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Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming

tonywestonuk Re:Toaster DRM (303 comments)

What you can buy is an 'Toast Decorator' - its a Chinese import, probably not the most legal thing as they've cracked the DRM........ what you do is just slip your generic, non toastable bagels in this toasting bag, and then shove it in your toaster. It accepts the 'self.toast()' method, and does whats required to make sure your bagels are toasted to perfection every time. Result!

about a month ago
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Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming

tonywestonuk Toaster DRM (303 comments)

Oh FFS. Look on the bloody Bagel packet before you buy. If it doesn't say 'implements toastable' then don't buy em. Yeh , they may be a few bucks more, but thats your own fault for getting a toaster that is made by the same people who make the bagels.

about a month ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

tonywestonuk Re:This is not the problem (688 comments)

The only reason the robot exists, is because the man who owns it paid someone to build it for him, or if he built it himself, paid someone for the components. He would only do this if he expects a return on his investment. I assume, that for him, a robot would be cheaper than paying for a human to do the work. So, he would be able to make more profit. > So we can all agree that we have all things for free since robots made them No, the man who owns the bot wont let that happen. >or we have to create bullshit jobs no one needs to distribute the money No one is going to pay anyone for doing a bullshit jobs. The only way out of this problem, is if everyone gets paid a Basic Income by the government. Money for nothing. Its inevitable this will have to happen.

about a month and a half ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

tonywestonuk Re:This is not the problem (688 comments)

BUT.....wait, without these people, those who have the machines wont have enough customers to turn a profit, and will probably go bankrupt after investing so much in the first place..... This is a house of cards. Get rid of the poor people, and those above them will fall.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

tonywestonuk Re:Test driven development. (548 comments)

I think if I knew about TDD at the start of wanting to learn to program, I think I would have avoided it completely, and done something else with my time. Seriously, for all the advantages of TDD, the problem is it is just not fun at all.

about 5 months ago
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More Quantum Strangeness: Particles Separated From Their Properties

tonywestonuk Re:Limits of Measurement (144 comments)

mx+b - I used to think, as you did. Then I read this. - http://quantumtantra.com/bell2... - and then I still didn't believe it. So, as a computer programmer, I tried to make a program that would mock what was happening. My theory was if I could model it in code, then it wasn't spookiness. Well, after trying for a few days, I couldn't do it. I realised the *only* way I could make my program work, would be to make the emulated particles in my program communicate with each other..... which means one of two things 1) Entangled particles have some way of Faster than light communication with each other.... (I still think this is impossible!) or 2) The universe we live in is just so weird, that nothing actually exists as we know it. Its only our observation that makes things real. everything is somehow influenced by everything else. That space and time and thought... aren't the separate things they appear (As Wesley Said)..... thinking this way, two entangled particles don't need to communicate - they behave like they do, because they can only ever behave this way in the observational field we project, and that they inteact within..... this observational field isn't something that only intelligent beings can produce - but more, any particle can be an observer of other particles if it is able to receive information about those particles. This I believe to be more the truth. Have you seen a speckle pattern made by a laser as it hits a wall?..... have you notice when you move, the speckle patten moves? How does the speckle patten know where you are, in order to move? It doesn't. You are just effecting it, by your observation of it. A different observer, sees the speckle patten differently. I think, somehow, something similar to this is going on. However, the observed quantum behaviour is caused by every observer of the event, causing it to show a particular result.

about 6 months ago
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Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

tonywestonuk Re:Signals (144 comments)

Maybe not communication..... ....but, maybe its part of a super ion-drive thruster, that can accelerate ions to near lightspeed before throwing them out the back of their spacecraft. This would give them very close to an actual impulse drive, without violating that annoying Newton's Third Law.

about 7 months ago
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Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

tonywestonuk Alien Spacecraft (144 comments)

Its aliens who have created an Ion drive capable of accelerating Hydrogen ions to near speed of light.. - Giving an almost limitless supply of thrust. What we are seeing is pollution from the thrusters!

about 7 months ago
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Happy 95th Anniversary, Relativity

tonywestonuk Does mass matter? (120 comments)

"Would it bend according to Newton's predictions if you took the "mass" of a photon to be E/c^2?" Did Newton predict that the 'bend' of something in a gravitational field, was related to its mass?? I always thought it was speed that mattered. Doesn't matter if its an atom, or a hammer., both will bend the same way.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

tonywestonuk Database Scaleability. (272 comments)

"I'll need to be able to pull by date or by a number of key fields"

So, in other words, you have already decided on key fields. If you use a database, this has things call index's, that can search billions of rows for a key field in a fraction of a second.
If you don't use something with INDEX's then you can't do this.

Where has this idea that Databases can't scale come from? - The world runs on Database for heaven sake. Do you think when you take money out of an ATM, its going to MONGODB? - And yet there are millions of ATM's and you can take money out of your VISA account in almost all of them anywhere in the world. That is called scale.

about 10 months ago
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3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted In Woman

tonywestonuk Its transparent.... (132 comments)

How cool is that!!! If that was me, I would make sure they didn't put the skin back on, and added a few blue flashing LED's for additional affect.

about 10 months ago
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Physicists Test Symmetry Principle With an Antimatter Beam

tonywestonuk Interesting... (106 comments)

from TFA:
"It will not be used as a disintegrating death ray, but to study symmetries and invariants. This is much more interesting..."

Oh, no its not! :-p

about a year ago
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Microsoft Quietly Fixes Windows XP Resource Hog Problem

tonywestonuk CO2 (246 comments)

I wonder, how much Co2 has been released into the atmosphere, with this bug present on millions of computers, over decades, causing PC's to eat more electricity than they should.

1 year,14 days
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Neural Net Learns Breakout By Watching It On Screen, Then Beats Humans

tonywestonuk Re:It's called a "JavaScript Programmer" algorithm (138 comments)

Its also more formally called TDD. Create some code that tests the suitability of the existing code to solve the problem. Then randomly change the code until it passes the test, and all the others. Repeat, rinse, etc.

about a year ago
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India Cautions Users On Risks Associated With Virtual Currencies

tonywestonuk Bitcoin isn't a currency. (121 comments)

Its a commodity. Like gold, or silver.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?

tonywestonuk Re:Apple (408 comments)

Apple don't keep changing stuff around in their Mac OS, unlike Microsoft do with windows, so my mum can keep up to date without getting lost.

Yes, I do have to fix stuff sometimes, but that doesn't include removing dozens of spyware etc.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?

tonywestonuk Apple (408 comments)

When I see comments like this, I am SOOOO grateful that mum bought a core duo imac 6 years ago, and it still is going strong....

about a year ago

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