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Comment Re:"Police found Purinton 80 miles away at Applebe (Score 1) 599

Quantum leap much?

"Americans have the right to bear arms, but not the right to use them" ~ © 2017 CaptainDork

The right to bear arms is revoked for felons, the insane, and the tenants of some state-sponsored housing.

Additionally, the legality of a firearm discharge is determined by due process.

Comment Re:Not really a success for the AI (Score 1) 52

In other words:

Agree.

I'm old, OK?

I remember when "AI" was defined as, "indistinguishable from human."

" ... Turing (1950) [wikipedia.org] addressed the problem of artificial intelligence, and proposed an experiment that became known as the Turing test, an attempt to define a standard for a machine to be called "intelligent". The idea was that a computer could be said to "think" if a human interrogator could not tell it apart, through conversation, from a human being."

Now, the definition of AI has been hijacked because the computing industry knows full well it cannot manufacture a goddam computer that will commit suicide if Facebook is down.

AI is a vacuous buzzword that sells.

War Games, anyone?

Comment Re:Not really a success for the AI (Score 1) 52

Agree.

I'm old, OK?

I remember when "AI" was defined as, "indistinguishable from human."

" ... Turing (1950) addressed the problem of artificial intelligence, and proposed an experiment that became known as the Turing test, an attempt to define a standard for a machine to be called "intelligent". The idea was that a computer could be said to "think" if a human interrogator could not tell it apart, through conversation, from a human being."

Now, the definition of AI has been hijacked because the computing industry knows full well it cannot manufacture a goddam computer that will commit suicide if Facebook is down.

AI is a vacuous buzzword that sells.

War Games, anyone?

Comment Re:Effective solution (Score 1) 132

All of this is bullshit.

I taught myself how to code because, goddamit, I was interested in it, and I had a natural aptitude.

And, you're right ...

Once I went that direction, I lived and breathed it and paid my dues in mental frustration that comes with learning anything well enough to be a fucking top dog.

Meanwhile, one of my (6) brothers learned to play the guitar, write music, sing like Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce and Jimmy Buffet, etc. and is a semi-pro.

He can't navigate Microsoft Word and I can't carry a tune in a paper bag.

This coding shit is the "you gotta be an engineer" equivalent of the mid 60s.

Comment Re: Do we need more evidence... (Score 1) 176

"Bottom 25" sounds like "Bottom Feeders."

The needle's all the way to the right into to lala land.

Republican town halls are now security risks, and desperate California farmers, who took to heart: "California does not have a drought," are worried they're losing migrant workers.

The press is the enemy of the state now.

I peek at the the orange guy with a tater on his dick, but I, too, avoid the stress and go fishing.

Comment Re:installed by a contract third-party IT speciali (Score 2) 42

No.

As an IT guy myself, I would have (and did -- now retired) talked to anyone who would listen, including managing partners, and insisted on implementing best practices.

Then I would send an email to the whomevers and let them reject my recommendations for the record.

Business makes the final call. but I always covered my ass and had evidence that installations were to their specs, despite having been warned.

If the install was something they'd never actually have to manage, I'd change the admin password to one of my own and never tell a soul..

Later, when another tech from another firm came on site to do shit, I'd just tell them, "Dunno ... maybe a factory reset?"

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