crimes
>after all he's not been convicted for anything.
Isn't that still a requirement for Australian politics - or just being premier?
So you can pay premium rate for your electrciity rather than economy7 or economy-super where you let the power company turn down your AC at certain times in return for a 50% discount
Re: You takes your chances..........
And not only was there no crime here - but the not-crime wasn't committed by Oracle.
So it's more like someone spilling your point - your lawyers deciding that the person hasn't enough money to be worth suing and so suing Carlsberg, because they have $billions, for not doing enough to prevent pint spilling.
Re: The blog
A lorry turns left across the bike lane with a nice steel barrier - and it's the cyclists fault.
Re: Oops About Neanderthal DNA! Change this quick Lester
They do however share some DNA with another extinct group that lived around the same time in Africa http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-07-26/national/35487288_1_denisovans-neanderthal-dna-modern-humans
Anything you didn't know?
So you are a european white male whose parents haven't died of anything nasty.
It's their own fault
Call it the God particle and it jumps out at you, call them WIMPS and they hide for years.
They should rename the theory super-universe-powering-energetic-real particles and then they would have the confidence to stand up and be counted.
Re: Elephant in the room?
Or Intel could just licence ARM
Re: My next purchase
If you are visiting the former colonies anytime - you can get open box ARM ChromeBooks for <$200 at every Best-Buy.
The sales person was explaining that lot sof people buy them because they are $250 but return them because they don't have MS-whatever.
She looked at me and said "but you understand all that" - I think I should be insulted
ps. If they have been registered the free however-many-Gb of Google drive offer will fail - but if you email them they will reinstate it.
Re: Good news
>There is no content in Android that "belongs" to Microsoft. I will be happy to take that to court, too.
That's MSFT's strategy. You can take us to court over Android patents - but while you are doing that we will stop your OEM Windows licenses.
So Samsung/Acer/Asus/etc how do you feel about selling no windows machines for 20years while we discuss this?
Re: Poor M$
>Microsoft were unethical from MSDOS
You aren't old enough to have dealt with IBM, ICL and even DEC - at least when MSFT **** you they let you install the lubricant
Re: Saving the world? My arse.
It's great here in BC.
We sell local hydro electricity to California as super expensive premium green-power and make up the local demand from oil plants in Alberta
Re: Aluminum and Heavy Water
If only there was a way of transmitting information at almost the speed of light through some system of tubes.
>> the search giant made $3.55bn in net income
But paid 27cents in taxes.
Re: Farm it out
> I ask them to define what socialism is.
Socialism is not having a choice of which fire department come when you dial 911 - and not having a choice of 911
Re: So what prevents Google from load balancing to power budget???
They do - they even use passively cooled data centers and switch loads to where it's colder.
So rather than turn up the AC in North Carolina in summer, you switch the load to Maine
Re: They Were Tired
No it will just be a little smooth slab of metal and glass with a shiny screen.
I for one, welcome our black polo-neck wearing overlords.
Re: Awesome pictures
It also explains why particle physics grad students are all tall - ideally 6'7"
Since the only point of particle physics grad students is to stand in front of detectors in pictures to give them scale.
Re: Remind me
>You got downvotes - apparently it's all fine and dandy to drop rootkits.
Maybe Sony have a (very small) botnet?
How many years did Sony execs get for hacking millions of consumer's PCs?
Yes, sorry it's 10% Earth's mass, 38% Earth's 'g' - read the wrong column
Re: What's in it for me? @AC
>no straight man would refuse 3 women taking advantage of him
You mean 3 women demanding that the kitchen be cleaned, that clothes be picked up off the floor, that the garden be done, the car cleaned out, the door painted....
I only have one women taking advantage of me and I'm knackered
Re: What gives ANY company the right...
>If you buy a car and sell it on, usually the services it came with like warranty are not passed on.
I assume car makers will try that next.
You buy a BMW but have a non-transferable licence to the software in the engine management system which is disabled if you don't have it serviced at a dealer.
Re: This is what I think.....
$8Bn profit on $60Bn of cash isn't a good rate of return for a software company. It's not even good ROI for a rental property. Companies that in theory only have to push out free to make online downloads of products that they built years ago are expected to make a little more
The analysts real question is where do they see MSFTs stock price in another 10 or 20 years time. Will we still be queuing up to buy DVDs of Windows19 and upgrade to Office2033?
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