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Daily News Stuff 30 May 2022

It's Not Junk, Its...  Okay, Yeah, It's Junk Edition

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  • More headlines from he 21st century: Robot orders increased 40% in the first quarter.  (Business Insider / MSN)

    Many entry level jobs are going to go extinct, which while inevitable, is not necessarily a trend we want to accelerate.  Change is a fine thing as long as it's not deliberately pushed faster than people can adapt.


  • 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
    4. A robot may not be repaired by anyone other than the original manufacturer.

    Separate right-to-repair bills failed in North Carolina and California.

    You'll own nothing, and you'll repair nothing.  And you'll eat journalists, because bugs are too valuable.


  • This year's iPhone will stick to TSMC's 5nm, and not jump to 4nm or 3nm.  (9to5Mac)

    4nm chips are in early production now, but apparently not in the volumes Apple requires.  3nm won't ship until late next year.  And 5nm is pretty damn good already.

    But this means the iPhone...  The 2022 iPhone probably won't be a significant advance over the 2021 model.


  • Stuck some of my 8TB SMR drives in the Synology NASes so they're at least full of working drives.  Two mirrored in one unit, and one as a separate backup disk in another.

    So far they haven't done anything awful; as far as I know the serious problems only arise when rebuilding a RAID-5 or RAID-6 array, where they blow the time out from days to weeks.


Disclaimer: Do do do or da da da, there is no more I want to say to you.

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1 A robot may not take a human's job, or though inaction allow a human to lose their job. A robot may not sit around smoking cigarettes and drinking cheap beer while calling humans things like "fleshlings" or "meat popcicles". A robot can try out for the cheerleading squad, but its skinny metal legs will likely keep it from ever making it past the first round of tryouts. A robot shall not get all confused and blow up when some pretty starship captain gives it absurd orders.  Just call him a jerk and move on, okay?  There are probably like a thousand other hunks flying starships out there, and I'll bet most of 'em are single.

Posted by: normal at Monday, May 30 2022 11:13 PM (obo9H)

2 normal - but what if the cheerleader tryout robot looks like Cherry2000? As for the disclaimer, looks like Pixy is waxing lyrical.

Posted by: Frank at Tuesday, May 31 2022 02:18 AM (rglbH)

3 I seem to recall that some bright lights in the EU have proposed taxing robots to provide the revenue that humans whose jobs were replaced by the robots and thus, could not pay the taxes required by the ruling class.

Posted by: cxt217 at Tuesday, May 31 2022 02:11 PM (MuaLM)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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