Re: When the robot uprising arrives...
Replace the following words to achieve the contemporary équivalant.
Robot uprising = Any 1st world Government
Primitive AIs = Soldiers
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Replace the following words to achieve the contemporary équivalant.
Robot uprising = Any 1st world Government
Primitive AIs = Soldiers
Isn't that already the case in the Banking world ( Bitcoin World)
"which if extrapolated across the population amounts to 15 million people."
Extrapolation in the wrong hands is a very useless tool...
Contemporary lives in 1st world countries have very little choice but to have an online presence. Banking, purchasing, communications ( Email, FB, info), information retrieval etc Many of these tasks are becoming increasingly difficult, nigh impossible without an online connection.
It's neither a good thing, nor a bad thing,it's just the way that things are run today..
Privacy is no more an issue than you allow it to be, each of us has a choice about how much personal data we make available, alternatives are available which allow us to become relatively discreet..
Just to repeat : Extrapolation in the wrong hands is a very useless tool...
If they also remove the Samsung Nagware and "Samsung Automatically Downloaded Apps",,, ggggrrrrrr.
I still don't know why I am "forced" to have MS Office on my phone, I have a laptop, tablet for that.
"Gold is not real money. Seriously."
According to various sources Krugerands are legal tender , and yes, they are made from Gold..
Virtual money stolen from virtual database and virtually no chance of getting anything back....
It's not easy to transport tonnes of gold (thinking Fort Knox here), but a couple of bytes of data is easily within the means of the scrawniest hacker.
As much as I don't trust the banks with real money, which is what actually comes out of the distributor, I have a hard time in trusting anyone with Bitcoins and especially their ability to suddenly become vapor...
Outside of the Black Market Rascals I have a hard time understanding how anyone can trust the world of the Bitcoin Magiciens. ( Yeah, I know I am just being cynical but .....)
When you outsource your development to Iran, be prepared..
Stuxnet bit back...
"It's only when the conscious mind takes over a few seconds later you assess the threat and realise you are in danger and would then do the best to avoid this new threat."
Exactly, and what would you do in that case, hit the pedal, run the gunman down or least try to escape whereas the logic of the car would not allow you to move as it still detects an obstacle.
But I digress most people would simply panic and probably get shot and that damned robotic car won't give a damn either way..
"That only serves to further prove the point that the autonomous system saved someone in conditions where the human wasn't able to."
In that case it won't be long before none of us are allowed to drive by ourselves because statistically we can't do any better than the autonomous systems ?
* Autonomous system are excellent at dealing with known situations and prepared scenarios. Hence quick braking when imminent impact is true
* Human Beings are for more capable at dealing with the unknown and unprepared situations which are far more prevalent on our roads today.. Example : It is less dangerous to simply hit a roe deer and keep control of the vehicle that it is too suddenly brake hard and lose control of the vehicle. These are dynamic decision making moments which require a lot more than a few I2C components.
I do not like this article because it makes it attempts to make an allusion that cars(mechanical devices) can "think"..
1 : Cars dont think, they are mechanical devices .
2 : That car was designed , built and programmed by a "human", therefore a "human" if anything saved a life..
3 : The captors in that car detected an obstacle, I very much doubt that the obstacle was recognized cognitively as being a "human being"* so the notion of saving a life is void..
4 : If that obstacle had been a madman shooting at the car, the car would have applied the same logic, see below, and the madman would have had even more time to continue to shoot....therefore potentially assisting in a death... The logic works both ways !
Therefore that statement should have read "Car detectors detected an object, applied further logic from it's algorithm, ie , "obstacle detection + distance + car speed = impact imminent" and applied the appropriate logic to induce deceleration".
We are definitely moving forward in the AI world but we are definitely not at the point that the article would like to make allusion..
Someone at El Reg must have just finished their copy of the Daily Mail before writing this article..
I much preferred the recent article about how a university managed to create an algorithm that was capable of determining of whether two previously unknown objects were the same or not. ( I'm damned if if I can find that article - it's only about a month old)
I would also like to make a request to the SNP and ask that they remove "Kendji Girac, Shy’m, and Christophe Willem" from public view as I would consider them a safety risk to public health. Hearing any of them gives headaches and severe amounts of nausea.
What these people truly fail to realize is that the internet is merely a vector, it is not the cause. The internet is a very dynamic vector, today it's torrents, tomorrow it will be Dark Web Treasure Chests or FTTH hidden VPNs..
For once I am satisfied that the French judicial system has made a correct decision.
>Second paragraph, first line: :)
>Dubbed Riffle, the system was developed by MIT and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in "Switzerland."
The problem here is the "MIT" part of the equation. The EPFL are obviously in Switzerland but Swiss laws don't have any holding the USA.
MIT are not a Swiss based university and I am pretty much sure that the Feds are capable of requesting whatever they want on the grounds of "Anti-Terrorism" laws, or one of those George Bush "Weapons of mass destruction" declarations..
I can understand that they sent a robot in to avoid other deaths but why an explosive, why not some kind of sleeping gas or other non lethal method..
This is more than likely going to give bad guys stupid ideas about sending their own robots and bombs.... Raspberry PIs and /or Arduinos easily have the capacity of driving robots with all the appropriate attached goodies especially when the SparkFun robots can be bought for a handle of dollars, especially when and a kid has the knowledge/capacity to build one.
Personally, I don't agree with their choice of lethal "execution"... It all boils down to Kangaroo courts and I believe that this will simply to an escalation in violence from both parties.. When 1st world countries begin these kind of tactics then we should forfeit the right to condone what other countries are doing..
It's called terrorism when the bad guys do this, what do you call it when the "good" guys do it.. BAton Rouge was wring, Dallas was wrong and it looks like we are heading down a very dirty path.
When the state starts using these kinds of powers then don't expect anything other than chaos to follow.
I also blame the media for a lot of this kind of escalation and often wonder who is truly driving them and what their true objectives really are...
"Look on your passport."
Just did a quick Wikipedia, the Unicorn on the passport is actually part of the Royal Arms and therefore represents the Queen. Scotland is represented in the second quarter of the sheld, by a "Rampant Lion".
I did see that the Unicorn changes sides when using the Scottish variant, but again this is still part of the "Royal Arms"..
Very confusing to those of us who have not studied Heraldry...
I suppose we learn something new everyday, as a Scotsman this is the first I have heard of us having a "unicorn" as our national beastie....
The Ramant Lion , OK
The Haggis : Why Not
A drunken Glaswegian: Definately a wild animal
But a Unicorn : I think that someone had a little but too much Buckie the day they chose the Unicorn..
The only reason I can imagine is that it shares one common element, a large appendice :-)
Strange, it's usually the clients that MS piss all over
"They all got complacent, because revenue was rolling in, then someone else makes a new gadget, or develops a better way to do what they do, and the wall(street) comes crashing down."
I could possibly see that happening to Apple but who or what is going to knock down Google ?
"How exactly does Win32/Dorkbot get installed on the machine?"
By surfing the comments section of El Reg.
Might be the NSA, ISIS, Swedish Spy Affiliation Servcies, Rowandian Technology Expert Group, Anonymous or Hilary Badass Clinton requiring their daily dose of luser data....
Yes, and I think that the word is commonly known as "retribution"... and we can probably thank Mr Bush and Mr Blair.....
I believe that he is making some reference to some of the recent articles about drones and prvacy
here is one of them
It appers that the KneeJerk crowd are strong in the force today Luke....
Think yourself lucky that it wasn't the GrandFather...
Was it, by any chance, your GrandMother that gave you those eggs ?
"In an environment where no one ever records what they do, how will you ever know that something was accessed inappropriately."
As soon as a computer is used, then it is usually very well known who is doing what. Giving the information out is another matter.
All that it would take would be to point the cannon "towards the exercise yard/cell blocks" and explain that the next drone that comes over-head will automatically initiate the Phalanx..
I didn't realise that they had computers in Victorian times....
It would probably be the dogs bollocks, but expensive.
In this day and age where everyone expects "free", it would be a difficult market to capture.
Important point : OS/2 is just an OS, what is far more important are the programs and their availability...
Yes, becuse it is a DLL exploit and the fact that you run keepass.exe is all that is required on your behalf ( it also requires that the program/hack be in memory)... The physical support has not bearing in the hack.
In fact that very hack/virus/proof of concept could actually be hiding on your USBKey....just waiting for delivery......
Mes excuses pour cette petite faux pas, yes I meant to write Router...
French is my daily language et c'est vraiment facile to confndre the words qui sont very similar... Malgre the fact que je suis an English speaker, beaucoup de ce que j'ai learned en IT was appris en French..
And oui, je trouve that it is parfois easier to parler Franglais.
This is far more dangerous than just gaining access to a server. Any Admins on here will undoubetdly have passwords stored for much or all of their other equipement .
Domain Admins passwords
RDP Sessions to other sites.
SSH login with possibly the keys.
Building access codes.
and the list goes on.
What advice does anyone have to offer ?
"Why would the "Sarah Sharp sympathisers" (it ain't just Sarah Sharp, come on) be "up in arms" about this."
Because they like to take this at face value, do not care about the rest of the details.
Personally I do not believe that a softly, softly approach is a good solution when faced with difficult situations. Linus takes his job seriously and expects those around him to be the same, this is a well known fact "before" you take on the job....If you don't want to be in that situaiton then you don't take on the job. Up until now I would say that Linus has done far better than anyone else that I can imagine regardless of his attitude or usage of big bad swear words....
A softly softly approach would more than likely lead to disastrous results as that shitty code would have eventually been accepted in order to keep the peace...
I love Linus' no-nonsense way of thinking.
Personally I prefer a boss that lets you know where you stand instead of the namby pamby approach where nothing gets resolved and just lingers on and on creating nothing more than frustration for all involved...
Anyone with excellent vocabulary skills can be twice as damaging as someone who just uses "profanity.." Actual swear words have no importance, what is important is the reasoning behind them.
Hang on a moment there guys before hanging the Alien Overlord, are you all sure that he was being serious, I read the post as an attempt at sarcasm not as a fact... ( I could be wrong but this is El Reg after all)
"but it makes you sound wilderness smart. :)"
Only if you consider Crocodile Dundee to be "wilderness smart"...
"Our forefathers regularly got drunk together and through their frequent interactions unknowingly added an alcoholic slur to our national speech patterns."
And what exactly has changed since those days ? When I lived with the Aussies, and let's not forget the Kiwis ( although their accent is much cleaner), pub night was 5 times a week on the quiet weeks.. And this was no joke...
And of course the EULA contains a clause where Microsoft decline all responsibility for damage caused by the strobe effects.
Behold bad knight and kneel before me before I smite thee down and blind with my mighty
It's all about stats and habits.
* They know your age, location and language.
* They know what you play.
* How long you play.
* They know from where you play. Wifi, Cabled , therefore probably also know your ISP.
* They know how many games you possess and what genres you prefer.
* They can see the evolution of what you are buying, playing, winning losing.
* They can see what music, films, media you like to watch, buy, download.
* etc etc etc
Sony can learn a lot about you even through a simple games console. And that's only the stats that I can imagine, they might have much more sophisticated algorithms... "Shaky wrist" detection for example..
Obviously we have different opinions of the definition of upgrade. Moving between minor versions, especially with such few changes is not what I would classify as an "upgrade"... This was more of a 15.9 to 15.92 move....
If you moved from 14 to 15, then yes there is not doubt about that classifying itself as an upgrade..
But honestly, new scrollbars and a couple of application updates.... in my book that's just a patch release.
"minor updates, bug fixes, speed improvements and application updates "
This appears to be, at most, just a couple of patches thrown out to the penguinistas under the guise of an update...
Unless of course someone was actually waiting with baited breath for the new scrollbars...
Scott did you draw the short straw by any chance when it came to who was to do the write up on Unbuntu 15.10...
It also has an optional "Picatinny rail".. all that's missing is the ACOG TA01 4*32 and the world will learn to fear these senior "OAPerators"...
"It's actually "on the lam", but I suspect Assange's bleating may have contributed here :). It's a normal, if somewhat lesser used English expression meaning "on the run"."
I wonder if it is actually a twist of the French expression sur la lame du rasoir", on the edge of a razor. ie "On a knifes edge"... ie In a very difficult position.
He is antipodean so it might therefore be possible that he will hide in a food truck as a piece of New Zealand Lamb...
"while on the lamb."
Now there is a phrase that I have never heard before, is it rhyming slang, if so, what is the rhyme ?
However, as much as I do not like the man he has not been found guilty of rape and where we live "Innocent until found guilty" is still in da rigour ( or at least I think so).
They are just feeding him some bait to lure him out of his den, then they will pounce on him like a bunch of power hungry politicians.
Alternatively, they are just bored shitless standing around all day doing absolutely nothing, even with their exceptional bonuses they just can't stand it anymore..
The OP might be a stealthy boffin :-)
"It may be stealthy malware."
If it was so stealthy the boffins wouldn't know either.
No worries, I understood where the original language came from.
I understand what you are saying but speaking from experience, about myself, I come from a very gritty background and was extremely "bigoted" towards anything out of the norn. Today I am still "a little bit biased" but far less than I was at the time, why, because a few people took the time the explain things to me.. I digress though that it also requires the want to change on behalf of the "bigot"....
If someone is being a bigotted prick then it is usually through their ignorance of a given subject. So rather than waste time insulting them, try helping them by educating them..
In my opinion calling someone a bigoted prick is actually the perfect example of being bigoted oneself as it shows a failure to understand that other people have different opinions...
Your response is exactly the kind of response/attitude that is likely lead to hatred and radical action rather than encouraging any form of acceptance.....
"This is why we need courts "
This is bascially what they got, I decision based upon criteria...No different to a court really... but as mentioned in the below comment it is likely that someone is being greedy and waiting on a big fat check coming through his mailbox in advance of a positive decision....
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