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The Game Theory of Life

lfourrier Re:Two things (85 comments)

one can discuss, at length, and some will. The initial question I asked was : " are algorithms discovered or created? ". The only sure thing I can say (and I think any honest person would say) is : It seems an easy question, but there is no easy universal answer (even without going to theories where consciousness and self are emergent illusions)

about 3 months ago
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The Game Theory of Life

lfourrier Re:Two things (85 comments)

Begin with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy_of_mathematics. Then find from which position you stand whith your "simple answer". Then study the diversity of points of view and arguments, and see if you can prove their errors. If you can do that really well, publish. You will be famous.

But saying mathematics is a language and the things described are not part of mathematics, or perhaps they are, and a poem cannot describe something... I feel you have some work to do before being able to convince everybody.

about 3 months ago
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The Game Theory of Life

lfourrier Re:Two things (85 comments)

"algorithms are made up"

succint unproven "fact" for a question that can give work to philosophers for a few years.

are mathematics (of which algorythms are a small part) discovered or created ? No one has a clear answer to that question.

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Trash-Talks Verizon's Network; Verizon Threatens To Sue

lfourrier Re: Price Wars (364 comments)

fine. I got to (re)learn something this evening. Thanks

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Trash-Talks Verizon's Network; Verizon Threatens To Sue

lfourrier Re: Price Wars (364 comments)

Die In A Fire, oh, no!
too much CO2, and with global warming and all...
What chord did I touch ?
Of course everybody spend or waste his time as he wish. But please don't break the fabric and the principles of internet just for couch potatoes.

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Trash-Talks Verizon's Network; Verizon Threatens To Sue

lfourrier Re:Price Wars (364 comments)

it want to be a monopoly of video delivery, and don't hesitate to buy privilegied treatment from Comcast, to "indemnize" Comcast, but also to increase the cost of competing with it.

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Trash-Talks Verizon's Network; Verizon Threatens To Sue

lfourrier Re:Price Wars (364 comments)

If it's Verizon, it's an ISP, and everybody know those are bad.
But with Netflix, actively engaging again net neutrality and asking DRM in HTTP, it is also bad.
So, the public is victim of two would-be/actual monopolists.

The solution, I think, is no streaming.

On a side note, video is really overrated.
Days are only 24 hours, you use a few sleeping, you have better things to do than watching movies the rest of the time.

about 3 months ago
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WikiLeaks: NSA Recording All Telephone Calls In Afghanistan

lfourrier Re:ALL telephones in Afghanistan ? (241 comments)

" USA and France are the only Western countries that has fewer active cell phones than people "

false for both, according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_number_of_mobile_phones_in_use

about 4 months ago
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New Mars Crater Spotted In Before-and-After Pictures

lfourrier Re:Curiosity (41 comments)

Curiosity killed the cat

about 4 months ago
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Google Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Over Default Search on Android Phones

lfourrier Re:Unfortunately, DuckDuckGo has stopped. (221 comments)

don't know about the app. I just use it as my search engine in firefox on Android. And fiefox is my default browser. (and adblock plus works relatively well) I just miss RequestPolicy in firefox mobile.

about 4 months ago
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Google Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Over Default Search on Android Phones

lfourrier Re:flame on! (221 comments)

duckduckgo. (ok, it's a meta search engine)

Google is not as good as it was. I'm obliged to ask verbatim nearly every search, when it was the default.

about 4 months ago
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Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

lfourrier Re:WOW! (132 comments)

as do billions of Android phones...

about 5 months ago
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Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty

lfourrier Re:Delta Smelt (545 comments)

other think that humans have turned green pasture into deserts since mesopotamia, with irrigation a doomed attempt to postpone the inevitable outcome, accelerating it by adding salinization of fields.

about 6 months ago
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Youtube and Facebook May Be Banned In Turkey, Again

lfourrier In related news... (57 comments)

Turkish productivity up 15 % in a few weeks

about 6 months ago
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Can Reactive Programming Handle Complexity?

lfourrier Reactive is too much active... (149 comments)

all /. articles on the subject load, then reload, then reload, then I close the tab.
So, I have no idea what all this is about.

about 7 months ago
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What Sci-Fi Movies Teach Us About Project Management Skills

lfourrier Re:Science Fact (186 comments)

As already explained by I don't remember who, it can be a correct measure, if your objective is to have a lot of people in a few years.

Parallelize, and start over many times, and of course, each baby still take nine months to "produce", but globally, each 9 women will get you a baby a month.

It is not Project, it is Run. Different objectives, different rules, different outcomes.

about 9 months ago
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New Documentary Chronicles Road Tripping Scientists Promoting Reason

lfourrier Re:save us from *all* pseudo-science (674 comments)

"Think about how stupid the average person is. Now, realise that half of them are dumber than that." is false.
It should read :
"Think about how stupid the median person is. Now, realise that half of them are dumber than that."

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With New Free Time?

lfourrier polish your CV (299 comments)

not sure your job will still exists in 6 month...

about a year ago

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