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The Flaw Lurking In Every Deep Neural Net

Script Cat Errors? (230 comments)

"does the same result apply to biological networks?"
Of course we just rely on other parts of our brain and use logic to throw these out. I once saw an old carpet rolled up on the side of the road and OMG it looked like a rhino. But I knew this was not a rhino.

about 2 months ago
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Neuroscientist: First-Ever Human Head Transplant Is Now Possible

Script Cat Re:Body transplant (522 comments)

This is probably cheaper that life time care for a quadriplegic.

1 year,19 days
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Sony Entertainment Head Steps Down

Script Cat Good ... (65 comments)

Now they just need to sell off their "Entertainment division" and become an electronics company again.

about a year and a half ago
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Judge Orders Piracy Trial To Test IP Address Evidence

Script Cat Re:Big problem? No. (321 comments)

The problem here is that, the Bit Torrent trackers insert IP numbers randomly and non randomly, that are not actually connected. These people are then logged as copyright infringes, despite having nothing to do with the tracker. This is not hard to do and does muddy the waters for the know nothing CSI monkeys who think that this is hard evidence of liability or infringement.

about 2 years ago
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North Star May Be Wasting Away

Script Cat Re:Oh my god! (129 comments)

What happens at Vega stays at Vega.

more than 2 years ago
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Why American Corporate Software Can No Longer Be Trusted

Script Cat Re:HATE AMERICA WEEK (240 comments)

The difference is the ideas. The idea of America is being lost. What is leftover when that is gone is just another place. May as well be called just Homeland. The ideas that are traditionally associated with America are not espoused by those that use the term Homeland.

more than 2 years ago
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Why American Corporate Software Can No Longer Be Trusted

Script Cat Re:HATE AMERICA WEEK (240 comments)

This has very little to do with America. It has lot to do with the Homeland which is a new thing.

more than 2 years ago
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What If Babbage Had Succeeded?

Script Cat Re:Of course it was possible (212 comments)

Wouldn't that have been noticed since we now have records from places like China, Japan, India, Persia... Nothing to see here. Just another crackpot.

more than 2 years ago
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LHC Homes In On Possible Higgs Boson Around 126GeV

Script Cat Re:No they can't (210 comments)

In philosophy all things are cherry cheese cake. That's why we use a use an actually useful subset of philosophy called logic.

Anything that's red is cherry cheese cake and is delicious. Any thing that's Delicious can be eaten. Things that can be eaten that are not edible are eaten by looking at them and appreciating there deliciousness and feeding the soul.

more than 2 years ago
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LHC Homes In On Possible Higgs Boson Around 126GeV

Script Cat Re:No they can't (210 comments)

You can't prove a negative is not a rule of logic. Go back to school.

Can you prove 2+2 is not equal to 58.
No you can't prove a negative.

Assume 2+2= 58
2= 1+1

1+1+1+1= count them =4
4=58
initial assumption is false
2+2 is in fact not equal to 58 negative proved. This is a counter example to the statement "You can't prove a negative"
"You can't prove a negative" is false

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Yes you can make general statements that are true.
"All general statements are false" is not a rule of logic. Go back to school.

"2+2 is always equal to 4". Is a general statement.
2=1+1
1+1+1+1=count them =4
4=4 true
The particular general statement "2+2 is always equal to 4" is true. "2+2 is always equal to 4" is a counter example to "All general statements are false".
"All general statements are false" is, in fact, its self false.

more than 2 years ago
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Is the Earth Special?

Script Cat Re:Probably not (745 comments)

With any intelligent socially interacting species, I suspect, such evolutionarily advantageous features are sure to be an exaggerated part of the species anatomy. It's the non-rare boob theory of exobiology.

more than 2 years ago
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Is the Earth Special?

Script Cat Re:Something I think is probably unique to Earth. (745 comments)

Don't despair, you mentioned several nutrient sharing methods that animals on earth have. An enlarged gland that secretes nutrient solution has many advantages and may be common in the universe. They may have variation in location, number and type, but I'm sure there are analogues on alien species. That is, if we ever could observe them.

more than 2 years ago
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Environmental Enforcement Agents Targeting Guitars

Script Cat Re:Seriously... (379 comments)

Rose wood is contraband. As such any illicit grow operations must be shut down and the contraband destroyed.

more than 2 years ago
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Ugandan Seeks To Build Backyard Space Shuttle

Script Cat Re:simulating zero gravity (136 comments)

But there is gravity inside the air plane.

more than 2 years ago
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Ugandan Seeks To Build Backyard Space Shuttle

Script Cat Re:Why the idle? (136 comments)

Exactly! There is nothing wrong with what they are doing. The air plane is not for going in to space. It's how they will sharpen their skills. Then they will move on. This clean slate method can work. I don't know how long it will take and at some point they will need to procure a lot of fuel and materials but the project is in its planning stage. Good luck to them.

more than 2 years ago

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Michigan oil spill.

Script Cat Script Cat writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Script Cat (832717) writes "An oil pipeline has broken near Battle creak Michigan and poured one million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo river watershed[1].
Does anyone here on Slashdot know how a spill like this scales? How big is this spill in terms of effect on the rivers and streams?
Will there be any long term effect on the great lakes?
Is there a general lack of maintenance or reinvestment into the oil infrastructure in general?

links:
[1] http://www.epa.gov/enbridgespill/
[2] http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/07/epa-oil-michigan-river/1
[3] http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2010/07/29/wdr-enbridge-oil-spill-michigan-100729.html"

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