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Advanced Chatbot Could Help With Social Awkwardness

Dan9999 it works (84 comments)

I know one that has spent time with the web and irc chatbots. It has helped his social awkwardness immensely.

1 year,19 days

Nvidia CEO: We Are Working On Next Generation Surface

Dan9999 The only reason Nvidia could be doing this is... (200 comments)

Because they will include several cameras and microphones and the GPU will always be building a context of where it is (neural nets married to gen algorithms, etc...), and what is going on around it so that when you use the device, it will already have a good idea about what you want.

That, or if you drop it, about 3 inches before it hits the ground, tiny little airbags will break the fall.

Perhaps they are creating a roll out device. 8 inches by 1 inch, but rolls out to a full 20 inches across.

Maybe they'll integrate full android app compatibility?

Maybe the thing will have little legs that come out so that when it's at the other side of the room, you can call it over to you because you're on the sofa.

Is it possible that there will be no screen and there will be lasers that will just shoot the image directly into your eyes?

Some may think that when you buy many of them, you can put them together and the screens mesh together so well that not even one pixel is out of place in the suddenly larger screen that you have.

Maybe they will really make it 3 millimeters thick... really, that would be a pretty nice change.

Maybe the OS will really allow you to "Operate the System", you know someone should really make one of those for a phone or tablet, I don't think they exist yet.

well it's gotta be something good right? Not just more of the same to think they'll break the ice.

about a year ago

HTTP 2.0 Will Be a Binary Protocol

Dan9999 Re: Makes sense (566 comments)

If you use puttys plink you can redirect tcpdump to stdout run wireshark to take stdin, google can find the command line for you.

about a year ago

Windows Blue 9364 Screenshots Show Feature Enhancements

Dan9999 what about underneath (502 comments)

As a person who will use the right os for the job and have no actual feelings about them, I'm more curious to know what has changed in the os rather than the ui. Anyone have any details? I'm waiting for automatic vm of every application, more integration with products outside the company. Another incarnation of an agent(maybe it will suck like the others but please don't stop trying), automatic knowledge of its physical location and surroundings(your remote is under the pillow), subsecond desktop transitions when a different user sits down, a simple fast api that maps all integration and configuration (slow wmi+wi+code-what-you-can is getting tedious and costs companies a lot of money)... lots more but anyways...

So, anyone have any meat on the new version?

about a year and a half ago

Developers Begin Hunt For a Killer App For Google Glass

Dan9999 help playing pool (155 comments)

An app to show when you have the right angle. Although im sure this won't go over too well once it's been found out.

about a year and a half ago

Dennis Tito's 2018 Mars Mission To Be Manned

Dan9999 Re:Very VERY stupid idea... (233 comments)

It's not as simple as the same time. They won't get emergency supplies, space between the planets is different than leo, it will be the first time in modern history that humans will be too far from other humans to be able to have a live conversation with any technology available, any current decisions in the process of being made about whether to pand people on mars will be heavily affected by the results of this trip.

Also when we do land on mars ij the future it will be nice to know that a lot of the variables will have been answered so the smaller unknown can be focussed on... the engineers will he happy about this one.

In addition the social value, space travel seeds inventive thought here on Earth and hopefully gets people to think of the larger picture.

about a year and a half ago

Dennis Tito's 2018 Mars Mission To Be Manned

Dan9999 Re:Very VERY stupid idea... (233 comments)

None of what you say is true. Being in space actually pushes food and water technology forward faster than "where it's happening" as you say. We're here and we have the option of using the resources available without trying to maximize output and that option is more often than not taken. In space there is no choice but to do the best we can with whats available because it costs so much for anything to actually be available. This leads to increases in technology for maximizing the output of available resources.

about a year and a half ago

Surface Pro Sold Out; Was It Just Understocked?

Dan9999 say what you want about the maker... (413 comments)

But an x86 device that runs all your software from your pc and can be secured (or configured to company policy) with an exiating infrastructure will be interesting to many.

Also, are there any numbers to support the low numbers or is it fud?

about a year and a half ago

Cooking Up the Connected Kitchen

Dan9999 keep inventory of my food (141 comments)

I want the kitchen to know all the food that i have, and if there's something that it doesn't know then it asks me and i tell it. At the very least ot would show me some pictures of what it could possibly be if ot doesn't understand me. With cameras, scales also it should also know how much i have of everything.

With all that, it should be able to suggest different meals with what i have. This is the whole reason for all this.

Of course it could suggest an ingrediant here or there for something else, and of i likenthe suggestion, remind me when i use my app on my phone when im at the grocery store to check if i have eggs at home.

No half ass implementation please, i wouldnt have patience to configure anything or add app nto make it do what i want like these programs that pass for operating systems these days where operating the system is the last priority of their existence.

Oh, another unrelated kitchen wish would be a couple of robotic arms that would move along the back of the counter and pick up, clean, dry and put away all dirty dishes. Yes, no more dishwasher. Bonus points if i can throw the plate from the dining room table.

I would be willing to pay the amount of a new compact car for that last one.

about a year and a half ago

Ray Kurzweil Joins Google As Director of Engineering

Dan9999 a few things missing (148 comments)

Logically there are a few things that need to come out of the industry before a singularity should even be attempted. Until then please put my money on this joining the graphical ides from google archives.

about 2 years ago

LG Introduces Monitor With 21:9 Aspect Ratio

Dan9999 Re:Arrgh! Where's my 16:10 (311 comments)

Still arguing whetger 8 or 16 is better eh? Mine is 32:20

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best File System For Web Hosting?

Dan9999 separate your data (210 comments)

Put the data on the best type of filesystem required for it whether it be ext3, ext4, some NAS box with tons of memory, Ramdisks. If you have a complex web site, have multiple filesystem types. If you decide that you want a one size fits all then you obviously aren't that serious about the question.

about 2 years ago

Apple Axes Head of Mapping Team

Dan9999 The funny thing really is... (372 comments)

Most likely they're looking for someone with map experience now, instead of someone who can say no to other departments when asking for commitment dates. That person knows very well that if you have a commitment date then bugs are implied, and not following this way is contrary to current training in degrees for programming and management.

While a balance can be found as a product matures, the birth of a product is very different. Look at how we treat humans in the different stages of their life for citations.

about 2 years ago

Why Coding At Fifty May Be Nifty

Dan9999 Re:Good for you! (317 comments)

Sounds like you just don't like the language you're using to program. Understandable, I'm sure you're not the only one.

Although many enjoy the challenge and have gotten past language issues long ago. That, I think, is also one of the perks of experience.

about 2 years ago

Empathy Represses Analytic Thought, and Vice Versa

Dan9999 strange comparison (293 comments)

If you have empathy for something then doesn't it mean that you've made a decision about it? If you've made a decision about it doesn't it mean that you no longer need to analyze it? So wouldn't this all mean that just the fact that you have decided to have empathy for something, you no longer need to analyze it so you can have "something else" for it?

I would say that this summary is a little (not exacly but just a little) the same as saying "when a person walks into the kitchen, they are no longer in the living room.. and vice versa".

about 2 years ago

Increasing Wireless Network Speed By 1000% By Replacing Packets With Algebra

Dan9999 old concept new application (357 comments)

While using complex algbraic expressions this is somewhat like raid or even the udpsender tool. Nice.

about a year ago

Microsoft Co-founder Dings Windows 8 As 'Puzzling, Confusing'

Dan9999 Re:Better than the unix command line? Seriously? (343 comments)

I've worked managing, coding for and supporting all the Windows and several Unixes over the last 20 years and while I prefer Unix generally that means nothing when I have to decide which tool to use for a job, I never diss the idea that every job needs the right tool and that Windows has its place.

I've had lots of experience with ALL the points you've made and agree with them,

One of my favorite comments is that the Linux kernel should be a star on an episode hoarders. (or as I like to refer to Linux's address: here,spaghetti land)

about 2 years ago

Ask Steve Wozniak Anything

Dan9999 new ideas (612 comments)

Hi, in your experience, for someone who has (or thinks they have) great new ideas for existing hardware or software products that are already on the market (for example an OS) but wouldn't want to just propose it to the company for fear of having the idea just stolen. Say the money for patenting is just not an option but wanting this to be something that could feed and house the family, are there avenues that you can suggest to be able to move forward?

about 2 years ago


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