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How Machine Learning Can Transform Online Dating

dragon-file Re:Not the algorithm we need (183 comments)

There's a name for that. Bell curve I think.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will You Start Your Kids On Classic Games Or Newer Games?

dragon-file Re:What? (285 comments)

Also I agree with you statement. I believe you expose children to everything this world has to offer and support them when they pursue their interests. Obviously they're going to get more exposure to the same hobbies you have... but that doesn't mean that those are the only hobbies they should have. But what do I know? I don't have kids. I'm still a big kid myself.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will You Start Your Kids On Classic Games Or Newer Games?

dragon-file Re:What? (285 comments)

And that was not what I was thinking of at all. Now it makes sense. I envisioned him starting wood fires as a hobby.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will You Start Your Kids On Classic Games Or Newer Games?

dragon-file Re:What? (285 comments)

Wood burning? As a hobby I believe that's called arson.

about 4 months ago
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DRM Has Always Been a Horrible Idea

dragon-file Re:No Shit (281 comments)

Fun fact: Just caught something about this on the news. Apparently, after spending loads of cash (dont remember the exact amount) to open a new terminal at Sac international airport, the expected numbers of customers just isn't there. At the time construction started they could justify the expense. Now? They're looking at employee cut backs. I wonder if the TSA could be driving away business?

about 3 months ago
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DRM Has Always Been a Horrible Idea

dragon-file Re:No Shit (281 comments)

Actually no. If you start up steam and it can't detect an internet connection it ask if you want to attempt loging in again or go to offline mode. Once in offline mode any game you have previously downloaded will be available. While it is true that you have to have an internet connection to download the games in the first place, you don't need to have one after installation.

about 3 months ago
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DRM Has Always Been a Horrible Idea

dragon-file Re:No Shit (281 comments)

Gratuitous Space Battles is one example. After installing the game the whole directory can be copied to a flash drive, transferred to another computer, and it will run standalone. No need to install steam or even take it off the flash drive. This is just one example and not all games have this level of freedom. DRM encountered in steam is entirely at the software developers discretion. Just look at Red Faction: Guerrilla. *Shudder* Microsoft DRM.

about 3 months ago
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Exponential Algorithm In Windows Update Slowing XP Machines

dragon-file Re:No Sympathy (413 comments)

Actually, I installed windows 7 on a lenovo laptop that shipped with XP. While it didn't look as fancy as it could have (I blame the intel graphics card) it was very effective. It even booted faster and ran smoother than a fresh XP installation. Also all the hardware was recognized and worked with the Win 7 drivers.

about 4 months ago
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Open Source Beehives Designed To Help Save Honeybee Colonies

dragon-file Problem found already? (172 comments)

I could be mistaken, but i remember hearing somewhere that scientists discovered the cause of this problem. Something to do with a small worm that was incubating in their brains and as it grew larger and more mature it would literally drive the bee insane. The bee would then fly away from the hive to die as its brain was being reamed out by this parasite.

I could be entirely mistaken, but that's what I heard.

about 4 months ago
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Google Fiber In Austin Hits a Snag: Incumbent AT&T

dragon-file Re:Why is Google not a telecom? (291 comments)

They should just run their shit anyway. Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. But TINLA.

about 4 months ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Warg Being Held in Solitary Confinement

dragon-file Re:He should have blown up the world's economy (192 comments)

Not only that, but human fear that which they cannot control. Intelligent people aren't stupid enough to just go with what people tell them.

about 4 months ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Warg Being Held in Solitary Confinement

dragon-file Re:Lucky Ducky (192 comments)

Wish I had mod points for you. Great Airplane! reference.

about 4 months ago
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New Ford Mustang May Have Electronic "Burnout" Button

dragon-file Re:1940s technology, here today! (290 comments)

Fly by wire? I could have sworn it was drive by wire seeing as, ya know, it's a car.

about 4 months ago
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Mathematical Model of Zombie Epidemics Reveals Two Types of Living-Dead Strains

dragon-file Re:hehe (163 comments)

There, Castle.

about 4 months ago
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Researchers Use Computer-Generated 10-Year-Old Girl To Catch Online Predators

dragon-file Re:profile = evidence? (545 comments)

"Evidence" is anything that supports a premise. An IP address or profile is "evidence" as is an eye witness and DNA evidence.

Yes and no. You've listed 3 types of evidence with varying degree's of accuracy.

DNA is the most accurate, with dependencies mostly occurring in attempts to tell twins apart from one another.

An eye witness is good but the memory of an event starts to deteriorate over time and even initial accounts can vary from witness to witness.

IP address evidence is the least accurate. I can't disguise my DNA and if someone sees me steal a car they will at least be able to identify me as a Caucasian male. An IP address just tracks the culperate to the residence, it doesn't not account for people cracking WEPs and accessing networks that are not theirs or friends you may have given access to your network. Both of these examples don't track down the actual culprit. Just a residence.

about 5 months ago
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Telegraph Contributor Says Coding Is For Exceptionally Dull Weirdos

dragon-file Re:I know how to... (453 comments)

> We need janitors as much as we need CEOs I don't agree. We need janitors way more.

If only I had mod points for your statement sir. +1 TooTrue

about 6 months ago
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The Fascinating Science Behind Beer Foam

dragon-file Re:Old news (73 comments)

So, like some kind of resonance cascade, then?

If that were the case, then it would be easily fixed the reversing the tachyon flow.

I never thought I'd see a resonance cascade, let alone create one.

about 6 months ago
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The Fascinating Science Behind Beer Foam

dragon-file Re:I make beer... (73 comments)

This sounds like it requires further testing. The setup: 5 identical cans, 4 shaken, one left unshaken as a control. Both the control and one shaken can are to be opened normally. The remaining 3 are to be opened as follows: Top tapping normal open, Side tapping normal open, and just a slow open method. Document results and we should find a conclusive answer to this problematic conundrum.

about 6 months ago

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