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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Its Malfunctioning Gemini AI Is ‘Unacceptable’
gizmodo.com Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Its Malfunctioning Gemini AI Is ‘Unacceptable’

The Gemini team is “working around the clock” to address the issues and has already seen improvements, according to Pichai.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Its Malfunctioning Gemini AI Is ‘Unacceptable’

Funny how it is the worker bees that have to pull the over time to fix issues that are probably the result of demands from some management stooge that didn’t appreciate the outcomes of their demands.

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Google Gemini refuses to answer questions about deaths in Gaza but has no problem answering the same question for Ukraine.
  • It is likely because Israel vs. Palestine is a much much more hot button issue than Russia vs. Ukraine.

    Some people will assault you for having the wrong opinion in the wrong place about the former, and that is press Google does not want to be able to be associated with their LLM in anyway.

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    RTO doesn’t improve company value, but does make employees miserable: Study
  • If most companies didn't get so horny for "open floor" plans and/or cubicles maybe nearly everyone wouldn't hate their fancy expensive real estate holdings so much.

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    Xbox Next-Gen Console Confirmed, Will be 'Largest Technical Leap in a Hardware Generation'
  • "And what we're focused on there is delivering the largest technical leap you will have ever seen in a hardware generation,

    Pretty sure that is said by at least one player in the console game every time they announce new hardware.

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    Do you separate the art from the artists? If no, are you strict about it or do you cherry-pick?
  • People that claim to cut things out of their life completely once the creator does something they don’t agree with, or worse yet when they are only accused of doing something they don’t agree with, are simpletons. They simply do not understand how the world in general works if they think that mindset is scalable.

    Almost nothing is black and white when it comes to people’s choices and actions. The world is full of grey area and if someone fails to acknowledge that then they are in for a very frustrating existence.

  • Windows 11 24H2 to enforce hardware requirement - gHacks Tech News
    www.ghacks.net Windows 11 24H2 to enforce hardware requirement - gHacks Tech News

    Windows 11 version 24H2 may enforce a new hardware requirement that will block older processors from running the operating system.

    Windows 11 24H2 to enforce hardware requirement - gHacks Tech News
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    Wi-Fi jamming to knock out cameras suspected in nine Minnesota burglaries -- smart security systems vulnerable as tech becomes cheaper and easier to acquire
  • I think a lot of them, like the Google doorbell camera use rechargeable batteries. So you don't even need the power cable. Just take it off of the mount every few weeks to charge it back up.

    Then throw it in the trash in 2-3 years once the battery sufficiently degrades and buy a whole new one of course.

  • Sony is erasing digital libraries that were supposed to be accessible “forever”
    arstechnica.com Sony is erasing digital libraries that were supposed to be accessible “forever”

    Casualties afoot as Sony merges Funimation with 2021-acquired Crunchyroll.

    Sony is erasing digital libraries that were supposed to be accessible “forever”

    Oh look, Sony revoking more licenses for video content that people "bought".

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    The U.S. economy is booming. So why are tech companies laying off workers?
  • "The stock market is booming". Fixed the first part of the title for you.

    As for why all of the layoffs? Because in the short term it usually causes the quoted bit above.

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    There are "five Resident Evil games in development right now, including Resident Evil 9", leaker claims
  • Capcom are making the same mistake with RE as Ubisoft did with Assassin’s Creed in my opinion. Focus the whole giant studio on making games for one IP, then when that stops selling the whole ship will sink.

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    Google TV's homescreen video ads now include fast food too
  • I almost completely stopped going to the movies once the pre-roll stuff was ads for cars, food, etc instead of just movie trailers.

    The more inconvenient Google makes avoiding ads on their platforms and services, the less of Googles platforms and services I will use.

    For now I have a third party launcher setup on my CCwGTV in my living room, but the Apple TV 4k I have in my bedroom sure is looking nice these days with how well it performs and how much less trouble it is to setup and reset should I need/want to do that.

    Going the HTPC route is less desirable to me since services like Amazon and Netflix go out of their way to restrict resolutions offered to things like a Debian box running Firefox. I could use Windows and Edge, but that would mean hitching myself to another company that seems more interested in selling me to advertisers than selling things to me.

  • Fujitsu bugs that sent innocent people to prison were known “from the start”
    arstechnica.com Fujitsu bugs that sent innocent people to prison were known “from the start”

    Software bugs were hidden from lawyers of wrongly convicted UK postal workers.

    Fujitsu bugs that sent innocent people to prison were known “from the start”

    A lot of people in the UK prosecutors offices and post office management should be going to prison.

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    CEOs say generative AI will result in job cuts in 2024
    arstechnica.com CEOs say generative AI will result in job cuts in 2024

    Media and entertainment, banking, insurance, and logistics lead the way.

    CEOs say generative AI will result in job cuts in 2024

    And last year they were all saying some variation on "don't worry, AI is not going to cost anyone their jobs."

    Key take away for anyone is to never trust what an executive is saying. Much like a politician, if their lips are moving they are probably lying.

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    Apple asks its San Diego Siri quality control team to relocate to Texas
    www.theverge.com Apple asks its San Diego Siri quality control team to relocate to Texas

    121 Apple workers have until the end of January to choose.

    Apple asks its San Diego Siri quality control team to relocate to Texas

    Seems like something that WFH would solve without having to upend so many employee lives.

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    Broadcom ends VMware perpetual license sales, testing customers and partners
    arstechnica.com Broadcom ends VMware perpetual license sales, testing customers and partners

    Already-purchased licenses can still be used but will eventually lose support.

    Broadcom ends VMware perpetual license sales, testing customers and partners

    Just what the world needs, more software subscriptions. /s

    Though we are talking about Broadcom, so I can't say I am surprised.

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    Google announces April 2024 shutdown date for Google Podcasts
    arstechnica.com Google announces April 2024 shutdown date for Google Podcasts

    Does this mean YouTube Podcasts is ready for prime time?

    Google announces April 2024 shutdown date for Google Podcasts

    Time to get out of Google Podcasts for anyone that is still using the service.

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    Google announces April 2024 shutdown date for Google Podcasts
    arstechnica.com Google announces April 2024 shutdown date for Google Podcasts

    Does this mean YouTube Podcasts is ready for prime time?

    Google announces April 2024 shutdown date for Google Podcasts

    Time to get out of Google Podcasts for anyone that is still using it.

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    Plane made out of bullet casings

    Thought it would be cool to share the plane made out of bullet casings from World War 2 that my grandfather made and my father gave me once my grandfather died.

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    Sunbird shuts down its iMessage app for Android 'for now' amid 'security concerns'
    9to5google.com Sunbird shuts down its iMessage app for Android 'for now' amid 'security concerns'

    Sunbird, an iMessage app for Android, has announced to users that it will shut down "for now" amid major privacy concerns.

    Sunbird shuts down its iMessage app for Android 'for now' amid 'security concerns'

    Whats sad is it doesn't even take much knowledge of technology to know the whole of Sunbirds "product" was a terrible idea even outside of security concerns.

    "Hey! I've got a brilliant idea for a product that absolutely could not fail!, lets reverse engineer one of the prime services of one of the most protectionist and litigious companies in the world and publicly advertise and try to sell it to their competition and potential users as some sort of magic compatibility layer"! What could possibly go wrong?

    It was a worse idea than Dolphin thinking they were going to get away with trying to monetize their Nintendo emulator.

    EDIT: I was mistaken about Dolphin looking to charge for their emulator when they put it up on Steam, as pointed out by a few folks in the comments. They were just looking to distribute it on the platform. Still seems like wishful thinking to me though when talking about something related to Nintendo and IP.

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    Okta says hackers breached its support system and viewed customer files
    arstechnica.com Okta says hackers breached its support system and viewed customer files

    Hackers obtained valid credentials, but Okta doesn't say how.

    Okta says hackers breached its support system and viewed customer files

    Bet there was some good tokens in some of those customer HAR files.

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    Google Podcasts shutting down in 2024 for YouTube Music
    9to5google.com Google Podcasts shutting down in 2024 for YouTube Music

    YouTube Music will be Google's one podcasting app and service going forward, with Google Podcasts set to go away in 2024...

    Google Podcasts shutting down in 2024 for YouTube Music

    Looks like Google is dumping the podcasts app and moving it all to Youtube music.

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    The Expert

    Right up there with the classic "sales guy vs web dude".

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