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Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

Georules Older cars (432 comments)

The E-10 has been murder on my late 70's vehicle -- I've had to replace all rubber gas lines and have to tinker with the carb much more often. I highly prefer 100% petrol. Stabil seems to help when I have to use E-10. I haven't noticed any issues (even change in mileage) in my 2005 car however.

about 2 months ago
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Report: YouTube Buying Twitch.tv For $1 Billion

Georules Re:TwitchPlaysPokemon (142 comments)

I am surprised actually. I hope this is a sign that they will halt takedowns; like shutting down fan SSB Melee tournaments, youtubers, etc.

about 2 months ago
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Report: YouTube Buying Twitch.tv For $1 Billion

Georules Re:TwitchPlaysPokemon (142 comments)

I have bought far more games based on gameplay I watched a fan play on a stream or video than those I have just "heard of". This is the nearly same thing as seeing a game at a friend's house and then wanting it yourself. It's just that this is done on the internet now.

about 2 months ago
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Report: YouTube Buying Twitch.tv For $1 Billion

Georules Re:TwitchPlaysPokemon (142 comments)

You might be surprised. They seem to have very little understanding that streams and video content generated by fans is good for advertising.

about 2 months ago
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Real-Time Face Substitution in Javascript

Georules Re:real time my ass (63 comments)

'Real-time' usually seems to mean to a lot of people 'you don't have to do a processing step after saving data to see results, but instead see a stream as the data is collected'. 'Real-time' doesn't require that the system have no lag (impossible), but at least latency should be known. Which, I will grant you, is likely not known in this case.

about 7 months ago
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Real-Time Face Substitution in Javascript

Georules Re:Umm... (63 comments)

"in Javascript" is a classic headline decorator at Slashdot, which it never outgrew, and probably needs to.

about 7 months ago
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Is Computer Science Education Racist and Sexist?

Georules Re:you know you are in a CS bubble when ... (612 comments)

This is actually really interesting. I'd like to see a study done on each of those observations. Do you have any articles/claim references from past bubbles in mind?

about 7 months ago
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Code.org Stats: 507MM LOC, 6.8MM Kids, 2K YouTube Views

Georules Re:Lines of code of what? (123 comments)

To perhaps be a little more clear: I am arguing that code.org is claiming that code was written, when actually a useless code was written for them while they moved blocks. They do admit the number of lines of code written doesn't mean much, but I go a step further: I wonder if they wrote any at all. You might just call this another layer of abstraction to make it easier to learn and play with, but the code generated for them might as well be something like

kfjdkf;dkfjsdkf;sdkfjsdkf;kfjdkf;dkfjsdkf;sdkfjsdkf;

If none of it actually means anything in the end.

about 7 months ago
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Code.org Stats: 507MM LOC, 6.8MM Kids, 2K YouTube Views

Georules Re:Lines of code of what? (123 comments)

That's fine, and I like the angle of learning to give commands, but no lines of code are actually written in the first few tutorials. You put blocks together and then can view the lines of code generated for you. These lines then have no context, and are useless on their own. I am actually simply complaining that they are claiming that all of this code is being 'written' when arguably none is being written, and further none of it is given any context.

about 7 months ago
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Code.org Stats: 507MM LOC, 6.8MM Kids, 2K YouTube Views

Georules Re:Not quite related but... (123 comments)

Many still use 2, it seems to me. Either way, you're not going to waste much time learning any language at a beginner level. For the amount of material covered in a beginner course, moving to another language or version will just be a few changes (and something you'll need to get used to with programming anyway)

about 7 months ago
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Code.org Stats: 507MM LOC, 6.8MM Kids, 2K YouTube Views

Georules Lines of code of what? (123 comments)

These tutorials generate "code" for you to see like this:

moveForward(); moveForward(); turnLeft();

There is no context for the code, or how you would actually use it outside of the GUI editor.

about 7 months ago
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Code.org: More Money For CS Instructors Who Teach More Girls

Georules Re:Code.org: Inspire Students with Male Role Model (381 comments)

In my opinion so far, Code.org is constantly more concerned with 'creating excitement' and 'promotion' over a consistent message or actual content.

about 8 months ago
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Math and Science Popular With Students Until They Realize They're Hard

Georules Re:Math and Science are taught wrong! (580 comments)

While I agree, getting students engaged enough to attempt to teach something is terribly hard. There is not a winning model for back and forth teaching/learning that works beyond just a few students in the room. Lecture/homework is the lazy solution for mass instruction.

1 year,17 days
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Florida Law May Accidentally Ban Computers and Smartphones

Georules Re: florida's governor is a criminal (238 comments)

I stand corrected. I'll admit I actually do not know anything about what the laws are on gambling, I just assumed they were breaking them. Regardless, the only point I really hoped to make is that these "internet cafes" are not internet cafes.

There is no demand here for internet cafes like those found in other countries -- I've seen businesses like that start and fail many times. People bring their own devices and expect to use free wifi. I even see many homeless people bring in netbooks to McDonalds, buy an oatmeal for a dollar, and sit down to use the free internet connection.

1 year,18 days
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Florida Law May Accidentally Ban Computers and Smartphones

Georules Re: florida's governor is a criminal (238 comments)

Making gambling itself legal is a different issue entirely. It is illegal at the moment, and these shops were providing it illegally.

1 year,18 days
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Florida Law May Accidentally Ban Computers and Smartphones

Georules Re:Just the -idea- of making internet cafes illega (238 comments)

The "internet cafes" near me (I'm in Florida) are certainly not there to be used as you would expect. You go in to buy credit to play games on the machines, which only have gambling programs. The definitions in this bill, and the word "internet cafe", are all being improperly used here. These shops were quite literally for gambling. The one closest to me was called "Lucky Day Internet Sweepstakes." I did see one where you could also browse the internet hourly, but this was clearly not the primary focus.

1 year,18 days
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Florida Law May Accidentally Ban Computers and Smartphones

Georules Re: florida's governor is a criminal (238 comments)

The internet cafes in Florida are not like internet cafes in countries outside of the USA. The computers there were literally there to be gambling machines. One such "internet cafe" near me was called "Lucky Day Internet Sweepstakes." I have also been to some of the internet cafes in London and found them to be convenient as a tourist.

1 year,18 days
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Man Campaigns For Addition of 'Th' Key To Keyboard

Georules Innovative! (258 comments)

Let's go ahead and just make a key for every word! Then you don't have to spell anything at all!

1 year,23 days

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