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PostgreSQL Outperforms MongoDB In New Round of Tests

cytg.net Re:It doesn't matter (147 comments)

Yea .. plus, if i needed "QuickSQL" from a java app i'd pretty much go with instant derby/javadb or sqlite and be done with it.

about three weeks ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

cytg.net Re:My money is on SpaceX (211 comments)

Well, when talent begins leaving NASA for SpaceX, then we know its in business...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

cytg.net Re:What to know (548 comments)

Community. I knew plenty others with vic-20's and above but I was the only one programming it. I wish I had a community to share code and ideas with. Didnt really get that until 10-15 years later.

about 2 months ago
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C++14 Is Set In Stone

cytg.net Re:Still... (193 comments)

" JVM that make a basic "Hello world" program crash." with a reference to a .c ? Yes please show me that "hello world" .. oh cherrypicking a jvm from 2001 doesnt count.

about 2 months ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

cytg.net Re:Never let the truth (391 comments)

197 is a significant number, I dont think many officiall tests go that high, point being there should very well be a track record somewhere if he actually took this test and made 197.

about 2 months ago
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NASA Tests Microwave Space Drive

cytg.net Re:From the pdf... (201 comments)

this +1. Accidental scient for the win! However improbable(duh), I really hope there is something to this. Awsome-factor will be through the roof. Kind of like Hawking on the Higgs when he said something along the lines of; But the universe would be so much more interresting if you hadnt found it. Common, give us an interresting universe, please :).

about 3 months ago
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Putin Government Moves To Take Control of Russia's largest space company Energia

cytg.net Re:minutes to midnight (252 comments)

And slashdot being open social media you would be kind of naive if you dont expect a few posts from paid and bought propaganda'ists

about 3 months ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

cytg.net Re:Well at least they saved the children! (790 comments)

But this is an automated tool right? Scanning and enterpreting images (AI, neural nets, classification etc) for better advertising options.. It just so happens that ONE bucket is childporn. You could guesstimate that any result that lands in childporn-bucket with 95%+ is automaticlly getting reported to the police for manual inspection. IMO the real problem is the AI, how good is it and how many false positives occur? - and thus someone will be snooping about your private stuff unwarranted.

about 3 months ago
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Law Repressing Social Media, Bloggers Now In Effect In Russia

cytg.net Re:next... (167 comments)

If your system cant support the acting president (ie Obama, wich btw, by foreign nations and allies, is pretty much revered to as the second coming of christ for you guys), then sorry, your system is broken.

about 3 months ago
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Law Repressing Social Media, Bloggers Now In Effect In Russia

cytg.net Re:next... (167 comments)

Putin is gearing up for war.. a real war, and has been for the past 10 years+

about 3 months ago
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NASA Looks To Volcanic Rocks As Target For Next Mars Rover

cytg.net Re:can we think bigger picture? (33 comments)

1.5B? 2020? MarsOne aims to put people on up there by 2024 .. Maybe those 1.5B + exepenses could be put to better use in a collective effort to put homo sapiens on that rock instead.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

cytg.net Re:Medical doctor (737 comments)

Meh, a coder since age 10 - and currently involved with the national guard. I believe I would be plentiful-useful .. Not so much cause I know basic medical skills and can fire a rifle, more so due to the analytical skills i've been honing for the last thirty years in front of a computer.. I'd macgyver the shit out of that zombiecalypse in notime.

about 6 months ago
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A Rock Paper Scissors Brainteaser

cytg.net Impossible (167 comments)

How would you measure 50%? When does the game end? If my opponent strictly goes by 50 25 25 then Yes, I'd be happy yo play for an infinite amount of money, however given the play I am going to be playing, my opponent may opt/adapt for 50 0 50 instead and we are stalemate again .. So the game is rigged, conditions flawed, how would you measure those 50%?

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deal With Programmers Who Have Not Stayed Current?

cytg.net Re:Can't offer much (509 comments)

I keep up with current stuff, latest and greatest for my job area, Spring, Hibernate, different web stacks, .net4/.5 etc (consultant, cant sell myself if i dont).. But it is not like I see the all good and true in these techniques .. What I see is the industry "trying" to convert programmers into frameworkers, and i suppose thats in the interrest of some big corps, but I dont see them improve on productivity at all. It is just shifting the complexity to another area. Most often an area of more "locked in". In regards to webapps, in context of java, what has truely been a game changer since servlets and stored procs? A lot of buzz and hype and no real benefit to the contractor. (yea, I know, I am old like that).

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deal With Programmers Who Have Not Stayed Current?

cytg.net Re:Whereas I'm at the other end (509 comments)

+1, candidates are graduating and have ever only touched a highlelvel language like Java. Code? Data? Whats the difference, right? If you dont know how these constructs are being handled at the machine level you're bound to put out ignorant stuff .. But who can blaim them, they're thinking in classes, interfaces and best-practice paradigms like visitor patterns, delegates or other high level abstraction techniques.. But who cares, moores law is here to save us all right? Just buy more iron.

about a year and a half ago
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Mars One Has 78,000 Applicants

cytg.net Re:I would volounteer. (355 comments)

If I had no familiy or other people who depended on me, I too would be there in a heartbeat. In my mind something like this is the ultimate pioneering/patriot thing a person can do, for humanity. And a privilege. Of course, vastly better suited candidates would come before myself.

about a year and a half ago
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The New AI: Where Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence Meet

cytg.net Re:Saving everyone a few seconds on wiki (209 comments)

What precisely are those long-standing problems?

I ask because I actually know people who are starting to demonstrate the rudiments of intelligence using simulations of ~100,000 neurons.

Per upthread, that's a long way from a brain, and in fact we don't even know how all of the brain is wired, let alone how it works. But you might want to consider this and this and this.

If they're attempting the impossible, you should let them know not to waste their money.

autistic intelligence have been done for years with neural nets, the limitation is abstracting this basic equation estimation technique (which is all the neural construct really do.) and I guess the article describes a need way to overcome some obstacles.

IMHO the biggest challenge is really training data, you dont have enough of it, take a project like OpenCog, they've done simulations in secondlife, and this is problary the best route available for the moment. The best route would be to stuff the AI in an actual body, cause there is more training data in the real world than anywhere else.

about a year and a half ago
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Weird Geological Features Spied On Mars

cytg.net Re:I'm not saying it's aliens (99 comments)

That and "God does not build in straight lines" Defn. got an alien vibe going here ...

about a year and a half ago

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