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How much do AI gurus really get paid? And is NIPS such a great name for a conference?

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Renaming NIPS

Well, if AI was any good then wouldn't it "think" of a good name for the conference?

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Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...

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BOFH: We know where the bodies are buried

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Re: Metaphorical chicken

It all went downhill after Walkers stopped selling the Cajun Squirrel flavour crisps...

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Creaky NHS digital infrastructure risks holding back gene boffinry, say MPs

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Re: With that much Genetic Code on file...

Or convert gene names to dates or stock symbols like Excel does

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Re: 200GB to store a genome? Surely not!

I'm guessing they're store the .fastq files. Hopefully if they're obliged to keep them then hopefully they archive them off onto something cheap. Unless they want to do some huge realignment etc. I doubt anyone would notice.

On saying that though, due to various rules we have a lot of gzipped .fastq files sitting around which are not allowed to be converted to something like CRAM.

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Qual-gone: 1,200+ axed from Snapdragon, Centriq giant Qualcomm

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Put a stake in it

We first evaluated non-headcount expense reductions, but we concluded that a workforce reduction is needed to support long-term growth and success, which will ultimately benefit all our stakeholders."

Including the "Stakeholders" who are losing their jobs?

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Bloke fruit flies enjoy ejaculating, turn to booze when starved of sexy times

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Cheapdate

There's a fly mutant with enhanced sensitivity to ethanol called.... cheapdate.

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Beware! Medical AI systems are easy targets for fraud and error

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Re: It's an outrage in my opinion!

There's also the huge matter of regulatory approval which is very complicated and expensive. A lot of companies shy away from this market because of it. Have you noticed how all the fitness trackers and smartphones have huge disclaimers and/or don't claim to do medical things?

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PCI Council releases vastly expanded cards-in-clouds guidance

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Was I the only one to open this expecting the article to be about server expansion cards?

Blonde moment -->

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Cray snuggles up with AMD: Clustered super CS500 lets in Epyc chip

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Re: So Plebian

I believe these are Cray's "cheaper" products aimed at the low/mid HPC market hence IB/OP interconnects, not Dragonfly etc.

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Motorola Z2 Force: This one's for the butterfingered Android lovers

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Re: Battery life for an "outdoors" phone

These days I carry one phone for GPS tracks; the other is reserved for calls. A watch or dedicated device would be much better though.

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Battery life for an "outdoors" phone

A phone like this would be ideal for me as I like outdoor sports (MTB, SKI etc); but I need a phone with a good battery so it lasts all day when GPS tracking.

BTW I've been in a situation where I needed to call an ambulance for a guy with a large hole and the phone was out of juice - not fun...

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Evolving elephants: Hortonworks trumpets its '3.0 vision' of global data management

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"3.0 isn't like a pivot," he told The Register at the event yesterday. "It's the next phase that's built on the foundation of what's come before."

What does that mean in English? Maybe some bright Spark could tell us...

Yes, from orbit, it's the only way to be sure -->

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What Israel's crack majority-women Unit 8200 hackers can teach tech about diversity

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Re: Dunno about hacking

There is one obvious result from conscription in Israel - most women have had a mandatory self-defence course and a bloody good one to boot. As a result you can see a young lady going out on a jog alone in the park at times when it will be considered suicidal in UK or USA - like 11pm+ or even in the wee hours.

You also see that here in Switzerland; only Swiss men have compulsory military service.

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Cutting custody snaps too costly for cash-strapped cops – UK.gov

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Re: They know, you know

Is there actually a "central" number in the UK? I can think of NHS, NI, passport and DVLA* but can't think of a "central" one.

*Of these only the NHS number is universal ie covers children, no drivers etc.

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Machines learned to assemble IKEA’s semi-disposable furniture

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Idea Instructions

In case you haven't seen the wonderful Idea Instructions. It's Ikea-style graphics describing various algorithms.

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Size does matter, chaps: Oversized todgers an evolutionary handicap

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Re: Bigger may be better in the short term

Some think that people like that are dicks... At least you had the balls to say it

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Guess who's still most moaned about UK ISP... Rhymes with BorkBork

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Re: "31 complaints per 100,000 customers"

A very good point. I imagine there are a lot of people who think that their experience is "normal" and never bother to complain. Not to mention the people who don't have the time/inclination to escalate their complaint to the regulator...

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Gang way! Compsci geeks coming through! AI engine can finger fakes on social networks

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Different social networks for different things?

I deliberately keep my activity on social networks for different things. My Instagram has photos that I've taken, my FB is for keeping track of my friends, my Twitter is unrelenting HPC & geekiness. Consequently I probably have very different followers on each.

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Re: Interesting ...

I node someone would come up with a good pun

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Hop to it, bunnies: TaskRabbit breach means new passwords

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Was the Swedish House Mafia's purchase of Taskrabbit an admission that their stuff is sometimes impossible to put together?

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Pentagon sticks to its guns: Yep, we're going with a single cloud services provider

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Re: JEDI Cloud

Or maybe Regan's Star Wars programme will return

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Re: Co-CEO chats with current POTUS?

One major flaw to your plan - the players might survive as every golf course has a bunker...

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Three storage hardware devices, a cash raise and Oracle gets blocked

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Re: "Really? In the cameras themselves? That’s kind of hard to believe. "

If you're running some kind of cloud-based solution then it makes a lot of sense to push the processing the clients so they pay for the electricity and potentially lower the incoming bandwidth.

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Intel's security light bulb moment: Chips to recruit GPUs to scan memory for software nasties

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Re: On the other hand...

Mine's been sitting around for years twiddling its thumbs looking jealously at the Nvidia card that gets to do all the fun stuff. It'd be nice for it to be less bored...

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HPE donates 3 mini-supercomputers to UK universities boning up on Arm

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196 nodes / 4096 cores isn’t a huge system these days. The quickest university supercomputer in the UK (Cambridge) has 46k cores.

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'I crashed AOL for 19 hours and messed up global email for a week'

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I hope all the Amazonians were grateful and you were properly rewarded -->

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The guys with round wheels were unbearably smug too....

the work of the devil them -->

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In the late 90s there were a couple of cars in Truro, Cornwall which had email addresses printed in a very large font on. I guess they must have thought they were the coolest guys on the planet :)

As Penzance isn't far away -->

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Apple leak: If you leak from Apple, we'll have you arrested, says Apple

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Re: Another View

In the UK it'd be a "Civil" matter so the Cops wouldn't get involved*, but you'd get your behind sued off in count.

*I assume that this would be different for someone working for BAE Systems etc. working on Defence contracts

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UK pub chain Wetherspoons' last call: ♫ Just a spoonful of Twitter – let's pull social media down ♫

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Re: Ever-shrinking menu options

Maybe they need to curry someone's favour

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In what could in no way be perceived as a publicity stunt, he said: "It’s becoming increasingly obvious that people spend too much time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and struggle to control the compulsion.

You mean they're spending time doing things that don't involve going to "not as cheap as they used to be" pubs?

If they were really concerned they could put up a Faraday cage around each branch to stop people posting to social media from their pubs...

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Small UK firms laying fibre put BT's Openreach to shame – report

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Re: Rome wasn't built in a day

I wonder if more fibre would cure this blockage

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The first rule of maths class: Don't start a fight club

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There has to be a limit though...

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Trigonometry

Did they "Tan his hide"?

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UK defines Cyber DEFCON 1, 2 and 3, though of course doesn't call it that

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Re: shortform/acronyms

What happens if the bikini code is yellow & polkadot? I guess it'd only be teeny weeny so would be easy to miss...

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Was April 10th 'Add storage features to enterprise OSes day'?

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I'd expect you'd make to make a Mayday call if you did this

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It's April 2018, and we've had to sit on this Windows 10 Spring Creators Update headline for days

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Antipodean edition?

It's on the spring for the Northern hemisphere; why do they insist on misnaming it for the other half of the planet... And don't get me started on calling the previous update "fall" instead of autumn!

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El Reg needs you – to help build an automated beer-transporting robot

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Robot name

Any chance the robot could be called Lester in honour of the Great Hack who'd have loved this project?

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Facebook admits: Apps were given users' permission to go into their inboxes

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I don't think he'll be Turing human any time soon...

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Penis pothole protester: Cambridge's 'Wanksy' art shows feted

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Re: Obscene? Nah.

I hope they never take their kids anywhere near here

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Yep, we should erect something to stop it happening

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Airbus plans beds in passenger plane cargo holds

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Virgin do in Upper Class too.

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Re: "They ship livestock in..." [the cargo hold of aircraft]

More the abrupt stop at the end of said descent

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Virgin used to have inflight massages and beauty "treatments" in Upper Class

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Fear the Reaper: Man hospitalised after eating red hot chilli pepper

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Re: Not the worst of it

" anything with chunks of real chilli can get a bit "Chuck Berry""

Johnny Cash Shirley?

Yes, you're correct

A virtual pint for you -->

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Imagine you're having a CT scan and malware alters the radiation levels – it's doable

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Re: WannaCry was a wake-up call for healthcare

I don't think the OS matters in this scenario. It seems obvious to me that all these medical instrument controllers should be isolated from the rest of the network (with some proxy to get information like patient name in and the data out).

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Last autumn I stay in a hotel in Athens and decided that reading by the pool would be a nice way to spend an afternoon. I put my room key card on top of my Kindle which has a magnetic case; I ended up have to go to the reception in rather wet swimming gear to get back into my room...

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German sauna drags punters to court over naked truth

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Did the solicitors remove their briefs?

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