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RWW published an analysis of the top drivers in Social Media. Surprisingly
However one of the commentors pointed out objectively that Slashdot infact contributes to considerable spikes to his
Look at how long it too for someone to completely 'solve' the game of checkers (using a computer)
Depends on your definition of 'solved' -- Samuelson's 'solution' was a brute force attack that relied heavily on position evaluation functions provided by human experts. [slightly off topic, I know, but...] Good discussion can be found in Dave Fogel's book, Blondie 24 The book discusses Samuelson's work in the background discussion, but its main subject is development of a checkers playing program from 'first principles' - only givens were the physics of the game (legal moves) and one heuristic: more pieces is better. Everything else was learned. The program was eventually playing at an expert level against human players on the web. My point, relevant to the post above: While simple games like checkers are considered 'solved' algorithmically by many in the AI community, those 'solutions' often actually rely heavily on the kind of human reasoning / intuition / learning -- combined with brute force evaluation of future move possibilities. [end off topic]
Guess they were unpopular even before Brooks Bro's suits were invented
re -- "Shoot back?" comment above -- the answer for PRISim was "yes, it did shoot back and yes, it could shoot first." Used to teach LEOs proper use of cover -- but the rounds are 'toned down' a bit -- just left a bruise. "credible threat of pain" really puts your head in the game !
However - slightly off topic since this was not sold with the live fire system. The purpose was to provide the trainer with a means of forcing the user to make their mistakes in the sim, not the field. Mistakes w/ live ammo "would be bad"
[disclaimer - worked for them]
Worked for a company (Advanced Interactive Systems) in the late '90s that had a system to track real bullets from real guns, with the bullets passing through a self-healing screen. System could track anything from a single shot from a
From their website, it looks like this 'lives on' in some of their current products.
Even if a way is devised to attach a high-fidelity quality measure to a citation, there is no substitute for scientific judgment to assess publications. We need to avoid falling into the trap of relying on automatically generated citation statistics for accessing the performance of individual researchers, departments, and scientific disciplines, and especially of allowing the evaluation task to be entrusted to administrators and bureaucrats