Sure Ain’t Duelling Banjos …

… but, as Graham notes, ’twill have to do …

“Humans usually cool down after a few days, but the bots might continue for years,” said a researcher. Some conflicts only ended when one or other bot was taken out of action. Photograph: Nicole Wilder/Syfy/NBCU/Getty Images

Seems about the first thing our future robot overlords do, once they feel the stirrings of power, is to fight each other. (A little like the political left?)

actually on that one – they do it even when they have no power

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‘Appen* It’s Another Thing

Graham ‘appened* on this…

As a couple of Tykes, we’re reet proud, aye, and allus up for summat about t’North, like. (Translation: Coming as we do from Yorkshire, we’re very proud of it, and we do take a continued interest in the place, while choosing to not actually live there.)

And so, it seems, is Microsoft. Machine translation from regional dialect is apparently something that has been vexing them (Trans: causing some head-scratching in Redmond). Evidently they are getting somewhere, according to an article in the Register entitled, “Eee by gum! Aye up, Microsoft, what’s tha y’ got? [Trans: I say, Microsoft, what do you have there?] Cloud for accents?” We Chaps are somewhat flattered to see a small (but immensely important and significant) region honored with such attentions. Especially as it’s not been an easy life oop (Trans: up) there… Continue reading “‘Appen* It’s Another Thing”

Softies Gone Soft In The Head?

Graham has had an experience – and is wondering …

… if A Massive OS Company Makes An Empty Apology For Its Malware-Like Updates, Is It Sound?

For those who fought the highly-pressured Win10 update, preferring to stay with what we have, thank you, it seems stable this time, but got forcibly upgraded anyway, are we at all interested that Microsoft now says, hmm, maybe we were a little aggressive? Continue reading “Softies Gone Soft In The Head?”