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Why Google Should Buy the Music Industry

theY4Kman Re:I'm not sold on that idea (472 comments)

How can you fuck up producing CDs? At their current state, the product is well-established, and no design work needs to be done by Google. Plus, if they took the music industry, they'd take the contracts with the factories that produce the CDs already.

They can only go up. Any new features they add to CDs will be welcomed.

more than 3 years ago
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Predator Outdoes Kinect At Object Recognition

theY4Kman Re:Why still fooling with ONE camera? (205 comments)

You are surely disrespecting those with one eye by suggesting they can't recognize objects.

more than 3 years ago
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Kids Who Skip School Get Tracked By GPS

theY4Kman Re:Training for the future (515 comments)

For the same reason bank robbers can rob banks.

more than 3 years ago
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Kids Who Skip School Get Tracked By GPS

theY4Kman Re:Training for the future (515 comments)

You say this as if it wasn't their intention.

more than 3 years ago
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Watson Wins Jeopardy Contest

theY4Kman Re:Underwhelming achievement (674 comments)

OCR and voice recognition are interesting problems, but they've been done very well before. The breaking ground is the natural language processing and knowledge engine. ArtDent was pointing out that those things were absolutely trivial, and would require only the processing power of a good desktop computer. They need not reinvent the aerosol can to show they have achieved something real.

The worst publicity stunt is one without innovation or interesting achievement. I believe IBM has done both, and also made a good show of it. I think many here are nitpicking menial details to death, an interesting achievement we see a lot on Slashdot.

more than 3 years ago
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Activision Axes Guitar Hero

theY4Kman Re:Biding their time... (160 comments)

I could do with some more Jackson Browne.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Vehemently Denies Google's "Bing Sting"

theY4Kman Re:Response from Another VP (596 comments)

Oh, it's completely agnostic of the site the user is currently visiting? Then I did misunderstand. My bad!

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Vehemently Denies Google's "Bing Sting"

theY4Kman Re:Response from Another VP (596 comments)

In effect, Google does all the tough work of calculating the PageRank and using it to display relevant results. Then Bing comes along, shortcuts any real work, and simply takes the end result of Google's work without their permission, then sticks their name on it.

If I spent years putting together a list of data from millions of sources all over the world and finally released it, then you put it on your website without giving me any credit, I'd be pissed and everyone would agree it was wrong of you to do.

(That rebuke only applies to how I interpreted what you say Bing's doing. I could be wrong.)

more than 3 years ago
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News Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily

theY4Kman Re:New Corp? (249 comments)

Frankly, I want the Old Corp back.

more than 3 years ago
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Sensor Measures In Fingertips If Driver Is Drunk

theY4Kman Re:Invasion of privacy?? (549 comments)

Freedom to travel is an inalienable right, and though there are many laws that apply to driving on public roads, they do not apply to private roads. Forcing someone to not be able to drive drunk on their own property is taking away their freedom.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with car manufacturer's adding this feature without nudges from the government. I'd still complain, but it wouldn't be illegal, I just wouldn't buy that car. The second the government steps in and makes it mandatory is when there's a problem.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Creators Should Never Read Their Forums

theY4Kman Re:People read forums? (221 comments)

Because it requires skill, intelligence, and patience to work a mailing list.

more than 3 years ago
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4chan Has Been DDOSed

theY4Kman Re:YOU FOOLS!!! (710 comments)

Mod +1 Inconceivable.

more than 3 years ago
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Medical Researcher Rediscovers Integration

theY4Kman Newton? Leibniz? (473 comments)

No, Tai.

more than 3 years ago
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Student Googles Himself, Finds He's Accused of Murder

theY4Kman Sorry, Mr. Hitlar, (184 comments)

We were looking for Hitler.

more than 3 years ago
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Witcher 2 Torrents Could Net You a Fine

theY4Kman Re:that's not how copyright law works (724 comments)

I like that you included "consumers," meaning all that enjoy the product, including torrenters.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft (Probably) Didn't Just Buy Unix

theY4Kman Re:What if.. (289 comments)

Microsoft would still sell it to customers.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Says Kinect Left Open By Design

theY4Kman Re:Hacking Vs. Cracking (215 comments)

This hacking vs. cracking mess does nothing to dispel the ambiguity. They both sound equally terrifying to John Q. Public, and it's impossible to change that. It's a case of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

more than 3 years ago
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200 Students Admit Cheating After Professor's Online Rant

theY4Kman Re:Sad (693 comments)

I attend UCF, and they do allow it. There are many ways to go over a student's case, but they would probably choose a Formal Hearing, which calls for their advisor, the teacher, and the student. Because that would take forever for 200 students, I'm sure they pander to cheats and liars not only because there are so many, but because the admins are lazy, too.

Source: My memory (take it as you will) and http://goldenrule.sdes.ucf.edu/docs/OSC%20Section%20(Students)%202010.pdf

more than 3 years ago

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Still Little To Do About a Bad ISP

theY4Kman theY4Kman writes  |  more than 4 years ago

theY4Kman (1519023) writes "The Washington Post reinforces the grim situation on Net Neutrality and limited ISP choices faced by Americans: "We have a situation full of lawyerly jargon, with risks that can't be dramatized by putting a sick kid on a stage. I hope you like your Internet provider, because you may be stuck with it for a while.""
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