Long story short:
- had a particular machine mining XMR for less than a year
- the CPU fans have worn out their bearings after spinning non-stop during that time
- fans are now making loud high-pitched noises, filling my living quarters with unbearable noise, while simultaneous threatening a fried CPU
The cost of replacing the fans? About twice as much as the eq… Read more
Facebook’s announcement of dating features on its platform deserves a genuine laugh.
I suppose it’s a valiant attempt at exp… Read more
Consider it a shareholders meeting.
With Mark Zuckerberg testifying in front of the U.S. Senate in what is looking to be the frontrunning dog-and-pony show of 2018, it is laughable to see the feigned concern of government officials in the wake of Facebook’s antics that include but are not limited to censorship, biased algorithms and selling privacy … Read more
A good follow up to Thursday Thoughts: more reasons not to fully trust technology with your life and Another Tesla Autopilot fatality: man selflessly gives up his life to train AI, the popularity of trivial, high-priced conveniences continues to plague modern society.
People are extending their poor spending choices past the impractical thousand d… Read more
Add Panera Bread to the growing list of companies that can’t even secure your basic personal data
Joining Equifax, Uber, FedEx, DHS, Saks Fifth Avenue, and more, Panera was found to be negligent of its customers’ data, leaving full names, e-mails, home addresses, phone numbers and credit card information exposed in plain text off of its websi… Read more
Another naive software engineer bites the dust in Silicon Valley for not heeding the warning signs this blog has pointed out: outside of games with rigid rules and a finite set of moves, current AI is mostly just plain stupid.
In the awe of AI like AlphaZero, believing that AI will take over the world because of its dominance in linearly defined subjects such as … Read more
In No need to fear, AI domination is not near, I stated:
Only when a self-learning AI can teach itself the complexities of the world from first principles should we fear AI growing a mind of its own.
In the world of chess, poker, Go and Shogi, I suppose we do have something to fear because there have been significant leaps in achieving game theory optimal play us… Read more
In a prior article I wrote about a different pot, George Soros, calling the same kettle, Facebook, black, noting the similar approaches of both parties profiting off of propaganda, whether it be through the Open Society Foundation, media and academia on Soros’ end or social media on Zuckerberg’s end.
Yesterday’s article points out that AI is far away from having a mind of its own and robot domination is irrational and unfounded.
However, that doesn’t mean that the role of AI is diminished in today’s world. In fact, a dangerous precedent is set when AI is used to accompany nefarious human behaviour.
When not used in a nefarious manner, i… Read more
In light of the recent news of a self-driving Uber car killing a pedestrian and Computing Forever’s warning of a pending AI takeover, it’s time to take a step back as usual and look at this issue from an unemotional, rational perspective.
Most of the “breakthroughs” in AI recently have been the result of big data mining. Computers g… Read more