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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Stuarticus Re:Prison population (405 comments)

Come on, the Star Wars prequels were bad but that's going a bit too far even for me.

3 days ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

Stuarticus Re:Confucius say: (347 comments)

So does his Dad.

3 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Stuarticus Re:Has it been working so far? (383 comments)

No-one else will ever be able to hold the respect Linus has, so the community wouldn't put up with that behaviour. Building something yourself and spending twenty years in charge of it gives you a fair amount of leeway.

3 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Stuarticus Re:The language in the old west (383 comments)

Isn't there a difference between a fool and an asshole? Or are they both just synonyms for "someone I don't like".

3 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Stuarticus Re:The language in the old west (383 comments)

I bet "Austerity Empowers" is the baddest mofo on the block.

3 days ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Stuarticus Re:Too bad... (608 comments)

So we are going to not only going to fail to expand existing solar but we're actually going to shut them down? I'm not sure about the wisdom of that plan.

4 days ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Stuarticus Re:Too bad... (608 comments)

85,000 wind turbines would produce about 465 000 000 MWH, anout 30% more than total annual UK consumption. As mentioned above that many could fit in a square 11 miles on each side. Do you pull your numbers out personally or have your proctologist do it?

5 days ago
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Amazon Robot Picking Challenge 2015

Stuarticus Re:Pay me once, shame on me. (106 comments)

Why full employment? Why aren't we all working half time and spending more time living our lives?

about two weeks ago
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Amazon Robot Picking Challenge 2015

Stuarticus Re:Pay me once, shame on me. (106 comments)

They are good when we are making use of the additional labour we are freeing up to reduce the workload on the rest of the workforce and making sure the benefits spread to all of humanity. If it's just an excuse for Amazon to fire the only people that work for them, hoover up more cash from shops (also firing workers), then skip out on paying any tax on income then I don't see it as a benefit to humanity.

about two weeks ago
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MIT Study Finds Fault With Mars One Colony Concept

Stuarticus Re:To quote Sir Arthur Clarke... (269 comments)

limited experience results in incorrect conclusions.

I bet those stupid kids haven't even been to Mars!

about two weeks ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

Stuarticus Re:Costs (315 comments)

How many AU is that?

about two weeks ago
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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

Stuarticus Re:metric you insensitive clod! (402 comments)

But only because the government told them to with the weight and measures act.

about two weeks ago
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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

Stuarticus Re:metric you insensitive clod! (402 comments)

My big problem with DTE (Distance To Empty) readings is that few cars report them accurately, a problem made difficult by the fact that driving conditions change depending on changes in traffic and roads. 100 KM to empty can change to 40 KM to empty if you hit some traffic.

Interestingly that probably depends how fast you're going and how it averages the mileage, if you've been driving a long time at significantly above optimum speed (say 90mph) then you are sitting in traffic for a while you will likely see your "miles remaining" increase as you are now using very little fuel but you have still travelled a lot of miles in the "average window" the car is using to calculate your current average consumption. I have actually seen this happen though I suppose it depends how your car works out the miles remaining, and as always - YMMV.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

Stuarticus Re:phase change (294 comments)

Arguments like yours are a pretty good example of misleading information as well, he clearly meant "to bring water to the boil" not "to boil water away", that is what most people would understand by his statement.

Just like if I was to say "the climate is warming due to the addition of billions of tons of CO2 to the atmosphere" you would start talking about apples in your grandparents day being bigger.

about two weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Stuarticus Re:Give it a few weeks (942 comments)

It's like no-one in here has ever had a car with a broken speedo, after a few weeks you don't even notice it's absence, you keep pace with the rest of the traffic unless it feels too fast. The only time it's ever a concern is when there is a police car directly behind you, even then you can guesstimate the speed pretty accurately.

about three weeks ago
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Statistician Creates Mathematical Model To Predict the Future of Game of Thrones

Stuarticus Re:Hodor (127 comments)

IMDB and virtually every other watcher disagrees about Dexter. I thought it was awful as well for whatever that's worth.

about three weeks ago
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New Research Casts Doubt On the "10,000 Hour Rule" of Expertise

Stuarticus Re:In my experience most mastery is at the start (192 comments)

Realistically if you've spent 10,00 hours doing something and you're not expert in it you are probably an incurious buffoon.

about three weeks ago
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Could We Abort a Manned Mission To Mars?

Stuarticus Re:Second recommendation (267 comments)

They go downhill, the first is the best.

about three weeks 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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