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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

Stuarticus Re:They already have (661 comments)

I don't know, does it take an unusually large amount of energy to warm something the size of a planet by that much?

3 days ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

Stuarticus Re:More proof (661 comments)

I just took a dump on your lunch plate, is that a technical problem for you to solve or would you rather skip lunch?

3 days ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

Stuarticus Re:More proof (661 comments)

It would be cheaper at least.

3 days ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

Stuarticus Re:Kdenlive, SlowMoVideo, Pencil (222 comments)

I used Synfig to make some animations and would really recommend it, takes a bit of time to get used to but it's actually pretty great when you get used to it.

4 days ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

Stuarticus Re:Not to mention Audio Editing (222 comments)

Audacity should be competing with Sound Forge and Wavelab, but it hasn't changed in the last 10 years or more and it shows.

4 days ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

Stuarticus Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (873 comments)

The pope's response seems to be "don't be surprised if you get shot every so often"

about two weeks ago
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Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

Stuarticus Re:Free? (703 comments)

Yeah, community organisers never turn out to have good jobs.

about two weeks ago
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The Search For Starivores, Intelligent Life That Could Eat the Sun

Stuarticus Re:Even more useless than politicians (300 comments)

Space does not solely consist of our our galaxy. In fact it's not even possible for us to reach 97% of the other galaxies even if we had a light speed drive.

about three weeks ago
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The Search For Starivores, Intelligent Life That Could Eat the Sun

Stuarticus Re:Even more useless than politicians (300 comments)

As is often the case when talking about space you have made the typical mistake of underestimating just how mind bogglingly big it is.

about three weeks ago
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The Search For Starivores, Intelligent Life That Could Eat the Sun

Stuarticus Re:Even more useless than politicians (300 comments)

No-one should try and study anything until after we discover it! Of course it might mean it's harder to discover things.

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

Stuarticus Re: Dupe (840 comments)

If it's the same as my 2001 Volvo look at the front indicator replacement procedure.

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

Stuarticus Re: Dupe (840 comments)

Volvo V70 indicator bulb the same, not an easy procedure in sub zero winter temperatures I can assure you. However I am under 40 and British and managed it.

about three weeks ago
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Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane

Stuarticus Re:How about a straight answer? (329 comments)

The correct solution to the whose who's problem is never "whos".

about a month and a half ago
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Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

Stuarticus Re: 'Decommissioning' is a made-up scenario (235 comments)

Weird, all the rig workers I know are 3 weeks on 3 weeks off and make more than enough so they have no need to move office furniture in their down time.

about 2 months ago
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Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

Stuarticus Re:'Decommissioning' is a made-up scenario (235 comments)

What? Your logic here is totally faulty.
A: Are you arguing for State control of all nuclear facilities, I'd guess by your general attitude that would be a massive no-no ideologically.
B: Using something you literally have no idea how to repair/replace dispose of adequately is the clear example of a disposable culture, wind turbines are made of pretty easily recyclable components.

America no longer makes things because some idiot thought it was a better idea to have a virtual slave working in China than have Hank next door make a decent living.

about 2 months ago

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Large scale data management- Search and tagging

Stuarticus Stuarticus writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Anon (1205322) writes "I work for a project that is digitising a very large (circa 18,000 hours) collection of audio. Data is being digitised now to be sent to cataloguers who will: Break the longer sections into MP3 tracks. Provide a one sentence summary. Provide a full summary. Fill in a keyword section. There are also vague plans afoot to try and fit the data into categories, eg religion, songs, tales etc, then to split these down into smaller categories. However this is eating into a lot of project time and causing a lot of headaches due to the fact that many items will defy categorisation. My question is: In the age of the semantic web is the forced categorisation of any value, or would the data be more accessible from searches purely based on the summaries? How would you organise data on this scale? P.S. the audio incorporates 3 languages."

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