* Posts by DougS

12863 posts • joined 12 Feb 2011

Is Google purposefully breaking Microsoft, Apple browsers on its websites? Some insiders are confident it is

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Re: Brittle software?

You don't understand. You HAVE to disable hardware acceleration in that case, because Javascript could rewrite that empty tag to make it contain something which might be over the video window, which would require software rendering.

It is absolutely clear Google did this specifically to break the hardware acceleration on other browsers - probably more targeted at mobile than desktop since that's where power usage matters more. Chrome could skip this particular empty div tag since it "knows" what it is for. If other browsers ignored it on this site, Google could make it do something (after addressing this in a Chrome update) and then those browsers are "broken" on Youtube.

Google is 100% in the wrong here, and have been caught with their pants down. Sad to see people defending such evil and anti-competitive behavior. The FTC should look into forcing them to spin off Chrome, a company that controls so many important web destinations has no business being involved on the browser side as well. This episode clearly demonstrates why.

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Google playing the embrace and extend game

Since they control important parts of the web, they can put random crap in their web sites that breaks other browsers, while already having prepared Chrome for it. Then everyone slowly switches to Chrome so Google can steal their personal information.

Great plan for a company without any morals whatsoever. At least Microsoft only controlled the browser, what Google is doing here is far worse. But I see people are already excusing it because "Microsoft did bad stuff like this in the past" or falsely blaming "brittle software".

American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops 'cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport'

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Re: Just say "Yes Sir"

They could detain you in the same manner as this guy and keeping asking why your phone and laptop are wiped, and insinuate you are hiding some type of crime and demand that you restore the proper config so they can snoop.

You are missing the point if you think this is about them snooping your stuff. Your "yes sir" attitude no matter what they do makes the problem WORSE, don't you see that? People need to fight this bullshit or it will only continue to escalate! The snooping is really a minor part of it as far as I'm concerned, of far greater concern is:

1) they "detained" him and even cuffed him but said he wasn't under arrest - and because he wasn't under arrest he wasn't permitted to contact an attorney

2) he was LEAVING the US, so they can hardly argue this is about securing America's borders

3) he's a natural born US citizen, likely singled out because he's muslim - but if they can do this to him, they can do this to an ordinary white guy like me if they feel like it

Silent night, social fight: Is Instagram the new Facebook for pro-Trump Russian propagandists?

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Re: The wrong culprit

And you assume the news about Russian interference in the Brexit vote is "fake" why, exactly? Clearly it would in Russia's interest for the EU to be weakened, so they have motive, and obviously have the means of doing so. They'd just need Putin's order to make it happen. I haven't paid any attention to that end, so I don't know if they did or not, but such a casual dismissal is extremely ignorant - especially if it is done because you falsely believe Russia did not interfere in the US election.

Russian interference in the US election is being proven piece by piece, day by day, and it is hilarious watching the republican spin machine on Fox News trying to keep up with ever changing cover stories as they move from outright denials, to innocent explanations to "OK, we did that, but it wasn't a crime". It is sad that the GOP let themselves be duped by an obvious con man and criminal. I have to think that in the end, their story will be that Trump was a democrat plant all along, with Hillary throwing the election in order to discredit the GOP with a generation of voters. That will be the only story that doesn't make them look bad.

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Re: The wrong culprit

Even though I think Trump is a disaster, I believe it would be a terrible idea to get rid of the electoral college. Right now candidates have an incentive to visit a lot of states, and a lot of areas in those states. If it was a national popular vote, they'd campaign only in the 20 biggest cities where most of the votes are, and not only their campaign priorities but their budget priorities would prioritize the issues of those cities and ignore all the rural areas and smaller states. Why care about farmers, for instance, when they are only 1% of the population?

Its the same reason I think the way the primaries are done with big states coming later is better. Now maybe having Iowa and New Hampshire first every time isn't the right way, but small states should ALWAYS lead. That makes it possible for the unknown candidates with little money and little name recognition to make something happen. If a state like Texas or California was two weeks into the primary season, the big name candidates wouldn't bother to visit the states that came before so winning them would become irrelevant - meaning as much as a Bush winning Texas or a Kennedy winning Massachusetts.

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Re: The wrong culprit

What you say is why he won the republican nomination, but not necessarily the election. Name recognition and media attention can only get you so far. Trump still has as much media attention as he did then, but probably wishes he didn't since much of it involves his mounting legal woes.

It can never be proven one way or another if Russian interference swung the election Trump's way, but he won by a pretty narrow margin - less than 100,000 votes total in three states decided the result so it wouldn't have needed to swing a single vote Trump's way - just disillusion enough potential Hillary voters into staying home.

Oh Deer! Poacher sentenced to 12 months of regular Bambi screenings in the cooler

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Re: This is silly.

Yep, my state has an independent committee composed of lawyers and judges (all of whom have declared themselves ineligible for any possible future appointment) that nominates judges for the state's supreme court. The governor chooses one from the lot.

The public votes to keep judges, so if a judge does something egregious he or she can be removed by majority vote but it rarely happens.

The biggest problem with the US supreme court is 1) the rule requiring 60 votes to invoke cloture was suspended so judges can be passed with a simple majority and 2) in today's political climate we'd need a requirement that if a nomination isn't voted up or down by congress in 180 days, the nomination is deemed to be confirmed. Unfortunately we'd need constitutional amendments to make these happen, since the first is a senate rule the majority leader can suspend and the second would have to be to override the "advice and consent" requirement.

That way you couldn't get extremists, but only those who were at least somewhat moderate to get the 60 votes, and the party in power can't simply refuse a hearing hoping to "run out the clock" and get their guy in the white house like that chump McConnell did.

Boffins don't give a sh!t, slap Trump's face on a turd in science journal

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Re: Very disrespectful

Because the republicans were SO respectful of Obama when he was president...

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Re: Not bad, but the last one was better

Asking why helped KEEP it at the top of the search results for idiot, by making the link between the two words stronger thanks to all the articles that resulted from that exchange.

Dev's telnet tinkering lands him on out-of-hour conference call with CEO, CTO, MD

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Re: "expect" isn't a basic utility, it's an add-on.

Somewhere amongst my files I have a version of expect I wrote in bash, because I needed the tool but wasn't able to install the stuff needed for the "real" expect.

Its actually a pretty simple thing to write, and I even had to expand it beyond the "real" tool's functionality. That wasn't the hard part, the hard part was the challenge/response logic when you are doing something a lot more complicated than a telnet login - and the challenges & responses change as firmware does.

In this case I was doing automated upgrade/configuration of fiber channel switches, some standalone some embedded in a blade chassis. I was questioned a few times about the level of effort I put in to writing this, but given that doing it manually was taking over an hour per switch and the results lacked consistency (causing problems that required hours of troubleshooting later) and there were well over a hundred new ones on the way that would need doing in the next few months the need was clear to me.

I wonder how long they kept using it after I left. Eventually firmware changes would break the challenge/response and someone would need to fix it. I documented it very well, and encouraged them to look it over and ask me any questions before I left, but that's no guarantee someone made the effort to maintain it.

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Well he WAS to blame

So he rightly got the blame. He also rightly didn't get in trouble for it, because he was doing the job he was told to do and neither he nor his boss knew ahead of time what he was doing might crash the CPUs and bring down the entire link.

Apple iPhone X screen falls short of promises, lawsuit says

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Re: Frivolity

Where I did say I "love" the notch? It is a compromise until it is possible to put everything under an active display.

But I dislike bezels more than I dislike the notch. I want my phone to be all display on the front, that gives the best ratio of screen size versus device size/weight that it is possible to obtain with current technology. Why would you want inactive areas on the front of your phone? Then it is larger and heavier than it needs to be to attain a given display area.

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Re: 32 rods per hogshead?

Its a quote by Grandpa Simpson from the Simpsons.

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Re: All true

There are no "real LED" displays[*] The monitors and TVs sold as "LEDs" are LCD just like the ones you could buy 15-20 years ago, the only difference is they use LEDs as the backlight instead of CFLs. Vastly inferior to OLED in contrast ratio and black levels (when real measurements are done and not the bullshit numbers that "LED TV" OEMs claim) Makes much less of a difference for a phone - given a choice between a Xs or Xr I'd take the Xr and save $250 - OLED on a phone is nice but nowhere near $250 nice!

[*] OK technically there are, but they start at tens of thousands of dollars and go up from there - typically they are used for stuff like signage or scoreboards.

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Re: Frivolity

Not necessarily a reason for a notch. Could've been placed at the top of the screen, like the top of the Galaxy S8 and above.

In other words, a bezel. Just because it is smaller than it used to be doesn't mean it isn't a bezel. Why not use part of that area for display status icons instead of wasting it by leaving the bezel and displaying the status below?

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Re: Frivolity

Apple has a LOT more sensors/lenses than those Androids with the teardrop notch or hole. You can't fit all that stuff in a teardrop or small hole. Several holes maybe, but what's the gain of that when it ends up taking about the same amount of space? It isn't like you could use the space between the holes for anything useful assuming they are spaced as closely together as the sensors in the notch are.

Assuming it is possible to have a camera that looks through/between the pixels, maybe all that stuff can be under the display in a few years. Until then you have a choice of a notch, a bunch of holes, or a "forehead". Given that EVERY Android phone still has a "chin" which Apple eliminated, they can't claim to have "got it right" either, so I guess we have to accept every phone has certain shortcomings and is a tradeoff of things that aren't what you'd want in an ideal world.

Heck there are people who bemoan the loss of bezels, for reasons I can't possibly fathom.

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You left out the worst claim in the suit!

They are also suing over the notch, because they feel they were "misled" by the photos Apple uses, which show a wallpaper which is black where the notch is.

OK fine, I'll grant that when you see those pictures you might think there is no notch. But given that Apple has a return policy that includes a full refund, I don't see how one could claim they were harmed in any way. Are they suing Apple for the time it took them to return the phone? Or pain and suffering upon learning there was a notch? Hopefully this lawsuit is tossed out quickly. There are legitimate reasons for which one might sue Apple, but this suit doesn't include any.

Apple to splash $10bn raisin' American bit barns

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Re: Green Credentials

Go check out itfixit.com's repairability ratings. Apple phones don't have the highest repairability ratings to be sure, but they are quite a bit higher than Samsung flagships and those of several other big name Android OEMs.

The only thing replaceable in just about ANY phones these days is the battery and display. No one is fixing a phone if one of the chips goes bad, because even if they can figure out which chip went bad no one is soldering that finely by hand unless their day job is as a brain surgeon.

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Re: Green Credentials

Apple takes back all its products for recycling, and even designed robots to pick apart the phones so everything within can be recycled. Can you find another phone OEM that does a better job?

One year on after US repealed net neutrality, policymakers reflect soberly on the future

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It hasn't hurt the internet yet

Because companies aren't taking advantage of what it offers yet. If on day one they started throttling streaming providers that compete with their own services, or to extract money from the streaming provider there would be a lot of finger pointing and I told you sos from the pro net neutrality crowd.

It took a while for Verizon to start throttling Netflix once they were able to do it last time, there's no reason to believe they'll be quick about it now. Especially since they don't know what the courts will decide about the state level efforts to prevent it.

Its far too soon to know how it is going to end.

Stop us if you've heard this one: Facebook apologizes for bug leaking private photos

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I wonder how much they were paid

For this "accident"? A third party willing to give them a big wad of cash would probably need a couple weeks to download all the billions of private photos off Facebook.

Yeah, this is how low my opinion of them has sunk.

Forget your deepest, darkest secrets, smart speakers will soon listen for sniffles and farts too

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Bandwidth and storage are miniscule

Audio is about 8Kb/sec with modern codecs, or about 1KB/sec. You wouldn't even notice that traffic on your upstream. Once at Google HQ it would be converted to text and stored as such, and added to the profile of stuff they know about you. You talk about football a lot, so they will show you football related ads. You talk about how you dad is in the hospital and things aren't looking good, it will show you ads for funeral homes.

Not sure why you would believe they don't have incentive to collect everything - even if they don't act on it today since their "AI" capabilities aren't good enough to do it justice, they'd want to store it because someday when it is they'd have years of your historical info to go through to get know you and your family so much better as advertising targets.

This is how they make their money. This is the ONLY way they make their money! Advertising is over 100% of Google's profit - everything else, collectively, operates at a fairly substantial loss.

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Re: Bollocks to this creepy shit.

Then Google or Amazon (depending on your smart speaker brand) will start showing you ads for Immodium and similar products.

If most punters are unlikely to pay more for 5G, why all the rush?

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Re: 5G Alternative to Wi-Fi

Most larger buildings need cellular repeaters, or coverage is only available in the exterior sections. Please tell me how you benefit by "eliminating wires" for wifi APs and installing wires for 5G repeaters? Just because they are antenna wires rather than network wires doesn't mean they aren't still wires.

Besides, why would a business trade in wifi that's FREE to pay for 5G? If there was a case to be made for "they don't want to buy/manage all that gear" I'm sure network service providers would be happy to quote you a monthly fee for maintaining/upgrading your wifi infrastructure, and free install if you commit to 24 months.

Of all the ridiculous claims for 5G, the idea it will make corporate wifi networks obsolete is the second stupidest (the stupidest is that industrial control systems on factory floors will use 5G instead of wired/wireless communication on the company's internal network)

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Re: Well, if they can secure it, then it's okay, I guess

5G may not offer anything to improve security, but we know for sure it will compromise privacy, at least for the high frequency high bandwidth part that's being pushed the most. The smaller the cell, the easier for the operator to know exactly where you are.

Pretty much all carriers freely sell that information to whoever is willing to pay for it, and only look into what they might do with it after the big articles in the press about who it is abused (see Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for examples of the "how could we have known?!" lines they'll be saying)

Sidecar drags itself out the grave, sues Uber for putting it there

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Uber was accused of doing the same against Lyft (I don't know if the suit was eventually settled or is ongoing) so I have little trouble believing such a known to be unethical company wouldn't have done it against other competitors. That you haven't heard of them before may only mean they did a more thorough job against them than they did against Lyft.

I vaguely remember hearing about Sidecar once or twice. Probably at the Reg.

US elections watchdog says it's OK to spend surplus campaign cash on cybersecurity gear

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Or worse

They'll hire Rudy Guliani to "secure" them.

Telcos enlist Google, Amazon to help protect Europe's data from Big Tech

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Only 51% of Germans believe AI will make their life better

Versus 97% of Americans? So what you're saying is Germans are smarter than Americans? I'd take offense, but I'm part of the 3%.

Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!

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"Fastest rollout of any Windows version ever"

I don't know if that's true or not, but if it is its only because Microsoft forced it on users on 7 and 8, sometimes against their explicit instructions.

When you have to hack your OS with something like GWX control panel or Never10 to prevent waking up one day to find it updated against your wishes, that's not a "rollout" that's malware!

Oxford startup magics up metamaterials for next-gen charging

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Re: I have another theory

Totally agree. I remember saying that I thought wireless charging was useless and some people said I was only saying that because I was an iPhone user and was excusing Apple being behind Android on that front. Others said wireless charging was a niche then only because it hadn't reached critical mass, but once Apple went all in and sold 200 million wireless charging capable phones in a year the market would explode.

Well, Apple is selling those 200 million wireless charging capable phones a year now, but I still think it is useless and it still hasn't taken off. Clearly it isn't a market that was waiting for critical mass of phones to increase adoption. The only place where I think wireless charging makes sense is mousepads, so you'd never need to recharge your wireless mouse. One designed to sit under a laptop and keep it charged while you use it wouldn't be bad either (be nice to build into cubicle desks in an office)

Having a mat next to your bed might sound more convenient than fumbling for the cable in the dark, but if there's any waste heat your cat will claim the spot and push your phone off onto the ground during the night, eventually cracking the glass back!

Having swallowed its pride and started again with 10nm chips, Intel teases features in these 2019-ish processors

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Re: Geometry shrinks soon a dead end?

The problem with going to three dimensions is that it would take FAR longer to make the chips because it is bound in linear time. Making a chip with two layers would take roughly twice as long as a chip with one layer. Making a chip with 100 layers...well, when you started a wafer might have to wait a year or two before it was finished! This isn't the same thing as 3D NAND, which uses a comparatively limited set of steps as compared to logic.

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Re: TSMC not at 7nm until 2019? Really?

It is also important to note that TSMC chose to do the low power process first. Not because they couldn't have done it the other way around, but TSMC knows where they are making the large majority of their profit these days.

The volumes of big GPUs and AMD CPUs are small potatoes compared to the 200+ million SoCs they make for Apple each year, and the hundreds of millions of SoCs they make for Qualcomm and Huawei.

Similarly Intel usually puts out mobile CPUs first because they are higher margin than desktop, and benefit more from the reduced power draw of a smaller process. Server CPUs are always last because of the more lengthy validation time compared to client CPUs. They also tend to have really big dies, so having a more mature process with better yields is much more important.

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Re: Geometry shrinks soon a dead end?

They are only a dead end for current methods of making CPUs. There are various efforts like using an air channel instead of semiconductor, or magnetic spins like the spintronics Intel is investigating that would bring further shrinks and power reductions.

I remember in the 80s hearing that the limits were fast approaching. There's so much money in continuing to improve performance that if there's a way to do it, someone will find it.

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Re: TSMC not at 7nm until 2019? Really?

Given that Intel's first 10nm parts will be mobile and thus equivalent to Apple et al's phone SoCs in not being high clock / high power chips, the relevant point is still that TSMC is a full year ahead of Intel. The first AMD CPUs made in TSMC's 7nm high performance process will ship in products many months before Intel gets equivalent 10nm parts out the door.

Not that it is impossible for Intel to catch up, especially if TSMC stumbles, but the fact is still that Intel went from having a 2-3 year lead to trailing by a year in 3-4 years!

Small American town rejects Comcast – while ISP reps take issue with your El Reg vultures

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Broadband IS a necessity in 2019

At least in the US and other rich countries. Banks are dumping the "touchtone tellers" because everyone goes online, and ATMs can only perform a limited set of functions. You think a town of 1300 people has a local branch for everyone's bank? Or any bank at all? Who wants to drive 20 minutes to the next town that has a branch just to check their mortgage balance, or order more checks?

That's just one example out of dozens people could come up with. Is it POSSIBLE to live without broadband? Sure. It is also possible to live without electricity, and most would consider it a necessity today. There were probably a lot of people claiming it isn't a necessity who were against rural electrification back in the day, because OMG they paid one or two percent more on their bills to help fund something they didn't use.

If everyone had this attitude, there would be no public schools (why should I pay to educate YOUR kids?) and no public roads (why should I pay to build roads in places I don't drive?) or a military (why should I pay to fight wars I don't agree with?) I suppose some hardcore libertarians read that and say "right on" but that isn't the world most of us want to live in.

Thwack... boing: Amazon EFS rival Elastifile flings out multi-cloud file store through Google

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They should bid to the DoD

Being able to use multiple underlying clouds seems like an advantage for reliability, given that large scale cloud outages aren't exactly unheard of.

Google CEO tells US Congress Chocolate Factory will unleash Dragonfly in China

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Re: The classic track to politics is no longer suitable

It looks to me that not a few politicians fought for civil rights.

They weren't politicians then. The guys who did like John Lewis were elected AFTER they did that - and because of it.

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If I was a billionaire, I'd pay for the adword for "idiot" and have it link to Trump's Twitter page, just to piss him off.

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Re: The classic track to politics is no longer suitable

Hasn't that always been the case? The politicians of 100 years ago didn't identify with the common man who had to go fight in the trenches in WW I, while they pulled strings and got excused for made up ailments like "bone spurs" or were officers who stayed safely behind the lines at HQ. The politicians of 50 years ago didn't identify with the people who were protesting against Vietnam, or fighting for civil rights.

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Re: Idiots of a feather flock together

It was a democrat who asked that, so maybe she's smarter than you give her credit for - or far more likely someone on her staff is pretty smart about how Google works.

Which wouldn't be surprising - it was Zoe Lofgren, whose district includes San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley. Now Trump = idiot tops the news results too...but I'm sure bombastic bob will claim that's part of the conspiracy!

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That, and most likely people have also been "Google bombing" to help that along.

Instead people come up with these crazy conspiracy theories that Google deliberately made that happen. They have a hard enough time preventing spam sites from "search aggregators" from reaching the first page of results to worry about tailoring results to piss off the poor snowflake Trumpists who are upset the world is against them and their orange Fuhrer.

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Apple and Amazon sell each other products so they are the same company too. So Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft are all the same company! Pretty sure at least one employee in one of those companies has a Facebook account, so they are part of that company too!

Supernovae may explain mass extinctions of marine animals 2.6 million years ago

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Re: Cancer rate would rise by 50%

They were also underwater, which would at least attenuate the radiation...

Plus sharks have a better immune system against cancer. They don't "not get cancer" as used to be claimed, but they seem to get it a lot less than humans.

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Cancer rate would rise by 50%

So if you have a 2% chance of dying from cancer it would rise to a whopping 3%? On no!

I'll take the chain of supernovas, it would be fascinating to see even if it cut my life short by a few years!

Waymo presents ChauffeurNet, a neural net designed to copy human driving

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Oh good

When Waymo's cars are unsure of what to do, they will resort to what a human would do in that uncertain situation. That can't possibly end badly.

Sounds like they've become stumped by the number of situations where their cars don't know what to do, or act incorrectly, but they are looking for the wrong fix. If you have a situation like a confusing construction detour human drivers will often drive hesitantly because we can't always figure out where the stupid construction workers are trying to get us to drive. Or someone has knocked over some of the cones and the path is no longer clear.

I'm sure everyone has seen those amusing pictures of a car that went the wrong way in a construction zone and ended up stuck in freshly poured concrete. Training an AI based on humans that successfully avoided that isn't going to prevent it from happening if the AI is "bold" and doesn't act meekly like they're trying to prevent. Because the people who did that had no doubt successfully driven through similar areas many times in the past before the one time they got it wrong. And wouldn't have got it wrong had they driven more haltingly in a stop and start fashion! Sometimes you gotta do that, if there isn't a car ahead you can follow.

Super Micro says audit found no trace of Chinese spy chips on its boards

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Re: 'Fake News' by Bloomberg, then?

Apple barely fell the day the story broke, and to the extent it did it fell about the same as the similar tech stocks. Apple has fallen a lot since, but well after the story had faded away so if you think Apple's stock price drop over the past month had ANYTHING to do with this story, you are an idiot.

If you want to short Apple, you don't make up a story without evidence that elicits immediate denials from all companies involved. You report a rumor that one of its suppliers is reporting reduced demand from "one of its largest customers". That's been proven to cause Apple's stock to fall many times in the past, both when the rumor turned out to be true and when it turned out to be false.

Reporting a story you know is false will get you in a lot more trouble than reporting a rumor that you have plausible deniability for because you state outright that it is a RUMOR.

Oracle takes its gripes about Pentagon's JEDI contract to federal court

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Re: Conflicted

They are right though that the argument that single sourcing will improve things is specious at best. At worst it will lead to lazy programmers unintentionally designing lock-in to Amazon's cloud, so when the 10 years are up the DoD will have no choice but to pay whatever they demand because it will cost too much and take too long to make things portable.

Having multiple suppliers guarantee that it is done right, especially if everything has to be regularly tested on a different cloud from that used for production.

In 2018, Facebook is the villain and Microsoft the shining light, according to techies

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If Facebook is the new Microsoft

Is Microsoft the new IBM? They are the largest tech company now, as IBM once was. While they sell to consumers, they are more prominent in the enterprise market, just as was true for IBM in their heyday. While "nobody gets fired for buying IBM" used to be the mantra, now that's true about Microsoft.

China on its way to becoming the first nation to land on the far side of the Moon

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Re: Hooray. Not the "dark side"

Flat earthers believe that the Moon and other planets are spheres, only the Earth is flat. Because its special.

Nice phone account you have there – shame if something were to happen to it: Samsung fixes ID-theft flaws

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$13,300?

For discovering a bug so bad it basically gave access to everyone's Samsung account??? At even a dime per user exposed the guy could probably retire on a beach somewhere.

I wonder how much he could have made if he'd sold this on the dark web? Or how much Samsung would have paid in fines if the flaw had been used to grab the info of all their EU users?

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