Re: Your arsehole sthn. hemisphere 'moderators'
13060 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
If Deckard was an android, why was he wandering around unchecked while Holden was busy trying to round up the Nexus 6s
Go back to bed, Lucas!
It's secretly a secret test by slimy megacorps in cahoots with the (possibly corporate-financed) cops where the guy who plays the future Admiral Adama knows what's going on!
Being suppressed by the government, same as the water-as-fuel motor.
This article references DARPA work.
How about some Rodney Brooks instead? I haven't been following "Nouvelle AI" (described in "Cambrian Intelligence") during the last decade (too much webshit filling all available brainslots but I have been getting back into logic programming a bit ... Answer Set Programming sounds really
sweetuseful). I remember reading research on "Cog" has been discontinued and Brooks & Company are now selling a sturdy, marketable single-arm manipulator robot.
"Duncan Idaho" was always a skilled "actual human". Not so the "androids" of PKD (which are different from the ones in the movie). Roombas looking like humans actually.
They were wet-ware with wipe-dates, no silicon involved.
This is correct, but of course testing for this special makeup physically would have been easy-peasy. A drop of blood and check the DNA. Done! (Like the Gaius Baltar test which was not handled all to well in BSG at all).
The Philip K Dick novel's androids appear to have been a mix of robotic and organic bits.
Not that I know. They were, however, devoid of natural human reactions and empathy (psychopathic) and killing them was considered taking out the trash. Even Rachel was the most horribly sadistic and manipulative thing.
This would only be half as exiting if there was a reactionless drive...
TFW you remember the first time your read about "Delta-v" in the novelization of "2001 - A Space Odyssey" back in the 70s.
"At the moment my closest approach is sixty miles; it will increase to about a hundred as Japetus rotates beneath me, then drop back to zero. I'll pass directly over the thing in thirty days – but that's too long to wait, and then it will be in darkness, anyway.
"Even now, it's only in sight for a few minutes before it falls below the horizon again. It's damn frustrating – I can't make any serious observations.
"So I'd like your approval of this plan. The space pods have ample delta vee for a touchdown and a return to the ship. I want to go extravehicular and make a close survey of the object. If it appears safe, I'll land beside it – or even on top of it.
"The ship will still be above my horizon while I'm going down, so I won't be out of touch for more than ninety minutes.
'Tm convinced that this is the only thing to do. I've come a billion miles – I don't want to be stopped by the last sixty."
You seem to be living in a sheltered world.
> block de-duplication
USB sticks have block deduplication?
You don't need to worry about multiple overwrites to 'really' erase it per DOD standard any more than you need to write multiple times to RAM to erase it
You needed to worry about multiple overwrites when disks were in the multi-megabyte size. Pretty sure there is paper about that floating around the Internet.
Good luck getting your STM microscope out to recover my once-zero data from remanent magnetic zones.
And there was me hoping for the noise of a good old fashioned head crash.
Please explain in 100 words or less why exactly you expected this to happen.
8 sockpuppets are easy to engineer
burn up electricity and bandwidth on empty responses to spurious requests.
This coming from someone posting in El Reg Forums.
What a silly name. It tells us nothing.
Are those neural networks? I suppose the board is not meant to do inductive logic programming. Why does it need to learn? It's too late to learn, it has to fight now. Please, we need to know more.
Stop spouting memes you don't understand.
COBOL is a tool. It is an unwieldy tool from back when machines had memory in KByte sizes and a single KHz CPU and three terminals, structured programming was starting to be considered a neat idea and when most everyone had no idea what adequate program syntax might look like, even less what types were (dependent, OO or otherwise) and how a compiler could check code. Time to retire the crap.
And if you program program your mainframe in assembler... well ...
Good for hotel room management,
IT operations (and even development?) Not so much.
Even if quality gurus affirm otherwise (they wouldn't be gurus if they actually spent the time doing the stuff they are talking about though, they would just be another trash compactor maintenance person)
I suppose the damage caused elsewhere would come out of your pocket since you were the one who decided not to update to get the latest codebase?
We are reaching feudal levels of exploitation here.
"Didn't till the lord's land (which he so magnanimously bestowed on you) for free? You had the chance. Now PAY!"
Wolfpack sounds nicer
> Not bell curve
> Thumb down
Looks like some NASA engineer from the STS booster design team is here
Ok, so they are burning kerosene, but temperatures are rather high, so why so much deposits? Plus, there are patches of material looking like Andromeda Strain on the engine bells. Doesn't most of that come from after the landing when the rocket cools down with lots of gases swirling around?
I hope we are all familiar with the failure bell curve.
The idea that there is a bell curve in the failurerate/launchcount graph (for any given subset of devices) is an unwarranted assumption. Time will tell - if SpaceX takes off.
Company X may well have looked at the research papers, thought "oh that's clever, how we we do the same thing in a slightly different way?".
Because reading research papers and making things in different ways is verboten in the "EVERYTHING BELONGS TO ME! MEEE!!" world of modern "business".
The whole house of cards of savage mendacity must come down. It just must.
where no manufacturer of anything is ever going to want to offer anyone the option to tinker for themselves ever again
Only in environments where the goal is to win a captive market, the initial hit is free, or nearly so, and the business model absolutely depends on a subsequent revenue stream from said captive market.
If your statement was true, there would be no PC games at all. Pointing at "freetardism" as the reason for disempowerment, hardware locking and suppressive legal manoeuvers is just setting up a strawman.
In the business model we have here "customers" are basically revenue cattle who have little control over what they "consume" and who accept the concomitant risks: security risks due to vulnerable cloud infrastructure and unfixed problems with their gear, risks of seeing their system being "discontinued" with no recourse at any time (possibly taking the "content" with it), risks of seeing their system destroyed or rendered inoperable as the "War on IP Infringement" rages and risks of getting few "add-ons", if not advertisements, that they do not want at their expense.
Luckily one can still chose to say "no" to this kind of bullshit, but seeing the utter disgrace that the "mobile device" market it, maybe not for much longer. Some people are ok for this, but then again, some people are okay for paying taxes for which they get shit healthcare and large mansions for parliamentarians. To each his own.
You seem to be one of the few person with superpowers able to actually assure us of the absence of (any further) bugs in "gated community for your convenience" Apple gear?
Or else your trolling is on 4chan level.
We dont kno dat
China has piles of cash, which means huge capital splurges in all directions. Which has caused a global glut of stuff. Steel, aluminium, rubber ... and consumer electronics.
We are not off to an auspicious start:
China has piles of cash
No. China prints piles of cash. Not the same. China also has lots of Federal Reserve Notes, realistically called "paper with pretty pictures" (or else promises by the unborn US generation to pay things back eventually if one extends leftist thinking that we just 'owe it to ourselves')
China has pulled in the concrete and steel so far like no-one else
That particular bubble of malinvestments is now deflating and built-up overcapacity is showing itself.
This is what causes a global glut of steel and other stuff for constructions.
Inb4 "MUH INDUSTRIAL JOBS"
Wearables are perhaps the most obvious symptom of overproduction, because they remain a solution looking for a problem.
"Overproduction" does not exist as such, unless you have a company or a whole sector that wants to commit suicide quickly. Malinvestments due to easy cash, which is then sold by politicians and "economists" as "getting out of the recession" but is just another way to burn down the house while you smoke grass to keep calm, is, however, what we are looking at here.
Legislation will come to the rescue indeed.
I could imagine requirements for special hardware that must be able listen for unfiltered ISP-emitted packets not far in the future. To catch copyright infringers, of course.
> Absolutely ridiculous comment that shows a basic lack of knowledge.
If you say so, extremely skilled commentator.
> Without getting a microscope out and examining the 3D printed chip, how do you know that the 3D printer actually created exactly what you told it to?
What else would it have created? Does it have a library of everything printable and a specail rom with Evil Patches to apply on need? WTF?
But yeah, maybe you are in a virtual reality, who knows?
> Overall, my code is like nobody else's.
Code is for reading by other programmers.
Your work is utterly useless and if you have managers, they should remove themselves from the gene pool.
Probably needs a special Developer Darwin Award.
Is it the news or the Half-Life-2-setting-sun-atmosphere that pervades everything?
Microsoft does not have a patent on the concept of a slider, they have a patent for a particular *appearance* of a slider.
That this even exists is testament to the utter stupidity of the american art of "capitalism", which has nothing to do with actual capitalism but quite a lot with nepotism, protectionism and toll-boothing of everything that you can. The environment is extremely toxic. This is what you get when lawyers, bureaucrats and politicians dependent on slush money are given free reign.
This is a look and feel suit
There are actually people out there who think "a look and feel suit" makes sense. How about a "touch and hear" suit?
It is not a "software patent" and the EFF says as much. But the word "patent" is not in there for shits and giggles. The fact that a suit exists is testament to the fact that this a real "patent": it claims some kind of ownership.
Now I'm even more depressed.
This is not going well.
Please explain how a "license" is supposed to fix anything.
Maybe one needs a license to read books, because there is lots of dangerous and sexual stuff in there that could lead to emotional instability? Plus, it would bring in the monies and provide bureaucratic jobs.
I didn't know 7-bit character files still existed?
For all we know, it might have been patriotic Nazis wanting to to get heard.
Lightly dressed in cashmere, was she?
...and I do hope that liberal gun laws will keep it that way.
(in the ancient sense of "liberal", not the minding-your-business for-your-own-good spending-your-money responsibility-to-protect genocidal controlfreak "liberals" of today)
> it's a minor privacy breach
Jesus Christ, the things one hears in 2015.
Where is Gordon Freeman when you need to break something?
It's no use, you will now have to get a new credit card anyway because, how can you be sure?
It's an epic fuckup make no mistake and "1 year of free credit monitoring" won't cut it.
You are not alone, DropBear.
Working from the office now...
The VMS OS created to run on Dec Alpha CPUs.
BSD systems are true real UNIX systems.
Keeper of the flame, we shall....
No wait, this is just bait.