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  1. #26
    The Necromancer
    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com
    Samsung technician damages a customer's tv to weasel out of repairing it (skip to 25 seconds in)



    Reddit thread

    Looks like they sent him a new TV, and fired the guy

  2. #27
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2020
    Yeah, that's pretty mental.

    Reading the thread, one thing that I thought of was why the tech did this.

    Sure, Samsung fired the guy, because damaging the customer's stuff is terrible PR.

    But, at the same time, it's likely that they have performance targets, quotas, metrics, etc in place to try and minimize costs, and these actually created a "perverse incentive" to actually try and pull shit like this.

    So they got rid of the guy they caught doing this, but that doesn't mean they got rid of the incentive system that rewards such behavior.

  3. #28
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: Netherlands
    Samsung also finally has OLED tv's now instead of inferior QLED screens. They use LG's panels but apparently, at least for Dutch consumers, it's a coin toss which panel they put in the same model numbers, you might end up with a superior or an inferior panel and there's no way to know when you're buying the tv.

    Dutch link that you can run through Google Translate.

  4. #29
    The Necromancer
    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com

  5. #30
    The Necromancer
    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com

  6. #31
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2024
    Location: Egyptian Afterlife
    Trashed, totally trashed.

  7. #32
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2023
    Location: indonesia


    Now that the tension between iran and israel is growing, i think this video is still pertinent

  8. #33
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2023
    Location: indonesia
    this one is interesting...


  9. #34
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Top shelf content. When art says what can't be said.


  10. #35
    The Necromancer
    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com
    Terminator if it were done in the 50's


  11. #36
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2023
    Location: indonesia


    i wonder what the noise level of this engine will be like

    as a bit of tangent , i like the jt8d engine sound and the thrust reverser of 737 200, the sexy sound of jt-3d engine on 707, the 'whale sound' of pw1000g engine and the distinctive roar sound of iae v2500 & CFM56 at take off.

    these days the in flight entertainment screens are thin and flat. If my memory serves, the old ife screen was a thick crt screen hung overhead along the plane hallway. Kinda annoying!
    Last edited by taffernicus; 26th Apr 2024 at 10:42.

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    Registered: Sep 2023
    Location: indonesia

  13. #38
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    Registered: May 2004
    Ahoy reminds us what war is good for with a look back to the Cannon Fodder controversy:


  14. #39
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2024
    Location: Egyptian Afterlife
    Faster, faster!!!!! Speed addict turtle.


  15. #40
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    Registered: Jan 2024
    Location: Egyptian Afterlife
    Disastrous.


  16. #41
    The Necromancer
    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com
    100% AI generated music video


  17. #42
    The Necromancer
    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com
    Guy with a suspended driver's license attends his court call while driving

  18. #43
    The Necromancer
    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com
    The robots are finally here


  19. #44
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    Ah yes, fusing a robot worker chassis with software that routinely hallucinates responses and isn't capable of actual meaning-based reasoning isn't a bad idea at all. Beyond the smoke and mirrors, this is probably just a narrow set of limited tasks that it can execute that the engineers are showcasing, and that's probably for the best. The most impressive part of this is the manual dexterity on display. I wonder what the safeguards are - will it pick up someone's head and put it in the wash too if asked?

  20. #45
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2024
    Location: Egyptian Afterlife
    I still remember all the hype with virtual reality in the middle 90s.
    Repeat with AI hype.

  21. #46
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: The other Derry
    Quote Originally Posted by Sulphur View Post
    Ah yes, fusing a robot worker chassis with software that routinely hallucinates responses and isn't capable of actual meaning-based reasoning isn't a bad idea at all. Beyond the smoke and mirrors, this is probably just a narrow set of limited tasks that it can execute that the engineers are showcasing, and that's probably for the best. The most impressive part of this is the manual dexterity on display. I wonder what the safeguards are - will it pick up someone's head and put it in the wash too if asked?
    Right. Figure 1 is an actor in a video. There's no way to know how much training was focused on the specific tasks and commands demonstrated in this video, or whether any of its demonstrated skills are really general purpose. Some or a lot of it could be scripted.

  22. #47
    The Necromancer
    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com
    I still see a lot of you thinking AI is just hype and meaningless at its core. Let's see where we're at in 10 years
    And don't forget, it's the same smoke and mirrors that can now generate ultrarealistic videos

  23. #48
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: The other Derry
    I don't think AI is hype or meaningless. There is a real AI revolution underway in software and the future of software engineering will be more about training systems than explicitly programming them. But I think most public attention has been on the novelty uses. In 10 years, I still expect androids to be in demos and not in homes and workplaces.

  24. #49
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    Quote Originally Posted by Azaran View Post
    I still see a lot of you thinking AI is just hype and meaningless at its core. Let's see where we're at in 10 years
    And don't forget, it's the same smoke and mirrors that can now generate ultrarealistic videos
    No, we're just approaching it with an evaluative mindset and some knowledge about how these 'AI' models (spoiler: not AI) work deep down. There are definite uses for what we're seeing here as automation tools, and it is going to be part of workflows everywhere whether we like it or not, but this stuff you're posting is not nearly as developed or ready as the swish marketing makes it appear to be to the layman.
    Last edited by Sulphur; 31st May 2024 at 12:12.

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