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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

Triklyn Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (519 comments)

they got what. a day when they projected years?

this is the type of situation where you go... if you land in a shadow is your mission over? if yes, please try again.

about a week ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

Triklyn Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (519 comments)

you should rectify that ketchup shortage. ketchup is delicious

about a week ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

Triklyn Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (519 comments)

wasn't this a european mission... if so, Nader had quite a reach to export fear so effectively across the pond.

about a week ago
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Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water

Triklyn Re:I have a revolutionary idea.... (167 comments)

... don't they already have solutions that use filtration... don't cost an enormous amount... and don't require electronics to function? if you're talking about haiti, this is literally reinventing the wheel... poorly.

about a week ago
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City of Toronto Files Court Injunction Against Uber

Triklyn Re:Toronto Municipal Gov't divided (169 comments)

... aereo was exploiting a loophole in the law to get around paying content producers for their content. Which you know, is clever, but was in no reality ever going to fly unchallenged. They lost because it was pretty obvious that they designed their entire operation around exploiting a loophole.

about a week ago
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City of Toronto Files Court Injunction Against Uber

Triklyn Re:What do the hipsters say? (169 comments)

considering Uber is as morally bankrupt a company as they come. They should be using it only so much as their pocketbooks trump their espoused values.
they're trying to make their bones flaunting established laws, undermining competition that would make a 1900s oil magnate blush, and effectively generating profit off exploiting the hell out of their workforce.

about a week ago
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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

Triklyn Re:Not the Functionality of a Neuron (200 comments)

yeah, but that's that, and not necessarily this. our memories are wierd things, and dreams are too. that doesn't mean every system needs to make use of it.

about two weeks ago
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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

Triklyn Re:Not the Functionality of a Neuron (200 comments)

:) let not the perfect be the enemy of the good.

not every branch of the tree is important, not every weight is necessary not every ion channel not every voltage gradient.

the action potential itself acts as one huge gating mechanism, and may add to the stability of a noisy biological system.

If we want a perfect system, w might have 30 million nodes... but maybe if we want one that's just good enough, we could have something like 15000. which you know... is doable.

sure our neurons do some wierd shit with integrating signals, summation, multiplication through releases, spatial signals through NO... morphological changes based on chemotaxis and usage... weird shit. but realistically, our systems are friggin robust as hell. if your thoughts and decisions were that sensitive to low voltages, they'd be sensitive enough to random noise and you'd be convulsing on the ground right now. That's why integrate and fire is sometimes good enough. because sometimes the most important function of a neuron is its ability to ignore the right kinds of inputs.

about two weeks ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

Triklyn Re:THIS is the kind of thing that GamerGate is abo (474 comments)

what constitutes proof? he has about as much proof as it's possible to give in an online dealio. he had screen grabs. chat logs. facebook posts. photos that he knew her... etc.

how would you prove something like this if it happened to you? how would you prove you were telling the truth other than what he did?

really really at best. he was telling the truth.

if it's the truth, it's not slander, it's not libel. if he was lying about it all, she's at her liberty to sue him for libel. But that isn't what's happening is it? defamation of character is pretty damning, and I'm sure if this were my life, i'd sue someone's pants off if they accused me of sleeping with game reviewers for favorable coverage. The Ex is not anonymous. He put his fucking name on there and everything. They know where he lives, she'd win a libel/slander lawsuit hands down... if he was lying.

it'd be really simple to shut him up... if he were lying. ... and he started it? depends on what you mean by started. he's the one to go public... but if he's telling the truth, she's been emotionally abusing him for months... so yes, if he's telling the truth, you'd be accusing a victim that was coming clean about their abuser of "starting it." I think that's literally what they call blaming the victim.

about two weeks ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

Triklyn Re:THIS is the kind of thing that GamerGate is abo (474 comments)

i'm fairly confident if you asked everyone i know if i'm a horrible person, you'd get very few people to say that I am. and you'd get even fewer to agree to ruining my life for it.

how does it add to the discussion to call the guy an outright liar? Ms. Quinn hasn't even bothered to deny many of his allegations. :) when one side says they are speaking the truth, and the other side says "no comment" you get suspicious too. and when other people come out and say, that seems like something she'd do, you remain suspicious. the reviewer she slept with, Mr. gray or whatnot. his defense was that he didn't give her a positive review for sleeping with him.

you're telling me that not only was the ex lying. that even the people he was lying about are now lying on his behalf?

about two weeks ago
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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

Triklyn Re:Not the Functionality of a Neuron (200 comments)

never,

not every complex interaction can't be simplified. we might not be able to do 300, but we most certainly will be able to emulate one. be it in via chemical electrical and spatial first. Build one interaction at a time, build in how they work with each other. Go super-fine grain if you want. interact the chemical micro environments in a single dendritic body. describe the interactions in electric fields between various adjacent chambers.

Then link it up to an identical neuron, see how they interact. see if there's a significant difference between that and your model of choice.

it's doable, it might be a lifetime of work, but it's doable. I think we'll find that we can create a reasonable facsimile with pretty basic equations without loss of function.

about two weeks ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

Triklyn Re:Look, give us an exclusion. (245 comments)

no such thing as bad publicity.

and i no, i usually start reading the summary before i look at the authoer... and by that point hasselton has already wasted my time. Every fucking time... he tricks me every fucking time.

about two weeks ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

Triklyn Re:Small sample sizes, and Correlation IS causatio (245 comments)

now i know how the onion does it... they had an exclusive deal with bennett... they basically transcribed his view of the world.

voila, humor... unless you're the one that needs to deal with the crazy fucker.

about two weeks ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

Triklyn Re:I am not reading that. (245 comments)

normally i'd frown on the all caps... but in this case i believe it is both with merit, and very appropriate.

Kudos

about two weeks ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

Triklyn Re:THIS is the kind of thing that GamerGate is abo (474 comments)

i was including fabricating people to corroborate his story of her being a terrible person. That's way too much effort for something you're not being paid for.

about two weeks ago
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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

Triklyn Re:Not the Functionality of a Neuron (200 comments)

:) yeah, but science, like politics is often the slow boring of hard boards. this is the face of progress, incremental. Someone makes a reasonable facsimile using spike and fire. Someone else, maybe even the same someone else comes along and uses that model but changes the component "neurons."

This speaks to the fact that maybe dendritic back prop, and signal summation isn't necessary for some simple behaviors in c elegans. It's a place to start and points in the right direction.

Einstein could run before he could walk, but we're not all Einsteins.

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Triklyn Re:#gamergate (641 comments)

invariably, it won't be fine-grained enough to make it not financially detrimental, which means it will be a form of censorship in terms of self-censorship.

There's nothing inherently wrong with the R rating in movies, but there's a reason why studios prefer to cut their films down to pg13.

about two weeks ago
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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

Triklyn Re:Accelerando IRL (200 comments)

dinosaurs are dumb. also, is your house the color of the sky?

about two weeks ago

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