Re: GCHQ IC Enterprises Bods Ringing NSA Belles and Pleasure Robots
103 posts • joined 22 Jan 2016
Demonstrates two guys that need to get out more. Is 'hibernate' still a thing? I do not see it on many machines myself. Then again, I am a freak who does proper shutdowns rather than sleeps.
Kudos for the Mr Freeze pic, El Reg. Reminds me of yet another time Arnie was robbed of an Oscar.
The "White Race race" conjures up all kinds of images, including the Berlin Olympics.
My wife splilled a large glass of red wine over my nearly new Dell laptop. Goodnight Vienna. It was a bloody decent wine too which just added insult to injury.
Nothing personal. I only downvoted you because I really hate the Manic Street Preachers.
Seems like what worked for spammers selling vIAgra and penIS enLaRGEMent works on AI. Perhaps the AI needs to learn what humans know: whatever one says, someone will be offended. Result? AI blocks all online conversation and the world is a better, nicer place.
"This for a user that had an online banking security dongle permanently attached to his PC"
Perhaps you robbing him might have taught him something? Sounds like he was too thick to notice and he would have blown that money on CEO rubbish like coke, private jets and a dominatrix anyway. CEOs cannot really be victims like real people (class war, fight the power, stick it to the man, eat the rich, etc).
You dropped a line without reaching out. The world is getting better! Joy!
Please stop using "reach out". Please.
I can still have the echo of my silent internal howl when that was done in AutoCAD.
In workspace no-one can hear you scream...
There can be no peace until you submit to the glory of Kubuntu, Godless infidel!
Quality of poetry aside,
as the critics are poets of southern China and the bot creators are from a Taiwanese branch of Microsoft could international politics be in play?
Why suffer the indignities of side-effects from well-researched and science-tested medicines when you can beat the system with caffiene enemas, magic crystals or putting a frog on your head?
It must be a tough gig at Vulture HQ. They would not let the poor sod out for two minutes to test the screen in daylight. Keep taking the vitamin D tablets Andrew.
But if it misses there is no harm done.
He has a post-celebration face alright. "Argh! The light! It burnsssss."
You've got to fight...for your right...
"Many offices have beer on tap, wine in the fridge, and hard liquor on the shelves as a perk for employees"
Where do I sign?
Seriously though, is this just an IT tech-bro thing? Sounds ridiculous in this day and age, for productivity and employee welfare reasons.
I work in a hospital and all we have is industrial jerry-cans of ethanol. Sweet, sweet ethanol.
Last week I bought a 5 year old HP Elitebook (c.£100) with 4GB RAM 320GB HDD. It has all the ports and runs like a dream (I did swap W10 for Kubuntu though). And recycling is good for the environment. Peace & love etc.
Could they point that AI at independent.co.uk or would the AI self-detonate?
They raised almost half a million and produced sod all. So the scumbags heading upthe racket shift the money off shore and laugh all the way to the Cayman Islands?
Maybe it will be ok and James Corden will voice him. He rocked with Peter Rabbit. :/
166 upvotes and counting, with no downvotes. Most impressive.
What profit did the Blue Nun make?
Did the mushrooms look cloudy?
Probably showing my ignorance here but would not caesium from the atom bomb strikes on Japan show up in wine before 1952?
It has been ages since I've heard a new (to me) joke. Took me a minute to get it.
That looks amazing. If only I can convince my better half.
Perhaps we could discuss the Sunni / Shia schism?
I put it to you, sir, that you are not a nice chap. I heartily pray all your hopes and dreams go the same way as your poor fish.
I needed a dual-sim smartphone and went for a Swift. Overall no problems although the battery suffers in the Swedish winter but I still get pretty decent life out of it, especially with Wi-fi and 4G off. I've had maybe one crash per year? For how cheap it was I am pretty pleased, especially considering how often I have dropped it.
No wait, that was Russ Abbott.
Saw The Sisters live at Birmingham NEC in the ?90s. They were wank. My fault for not being off my face I suppose but that's the price one pays for getting a lift with a mate's dad.
The albums are still awesome though, especially Floodland.
Silly sods got what they deserved.
Their motto is "don't be evil" not "don't be incompetent" or "don't be profitable". Unless the incompetence begets evil, I suppose. Does proxy-evil count? I must think on this further.
PS: If you want to see what happens when you combine incompetence AND evil, check out the UK government. Makes me proud to be British.
Tunes I just about understood but when the wide-?kanji-UTF stuff kicked off...boom. Finished.
This article only increase my respect for uBlock.
Get all that IoT nonsense out of your house. There are probably tons of script kiddies just waiting to turn your pied a terre into a straight-to-video version of Demon Seed.
Just ordered the book. Thanks for the recommendation.
More of a Ceefax person myself.
I had a work-related rental Mondeo in the early-naughties. A belting car. Nothing, but nothing, drives like a rental. And work paid the fuel.
They did a Hollywood (ie stupidly graphical) version of this in "The Dark Knight", did they not?
There was no space in Wanker's Wood in which to plant a Magic Money Tree. The Banker's Bail-Out Bush, Trident Tree and Illegal Foreign War Willow have sucked the land of nutrients.
15 minutes of my life well spent and I am tempted to learn more. Thank you for an informative and interesting article. More stuff like this on various subjects would be great.
Looks like it is listed just under an advert asking for "skilled EU trade negotiators". A two year contact that could be extended indefinitely.
"But wait. It does suggest that the gap between ..."
Forget the rest of the text. The first two words of that sentence confirm that someone is selling something too good to be true that turns out to be bollocks. Again. And again.
"Sign up for Puppet now and you get get this roll-on cat hair remover for just 5.99! That's right just 5.99 (plus postage & packing)."
As a cheapskate I use Avast! (ugh why the exclamation mark) which has stopped a couple of web nasties. But then you get people saying that AV software actually highlights/aides vulnerabilities which almost sounds like an ant-vacc campaign. I will probably stick with the free stuff for now and just be careful in general. As for Microsoft, they've been at this for ages (along with the rest) AND they use the term "reach out" to boot which means they must be guilty. Who used that term first? There is a place in hell just for them.
I like nano.
So I just ignore this gorgeous LA beach babe who has just sent me a friend request? I reckon I should risk it; if I end up getting blackmailed I can use the proceeds of the recent Nigerian lottery win I have been told I have won to buy them off. I will get use that vIAgrA i ORDereD toO.
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