wow, cop a load of that
44 posts • joined 4 Feb 2008
McAfee – the completely sane guy, not the biz – told to fork out $25m over 'torture, murder' of his Belize neighbor
Let's face it. We need to face up to facing off with face-recog tech, say US senators: Bipartisan AI privacy law proposed
@David 45... "While those who declined to be scanned were not necessarily viewed as suspicious, officers used their judgement to identify any potential suspicious behaviour"... made me think of constable savage reading that! XcD
In general though, I thought Facebook, Google etc. owned the senate so was surprised to read this one getting even considered!
What do sexy selfies, search warrants, tax files have in common? They've all been found on resold USB sticks
Re: In other news
Too many payments* for FB, Google etc. to ever be held to accountable & sheeple never vote with their feet in droves** US culture means this will just continue get worse & more underhanded until their laws sre chanded to allow this evildoing.
* I would say maffia style or backhanders, but it's so commonplace the term 'lobbying' is used.
** Sadly this is why EA continues to exist.
No one knows if recruitment system will be usable once contract ends in 2022...
Employee contract writers and archictects with a proven track record... (a proven good one) & base them on performance-related wages with no automatic golden parachutes or peerages.
Get rid of the huge parasite companies like Crapita & divide the services/modules/areas to different small companies, with penalties and no get out clause massive payments.
If the top brass at the places I 'd worked for tried that, it'd piss me off enough that I'd search for new employment right away whether approached or not.
Guarantee my damn job, or shut your trap as my next move is none of your damn business until I tell you about it. Everyone needs to look out for themselves/#1, just as that moronic, slimy turd speaking is!
Oracle's JEDI mind-meld doesn't work on Uncle Sam's auditors: These are not the govt droids you are looking for
of course amazon will refuse. There is no wake word, everything is transmitted back to the server & used for future ad revenue. Anyone dumb enough to believe otherwise... I've a range of great bridges to sell you! Mind you, we'll never know the truth here - how hard is it to just filter recordings where the word WAS used prior?
Microsoft lobs Windows 10, Server Oct 2018 update at world (minus file-nuking 'feature') after actually doing some testing
@gerritv: testing pro replying here too (& a former MS fanboy might I add). This is a company with an awful track record of quality, which produces a full testing software suite & advises testing practices to others & who fird so many of their testing team! Serves them tight & this should be a lesson to all companies & project managers wanting to skimp on testing - that plan to 'save money' NEVER works out well!
Can someone wiser than me please enlighten on what on Earth the deer analogy means & why that's chosen as the great selling point?
Surely the connect-to-cloud-gather data-perform calculation-hopefully stop in time is obviously a dumb idea, the alternative is to have the decision process on board the car. What benefit does IoT or any car Internet connection offer - just periodical updates to the decision algorithm (which, in a life & death situation shouldn't EVER be incorrect or fail)? is that it or am I missing something here please?
-- Excluded students rule for media only. No business logic need because £££
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That's my go at a real-world-based solution. With all this N, P theoretic stuff, the 1st comment already answered that too. Next challenge?
EDIT: Drat beaten to it but nice to see a similar way of thinking!
I've had the surface 1 since it's arrival. It's needed 2x Win-restores & 4 hard resets. Damn annoying but I had backups & didn't need to hand it into MS support.
The surface 4 dock displayport support was released/sold in stores broken & after 1 year I now need to hand the whole machine back as the display's nuked. From my experince as a home user at least, the build quality and testing have sharply gone down.
I'm as happy with MS kit as the stuff from Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo. Fujitsu & HP at the bottom too - they're all average/ not particularly great or long lasting IMO. I'm likely to try Apple next.
I would nominate the arc mouse from MS as the worst built computer tech. 4 of 4 failed within 6-12 months at the most here!
No way I'm trusting any opinions coming from this lot when the FDA are made of pepsi, monsanto, kraft etc. directors & the senate all take backhanders.
MSG, high fructose corn syrup, MRM - it's time we admitted we don't know what the f*** we're doing buggering about with food & left it in it's natural state. The entire population shouldn't be f****ing guinea pigs held to ransom. I'd love to see all of this lot strung up by the b****cks asap.
I'm happy with the surface
I'm still using the surface1 (maybe the only person to buy one of them here?) as both a main laptop and tablet at home & am pretty happy with it.
It has fast boot times, runs full office & Visual Studio & a handful of games. I've only been able to nuke it from a dodgy Windows update or trying to use Bitlocker (which blatantly wasn't tested & doesn't work with it).
All in all not a bad little product, if a little expensive.
Bill Ray - a closet Jedi?
"But annoy Apple this surely will" - I couldn't help think of Yoda when I read that!
If Bill's been in contact with him that much as to pickup his speech patterns then I for one AM afraid of Bill Ray!!!! :c0
Green alien for obvious reasons, even though the pointy ears are missing...
Fantastic machines, Acers
I second that, I've had a couple of Acer machines (PC's) over the years and they are fantastically built - over Dell machines I'd say they have more room for expansion within their desktop PC ranges and they tend to break less so I for one am glad to see them doing well.
Dell are an ok manaufacturer too but I find all laptop manufacturers bundle bloatware on their default laptop builds nowadays unfortunately (and I'm not going to make any comparison or quips about MS OSs...)
Wow, a load of comments on this one!
@Simon Preston: quite right, thanks for correcting me, I should've quoted "not ready for casual users".
@Dr. Mouse: "or maybe that you are just sick and tired of these dimwits praising Open Source without the fundamental intelligence to understand the arguments" - Spot on. My current role is as a software test manager & I understand the concept of a beta test, this was the point I was getting at.
@Michael Warburton: Thanks for clearing up the anti-virus checking note.
@ all the Vista-haters: Whilst I've grown accustomed to, and would go as far as to say I now even like Vista, I do completely side with the comments on the fact that it's a bloated, style-over-substance product which was never in a fit state to be released when it was. Fair & justified points on the SP being for a non-free software that should have worked the 1st time round.
I was merely trying to pick up on the fact that quite a few people on this site were too quick to post "Vista, beta service pack? No bloody way - test it first properly yourselves then release it to us" a few months back. These comments showed a complete lack of understanding about what a beta test phase is, but were placed upon the Vista SP release article by (and this is an assumption), open source fanatics who read "MS released something" and automatically thought "I need to rubbish this something being released as it's from MS". Now we have the same situation - another company (this time an open source product creator) releasing a beta test software update and I was reflecting on the fact these people's posts are nowhere to be seen (suprise, suprise).
@AC posted on 13th Feb. at 12:57: Thank you for pointing that out. I have just checked on Wikipedia, Microsoft's and Mozilla's websites and it appears you're correct; Vista is an OS and Firefox is an application (who'd have thought it, eh)? I am now wanting to withdraw all my comments and am considering looking at alterative employment outside of the I.T industry as I find mysefl unfit to work within it any longer, having not known this… By the way AC, for the record - this is a sarcastic comment ;c)
RE: Not available to casual users
When Vista's service pack was released in a test mode so scores of users could test the company's product rather than them elongating a release date or spending extra cash employing more professional software testers there was uproar!
Where are all the open source fanatics now - not posting the same remarks just because this story isn't on an MS product??
Ohh great :c(
Lets hope it is just an application which they'll keep on their own products.
You had me worried with the console title, I imagined them taking on Nintendo & MS with a console which would force people into only using a console based iTunes rip off to download only Apple games and which forced you to buy your electricity from 1 provider just so your home could run the bloody thing...
Sounds about right
Yeah that's normal, something like this is always going to come around every few months...
Average American with little intelligence + guns which are exceptionally easy to get hold of = chaos.
Whether it's hold up's with morons like this or the recent news of another idiot on a killing spree it's going to happen when you allow guns on the street & I'm getting tired of reading about these stories...
Well that's a good number for the government
47% of people interviewed worked for the government departments managing the marketing of ID cards? Highly unfair that interview I'd say, but then I guess that's normal behaviour when we're talking about another waste-of-taxpayers-money project which the government needs to draw support from.
Wonder where the other departments interviewed were from to stick up for other government funded IT projects and the like...
I agree with Liam O'Flaherty among others there. This will just open the doors to a new wave of rogue traders who're currently rubbing their hands together at the prospect of ripping off hundreds of buyers who now can't view any comments about the trader's previous sales.
If I bought a computer from a local retail store and was told they'd taken my money but "don't sell this model any more and tough luck, bye", you can be damned sure I'd be writing to the local papers and news sites and even standing outside with banner & mic in true hippy style to warn others not to go near the store. Seller protection? What about the buyer protection???
2 solutions off the top of my head - I should be a politician
So fine each pathetic timewaster 500-1000 each call & put this money back into having proper police on the streets or actually doing something about the crime in the UK.
Alternatively, since each and every one of them is preventing resources from saving lives, charge each with attempted murder/manslaughter and put them into a selfish-git jail.