* Posts by aj69

13 posts • joined 29 Jul 2015

YouTuber charged loads of fans $199 for shoddy machine-learning course that copy-pasted other people's GitHub code


Praised by Elon Musk

That should have been the tell.

Boeing admits 737 Max sims didn't accurately reproduce what flying without MCAS was like


Wonder how many engineers are telling the finance blokes: Told ya!

The difference between October and May? About 16GB, says Microsoft: Windows 10 1903 will need 32GB of space


Re: Why bite the bullet?

My employer gave me a new win10 laptop to replace my old win7. It's been on a drawer for more than a year. They'll pry the old one from my dead cold hands.

IT sales star wins $660k lawsuit against Oracle in Qatar – but can't collect, because the Oracle he sued suddenly vanished


Re: first rate arse licking

Uhm, didnn't know Sarah Jessica Parker had moved to Dubai.

IBM Watson Health cuts back Drug Discovery 'artificial intelligence' after lackluster sales


Re: IBM’s Health division has been crumbling for a while.

“Internal competition and workplace drama.“

Sounds like a rat race.

Thought black holes were donut-shaped? It turns out they're more like deadly fountains


Who picks up the coins that people throw in the black hole wishing well?

Open plan offices flop – you talk less, IM more, if forced to flee a cubicle


email is a less efficient medium of interaction than face-to-face communication

Not necessarily true when a previous F2F relationship exists.

Hard numbers: The mathematical architectures of Artificial Intelligence


Definition of AI goes back to 1968

Dave Bowman: Hello, HAL. Do you read me, HAL?

HAL: Affirmative, Dave. I read you.

Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

HAL: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.

Dave Bowman: What's the problem?

HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.

Dave Bowman: What are you talking about, HAL?

HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

Dave Bowman: I don't know what you're talking about, HAL.

HAL: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.

Dave Bowman: [feigning ignorance] Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL?

HAL: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.

Dave Bowman: Alright, HAL. I'll go in through the emergency airlock.

HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave? You're going to find that rather difficult.

Dave Bowman: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors!

HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

Behold, Microsoft SQL Server on Linux – and a firm screw-you to Oracle


Status quo

I was raised on the belief you get what you pay for and I'm an Oracle guy. Yet, it's hard to ignore MS-SQL offer, blame it on obscure licensing models.

I'm implementing a world-class application at the moment and have the option to use either. With bean couters driving most decisions nowdays, move from MS is an excellent way to push Oracle into more transparent licensing.

Time will tell.

Ad-slinger Opera adds ad-blocking tech to its browser


Seriously, what's Opera?

Free science journal library gains notoriety, lands injunctions


Somebody has to pay anyway

How about a non-profit?

Elsevier made more than £570M in profits in 2013.

Feds spank Asus with 20-year audit probe for router security blunder


That's one way to "service" the customer.

Facebook is raking in so much filthy lucre, it can't spend it fast enough


Golden age of pyramid schemes.


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