Nikon updated their megapixels king last year by releasing the D850. I know it was sold out but I didn't think the situation was this bad: B&H now lists the Nikon D850 as available on January 1st, 2100.
Last week I agreed to toast James Watson for the Human Genome Project on his 90th birthday. My brief comment about his being “flawed” did not go nearly far enough. His views are abhorrent: racist, sexist, anti-semitic. I was wrong to toast. I apologize.— Eric Lander (@eric_lander) 14 May 2018
What a pussy.
It’s *after* you apologize that you get in trouble. People smell weakness. They detect the difference between an action caused by principles and one driven by fear. https://t.co/8ZhCEtTnlK— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) 21 May 2018
Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk’s refusal to answer “boring” Wall Street questions about the electric car maker’s financial condition sent shares down as much as 7 percent on Thursday and spurred concerns about its ability to raise money in the future.
Tesla just burned over $1 billion in three months. How long can a company survive with that kind of negative cash flow? Who is going to give capital to Tesla after this response?
In a conference call on Wednesday, Musk refused to answer questions from analysts on Tesla’s capital requirements, saying “boring questions are not cool.”
Tesla got tremendous attention because of the crazy acceleration of its cars and the high-tech wizardry inherent in its various products. But now, the bigger problem for Elon Musk is competition ... rich German competition:
VW, BMW and Mercedes-maker Daimler have increased their investment in electromobility, aiming to produce e-cars at a fast clip reliably and find the customers willing to buy them. The German automotive industry invested €4.7 billion between 2016 and 2017 in adapting its factories, more than all the other big competitors together, according to an analysis by consultancy EY.
The outage, which began at 1:37:25 pm EDT Friday on MX and 1:39:13 pm EDT on TSX, TSXV, and TSX Alpha, was caused by a hardware failure in a central storage appliance of the trading system. This hardware failure impacted both the primary and the redundant components preventing storage failover procedures from engaging.
Wait. One hardware malfunction takes out both the primary and redundant parts of the system? Looks like the TMX Group should pay for a better setup.
Elon Musk knows that if oil becomes prohibitively expensive, then people will switch to electric cars. He wants to accelerate the process. Of course, that means crippling and mounting losses.
The point about the grand forecasts of Musk is undeniable.
For example: In early 2016, Tesla's production forecast for 2020 was 500,000 cars. That was quite an optimistic outlook since the amount of capital, infrastructure, and batteries needed would be staggering. But then, in May 2016, Elon Musk stated that Tesla will produce 500,000 cars in ... 2018!
Let's see the Tesla production numbers from the past few years.
- 2015: 51,095
- 2016: 83,922
- 2017: 101,027
Just a tiny 395% increase in production for the year should do it!
The original Tesla forecast for 2018 was 200,000 cars which Elon Musk bumped up to 500,000 cars! Now, even that initial projection looks wild. I guess those insanely optimistic numbers got him a lot of money but now that he has built up a record of delays and failures, the investors are going to fold their arms.
I was checking a Canadian stock quote an hour ago and noticed that it was stuck at 1:39 p.m. The US tickers were working as usual. A halt, perhaps? Nope. The whole Canadian stock market had frozen.
The TMX Group says technical problems have affected the Toronto Stock Exchange, Montreal Exchange and other markets it operates.
The Toronto-based company issued a series of notices by Twitter to alert all users of its trading services.
This is embarrassing:
UPDATE 4 - TMX has decided to shut down all markets for the remainder of the day. Trading will not resume today, including market on close. We apologize for the inconvenience. Further updates will be provided.— TMX Group (@TMXGroup) April 27, 2018
It wasn't a crazy, high-volume day. So, what happened? Did some diversity hit the fan?
The best parts were the multiple mentions of the "mute" function in video games. How can any other player bug you when you can simply hush them? Counter-Strike has had that option for ages.
More Google craziness was released in @JamesADamore's lawsuit today.— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) April 18, 2018
Google managers were instructed that meritocracy, colorblindness, individual achievement, objectivity, and avoiding conflict were examples of "White Dominant Culture" https://t.co/36OdIU9Lxq
That's so eeevil.
MIT's new wearable device “reads” the words you say in your head: reports wrongthink directly to Facebook, your employers & the Police. pic.twitter.com/TDd9xJIZpg— Satiria (@SatiriaNews) April 9, 2018
A trader shows us how he makes money using technical analysis.
With WEED at US$20, I thought he would buy and sell a few thousand shares. Instead, it was 10,000! That buy was quite stunning for a day trade. Add to that the sizable CRON flips and this guy is moving some serious capital.
This CEO proved his bulletproof cars really work by sitting in one and taking shots from an AK-47. pic.twitter.com/BtGYkd1T7o— Business Insider UK (@BIUK) 27 March 2018
Facebook Sexual Consent Card: This card gives consent for the holder to have sex with all the provider’s friends, family and acquaintances. pic.twitter.com/zdou1II6BI— Satiria (@SatiriaNews) 25 March 2018
Goliath has a voracious appetite:
Banks have been warily watching Amazon.com Inc. for signs it would threaten their world. The tech giant's latest move looks more like an opportunity.
Amazon should enter the Canadian banking market and offer zero-fee chequing accounts. The Big 5 Banks in Canada could use a little competition.
Amazon is in talks with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Capital One Financial Corp. about the product, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The target is younger consumers and people without checking accounts, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter. The strategy could help Amazon lower fees it pays to financial firms and give it a bigger window into customers' income and spending habits.
A former YouTube employee claims recruiters were instructed to 'purge entirely' applications of those who weren't female, black or Hispanic https://t.co/SfqSHU4t0t— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 2, 2018
White and Asian men should be discriminated against because they're intelligent and qualified. Diversity!
Google has pulled one of the world's largest gay dating apps from the Indonesian version of its online store in response to government demands, Jakarta said on Wednesday (Jan 31), amid a crackdown on the LGBT community.
Officials had called for the tech giant to remove 73 LGBT-related applications, including dating services, from its Play Store and urged people to shun apps that broke with cultural norms in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.
Think once… Think twice… Think don’t post wrong opinions on social media! Avoid a ban: only post correct opinions! pic.twitter.com/bIFUhSiioz— Satiria (@SatiriaNews) January 28, 2018
Maybe, he was hungry?
Apparently Twitter employees look at all your Twitter direct messages and at least one of these guys is saving all those pictures of your girlfriends to show to your wives later when they file to divorce you. My mom always told me when I was a little boy, "Kyle, never take pics of your junk and DM it on Twitter. Those guys are will extort you one day." Of course, this happening back in 1972 really makes me think of just how much a visionary my mom was.
Islam is a conservative, right-wing ideology.— Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) 4 January 2018
Trumpism is a conservative, right-wing ideology.
How could any rational person oppose one but embrace the other?
If you value freedom, reason, and truth—then reject religion, reject the regressive left, & reject the Trumpian right. https://t.co/QiFyKftdjT
Rizvi gets thrashed for this absurd tweet.
"Nintendo is really, really Japanese."— uberfeminist (@uberfeminist) 9 January 2018
oh shit, really? might be time for a Switch 😂🙄 pic.twitter.com/chVDVDaeO9
Let's count the vaginas, Negroes, other colored people, ... yeah, that's what gaming is about.
Also, I feel so unrepresented when I watch American football, European soccer or Aussie cricket. Where the Paki ex-Muslims at?
Hateful images:— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) 6 January 2018
the OK sign
The ADL need to create a list of what they will allow. https://t.co/zVa5wxDVnt
The sunglasses had a partial symbol which is, like, totally Nazi.
Hey @TD_Canada, nice to see my portfolio drop $10000 with me having no chance to sell before the dip thanks to your garbage platform.— Cameron A Douglas (@CameronADouglas) 4 January 2018
I’m sure your key account holders were able to complete their trades before you broke down.
What am I paying for if not consistency. #webBroker
$10,000 gone in a few hours. Ouch.
I was thinking of selling and then buying the dip this morning but decided to HODL! Soon, of course, TD croaked again:
Traders using at least two major online discount brokerage platforms are complaining of sporadic outages and expressing frustration that the latest glitch has tied their hands amidst a broad plunge in marijuana stocks.
Clients of TD Bank's WebBroker and Royal Bank's RBC Direct Investing platforms have again taken to social media to gripe about problems, after facing similar issues in recent days.
A TD spokesman says "unprecedented" trading volume continues to drive some intermittent delays for its online and mobile WebBroker clients, and the bank rolled out a broad update on Tuesday night to increase the platform's capacity.
Apparently that increase wasn't enough. Canada is six months away from the legalization of recreational marijuana. If the online platforms of the two largest banks are already melting down, then what will happen as the hype and volume increases when we approach July?
The big, upcoming news stories are the MOUs from the three big provinces. Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia will sign supply deals with the major firms (Canopy, Aurora, and Aphria). Those events will cause a huge spike in volume.
Are you ready RBC? Are you ready TD?
The Royal Bank of Canada says it is working to resolve an ongoing issue that has seen its customers unable to access online banking and self-directed investing brokerage accounts on Wednesday.
"Some clients are experiencing delays when attempting to log on to our Online Banking and RBC Direct Investing platforms due to heavy trading volumes," RBC spokesperson A.J. Goodman told CBC News in response to an emailed inquiry.
RBC makes nearly $1 billion in profit every month.
Over half of my videos are de-monetized, some are censored.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) 3 January 2018
But Logan Paul can show a corpse, laugh it up, and he gets placed on the trending page.
There's a tier of VIP YouTube users who can wantonly violate YouTube's policies with no consequences.https://t.co/qGAmWrKkR8
I found this on Swedish Twitter.— PeterSweden ❤️ (@PeterSweden7) 11 December 2017
Someone reported this anti-semitic and horrible image that someone posted on Facebook.
Facebook deems this photo to not violate their terms of hate speech.
I'm all for free speech, but this is violent and NOT ok.
What is wrong with Facebook? pic.twitter.com/1WphLmibOz
A cartoon about hating and murdering White people or Jews (because they're so damn PRIVILEGED) is totally cool in the current year.
Well, now I know what happens when you request a manual review & @YouTub upholds the #Demonetisation decision, in this case because an ex-Muslim, @ConfessionsExMu, eloquently exposed the very mentality of über political correctness to which YouTube capitulated in the first place. pic.twitter.com/HwK4swOth6— Lloyd Evans (@cedarsjwsurvey) November 21, 2017
Yas, I'm now suspended from facebook for 3 days cause a lot of people who post about wanting to kill christians and jews in arabic everyday reported me— Omar Essam Lhc (@OmarEssamLHC) November 21, 2017
Just like numerous civilizations, many businesses are also very good at destroying themselves:
Twitter’s announcement yesterday that it would begin removing verification badges from some accounts had an immediate impact, as the company stripped the blue checkmark from a handful of accounts associated with the far right. But the announcement, which arrived via five tweets and an update to a Twitter support page, left much unanswered. The most common question was why Twitter would remove a user’s badge instead of simply suspending or banning the account. And the answer, the company says, has to do with offline behavior.
Note however that curiously, while white supremacist Richard Spencer was de-certified, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Al Franken, Dan Rather, and Louis Farrakhan all still have their blue checkmarks.
Of course, offline behavior of the right people will be scrutinized.
When it comes to making a beast of an automobile nothing touches the acceleration of an all-out electric car.
0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 sec pic.twitter.com/xTOTDGuwQj— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 17, 2017
That would make it the fastest street-legal car on Earth.
I've read that the range should be around 900 km!?! The starting price will be US$200,000. Why!? With those astonishing specs, Musk ought to have the base price at $500,000. He'll still sell out all of them. That Tesla roadster will be king when it's beating every Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini. It should be priced higher.
Of all the people who own Teslas, this guy should have the best service. Yet, after having his Model X "fixed", it broke down again in a couple of days.
Dear @Apple please can we get emojis for *acid attack *terror attack & *jihadi bastard masquerading as refugee. Cheers m'dears.— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) 18 September 2017
Those sure would be inclusive.
The utter stupidity of SJWs:
Let me guess they searched high and low but could not find any women that were qualified... I'm tired. https://t.co/dHKJ4GJDWM— Farrah Khan (@farrah_khan) 15 September 2017
OMG, Farrah Khan! Did you just assume the gender of the 32 photographers!?!
This is NOT OKAY, you cis scum!
Yes, Nikon did search for "women" photographers. They found millions of them. Then, they sent out rejection letters to every single one because that's how the patriarchy rolls!
When Congress hauls in Equifax CEO Richard Smith to grill him, it can start by asking why he put someone with degrees in music in charge of the company’s data security.
Like, duh. It's 2017. Her qualification is between her legs.
Equifax “Chief Security Officer” Susan Mauldin has a bachelor’s degree and a master of fine arts degree in music composition from the University of Georgia. Her LinkedIn professional profile lists no education related to technology or security.
This is the person who was in charge of keeping your personal and financial data safe — and whose apparent failings have put 143 million of us at risk from identity theft and fraud. It was revealed this week that the massive data breach came due to a software vulnerability that was known about, and should have been patched, months earlier.
There simply aren't enough talented and interested women in the computer sciences. So, merit is sacrificed at the altar of [more vaginas!] diversity and some mediocre pussy is put in a position of power. Sooner or later, shit hits the fan and the entire business steps closer to oblivion.
I recommended Gab to many of you on the basis of it being an alternative to Twitter. With the benefit of hindsight, it is now apparent that doing so was a mistake. I had no idea that Gab would somehow manage to create a less professional, less viable, and even less useful alternative to Twitter.
What is really damning in the whole story is that Gab is not following its own rules. The big winner is Twitter.
The credit report provider Equifax has been accused of a fresh data security breach, this time affecting its Argentine operations.
Cyber-crime blogger Brian Krebs said that an online employee tool used in the country could be accessed by typing "admin" as both a login and password.
He added that this gave access to records that included thousands of customers' national identity numbers.
I was wrong about the price. I thought that it would be $3,999 or close to it. Instead Nikon is offering the 46MP beast for $3,300. It's only a 10% increase from their debut of the D800 from five years ago. Seems very reasonable.
Though, here in Ontario, after tax it'll be roughly $5,000.
Many games don't know what to make of the massive core count from AMD's Threadripper processors. AMD fortunately thought of that and added "game" and "creator" modes to Ryzen Master, which disables half of the cores as to not confuse games, but doing so forces a reboot of your PC.
Intel has been releasing multi-core processors since at least 2007 and yet modern games have problems with higher cores!? The software guys have a lot of catching up to do. Right now, we're at 16-18 cores with high-end consumer desktops. By 2019, I wouldn't be surprised to see 32-cores for the bleeding edge configurations.
It's been over a week since the so-called "Google "manifesto" went viral around the world and employee James Damore was fired by the big tech company for "perpetuating gender stereotypes."
In the internal memo, Damore writes that women "prefer jobs in social and artistic areas" and "more men may like coding because it requires systemizing." He asserts these biological differences between the sexes may explain why women are not equally represented in the tech industry.
If you are shaking your head, you are not alone.
The best part:
"There are many, many, many men in our field that hold these exact same views," asserts Brianna Wu, a software engineer and video game designer who heads a team of women. In her experience, she confirms Damore's argument is "simply just not true."
Well, Literally Wu does have a lot of experience with things that are "simply just not true."
She tells The Current's host Megan Williams that she received hundreds of extremely specific and credible death threats during that time and suggests GamerGate created a space for "anyone that's not a straight, white man ... to not feel welcome."
How predictable of the Canadian government to subsidize this bullshit.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Google has abruptly canceled a company-wide meeting, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, that was intended to address employee questions about the company's diversity policies.
The benchmarks are in and Intel is crying.