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New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

OglinTatas Re:Wolfram Alpha... (161 comments)

Solved. So try asking it something a bit harder:
What was the dog's name in the movie "Turner and Hooch"

about a month ago

Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

OglinTatas Re:Obvious (163 comments)

What's interesting is to learn what conditions it won't handle.

The post-mortems may shed some light on that.

about 1 month ago

Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

OglinTatas much more elegant (236 comments)

I'd still rather have a good blaster at my side

about 2 months ago

Brazil Nut Effect Explains Mystery of the Boulder-Strewn Surfaces of Asteroids

OglinTatas Re:That's how I clean my cat's litter box. (58 comments)

Easy enough to check. Send up a can of mixed nuts to the space station and put it in a slow centrifuge. Spin it for a few days then open it up and... shit, someone ate all the cashews and almonds, and reluctantly the peanuts, leaving only the brazil nuts. FAIL.

about 2 months ago

Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

OglinTatas Re:But.. but... (299 comments)

Do not make him angry. You wouldn't like it if he's angry.

about 3 months ago

"Super Bananas" May Save Millions of Lives In Africa

OglinTatas banananana monoculture (396 comments)

One of the problems with banananas is that food crop bananas are clones, and so as a monoculture the crops are prone to complete loss by disease.

Unrelated, but mentioned in the article, everything that is not dark green or orange that you add vitamin A to will take on an orange hue. That is not a surprise. Also not a problem.

about 3 months ago
top GOP Voters To Be Targeted By Data Scientists

OglinTatas Infer from sparse data (422 comments)

Just from the summary, I will infer that this entire discussion will be inferences made with sparse data.

about 3 months ago

The Disappearing Universe

OglinTatas If we're ever in Denver... (358 comments)

Dude, if we're ever in Denver together I would like to smoke weed with you.

about 4 months ago

US Secret Service Wants To Identify Snark

OglinTatas Sarcasm tag should be on by default (213 comments)

It should require explicit opt-out to turn it off each time. It would be easier for everyone that way.

about 4 months ago

Optical Levitation, Space Travel, Quantum Mechanics and Gravity

OglinTatas Re:Hmmm. (82 comments)

mass of sail = mass of napkin on which the calculations were done

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

OglinTatas She should have a say (552 comments)

hence the question about communicating with her

about 4 months ago

Swiss Space Systems Announces Plan To Offer World's Cheapest Zero-G Flights

OglinTatas Re:Pricing (64 comments)

how much for a private room where you can attempt to bone your partner? (apparently there are some difficulties maintaining position in zero g)

Or is that what the "party room" is for?

about 3 months ago

Swiss Space Systems Announces Plan To Offer World's Cheapest Zero-G Flights

OglinTatas cheapest "weightless" experience (64 comments)

For 1 dollar I will push you off a cliff. You'll have to sign a waiver first though, because the safety record is atrocious.

about 3 months ago

You've Got Male: Amazon's Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

OglinTatas English usage tip (315 comments)

a lot of women = a number of human females greater than an arbitrary number larger than 2, depending on context

a lot of Woman = one human female with a big personality or big physical measurements of one sort or another, or both.

about 4 months ago

Single Gene Can Boost IQ By Six Points

OglinTatas Single Gene needs to step up his game (199 comments)

Dial back the cologne a little.
Look women in the eye.
Learn to dance with confidence, even if it is only the white guy shuffle.

Sure some women dig a smart dude, but if that 6 points is a significant improvement for you maybe the women aren't into you for your brains.
Buy a pump.

about 4 months ago

Skepticism Grows Over Claims That MH370 Lies In the Bay of Bengal

OglinTatas Re:Where's journalism? (126 comments)

Perhaps reporters don't want to go on location to cover an ebola outbreak.

Second thing is, speculation and computer graphics probably cost less than actual investigative reporting.

Aside: a couple of months ago I was called to be in a jury pool and I sat in the jury room with CNN on the TV. It was absolute torture. I could try to read, or look at the floor or at the other potential jurors, but I just couldn't block out the audio. People watch that voluntarily?

about 4 months ago



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