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Message 2123687 - Posted: 7 Aug 2023, 3:49:56 UTC - in response to Message 2123663.  

Musk may have just stepped on a bouncing betty. I can see the crazy mad boss adding X as a defendant in a suit for more than the value of X.

(Anyone else notice the new logo can be seen a three superimposed X's?)
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Message 2123754 - Posted: 8 Aug 2023, 15:03:09 UTC
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Who is copying you yourself?...


Zoom denies training AI on calls without consent
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... "The terms appeared to give the service provider a lot of freedom to use data generated by its users for many different purposes."

He said that while there was a question mark over the risks that could arise, "alarm bells should ring when you encounter broad contractual provisions like these"...



Is this where 'Hollywood' recruits your alter-persona-avatar for an acting career you never imagined possible?

... Or something a little more inadvertently (or otherwise?) excruciating and life changing?...


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Message 2123799 - Posted: 9 Aug 2023, 12:35:20 UTC - in response to Message 2123392.  

Bare faced thieves
We understand that you're wondering about the Payment reserve that was recently placed on your account.
As part of our efforts to keep Etsy secure, Etsy Support isn't able to give you the specific reason a reserve was placed on your account.

What a load of B/S.
It seems anything goes in Yankee Doodle Dandy land.

Now Amazon jumps on the bandwagon
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Message 2123802 - Posted: 9 Aug 2023, 13:12:06 UTC

Once again, it seems that those who are capable of booting into a Mk1 computer is diminishing rapidly.

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Message 2123839 - Posted: 10 Aug 2023, 15:17:22 UTC

Who's looking at you?...


Intel's GPU Drivers Now Collect Telemetry, Including 'How You Use Your Computer'
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Intel has introduced a telemetry collection service by default in the latest beta driver for its Arc GPUs...

... release notes for the drivers don't mention this change...

... a long list of the types of data it collects, many unrelated to your computer's performance. Those include the types of websites you visit ... including how long and how often you visit certain types of sites ... collects information on "how you use your computer" but offers no details...

... Nvidia ... don't even ask for permission!...

... AMD, they not only give you a choice to opt out but they also explain what data they're collecting.



Why?...

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Message 2123844 - Posted: 10 Aug 2023, 17:00:16 UTC - in response to Message 2123839.  

A classic case of "It's technically possible so we will".
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Message 2123965 - Posted: 13 Aug 2023, 16:21:27 UTC

Driverless cars are still a long ways away from being trusted..
[... to really foul things up requires a computer]
Cruise driverless cars block San Francisco street after 'TEN' of the vehicles suffered Wi-Fi failures 'caused by music festival'
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Message 2123969 - Posted: 13 Aug 2023, 17:32:03 UTC
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Scary things soon to come to pass?


Warthog Defense - China's 'Skynet' watches and checks every move every citizen makes...


Do you have the 'correct' credit rating?... Have you said the 'right' things?... Do you go only to the 'right' places?...

Soon to be installed where you live?...

IT is what we allow it to be...
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Message 2124006 - Posted: 14 Aug 2023, 14:53:59 UTC
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For a giggle?...

Plugging bits together to make a PC is kinda 'easy enough'...

See this beautiful gem of a PC build experience:

LTT - Maybe Building Your Own PC is a BAD Idea

Fantastic!


And then there's my experience with an 'expert' gang of equipment installers and a few pipes...




And then at the extreme end of the scale of installing the equipment to fabricate the parts for our IT world, we have:

TSMC Faces Opposition to 500 Taiwanese Worker Visas for Arizona Fab
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Arizona union and PAC call TSMC's decision to bring foreign workers to Arizona a slap in the face.

TSMC is facing opposition over its decision to bring 500 workers from Taiwan to its delayed Arizona fab to complete installation...

... The "Stand with American Workers" campaign, backed by Arizona Pipe Trades 469 (a labor union)...

... Pipe Trades 469 additionally argues that TSMC is prioritizing profits over worker safety and falsely portrays the skills of the Arizona workforce...

... TSMC workers relocating to the U.S. require EB-2 visas, reserved for those with 'exceptional ability.'...

... TSMC emphasizes that the addition of 500 skilled professionals from Taiwan will not impact the hiring of 12,000 local employees or TSMC's broader U.S. recruitment plans.


AZ Union Fires Back at TSMC's 'Offensive' Claims of Unskilled U.S. Workers
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'These workers have been building fabs ... for decades,' the head of union claims...

... unskilled American workers have delayed construction and tools installation...

... TSMC recently postponed the start of mass production at its Fab 21 near Phoenix, Arizona, from early 2024 to sometime in 2025 due to delays with construction and installation of wafer fab equipment. Mark Liu, chairman of TSMC, blamed "an insufficient amount of skilled workers with the specialized expertise required for equipment installation in a semiconductor-grade facility"...



Yes. Exactly.

Just like my recent 'experience' of "decades in the job expert installers" that continued their comedy of silliness through four attempts and yet still fail.

No sorry, they did succeed: The farce test!

No education hire 'n' fire don't work...

In contrast, good culture and good education and enjoying living the job and enjoying the job, work well...

From my experience that is...


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Message 2124020 - Posted: 14 Aug 2023, 19:29:28 UTC

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Message 2124032 - Posted: 15 Aug 2023, 0:59:30 UTC - in response to Message 2124020.  

Not surprised How an 8-Character Password Could be Cracked in Just a Few Minutes

Well, not if every guess (attempt) takes longer than the last.
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Message 2124096 - Posted: 16 Aug 2023, 14:18:53 UTC

Scary things soon to come to pass?...


Microsoft may store your conversations with Bing...
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Microsoft ... will store inputs passed into its products as well as any output generated...

... A spokesperson from Microsoft declined to comment on how long the company plans to store user inputs into its software...

... In short, be mindful about what you type into Bing ... or conversations you have with the chatbot.


Not call: Open source gurus urge you to dump Zoom
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In footsteps of GiveUpGitHub, campaign follows AI ToS fiasco

The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) is calling on free and open source software (FOSS) contributors to stop using Zoom video conferencing in light of the software maker's terms-of-service scandal...

... assigned the video-chat biz perpetual, royalty-free rights to use "customer content"...

... Many companies appear to be keen to expand what they can do with user-generated data while limiting what others might do with such data. A month before Zoom's rule change, Microsoft took similar steps by altering its terms of service to give its AI-enhanced Bing more latitude to process and store user input...

... "After widespread push back and negative press, Zoom amended their terms of service to say they would not use any user participation in Zoom meetings or other user data to train their models," the SFC said. "But as is so frustratingly common in the incredibly long and legal language laden terms of service, Zoom reserves the right to change the terms at any point."

Pointing to a recent analysis that suggests it could take as long as 30 hours to read Zoom's terms and conditions, the SFC wants the FOSS community to rethink its dependence on Zoom's popular but proprietary software...

... "The entire problem with these proprietary services is that they insinuate themselves into workflows at organizations and getting out of them requires substantial, sometimes Herculean, efforts."

Nonetheless, Kuhn said SFC has been making progress in its push to wean people from proprietary services and software...




Do you know where your talking goes to?...

IT is what we allow it to be...
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Message 2124411 - Posted: 22 Aug 2023, 13:27:04 UTC
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The for-profits self proclaimed King of Tech out to save us all:


Elon Musk’s Shadow Rule
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How the U.S. government came to rely on the tech billionaire...

... The reason soon became apparent. “Even though Musk is not technically a diplomat or statesman, I felt it was important to treat him as such, given the influence he had on this issue,”...

... Musk “could turn it off at any given moment. And that would have real operational impact..."...

... The meddling of oligarchs and other monied interests in the fate of nations is not new ... But Musk’s influence is more brazen and expansive ... for the degree of dependency that the U.S. now has on Musk in a variety of fields, from the future of energy and transportation to the exploration of space ... Musk has sought out business opportunities in crucial areas where ... The government is now reliant on him, but struggles to respond to his risk-taking, brinkmanship, and caprice...



That article gives a good deep dive into the life and world and world shaping of Musk.

Enjoy?

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Message 2124417 - Posted: 22 Aug 2023, 18:30:22 UTC

Robots Are Now Flying Planes Better Than Any Human
The robot’s capacity is so vast that the robot can store all of the Jeppesen aeronautical global navigation charts, a task that proves impossible for human pilots.
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Message 2124426 - Posted: 22 Aug 2023, 19:51:13 UTC - in response to Message 2124417.  

Robots Are Now Flying Planes Better Than Any Human




This tech has been around since the late 1970's. ;^)
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Message 2124440 - Posted: 23 Aug 2023, 0:57:32 UTC - in response to Message 2124426.  

Robots Are Now Flying Planes Better Than Any Human

This tech has been around since the late 1970's. ;^)

Called a three axis autopilot with auto throttle. Does a wonderful job. They ever have autoland capability. As to charts, the App for iPad is called ForeFlight made by Boeing.

Now taxing the plane, better have Elon work some more on that Tesla software.

But after a bird strike, give me a human pilot, because they can think outside the box [flight laws].
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Message 2124444 - Posted: 23 Aug 2023, 3:24:13 UTC

Guess if you could afford the PC you could afford the cost of the electricity
“BIG BOSS” workstation features seven GeForce RTX 4090 GPUs with a total of 168GB GDDR6X memory, costs 29K Euro
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Message 2124794 - Posted: 30 Aug 2023, 14:02:55 UTC
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The cringe worthy side of "Social Media":


A moment that changed me: I stopped posting funny stories about my daughter – and she began to trust me again
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For seven years I was a compulsive ‘sharent’, chronicling my daughter’s life on social media. Then she told me how much she hated it …

In 2010, the year Mark Zuckerberg said privacy was no longer a social norm...

... I had become a “sharent” – a parent who publishes information about their child online. What harm could it do?...

... “I didn’t like it when you were doing the funny conversations on Facebook,” she said matter-of-factly. She meant my beloved dialogues, the ones I had posted for seven years. Everyone had adored them, given the thumbs up, asked for more. I had even bound them in a book, which she had looked through, laughing...

... asked what she wanted me to do. When she asked me to take everything down and stop posting about her, I felt sick...



All a question of viewpoint and consequences?...

Of consequences to whose life and relationships?...


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Message 2124881 - Posted: 1 Sep 2023, 12:27:02 UTC

One to watch (out for)?


X, formerly Twitter, to collect biometric and employment data
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... People signed up to its subscription service, X Premium, can choose to provide a selfie and photo ID for verification.

The policy also states X may collect employment and educational history.

This would be to "recommend potential jobs for you, to share with potential employers when you apply for a job"...

"... to recommend potential jobs for you, to share with potential employers when you apply for a job, to enable employers to find potential candidates, and to show you more relevant advertising..."

"... Biometric data may be extracted from both the government ID and the selfie image for matching purposes..."

"X is the effective global address book", [Musk] claimed...



IT is what we allow it to be,
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Message 2124887 - Posted: 1 Sep 2023, 12:55:25 UTC - in response to Message 2124881.  

Did Musk change the name to X to honor his master Xi?
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