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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 a month ago
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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 a month ago
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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 a month ago
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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 a month ago
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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.


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about a month ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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)
or
Silicon Brains That (Think As Fast As a Fly) Can Smell


And are those flies time flies or fruit flies??

about 6 months ago
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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
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Astronomers Catch Asteroid In Near-Miss Video

TheCreeep Re:1 Earth radii (120 comments)

s/miles/mile

more than 2 years ago
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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
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Vermont Bans Fracking

TheCreeep Banned Fracking? (278 comments)

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

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Create World's Smallest Steam Engine

TheCreeep So what? (84 comments)

It has already been done before.

more than 2 years ago
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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 2 years ago
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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
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Robots 'Evolve' Altruism

TheCreeep Altruism? (360 comments)

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

more than 3 years ago
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Trying To Lure Suckers, Company Resells Open Source Blender

TheCreeep Quote from their disclaimer page... (294 comments)

GNU GPL:

IllusionMage is proudly part of the Open Source movement. Open Source software gives you more flexibility in regards to how and where you can use the software. Main program is based on Blender and released as an open source GNU license. As a note please be aware that IllusionMage is a trademark and although this code is released under a generous open license the name and logo are not.

Please note the game, some content and images has been released under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991 .

Source code of these content and files is available to be downloaded from here.

As per the license agreement, please note that there is no warranty for the program, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Except when otherwise stated in writing the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the program “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Should the program prove defective, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.

more than 3 years ago
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GNU/Linux and Enlightenment Running On a Fridge

TheCreeep Re:its first command (222 comments)

*Bzzzt* There. You are a sandwich.

more than 3 years ago
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Credit Cards That Think They Are Gadgets

TheCreeep biometrics? bah (239 comments)

I wonder how long it'll be until somebody builds onboard biometrics into one of these things.

Screw that, I'm waiting for these guys to port Quake to a credit card.

more than 3 years ago
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Wikipedia Explains Today's Global Outage

TheCreeep DNA resolution failure (153 comments)

Guess it resolved to a chimp?

more than 4 years ago

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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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