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13935539 submission
ニュース

オックスフォード大ロイタージャーナリズム研究所「Digital News Report 2019」

タレコミ by Anonymous Coward
あるAnonymous Coward 曰く、
https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-06/DNR_2019_FINAL_0.pdf
↓オックスフォード大ロイタージャーナリズム研究所「Digital News Report 2019」の島田範正氏による分析結果。
https://rp.kddi-research.jp/blog/srf/2019/06/16/reuter-2/
昨年度も朝日新聞の信頼度が全国紙最下位となったが、昨年度の日本向けの調査では、調査に応じた2033人が、信頼度を10点満点として、各ニュースメディアを格付けたものです(2019年版では2017人)。調査時点はその年の1月末から2月初め。この時は、朝日は慰安婦報道や吉田調書問題などの”後遺症”をまだ引きずった結果かとも思われました。
それから1年。森友学園問題では財務省の文書書き換えのスクープなどもあったので、イメージは改善されたかどうかに関心がもたれるも、その結果が二年連続の全国紙最下位となった。

それでも週刊文春より高いのはタレコミ子の驚きです。

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Slashdot: Security Cameras + AI = Dawn of Non-Stop Robot Surveillance

フィード by slashdotorg-feed
AmiMoJo shared this post from one of the ACLU's senior technology policy analysts about what happens when security cameras get AI upgrades: [I]magine that all that video were being watched -- that millions of security guards were monitoring them all 24/7. Imagine this army is made up of guards who don't need to be paid, who never get bored, who never sleep, who never miss a detail, and who have total recall for everything they've seen. Such an army of watchers could scrutinize every person they see for signs of "suspicious" behavior. With unlimited time and attention, they could also record details about all of the people they see -- their clothing, their expressions and emotions, their body language, the people they are with and how they relate to them, and their every activity and motion... The guards won't be human, of course -- they'll be AI agents. Today we're publishing a report on a $3.2 billion industry building a technology known as "video analytics," which is starting to augment surveillance cameras around the world and has the potential to turn them into just that kind of nightmarish army of unblinking watchers.... Many or most of these technologies will be somewhere between unreliable and utterly bogus. Based on experience, however, that often won't stop them from being deployed -- and from hurting innocent people... We are still in the early days of a revolution in computer vision, and we don't know how AI will progress, but we need to keep in mind that progress in artificial intelligence may end up being extremely rapid. We could, in the not-so-distant future, end up living under armies of computerized watchers with intelligence at or near human levels. These AI watchers, if unchecked, are likely to proliferate in American life until they number in the billions, representing an extension of corporate and bureaucratic power into the tendrils of our lives, watching over each of us and constantly shaping our behavior... Policymakers must contend with this technology's enormous power. They should prohibit its use for mass surveillance, narrow its deployments, and create rules to minimize abuse. They argue that the threat is just starting to emerge. "It is as if a great surveillance machine has been growing up around us, but largely dumb and inert -- and is now, in a meaningful sense, 'waking up.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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13935424 submission
犯罪

拳銃強奪容疑の男は兵庫県尼崎市在住か

タレコミ by Anonymous Coward
あるAnonymous Coward 曰く、
捜査関係者によると、大阪府吹田市で拳銃を強奪し逃走しているのは兵庫県尼崎市在住の男との情報があり、行方を追っている。

違う!!、「大阪市尼崎区(市外局番06)」だ。
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%B0%BC%E5%B4%8E%E5%B8%82#%E5%B8%82%E5%A4%96%E5%B1%80%E7%95%AA
今時「市外局番って何?」って若造も多そう。

# 市立尼崎高校バレー部コーチ暴行も、その隠蔽も全て大阪市体質の話。
https://this.kiji.is/498982349649986657
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Slashdot: Are Open Source Developers Being Underfunded and Exploited?

フィード by slashdotorg-feed
Donation-based open source programmer Andre Staltz recently collected data from GitHub, Patreon, and OpenCollective to try to calculate how much money is being donated to popular projects. The results? Out of 58 projects checked, "there were two clearly sustainable open source projects, but the majority (more than 80%) of projects that we usually consider sustainable are actually receiving income below industry standards or even below the poverty threshold." More than 50% of projects are red: they cannot sustain their maintainers above the poverty line. 31% of the projects are orange, consisting of developers willing to work for a salary that would be considered unacceptable in our industry. 12% are green, and only 3% are blue: Webpack and Vue.js... The median donation per year is $217, which is substantial when understood on an individual level, but in reality includes sponsorship from companies that are doing this also for their own marketing purposes... The total amount of money being put into open source is not enough for all the maintainers. If we add up all of the yearly revenue from those projects in this data set, it's $2.5 million. The median salary is approximately $9k, which is below the poverty line. If split up that money evenly, that's roughly $22k, which is still below industry standards. The core problem is not that open source projects are not sharing the money received. The problem is that, in total numbers, open source is not getting enough money... GitHub was bought by Microsoft for $7.5 billion. To make that quantity easier to grok, the amount of money Microsoft paid to acquire GitHub -- the company -- is more than 3000x what the open source community is getting yearly. In other words, if the open source community saved up every penny of the money they ever received, after a couple thousand years they could perhaps have enough money to buy GitHub jointly... If Microsoft GitHub is serious about helping fund open source, they should put their money where their mouth is: donate at least $1 billion to open source projects. Even a mere $1.5 million per year would be enough to make all the projects in this study become green. The article suggests concrete actions to stop this "exploitation," including donating to open source projects, as well as more scrutiny of how well open source projects are funded, and "pressuring Microsoft to donate millions to open source projects." It also suggests considering alternative licenses for new projects, and unionizing. But Chris Aniszczyk, the CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, responded on Twitter that the donation-based approach is "a path to ruin for sustainability... you solve this problem by having companies hire folks or help maintainers build businesses around their projects... let's not turn open source into a gig economy and demand more of companies instead." So what do Slashdot's readers think? Are open source developers being underfunded and exploited? And if so -- what's the solution?

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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13935339 submission
英国

エアバス、飛行中に翼の先端を跳ね上げることが可能な航空機のスケールモデルで試験飛行に成功

タレコミ by headless
headless 曰く、
エアバスが飛行中に翼の先端を跳ね上げることが可能な航空機のスケールモデルを開発し、リモート操縦による試験飛行に成功したそうだ(プレスリリースAirbus In The UKの動画ツイートSlashGearの記事)。

翼の可動部分にはエアバスが開発した半空力弾性ヒンジが用いられており、突風や乱気流の影響を受けにくくしつつ、抗力や翼全体の重さを減少させることが可能だという。先端を跳ね上げ可能な翼は軍用機で格納時のスペース確保のために用いられているが、飛行中自由に先端を上下させることが可能な翼はこれまでなかったそうだ。

翼の構造は状況に応じてロック/アンロックされるアホウドリ(albatross)の翼をヒントにしたもので、A321をベースにしたデモ機はAlbatrossOneと名付けられている。突風に柔軟な反応が可能になれば負荷が減少するため、より軽く、より長い翼を作ることが可能となり、翼を長くすれば抗力が減少する。これにより、燃料効率の向上も期待できるとのこと。

AlbatrossOneは英国・フィルトンでエアバスのエンジニアにより20か月かけて開発された。フィルトンで開発された航空機としてはコンコルド以来だという。2月に行われた試験飛行では翼の先端をロックした状態と完全にアンロックした状態での安定性が確認された。エアバスではさらなるテストを重ねたうえでデモ機をスケールアップしていく計画で、次の段階としては飛行中にロック/アンロックを切り替えて2つのモードをテストするとのことだ。
13935307 submission
ビジネス

ThinkGeek、ECサイト閉鎖を前に最終セール実施中

タレコミ by headless
headless 曰く、
ギーク向けグッズを企画・販売するThinkGeekがECサイトThinkGeek.com閉鎖を前に最終セールを実施している(ThinkGeekのヘルプ記事GameSpotの記事The Vergeの記事)。

ThinkGeek.comは7月2日をもって閉鎖となり、親会社GameStopのECサイト内での販売に移行する。ThinkGeekの商品はGameStopの実店舗3,700軒以上でも販売されるほか、全米に40軒以上あるThinkGeekの実店舗は引き続き営業を続けるとのこと。既にGameStop.comではThinkGeekの商品5,000点以上が取り扱われているものの、ThinkGeek.comにあってGameStop.comにはない商品もあるようだ。最終セールでは50%引きになるクーポンコード「MOVINGDAY」を使用できるが、日本への出荷には対応していない。

ThinkGeekを運営するGeeknetは2015年にGameStopに買収されたが、GameStopとは別にThinkGeek.comや実店舗での販売を続けていた。
typodupeerror

吾輩はリファレンスである。名前はまだ無い -- perlの中の人

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