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CMU AI Learning Common Sense By Watching the Internet

sdnoob Re:42 (152 comments)

what was the question again?

about 10 months ago

CMU AI Learning Common Sense By Watching the Internet

sdnoob Re:All jokes aside (152 comments)

it could be worse, it could be learning from american politics....

about 10 months ago

Your Phone Number Is Going To Get a Reputation Score

sdnoob Re:Can you say Meta-data? (136 comments)

i am outraged, and may comment soon. but right now i'm laughing too hard at all the fucking idiots who willingly give the likes of google and facebook and twitter their telephone number, especially their private, not in phone books, cell phone number.... hahahahahaha.

about 9 months ago

My favorite season:

sdnoob Re:Missing option (346 comments)

well, here it's 'winter' or 'road construction' so.. kinda like voting. lesser of two evils nobody wants.

about a year ago

Twitter Seeking To Go Public

sdnoob Re:would have been awesome had this happened -- (56 comments)

TV Shows now include Twitter names and hashtags quite regularly as watermark bugs

those same tv shows used to do the same thing with aol keywords... online, nothing lasts forever except embarrassing photos shared by teenagers.

1 year,3 days

New, Canon-Faithful Star Trek Series Is In Pre-Production

sdnoob Re:Shades of Blake's 7 (401 comments)

you won't have anything to worry about then, there's no way in hell cbs will pick up a new series based on "old" star trek. they have already chosen the direction of the star trek franchise with the release of the last star trek movie (i.e. the fucked-up reboot).

1 year,24 days

"451" Error Will Tell Users When Governments Are Blocking Websites

sdnoob nuce, but not quite technically correct.. (255 comments)

of course we know that server errors are 500s codes, not 400s.. and that is essentially what this is.. the server (or client's upstream) is taking the action... not the client.

so i propose that the number instead be...

HTTP/1.1 507 SOL

about a year ago

China Has a Massive Windows XP Problem

sdnoob Re:Interesting (520 comments)

It will be interesting to see how they will handle this.

windows 7 is nearly as easy to pirate as windows xp was.... so it's pretty obvious what chinese users will do when the time comes.

about a year ago

Linux 3.10 Merge Windows Closes

sdnoob Re:3.1 vs 3.10!? (74 comments)

okay.. how about apple's way:

version 3.x

there. much better.

about a year ago

How Netflix Eats the Internet

sdnoob Re:Is Netflix (303 comments)

the difference is, the apps use apple's storefront, apple's payment gateway, apple's software and update distribution, apple's ad network, etc, etc, etc. apple is earning their cut.

netflix is ONLY using internet bandwidth that has ALREADY been bought and paid for by them and by their customers. isp's have already made their money on providing the pipes, they don't deserve a penny of netflix revenues, or any 'tax' or 'surcharges' from their customers.

about a year ago

Bill Gates: iPad Users Are Frustrated They Can't Type Or Create Documents

sdnoob Re:And... (618 comments)

perhaps, but i would absolutely LOVE a laptop i could rip the screen off of and use as a touch-enabled tablet... and it could even run windows 8, i wouldn't fucking care, just to get my hands on the hardware.

about a year ago

Adobe's Creative Cloud Illustrates How the Cloud Costs You More

sdnoob Re:Time for a comeback (403 comments)

paint shop pro has worked for me for years... still use version 9 (have newer, but 9 is the sweet spot for me).. corel's kinda fucked it up, but it's still more than usable, and still beats paying adobe's prices.

about a year ago

Microsoft Prepares Rethink On Windows 8

sdnoob Re:Don't strain your Brains (536 comments)

the 100 million figure also probably includes a pile of volume licenses.. but those seats mostly remain on XP or 7.

about a year ago

It's 2013, and Windows Activation Is Still Frustrating

sdnoob what about his media center key? (435 comments)

since that was a limited-time offer... does that key still work? or is it now gone forever since his 'windows 8 with media center' took a dump?

about a year ago

Compared to its non-Super version, I most prefer ...

sdnoob super sized! (288 comments)

i miss those super large fries and coke!

(although the mcd here has recently added the option back on the menu but doesn't call it 'super sized' - probably due to the unwarranted previous negative publicity -- and ya that documentary too).

about a year ago

Even the Ad Industry Doesn't Know Who's Tracking You

sdnoob Re:Oh... (98 comments)

until all tracking is banned.

like we can trust the web sites, ad networks, and (most) search engines to NOT track, even if it was 'banned'.

browser functionality to block such behaviour, at least client-side, will pretty much always be necessary.

about a year ago

Hacker Skips SimCity Full-Time Network Requirement

sdnoob Re:Not a huge surprise... (303 comments)

EA has a large enough business in *console* games that a little hissyfit over DRM in PC titles won't be noticed... especially given that there are new console hardware launches upcoming for which they'll sell a shitload of games for, and which will save their chief executive asshole's job.

about a year and a half ago

Hacker Skips SimCity Full-Time Network Requirement

sdnoob Re:Not a huge surprise... (303 comments)

how they're going to wriggle their way out of that one

oh, that's easy..... all the bugs in the AIs are because of a client-server interaction bug preventing the proper calculations from being run on the "servers".

about a year and a half ago

ISP Trying Free (But Limited) Home Broadband Plan

sdnoob Re:Opt-In Cap Limits (213 comments)

the only cap system that is fair and prevents outrageous overage charges is throttled-but-free usage over the cap. e.g. pay $30 for 100 gigs at 15 mbit, over 100 gigs in a month then speed falls to 1/10th that... want more full-speed gigs this month? call or login and order extra gigs for $7.50 per 25 gigs. extra gigs rollover, monthly quota does not. simple and fair.. provided it is marketed in plain english and limits are as obvious in marketing materials as the price or 'full' speed.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Restores Transfer Rights To Office 2013

sdnoob Re:Great (130 comments)

and it will be called..

wait for it...


about a year and a half ago


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