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Discussions - Public / Re: CCleaner infected with malware
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:35:55 PM »
What bothers me a lot is that people that do tech support depend on a lot of free utilities to solve problems.  Sometimes they buy them, sometimes not, but what a great loss to the tech support community to find out that these help utilities are infected with malware.  Its just sickening.

Maybe something happened when the company was bought out, that surely is possible like pxsant said. 

Discussions - Public / Re: CCleaner infected with malware
« on: September 18, 2017, 05:15:25 PM »
I've used CCleaner lots of times.  It always did a good job so its really disappointing to hear that it can't be trusted anymore.

FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: AI and Robotics: new opportunity areas?
« on: September 12, 2017, 03:10:27 PM »
Japan is doing a lot of interesting work with humanoids that will become care givers to their older population.  I sure wouldn't mind having a robot around the house when I'm too old to do a lot of things.

There is a definite need for this technology in Japan and also, as the Boomer generation gets older, we will have the same need here.

Discussions - Public / Re: How do you stop spam phonecalls?
« on: September 12, 2017, 02:47:33 PM »
Geez, its frustrating that there really is no good solution.  I've gotten occasional spam texts, but its nothing like the phone calls.  I don't think personal phone calls will ever go away.  I know I can burn up the phone lines talking to my friends and family.

I'm going to look into Mr. Number.  If I can block most out of state numbers it would be a help.

Discussions - Public / How do you stop spam phonecalls?
« on: September 11, 2017, 03:35:24 PM »
I have an IPhone 4S.  Okay, I know its old, but even though I can block the spam calls its a game of whack a mole.  Does anyone out there have a solution that is better than the standard stuff offered by Apple?  I read about Truecaller that is community based, but don't know if its any good.

FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: AI and Robotics: new opportunity areas?
« on: September 04, 2017, 01:25:27 PM »
AI has been around a long time, but the timing wasn't right for it in the '90s.  That timing is now, IMO.  There is no robust market in the US yet, its an emerging field that will boom.  If you study AI/Robotics now you will be in on the ground floor of something as big as the PC movement, if not bigger.

AI/Robotics isn't about any specific software, it's about integrating robots into our society.  There will be plenty of different jobs created to deal with the robots.  I see this as a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor.  If you do that you can be more competitive in the years to come.

There is a lot of competition in every field, I  wouldn't let that stand in my way.  Gorn, serfdom is good if you're making money and treated ok at a job.  Not everyone wants anything more than that.  I always had good jobs until I got older.  After that, I got to pick from the trash.

FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: AI and Robotics: new opportunity areas?
« on: September 03, 2017, 02:40:47 PM »
There are lots of hot areas to pursue, no doubt, but the sexier stuff is AI.

FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: AI and Robotics: new opportunity areas?
« on: September 02, 2017, 02:37:34 PM »
AI and Robotics are the hottest things to get into now, IMO.  That is the future of technology.  If I was a kid first starting out, thats what I would study.  What exciting up and coming fields with all kinds of possibilities for future jobs!

Right now, there are more upper level jobs available in those areas, but once it gets going there will be millions of jobs available.  It will be like the birth of the personal PC era back in the 80's.  Who wouldn't want their own robot?  I know I do.

I always loved the idea of Rosey the Robot from the Jetsons becoming a reality and think we will get to see it in our lifetimes.  How cool is that!  I know you laugh, but she had personality and was very helpful.  I'd like that in my home, especially now that I'm getting older.

Robotics/AI is the new Hardware/Software field from the past, in the '80s.  I remember back then in the PC world we had MS DOS.  Loved it and we had Wordperfect.  It was great and you could make it greater by using Macros!  We had Lotus 123 and Harvard Graphics. I thought they would last forever.  I was a Novell network admin.  I think most people today don't know what that is.  It was all wasted education for me, but not at the time.  I guess not long term focused.

I don't think the Indians realized they had a shelf life.  It was just like what they did to Americans.  Maybe they're shocked because they thought they were better than us, but in reality they're expendable just like the rest of us.  We're just ordinary people trying to make our way in life and maybe be preferred for employment one day in our own country.

Discussions - Public / Eclipse Viewing
« on: August 20, 2017, 04:07:33 PM »
Gorn, if you'll be there tomorrow there will be good eclipse viewing.  You should be able to see it pretty near 100% totality.  That will be very cool.  I might try the pinhole viewer with a box.  I did that when I was a kid and we had a partial eclipse.  It worked, but most likely I'll watch it on TV. 

I'm going to pray for healing for our country and the world during that time.  We need divine intervention at this point because there is so much hate everywhere.  Its all pure poison.  I don't know if there is anything we can do to change hearts and minds aside from prayer.

I can't listen to most media anymore.  I just view headline news, no opinion.  All of it is just sickening and has to stop.

FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Robot temp agency
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:19:23 PM »
I like the idea of thinking about AI as an enhancement to human intelligence instead of a takeover.  I believe it really is true that these machines can make our lives better but fear that they're there to replace us.

I have a lot of bookmarks, but not all of them are on the toolbar.  Does it break the links?

What didn't you like about Brave?

Discussions - Public / Re: 78rpm Records Digitized
« on: August 13, 2017, 02:56:34 PM »
What a cool site!  All those recordings are so old.

FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Robot temp agency
« on: August 13, 2017, 02:45:24 PM »
I didn't read the whole article, but larger companies have written off the human race when it comes to manufacturing.  On a large scale, like car companies, this has happened already, but small scale, maybe this is our new strawberry picker.

Its good and bad if you think about it.  What happens to the human workers that just want to make a living?  It seems to me that there isn't much thought given to that.

Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Try to unsee this!
« on: August 13, 2017, 01:04:16 PM »
Wow.  Kim Jong Un's hair looks just like Alfalfa! 

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