Friday, September 22
Help Me Step Bro's Second Cousin's Best Friend's Pet Raccoon I'm Stuck Edition
- Cisco is acquiring Splunk in a $28 billion deal. (Bloomberg)
If you were thinking Elon Musk overpaid for Twitter - and he did - then rest assured that the market hasn't come to its senses.
What is Splunk? I was under the impression that it was a log aggregation tool, which would never be worth $28 billion.
Contact Relation Younger Cousin
Mothers Siblings Daughter Or Fathers Sisters Daughter (Apple)
This is a constant in iOS for localisation. What the hell it localises to I have no idea.
It means your youngest female first cousin, excepting for some reason daughters of your father's brothers.
There is a language out there that has a word for that.
- Rishi Sunak defies critics and presses on with "Net Zero" U-turn. (The Guardian)
What this garbled headline means is that the Prime Minister of Britain has told the "Net Zero" death cult to get knotted and is acting in an almost sane and only partly self-destructive manner, which is the best we can hope for in Heinlein's Crazy Years.
- Microsoft is threatening to release an update to Windows 11 with AI shit smeared all over it. (The Verge)
Even Microsoft Paint is getting an AI update.
If you have Windows 11 installed, it's not too late to scrub it and replace it with Windows 10.
- Microsoft also announced the inadequate Surface Laptop Go 3 and the overpriced Surface Laptop Studio 2. (Tom's Hardware)
Neither has the Four Essential Keys.
On the plus side, they're at least not shipping models with 4GB of soldered-in RAM anymore.
- [url]https://www.theregister.com/2023/09/21/authors_guild_openai_lawsuit/]Authors Guild sues OpenAI for using Game of Thrones and other novels to train ChatGPT. (The Register)
OpenAI has countersued the Authors' Guild, saying that after reading A Game of Thrones, ChatGPT hasn't written anything for twelve years.
Posted by: FreeKnight at Friday, September 22 2023 11:16 PM (gXw+B)
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, September 22 2023 11:55 PM (k3/O4)
Sigh. I guess we're still just making up words.
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, September 22 2023 11:57 PM (k3/O4)
I recall the transitive use being a Journalist Power Word of some note back around 2012 or maybe a bit earlier. Its intransitive verb use is obviously much earlier (naval & marine use), but as a synonym for "raise" it's annoying as hell.
Posted by: normal at Saturday, September 23 2023 01:34 AM (LADmw)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, September 23 2023 02:15 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Mauser at Saturday, September 23 2023 11:54 AM (BzEjn)
bunch of settings in edge to change, if you use it at all
stuff in the settings menu is pretty obvious
bunch of new awful crud in the search box, I tend to say open up the search box, access the menu there, and turn the stuff off
one drive starts up in the little right hand corner
I am probably doing something wrong on one machine, I am not getting warnings in windows security for failure to 'protect' my accounts with an MS account
I have a lot of dislike for Microsoft.
Posted by: PatBuckman at Saturday, September 23 2023 03:16 PM (r9O5h)
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