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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

Stuarticus Re:Cue party of hypocrites supporters (256 comments)

Wouldn't it benefit the Detroit manufacturers if they could sell directly to customers rather than giving away a vast cut to incompetent middle men all over the country?

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

Stuarticus Re:Good, it should be that way! (329 comments)

They'd have to be padding an awful lot if they were actually worse than American ones.

3 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

Stuarticus Re:That's the way the gyoza goes (329 comments)

What a lot of nonsense, if anything weapons empower the sociopaths.

3 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

Stuarticus Re:That's the way the gyoza goes (329 comments)

What makes you think he wouldn't have just run if he heard you shouting?

3 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

Stuarticus Re:That's the way the gyoza goes (329 comments)

Yeah, you probably just own a gun because you're such a badass and need something to scare the local kids away from your porch.

3 days ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

Stuarticus Re:Until we upgrade the dumb bunnies (383 comments)

How much additional safety do you think that safety would buy you on the road, given the number of motorists and the leading causes of car accidents (driver error)? You're not going to stop people crashing their cars until we have autonomous cars. However, if you see a disease arising that poses a serious threat to millions and you have the chance, you should consider doing something about it.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Stuarticus Re:are the debian support forums down? (285 comments)

I don't want to sound facetious but really, the SBLive is a nearly twenty year old card now. Fair enough it should work but getting a bee in your bonnet about it is a bit mad. If the card is giving you so much trouble do what any sane person did 10 years ago and throw it away and buy something better.

4 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Stuarticus Re:Prison population (407 comments)

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

about a week ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

Stuarticus Re:Confucius say: (354 comments)

So does his Dad.

about a week ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Stuarticus Re:Has it been working so far? (387 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.

about a week ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Stuarticus Re:The language in the old west (387 comments)

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

about a week ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Stuarticus Re:The language in the old west (387 comments)

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

about a week ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Stuarticus Re:Too bad... (610 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.

about two weeks ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Stuarticus Re:Too bad... (610 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?

about two weeks ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

Stuarticus Re:outsource your wedding (447 comments)

Start off in the Philippines.

about two weeks 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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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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