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IBM's Watson Gets a Swear Filter After Learning the Urban Dictionary

Indiana Joe It's not a failure (310 comments)

It's definitely an unexpected result, though. I think they should have tried to teach Watson when not to use certain language.

about a year and a half ago
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NASA Successfully Test Fires J-2X Engine.

Indiana Joe Re:10 billion? (119 comments)

How can a single rocket, a tube filled with fuel, cost $10 billion?

It doesn't. That $10G includes development costs.

more than 2 years ago
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Limewire Being Sued For 75 Trillion

Indiana Joe Re:Some perspective (545 comments)

No, it's over five times the US National Debt (currently ~$14 trillion US).

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Cut Greenland Ice Loss Estimate By Half

Indiana Joe Re:Why I no longer believe in global warming (414 comments)

Here's a citation: Global warming will exist., so long as there is money to be made. - Dan.

You have it backwards. Global warming will not exist, until money can be made off of it.

about 4 years ago
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I last bought 3.5" floppy disks ...

Indiana Joe Re:stupid windows! (505 comments)

On a related note, they're doing a remake of a German WW2 submarine drama, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original movie next year. The new title? "DOS BOOT!"

1982 called. They want their joke back. (Seriously. It's older than MS-DOS.)

more than 4 years ago
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Fingerprint Requirement For a Work-Study Job?

Indiana Joe Re:Non-issue? (578 comments)

Biometric time clocks can be surprisingly cheap. Mind you, you probably get what you pay for...

more than 4 years ago
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Ask Blizzard About Starcraft2, Diablo III, WoW, or Battle.net

Indiana Joe Dances in WoW (520 comments)

We were promised new dances in Wrath of the Lich King. Are there still plans to include them, or have they been postponed indefinitely?

about 5 years ago
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Finding New and Unintended Ways of Playing Games

Indiana Joe Re:warthog jump! (346 comments)

This video was really popular around 6 years ago! Warthog jump

Someone went to the next logical step and made a flash game out of it.

more than 5 years ago
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The Essentials of RPG Design

Indiana Joe Re:Role Playing (241 comments)

What are key things to keep in mind when designing a homebrew pen and paper system?

It's unlikely to be played outside your gaming group (if at all), so scratch your own itch.
Keep Godel's (First) Incompleteness Theorem in mind.
You get a really neat set of results by rolling 2d6 + 1d6*3.

more than 5 years ago
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LimeWire's Mark Gorton Brings Open-Source To Urban Planning

Indiana Joe Re:Urban Planning (91 comments)

No, the Oxy Moron is the person who hires an urban planner.

No, the Oxy Moron is someone who does urban planning without hiring a trained urban planner. Most of the bad results you see are the result of letting other considerations (usually short-term financial or political) override livability.

(Disclaimer: I have an undergraduate degree in geography, specializing in urban and regional planning. However, I am not a certified urban planner.)

more than 5 years ago
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Using Speed Cameras To Send Tickets To Your Enemies

Indiana Joe Re:Another interesting tidbit (898 comments)

Another Top Gear anecdote, but one method of doing that is you wrap it with clear plastic wrap, like for food stuff.

Mythbusters covered that one. It doesn't work.

more than 5 years ago

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