* Posts by r_c_a_d_t

14 posts • joined 27 Oct 2016

Talk in Trump's tweets tells whether tale is true: Code can mostly spot Prez lies from wording


It looks odd to me that the training data was tweets between Feb 2018 and Apr 2018, but the test data was tweets between Nov 2017 and Jan 2018.

So they trained with "current data" to predict the past? Isn't that the wrong way round?

Sorry, Mr Zuckerberg isn't in London that day. Or that one. Nope. I'd give up if I were you


I have been dithering over deleting my facebook account for ages. Now I am definitely going to do it. Maybe.

Douglas Adams was right, ish... Super-Earth world clocked orbiting 'nearby' Barnard's Star


Re: Getting a probe there?

As I understand it (or not) quantum entanglement does not provide faster-than-light communication.


A web where the user has complete control of their data? Sounds Solid, Tim Berners-Lee


Re: Durh! Why should I bovver ?

Great. I'm happy if those people stay on facebook while the (hopefully significant) minority get on with something more useful.

1% of 2 billion is still 20 million. That's a significant number of people.

No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project


Re: Dictionary anyone?

I have family outside the major urban centres. Many of them voted Leave because they thought that all the arguments about the economy were protecting the "city folk". They didn't care if "we" were worse off, because they resent the "city folk" talking down to them all the time - and by extension the EU are just remote city folk. So all the arguments about whether the UK would be better or worse off outside the EU were completely wasted on them. It was the "taking back control" meme that resonated with them.

The Leave/Remain split isn't stupid vs clever. It is more about the focus on economy vs control.

You've been Zucked: Facebook boss refuses to face-off with Brit MPs


Re: I don't blame him...

Yes. I am no fan of Facebook but this is the same committee that decided Bradley Wiggins had not broken any rules but had "crossed an ethical line" based mostly on "secret" evidence from a source that they refused to name.

Damian Collins is a shameless self-publicist who wants M. Zuckerberg to attend the committee to bolster his own ego.

Uber breaks self-driving car record: First robo-ride to kill a pedestrian


Speed limit?

"The self-driving vehicle was doing 38MPH in a 35MPH zone, we're told."

Huh? If the AI can exceed the speed limit, then there is something wrong with it. It either can't measure its speed accurately, doesn't know what the speed limit is everywhere, or has a tolerance programmed in.

I wonder what the actual limits are...

NHS OKs offshoring patient data to cloud providers stateside


That's pretty much what UKCloud are https://ukcloud.com/ they already handle data for those entities in UK data centres.

Surprised they weren't mentioned in the article...

UK exam chiefs: About the compsci coursework you've been working on. It means diddly-squat


Re: CompSci without coursework

Unfortunately I have found this too. In all the subjects I have looked at, not just computer science.

Try downloading some past papers and look at the marking schemes. There is some flexibility, but not much.

Stray too far from the beaten track and you are "wrong". This is why students are basically coached in how to pass the exam ... "first you write this (1 mark) then this (1 mark) then..."

Google, Twitter gleefully spew Texas shooter fake news into netizens' eyes


Re: The S*n do it all the time

The person in front of me at the coffee shop today bought The S*n _and_ The Daily M*il.

I wept inside.

Wanna get started with practical AI? Check out this chap's Rubik's Cube solving neural-net code


Re: Yeah right

Most right-handed cubers solve the cube one-handed with their left hand. That's because the fastest algorithms for a righty two-handed use a lot of R turns. Those turns are hard to make with your right hand alone. So you have to either learn a whole lot of new algorithms, or use your left hand.

Survey: Tech workers are terrified they will be sacked for being too old


Re: Age bias tells young people that they have no future in the IT industry

Especially with the short lifespan of many jobs now; no more jobs for "life". I have had few problems with age bias once I was in a job. But having been made redundant 3 times now, it is getting harder and harder to find a good job as I age.

UK attorney general plans crackdown on 'trial by social media'


Re: A friend of mine was doing Jury Service recently

Or people who work for a reasonable employer that will pay them as normal while on jury service. As mine did, for 2 weeks, because they recognised it as a public good.

Hypernormalisation: Adam Curtis on chatbots, AI and Colonel Gaddafi


Re: Should be on the box

Probably because it is too long. I enjoyed watching it, but there were plenty of times when I wished the editing had been a lot tighter. With a bit of effort he ought to be able to deliver the same message in under 2 hours.

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