Computed X-Ray Tomography
They have tweaked some scanners
3265 posts • joined 19 May 2010
If the IT community don't fix the problem of children viewing porn
Why should the "IT community " (as if there is any such thing) have any responsibility for fixing the problem?
Parents should take responsibility for their children's actions, not expect either governments or tech companies to manage it for them.
I was wondering why the number of hack attacks on customers servers originating from OVH dropped so much..
Ha! I was going to post exactly the same, I noticed a reduction in the size of the firewall logs today, that would explain it.
We gave in and black-holed a whole range of IP blocks belonging to OVH some time ago, as all we seem to get from them were dictionary attacks on our mail servers.
I agree with Nattrash.
It is not possible to reduce medicine to a set of rigid algorithms, there is just too much variation from the textbook cases.
Doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals are not just trying to protect their jobs or act like luddites when confronted by this new tech.
There is a genuine fear that patient outcomes will worsen, or patients will be harmed by either mis-diagnosis, or inappropriate or misguided surgical procedures, because these medical AIs do not take into account the infinite variety of human conditions.
As someone who was for many years a paramedic, I know there are times when you have to ignore what your training teaches you to expect and just make an intuitive decision based on experience to ascertain what's wrong with a patient.
There is, I'm sure, an overwhelming body of evidence for patients who do not show symptoms, or present with incorrect symptoms of their illness or injury, unfortunately this evidence is probably mostly anecdotal, and therefore dismissed as irrelevant by those who write the algorithms for medical AIs.
I think "piss all over data protection" is overstating the case here, the act of publishing the CCTV footage was not in breach of the DPA, the only thing Virgin Trains fell down on was that other people could be identified from the footage.
Had they pixellated the other people's faces there would have been no problem.
I'm pretty sure the various car manufacturers working on automation haven't indicated a desire to release such a half solution anyway.
Despite the hype, I don't think any of the current AI car manufacturers are prepared to say that their systems are capable of being completely autonomous, and they all reserve the right to push the problem back to a meatbag when the AI panics.
Tech and automotive firms are pushing driverless car technology on society, rather than there being a big demand for it, in the opinion of the Transport Research Laboratory's boffins.
I would agree with this.
In particular, it only makes commercial sense for companies if they can make a saving on having to employ qualified human drivers, and this is clearly not going to be the case for some time - if ever.
And of course, in the case of delivery vans, unless there is an able bodied person to receive the delivery, you still have to have a human on the vehicle to carry the groceries up to Granny in her third floor flat...
that being to save money we used a single fibre cable without any redundant backup routes.
It's easy to criticise, but as mentioned multiple times in this thread, it is quite common to have multiple redundant routes that at some point will share the same duct, whether that be near the premises or near the exchange.
For commercial developments and industrial estates (where most datacentres are situated) it is very rare for more than one duct to be provided - wayleaves cost too much to allow otherwise, and again as cables / fibres enter a telephone exchange there is commonly only one large duct space entry. Both these areas are vulnerable to roving JCBs.
So he didn't register the name-servers as such, just the domains that point to them.
Slightly strange though, it's unusual for a name-server record to be on the root of a domain, normally you'd have an A record, such as ns1.domain.tld pointing to each name-server, but in this case the .io namespace was including domain.tld as a DNS server. Seems a waste of a domain.
The other ones, on the nic.io domain are more conventionally set up.
FINALLY there's someone in the White House that understands the process of foreign policy when it comes to making agreements.
Trump hasn't the first clue how to manage foreign policy, he treats it like a business deal, just as he does everything else.
People like ME voted for Trump. Happy?
Not happy, just sympathise deeply, and hope you get some help soon.
Yes, best left to Co-Op, or maybe RBS, or how about HSBC,nope lets try Tesco's...Got it NatWest...Bank of Melbourne? No lets try JP Morgan....Lloyds? Chase? Anyone?
Or instead, how about companies that actually do transaction processing, like Verifone, Ingenico, SagePay or Allpay?
It's very rare that they break.
The reason for the outage is obvious - you can't set up a company and take over a well established acronym from another field, and expect it to work reliably.
The mobile apps are obviously completely confused as to which GPS they should be using to make payments to.
Just you wait until someone makes a payment of £10.52 and all the SatNavs jump ten miles east...
Well, knowing the approximate time when the bus arrives would aid making the critical decision whether it would be better to, perhaps, walk.
Once upon a time, there used to be pieces of paper, called timetables, which could unerringly tell you the approximate time a bus was due to arrive at a particular stop. These were a miracle of modern technology, requiring no power source, and no WiFi or phone signal.
Also its fairly obvious that " political and economic institutions" have an effect on economic success (or lack of it)
Although, thinking about it, a non man made tsunami , famine , hurricane or earthquake could also have a significant negative effect on the lack of economic success of a nation , just as finding a shitload of non man made crude oil can have a very positive effect .
Not sure you can really class a tsunami, hurricane or oil deposit as an "institution" though?
Not many people know that Isaac Asimov didn’t originally write his three laws of robotics for I, Robot. They actually first appeared in "Runaround", the 1942 short story
As "I Robot" was the title of an anthology of existing stories, rather than it containing any new material, I would have thought it was obvious that Asimov didn’t originally write his three laws of robotics for I, Robot.
Therefore "Not many people know" is bollocks, really.
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