×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

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 two weeks ago
top

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 three weeks ago
top

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 three weeks ago
top

Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

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

Water and sewage plants are usually public utilities so the owner is less likely to flee without paying the clean up costs (or sell it to a third party who tragically go bust shortly after leaving no liability for the previous owner), plus the pollution they generate is significantly less toxic.

about three weeks ago
top

Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

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

Ok, how do you start upgrading? Oh yeah, you decommission the old one! So your whole argument makes very little sense...

about three weeks ago
top

Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

Stuarticus Re:Geeky formats? (313 comments)

Lots of films have sections that require subtitles and it's much more convenient to have them bundled with the file, yes, even films that idiots like you watch latest Planet of the Apes, Inglorious Basterds, they are needed for those bits where folks talk funny.

about three weeks ago
top

Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

Stuarticus Re:Nuclear is Clean (235 comments)

I think that's a pretty blatant misunderstanding of the workings of these things, the longer you leave things the less is known about them and the more shocked the new generation of engineers is at the practices of their elders, "what do you mean you just threw it all in a big hole??"...

about three weeks ago
top

Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

Stuarticus Re:It will never work (235 comments)

As a Scotsman I should advise you no to assume "notoriously inhospitable" towards you doesn't mean to everyone. If you reference was more to the weather it's probably worth pointing it that our winters here are milder than those in most of North America, it's about the same temperature here today as it is in Houston, so warmer than most of the rest of America. Electricity costs are higher than in America, but funnily enough building new infrastructure is quite expensive - I believe it's called investment. If it's choice between paying slightly more and risking the stability of the planet then I'm probably willing to pay a bit more.

about three weeks ago
top

Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

Stuarticus Re:Too late (235 comments)

You should join a group of other enthusiastic optimists and group together to put your pension funds into it, it'll easily be done in time for you to retire and live like a king.

about three weeks ago
top

Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

Stuarticus Re:AND, notT OR (235 comments)

The biggest hand waving always comes with decommissioning, there are very few examples of a nuclear site being successfully fully cleaned (and even if someone said it was would you buy a house built on the land?) .

about three weeks ago
top

Interviews: Ask Malcolm Gladwell a Question

Stuarticus Re:Questions for Malcolm Gladwell! (111 comments)

Hardly, if you do something full time for nearly 3 years you should be expert at it, you may not be the best in the world, but that obviously is a different proposition, for that you need skilled instruction from someone who is already among the best in the world and likely some sort of "hand up", ie you have very fast reflexes or are unusually strong or have particularly deft hands. Do it right now and surprise yourself, start doing something you are awful at but want to be good at and see how long it takes you to improve.

about three weeks ago
top

Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All

Stuarticus Re:Aw man (115 comments)

Yeah, we don't need any research you already know everything! We should just all come to you with our questions. Explain to me again the thing about the earth being a perfect black body or something.

about three weeks ago
top

The Software Big Oil's PR Firm Uses To "Convert Average Citizens"

Stuarticus Re:Heh... (110 comments)

Typical stupidity, is Research the same as propaganda?

about a month ago
top

Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

Stuarticus Re:Yahoo! is cool again? (400 comments)

The curly exclamation mark at the end of the statement is called a "question mark" and is used to indicate the previous statement is of an interrogative nature, the particular example you are referring to uses the "question mark" in such a way as to imply suspicion as to the validity of the preceding sentence.

about a month ago
top

Interviews: Ask Malcolm Gladwell a Question

Stuarticus Re:Questions for Malcolm Gladwell! (111 comments)

The basic principle stands though and bizarrely seems to shock quite a few people - if you want to be good at something, do it for quite a long time.

about a month ago

Submissions

top

Large scale data management- Search and tagging

Stuarticus Stuarticus writes  |  about 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."

Journals

Stuarticus has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?