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Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #1470 on: July 03, 2018, 01:06:08 PM »
Recent docs only works if uou open or save a file while word or excel is open. If you open it by double clicking the filename instead of the <open> in the menu and then don’t make any changes to the file, you won’t see it in recent files even if you have word installed on your computer. And of course you would need to be signed into word for it to know which user you are to provide a recent file list.
When you say word being open, you mean Word Online, right?  Sorry if that's a stupid question.
Unit 14

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #1471 on: July 03, 2018, 04:19:24 PM »
Sorry if that's a stupid question.
Unit 14

It's the only kind you ask.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #1472 on: October 08, 2018, 04:07:27 PM »
It's the only kind you ask.
And you had time to notice  :-*.  Too bad you couldn't answer  ;).


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« Reply #1473 on: October 11, 2018, 11:26:32 AM »


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« Reply #1474 on: October 11, 2018, 11:31:03 AM »
It's the only kind you ask.

Well, I wasn't going to say it...

No Quantum Computers?
« Reply #1475 on: November 16, 2018, 02:03:24 PM »
The Case Against Quantum Computers. (No word if his criticism also applies to using "quantum" with regard to past/future lives, portals, unicorns, UFOs, Bigfeet, or demons....)
https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/the-case-against-quantum-computing

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #1476 on: November 17, 2018, 11:22:59 AM »
I'm sure if some scientists somewhere got a quantum computer working to mine cryptocurrency, they would tell the world immediately! Right after monkeys flew out of their butts!

NASA Mars InSight Spacecraft Landing
« Reply #1477 on: November 26, 2018, 01:29:44 PM »


A little before 1pm PT...

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #1478 on: November 26, 2018, 02:14:51 PM »
Let us know when the damn thing lands or creates a nice crater on Mars.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #1479 on: November 26, 2018, 02:21:42 PM »
Let us know when the damn thing lands or creates a nice crater on Mars.

Mission accomplished! Landed safely.

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« Reply #1480 on: November 26, 2018, 10:30:07 PM »

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« Reply #1481 on: November 26, 2018, 10:42:06 PM »
That's a great article. I don't necessarily agree that 99.99999% is necessary for ground vehicles--but that's what would be mandatory for flying cars, and that's what consumer-grade fully automated vehicles are heading towards.

It seems obvious to me that Elon is the scapegoat for the industry that wants to use 1% of the driving population as expendable crash-test dummies, so I don't agree with the author's conclusions--except about the lying psychopath part. Mostly spot-on there.


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« Reply #1483 on: December 16, 2018, 11:52:24 PM »
I'd be curious to see how the car works in a more congested and busy part of London than where they filmed.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #1484 on: December 17, 2018, 05:17:29 PM »
I'd be curious to see how the car works in a more congested and busy part of London than where they filmed.


Fuck autonomous cars! They’ll just become “suicide” machines for anyone they don’t wnat around anymore.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #1485 on: December 18, 2018, 02:50:45 AM »
Demon Underneath - John DeLorean and the Invention of the Future
https://theoutline.com/post/6776/john-delorean-rise-and-fall-big-money-the-fbi-celebrities-and-cocaine?zd=1&zi=h5v2h4uu

Fuck autonomous cars! They’ll just become “suicide” machines for anyone they don’t wnat around anymore.
As opposed to what they are now?  ::)

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« Reply #1486 on: December 18, 2018, 04:44:25 PM »
Demon Underneath - John DeLorean and the Invention of the Future
https://theoutline.com/post/6776/john-delorean-rise-and-fall-big-money-the-fbi-celebrities-and-cocaine?zd=1&zi=h5v2h4uu
As opposed to what they are now?  ::)

Yeah, only moreso.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #1487 on: December 19, 2018, 10:23:27 PM »
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HR Giger also designed an underground tunnel transportation system for Switzerland in the form of a pentagram, with a large pyramidal edifice at each point, or entrance. It should be noted that he trained as an architect.



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The entrances to the underground are marked with 1000m high pyramids, 5 in total. They are connected underground with 5 equal length straights. Connections are 2 parallel lines, with 3 level mag lev trains, with interfaces to the public road and railway system. The magnet trucks, 30 in total, 6 per line, can transport 6km of vehicle line and 3 km of train composition per ride.

Per line you need 6 elevators. 2 of them are always loading and 2 are always unloading, 2 are in the tunnel.
Loading and unloading is happening in 30 minute intervals. The loaded train on line B departures, afterwards the unloaded train on track A A is pushed laterally onto track B. Empty track A will be occupied by another arriving train.

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« Reply #1488 on: December 21, 2018, 04:06:07 AM »
Fuck autonomous cars! They’ll just become “suicide” machines for anyone they don’t wnat around anymore.
Yup, that, or during a massive bot-net attack.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/computer-hackers-control-car-deliberate-accidents-national-security-issue-a8066466.html

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« Reply #1489 on: December 21, 2018, 04:48:06 AM »
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DeepMind subsequently made assurances that the medical data “will never be linked or associated with Google accounts, products or services”, and that all patient data will remain under the strict control of its NHS partners.
BWAAAH-HA-Ha-Ha...        Yeah, right.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-nhs-health-app-deepmind-artificial-intelligence-ai-privacy-streams-app-a8633316.html

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #1490 on: December 21, 2018, 12:53:49 PM »
So a computer used to sabotage a smart car would be called.... (wait for it)...    a Crash80. 

Har har har.    ;)

Shameful pun - and exhibiting little effort on my part.

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« Reply #1493 on: January 11, 2019, 04:14:42 PM »
https://www.zdnet.com/article/government-shutdown-tls-certificates-not-renewed-many-websites-are-down/
Over 80 government websites are down after TLS certificates expired and there's nobody on hand to renew them.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #1494 on: January 19, 2019, 11:47:41 AM »
Many people have been speculating that the "10 year challenge" is not the claimed viral meme but done on purpose for FB, and maybe others, to tweak facial recognition algorithms....
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-17/facebooks-10-year-challenge-ploy-teach-facial-recognition-algorithms

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« Reply #1495 on: January 19, 2019, 09:48:48 PM »
Many people have been speculating that the "10 year challenge" is not the claimed viral meme but done on purpose for FB, and maybe others, to tweak facial recognition algorithms....
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-17/facebooks-10-year-challenge-ploy-teach-facial-recognition-algorithms
Kate O’Neill  is exactly right - the larger the dataset, the more accurate the results.
Good article BTW.    :)

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« Reply #1496 on: January 31, 2019, 03:01:38 PM »
So we're borrowing a trick from Cuba? Oh joy... :-[  How many innocent non-loiterers will have their minds wrecked by this crap.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/7-Eleven-Plays-Piercing-High-Pitch-Sound-Targeting-Homeless_New-York-505143632.html
A Portland (Ore.) convenience store installed a high-pitch sound generator to clear out homeless loiterers.

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« Reply #1497 on: January 31, 2019, 06:33:27 PM »
So we're borrowing a trick from Cuba? Oh joy... :-[  How many innocent non-loiterers will have their minds wrecked by this crap.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/7-Eleven-Plays-Piercing-High-Pitch-Sound-Targeting-Homeless_New-York-505143632.html
A Portland (Ore.) convenience store installed a high-pitch sound generator to clear out homeless loiterers.
I recall a decade or so ago some malls in the UK were playing classical music in certain places to drive off undesirables and "youths."  Here some of our places play 'hawk sounds' to drive away the grackles (birds that mass up and crap everywhere.)

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« Reply #1498 on: January 31, 2019, 06:34:52 PM »
Kate O’Neill  is exactly right - the larger the dataset, the more accurate the results.
Good article BTW.    :)
Wouldn't have to assume good data? I would think, depending on computer power or what is trying to be studied, that too much noise or too much data might make it harder to get the message or good information? For this example, maybe it would be good to focus on only one sex, race, or whatever. Then perfect the recognition for that smaller, but cleaner, data set. Then use the stuff learned in the process to improve the program/system and then expand it to other groups? Idk.


A beta-test of something in The Great White North?  Or just criminals/hackers/kids playing around or perfecting their hack before releasing it on the underground markets? Car remotes have always been a security problem but, I guess, the FOBs have a bit more tech than the old ones and that is what they are trying to hack? Or just some weird signals interfering with them for some other reason?

Something mysterious is blocking vehicle key fobs from working in a small Alberta town
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/carstairs-westview-co-op-grocery-car-key-fob-1.4999558

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« Reply #1499 on: January 31, 2019, 07:24:24 PM »
Something mysterious is blocking vehicle key fobs from working in a small Alberta town