Re: These energy detectors are not discriminating enough
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1637 posts • joined 6 Jun 2007
You can run one over the internet on Raspberry Pi's, and it's great for those wanting a bit of nostalgia, but...
..what gets my goat is a couple of genetic throwbacks insisting on posting to comp.sys.raspberrypi via a Fidonet gateway on a BBS, annoying everyone else by having 90's style flame wars with each other, complete with broken threading, awful non standard quoting and incorrect timestamps - thanks to the ancient BBS software.
The bloat is nothing new, I had to reinstall Visual Studio 2013 on an old laptop last night. I only wanted C++ and C# so unticked every optional component, and it claimed to need 9GB. After installation it had actually used over 12GB, and included crap I'd specifically told it not to, such as Windows Phone and Silverlight SDKs.
Running Linux Mint Mate desktop on a 2GB Atom netbook, with Chromium, Thunderbird and a couple of terminal windows open, takes 774MB of memory with the 32 bit version, and 1.2GB with the 64 bit version. The 64 bit is faster, until you've been using the browser a while and it starts to swap, the 32 bit version lasts a lot longer before it starts to do this. The machine has a SSD, but being an Atom is a slow SATA2 bus, so swapping is still very painful.
I've got both versions, as already some 3rd party software is x86_64 only. So it looks like ARM is the only place where 32bit is OK, and incidentally a 32bit Raspberry Pi 3 runs faster and lasts longer before swapping, despite only having 1GB of memory and driving a 1920x1200 monitor rather than a tiny 1024x600 laptop screen.
It receives a raw interface describing the current state of the game with a list of available units and their properties as input
AlphaStar has a few advantages compared to its human opponents. It played a slightly dated version of the game “geared for research” rather than for entertainment, and could glance at the whole map. Everything not hidden by the fog of war, including its own units and its enemies can be seen at once. Humans don’t get this luxury, and instead only see bits and pieces by clicking on parts of the map.
It would have to be pretty shoody AI not to win with such an advantage.
When the AI is playing the same game, i.e. with the same interface as the human, and it wins, then report the story.
Do you want to be the one who signs off on the use of something that could potentially screw over the GPS receivers aboard dozens of airliners, opening you up to ruinously expensive compensation claims as well as properly grounding all the holidaymakers jetting off for Christmas? No, thought not.
Lack of GPS will not ground airliners, they have other navigation and precision landing systems. The main problem would likely to be passengers getting lost while driving to the airfield, despite all the signage.
Pantile does not work as well as RGB. Black or white text against a white or black background is indistinguishable, but if you have coloured text and/or a coloured background, it looks awfully fuzzy. This was particularly noticeable with the lower resolution screens of early phones, such as the original 480x800 Galaxy S which used Amoled Pantile, and the Galaxy S2 which had the same resolution but Superamoled.
We picked up a Gear VR (last but one model) for £40 on ebay, which is about right seeing here is very little content, particularly free stuff. My 3 and 5 year old love the dinosaur rollercoaster, which I find nauseating (despite being a pilot). I've just noticed on the box its says for 11 years and older, so I'm probably ruining them for life.
Let's not forget these comparison sites were no better than spammers, polluting search results with pages of links to utterly useless pages. They needed de-ranking for everyone's sanity, and the EU should not be forcing any search engine to let them back in the top results.
I believe its a reference to the Titanic, a ship which was claimed to be the most advanced ever developed, and completely unsinkable, but turned out to be a disaster. Intel's disastrous Itanium processor was dubbed the Itanic and Microsoft's disastrous OS is dubbed the Win-10-nic.
Octane flopped because Intel relentlessly hyped XPoint as being thousands of times better than flash in every metric, but by the time it arrived on the market it turned out to have a bit better latency, and otherwise a massive disappointment. I'm not surprised Micron want to get as far away from that 'I' as possible, and build a market for their version of XPoint based on its actual merit.
Just on the basis of what I've been working on today, every failed build could be fixed in an obvious way, but quite often just getting a clean build doesn't remove an underlying bug caused by a very human development process. I'm not sure a bot submitting fixes would get me to code working in a way I intended, any faster.
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