Wednesday, October 31, 2018

AI beats lawyers. But ...


It's NDAs, which are mostly copy and pasted and kind of thrown in to cover everything at times.  I wonder how much effort most lawyers actually put into them anymore?  And many companies just use some legalzoom like NDA template anyway. 

So a win for AI or irrelevant hype?

https://www.techspot.com/news/77189-machine-learning-algorithm-beats-20-lawyers-nda-legal.html

Monday, October 29, 2018

Redhat sells out to IBM

https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-the-cloud-wars-forced-ibm-to-buy-red-hat-for-34-billion/

The one real big open source success story and example for every business who wanted to be like redhat just lost the biggest example.   Who knows the entire story here , but if Redhat was forced to or wanted to sell to big blue IBM, it kind of kills the philosophy that you can actually run a legit open source business and make money.  And Redhat sold licenses so it wasnt even like they operated as Apache or MIT. 

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.  Probably a good move by IBM. 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Don't use Coinbase.

https://mashable.com/article/sec-coinbase-complaints-fraud/

There are many stories like this. And worse.   Coinbase has been great for getting average non Technical users into crypto with their ease of use and mobile app.  But they are worse than the banks people complain about.  And with none of the actual benefits the big banks offer. 

The reality is coinbase has no legit customer service or the support either doesn't care or can't do anything.  They overcharge and blame others.    They hold money for months.  Their shift card partner is another terrible company in itself and money seems to disappear or charges  get denied and you have to delete and reinstall and configure over and over. 

The sad reality is coinbase could have pushed crypto and blockchain to the masses in a great way, instead they are just more overlnflated egos from wall street who founded a company and created a wall street like company without the wall street  benefits.  

Stay away from Coinbase.  

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Nonsense blockchain articles

https://www.businessinsider.com/ioex-iot-solution-cut-costs-2018-10

This article sounds like a sales pitch with random key words thrown together and there isn't anything in the article that actually tells you what or how it works or will work.  But it's really the norm now and the fake nonsense marketing news is all we get from the shills.  And the fan lemmings who bow down to nothing and don't even know what they are talking about. 

   The IOT space has a ton of challenges and new and old Technologies. As well as legacy philosophical mindsets at times.  Many challenges won't be technological at all, but political and psychological.  Add to that some blockchain and crypto and AI and RPA and then you read nonsense articles that Proclaim they have conquered it all in an open source world , yet offer nothing to where they actually solved any of the problems in one space much less ten different verticals. 

  I spoke with one company who basically blocked me from asking any more questions because I was honestly interested in how they solved the Ethereum scaling and latency challenges as well as the computational challenges AI presented.   And they solved iot security vulnerabilities.  It was really promising if they figured any of them out. Yet they had nothing of value to add and honestly didn't even seem to realize any of these challenges existed in the first place.  At a certain point it's obvious many of these companies are just full of nonsense.

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