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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

Stuarticus Re:Hijacking and theft (203 comments)

Or stealing the drones which are probably much more valuable. Besides that the obvious fail points which spring to mind are noise pollution and safety when landing. It won't take many dead cats before people start to have reservations about this kind of craziness.

6 hours ago
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Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

Stuarticus Re:unfair policy (268 comments)

The earth apparently has better equilibrium seeking mechanisms than Venus had.

So far

8 hours ago
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Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

Stuarticus Re:unfair policy (268 comments)

I'm too busy googling "alien conspiracies" and "chemtrails" so much good information for those willing to do the research! Do you know if he straps on my hat should be tin foil as well or will a rubber band do?

8 hours ago
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Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

Stuarticus Re:unfair policy (268 comments)

Yeah it's not like historically when one creature has come to dominate an ecosystem there have been any negative consequences, sure we'll be fine.

8 hours ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Stuarticus Re:What? (537 comments)

Well, as the parent said burning peat is the problem, not drinking the water that runs off it (or whisky made from it).

5 days ago
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

Stuarticus Re:Zooooom! (233 comments)

I don't see how wages quintupling is a race to the bottom. Oh wait, you're looking at it from your own side!

about two weeks ago
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Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

Stuarticus Re:liability coverage is needed (341 comments)

Like most things in real life, there is nuance to that case./quote>

Did her bag of skittles look like a weapon?

about three weeks ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

Stuarticus Re:Don't allow jpg or gif or ... (299 comments)

Are you saying that those Jezebels were asking for it? I think your prejudice is showing through.

about three weeks ago
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Man-Made "Dead Zone" In Gulf of Mexico the Size of Connecticut

Stuarticus Re:So? (184 comments)

When I was a boy we grew potatoes and I pulled them up for our dinner, no herbicides were required. It was reasonably hard work and like all children I despised it as it was "my job". So there is one part of a possible solution, have families growing their own food in an environmentally friendly way, a much better use of garden space than acres of grass or exotic plant follies. I also listen to a lot of stories of people picking fruit in the old days and they generally say it was a lot of fun and quite a social activity, getting out in the sun and chatting isn't really that hard when you're not being treated like slave labour.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Seeks Devs To Make Linux Network Stack As Good As FreeBSD's

Stuarticus Re:This does pose the question: (195 comments)

If Facebook went down for a few days it would be the bigger news than the war in Gaza, my bank has more down time than facebook.

about a month ago
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Man-Made "Dead Zone" In Gulf of Mexico the Size of Connecticut

Stuarticus Re:So? (184 comments)

too labor intensive and yields suffer.

I thought we were going to need a lot of new jobs in our post-work society? Farming is more interesting and productive than a lot of work I see people forced to accept these days. Or are you going to tell me that because things will be more expensive we'll all lose out? One of those tides that doesn't lift the big boats so can't lift any small ones, maybe?

about a month ago
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UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

Stuarticus Re:Have they solved liability? (190 comments)

No, liability will be assumed when you click OK on the 50 page EULA agreement that appears everytime you press the start button.

about a month ago
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The Problems With Drug Testing

Stuarticus Re:Er, that's a bit confusing (166 comments)

Yeah, I'm pretty sure you don't need to sign any disclaimers when you accept payment to participate in a clinical trial of new drugs, those dumb multinational drug testing companies would never think to cover their ass like that.

about a month ago
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The Problems With Drug Testing

Stuarticus Re:Er, that's a bit confusing (166 comments)

The main point these idiots seem to be ignoring is also the fairly obvious point that there are perverse incentives here for the subjects to take part in multiple trials, they can't be monitored properly as they are hard to find (He's dead in a storm drain as a result if the test drugs but we can't find him so he was never part of the study). Also the big one: "Are you suffering any negative effects from these drugs we have a massive financial stake in, remember we're paying you"

about a month ago
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Amazon's eBook Math

Stuarticus Re:30% for publisher? Why have a publisher? (306 comments)

The publisher does a lot more work than Amazon in this scenario, they literally just add the information you give them to their database... I completely fail to see how they figure that is worth 30%, I think they have chosen that number as it is the highest possible amount they can add while making themselves look like they get the least.

about a month ago
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Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law

Stuarticus Re:Monopoly Claims Are Only A Cover Story (110 comments)

Unfortunately for Microsoft, they likely would have been better off actually breaking the law,

Who says they didn't? Your quote from the chamber of commerce (a business lobbying group, wonder where their interests lie) seems to imply they are using anti-monopoly laws to encourage competition, isn't that kind of the point?

about a month ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

Stuarticus Re:None of them. (436 comments)

Obviously not or he'd be seeing adverts.

about a month ago

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Large scale data management- Search and tagging

Stuarticus Stuarticus writes  |  more than 6 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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