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Any good AI would either make obvious mistakes or be critical of its own writing. Therefore, you may be an AI and the article may have been written by that same AI. Who are we to tell how clever you are?
135 posts • joined 29 Mar 2011
The Beep will land you in jail. Good riddance to the entire population. Finally we'll have the overpopulation solved. We put them all in jail. There are no guards (they are in jail too). The borders are closed. No more production of any kind. After those 15 years we'll have a clean and pristine land for nature to thrive. Thanks for the new law. It will solve all our problems.
So, B)rilliantly S)hining it is, as ample examples are available all around. Brilliantly at mistaken identity and Shining in fooling the investors. What could possibly be wrong with this interpretation. I am going to BS myself through life from now on and be rich as a consequence.
Makes one wonder who is laughing all the way to the bank, and in that process, wearing out the roads leading up to the bank(s), causing even more costs for repairing those roads.
Damn, I am in the wrong business. Should be able to lie, wear a suit and be able to babble expensive words, damn me.
Happy student memories are awakened by one of my (long time ago) colleague students, who found a rather amusing hole. We were only allowed to print 4 jobs per semester. However, as my esteemed colleague found, the arguments to the print command included a "number of copies" argument. Promptly he tried -1 copies and voila, he had 5 print jobs for the semester and one paper copy at the printer.
Happy memories, indeed.
> 45 days of 'WAKE UP' calls to be shouted at teenage rover
Well, you /do/ know teenagers? They are notoriously difficult to wake and have an even shorter attention span than the round-trip time of a telephone call from good ol' earth. You can't even get a busy-signal from such a teenager.
My guess is that /this/ particular teenager has found solace in the mobile era and is using the newly developed interplanetary internet service. The chat apps and robotic media are apparently very addictive. The CamBook site has all the nice and naughty bits one just needs to know.
Just give up. You'll never get a teenager under control. Wait a few more years until the twenties are well upon the wires. The electronic juices will be under control by that time and some sense and coherence may return to possible communication.
> We're not saying don't connect your bank account to facebook;...
Well, then I will be saying don't connect your bank account to Facebook. Don't connect anything to facebook. You should know by now that anything facebook gets its fingers on can and will be used against you. Personalized advertising *is* using your data against you by tricking you and (ab)using human psychology against you.
And then, even the government needs a good reason to get one's personal financial records. When facebook has a shadow copy, who do you think will be first in line to slurp the data on a side-channel?
If AI grades essays, then AI must be used to generate essays. Only peers can grade proportionally. When AI and humans grade equally, then the singularity is upon us and we humans are no longer of any use anyway.
Therefore, when AI is used used to grade, then the only possible correct way to deal with it would be to have our dear good students generate their essays with AI. Then, all will have good grades and the ministry of education statistics will finally be perfect. That is a commendable goal for the policy makers.
Do not teach our students how to be creative. Simply teach them how to push a button. It is much more (cost) effective to generate educated button-pushers than to have thinking people. All hail to the future button pushers. The next step is to replace both teachers and students. The AI can and will produce its own perfect score. No human intervention required. All hail to AI; may the human race be replaced by a perfectly sane and rational alternative.
Well, in the context of banks and economy, it is technically correct that the total exposure is only the last transaction. Traders, banks and society in general only have short-time memory and that means only the last value can be of importance.
Think of it as the modern version of the Marshmallow experiment. Better eat your cake now when you have a big one in front of you. You will never know how big the subsequent cake will be or how much indigestion the previous cake has caused.
In tech we call this SNAFU IIRC.
Did I miss the phrase "think of the children", or is that part of the negotiations?
Well, if they did think of the children, then nations would not act childish as spoiled rats. On the other hand, children are known to survive without the internet. It is hard on them and they may have long lasting dopamine-deficiency traumas, but they should manage in the end.
So then, which language needs this foul language to be in? I'd almost want to create an account just to use a whole set of foul languages and try to find that out.
Unfortunately, my aversion against cloud services is preventing me from telling them to go fuck yourself in their language document.
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. (*)
It has always been someone else's fault. Society as such has not changed at all. We do the same thing in different ways. Who, in all honesty, wants to take responsibility? It is, and always has been, easier to blame someone else. As Douglas Adams quite succinctly put it: SEP.
That is to say, my personal SEP-field is *very* strong.
(*) Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808-1890)
Flow of information is the key to control.
I guess that Spain needs to get a hold on facebook, twitter, snapchat, <whatever communication> domains too. Hell, while they are at it, they should shut down the internet and power too. Forbid books, pen and paper. Forbid verbal and non-verbal communication in the process too.
The lesson from history is that any action creates a reaction. And, unlike mother nature, the reaction is often much stronger than the action. Spain has, apparently, not yet learned that lesson well enough.
The new Sharknado - In Real Life - is the Ultimate Real Thing(TM).
Featuring Donald Trump as President - May the force be with you
Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Vice President - He's back
Clearing the Potomak river, once and for all - all the way to Europe and across the World.
The Judicial system works as long as a) it is independent and b) the government adheres to the outcome of a judicial process.
We see strong tendencies that both a and b are being undermined. Not only in the UK, but Hungary and Poland are some strong examples. You may draw your own conclusions where it is heading...
Where do I sign up for a trip? Please?
Space travel seems like a nice adventure. Having an orgy at the destination only makes it more juicy and attractive.
Oh, and never again ask to deny a good conspiracy theory. Feeding the trolls is best left to the little green men on Mars. And, yes, they are green. It is the advantageous low-contrast combination since all good conspiracy believers are red-green colorblind too. That is also why they forget to eat their greens and turn red all the time when you ask them a question.
Dear El Reg,
I salute you for optimistically putting this story in the "Security" category. I presume you are telling us that letting a flock of graduates flow into the current market is a security hazard. I totally agree. Better to have them rethink their strategies and get some more ECTS points to cover all the security bases.
(yes, I'm still in the illusion that students can learn security or think independently, and I refuse to accept reality).
You are all victims of a simple misunderstanding about the internet and its true intent and function. The internet is primarily a medium for distraction and corporate profit. There is, under no circumstance, any place for a free communication channel. That kind of freedom would amount to anarchy and lack of profitability. Comcast and its siblings have heavily invested in profit optimization and we are not inclined to give up our position. Political backing ensures that the true purpose of the internet and the status quo is assured.
Now, go watch a cat-video and shut up.
/S (capital S starting that arcasm word)
The point of "not having lost" anything is a matter of perspective. One can also argue that the reputation of the original creator has been tarnished by the third party, which amounts to the revenue of the offending party (because the creator /could/ have made that amount if he/she would have taken the offender's path).
However, as you point out somewhat indirectly, there is no precedent of what "loss" is suffered when we talk about free and open software, or, for that matter, any copyleft style license. This is new territory for the legal profession and has yet to be decided by the courts (at least, in many if not all jurisdictions). Alternatively, the executive branch must update the laws accordingly, but that is a different discussion.
I am merely pointing out that there are reasonable arguments for pleading damages, even if the distribution is free. It will be for the courts to decide what is reasonable in this context.
One can argue that the "damage" is the (proportional share of) revenue the infringing party has made/received from distributing without a license. This would be a reasonable argument. Either you distribute freely, according to the license, or you forfeit the income you illegally made.
This argument would be reasonable with or without dual licensing. If the software is distributed under dual license, then the damage amounts to the commercial license. Otherwise, the moneys made from the software are gathered illegally and must be forfeit (whether it goes to the original copyright holder or should be donated is beyond the point).
If you do not like the GPL or agree to its terms, and still use the software covered under it, then you are breaking copyright because there is no other license agreement you can call upon. Once you agree to the terms, then you are contractually bound because you, well, agreed to the terms. The point taken here by the judge is that, once you download the software covered under the GPL, and distribute it, you implicitly agree to the terms of the GPL, thereby binding yourself contractually.
It is the genius of the GPL's formulation that allows this interpretation. If you do not like it, don't use the software. If you want it, you must abide by the rules. As simple as that. The GPL's philosophical debate(*) is a distraction to its pure genius to use a protective - as in nobody may touch me - law to achieve an - anybody may use me - result (hence copy-right becomes copy-left).
(*) Not that the philosophical debate is unimportant, just not relevant for this particular use of the software.
It spells "planned obsolescence" if you read carefully.
You should be updating your gadget every so often "to get the best of the new world", which is business-speak for "you owe us more money, you know it, we know it, and we'll get it when we want it". Resistance is futile. Milking is our motto, cattle, know your place.
All these computers with no or inadequate security is the surveillance community's(*) wet dream. We all should just bug ourselves and let the watchers watch our watches being watched. It is not about what should be done, but simply how to make a quick buck, regardless of the consequences, a "me too" society (doesn't that sound very familiar in other contexts?).
Maybe it is best if we turn off the internet...
(*) euphemism for "the bad guys"
The advice is obviously well meant, but it misses the point. You can change the ways if you resist. I'm not talking active resistance, but simply doing it passively.
Stop travelling to a country that acts abusively. The US has shown to be actively hostile beyond any reasonable doubt. Do not accept that kind of behaviour and stop travelling to that country. Tell your employer and/or customer that you cannot in good conscience accept the abuse and are not willing to put yourself through the humiliation of entering a country that does not welcome you.
So,...saying: "That fat fucktard he is should be molested by a flock of Berserkers of reasonable sexual attitude towards preventing him from procreating in any future event." in an online forum would be considered an actionable and criminal event?
Well, the establishment is always scared of losing its status. Better protect it while you still can.
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