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Comment: Re:biased algorith (Score 1) 177

by Dthief (#47621387) Attached to: Algorithm Predicts US Supreme Court Decisions 70% of Time
how about make the algorithm.......use it in a predictive manner after making it....THEN REPORT IT.....

what they have done here is taken a data set and made algorithms until one of them matched well. If I have a model that predicts traffic patterns or weather patterns in the past, its only useful if it is then applied after the fact and is still comparably accurate to when it was developed.

+ - MIT researchers can listen to your conversation by watching your potato chip bag->

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Dthief (1700318) writes "The results are certainly impressive (and a little scary). In one example shown in a compilation video, a bag of chips is filmed from 15 feet away, through sound-proof glass. The reconstructed audio of someone reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in the same room as the chips isn’t crystal clear. But the words being said are possible to decipher.

In most cases, a high-speed camera is necessary to accomplish the feat. Still, at 2,000 to 6,000 frames per second, the camera used by the researchers is nothing compared to the best available on the market, which can surpass 100,000 frames per second. And the researchers found that even cheaper cameras could be used."

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Comment: Re:Some questions (Score 2) 491

by Dthief (#46565183) Attached to: How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370
i think they saved it BECAUSE the plane was lost, and probably they keep things for like 24 hrs in case there is some issue with the flight.

since its a method they dont normally use maybe they didnt think to use it until 2 weeks past? and also I saw some mention of them passing the info on March 12th, but maybe that was less exact.

Comment: Not from the car? (Score 5, Insightful) 329

by Dthief (#46249447) Attached to: Tesla Model S Caught Fire While Parked and Unplugged
Why are they assuming it was started by the car?

"In fact, the Toronto fire department says the fire didn't originate in the battery, the charging system, the adapter or electrical receptacle since all of those components weren't touched by the fire"

maybe the fire was cause by something in the garage adjacent to the car?

Comment: Do as you like (Score 1) 2219

by Dthief (#46195639) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
its your site. update it as you like, but dont feed everyone the "we hear you" BS

man up and say we think this is better, and you will too once you start to use it, as has happened anytime hundreds of sites has upgraded.

if people really still dont like it, they'll go somewhere else and someone will make a new website that does what /. used to

Programmers do it bit by bit.

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