20 posts • joined Tuesday 24th November 2009 18:16 GMT
On GUI's and Truth
That someone would judge an operating system by it's user interface shows the depth of the understanding of an operating system and that someone would judge stem cell research to be more important that an operating system built by the people of the world for the people of the world shows the depth of the understanding of the world network we have before us in scope, ownership, and human understanding of our world.
Of course, the linux GUI is fantastic, I have worked with it and have, at one time, understood how it functioned. But let us not confuse the point with such facts. There will ever be those who do not understand, I'm ok with that because I can find out the truth, thanks in no small way to the man who started linux.
It's Not Just About the Toilet Crud
I know how to clean behind the toilet. Proper cleaning, however, is not a trivial job as I understand it. I think this new robot is really cool and I mean "a good thing" and I'm hoping that this company will continue with it's robot inventions.
What we need though is to have every high school in the U.S.A. administer a robot design class and it looks to me that having a specific design goal of a cleaning robot would be a good choice. Not even so much for the goal of building a working robot in itself but for the computer and mathematics model that would go into the control system. We need to be thinking of things like this because our education system needs to be overhauled.
My Concept on the two-sided universe
My concept on the two-sided universe, and I'm no physicist so this is naive, is that there are, well, two sides but the separation is inter-dimensional somehow rather than a 4-space separation like either side of a sphere. There would be a naturally occurring force or condition keeping the two sides separate. It would be easy here to say good and evil, but that would just be silly. Would make a foundation for a really cool science fiction/horror film though, if done well. How would you pass from one side to the other, you ask? Not a mirror, that's been done.
Quantum Computing will not be like we see it now
Since we are all being very funny here perhaps you can humor my conjecture. Since I can't think of anything funny right now.
If you consider the observations that quantum theory is based upon and if you look at the principles involved, I think you have to conclude that what is occurring at the quantum level is outside of time. Furthermore we interface with what is going on through our observations which have not so much led thus far to an understanding of the multidimensional aspects of our universe but rather some ways to model some of what is going on at that level and make some mechanical predictions.
What I'm saying is that quantum computing will not be done as we see it now. It will develop. I would like to think that in the least, however, once a problem was properly set up the answer would be instantaneous. Also if we can use the properties/anomalies of quantum level physics that arise from observation, that is, consciousness, this will lead to some very interesting capabilities, even a new kind of A.I.
I would like to see a quantum computing module, much like an HPC card, which can be used in a conventional computer for experimentation or advanced computing.
Meh, not really.
I think saying that NAND will replace DRAM is kind of silly. DRAM will go through advances also. And to say that ten times more NAND memory, although slower, will be better than faster DRAM memory, ah no.
I do think that just maybe flash drives will replace disk drives but that depends on where disk drives go. Today, no way, my disk drives are at least as reliable as my SSD. Sorry to say.
Long Live The Disk Drive
The disk drive will never die. That is all.
Put the sob's in jail
I don't believe in stealing, it can't work to have all this stuff being stolen. Not like we are talking about essential things btw. I would like to see individuals and groups hunted down and put in jail for stealing digital products they don't own. Don't think there is anything wrong with that if done well.
All these complex remarks. That's fine, everyone has a point to make that bears consideration. We need an international task force, that's my point. Good minds, good technology, it can be done.
But what is it for
"While I'm glad the Internet payment fee was dropped, I wish that either a) they had kept the fee for phone payments or b) done away with phone payments altogether, and that every other non-essential utility would follow suit. They are a horribly inefficient payment processing method, usually contracted out to a third party, and subsidized by the bulk of the customers who neither need them nor would want them if they knew their price."
Now, I can understand this. The rest of it, not so much. What is the reasoning behind the processing fee? Does anyone actually know?
I BET THE ALIENS KNOW
I would say rather than education it's cultural differences. I think perhaps Mr. Combat Wombat provides an example of this. It's the attitude more than the education. Anyway, I disagree that more immigration will mean more jobs for Americans.
Physical security required
Interesting. I work in a prison and we have that. We have had inmates get the wires out from inside their cell and get their cell door open. If you don't have physical security for your control systems then you don't have security. I don't see, however, how any inmate would be able to get to the control systems without gaining access sufficient to open doors by merely pushing the buttons.
I'm afraid to say more here but what the article discussed is a concern in other ways.
You read raw HTML?
You, sir, are not statistically significant. It is clear, though, that IE users choose the blue pill.
Can't see it any other way TBH
Using robots to explore while the humans remain in orbit, this seems to me a necessary method of space exploration and I can't see it happening any other way. I do believe in robotic exploration while the human team remains on Earth but really, it's time to send astronauts up again.
The Multidimensional Universe Angle
Let's suppose that each of the possible values of each of the qubits and each possible combination can be thought of as a possible universe and let's suppose that the universe works like that and how a quantum computer can work is that two such quantum computers work together as a kind of differential comparator thus allowing the comparison to occur in 'quantum' space and the trick would be to achieve a comparison value that would have a rather high probability of being true so that while destroying the quantum states, the comparison was done in such a way that an answer of high probability would result.
It seems to me that this quantum computing could lead to an understanding of the multidimensionality of the universe, which I think is immensely cool. Because if this quantum stuff is real, isn't that what we are looking at?
Books And Cars Are Affected By The Higgs Boson Also
Concerning the energy of collision, the kinetic energy of the particles would be (1/2) * (mass) * (velocity squared), see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy. I realize that their kinetic energy is but a part of their energy but just looking at an everyday example like pushing on a book or two cars bashing and talking about the force just doesn't cover it. And btw, the understanding of energy is what this experiment is about. They speak of finding the Higgs Boson as being the particle responsible for gravity because their Standard Model says it must exist but I'm hoping they have to make a new model.