Recent content by Dead Parrot

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    Google won't make AI for energy companies for oil and gas extraction

    Pretty easy decision to make when your primary energy usage is electricity. You can claim carbon neutrality even when your grid power sources include coal and gas because some magic box sends only electrons to Google data centers that come from wind or solar sources. Ignore the whole calm...
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    Microsoft joins Amazon, IBM in halting police use of facial recognition technology

    I notice they didn't preclude sales to places like China, Egypt, Vietnam, etc.
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    Microsoft is closing all of its stores

    Probably a good move. Microsoft is mainly a software and service company despite many attempts to enter the hardware market. Software and service can be shown online just about as well as in a B&M store and to everyone not just those near the few Microsoft stores.
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    New SMM Callout Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Affects AMD Platforms

    If I understand this, it is an issue with what used to be called the BIOS rather then the CPU proper. If so, somewhat ironic that the part of the system that was supposed to allow "Secure Boot" is the part with the vulnerability. Probably not much of an issue for the average home user but...
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    OS imaging and redeployment over network?

    2nd on the VM thought. Different VM for each software setup. No waiting for a new OS load via network.
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    How do I know if my router is dying?

    Don't overlook power issues. A lot of wall warts are sourced from the cheapest available vendor. If the issues are primarily WiFi, might check for too many devices or channel congestion from neighbors. A neighbor doing a lot of WiFi streaming can mess up your WiFi even though they aren't...
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    AI System – Using Neural Networks With Deep Learning – Beats Stock Market in Simulation

    Already happening, 2yr old oops: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-42959755
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    Trackmania - Ubisoft Claims Yearly Fee To Access Game Is Not Subscription

    Could be some bizarre quirk in corporate tax accounting that treats fee income different from subscription income. Or it allows them to shift money around on SEC filings so the quarterly stock reports look better today vs next year.
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    Can i put 2 severs/websites on 1 static ip?

    Assuming the modem is in bridge mode, not always a valid assumption with the default ISP setup, then it might work IF the servers are offering up two different services. i.e. Server 1 = web, Server 2 = FTP. If both are trying to be Web servers, then no unless you change one to offer up on a...
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    Let's Talk IPV6

    IMO - the big problem with IPV6 is the assumption in a lot of its standards that networks will be operated by network admins that know what they are doing. In 1998,when IPV6 became a draft standard, that was a fairly valid assumption. Today, that is the exception. Most folks that have a...
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    US successfully tests a Laser Weapon that can Destroy Aircraft Mid-Flight

    The low cost variant current production Sidewinder is about $500K per. While primarily a Air to Air missile, some have been setup as SAMs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIM-9_Sidewinder As long as you shoot the laser up, you don't have to worry about where the spent laser will land, unlike a...
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    Port forwarding problem, i'm stuck

    There have been a bunch of Microsoft patches for RDP and related software due to multiple vulnerabilities, some of which were being exploited. IIRC, some of the patches deprecated earlier versions of RDP in favor of later, supposedly more secure versions. Some of the security recommendations...
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    Port forwarding problem, i'm stuck

    Most consumer grade router/firewalls allow all outbound traffic so you should be good there. Windows firewall pop-ups have a nasty habit of staying hidden behind the application causing them( or the application insists on keeping focus). When you next try, might minimize the client and make...
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    G2A admits it sold stolen game keys

    Unless G2A is admitting using stolen credit cards to make the purchases themselves, what they would be guilty of is Receipt of stolen property, Possession of stolen property, and maybe Fencing. And possibly Fraud if they knew the keys wouldn't allow the end purchaser to authenticate and run...
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    G2A admits it sold stolen game keys

    Seems a stretch to call this straight up theft. They are buying the keys in one market and selling them in another. With most other products we would call that: buying low + selling high = profit. None of the articles indicated the keys were flat out stolen like someone breaking into a...
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