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Comment: Re:what is computer science nowadays? (Score 1) 327

by ceoyoyo (#47747039) Attached to: ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Have to agree with the other guy who replied to you - when I took it, pure CS was sort of an applied math degree with a bit of engineeringish stuff like operating systems theory and digital design mixed in. From what I hear, it's now hard to find that, and most CS programs have turned into software engineering, at best.

Maybe women just don't want to slam energy drinks and sit in front of a screen in a cubicle seventy hours a week. I've always suspected they were smarter than men.

Comment: Re:The problem, as always... (Score 1) 327

by Spy Handler (#47746043) Attached to: ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

People are different.

Genders are different...

Races are different...

But but... in the USA, everyone is above average and everyone is equally talented. Kumbayah and flower power.

Funny how an entire nation can delude itself into thinking weird thoughts that, to an impartial outsider would seem utter madness. I blame the 60's unicorn liberals who are now firmly in charge (they're in their 50's and 60's now in positions of power).

Comment: lolwut (Score 2) 327

by Spy Handler (#47745993) Attached to: ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Girls who have strong math skills tend to have higher verbal skills than boys who are strong in math, which opens up new avenues to follow, like the social sciences

Social science is about as scientific and STEM as Scientology. It's called Voodoo sciences for a reason. Nobody goes into it thinking it will be a great way to utilize their strong math skills.

Comment: Re:god dammit. (Score 1) 516

by d34thm0nk3y (#47714269) Attached to: Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead
Yet, oddly enough, I see very few environmentalists stepping forward to volunteer to commit suicide first. I guess they think THE REST OF US need to go; but somehow they're too goddamned important.

They can't step forward because they are made out of straw. They are really easy to burn though.

Comment: What Rules? (Score 2) 327

by d34thm0nk3y (#47666559) Attached to: California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla
I was curious about what rules would be waived so actually read the article. This article says almost nothing. And the supposedly supporting link on 'waive the rules' doesn't go anywhere. About all I can tell is that they will let them do their Impact Assessment as they begin construction instead of ahead of time.

Seems like much ado about nothing unless anyone has some real info.

Comment: Re:So misleading. (Score 1) 161

by ceoyoyo (#47660187) Attached to: New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

Of course a program can do things that it is not explicitly programmed to do, at least in the sense you're implicitly using "explicitly programmed to do." Any learning algorithm, from simple regression on up, changes it's output based on the training data it's presented with.

If you want to use that phrase in the most general way possible, then your brain can't do anything it's not explicitly (by genetics) programmed to do either.

Nobody knows how to program "general intelligence." Virtually everybody has given up on the idea of doing so and has turned to the idea that you don't have to.

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