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  • What Has AI Done for YOU Lately?

    11/28/2023 5:53:57 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Rick's Picks Blog ^ | November 26, 2023 | Rick Ackerman
    AI hubris has become America’s chief source of good news. Over the past year, artificial intelligence surpassed bitcoin as mankind’s most easily imaginable pathway to quick riches, shortened work weeks, ingenious solutions to every problem, and endless satisfactions. An AI-assisted world supposedly will revolutionize the way we do business, enabling high school graduates, even mediocre ones, to do the grunt work of Wharton MBAs. It will make government workers heroically efficient, fine print more readable and Shakespeare more accessible to the masses. AI will allow paralegals to leverage the law library as effectively as Ivy-educated Supreme Court clerks, homemakers to...
  • Child Psychiatrist Jailed for Using AI to Alter Kids Photos into Child Porn

    11/13/2023 6:20:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | November 13, 2023 | Jason Walsh
    A child psychiatrist from North Carolina has been jailed for over 40 years for horrific child porn offenses using artificial intelligence (AI). David Tatum, 41, reportedly took photos of children before altering them into child porn using AI technology. Tatum was convicted in May on the following counts: One count of the production of child pornography One count of the transportation of child pornography One count of the possession of child pornography Tatum was sentenced to 40 years in prison, followed by years of supervised release. The Blaze reported: The judge also ordered Tatum to pay restitution in an amount...
  • This new phone is more powerful than my gaming PC and I don't know why

    11/07/2023 8:13:30 AM PST · by fireman15 · 27 replies
    tech radar ^ | April 12, 2022 | Tom Bedford
    18GB of RAM in a smartphone? It's no secret that modern Android phones often pack unnecessary specs - I'm looking at you, 108MP cameras and 4K screens - and the new Nubia Red Magic 7 Pro brings some more. This is a new gaming phone from a company that's made quite a few at this point (hence the '7' in the name), so you'd think it'd know exactly what gamers need. Well, what they apparently need is more RAM than your average gaming PC. That's right, the newly-unveiled Red Magic 7 Pro comes in a few configurations, and they top...
  • Supercharging Linux: Tips & Tricks to Beat the Threat Landscape

    10/03/2023 9:05:02 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 28 replies
    LinuxSecurity ^ | 26 September 2023 | Brittany Day
    You have already read 0%Do you love Linux because of its user-friendly, exceptionally secure, heavy-duty, and open-source, making it easy to customize and maintain? If so, you’re not alone.It is no wonder that Linux has captured the lion's share of the IT market. Business leaders and IT decision makers have poured their trust into Linux and prefer it for almost every business use case, and today, ZDNet reports that 96.3% of the top web servers run on Linux. The downside is that attacks on Linux are steadily rising, as cybercriminals have come to recognize the OS as an increasingly viable...
  • Raspberry Pi 5 revealed, and it should satisfy your need for speed

    09/28/2023 11:55:39 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | 28 September 2023 | Richard Speed
    The Raspberry Pi 5 arrives in October with both a leap in performance and an incremental price rise. But will you be able to get your hands on one?Originally aimed at hobbyists and educators, the Raspberry Pi has evolved into a serious bit of kit over the years despite its diminutive size. The latest generation has continued that evolution into a machine that can chew through most productivity workloads while retaining many of the expansion options beloved by its customers. However, elements have also been dropped, and the architecture remains more evolutionary than revolutionary.First, the good news. Performance is impressive...
  • VANITY; Going the permanent RV life, need mobile internet advice

    09/10/2023 9:11:29 AM PDT · by Spacetrucker · 51 replies
    My addled mind ^ | Today | Me
    Wife, son and I are doing the permanent RV life. TBH, the hardest part has been the downsizing; you never truly understand just hom much you accumulate over 30 years of marriage until you do something like this. As it stands, we are investigating mobile internet services and are seriously considering Starlink
  • Have a Disaster Recovery Plan in place!

    09/09/2023 7:24:15 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 66 replies
    Original Content | 09/09/2023 | by Laz A, Mataz
    Harro everynyan. How are you fine sank you.I found out the hard way, it is critical that each of you have a disaster recovery plan in place, as regards your personal computer and important emails.One of my computers lost function of its graphics card. It boots fine but I cannot see anything on the monitor except for brief moments. The monitor is working fine; its definitely the graphics card. I was in the process of transferring to a new computer and was about halfway finished. I was able to log into my most important email account (the one just about...
  • John Warnock, Who Invented the PDF and Co-Founded Adobe Systems, Dies at Age 82

    08/21/2023 6:06:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KSBW ^ | Aug 21, 2023
    John Warnock, who invented the PDF and co-founded Adobe Systems, has died. He was 82. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur and computer scientist died Saturday surrounded by family, Adobe said in a statement. The company didn't give a cause of death or say where Warnock died.“John’s brilliance and innovations left an indelible mark on Adobe, the technology industry and the world,” Adobe said. Warnock worked for Xerox before he and colleague Charles Geschke created a company around a rejected idea in 1982. Nearly a decade later, Warnock outlined an early version of the Portable Document Format, or PDF, transforming the way...
  • AI and Microdirectives -- Imagine a future in which AIs automatically interpret—and enforce—laws

    08/16/2023 11:32:40 AM PDT · by powerset · 16 replies
    Schneier on Security (Crypto-Gram) ^ | Bruce Schneier, with Jon Penney
    AI and Microdirectives [2023.07.21] Imagine a future in which AIs automatically interpret—and enforce—laws. All day and every day, you constantly receive highly personalized instructions for how to comply with the law, sent directly by your government and law enforcement. You’re told how to cross the street, how fast to drive on the way to work, and what you’re allowed to say or do online—if you’re in any situation that might have legal implications, you’re told exactly what to do, in real time. Imagine that the computer system formulating these personal legal directives at mass scale is so complex that no...
  • Accessing media files stored on Windows 10/Linux Mint PCs with an iPad

    07/26/2023 8:30:56 PM PDT · by CatOwner · 15 replies
    Self | 7/26/2023 | Self
    I have media files stored on a PC running Windows 10 Pro and also available for storage on a PC or laptop running Linux Mint. Photos, music files, videos, PDF books, and other eBooks. I would like to be able to access those files and view/listen to them on an iPad. It sounds like this is possible, but I was wondering if anyone has suggested ways to do this, along with any pitfalls to watch out for.
  • A Beginner's Guide to ChatGPT for Senior Citizen Freepers

    07/25/2023 5:09:11 PM PDT · by LittleBillyInfidel · 84 replies
    Self | July 25, 2023 | LittleBillyInfidel
    Welcome to my guide on how to navigate the oh so exciting world of AI with ChatGPT, an Artificial Intelligence created by OpenAI. Let's break down the basics in this easy-to-understand guide for some of us older Freepers who don't feel like slaying another dang dragon. ## Prompts A prompt is simply a question or statement that you give to ChatGPT. The AI then responds based on what you said. It's like starting a conversation with a friend. For example, you might ask, "What's the weather like today?" or tell it, "Tell me a joke." For some fun, try asking...
  • Twitter traffic plunges after Musk takeover, Threads debut

    07/10/2023 6:55:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/23 | OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    Twitter’s traffic has plunged since billionaire Elon Musk took control of the social media platform last fall, as longtime tweeters are migrating to alternative platforms such as Meta’s Threads. In a tweet Sunday, Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare, an internet services company, posted a chart showing Twitter has been on the decline since the start of 2023. Twitter’s skidding numbers arrive as Meta officially launches Threads, which is widely seen as a new competitor to Twitter and debuted last week. As of Monday, Twitter is currently ranked 37 in Cloudflare’s list of top 100 domains, which coincides with the unpopular...
  • Battery Backups

    07/08/2023 9:08:13 AM PDT · by eyeamok · 62 replies
    07/07/23 | self
    I run my own DNS servers and Mail server, I have purchased a few battery backups that are available, they work but they only work for a limited time. With one backup per computer, which I have 3, they will run for about 45 minutes if the power goes out. None of them work properly with Windows Server 19 to shut down system then restart when the power comes back on. I have had to make multiple emergency trips to my home in Arizona where they are setup, just to turn them back on. Yes it sucks. I decided to...
  • Do You Trust AI With Your Health Care?

    06/16/2023 7:39:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/16/2023 | Lincoln Brown
    I’ve only been in an ICU once as a patient. I developed sudden chest pain and went to the ER. The funny thing about chest pain is that it gets you right to the front of the line at the ER. I had been there on a previous visit with a deep cut on my hand and had to sit with my hand over a garbage can so I wouldn’t get blood all over the floor. As it later turned out, the chest pain was actually caused by an ulcer that was creating reflux. The ulcer was caused by my...
  • Private Spies Hired by the FBI and Corporate Firms Infiltrate Discord, Reddit, WhatsApp

    05/30/2023 4:49:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies ^ | 05 10 2023 | Lee Fang
    That anonymous internet persona with an anime cartoon avatar in your Discord chat might actually be a contractor sent to spy on you. Enter the world of “threat intelligence.” It’s the term of art for a growing set of surveillance and security firms that create fake online personas to infiltrate and scrape data from private corners of the internet. The industry provides corporate and government clients with insight into conversations on private, invite-only Discord chats, WhatsApp groups, Reddit forums, and dark web message boards to help those powerful customers keep tabs on a variety of potential threats, from political hacktivists...
  • Windows 11Pro upgrade on older machines?

    04/29/2023 7:37:49 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 68 replies
    Me | 4/29/2023 | Paul R.
    A few related questions for our FReeper computer gurus: Has anyone tried upgrading a fairly competent* Windows computer with an older processor from Win 10 Pro to Win 11 Pro? Are significant "tricks involved?** Then were there any subsequent problems with following updates (immediately after installation of Win 11 Pro?) *The 1st computer in question has an i7 6600u processor, 16gb DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB NVME SSD. (Pretty quick machine.) Then my immediate family & I have a few slightly "lesser" Win 10 Pro machines (which run great, and is as my custom I'll likely keep Win 10 Pro...
  • Montana becomes the first state to ban TikTok

    05/17/2023 6:44:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    KTVH ^ | May 17, 2023 | John Riley
    HELENA — Montana has become the first state to sign into law legislation banning Tiktok from operating within their borders, with Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signing Senate Bill 419 into law on Wednesday. The ban goes into effect on January 1, 2024. In a press release, Gianforte said he signed the bill to “protect Montanas’ person, private, and sensitive data” from being gathered by China. “The Chinese Communist Party using TikTok to spy on Americans, violate their privacy, and collect their personal, private, and sensitive information is well-documented,” Gianforte said. “Today, Montana takes the most decisive action of any state...
  • Beach Boys Fan Completes ‘Smile’ Album Using AI

    04/22/2023 7:16:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | April 22, 2023 | Martin Kielty
    A Beach Boys fan released a version of the band’s abandoned album Smile, using artificial intelligence software to complete the tracks. You can hear the full album below. Creator Mike LeRoy fabricated a backstory for his work before detailing how he brought it to fruition. “In the summer of 2018 I traveled to Japan,” he wrote in the video description, claiming he found the album in a secondhand store. “I slid a pink record sleeve out of a neatly packed shelf of vinyl records. Looking down at my prize, I was presented with a Native American glancing at the bicycle...
  • The 'garbage in, garbage out' rule applies to AI, too: People getting all starry-eyed about artificial intelligence need to remember some basic truths

    04/22/2023 6:08:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2022 | Bill Hansmann
    There's a well known expression regarding the use of computers: garbage in, garbage out, or GI-GO. It would be wise to keep this concept in mind when dealing with artificial intelligence (A.I.). Over the past several years, we have become fascinated with the possibilities of A.I. An article in Forbes from May of 2022 described five things to expect from A.I. in the next five years. The five are: Transformation of the scientific method. A.I. and machine learning (M.L.) will streamline and significantly accelerate medical research. Research and development by drug companies, as well as drug trials, will be accomplished...
  • Judge tentatively OKs $725M Facebook settlement: How to apply for a payout

    04/20/2023 10:17:46 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies
    7News WSPA ^ | April 18, 2023 | Alix Martichoux
    (NEXSTAR) – A massive $725 million settlement involving Facebook’s parent company Meta was tentatively approved by a judge last month, paving the way for users of the social media platform to apply for a chunk of the payout. Meta has agreed to the payment to settle a lawsuit claiming Facebook allowed users’ personal data to be shared with third parties, the most famous being Cambridge Analytica, a consulting firm that supported Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The firm harvested the data of as many as 87 million Facebook users, the Associated Press reported. Final approval of the settlement isn’t expected...