gravitas_deficiency

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gravitas_deficiency,

It’s a common way of referring collectively to all KIAs - sometimes within a particular war, sometimes more broadly.

gravitas_deficiency,

The Neville Chamberlain of our time is Angela Merkel. Her softballing of any and all reactions to the 2014 invasion (more or less the Anschluss of our time) was categorically inexcusable and deeply wrongheaded.

gravitas_deficiency,

For sure. Her ceaseless push for rapprochement with Russia in the face of their incredibly obvious territorial ambitions - not to mention, the fact that she outright ignored and disparaged pretty much all of Eastern Europe’s concerns about Russia (which, by the way, largely turned out to be spot on) was so deeply imbecilic that I have a hard time wrapping my head around it. The history, the signs, and the evidence were all there; she just refused to see it.

gravitas_deficiency,

Honestly, I’m not sure it’s dark enough. I genuinely do think this is only scratching the surface.

gravitas_deficiency,

Lmao nah. Russia is the second best military power in Ukraine. They’re a fucking joke. If they were up against a real adversary in a conventional war, they’d get rolled up like an old carpet.

gravitas_deficiency,

Bad people can occasionally do good things, tbh. But it doesn’t make them good people.

gravitas_deficiency, (edited )

Lemmy by fucking MILES.

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A PR disaster: Microsoft has lost trust with its users, and Windows Recall is the straw that broke the camel's back (www.windowscentral.com)

It’s a nightmare scenario for Microsoft. The headlining feature of its new Copilot+ PC initiative, which is supposed to drive millions of PC sales over the next couple of years, is under significant fire for being what many say is a major breach of privacy and security on Windows. That feature in question is Windows Recall, a...

gravitas_deficiency, (edited )

Ok fine, I’ll repeat it again:

You’re right - many consumers will likely forget about it and just use it anyways. But enterprise customers absolutely, categorically will not. Even with their damage control, this is still going to hurt them a lot. Moreover, it’s going to hurt hardware sales from Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm, all of which have dumped MASSIVE amounts of capital into this tech. This is going to slow the rollout of NN-optimized chip tiles, and that is going to directly hit their bottom line. Microsoft hurt themselves AND the three most important hardware partners they have.

gravitas_deficiency,

I am darkly amused that that chucklefuck shares a name with the extremely evil megacorp from The Boys

gravitas_deficiency, (edited )

Neat!

Also, the full disclosure of association/potential bias is absolutely appreciated. 🍻

gravitas_deficiency,

It’s the OCR of Damocles!

Someone will figure out an exploit to silently turn it on and then exfil the data.

gravitas_deficiency,

See, your problem is that you’re taking his statement at face value. He just makes shit up all the time; he made this up.

gravitas_deficiency,

Like, the vast majority of the less interesting, non-cutting-edge stuff. The PRC does have fabs and everything; it’s just that they are several generations back from cutting edge. And nobody wants to stick their really cutting edge tech into a mainland Chinese factory, because they’ve got an established pattern and practice of outright stealing and reverse-engineering anything interesting they can get their hands on. They don’t give a shit about any IP rules unless it’s their rules.

gravitas_deficiency,

Chip fabs simply do not work at a small scale, if you want to sell them at anything resembling a reasonable cost. Modern chip lithography takes a truly titanic amount of capital to set up, and it takes years. And by then the industry has moved on.

gravitas_deficiency,

Honestly I am going to take the day off just to celebrate the day he strokes out or whatever. He is an absolutely irredeemable psychopathic shitrag of a human being, and the world will be measurably better off without him.

gravitas_deficiency,

Two things:

  • if you owe the bank $34,000, it’s your problem; if you owe the bank $34,000,000,000,000, it’s the bank’s problem.
  • its a big club, and you’re not in it.
gravitas_deficiency, (edited )

Hey remember that one time where the country’s credit rating got downgraded due to political idiocy?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

gravitas_deficiency,

Yes, and it is the correct number of zeros to use. I find it helps to put things into scope. “Trillion” is an abstract magnitude to most people. Writing it out numerically makes it clear how absolutely enormous the number is.

gravitas_deficiency,

That’s not how FAA regs work. There is no such thing as standing room on a plane.

gravitas_deficiency, (edited )

A human can only do bad or dumb things so quickly.

A human writing code can do bad or dumb things at scale, as well as orders of magnitude more quickly.

gravitas_deficiency, (edited )

Remember when making a Microsoft cloud account was optional during Windows installs, and it was trivia to skip/opt out?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

They are 100% going to do the same thing here.

gravitas_deficiency,

100% CYA, but also, follow the letter of the law. If you are disciplined - or face retaliation - for following documented processes, you bring it to his boss and HR.

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