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IBM's Watson Gets a Swear Filter After Learning the Urban Dictionary

gtvr Re:It's like Spock (310 comments)

My bad - I knew Spock had some cursing in that movie, though. Kirk used it a bit better, is the point. Spock didn't really have the hang of it, sort of like Watson.

about a year and a half ago

IBM's Watson Gets a Swear Filter After Learning the Urban Dictionary

gtvr It's like Spock (310 comments)

"Double Dumbass on you!"

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: CS Degree While Working Full Time?

gtvr Re:Well, kinda... (433 comments)

They won't help for a programming job. I've hired programmers, and give absolutely no weight to someone who has done server maintenance. I've hired network admins, and give little to no weight to someone who has done VB or C#, without OS experience. In other words, the cert has to be relevant to the job. I'd love those certs for a network admin job.

about a year and a half ago

Michigan Makes It Illegal To Ask For Employees' Facebook Logins

gtvr Re:SSN? (132 comments)

No, it's probably answers to security / password reset questions. Do you use your SSN in relation to any web accounts or social media?

about a year and a half ago

Drawings of Weapons Led To New Jersey Student's Arrest

gtvr Re:They better arrest me then. (630 comments)

Airplanes dropping bombs on tanks and going on strafing runs. All the time.

about 2 years ago

Airlines Face Acute Pilot Shortage

gtvr Re:Why did they change the requirements? (421 comments)

Not sure 3 years is enough time to get that many pilots through the pipeline. You are definitely going to have to have the airlines help fix it, particularly some kind of exchange of training payment for a work commitment.

about 2 years ago

Canada's Supreme Court Tosses Viagra Patent For Vagueness

gtvr Re:Generic name (100 comments)

Based on my emails, it could easily be V1agra, Vi4gra, or other similar. There's already brand familiarity & everything.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Way To Become a Rural ISP?

gtvr Re:I'd advise against, purely based on cost (239 comments)

You need to do a business case study. Figure out what your stuff will cost, and what you would need to charge if say 20% of the people signed up. The do some market research, ask "Would you pay X for high speed internet?" "What would you pay" etc. Think about what staff you need. Will people expect 24 hour support? What if you go on vacation? Do you need a legal team to deal with the feds executing a search warrant for log data? Lots of stuff to think about and plan on the business side.

about 2 years ago

Are Windows XP/7 Users Smarter Than a 3-Year-Old?

gtvr Re:3 year olds don't do that much. (537 comments)

Also the 3 year old doesn't have the years of working with Xp/7 to bog him down & set expectations of how the OS should work.

about 2 years ago

New HAL Exoskeleton: A Brain-Controlled Full Body Suit To Be Used In Fukushima

gtvr How about an MA5B? (111 comments)

Seriously, this thing is armored already. Just needs a slot to attach Cortana.

about 2 years ago

Bruce Perens: The Day I Blundered Into the Nuclear Facility

gtvr Re:The 60s and 70s (181 comments)

In high school (80s) I got a tour of the U MD reactor. We walked up to the top & looked down into the reactor. It was cool, but again no big deal was made by another other than the fact that you could maybe get good grades and get to go to a school with a NUCLEAR REACTOR!!!

about 2 years ago

Google Reinvents Micropayments — As Surveywall

gtvr I'd be good with this (107 comments)

If there's one thing internet users have plenty of, it's opinions. Plus, maybe it will improve the products I buy down the road.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Stepping Down From an Office Server To NAS-Only?

gtvr Re:Just did the same (227 comments)

"Iron Maiden is the standard" ??? Iron Mountain

about 2 years ago

Bev Harris of Black Box Voting Releases Accenture's Voting Software

gtvr Re:"because it is built on MS Access." (245 comments)

I voted for "Evil Genius" but the system registered as "Godlike business visionary"

more than 2 years ago

Astronomers Catch Asteroid In Near-Miss Video

gtvr Re:Don't get your hopes up... (120 comments)

So Bruce Willis can get back to his regular job?

more than 2 years ago

Startup Applies For 307 GTLDs

gtvr Re:A records (239 comments)

Mushroom, mushroom

more than 2 years ago


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