Re: re. The Party Monument
It's clearly a willy
6100 posts • joined 28 May 2010
It's clearly a willy
Unless the the item is approaching laptop prices I doubt there is much in the way of either hardware or programming that could be honestly described as smart or intelligent
You mean like a Raspberry Pi? Or a £50 smart-phone? The whole driving force behind IoT is that fairly powerful computers are now dirt cheap to the extent you can put them in stuff at little extra cost.
These things could work great - your smoke alarm raises your house lights (maybe leaving the kids' rooms out for you to alert them).
Worth buying a band 2 cheap then? Is lack of support a big deal if the features are already good?
I have a v1 and liked it other than the dire battery life when cycling with GPS, I thought the v2 looked great.
So other than all the leading feature-rich wearables - Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, 'most' people associate wearables with phone OS?
When a human grows up amidst people with racist views and so on, they often adopt them thinking this is normal.
So in this way the bot seems quite lifelike!
Kids have always loved getting into places they shouldn't be, even before the days of smartphones. I don't think placing an onus on kids to act like mature adults is realistic or indeed desirable. How many times did we have adventures which looking back, were a hair's breadth away from being very dangerous?
I think this was supposed to be tagged as Bootnotes but it got through as a serious piece. It's almost like reading the Daily Mail.
A slightly higher standard of journalism might be hoped for... sure make the joke but do you really need to hammer it so crassly? And I don't even like Pokemon!
It's a valid argument, though one that's hard to have since it requires billions to die, but generally isn't high birth rate a sign of a nation with poor healthcare and life expectancy? As countries become developed, birth rates naturally seem to drop to closer to 1 in 1 out?
Age old argument - is money more efficient through private, uncontrolled enterprise, or government which has more bureaucracy but is not at one person's whim?
Also you do all realise MArk's taxes and Facebook's taxes are entirely separate. He's not spending FB money on this, as I understand, but his own personal fortune.
For MS to be involved I assumed there was some application of this, but the article doesn't seem to mention anything beyond the abstract.
Is it pure research or are there known theoretical uses of this?
Computers are a security threat, period.
Generally speaking people will be interested in vulnerabilities they can make money off, so while senseless vandalism attacks will doubtless happen - cue a BBC news story about a rash of such attacks by teenage hackers - I don't see that aspect being the big worry.
The PureView would be worse than the 1020 for a usable phone experience though.
As for "A basic phone, hotspot, small laptop or tablet, and a micro four-thirds or bridge model camera." yeah you really get the concept of a mobile phone...
I liked WP - I had a cheap 610 as my first smartphone on 7.0 -> 7.5 and then plumped for a 1020 running 8.1 which I bought outright for £240 - a bargain for a top-end phone.
As I understand it, there STILL isn't anything which topples the PureView/1020 camera which is a real shame since that was my reason for getting such a large phone!
Anyone got any suggestions what to replace it with - mine is dying and I don't want to go WP10?
Maybe it's held somewhere with excellent travel links to the rest of the country, where half the nation's population are within an hour's travel?
Nah, they're just out to get you. They should hold it in Cornwall, home of the future space port.
It's a hugely popular platform and has genuinely changed the way humans communicate (whether for good or for bad) so is very powerful. However just because something is valuable doesn't automatically make it profitable.
We were expecting Facebook to flop commercially but they seem to have turned it around after some wobbles. It does seem Twitter is struggling and it is rather confusing this is the case considering just how big a deal it is.
140 is quite a lot if you actually get 140 for the text. If you find you need substantially more it might just be that Twitter isn't the best platform.
Wasn't there some talk of converging?
Sorry but you can't say you are taxed >50% on all you earn because you spend some of your earnings on things that include tax. You are taxed the amount you pay in tax on your earnings. You can include NI (in the UK, presumably similar elsewhere), to claim otherwise is misleading for dramatic effect.
Why is Woz paying >50% on all he earns?
The whole point is people LIKE using an IDE. That is actually a fact.
Well there are lots of cross-platform projects for one thing.
Ha, I am also friends with Chris.
Just have wait and see I guess.
In terms of design and UX they have been innovative. Taking some proof-of-concept R&D and turning it into a polished mass-market product which changes the world of IT IS innovation - it's just not R&D. Innovation and invention are quite different things.
>>I don't really see the point of this, unless it happens for all lighting, everywhere
>>Unless most people spend hours every night in darkened rooms staring at their mobiles
Um, that's rather the point - lots and lots of people do spend their time playing on their phone or watching Netflix, or reading a book on their tablet, in bed with the lights off. Plus it's closer to your eyes. And I think even modern lighting is quite yellow unless you deliberately put bright white bulbs in your bedroom.
Or rather, professionals who are good at their jobs. Journalists would be excused for not knowing the difference ;)
Your phone won't send you to sleep. It just won't stop you going to sleep any more. Like a book.
If it's on by default you don't need to notice.
I mean you could have used one of those images for the headline instead of filling up half a page with a silly stock image...
Thanks. I think I've got 3.4.2 (and have had for ages!) so maybe this only affects people who never go online with their device.
Will the firmware version number reported change? Because Kindle doesn't tell you it has updated unless you go looking for it.
I've received no emails and I have a Kindle Keyboard 3g which surely pre-dates 2013...
A few people but I think that's an overly derogatory position. More simply, lots of people have the money that they can buy an Apple Watch as just another fun gizmo. They might have several great watches already, buy one of these and play with it for a bit before it goes in a drawer, the way we might by a Pi or some £10 remote control helicopter.
If you're wealthy, you don't need a great justification for spending £500.
This talk of "entitlement" and "needing to feel important" is simply a response from jealous people who want to prove that they're better than those who are rich. Why bother? You're neither better nor worse. Just poorer.
Sure, but a year or two later Deep Blue would have mashed him - these days nobody even questions if a human could beat a computer. That Alpha has come right out and done so well so soon is pretty damning. All the human players were talking about how easily they would beat it 2 weeks ago...
Interesting point. However after 4 games, the computer still won game 5. Human players have the same issues of having to learn each others' style of play and you'd expect the best player in the world to adapt very fast.
They may well open-source this or sell it so we'd be able to know for sure but considering this is basically a 1.0 version (if that) and it ALREADY beats the top player, exactly how long do you think humans will be able to keep up?
It's a very narrow definition of intelligence to demand it learns in the same way a human does.
You make the comparison of "an accurately trained monkey" - a monkey cannot read but it is certainly intelligent. If we could make something as smart as a monkey, that would be pretty remarkable.
You definition of "real AI" is not the same as everyone else's.
You and all those who have upvoted your faux-authoritative answer are totally wrong (why are people trusting someone who got 27% in their maths exam to discuss the principles of advanced maths and computer science?!)
>>Intelligence is not about knowing stuff. Any twat can know stuff. Even more wankers can look stuff up, which is all this charade does
The very point of this ENTIRE project is that Go is NOT about knowing stuff or looking stuff up. That's why Go was chosen, because you CAN'T brute-force it. Even the top players have to rely on intuition and 'gut-feeling' rather than, say, chess where every move can be analysed and explained by the player and expert commentators.
The people who wrote this software didn't know how to beat the top player at Go. They designed some software to figure out the answer to that question. More than likely, they actually do not know how it works themselves - that's a key feature of neural networks.
So this is entirely ground-breaking and very cool. Not specifically relating to Go, but as proof of progress in machine learning and neural networks. Software that figures out how to solve the task given it is pretty much a definition of one part of AI.
No necessarily that it will get widely used, I just find it inspiring that people do this kind of stuff. Every now and then, one takes off BIG.
Here maps are great on my phone. Free to download for pretty much any country I wanted to visit, both for walking around or full turn-by-turn GPS (also excellent).
Azure clients running Linux would be a great example of a good target market (is this common?) Clients who are interested in .NET on Linux would be another though these are probably rare (for now).
Any sensible company who finds their options for a serious DB have just increased should investigate, it's not like there are loads of options as it is.
And then there are companies who use a mix of technologies.
Linux is STILL absolutely nowhere on the desktop. And this doesn't seem to be changing. It's the servers where making Linux software makes sense.
I suppose some people really find odd things fun. Installing OS certainly doesn't do it for me.
Maybe this is a dumb question but could this be delivered to Mars by dropping it pre-built at the edge of the atmosphere?
e.g. construct it in Earth orbit and throw it at Mars?
I have ABP on my PC but have not (as far as I know) ever tried installing anything on my iPad, my WinPhone, or my Mac (used rarely). I don't find the web a horrible place on the unblocked devices but then I don't tend to visit sites with awful ads. Or maybe my brain blocks the ads for me.
Oh, other than ads on Youtube. They are a PITA.
It takes several blows to disable Jonny 5 - it only takes one to disable a human.
Yeah, it's awful that they're actively seeking out disabled people to pay them a lot of money.
I don't see how you get that.
Jeeves and Wooster is an absolutely brilliant TV show. Up there with Yes Minister in my book.
Why do you need multi-touch to buy a train ticket?
One reason against "why not just put the data centre on the coast" is cost. The coastline is often premium residential property and not ideally suited to big ugly data centres ruining sea views.
It seems a bit of a wacky proposition, but these things are worth at least exploring.
Bit of a slap in the face for all those claiming "FB will never make money" and "the shares will crash and burn".