* Posts by jakeisatwat

11 posts • joined 7 Sep 2017

How AI can help halt human sex trafficking – by identifying victims' hotel rooms from pics


Thank fuck someone else thinks this. It's not AI. 'I' - intelligence - is comprehension and perception. machines in their current for cannot comprehend information, they just take a set of data in, apply a set of rules or processes to it, and output a result. Machines don't understand what they're doing. Seriously, I wish pepople would grow up.

Want to get Serverless into production? Spend a few days with us


Please, please...

... stop jumping on the bullshit bingo bandwagon. It's embarrassing.

Unpicking the Pixel puzzle: Why Google is struggling to impress



Would have been an interesting article if it wasn't for the nauseating name-dropping.

Samsung Galaxy Watch: A tough and classy activity tracker


Re: Its secure... right?

It's you're, not your. If you're going to make a pithy statement at least get your grammar correct.

This HTC U12+ review page is left intentionally blank



... you just gave a short beta review. Or rather a review of why you're not reviewing it. Which is a review in itself. If I was smart enough I could add a comment linking the observer effect, but I can't be bothered.

That was quick: Seattle rushes to kill tax that would mildly inconvenience Amazon


Not as simple as all that...

I am a relative newcomer to Seattle, and there is a lot of opposition to the head tax from the general public. One of the main concerns is that the council has no plan what to do with the money after collecting it - none at all. Perhaps if they had proposed a clear way to help the homeless population alongside the tax bill, it may have got further.

There are many, many layers to this discussion, most of which I am not well versed or eloquent enough to describe. It is not as simple as the story makes out.

1 in 5 STEM bros whinge they can't catch a break in tech world they run


Slight typo

-- "A woman has to be significantly better at her job to be judged just as good," said one woman who apparently isn't satisfied despite getting 19 per cent of Microsoft's tech and leadership roles.

One single woman is taking 19 per cent of the tech and leadership roles at MS? That's just selfish.

UK drone collision study didn't show airliner window penetration


Generally piloted by twats though

so really this is quite a good thing.

Magic Leap blows our mind with its incredible technology... that still doesn't f**king exist


Sitting on the fence

Come on El Reg, tell us what you really think. The article seemed somewhat ambivalent.

WW2 Enigma machine to be seized from shamed pharma bro Shkreli



So, in the world of RegUnits (TM), how do we distinguish between the already exalted term of boffin, and superboffin? What extra feat of boffinry do you need to commit to climb the scale of boffinism? Are there additional levels - ultraboffin? Uberboffin?

This has put far too much doubt and confusion into my already fragile world.

France to tack weapons onto spy drones – reports



I initially read the sub-heading as "Rappers currently used solely for surveillance". That would have been much more fun.

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