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Software Executive Decries ‘Toxic Certainty Syndrome’

Software Executive Decries ‘Toxic Certainty Syndrome’ (glowforge.com) Posted by EditorDavid on Sunday May 12, 2019 @03:34AM from the reply-hazy-try-again dept. Michael Natkin is the VP of software engineering at the 3D printer company Glowforge. In a recent post on the company blog, he argues that the tech industry has “glorified overconfidence” with its philosophy of…

How software sanitized rock music

It’s not just pitch correction: with modern music-making software, it’s as easy to snap analog recordings of instruments to a time signature as it is to program EDM. When everything is quantized, says Rick Beato, it loses its humanity—and becomes boring. People actually do this. This is why everything sounds like it’s on a computer…

No Software Updates Will Repair Apple’s Worst Bug

Photo: GettyNew York’s Apple store on 5th Avenue is infested with bed bugs, according to a new report from the New York Post. And employees at the store are being told to wrap all their belongings in plastic bags to protect against the bed bug scourge.Anonymous private messages published on Twitter appear to confirm the…

Palantir’s software was used for deportations, documents reveal

Data mining firm Palantir’s software was used by a U.S. government agency during an operation in 2017 in which immigrants crossing the border were arrested for deportation, newly released documents (PDF) have shown, contradicting the $20 billion firm’s earlier public statements. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement documents, obtained by advocacy organization Mijente through Freedom of Information…

10 Software Tools to Help You Handle Your Business Point of Sale

These days, business organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on technology. Without using modern technologies, services, and automation tools, they start to lose competitiveness. A good number of companies use POS software as it helps cashiers and professionals to make complex calculations easily & complete transactions quickly. Numerous POS software is available on the market, which…

From Software should desire an Assist Mode in Sekiro

The From Software discourse is back. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice launched March 22, and the conversation has shifted from its nearly universal critical praise to the question of accessibility. Here’s the gist: Some people are arguing that Sekiro should have an easy mode to enable more people to enjoy it. Others think this is blasphemy. I…