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Posted 04 April 2019 - 09:25 AM

View Postpnwguy, on 03 April 2019 - 05:56 PM, said:

"When you're a star, they let you do it."

Of course, now he has underlings to do the torturing.

That doesn't seem to diminish the joy he feels in harming and belittling others. Hell, he just believes he did it himself.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 03:29 PM

View PostLFC, on 03 April 2019 - 11:45 AM, said:

I'm starting to think that Zuckerberg is an idiot savant who is just incapable of judging right from wrong. Why? Because this latest move isn't just another piece of evil. It's a staggeringly stupid maneuver that was virtually guaranteed to blow up in his face. There's no "well maybe it could work" to be had here. It was always going to be a serious fail and a PR nightmare on top of it. WTF is WRONG with him?

Remember how Facebook was asking people for their email passwords? It's worse than you thought because ... of course it is. Read this. Think about it. Then realize that somebody came up with this idea. Then they pitched it to senior management. They looked it it and gave it a thumbs up. This was not a "mistake" and it wasn't a rogue "feature" by a rogue department. This was corporate strategy.

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Facebook has admitted to accessing and storing the email contacts of as many as 1.5 million of its users without their consent. Business Insider reports that between May 2016 and last month, the social media platform asked some of its new users to verify their email address by providing the password to their email account. After doing so, the users’ contacts would be automatically imported, without any option for the user to opt out.

Responding to the report, a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider that email contacts were “unintentionally uploaded” as part of the process. They said that these contacts had never been shared with anyone, and that the company is now deleting the contacts that were uploaded. Facebook also claims to have fixed the “underlying issue” that led to the problem.

Email verification is a standard practice for online services, but Facebook handled it in a very different way. Usually, when you sign up to a new service you’re asked to provide an email address, which then receives an email with a link in it that you have to manually click in order to verify that the email account belongs to you.

Instead, what Facebook did was to have users verify that they owned an email account by handing over their password to Facebook. “To continue using Facebook, you’ll need to confirm your email address” read the page asking for a user’s email password.

Users didn’t technically have to go through this process, but The Daily Beast notes that the service’s more traditional verification options were hidden behind a nondescript “Need help?” link located below the email password box. Users could also verify their account with a code sent to their phone.

Prior to May 2016, Facebook would still upload a user’s contacts if they provided their email account password. However, that month, Facebook deleted the message that informed users that this upload was going to take place, but didn’t stop the upload from happening.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 05:23 AM

Yeah right, "unintentional".

As I was once told, "Computers are the stupidest smart machines that exist; they do EXACTLY what they're told every single time."
Well, fuck.

How can I be expected to distinguish BS from reality when so much of my reality is utter BS?!

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 07:16 AM

Back in the '60s John Campbell (IIRC) editorialized that every computer should have a large warning sign conspicuously posted saying:


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I will do what you tell me to.


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 07:50 PM

Reminds me of a ditty (I may not have the first line exactly right):

I have this nice computer,
I wish that I could sell it.
It does not do what I want it to,
But only what I tell it.
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Posted 20 April 2019 - 08:47 PM

View PostBact PhD, on 20 April 2019 - 07:50 PM, said:

Reminds me of a ditty (I may not have the first line exactly right):

I have this nice computer,
I wish that I could sell it.
It does not do what I want it to,
But only what I tell it.

One of the first things I learned about computers was: they are stupid and will only do what you tell them. After that it’s all commentary.
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Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:04 PM

They will only do what you tell them but the nasty buggers make you learn their language!

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:35 PM

View PostJackD, on 20 April 2019 - 09:04 PM, said:

They will only do what you tell them but the nasty buggers make you learn their language!

An ASM joke?
“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

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Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
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Posted 21 April 2019 - 08:53 AM

An ASM joke? I suppose it could be but until you asked I didn't know what ASM meant. More the lament of the computer illiterate.

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 09:38 AM

ASM programming is a dying art. Which is, speaking as a long-ago assembly programmer, as it should be.

Now if we could only put C on the same slope ...
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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:16 PM

View PostD. C. Sessions, on 21 April 2019 - 09:38 AM, said:

ASM programming is a dying art. Which is, speaking as a long-ago assembly programmer, as it should be.

Now if we could only put C on the same slope ...

What is your flavor of choice? C++?
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Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:51 PM

View PostAnBr, on 21 April 2019 - 02:16 PM, said:

What is your flavor of choice? C++?

Gag me. Even Stroustrup admits it was a mistake.

There are precious few good languages any more given the network effects of C/Unix/Microsoft. Most if not all of the popular ones are C mutants, and most of the mutations are (as such things tend to be) deleterious. Python, for instance, mucks up some otherwise good traits by making it almost trivially easy to hork the program invisibly by using too few or too many whitespaces. Java had brilliant designers who knew that all languages get terminal cases of feature creep eventually, and so they designed Java with the full lethal dose at birth. The less said of PHP and JavaScript the better.

IMHO Pascal and its first offspring Modula had a lot more going for them. Alternately, another child of Algol and C managed to do some seriously perverted things with Prolog (which is fun but not practical) and produced Icon[1], which could have been practical if there'd been some serious effort expended on enriching its libraries and possibly a few object extensions e.g. Unicon[2]. Alas, network effects.

So, for now, I do most of my programming in MatLab, its bastard sibling Octave, and Maple.

[1] https://en.wikipedia...amming_language)
[2] https://en.wikipedia...amming_language)
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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:47 PM

Facebook deleted over 2 billion (yes, that's a "b") fake accounts in the first quarter of 2019.

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Facebook announced Thursday that it removed more than 2 billion fake accounts in the first quarter of 2019, a dramatic increase from years prior. The social-media platform, which has about 2.38 billion monthly active users, also said it disabled 1.2 billion fake accounts in the last three months of 2018. “For fake accounts, the amount of accounts we took action on increased due to automated attacks by bad actors who attempt to create large volumes of accounts at one time,” the company said in a blog post on community standards. Facebook said most of the accounts were caught “within minutes of registration, before they became a part of our monthly active user (MAU) population.” An estimated 5 percent of monthly active accounts are fake, according to the company.

If Facebook is providing the 5% figure you know it's off by at least double and likely an order of magnitude. Imagine what would happen to their stock price if people found out that half their traffic was fake?
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 08:18 AM

2 Billion fake accounts? What the...
Well, fuck.

How can I be expected to distinguish BS from reality when so much of my reality is utter BS?!

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:37 AM

View PostHockeyDon, on 24 May 2019 - 08:18 AM, said:

2 Billion fake accounts? What the...

"But her emails!!!!!"
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— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:55 AM

View PostHockeyDon, on 24 May 2019 - 08:18 AM, said:

2 Billion fake accounts? What the...

This is what Trump was screeching about when his follower list dropped. He claimed it was a conspiracy. He was right about that, he just didn't understand who was conspiring and why. Losing all those fake Russian followers really hurt his ego.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 03:39 PM

YouTube has no idea which way to turn; take down harassment videos or stay wide open and attract a lot of dreck.

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After an onslaught of criticism, YouTube shifted its stance on harassment yet again. The video platform company has for years waffled over what kinds of content on its platform it considers violative. This week, it’s done it again. On Wednesday night, YouTube said it would reexamine and update its harassment policies — but it only did so after an outpouring of condemnation over how it handled complaints from Vox YouTube host Carlos Maza about a fellow creator harassing him on the platform with impunity. First, on Tuesday, the company said a series of videos in which the conservative media figure Steven Crowder calls Maza homophobic slurs didn’t violate its policies. Then, under public pressure, YouTube said on Wednesday it would temporarily demonetize Crowder’s channel. That didn’t resolve tensions either, as The Verge’s Elizabeth Lopatto writes: “YouTube’s policies have satisfied no one in this very public debacle.” By Wednesday night, the company published a blog post explaining its reasoning for keeping up the videos but promised to take a “hard look at our harassment policies with an aim to update them.” YouTube did not give itself a deadline for announcing these policy changes.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:33 AM

A new pile of fake Twitter accounts have been discovered. They have a specific purpose but they don't know the who or why.

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He’s a Montana man who loves to hunt. She’s a Los Angeles woman who wants to share her Muslim faith. Another man in Glenwood, Iowa, is all about health and nutrition, while a Washington, D.C. resident is fascinated by police work and sometimes shares links to white-supremacist sites.

These seemingly diverse Twitter users and hundreds more like them have two things in common: They all joined the platform within the last 13 months, and by all evidence none of them actually exist.

On Wednesday, researchers at the threat-intelligence firm Recorded Future detailed their discovery of a previously unknown network of fake Twitter accounts using what they believe is a novel disinformation tactic: raising false alarms about terrorist attacks by resurfacing years-old articles as breaking-news alerts. The purpose of the campaign is unclear, but whoever is pulling the strings is carefully monitoring the results, channeling every link through a network of fake URL-shortening services programmed to secretly collect information on everyone who clicks.

“We’re not seeing any monetization, so it’s not someone doing this for profit potential,” said Staffan Truvé, Recorded Future’s Sweden-based chief tech officer, in an interview with The Daily Beast. “One theory is that they’re doing this purely to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt… It’s most likely either a state actor or some European group.”

Recorded Future discovered the network when it fired up a redesigned behavioral analytics engine the company built to hunt for covert influence operations by foreign governments and others. One of the indicators the software looks for are reports of terrorist attacks circulating on social media without also appearing on news outlets. The algorithm quickly keyed in on a March 23 tweet from an account called “The Football Babe” that announced “Bombings, Shootings Rock Paris.”

There was no such attack in March. Instead the link in the terse tweet led to a genuine 2015 article about the terror attack at a Paris soccer stadium in November of that year. “It is easy to see how the post could cause concern for those reading it and prompt them to follow the link to validate the news, missing the difference in publication date,” notes the Recorded Future report.

In another example from July 2018, a different account in the network tweeted images from a two-year-old story about a protest in Chile, Recorded Future found. The 2016 photos showed student protesters in bandanas and head scarves angrily destroying a six-foot-tall crucifix looted from a Catholic church in Santiago. But the tweet presented the images as taken in Sweden in 2019, during a wholly fabricated Muslim protest against the exhibition of Christian crosses in Sweden.

“All the posts they’re pointing to concern three- or four-year-old events,” said Truvé, for whom switching on a new algorithm as something akin to turning over a rock. “The scary side is this is our first attempt to use this methodology, and this thing popped up almost immediately.”

Because of the operation’s apparent strategy of recycling old news articles, Truvé dubbed the operation “Fishwrap.” The researchers began hunting for more examples, building a large list of accounts that were tweeting the same subject matter on the same schedule. Hoping to winnow down the list, they examined other indicators as well, including the link-shortening services used by the accounts

That’s when they noticed that a subset of 215 accounts, most purporting to belong to Americans, were relying exclusively on 10 off-brand link-shortening sites that literally nobody else was using.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 07:05 AM

The House Intelligence Committee held hearings on "deep fake" videos. Devin Nunes (Explain to me again how he could possibly be on a committee with the word "intelligence" in the name?) jumped up and pretty much proved that he himself is a deep fake. What a tool.

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The House Intelligence committee hearing on Thursday was suppose to be on “deepfakes” — the convincing, AI-assisted fake videos that could wreak havoc on the 2020 election.

But Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the committee’s ranking member, had other things on his mind.

“I join you in your concern about deepfakes,” Nunes told House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA). “And I want to add to that fake news and fake dossiers, and everything else that we have in politics.”

Nunes added that he had decided not to bring faked images of Schiff himself to the hearing.

“This is real — if you get online you can see pictures of yourself, Mr. Chairman, they’re quite entertaining, some of them,” Nunes said.

“Maybe they’re entertaining for you,” Schiff replied.

This isn’t the first time Nunes has missed the point of investigations into election meddling. As the committee’s previous chairman, Nunes made a secret visit to the White House to find supposed proof that Trump was surveilled during the election, claims he later backed away from. Then Nunes concocted an entire news cycle around a memo he created that promised to reveal more shocking information about the investigation into Russia’s 2016 election interference, but that flopped, too.

Witnesses at the panel also lacked Nunes’ mirth, describing a grim future where cheaply available technology makes it easy for mischievous online actors to fake incriminating videos of politicians, then circulate the footage online through social media. Social networks are unable to filter out the videos before they’re uploaded, according to experts at the panel. Even if they’re accompanied by a disclaimer, the deepfake videos are effective,

“There’s really no counter-speech,” University of Maryland law professor Danielle Citron said.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 11:22 AM

How company apps are tracking your phone and what steps you can perform to help cut down on their use of your data and consumption of your battery. The one about the Yelp app pinging out some kind of data about you ever 5 minutes is ridiculous.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer





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