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    JPMorgan Chase Uses AI Powered Video Game as a Recruitment Tool

    They didn't mention the most important metric: competency. If you don't measure that, then everything else is worthless. But then again, they are only using this on interns, and let's face it, at that point in their lives they probably don't have a lot of competence to measure.
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    What If Zen 2 Actually Sucks?

    Part of Intel's superiority in IPC is due to the aggressive speculative execution techniques it employs in its chips. But, as we now know, some of these techniques have opened up windows for side channel attacks. The question now is whether Intel will have to roll back some of those IPC gains in...
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    Microsoft HoloLens Was the Star of MWC

    What I am saying is that there are completely new applications for this that aren't and can't be done on a "normal stationary workstation", so it's not just a better, more portable workstation.
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    911 Calls Raise Concerns Over Amazon Working Conditions

    So, let's parse this out: "not evidence that Amazon staffers experience suicidal episodes more than other American workers, in or out of a warehouse" means they may have the same number (on averages) as other American workers. In other words, normal levels. How then does this "clearly imply that...
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    Microsoft HoloLens Was the Star of MWC

    If you only see this technology as a replacement for monitors and keyboards for office workers, then you are missing the bigger picture. AR could be a more transformative technology than cell phones.
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    Senate Report: Equifax Accused of Failing to Prioritize Cybersecurity

    Someone, or multiple someones should have gone to jail over this. Our personal data should be treated just like money or anything else with great value, and if you don't protect it, you face jail time. That's the only way to solve this problem; there must be dire consequences for not securing...
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    Tesla Launches New Supercharger with 1,000 MPH Charging, Better Efficiency, and More

    I didn't know a Tesla could go 1000mph! I mean charging while moving is cool, really, where can you even drive that fast? /sarc
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    Volvo to Impose 112 MPH Speed Limit on All New Cars from 2020

    Must be nice to have god like powers to be able to see into everybody's future to know that they will never need to drive that fast. Say, can you get me next week's lotto numbers too?
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    Quadriga Cryptocurrency Wallets are Empty

    How do we know that the NSA didn't invent block-chain and bit-coin for this very purpose?
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    New Speculative Execution Bug Allegedly Affects Intel CPUs

    Since this new exploit is is only useful to make other side-channel attacks for effective, deploying mitigations against those side-channel attacks is your only option right now.
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    Activision and EA CEOs Appear on List of "Most Overpaid" in the US

    Saying someone is "overpaid" implies you understand all the requirements and duties of the job and their ability to perform it. I don't see how the people that wrote the article, or anybody here, can claim that knowledge. CEOs are paid large sums of money for the same reason professional...
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    Nanoparticle Experiment: Humans Could Get X-Men "Super Vision" to See in the Dark

    Nah, they aren't talking about "x-ray vision". Most likely you would be able to see the capillaries in your eyelids, but you'd get used to that eventually.
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    TikTok Settles with FTC for $5.7 Million After Violating Child Protection Laws

    Why not 5.7 trillion? As long as you are going for a fine that will never be paid, you may as well go really big. I'm not saying that 5.7 million was the right amount either. Personally I would have set it in the 20 to 30 million range. That is a number that will hurt a company the size of...
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    FTC Fines Amazon Merchant $12.8 Million for Fake Advertising and Paid Reviews

    Need a lot more this kind of enforcement action. Maybe if a 1000 more companies are fined, it would help tamp down on the review deceit, but the fines have to string; letting them off for 50 grand and some past due taxes is not enough.
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    "Ghostbusters" Director Faces Backlash after Promising to "Hand Movie Back to Fans"

    No kidding. I was watching "Blazing Saddles" the other day on Netflix, and I couldn't help being amazed that it was still available. There's no way you could make that movie today; which is too bad because it is one of the funniest ever made. Come to think of it, pretty much the movies on my top...
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    "Ghostbusters" Director Faces Backlash after Promising to "Hand Movie Back to Fans"

    Since you can see the future, can I have next weeks lottery numbers too?
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    Microsoft Workers Protest $480M Army Contract with Tech "Designed to Help People Kill"

    When you are out on the battlefield, they people shooting at you are the "bad guys".
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    Huawei Announces the $2,600 Foldable Mate X Smartphone: It Folds Outwards!

    I guess I understand the reason it folds backwards - to allow the main display to be used even when it's folded (to avoid the need for a second display like the Galaxy Fold) - but that also means that the expensive folding display is not protected when it is folded. With this phone no matter how...
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    UK Parliament Report Calls Facebook 'Digital Gangsters'

    It's the kind of crap that FB and Google are doing that will mark the end of an open Internet; that and spammers.
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    Plans for First Chinese Solar Power Station in Space Revealed

    This is just an announcement. They don't even know how they will construct such a thing. I suspect this is more propaganda than anything else.
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    Researchers Build an AI that Can Write

    Now another group needs to train an AI to spot fake news stories and a new type of cyber war will have begun!
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    NASA Rover Opportunity Succumbs to the Martian Weather After 15 Years of Operation

    Because there is only one reasonable launch opportunity (due to planetary alignment between Earth and Mars) every two years or so. And these things are expensive to build, launch, and monitor. NASA has only so much money in it's budget every year and even then it can't use it all on planetary...
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    Tesla Model X Receives Industry First Perfect Crash-Test Rating for a SUV

    Yeah, the X has a lot less ground clearance. I drove home last week after an all day snow and had to drive 150 feet through 8" of snow to get from the road and into my garage. Good thing I was driving my Jeep and one of those pretend SUVs like the Model X, otherwise I would have gotten stuck...
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    Researchers Find A.I. Is Capable at Diagnosing Common Childhood Conditions

    These are just advanced pattern matching systems. While this is something that humans are very good at, it is hardly the basis for intelligence, so calling these systems "intelligent" is misleading, IMHO.
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    Xing Mobility EV Batteries Use Liquid Immersion Cooling

    Does anybody know what the freezing point of Novec is? This could be a real non-starter in colder climates if it doesn't have a very low freezing point.
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    Only Plebs Use Office 2019 over Office 365, Says Microsoft's Weird New Ad Campaign

    For my personal use, Libre Office works just fine. I don't care what my employer uses, it's on their dime. If they pick something that makes me less productive, again, that's on their dime.
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    3M Demonstrates PC With Submersion Cooling

    As counter intuitive as it sounds, adding a heatsink may actually make it perform worse. You actually want the liquid to boil because the phase change from liquid to vapor takes a lot of energy (so-called latent heat) which comes from the heat source (in this case, the CPU). This enhances the...
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    AAA Study Claims Cold Weather Significantly Shortens EV Range

    Just yesterday my Jeep sat outside at work for over 9 hours in subzero temperatures. Yep, it never got over 0F. After warming up for 7 minutes, the coolant temperature was 100F. 8 minutes of driving brought it up to 185F (normal operating temperature), so 15 minutes in -5F weather. Another data...
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    Texas Man Dies after Vape Pen Explosion Severs Artery to Brain

    This is a problem with people who don't know any better, buying cheap batteries with no protection circuits, rather than a "vaping" problem. People have been injured when their flashlights, hoverboards, phones, etc. blow up or start on fire due to shitty lithium batteries.
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    AAA Study Claims Cold Weather Significantly Shortens EV Range

    Half an hour at 20F? What kind of vehicle are you driving? I have an actual temperature gauge in my Jeep, and at 20F it takes about 10 minutes to get up to full operating temperature; it gets to 100F in just a few minutes, at which point the engine is running at nearly peak efficiency. I guess...
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    AAA Study Claims Cold Weather Significantly Shortens EV Range

    I live in Minnesota. At 20F my car only takes about 5 minutes to come up to operating temperature. On my 35 minute daily commute I have not noticed any difference in mileage at that temperature. At -20F it knocks about 5-10% off, mainly because I use the remote starter at work and warm it up for...
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    Location Bounty Hunters Had Access to GPS Data

    From a legal/technical point of view, I don't disagree with what you are saying...but: most people buy a cell phone for the purpose of communicating with other people and accessing the net (obviously games, taking pictures, etc. are part of the mix, but the primary purpose is communication), not...
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    Scammers Blackmail YouTubers with Copyright Claims

    As soon as they got the ransom demand, they should have forwarded it onto youtube. Of course, that is assuming that youtube channel owners have some way of reporting such things to youtube. I would hope they do, but I don't know.
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    Location Bounty Hunters Had Access to GPS Data

    The only problem is, you know that this service was used to track people other than bail jumpers. Think how useful this would be to private investigators to track cheating spouses and such. The temptation to abuse this type of data is just too great.
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    AAA Study Claims Cold Weather Significantly Shortens EV Range

    Not true. The data is absolutely clear: temperature alone has very little impact on ICE engine mileage. This is due to the fact that combustion isn't affected, modern engine computers adjust fuel mixture of the temperature of the incoming air, and the cabin is heated using waste heat from the...
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    AAA Study Claims Cold Weather Significantly Shortens EV Range

    Most likely any noticeable decrease in the mileage of your ICE cars is due to road and traffic conditions, not the cold temperature. Plowing through snow takes more power (not to mention the use of AWD if you have it), but also slows down traffic speeds, increasing your drive time. I defy you to...
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    Researchers are Building a Tiny Drone With No Moving Parts

    The most likely payload would be environmental sensors. Imagine using hundreds or thousands of these to find the source of a chemical leak in a large facility, or to locate survivors of a disaster by tracing sources of CO2.
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    Microsoft Guy: Mozilla Should Give Up on Firefox and Go with Chromium Too

    In other words, "You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile."