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Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record

omtinez Re:Best short programs (199 comments)

Ah darn it! There goes my brilliant plan of beating this record...

2 days ago

BitTorrent Launches Project Maelstrom, the First Torrent-Based Browser

omtinez Re:Akami is dead (67 comments)

Wanting to "break the internet" seems to be a hot trend these days.

about 1 month ago

Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

omtinez Re:Ada Engineer... (277 comments)

Let me question your doubts with some facts. Two major insurance companies and one (huge) banking institution located in the midwest pay between $70,000 and $80,000 a year as of mid 2013 for senior-level positions. I know that from going to their interviews myself, and they were very desperately looking for people. Albeit not desperately enough to raise the pay...

about 2 months ago

Visual Studio 2015 Supports CLANG and Android (Emulator Included)

omtinez Re:We all dance in the streets (192 comments)

Have you ever heard of compiler warnings? VS will even warn you about stuff as little as when you use 10l instead of 10L because the lowercase L might be confused with the number 1. If you don't believe me, look at the amount of bugs that magically get fixed once you can compile your code with no warnings using the -w4 flag.

about 2 months ago

Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

omtinez Re:Who cares about performance? (108 comments)

Besides old timers, who cares if it takes a couple more hours to deplete the battery?

Seeing as all these phones are pretty decent, from my point of view, I just want the greatest performance.

FTFY. In other words, it doesn't fit my use case ergo no one else can benefit from it.

about 3 months ago

The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

omtinez Re:waste of effort (275 comments)

Actually they missed the boat on this one

I see what you did there...

about 3 months ago

Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

omtinez Re:bing dat (100 comments)

It is a marketing issue. It is saying to the general public: Microsoft products suck so badly that not even their own employees use them!

If I remember correctly, Microsoft had a smartwatch many years ago that could only tell the time if it had a Wi-Fi connection, I am SHOCKED that it didn't catch on.

about 4 months ago

The Cult of Elon Musk Shines With Steve Jobs' Aura

omtinez Re:Wealth or intelligence (181 comments)

I think that what you are missing here is that Elon Musk is a wealthy, intelligent geek. A billionaire with a physics degree? Of course that it's going to be praised by the more science-oriented subset of the population!

about 4 months ago

BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

omtinez Re:an opinion from the self entitled generation (429 comments)

Mod parent up. It's the tragedy of the commons, but taking justice into your own hands makes you just as bad if not worse than the BitTorrent users

about 4 months ago

Dubai Police To Use Google Glass For Facial Recognition

omtinez Re:Enforce (122 comments)

I think that you have your math wrong. Number one, you don't know who you are comparing the face of so according to your schema you would need to do 10,000 * 10,000 comparisons, since you don't have a way to say "Oh! This is John Derp's face, so let's only compare it to the other 9,999 faces!". Also, you don't compare each face with everyone else's, you only compare with a list of known crooks (hopefully not EVERYONE'S face is in the system, although I am not sure of anything these days).

Then, assuming there are 100 known crooks in the 10,000 population, you do 10,000 * 100 comparisons and, assuming the same error rate of 1 in 1,000 you get 1,000,000 / 1,000 = 1,000 errors. Which is not nearly as high but definitely not ideal.

I henceforth name this the subset-birthday paradox!

about 4 months ago

Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

omtinez Re:Native Americans anyone? (276 comments)

Yes but they were not *real* people until the Spaniards converted them to Catholicism!

about 4 months ago

Only Two States Have Rules To Prevent Cheating On Computerized Tests

omtinez Proctored Distance Learning Exams (95 comments)

Having just taken an exam for my distance learning class through ProctorU, I can tell you that the only thing stopping me from cheating were my ethical principles...

about 4 months ago

Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts

omtinez Re:Astronauts lose 20/10 eyesight! (109 comments)

Your post leads to my theory. If having such good eyesight was a requirement to be an astronaut, it would be perfectly possible that they somehow cheated their way there and once they went into space... well, mission accomplished. No need to pretend anymore, now they can put the glasses back on!

about 5 months ago

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

omtinez Re:Rise of the middlemen (127 comments)

You are being modded as funny but as an ignorant mortal let me ask you... Are you being serious? I thought that software engineers in any industry were paid significantly better

about 5 months ago

Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

omtinez Re:Customer service? (928 comments)

Sitting on the pilot seat would be the only thing enticing enough for me to pay the predatory fees for "perks".

PS: Being a tall person who cannot sit straight without pushing the seat in front of me with my knees, being offered extra leg room for a fee is border line offensive.

about 6 months ago

Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

omtinez Re:Every Other OS (516 comments)

You are holding it wrong.

Steve Jobs

PS: Our marketing department will soon release a video showcasing how all of your usability concerns are also a problem in the Windows platform for totally real world scenarios. For example, you can't go to the end of the line on Windows if someone popped the "End" key out of your keyboard!

about 8 months ago

NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

omtinez Re:edit (136 comments)

Documents don't stop being top secret just because someone leaked them.

If someone leaks the *top secret* documents and they are no longer *secret*, then they are just *top*

about 8 months ago


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