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Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

Stuarticus Re:WIl they use my tax money? (260 comments)

You mean people are all so well fed we couldn't possibly use any more food? Or maybe food is just too cheap because there's far too much?

about two weeks ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

Stuarticus Re: So long as it is consential (363 comments)

And they always deal in absolutes.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Stuarticus Re:One bad apple spoils the barrel (1134 comments)

There are laws against slander aren't there? If you feel you have been I'm sure you can test your case in the courts.

about two weeks ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Stuarticus Re:Mod up 1000+ (448 comments)

How about instead of worrying about making weapons safe when it turns out you've armed the wrong guys (yet again) you instead consider not arming them in the first place? Revolutionary, I know.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Stuarticus Re:Nobody has the right not to be offended. (1134 comments)

I think you've failed to realise why Juries are present at a trial. You might THINK they are to strictly interpret the law. You would be wrong.

about two weeks ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Stuarticus Re:Mod up 1000+ (448 comments)

If only we could think of a way to make these deadly weapons safe.

about two weeks ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Stuarticus Re:Like DRM? (448 comments)

Exactly, the problem is that America is once again taking the NRA option let's "arm the good guys"! How about you stop throwing fuel on the fire in the middle east rather than trying to throw it on the right bit.

about two weeks ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Stuarticus Re:QUESTION? (448 comments)

Aren't border always drawn by cartographers? That is their job.

about two weeks ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

Stuarticus Re:Then what justifies medallion scarcity? (312 comments)

Leased medallions are a tax, bought ones are an investment, I'd have thought a free marketeer like yourself would prefer the latter. As I said earlier, imagine it more like owning a shop on a busy street.

about three weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

Stuarticus Re:Ban when you are done testing? (322 comments)

You idiot.

At least look at the links I gave before rambling off down your predetermined path.

Oh noes $NewEnemy "represents a new and previously unimaginable threat to our existence and must be stopped by any means possible".

There's a reason kamikaze planes didn't have wheels on them, and it's not only because they weren't needed. See if you can figure out that riddle.

about three weeks ago
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Out of the Warehouse: Climate Researchers Rescue Long-Lost Satellite Images

Stuarticus Re:Straight to the pointless debate (136 comments)

We can't possibly risk doing anything about this threat to humanity as it may slightly interfere with the generation of the imaginary tokens we use as a medium of exchange.

about three weeks ago
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Out of the Warehouse: Climate Researchers Rescue Long-Lost Satellite Images

Stuarticus Re:Straight to the pointless debate (136 comments)

That's a rock solid backup strategy. Good luck.

about three weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

Stuarticus Re:They will just cheat anyway (322 comments)

It's funny how "legally binding" can be so perfidious.

about three weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

Stuarticus Re:Ban when you are done testing? (322 comments)

You can get 500 speedboats and all those weapons plus 500 dedicated kamikaze troops for £1000 dollars? I don't know when you were frozen, Dr Evil, but that's not a lot of money these days.

about three weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

Stuarticus Re:Ban when you are done testing? (322 comments)

The thing about wargames is your suicide troops don't ask any questions. This doesn't happen very often in real life.

about three weeks ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

Stuarticus Re:Then what justifies medallion scarcity? (312 comments)

I and others have explained this in the thread, over provision is incredibly unproductive, people try to make a career out of it and fail, sit around doing nothing and losing money, under provision brings transportation to a standstill.

about three weeks ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

Stuarticus Re:For what services does it pay? (312 comments)

They don't he's wrong. You might as well say buying a shop on Broadway is a tax, they are paying for the right to operate the cab, usually buying it from an existing driver.

about three weeks ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

Stuarticus Re:Anti-competitive behavior is a big deal (312 comments)

One of the things that is often overlooked is that the market can only sustain so many taxis, while everyone rages at the cost of the medallions constituting a barrier to entry (is the cost of buying a shop a barrier to entry?). If the number of drivers isn't regulated then there will be booms and busts in provision where the number of drivers will go up as people buy in, then there are too many drivers so some are going to go bust from sitting around doing nothing (wasting petrol and taking up space while they do). When there are fewer drivers you can't get a taxi (and if prices are unregulated the cost will rise horribly). Basically regulation is necessary or the whole system will become a clusterfuck.

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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