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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

CurryCamel Re:UDP packets? (200 comments)

You wouldn't have even bothered posting, had you actually RTFA half way through:

Currently the connectome model is being transferred to a Raspberry Pi

What luxury! I remember we having only 8 bits in our processors, and we had to use Arduino to get the blog creds.

about a month ago

Five Years of the Go Programming Language

CurryCamel Re:For those interested... (82 comments)

The front page makes no mention of embedded software. Instead it talks about "commanding robots" and shows an example of connecting from a linux desktop over a serial cable.
This is not "embedded".

about a month ago

Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

CurryCamel Re:Who fucking wrote this? (594 comments)

And why is trasporting people so much nobler than giving them a thrill? Why is dying for the cause or 'trasporting people' more acceptable than dying for 'making people's lifes happier'?

I guess your answer to "what is the meaning of life" is quite opposite to mine.

about a month and a half ago

Facebook Wants You To Vote Tuesday

CurryCamel Vote Tuesday! (165 comments)

Or Wednesday will win?
Why is this on article on /.?

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?

CurryCamel I'm with Saunalahti/Elisa (170 comments)

Only cap is the LTE is throttled to 50Mbps, and price doesn't include foreign calls or SMS.
But I guess you/your grandmother don't live in their service area, as pretty much evey carrier here has a similar offer, and its impossible to miss the ads.

about 2 months ago

Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

CurryCamel Re:Clipper Chip Anyone? (575 comments)

Beacuse those who understand or know history fail to teach the rest of us? Or at least provide a link.

No - the wikipedia article doesn't relly teach us why it failed. Besides it being obvioulsy a bad idea. Bad ideas have thrived earlier - what made the clipper chip idea different from any other bad idea that passes to a law?

about 3 months ago

Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

CurryCamel Re:I thought this was long ago debunked (275 comments)

The nVidia rendering surely didn't take the reflection of these mirrors into account when rendering this "proof"!
It is a hoax! q.e.d.

about 3 months ago

NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs

CurryCamel Re:Only 4 displays, sticking to AMD. (125 comments)

Most companies nowadays recognise that developers are far more productive with at least 2 monitors. Where I work we all have 2 dell monitors attached to a laptop docking station for our company issue laptop so we can actually use 3 screens

Not quite true. Any perceived increase in productivity is greatly offset by me trying to fine-tune the scripts that handle the screens when docking and undocking, and the docking station showing all 5 (!! HDMI, DVI, VGA and 2xDP) video outputs as "DP2", and cloning the output between them.
Yes, I am running Linux. No, this is not 1999.
Thankyou Lenovo & Intel.

about 3 months ago

Developing the First Law of Robotics

CurryCamel Re:That's interesting data but.... (165 comments)

"He was shaken by an unwelcome insight. Lives did not add as integers. They added as infinities."
(Lois McMaster Bujold, Borders of Infinity)

about 3 months ago

Developing the First Law of Robotics

CurryCamel Re:So, he's a crappy programmer... (165 comments)

I bet (before reading TFA) that the system started to oscillate.
(i.e. Hinder one from falling in, and its chance of falling in becomes less than the others - so rush to the other to hinder it. Then repeat.)

Then I watched the video - it didn't get even to that point.
Or then it did start oscillate, but the feedback was given too soon (I am going to help this human - ergo the others chances are now worse).

I was confused. What happened here. Why is this "research" done, or reported on /.? Then I realized: the "news" here is that robots are programmed by humans.
This is certainly not news for nerds. But seems it is news for non-nerds. And that is "stuff that matter".

about 3 months ago

High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

CurryCamel Re:999 (600 comments)

And "999 users" plus "nothing is uploaded anywhere else so it would be pretty hard to hack".

about 3 months ago

Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

CurryCamel Re:power consumption? (208 comments)

In 64 bit, C++ std::string up to 22 chars in size don't allocate any memory

The compiler I tried with does.
Would you have a link that explains this? And which compiler is this clever?

about 3 months ago

Robot Operating System To Officially Support ARM Processors

CurryCamel Re:Linux version first? (33 comments)

If ROS is the operating system (I'm assuming the userland from context, never heard of this before now) and Linux is the kernel, then what does an "android version" even mean? Its not evident from TFAs.

And what the heck have the robots been running on up till now? x86-windows?

about 3 months ago

Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

CurryCamel Re:What about his "victims'" actions? (140 comments)

Because they always are.

Now, just now, we have caught a bully in the action. Please don't spoil the moment.

What he did - i.e. reversed the role from victim to bully makes him a hero for all who are bullied. But no less a bully.

How he did it was a bit over the top. But that is irrelevant, as bullies always are over the top. At least from the victims' viewpoint.

I sincerely hope both parties learned their lessons. But I also know half of his victims hadn't even realized they had gone too far. Just like he himself didn't notice. I don't envy the judge's task of determining what is "justice" here.

about 3 months ago

Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

CurryCamel Re:RT.com? (540 comments)

I always thought it was US propaganda, actually. Nobody seems to care about blockading Cuba, and even the US government trades with Cuba (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_Naval_Base).

about 3 months ago


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Score:5, Troll

CurryCamel CurryCamel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Just meta-modded a entry scored 0, Troll.

It commented on sensitive issues (religion), but was clearly not a troll. But it wasn't especially interesting, insightful or funny. Just underrated (at 0 points). Definetly worth 1 or perhaps even 2 points. So I meta-modded up, for 'underrated'.

This made me think - has anyone seen a "Score:5, Troll"?


Context in /.'s meta-moderation

CurryCamel CurryCamel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

So Slashdot wanted me to meta-moderate. But all the entries are completely void of context. This means funny or insightful replies are easily lost as incomprehensible mumbo-jumbo.

Perhaps this is what is sought after? If not - please, slashdot, add a possibility to see the parent of a comment in meta-moderation.

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