moon dwarf planet !!!
15 posts • joined 4 Nov 2008
moon dwarf planet !!!
拿我来说，欢迎我们的新“ AI ”霸主
(best I can do with Google Translate :)
Autotune turned up to 11 and (while I'm moaning) using Beats headphones to listen to it on are not the sort of technologies that deserve any celebration IMHO.
Interesting to imagine if the hardware rate of change had been much less... would we have better software tools to cram functionality into less memory and/or cpu speed ?
Is there an equivalent 'Bloat Law' for software which has kept pace with Moore's?
With AngularJS 2.0 having changed to TypeScript, the future doesn't look too rosy for Dart.
I would like to think that raising a few $billion for space exploration shouldn't be too hard if you can scam up $5m+ for some bits of cardboard with cartoons of exploding kittens on 'em.
Sadly, I think I do live in a dreamworld.
Behind all this lies the technical question of whether some AI could read a thread and decide, at least as well as some level-headed human, that a 'terrorist discussion' is taking place.
If that were possible, reliable and well-controlled, I reckon there would be a good argument for snooping on lots of communications.
Practically, that is simply not the case.
I definitely don't trust any organisation like Experian which asks that highly-secure, only-that-individual-could-know question: "Mother's maiden name?"
(I did have a bank once ring me to complain that my answer to security question: "Place of Birth" being "Jupiter" must be a mistake on my part)
Having had a uSD fail on me, I'd be *really* interested in a 64GB mirrored SD card (oh, and the phone OS support for that too)
The problem seems to be that the non-coders making the decisions want fast'n'fancy results, which will end up with some framework being used so Johnny can just type in "My Website" and choose a colour... Hey look - this 9yo just built a website! Film at 11 !
What is really needed is to get across some of the real basics (no, not BASIC), for example - codepad.org have an interactive C editor/interpreter. At the same time, you do also need to give 'em some flashy stuff to keep them interested and to demonstrate the breadth of 'coding'.
- entirely possible: http://www.alphabet.com/
You may or may not have heard of Paul Lutus; he wrote "Apple Writer" way back at the dawn of time.
I happened across his arachnoid.com website, looking for HAM radio stuff as it 'appens, then did the Wiki on him to find he's just been deleted ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Lutus ).
I think it was: "Do no evil that people can find out about."
I reckon if you had a 100Gbps line to your shiny new 10EB-worth of disks, it'd take over 3 years to fill it.
With my current ISP's speed (4Mbps) it'd take c. 75,000 years.
Anyhow, 3 years down the line we'll have bigger pendrives.
For a Mars trip, you're mainly worried about just one source of radiation - you only need to protect against particles from the sun... so just tow a large Halbach cylinder of magnets. Nasty charged things headed for you will veer off as they traverse the field.
Not quite so useful against killer krenon-ray wielding aliens tho'
Paris? attractive and highly charged.