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An Open Letter To Everyone Tricked Into Fearing AI

gshegosh Re:"AI" vs Strong AI (227 comments)

If AI can participate in its own improvement and be better at it than humans, then that AI should already be more clever than humans. How do we get AI to that point?

about two weeks ago
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PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

gshegosh Re:Before reading TFA ... (245 comments)

The only way to win is not to play :)

about two weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

gshegosh Re:How can I upgrade? (437 comments)

I'd be glad to see stats about how many devices in use CAN be upgraded but aren't. Out of 5 Android devices I have, only Nexus II can get the newest OS version.

about three weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

gshegosh How can I upgrade? (437 comments)

If upgrading Android would take something like apt-get full-upgrade from the device or at worst booting some ISO on my PC with the device connected, I'd do it. But devices are locked, I can't upgrade my phone above 4.1 and drivers that would allow me to install bootleg distros are unavailable in source code form. So yeah, I'm sticking with 4.1 as long as my phone works and its battery still keeps me online for 5-6 days.

about three weeks ago
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Want To Influence the World? Map Reveals the Best Languages To Speak

gshegosh Re:Interesting, but ... (150 comments)

Preservation of local languages and introduction of a global one are not exclusive goals. All it takes is the world to agree to teach everyone a second language so that in one or two generations every person in the world had TWO native languages - a local and the global one. But if we could agree on things like that we wouldn't be afraid of wars nor global warming.

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook Offers Solution To End Drunken Posts

gshegosh Re:No thanks (134 comments)

I won't post it? Hold my beer!

about a month and a half ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

gshegosh Re:Home storage (488 comments)

Home use is negligible. What about industry?

about 3 months ago
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Samsung Achieves Outdoor 5G Mobile Broadband Speed of 7.5Gbps

gshegosh Re:Data caps (36 comments)

A douche move? Why do OPERATORS charge less for bigger band use?

about 3 months ago
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If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

gshegosh Re:Local Backups (150 comments)

If your single $100 drive fails, you lose all your data. Cloud provider probably spreads your data on more than one drive. Of course the SPOF is the provider then.

about 3 months ago
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Indian Mars Mission Beams Back First Photographs

gshegosh Re:The best photo... (113 comments)

It seems the post about attractiveness was censored out by /. for me, so I thought you were commenting the picture itself. As to "traditional", I've probably used a wrong word.

about 4 months ago
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Indian Mars Mission Beams Back First Photographs

gshegosh Re:The best photo... (113 comments)

Have you SEEN the photo? It's not about how attractive they are. But how traditionally they are dressed. Which for many people contrasts with space exploration.

about 4 months ago
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Device Allows Paralyzed Rats To Walk, Human Trials Scheduled Next Summer

gshegosh Control how high it lifts its legs... (85 comments)

I predict a huge market that is not helping people walk.

about 4 months ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

gshegosh After they "went" to Ukraine, (197 comments)

After they "went" to Ukraine, I prefer them going to the Moon than going to Poland.

about 4 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

gshegosh Atom mainboard + PCI RAID card + 4 HDDs (287 comments)

My home data center is a single frankenPC that I made from an old chassis, a mainboard that has integrated Intel Atom CPU, PCI RAID card and 4 HDDs. It's running Ubuntu Server. It works well enough, Linux manages the RAID and emails me when drives are failing, it has a transmission-deamon which is a torrent client with web interface, it also runs Sickbeard that downloads tv episodes automatically for me. The box also does and stores backups of my other computers AND web servers. I have gigabit ethernet at my home and the box can saturate it (although I use WD Red drives which are not that fast). Also, the whole setup grabs just 35W of power (it takes about 24W when I spin HDDs down, but I don't think they like it, so I don't do it).

about 4 months ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

gshegosh Re:Sigh... (789 comments)

I don't think he's meant to threaten Ukraine. He's meant to threaten NATO and UE. "If you intervene, I'll use nukes".

about 5 months ago
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Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

gshegosh Re:Flip the switch (247 comments)

How can one tell between finding an exploit in a simulated universe and finding a previously unknown nature law in a real universe?

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

gshegosh Re:Fantastic! Open sourcing will make pwning easie (136 comments)

Two things.

One - shit obviously happens in closed source world, Windows has a looong security history for instance. Security by obscurity is not something that will work.

Two - if you are so much afraid of IoT, just don't plug your toaster to your WiFi. If someone does that, they open themselves to sliced bread attacks on their own peril. You are not forced to do so.

about 7 months ago
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Continuous System For Converting Waste Plastics Into Crude Oil

gshegosh Re:Ocean garbage patches? (139 comments)

Does such tanker have to be fast and/or work day and night? I could imagine one solar- and wind- powered. A fleet of such tankers might clean up the ocean slowly but steady, providing a constant "stream" of plastic fuel.

about 7 months ago
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X Window System Turns 30 Years Old

gshegosh Re:Sun Lab in '87 (204 comments)

RPI? Those raspberry pis everywhere get on my nerves ;)

about 7 months ago

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Ask Slashdot: Indoor Positioning Systems - what op

gshegosh gshegosh writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gshegosh writes "We have been approached by a customer that needs positioning inside their factory which is about 5000 square meters big. They require 30cm precision. What options are there if it comes to ready-to-use products? We've been considering WiFi fingerprinting but it seems it doesn't have enough precision, using RFID in turn demands putting a few dozen thousand tags all around the factory. Have you heard of any solutions to this problem?"
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Linux Mint 12 tries to appeal to users disappointe

gshegosh gshegosh writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gshegosh writes "The disappointed part of Ubuntu and Gnome user community is quite vocal. Both Unity and Gnome Shell break "compatibility" with user old habits of having window-oriented, customizable desktop environment instead of Apple-style app-oriented, locked one.
There are some that try to hold on to Gnome 2 (there's even a fork) but it will get harder while time passes by and more and more applications use GTK3.
Linux Mint developers have recently revealed that they are working on extensions that will make new Gnome look and feel more traditional way. Will it make disgruntled users happy? Will Mint replace Ubuntu as #1 distribution? I for one am sure going to try it out."

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