* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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SpaceX to try reusing both rocket and spacecraft for historic ISS mission

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"Musk unfazed as Boeing vows to beat SpaceX in Mars race"

When asked whether he or Musk will get there first, Muilenberg responded: “Eventually we’re going to go to Mars and I firmly believe the first person that sets foot on Mars will get there on a Boeing rocket”

These Americans.

"You make ONE velly small mistake!"

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Wings of Honneamise!

"You gotta launch NOW!"

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Elon Musk finally admits Tesla is building its own custom AI chips

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Re: All i hear is...

> He was brighter than you!

I see what you did there.

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Re: Ex Machina

...and then he gets a marriage proposal by an American Pop singer. The marriage will take place in Tokyo.

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Maybe concentrate on a business line?

Tesla doesn't look too well against BMW i3, quality wise.

Is Elon the equivalent of the "we have everything" chinese backalley stall?

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HMS Queen Lizzie formally joins the Royal Navy

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Re: Hangar?

Unfortunately, Helicarriers are managed by Team America, not by team blimey.

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Top supercomputing biz boss cuffed amid allegations of fraud

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Yep, and knowing how other public projects (those involving lots of concrete pouring) are allocated and run in Japan (hint: not better than in Italy), "overcharging" is a weird charge indeed.

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OK Google: A stranger with stash of pirated films is spamming my Google Team Drive

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> Due to a technicality.

Everything is a technicality if you are member of Schoolmarm Party.

Or it's Russia.

One never really knows.

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Intel Management Engine pwned by buffer overflow

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Re: I consider that to be a feature

After all once you get your own code into Intel ME, you can control it.

What's this? It isn't even cryptographically signed?

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Boffins foresee most software written by machines in 2040

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Re: I wondered how long it would take

This is just a marketing term.

Meanwhile: Search-based software engineering.

Toasters with Guns soon.

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Re: The ultimate self modifying code

Self-modifying code == Not-self-modifying code with a modifiable data structure.

The Bad Developer is on the left side.

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Tech giants at war: Google pulls plug on YouTube in Amazon kit

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Remove Google from Services!!

Finally we know why Bezos wants to build ICBMs and deliver "packages" by drone.

Google: Scheduled for termination!

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Data-slurping keyboard app makes Mongo mistake with user data

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"the data is completely flat and non-personal”

One would hope so will be his EEG after the lawsuits are over.

Seriously, that total panic tweet must have been sent from an Undisclosed Location. Hilarious.

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Dirty COW redux: Linux devs patch botched patch for 2016 mess

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Re: Huh?

MOAN MOAN MOAN!

Can't be done, won't be done, here is why, I'm so unbeliever, I don't wanna live in this century etc. etc.

It's really like I'm back in first semester. In 1989.

Reasoning and Verification: State of the Art and Current Trends (2014 IEEE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS)

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Re: Huh?

"All software that has 100's of lines of code has bugs."

LOLNO.

This is why theorem provers have been invented.

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Re: HugeDirtyCow

The next one will be ExtremelyHugeDirtySphericalCow.

What will we do when Linus retires????

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Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980 – and they worked!

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Re: "don't need to carry around the whole "ecosystem" of compilers, "

No, you just "assemble" it. That's why it is called "assembler" and it's a program of a few KByte (basically a parser and a lookup table manager).

"Compiling" is something a tad more complex.

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"Yes, move 0xFF to the register at position IX+0xBEEF"

Testing that hypothesis was a job for software developers, as Jet Propulsion Laboratory chief engineer Chris Jones said “The Voyager flight team dug up decades-old data and examined the software that was coded in an outdated assembler language, to make sure we could safely test the thrusters."

Shurely assembler languages never become "outdated". They are just mnemonics for machine instructions and don't need to carry around the whole "ecosystem" of compilers, optimizers, frameworks, deployment infrastructure and consultants.

Well, ok, now we have typed assembly language, and about time too. But still.

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AI hype surge numbers, robo-radiologists, Apple voxels, and lots more

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Re: Huuman Err

Maybe RANX?

"Ranx! RAANX!" (Robot fist demolishes human jaw.)

Btw I found out that Manning now has "Deep Learning and the Game of Go" in its catalogue. AI truly has arrived.

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Re: Wake me up when....

Wakey Wakey.

As said earlier:

In https://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/artificial-intelligence

we find:

https://spectrum.ieee.org/static/ai-vs-doctors

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That November 2017 AI Index is of some interest.

Bizzaredly, there is a chapter about the performance of SAT solvers, which strikes me as "not AI". SAT solving is as AI as Graphics Processing (didja know that Eclipse plugin dependency resolution is done using the jSAT library? It's true! )

The layout is also following the annoying "tradition" of plastering random text outtakes is LARGE FONT AND DOUBLE SPACING into the middle of text. Presumably to inflate the number of pages of the report, or to be noticeable to short-attention-span readers?

You also get an empty-headed robostatement by Tim Cook about the importance of The Humanities, the need for diversity, roboethics... blah blah blah.

Michael Woolridge of Oxford has this to say on page 66:

The AI Index report makes for fascinating reading, from my perspective as an AI researcher, as Head of Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, and also as someone has served as president of the International Joint Conference on AI (http://www.ijcai.org/), and as president of the European Association for AI (http://www.eurai.org/). The report presents compelling and comprehensive evidence that on a range of fronts, AI techniques are making steady progress on core problems that have been associated with AI since its earliest days (game playing, machine translation, theorem proving, question answering, and so on); in many of these, AI is already at or above the accepted level of human expertise. The report also provides pretty clear evidence – as if evidence were really needed – that AI is attracting the attention of students and industry, with admissions exploding on AI courses, and a huge growth in AI startup companies.

There is, clearly, an AI bubble at present; the question that this report raises for me is whether this bubble will burst (cf. the dot com boom of 1996-2001), or gently deflate; and when this happens, what will be left behind? My great fear is that we will see another AI winter, prompted by disillusion following the massive speculative investment that we are witnessing right now. There are plenty of charlatans and snake oil salesmen out there, who are quite happy to sell whatever they happen to be doing as AI, and it is a source of great personal frustration that the press are happy to give airtime to views on AI that I consider to be ill-informed at best, lunatic fringe at worst (for a good recent example, see:

http://tinyurl.com/y9g74kkr).

However, while I think some deflation of the current bubble is inevitable within the next few years, I think there is cause for hope that it will be a dignified and gentle deflation, rather than a spectacular bust. The main reason for this is that, as the AI Index clearly demonstrates, AI is delivering on competence....

Which I think is exactly right.

CYC doesn't even get a mention in the report ... CYC transit! But then again, neither does Prolog or logic programming. WTF!

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Ex-cop who 'kept private copies of data' fingers Cabinet Office minister in pr0nz at work claims

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Ok, so

.... what interesting politicial developments are supposed to be de-rezzed by warming up this stuff?

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Re: Amazed by some of the comments here.

There is nothing wrong with Best Japanese Porn!

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Re: Confused

not the officer who heroically defies them in order that someday justice can be done.

Outside of Hollywood, things don't work like that.

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Total recog: British AI makes universal speech breakthrough

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Good Work

To stay on subject, I will just leave this here:

Bob Coecke: "Quantum algorithms for compositional natural language processing"

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Re: Positive

AI vs Doctors: Artificial intelligence is challenging doctors on their home turf. We’re keeping score

"I need your clothes, your boots, and your blood sample!"

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What will drive our cars when the combustion engine dies?

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The assumption is always "linearity", now sprinkled with Hollywoodian "magic dust" to reach fantasy takeoff velocity. (You just need to keep the Nazis at bay and all will be fine.)

People are dumb like that.

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Re: Not to mention investment...

Nobody is talking about the deadweight "West" in any of this and Chinese are pretty tenacious.

Cat ear financiers will get a bullet and the rest will be told to do their job.

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Google Chrome vows to carpet bomb meddling Windows antivirus tools

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Antitrust??

How now, brown cow?

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WFS edition

I will actually be happy if the Chrome browser immediately nukes code trying to run outside of the UEFI boot sequence.

The Windows Final Solution will have been attained.

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A day will come when Azure Active Directory 'classic' portal is killed. But it is not this day

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NOTABUG!

It's the Whig Theory of Rolling Cloud Upgrades (Sometimes only to change "UXxxghhh" style from flat to nonflat or the reverse or throw options into screens where they cannot be found):

Every Cloud Upgrade is an Improvement. If it is not perceived as such, the customer doesn't understand!

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Night before Xmas and all through American Airlines, not a pilot was flying, thanks to this bug

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Scotland, now is your time… to launch Brexit Britain into SPAAAACE!

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What madness is this: The Spaceport Glut!!

Why does everyone want to have a "spaceport" nearby? Does any of the retards seriously believe there will be tons of taxes (KER-CHING!!!) and mega-jobs (DOLE QUEUE REDUCTION) from rare launches of supercomplex fragile gear?

Are there also many people ready to allow nuclear reprocessing plants to be set up to get serious in space? Maybe they think everything can run on renewables??

Is it just a marketing gag for the next Star Wars installment?

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Hacked Brit shipping giant Clarksons: A person may release some of our data today

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Re: Translation

With "lawyers on standby" you know the day is saved!

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Canadian! fella! admits! hacking! Gmail! inboxes! amid! Yahoo! megahack!

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Good story marred by Murrican's pathological need to find FSB everywhere.

"FSB approaches a canadian dude on the darknet undercover to hack accounts of murrican companies to get info about Russian members of the state. It's fauxly true!"

Sounds plausible only to Murrican brains fed a lifetime of Navy CSI bullshit.

"Organized Crime" is probably too mundane for "cyber".

His targets included an assistant to the deputy chairman of the Russian Federation; a cybercrime officer in the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs; and the chairman of a Russian Federation council committee. Interestingly, Baratov was also tasked with pwning the managing director, sales director, and a researcher at a "major Russian cybersecurity firm."

Or it could be our own TLAs. You know, the ones with people of such quality that they brew up fake dossiers on Trump's multicultural ties on demand.

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Re: why don't we:

Of course it's not about terrorists and child abusers at all. It's about predation of the state. Future or present.

That "we" up there is incongruously linked to argument made by politicians and instrumented by politicians to sell the no-crypto poison. I am not a politician.

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Unreal, man: Amazon pitches new 3D VR kit at dev newbies

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No3Script!

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Pokémon GO caused hundreds of deaths, increased crashes

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Re: Presumably, Jake ...

I always assumed that the "killed by own weapon" stats were mostly due to the owners waving them around in front of burglars or muggers who have then relieved them of the weapon and shot them with it.

It is very difficult to relieve somebody of a weapon unless the owner is extra careless or crackhead levels of aggressive and you are Jackie Chan.

And never "wave the weapon". Basics 101.

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Royal Navy destroyer leaves Middle East due to propeller problems

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making sure we keep the skills of people who can build aircraft carriers for us is vitally important!

It is only vitally important if you want to build aircraft carriers in the future.

Which you don't. And can't anyway.

And man, the new ones are not even nuclear-powered. How ghetto can you get before giving up?

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"No longer" since around 1950.

I wonder whether the BBC is having lafs at this, as it did with the too-old Russian smoke-belching Puntinesque aircraft carrier that had to be shadowed while impudently transiting the Channel like a Nazi in the night?

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Re: Sand I guess.

No one expects sand in the Middle East. Gets us every time.

Yes, the spice factories keep breaking down.

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Munich council finds €49.3m for Windows 10 embrace

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Re: Delivery

I didn't get that reference.

But then: Never-ending construction: Berlin’s unfinished airport still plagued by ‘fundamental faults’.

Well, Germany is the new Upper Volta with nukes.

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'Water on Mars' re-classified as just 'sand on Mars'

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Re: Musk's idea to explode nukes at the poles has a vital flaw

UNAMERICAN!

We will MAKE it suitable!

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Re: Well, I see water on Mars.

Is that the anime of a girl who wants to become Gondolière on Venise rebuild on Mars?

I would like for this to come true...

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Re: Rather-

“WEIRD SURPRISE: Elvis found on Mars, NASA sources say”.

In the end it was just rolling rocks.

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Sorry 'strange physics' fans, IceCube finds the Standard Model stands

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Re: Ugh, the standard model is so boring

It is perfect as far as it goes.

Still needs something more. It's the feeling that your Linux is missing a kernel module...

Here for example is an upcoming conference: 6th Rome Joint Workshop:- Weird Theoretical Ideas

(Thinking outside the box) 18-20 December 2017 Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati. I guess for this you need to be able to solve an QFT Lagrangian in your head.

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National Cyber Security Centre boss: For the love of $DEITY, use 2FA on your emails, peeps

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Re: Attack of the red cyber menace

The weekly scandals such as the 'golden shower' dossier are an attempt to get him removed before he does anymore damage.

For some values of "damage".

The fact that the golden shower dossier was a silly constuction put together by who-knows-who (my money is on an earnest projecting "liberal" with a piss fetish or else 4chan having fun) and then pushed by McCain, a repellent moral morass sniffing around for war with Russia, Syria and Iran (now rebuild into American Freedom Jesus as his brain cancer advances) should give pause. These are not the fixers we are looking for,

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Russia Russia Russia! DERP! Trust me!

Proof or shut the f*ck up.

Also pretty potent bullshit from a guy working for an outfit that hoovers up most e-mails wandering around.

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Iranian military hacker fingered for 'Game of p0wns' HBO leak

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Well, ISIS hasn't been looking so well recently, so I suppose they are a bit idle in the arm & train department.

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