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Computer Scientists Invents Game-Developing Computer AI

linuxgeek64 Bullshit. (103 comments)

"Angelina chose the color of the walls, the textures, the ambient sound track" So all it did was randomly choose a few things. Completely stupid. That isn't "AI" by any stretch.

about 8 months ago

Make Way For "Mutant" Crops As GM Foods Face Opposition

linuxgeek64 He was spot-on about anti-GMO being "the creationi (194 comments)

Protip: DNA is universal. There's nothing that marks any genes as being from any particular species. It's just DNA. The original species of a trait doesn't matter at all if DNA—what you're taking—is species-blind.

about 10 months ago

GMO Oranges? Altering a Fruit's DNA To Save It

linuxgeek64 Re:nature and consumers (358 comments)

DNA isn't really a species-specific thing. There's no way you could tell that a sequence of DNA from a starfish was actually from a starfish without comparing it to the DNA of other starfishes.

And extra DNA doesn't cause mutation. Mutagens, radiation and miscopying cause mutations. Additional DNA is usually far more beneficial than harmful, because it can provide extra resistance to pathogens, as #44406327 said.

Also, jeez, you sound like a conspiracy theorist.

about a year ago

Europe Needs Genetically Engineered Crops, Scientists Say

linuxgeek64 Re:"Needs"? (586 comments)

Greece is Southeast Europe, not West Europe.

about a year ago

Has the local browser cache become useless?

linuxgeek64 No. (1 comments)

Net IO is still considerably slower than disk IO for a majority of the internet. It's a waste of bandwidth too.

about a year and a half ago

Voxel.js: Minecraft-like Browser-Based Games, But Open Source

linuxgeek64 Re:I don't get the blocks (110 comments)

Minecraft blocks are 1 cubic meter.

about a year and a half ago

Windows XP Drops Below 40% Market Share While Windows 8 Passes 1%

linuxgeek64 Re:I Wonder? (310 comments)

Start screen --> app bar --> all apps

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Are Smart Meters Safe?

linuxgeek64 Re:Privacy issue in Europe (684 comments)

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has warned that smart meters, which must be introduced into every home in the UK within the next seven years, will be used to track much more than energy consumption unless proper safeguards are introduced.

more than 2 years ago

Mozilla Testing Click-to-Play Option For Plugin Content

linuxgeek64 Re:"Java scripts" (124 comments)

And by "this plugin" I mean "this feature." My apologies for being stupid.

more than 2 years ago

Adobe Releases Last Linux Version of Flash Player

linuxgeek64 Correction (426 comments)

Adobe Releases Last NPAPI Linux Version of Flash Player.

It'll be usable on non-Chrome browsers once they get their heads out of the sand and implement Pepper.
Keep up or get left behind. :)

more than 2 years ago

New Technique Promises Much Faster Hard Drive Write Speeds

linuxgeek64 Re:To read it, you say? (148 comments)

Blu-Ray is an optical medium. Hard drives are magnetic. The use of lasers in writing is unusual. They use the lasers to flip magnetic bits. The lasers can't simply be shined onto a bit and then have light deflected in one of two directions depending on the data stored.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Get Non-Developers To Send Meaningful Bug Reports?

linuxgeek64 Re:Make it send data to you (360 comments)

The problem with that is that the user can't provide information like what they were doing when the crash happened or what the expected behavior was. For uncaught exceptions, sending a stacktrace could be helpful. Depending on the language, though, there might not be exception handling - just crashes.

more than 2 years ago

Adblock Plus To Offer 'Acceptable Ads' Option

linuxgeek64 Re:Why not treat web pages as loss leaders? (373 comments)

Just playing the devil's advocate here, but wasn't the Internet in the 70s-80s more of an experiment with far fewer users than it has today?

more than 2 years ago

JavaScript JVM Runs Java

linuxgeek64 Re:Javaception (234 comments)

It doesn't implement that much of the standard JVM.

more than 2 years ago

Cray Replaces IBM To Build $188M Supercomputer

linuxgeek64 Re:Raise taxes NOW! (99 comments)

I agree, but this isn't really the place to post that.

more than 2 years ago

Inside the Duqu Worm's Source Code

linuxgeek64 Re:well.. (157 comments)

It's a bash/similar shells command. Theoretically, it can work on almost any OS.

more than 2 years ago


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