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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

oliverthered Re:Work is (1215 comments)

unless I'm testing specific hardware/software I always have a clean and duplicable VM as a test environment, (including VMs for any servers that may also be required). So I know what I'm testing and can snapshot, delta and clone it with little hastle.

about a year ago
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The New AI: Where Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence Meet

oliverthered Re:Its not winning the Hutter Prize (209 comments)

The concept of lossless copression runs compleatly contridictory to QM...psycics is geneally known to be a 'bad' approximation of the universe though since the majority of what is observable isn't yet accounted for.

about a year ago
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Are Contests the Best Way To Find Programmers?

oliverthered Re:Contests are the best way... (260 comments)

To summeraise, it'a ain't what you do it's the way that you do it.

about a year ago
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The New AI: Where Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence Meet

oliverthered stupidity knows no bounds (209 comments)

intelegence is easy, it's emulating stupidity that is the hard bit....a rare few of us do after all hopefully learn from out mistakes.

Also wouldn't you want a AI that's less fickle than a human.

It's also intersting to note that a lot of the problems solved appear to be of the visual type e.g. the word 'cat' had to be provided and that 'blank slate' theory has been disproven, though that's not an issue if the computer algorythms have long enough to evolve.

I agree with your IO stuff, that bares strong relation to neurology.

Personally I'm working on linguistics modeling and the senses, which is based on neurology I won't go into until I have something publishable, but you can find it out if you look for neurology in that area... you won't find anything in linquistics in that area though... it seems to be a hard problem even for humans.

My my key problem was seeding, so I may take a look at deap learning to see what it has to offer, but I think a few lightly ranked examples (who ranking can be changed by the algorythm) would probably be most benifiial.... at least to do some primary set reduction on the data.

about a year ago
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China's Controversial Brain Surgery To Cure Drug Addiction

oliverthered Ketamine? (385 comments)

Did he try Ketamine to stop, yes it really does work

about a year and a half ago
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Mint It Yourself With a Browser-Based Bitcoin Miner

oliverthered Re:Still wondering... (490 comments)

a ponzi scheme then if it's imaginary, you get people to buy into it, the money floats to the top, your promised more than you can ever get... but not if it's by real value.

So, yeh... your just living in one/many big/little elaborate/diverse ponzi-schemes.... see dickens.

more than 3 years ago
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Mint It Yourself With a Browser-Based Bitcoin Miner

oliverthered Re:Still wondering... (490 comments)

a ponzi scheme then if it's imaginary, you get people to buy into it, the money floats to the top, your promised more than you can ever get... but not if it's by real value.

more than 3 years ago
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NC Governor Allows Anti-Community-Broadband Law

oliverthered Re:Open Source Broadband (356 comments)

I want to the Dr for some farmer suitables? where do all the rich people go, 10 savile row. I got wound up like an orange will the green keeper came and change the pitch.

anyhow, my original comment was really about the fact that there needs to be a change in the system and they do actually know that and are working towards it.... it's the very very long cycle revolution.

The reply was really for whoever didn't get it and felt like modding me down..... there are a few like that round here.

Whoosh!
(See: sarcasm, mockery, irony, pharmacist for meds)

more than 3 years ago
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Does Quantum Theory Explain Consciousness?

oliverthered Re:Electrons cause consciousness. (729 comments)

I can think of nothing more like free will than walking around thinking your Jesus when everyone else says your not.... if it where not for the fact that Jesus is mentioned in the bible.

Free will is a time domain paradox... you can have will free that fine.

Anyhow, I thought they already pretty much proved that free will is a load of bollox just don't tell anyone or they may believe you.

more than 3 years ago
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Does Quantum Theory Explain Consciousness?

oliverthered Re:As the saying goes... (729 comments)

I should add, the answer may be authoritative...... though there are some sensory differences and differences of order in authority too.

more than 3 years ago
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Does Quantum Theory Explain Consciousness?

oliverthered Re:As the saying goes... (729 comments)

I think the man knows not how he thinks and so want's to make some weird stuff up to explain what he can not explain.....

Personally I believe there is my physical self and my metaphysical self and even though e=mc^2 he appears to be giving this a little too much weight and not enough energy.

And I thought to myself, there must have been a first time a stone thought to fall off a waterfall.

He really should try to work out how long a piece of string is first, and once he's triangulated that work out how he understands things... and maybe then triangulate that to work out the wisdom of the species... in deed in passion in madness.
The search for knowledge is power, in deed.
The search for the truth is wisdom, in passion.
the search for salvation is insanity, in will.

more than 3 years ago
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NC Governor Allows Anti-Community-Broadband Law

oliverthered Re:Open Source Broadband (356 comments)

"Clearly the states that have clean air laws are discriminating against the private sector by insuring that "free" air is breathable. Clearly that has prevented the growth of new jobs in the bottled oxygen industry, at a time when jobs are so desperately needed. Why do we put up with these anti-jobs bureuocrats?"

Actually they will be making money from fines and filtration, catalysts etc.. lots of fluoride to put in the water etc....

Providing free access to sidewalks and paths for bicycles also harms taxi drivers and countless other businesses.

Again, they don't provide 'free' access.. could I drive my tank down the side walk?

Countless consumers make unlicensed copies of bacteria that is in the food they buy.
probably processed and irradiated, spayed etc... but yeh, getting sick ain't free nor is disposing of the shit afterwards.

Do you know what a bizarre hedge is?

more than 3 years ago
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NC Governor Allows Anti-Community-Broadband Law

oliverthered Re:Open Source Broadband (356 comments)

I don't think you quite got the nature of my sig.... Right?

more than 3 years ago
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NC Governor Allows Anti-Community-Broadband Law

oliverthered Re:Open Source Broadband (356 comments)

oh suck my estrogen like chemicals and get genitalia defects from your 'free' air if you haven't already.

Next you'll be saying global warming is made by bears farting for we should all eat more bears.

more than 3 years ago
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Professor Questions Sink-Or-Swim Intro To CS Courses

oliverthered Re:WHy are you majoring in CS... (606 comments)

If a student doesn't need to take a web programming course in high school, then there just too good for school. Autodidactically any how.

more than 3 years ago
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German Police Seize German Pirate Party Servers

oliverthered Re:Hmm... (121 comments)

it's the law of protestant reform.

vote tends to self tends to ponzi scheme tends to deeds tends to stess tends to protestants.

more than 3 years ago
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German Police Seize German Pirate Party Servers

oliverthered Re:Hmm... (121 comments)

why too stressed?

see I rember the protestant reform like it was yesterday... Oliver's Army staying just round the corner, white niggers everywhere.

Martin Luthor getting the Lyrics down... oh come on... ye faithful. get ye arse in gear.

I wonder, is there any mention of any kind of prediction relating to the good old catholic deed dooing lot and their bloody ponzi schemes anywhere lurking on the English Parliament website?
red blue red blue... oh such a card choice if only I could stop thinking of myself for once.

more than 3 years ago
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German Police Seize German Pirate Party Servers

oliverthered Re:Sigh (121 comments)

well they would be called the parrot party, but Monty Python already killed that one.

more than 3 years ago

Submissions

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What makes or breaks a graphics package for you?

oliverthered oliverthered writes  |  about 5 years ago

oliverthered writes "I've started writing a new graphics package that seemlessly blends vector graphics with bitmap graphics in a way where if you didn't know you would either think you were using a vector graphics package or a bitmap graphics package depending on how you were using it.

The architecture is going to be almost fully stack based with practically everything being replaceable or extensable via a plugin architecture (including whole or parts of a stack). I also plan to make the most of modern high-performance computers with load of memory and disk space, and write GPU implementations of as much as possible so lots of things will be realtime or faster than realtime.

I have lots of killer features that won't be found in current packages and some serious advancements in some of the features you find in packages. I also plan to write gimp'ish and photoshop'ish interfaces and keybindings and get as much photoshop compatability as possible.

The projects going to be GPL with concessions for open source applications and commercialisation ability so I can spend more time on open source. It should also run on Windows, Linux and Mac etc.....

What I don't know is what people think are must haves or like or dislike about the current tools that are out there, what plugins / addons they really like and what would make them give up photoshop."
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BBC Claims IPlayer for Linux and Mac soon

oliverthered oliverthered writes  |  more than 6 years ago

oliverthered writes "The BBC has agreed a deal with wi-fi firm The Cloud, which operates 7,500 hotspots around the country.

The news website, programme sites and downloads of TV shows via the iPlayer can be accessed freely.

The BBC has also confirmed that users of Apple Mac and Linux machines will be able to use its TV catch-up service from the end of the year."

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liberty Savant.

oliverthered oliverthered writes  |  more than 3 years ago

well if that guy subscribed..

the use of Liberty Savant as opposed to Liberty a savant or Liberty is Savant was to depersonalize savant.

that was one hell of a lot of errors for anyone to make in a sig... and it not have some extra meaning to it. Cryptic and odd poetic language is usually done in a similar manner, double meanings and things to encourage further thought.

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