* Posts by wayne 8

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Microsoft Azure ████ secret ██ █████ ██ US govt's ███ ███ centers

wayne 8

Singularity

Government and Tech merged into oneness. Amazon, Microsoft, and sure to come, Alphabet, as the backbone of the Federal behemoth.

As a septic it pains me to say this, the USA sucks.

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Capgemini: We love our 'flexible, flowing' spade

wayne 8

Re: Floppy spade moves no earth.

A bit too fluid where precision counts.

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wayne 8

Bought out by CapGeminiAmerica back in the day.

Went from a private contracting company that respected the talent to being a resource of a faceless corporation.

We had 20 days off every year. Ours to use as we wish while working with the client with whom we had a relationship.

CGA chops it to 15 and has an onsite resource, who collected $0.10/hour for each resource on site, would check if we were at our desks when HE expected us to be. The Client knew where I was every Tuesday afternoon at 15:15, heading home to take an evening shift at the local volunteer ambulance corps.

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wayne 8

Re: Douglas Adams

Then Ark-B is locked from the outside and never has to be launched. Brilliant!

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We went to Nadella's launch of Hit Refresh so you didn't have to

wayne 8

Re: Will it be viewed cynically as corporate propaganda?

Do not pick up anyone who has fallen. They may need to be stabilized. Picking a victim up can cause further injury.

Do not try to move a victim unless there is an immediate threat of more harm if left in place.

Nadella was correct in his immediate response.

Still won't change my opinion of Microsoft and Windows.

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Tarmac for America's self-driving car future is being laid right now

wayne 8

Re: Crybabies

Maybe not.

Insurers like to have modules installed that track speed, location, and other relevant data to determine accident risk profile based on the driver's activities. Has to do with charging higher premiums for higher risk drivers and lowering premiums for less risky drivers.

Also, premiums also depend on where the vehicle is actually parked at night and how far the commute is to work. People in NYC use addresses in NJ to get cheaper insurance.

The sensors on the vehicles don't come cheap and are probably located in areas where damage is possible in minor crashes. That will raise cost of repairs, which affects premiums.

I'm not shilling for the scurrilous pirates.

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Vibrating walls shafted servers at a time the SUN couldn't shine

wayne 8

Re: Wind!!!

Just put a repeater on the top of the building and realign the beams.

USA MIC would launch a geosynchronous satellite and switch to sat comms.

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You better explain yourself, mister: DARPA's mission to make an accountable AI

wayne 8

/var/log

1. Create a log trail. Couldn't be more data than a particle collision. Could it?

2. Create a bigger AI to analyze why the first AI came up with a certain answer. Such as "42".

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'Alexa, play Charlie Bit My Finger.' I can't do that, Dave. No, really

wayne 8

Re: Internet of Silos

The Echo has an edge over external surveillance in that Echo knows the music's signal output and can filter that out from the microphone signal input in real time.

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Bill Gates says he'd do CTRL-ALT-DEL with one key if given the chance to go back through time

wayne 8

I guess buying a VW is out of the question. Or using a drug made by Bayer. Or any a vehicle that has Bosch parts. Old man Bosch received a Nazi State funeral when he died during the war. In spite of being a supposed staunch anti Nazi.

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wayne 8

Better if Gates had designed better systems

Obviate the need to seize control of the machine when the system fails to respond to normal inputs.

One button to hit by mistake and watch whatever you were doing disappear.

Minor improvement when the three fingered salute did not just reboot the machine as it did with Win 3.1.

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Behold, says robo-mall-cop maker: Our crime-busting dune buggy packed with spy gear

wayne 8

Re: Why oh why

Just needs a plumber's friend poking out from the top front piece.

What is it going to do when it detects a concealed weapon? The human may have a license/permit.

Lock down the immediate area, enclosing innocents in with a potential hostile actor? Now boxed in, with targets.

Call for and wait for humans to be dispatched from central?

Multiple threats and your few meat sack units will be overwhelmed.

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wayne 8

Re: Hang on... automated AI vehicles?

Why blame Microsoft. Tai was a product of the environment. Self learning working.

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wayne 8

Re: Hang on... automated AI vehicles?

Knightrider.

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Downloaded CCleaner lately? Oo, awks... it was stuffed with malware

wayne 8

I used a registry cleaner back in W98 days. If I ran it a second time it would clean more stuff out. Run it a few times and Windows would not run. Then I would do the only thing that cleans Windows up, a reinstall.

If they really worked, then a second run should not find anything to do.

I consider Windows tune up applications to be malware, much like I consider Windows.

Depressing to see ads displayed by Android apps that shout "Phone running Slow? Run [some shit product] Now!"

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Everybody without Android Oreo vulnerable to overlay attack

wayne 8

Re: Given that you have to install something for your android to become vulnerable

The article states the exploit can be delivered OUTSIDE of the Play Store.

Idiots that click on anything.

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wayne 8

Re: Sick of new

The carriers do have responsibility for the integrity of their network.

Phones, hardware and software, need to certified to be on the network. Certification involves serious testing. This is a good thing for network reliability.

Adding bloatware that cannot be removed, is just the telcoms being the a'holes they have always been since Ma Bell.

Slurping your data is Google's business model. Search, Maps, Android, Chrome, etc. are just means to that end.

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Connect at mine free Wi-Fi! I would knew what I is do! I is cafe boss!

wayne 8

Re: Lightbulb moment?

The frequency that will cause migraines.

"White" is not that specific. Warm white or Migraine white?

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New York Police scrap 36,000 Windows smartphones

wayne 8

Billionaire's daughter

You are thinking about Paris or Ivanka, right?

Jessica is lucky that she's worth a fortune, because she did not get looks.

http://nypost.com/2017/08/28/nypd-needs-to-replace-36k-useless-smartphones/

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Minnesota Senator calls out US watchdogs: Why so cozy with Amazon?

wayne 8

Congrats on finding the key point.

Minnesota Governor Dayton (his family founded Target) is pleased with Amy and her fight for the Public Good.

Buying your fruits and veggies over the Internet?

To be delivered in non-temperature controlled UPS/USPS truck?

You can't be cereal.

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wayne 8

Re: Short Answer

It's Amazon. The monopoly trust that isn't one. Not a product of either political party.

Bezos is untouchable. But not in the dot Indian way.

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Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60!

wayne 8

Re: So much for digital

That's sexist. Check your male patriarchal privilege in a safe space.

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Bank IT fella accused of masterminding multimillion-dollar insider-trading scam

wayne 8

Re: What's going on here?

Problem is that he moved beyond greed to pride.

Impressing his girl friend's father, then impressing his bros.

Also, Rivas didn't make the required pay to play payments to sit at the table.

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Virtual assistant backlash imminent so buy them anyway

wayne 8

Re: Hmmm

Businesses may have found some gains from Speech Recognition, but customers might have a different viewpoint.

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Web-enabled vibrator class action put to bed

wayne 8

Might be used to tune the available range for settings. If no one uses the least setting, then the range could be adjusted upward on newer models.

The other end would be >90% are using the Max setting then up the Max.

They wouldn't need specific user identity.

I would venture someone added the email connection just because and without thinking about any negative effects.

Not too many of those involved in product development think of how an end user might perceive the invasion of privacy.

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wayne 8

Re: What were those people thinking?

Possibly to have someone remotely control the toy. Using the camera and microphone for feedback guidance to reach the target zone.

Think of a mashup of a sensor laden dildo wirelessly connected with a Fleshlight with a sensor package and feedback mechanisms on both ends.

That maybe too cis for the normal crowd.

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World's largest private submarine in mystery sink accident

wayne 8

Re: Arrested for murder of the Swedish journalist

"She" the plot thickens and pulses in anticipation. He took her for an underwater ride?

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wayne 8

Re: Arrested for murder of the Swedish journalist

Ekstrabladet has an anti ad blocker blocker.

I'll wait for the add on that spoofs the anti ad blocker blocker.

Seen real live naked women without airbrushing and photoshop.

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Your top five dreadful people the Google manifesto has pulled out of the woodwork

wayne 8

Re: Orange person

Dutch or NI?

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A sarcasm detector bot? That sounds absolutely brilliant. Definitely

wayne 8

suicidal bots

amanfrommars would have the bot doubting itself by the end of one long sentence.

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Mid-flight jumbo font smartphone text shock sparks kid abuse arrests

wayne 8

Re: Freedom of speech dies a little each day

The State will take children from a home without a thorough investigation.

"It's for the Children." TM

All it takes is an unfounded allegation by a neighbor.

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I've got a verbal govt contract for Hyperloop, claims His Muskiness

wayne 8

Musk thrives on Welfare

Musk wants to suck on the Public teat to finance his ideas.

It would be fine if he were to privately finance his train.

Everything he is doing is heavily subsidized by Public funds.

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Hot HoloLens models 'shafted by Microsoft'

wayne 8

Re: Pictures or it did not happen

Recently I wondered what has happened to the "Everywhere Girl".

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BOFH: That's right. Turn it off. Turn it on

wayne 8

Eyeballing is Art.

Eyeballing is Art.

Digital is Code.

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Sysadmin bloodied by icicle that overheated airport data centre

wayne 8

Had a new bathroom installed. Plumber installs drain. Concrete guy leveled the concrete floor around the drain. Contractor shrugs.

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New work: Algorithms to give self-driving cars 'impulsive' human 'ethics'

wayne 8

A half century of driving

Over a half century of driving, driving professionally for a time, driving a NYC taxi, driving long haul buses, commuting into NYC on motorcycles, etc. I have racked up 72K miles in one year.

I have never had a real life trolley problem involving people, pets, or vehicles.

Reduce speed when conditions become ambiguous. Be aware of the area your vehicle is entering. Constantly scanning for possible "targets".

Situational awareness. [Also useful to survive as a pedestrian in current year London.]

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Extreme trainspotting on Britain's highest (and windiest) railway

wayne 8

Re: 1,097m (3,599ft)

Texas is not known for its elevation changes.

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Photobucket says photo-f**k-it, starts off-site image shakedown

wayne 8

Re: Lolwut

Say Photobucket goes tits up. Then what do the hot linkers do then?

If you are preserving for posterity, don't depend on a third party.

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wayne 8

Bitcoin would make it okay.

It would be okay if Bitcoin was accepted payment method?

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Smart burglars will ride the surf of inter-connected hackability

wayne 8

Re: Who needs to hack?

They had a trick cyclist ready at a road test of the AI?

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wayne 8

Re: I can imagine the fun of hacking one...

My immediate reaction was "Dalek" said in a Dalek voice.

Surprised "Dalek" was this far down in the comments.

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Anthem to shell out $115m in largest-ever data theft settlement

wayne 8

Re: "Anthem will not have to admit to any wrongdoing"

GDPR is not involved. Anthem is US based.

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Darkness to fall over North America from a total solar eclipse

wayne 8

Re: As Yoda said, "There is another...."

Still Niagara Falls. Do you work for the local tourism council?

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wayne 8

NASA interested in the Sun

"NASA has been interested in discovering the close relationship between the Sun and Earth for a while."

They have been concentrating a lot on carbon dioxide lately.

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Elon Musk reveals Mars colony rocket capable of bringing pizza joints to the red planet

wayne 8

Re: Human Survival - a good thing?

How long before Mars devolves into the usual human population center.

No matter where you go, what you do, you are always you.

Ten thousand, give or take, years of human development on plant Earth and we have what?

Higher Technology allowing the few to control a greater many.

Check out "India Stack".

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wayne 8

Ark B

Ark B. First and Last Mars mission.

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Yahoo! cleanup! will! cost! Verizon! half! a! billion! bucks!

wayne 8

Was Yahoo! a toxic waste dump?

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Teen texted boyfriend to kill himself. It worked. Will the law change to deal with digital reality?

wayne 8

He escaped a dismal, no end relationship.

And she did not get half, or all, of his stuff as the usual reward.

Too bad the guy never learned about what a normal relationship should be. Letting anyone talk to him in that way and thinking that her opinions mattered. No self esteem. Victim who thinks abuse is normal and he deserves it.

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H-1B visa applications from India plummet (and Trump can't claim credit)

wayne 8

The article was not produced to tell us why H1B hires are trending lower.

Just that Trump cannot take credit, and because Trump.

I know more about their attitude towards Trump than I do about the titular subject of their report.

Is the trend a result of systemic changes? Or short term due to cyclical business activity?

Inquiring, active minds would like to know.

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When can real-world laws invade augmented reality fantasies? A trial in Milwaukee will decide

wayne 8

Re: a Mortal Threat...to augmented reality games

Thank you. Saved me a posting.

It is not like they are shutting down Speakers Corner.

Okay, I am posting.

Active US military wasted our time playing Pokemon Go? Are the skilz transferable to remote killing of enemies of the State?

I see where this could go.

Citizens are connected to a government AR app. The app forms a crowd and sends the crowd after non compliant Citizens. Citizens gain privileges by success in the game. Win win.

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