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Researchers "Solve" Texas Hold'Em, Create Perfect Robotic Player

cytg.net Re:I guess that means ... (340 comments)

So, lets boil it down, in essense for the game of holdem, a game of incomplete information, they have shown than holdem fits in the space of P = NP ? Yea if that was the case then *that* would have been the headline. I did a little poker robotting with a coworker some years back and instead of monte-carly'ing the probability matrices we right out permutated them all so it would be a simple table lookup instead of a costly approximation each time. Data was big, many many gigs. In any event there is so much else going on, besides the numbers, at a pokertable, that unless you pair it with playerhistory, datamining and some AI your "robot" will only ever be successfull on lowstake tables.

about three weeks ago
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SpaceX One Step Closer To Launching Astronaut

cytg.net Re:That's will be one dead astronugh (70 comments)

Just trolls ... /. should really autohide anything that is voted negative AND is AC.

about three weeks ago
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Fascinating Rosetta Image Captures Philae's Comet Bounce

cytg.net Re:Can Rosetta power Philae? (69 comments)

I think that planning a mission like this is about backup, redundancy, contingency upon contingency eliminating single points of failures as much as possible, and I am sure the scenario where harpoons AND the cold gas thruster both failed were not worth a tertiary backup plan. Thats what I think. But hey I bet they didnt think of "better harpoons" .. you should write them with your thoughts on the subject.

about 2 months ago
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Fascinating Rosetta Image Captures Philae's Comet Bounce

cytg.net Re:Can Rosetta power Philae? (69 comments)

So a geostationary orbit over philae is out of the question? It wouldnt take an enourmous amount of material and a little optics to focus some photonics down on our little lander. I wouldnt be surprised if such mechanics was proposed back in the planning stages.

about 2 months ago
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

cytg.net Re:Not a good week... (445 comments)

one plot is a dot, two plots is a statistic, so scrambling to the top of my mind is 'sabotage'. Who would stand to gain, on a larger scale, from these 'anomolies'. When is spacex'es next launch? Sure hope it is not tomorrow and sure hope they'll be checking everything an extra time or five.

about 3 months ago
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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 4 months 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 8 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 10 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 10 months ago

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