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What are you most interested in seeing out of CES?

wed128 Re:Autonomous vehicles (162 comments)

AI and Autonomy are two (very) different goals. Autonomy is very feasable in the next ~10 years. AI is not. Luckily, AI is not a prerequisite to autonomy.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Companies Won't Be Around In 10 Years?

wed128 Re:companies I hope to die (332 comments)

I'm just curious here, what damage have these companies done to the internet?

The non-google, non-facebook, non-twitter internet is still there, and it's bigger then it's ever been! we're having a discussion on it right now!

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

wed128 Re:Pussies!! (589 comments)

I think it's incredibly naive to think that this has nothing to do with North Korea. It's extremely likely that this group of attackers is North Korean, and just as likely that they are under the North Korean government's employ. Also, they threatened attacks on movie theaters on american soil. The fact that the movie playing would be (distantly) owned by a Japanese company is irrelevant, the American moviegoers are the ones that would suffer.

That said, I think canceling showings of the film sends a shitty message, and sets a bad precedent.

about a month ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

wed128 Re: "4:3" vs "4x3" (330 comments)

Or render at that resolution, the input doesn't have to be video :)

about 2 months ago
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What is your computer most often plugged into?

wed128 Re: dem poles yo (236 comments)

The 'off the grid' answer is 'generator'.

about 2 months ago
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The Nintendo DS Turns 10

wed128 Re:NDS != NDS (61 comments)

Yea, Mine still works, got it at launch.

about 2 months ago
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The Nintendo DS Turns 10

wed128 Re:Nintendo DS (61 comments)

Is there a *successful* handheld gaming platform that isn't proprietary and closed source? Do we have an option?

about 2 months ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

wed128 Re:Note to IT recruiters. (276 comments)

This depends highly on
1) the reqiurements of the position
and
2) your hiring budget.

Do you need someone to run msi installers and register users on a *windows* system? you'll probably save some money hiring an MS cert. do you need database design or some complicated distributed server farm built? and IST degree is probably what you're looking for? Need some application code written? You probably want someone with a CS degree. Need device drivers/firmware/hardware designed? Go for someone with a Computer Engineering or even an Electrical Engineering degree.

All of these degrees/certifications don't fit the same niche...

about 2 months ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

wed128 Re:Could have been worse (236 comments)

I absolutely can prove it.

Right now, you can buy the IOS development kit, which compiles objective-C code to run on the iPad. Objective-C is a Turing-complete language, and can therefore only be implemented in a language that is also Turing complete. the LLVM compiler that ships with the IOS developement kit compiles Objective-c to the instruction set on the iPad. Therefore, the instruction set of the iPad is Turing complete.

QED.

about 3 months ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

wed128 Re:Could have been worse (236 comments)

I mean that the instruction set implemented on the iPad is Turing complete, which is true. i did not mean that the iPad is a Turing machine, which is not true.

sorry for the ambiguity.

about 3 months ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

wed128 Re:Could have been worse (236 comments)

technically, the iPad can run arbitrary code. they are both computers, and Turing complete even!

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

wed128 Re:Ha! Ha! I switched to OSX! (928 comments)

I wish Tim Cook would just stop by and tell us what to run! that would make this whole mess so much better.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

wed128 Re:Rules for posting? (928 comments)

Why do we have to mention Bennett in the non-Bennett posts? can we just have a break please?

about 3 months ago
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Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records

wed128 Re:The Cloud! (190 comments)

if the data has any value, it could (SHOULD) be anonymized (names changed to protect the innocent)...

about 3 months ago
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Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records

wed128 The Cloud! (190 comments)

Is the data public information? if so, why not just make it publicly available, and whoever cares can download it. If the data is valuable, it will be mirrored and survive. if not, it won't.

about 3 months ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

wed128 Re:On other words ... (230 comments)

History. the current Microsoft app store is a mess.

about 3 months ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

wed128 Re:Politics (384 comments)

Ok, i'll bite. If not here, where are 'good doctors' bred?

*disclaimer -- my wife is a nurse at a transplant hospital, which has patients that fly in from countries all over the world that have inferior healthcare systems*

about 3 months ago

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