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Comment: Re:"Singularity" is a horrible term. (Score 1) 71

by hoggoth (#49121487) Attached to: Facebook AI Director Discusses Deep Learning, Hype, and the Singularity

The singularity is the point at which we can no longer "see" (predict) future growth or trends, ie: the point at which we lose the ability to make predictions about the future because the A.I.'s have grown and are growing in intelligence faster than we can comprehend. In that way it is similar to a black hole singularity, in that we cannot "see" past the event horizon.

Comment: Re:Just treat it like any other insecure device (Score 3, Insightful) 370

by hoggoth (#49028749) Attached to: Samsung Smart TVs Injected Ads Into Streamed Video

Ding! Ding! Ding! Winner.

I have a "smart" LG TV. I didn't plug in the ethernet and I didn't configure my Wi-Fi password. All of my 'Smarts' come from the Chromecast plugin and the XBMC sitting under it. I'm not trusting the TV with a connection to the outside world.

Comment: Re:What an idiot (Score 4, Funny) 180

by hoggoth (#48880231) Attached to: Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Feds: "Grab him!"
Ross: "Beetlejuice!"
Librarian: "Shhhhhh!"
Feds "Cover his mouth quick!"
Ross: Beetlejuice!"
Feds drag Ross away with his mouth covered...

Fed1: "What was that about?"
Fed2: "It was some sort of codeword"
Fed1: "What do you mean?"
Fed2: "When he yelled Beetlejuice it activated a..."
Both: "Oh shit..."

Comment: Re:What's their definition of "exercise"? (Score 1) 348

by hoggoth (#48855929) Attached to: Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

citation needed.

Muscle does not turn into fat. Stop exercising and start eating like crap and your body will lose muscle and will also starting putting on fat. The muscle does not turn into fat. Starting lean and muscular will not cause you to get fat faster.

I would bet you are not currently overendowed with muscle. Nobody who works out would believe this urban myth.

Comment: Re:Procedural vs OO (Score 1) 303

by hoggoth (#48756925) Attached to: Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming

My toaster is functional. I insert a slice of bread and the toaster creates a duplicate slice of bread that is toasted. It returns the duplicate, but never touches the original. It is very safe. I can insert anything in the toaster without worrying about toasting an inappropriate object. But boy is it inefficient...

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. -- Bill Vaughn