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Google Fights Back Against Android Fragmentation

mojotoad Powered by Android (TM) (373 comments)

Why not do something like THX used to do for theater sound systems? Trademark the 'official' powered-by-android phrase, run a certification program, let the vendors customize all they want -- they get to use the OS but not necessarily the 'brand'.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Published Research Findings Are Often False

mojotoad Re:Hmmmmm (453 comments)

I think the problem is that there's no system for publishing negatives, only a system for publishing positives. Sure, false positives slip through, but why aren't there more publications detailing the true negatives? True negatives are valuable information, from a scientific perspective. They just aren't sexy. True negatives are ignored until someone claims a false positive. Then 'unbiased media' gets involved, because there's a 'sensation'.

more than 3 years ago
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Interactive, Emotion-Detecting Robot Developed

mojotoad Turing, meet Maori (58 comments)

Seriously. One of the subsets of the Turing Test should be how the system responds to a 'typical' Maori war dance (we'll even allow the All-Blacks as performers of the ritual), without any pedagogical knowledge of the Maori.

You know, be a diplomat. Or, god forbid, a missionary. That's worked out pretty well for lots of intelligences (the human kind, of a sort).

more than 3 years ago
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Does Ballmer Need To Go?

mojotoad Ballmer Defenestrated (568 comments)

best chance to use 'defenestrated' in a headline ever. Save that for when he actually *does* leave the company!

Cheers,
Matt

more than 6 years ago

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downed satellite and eclipse photo

mojotoad mojotoad writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mojotoad writes "According to this photographer who was taking shots of the recent eclipse, they might very well have captured the satellite recently shot down by the Navy as it plummeted back to earth. Even if it's only a meteor it's a nice shot."
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possible downed satellite and eclipse

mojotoad mojotoad writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mojotoad writes "According to this photographer who was taking shots of the eclipse, they might also have very well captured the satellite recently shot down by the Navy as it plummeted back to RLEO. Unconfirmed, but it is still a nice shot even if it's a meteor."

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