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E: Syntax error at line 42 in journobot/article.py Roundup  Welcome, friends. Here's your human-generated, totally not computer written, summary of this week's AI news, beyond what we've already covered. In short: Elon Musk steps down from OpenAI's board, Uber is looking to train new coders in machine learning, and there's a new AI conference.…

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A busy and bonkers week in security Roundup  Happy weekend, everyone. Here's a roundup of computer security news beyond everything we've already reported this week.…

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Liability for artificial intelligence won't be easy Analysis  On September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov, an officer in the Soviet Union's Air Defense Forces, heard an alarm and saw that the warning system he'd been assigned to monitor showed the US had launched five nuclear missiles.…

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Playpen pervert fails to convince appeals court ANalysis  US judges have shut down an appeal from a convicted pedophile who claimed the FBI hacking of his computer was an unreasonable search.…

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Decorum isn't even visible in the rear-view mirror at this point Ajit Pai – chairman of America's broadband watchdog, the FCC – is the proud new owner of a handmade Kentucky long gun from the US National Rifle Association (NRA) – thanks to his brave stance in favor of lining the pockets of billion-dollar telcos.…

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Cloud file system upstart files for IPO DropBox today formally filed for its IPO – its initial public offering, its stock-market debut, whatever you want to call it.…

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Stand up would you, please, Mr Paul Manafort They are potentially the two most popular file formats in the world – Microsoft Word's .DOC and Adobe's .PDF. And it's fair to say they have caused millions of people billions of hours of frustration.…

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Oracle cofounder Khosla continues fight to keep citizens off public surfing spot Analysis  Billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is taking his legal battle to control access to a piece of California coastline to the US Supreme Court.…

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Sun cofounder Khosla continues fight to keep citizens off public surfing spot Analysis  Billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is taking his legal battle to control access to a piece of California coastline to the US Supreme Court.…

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Mystery solved... behind closed doors For more than three months now, cops in Sacramento, California, have been baffled by a rash of false-alarm 911 emergency calls.…

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Bot farming today An unknown Bulgarian has become the talk of the music industry after a sophisticated and apparently successful attempt to game Spotify.…

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But don't throw away those physics books just yet, m'kay? Astronomers at the Space Telescope Institute and John Hopkins University have used NASA’s Hubble Telescope to show that the universe is expanding a little bit faster than expected.…

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Spam and adverts? You bet Google has opened up a major new communications channel for businesses – sending multimedia messages to mobiles using interoperable standards.…

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Church supports priests' professional development plans The Vatican cannot be accused of lack of interest in the continued professional development of its staff. Just look at the dedicated exorcism training course it set out this week for clergy interested in advancing their skills.…

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Part of plans to boost country's woeful full-fibre investment Ofcom has slashed the price BT’s Openreach can charge operators for superfast broadband, in a package of measures BT said will hit its bottom line to the tune of £120m next year.…

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No, your snooping boss did not breach your human rights, Euro court tells sacked Frenchman A Frenchman who was fired after his bosses discovered porn stored on his work computer has been told his human rights were not violated by his employers' snooping.…

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Drafts in corp restructuring biz Alex Partners to cut costs, improve margins Veritas Technologies has hired a corporate restructuring specialist in the face of business difficulties.…

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Dips Zen toes into embedded world with hot new SoCs The "other" X86 mill-maker, AMD, has unveiled its efforts to position its Zen architecture kit as an embedded solution for networking, storage, edge and industrial devices: a brace of EPYC and Rizen processors.…

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Well, guess it's nearly the weekend The keys Control, C and V are gathering dust around the world as Stack Overflow went for an uscheduled nap last night before going into full blown TITSUP* mode today.…

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Paying people better matters just as much. Maybe more so Analysis  Oy. If all this new technology is so amazing, why isn’t it translating into productivity gains?…

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Rolling out (and scraping) the barrel of computing history Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Telephone operator, please put me through to… What's that? You want me to address you by your first name? Well, that's jolly friendly. I'm (thinks quickly, decides to use Starbucks name) "Alex". And how should I call you? Right.…

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Rushing to ship won't get you to the other side Technical debt: we probably create it every day. It happens when you do things that might get you closer to goal now, but which create problems that you’ll have to pay for later.…

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Letters to Congress detail the plan to keep CPU flaws secret Letters sent to the United States Congress by Intel and the other six companies in the Meltdown/Spectre disclosure cabal have revealed how and why they didn't inform the wider world about the dangerous chip design flaws.…

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Everyone's using this framework – now you can, too. Source is open Code corner  Keeping up with the endless torrent of stuff happening online is a losing battle. In the absence of omniscience, there's just no way to catch every bug, cockup, blowup, and scandal as it breaks.…

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Chipzilla needs more than its old PC-making pals to win 5G Intel's breathlessly announced that Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft will deploy its 5G modems in their portable PCs sometime in the second half of 2019, and that it will show off prototypes of said laptops at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week.…

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