* Posts by JPD

7 posts • joined 10 Oct 2011

Proto Steam box may feel your arousal, hints Valve daddy

JPD

Re: Electric shocks when hit by a plasma bolt

old news - MS ActiveDeath technology has been around since 2001 - just waiting for developers to support it :)

http://www.bbspot.com/News/2001/06/xbox.html

Sinofsky's new blogski: Windows 8 king reborn as management guru

JPD

Re: "without adequate explanation"

If you don't provide proper information about your personal reasons for resignation, you may end up in the Village.

- the new number two,,,,

Vint Cerf: 'COMMUNISTS want to seize the INTERNET'

JPD

Re: 'Few Americans are taken in by that kind of nonsense'

Wow, I must have hit a little close to home...although I do note a lack of any substantive reply both here and in that thread...ok that's expected. Again, there's a big difference between private capital at risk and public cronyism. Not much to disagree with there...

BTW - You're not downloading communism, but you are stealing...

It's fun poking the trolls...occasionally, but it gets boring pretty quickly...

Police called after Romney's email and Dropbox accounts cracked

JPD

classic "talk without think" episode...

so, 80% of Bain's companies were successfully turned around, and the other 20% were already on their last legs, Bain invested money that it lost when they couldn't be saved. One happened to be in the solar industry.

Solyndra was a giveaway of money (taxpayer money, not even his money!) to insiders that was already going under. There was no risk taking, no attempt at recovery, just theft, like the rest of the stimulus slush fund.

I think you had your nouns misplaced, someone could read your post and think Romney was the evil one, when any objective reading of the facts clearly show you probably meant otherwise...

Google Knowledge Graph straddles semantic web and Star Trek

JPD

Re: Knowledge Graph Introduction

Not necessarily disagreeing, but that video didn't show anything earthshattering to me - for certain classes of objects they picked attribute sets that seemed relevant, and extended their search to include those attributes

very similar to amaon (and a million other) recommendations engines.

if the attribute tree defines/isolates parameters without human guidance and organizes its structure more dynamically, then this is much more interesting (the part I'm not disagreeing with, since that video didn't make any of that clear, being a million-foot introduction...)

Steve Jobs' death clears way for rumoured 4in 'iPhone 5' screen

JPD

Re: Big screens

LOVE my note - I have big enough hands to use it one-handed and i'm never without a BT stereo headset (had to hold it up to my head a couple of times...not remotely cool) :)

The screen is amazing for video, email and book/paper reading...really useful.

Also, it's the first device since my original HP iPaq that's started lots of conversations...

Overall VERY happy with the device...

Laptop shoots spike into owner's hand

JPD
Terminator

Maybe it was really a Dawson's Creek Trapper Keeper...

...protecting it's "human" owner by sending spikes through the hands of an android trying to steal it...

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