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Underwater Landslide May Have Doubled 2011 Japanese Tsunami

TheCreeep 1 Paris (27 comments)

That's 1.2 Manhattans in imperial.

about a month ago

Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

TheCreeep Re:Because that makes sense (197 comments)

Going to the moon while the economy is crumbling, foreign countries are invaded and human rights are being trampled.

Are you talking about the U.S. or Russia?

Russia, obviously.
The US is not going to the moon anytime soon with NASA's budget.

about a month ago

Scotland Votes No To Independence

TheCreeep Re:Canada & Quebec (474 comments)

Or Catalonia to leave Spain. Or Wallonia or Flanders to split from Belgium. Or Bavaria to leave Germany.

about a month ago

In France, a Second Patient Receives Permanent Artificial Heart

TheCreeep Not for the faint hearted (183 comments)

Currently, heart disease is the SECOND most common cause of death in the world. I do believe that artificial hearts are going to be the future. But when this first goes mainstream things are going to get ridiculous. Where do I start?

Are popstars going to come up with songs about giving you the IP to their heart?
Are people going to find a heartbleed vulnerability ironic?
Can you leave the heart to someone else in your will?
Will you give the Crypto Key to your heart to the person you love?
Will a DDoS on an implanted heart be called a distributed heart attack?
Will an upgrade to a newer model be called a change of heart?
If you configure your heart rhythm to follow the interaction with a person. Will you tell them "I have my heart set on you?"
If you break the security protocol, are you breaking people's hearts?
If you download the Pledge of Allegiance into your implant, will you know it by heart?
If my heart's kernel gives an error message, will it be from the bottom of my heart?

Thank you, I'll be here all week. I've got more, but I don't have the heart to continue right now.

about a month and a half ago

Is Time Moving Forward Or Backward? Computers Learn To Spot the Difference

TheCreeep Re:Sounds like bad methology (78 comments)

The only reason that the codec would influence the outcome is if it would generate artifacts that are somehow informative of the direction of time. In practice, codecs aim to keep as much information as possible while reducing the required space by finding regularities in the video. If the quality is sufficiently high, there would be next to no artifacts. Only in cases where the quality is extremely low there are tell-tale signs of the direction of time. Everyone has seen damaged Xvid movies I assume.

about 4 months ago

Is Time Moving Forward Or Backward? Computers Learn To Spot the Difference

TheCreeep Re:Lazy AI (78 comments)

Can you stop the lazy commenting experiments that require zero effort? This was by no means lazy, it was a complicated computer vision task that required a lot of preparation and experimentation.

about 4 months ago

Is Time Moving Forward Or Backward? Computers Learn To Spot the Difference

TheCreeep Re:Time isn't moving at all (78 comments)

You're imposing an arbitrary abstraction on a complicated natural phenomenon.
Space *is* not doing anything. We observe things in the real world and we construct useful models that contain notions such as "time" and "space".

In this particular case, time is analogous to the frame index of the video. If that index is increasing, time is moving forward. If it is decreasing, time is moving backwards in this video. Everybody understands what it means so stop being pedantic.

about 4 months ago

Is Time Moving Forward Or Backward? Computers Learn To Spot the Difference

TheCreeep Re:ok (78 comments)

Depends on the data set used. In this case 50%

about 4 months ago

Microsoft's Cloud Storage Service OneDrive Now Offers 15GB For Free

TheCreeep Big deal (99 comments)

Copy has been offering 15GB free for a long time now, plus 5GB extra for each referral up to INFINITY.


about 4 months ago

German Court Rules That You Can't Keep Compromising Photos After a Break-Up

TheCreeep All right then... (334 comments)

I'll stop compromising any more photos after a breakup.

about 5 months ago

To Reduce the Health Risk of Barbecuing Meat, Just Add Beer

TheCreeep Re:From what to what? (179 comments)

Don't you mean 0.5 in a million?

about 7 months ago

Silicon Brains That Think As Fast As a Fly Can Smell

TheCreeep Ambiguous Title (84 comments)

What's with the syntactically ambiguous title?
Is it
Silicon Brains That Think As Fast As (a Fly Can Smell)
Silicon Brains That (Think As Fast As a Fly) Can Smell

And are those flies time flies or fruit flies??

about 9 months ago

Microsoft Kinect 2.0 Specifications Leak, Includes Support For USB 3.0

TheCreeep Re:Downgraded much? (49 comments)

In it's defense, the whole segment about open or closed palm might be just journalistic interpretation of some "leaked" data.

I'm very confident they will have full hand pose estimation with joint rotation tracking. I'm currently doing my thesis on this topic and I can easily envision MSRC achieving this goal with their man power, computing power and the new Kinect 2 sensor (the old one is extremely noisy).

about a year and a half ago

Astronomers Catch Asteroid In Near-Miss Video

TheCreeep Re:1 Earth radii (120 comments)


more than 2 years ago

Astronomers Catch Asteroid In Near-Miss Video

TheCreeep 1 Earth radii (120 comments)

Radius is the single, radii is the plural. When it's only one, we use the singular.
1 kilometer, 1 liter, 1 metric fuckton. Or as people use across the pond, 1 miles, 1 gallon, 1 imperial fuckton.

You don't say 1 kilometers, 1 liters and you don't say 1 radii either.
Hence, it's 1 radius.

more than 2 years ago

Vermont Bans Fracking

TheCreeep Banned Fracking? (278 comments)

In a surprise move, Vermont also banned toasters, leaving people baffled.

more than 2 years ago

Scientists Create World's Smallest Steam Engine

TheCreeep So what? (84 comments)

It has already been done before.

more than 2 years ago

Cancer Cured By HIV

TheCreeep Really good summary (521 comments)

Don't you just love how much stuff the guy got wrong in the summary?

It reminds me about a joke I hear once in a while:
In Soviet Russia, one day the radio announces "Today, the president won a car."
The next day, they say "Some facts may have been erroneous yesterday. It was not the president who won the car, but a teenager from Sankt Petersburg. And it wasn't a car but a bike. And he didn't win it, it was stolen from him."

So the summary basically said:
"Cancer cured by injecting patients with HIV".
Only it isn't normal HIV, it's modified, harmless HIV.
And it didn't actually cure cancer, but 70% of the tissue.
And it wasn't injected in the patients, but into some of their blood cells.

more than 3 years ago

Senior Citizens Lining Up to Tackle Fukushima

TheCreeep 72 year old? (242 comments)

"I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live. Even if I were exposed to radiation, cancer could take 20 or 30 years or longer to develop. Therefore us older ones have less chance of getting cancer."

Isn't the "time to cancer" a function of both exposure AND age? It would seem sensible that the senior citizens' cells are already damaged by old age, so exposure to radiation would have a head start as opposed to a 20 year old.
IANARH (I am not anything relevant here) so I'm really curious about this question.

more than 3 years ago

Robots 'Evolve' Altruism

TheCreeep Altruism? (360 comments)

Lets wait for them to evolve atheism. That will be fun.

more than 3 years ago



Favorite fictional doctor?

TheCreeep TheCreeep writes  |  more than 5 years ago

TheCreeep (794716) writes "Who is your favourite fictional doctor?

Dr. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
Dr. Gregory House
Dr. John Zoidberg
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Dr. Evil
Dr. Henry Jekyll
Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Just "The Doctor""


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