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Comment: Re:That is okay (Score 1) 249

Yet you seem more than willing to kick any of the people trying to climb out of the hole they were born in in the teeth to make sure they never get ion an equal footing with you.

Actually, that's not true at all. I don't go out of my way to keep anyone down, and encourage anyone that actually puts forth effort and works hard to succeed.

But I don't think anyone or any group should have or get special consideration, or have the bar lowered for them just because they are of a certain group, sex or religion, or had a hard start in life.

It is pure results at the end.

I don't believe in quotas, or special helping funds for anyone out of the gov. coffers, that just isn't supposed to be the governments job.

Comment: Re:That is okay (Score 1) 249

You say it would be fair for them to make $35/h

That is waaaay too much for unskilled workers. Pushing boxes around is on the same level as flipping burgers. No wonder things are getting so expensive. We're paying far too much for unskilled labor.

If you've not tried to make something better of your life with education and life skills...then well, you get what you deserve.

What's next, I have to pay someone $40/hr to mow my fucking lawn?

Comment: Re:That is okay (Score 1) 249

Sure, not everyone started off on the same footing, boo is unfair.

BULLETIN: Live has always been unfair. I'm not 6'11", I can't play basketball and make millions of dollars.

Everyone is dealt some cards to start with, some start from the back, but if they work and learn to value an education..they can succeed, and many do.

But just because life is don't pull the playing field down to the lowest common denominator so that everyone can be "equal".

While I do like to give to charity and I try to help out my friends and family as best I can, I am NOT my brothers keeper. It is not upon me to make sure they can make a living or whatever, especially if they are stupid, and/or lazy.

I won't stand in anyone's way, but I certainly don't feel I need to go out of my way to help.

No...someone who picks up fucking garbage on the side of the road != someone who designs CPUs.

The world does now and always has needed its ditch diggers. If you fsck up your life so bad that that's all you can do? Well, you made your bed, now,sleep in it.

Comment: Re:I Have Plans Now (Score 1) 204

by cayenne8 (#49147399) Attached to: Harrison Ford To Return In Blade Runner Sequel
You know....I've just never really "gotten" this movie. Perhaps I need to watch it again, I hear there are different versions of it out now, that maybe give you more insight to the story.

But of the times I've seen it way in the past, it just never really hit me as that good of a movie.

I know I was disappointed as a kid when it came out originally in theaters, I was expecting something like Star Wars and it wasn't that.

I saw it a few years after that and to me, was just kinda boring. It seemed just dreary and I wasn't even that impressed with the SPFX.

Then again, since then, I've become a Phillip K. Dick fan and I like other adaptations of his stuff, so maybe I need to go back and try to watch this again with new eyes.

Can someone recommend the definitive version to watch out of what I believe are 3x of them out there? Which one and why?

Comment: Re:WTF with the /. Interface?!?!? (Score 0, Offtopic) 73

by cayenne8 (#49147351) Attached to: Banned Weight-loss Drug Could Combat Liver Disease, Diabetes
Ok, I'd heard about BETA but never had seen it before.

So, is this beta or just something worse till beta comes?

JFC....why does someone have to change something JUST For the sake of change. What was wrong with they way /. has looked for the past years?

It is now a PITA to go see what comments are threaded onto my comments...whereas it was quite easy to see and tell when new ones came onto your part of the thread in response to you.

I just discovered the Soylent News thing....maybe that will indeed be the new slashdot.

This is very disappointing. Not everyone views everything through the small fucking screen of a cell phone.

Comment: WTF with the /. Interface?!?!? (Score -1, Offtopic) 73

by cayenne8 (#49147295) Attached to: Banned Weight-loss Drug Could Combat Liver Disease, Diabetes
Wow...WFT did Slashdot do to the freaking forum?!?!

I couldn't figure how to post to the thread with no previous comments (where was the reply button?)

I'm looking at my comments in my section, but can't figure now how to find my comments to see the ratings, etc?

What the hell did they do to the interface? It looks like it is now only for cell phones? Sheesh....

This sucks.

Gotta see if I can find a way to revert to old look, if they left that in...

Comment: Re: nice, now for the real fight (Score 1) 607

by cayenne8 (#49141961) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

1998, there is your problem. This is not the 1998 internet and as such it is easy to say this nearly 20 year old evaluation no longer applies.

How so?

It is still a network of networks of computers, all hooked in as peers.

It is using pretty much the same basic protocols as before.

Sure, content and HTML and such have changed a bit over the years, but it is at heart still the same internet as it was before.

Just because people try to do commerce over it, doesn't mean that is what it was invented to be used for and shouldn't cater to it.

If you want something different...then start it.

It is and should always be at heart...a network of networks where everyone that hooks to it, is a peer.

Comment: Re:Educaiton (Score 1) 25

by cayenne8 (#49096011) Attached to: Tim O'Reilly On Big Data, CS Education, and the Future of Print
I myself STILL like a lot of my information, especially reference stuff in dead tree format.

I read a lot on the web, but I prefer, even if I have to print it have dead tree copies where I can highlight, make notes, doodle...etc.

I found that way back in my school days, that in my notebooks taking notes or even marking things in books....with doodles, or this or that, when I had to take a test, I could often close my eyes, and picture in my head turning to the pages with the information, I could "see" my pictures and writings, and that helped me to find and recall information.

I can't well do that on a computer screen. Well, at least the last time I used a marker, it quickly got messy and when I changed pages, well, the marks didn't make sense on the screen anymore.


Sure, it is easier to keep information more up to date on we webpage for documentation, but its not guarantee, and then with some sites, links into links into links into drill down so much that you can't hardly find your way back to where you want to be when you started, and it wastes time which with a book, I could check the index, get other info and come back to the page I dog eared pretty quickly.

I like it for pleasure reading too. I can do some ebooks and have and it is convenient. I like a dead tree book, but it isn't as big a deal to me as it is for things I need to recall and reference on a regular basis.

I guess that explains the piles on my desks.

Comment: Re:thanks (Score 5, Insightful) 210

by cayenne8 (#49095907) Attached to: 800,000 Using Were Sent Incorrect Tax Data

Thank, Obama!

You know, I used to warn people against the Govt being so involved with our healthcare. I likened it to putting the DMV in charge of you if you got the flu. The long wait times, the surly and non-helpful govt employees there staring more at the clock than worried about you getting new plates.

But hell, I will at least admit the DMV does tend to get its mailings out on time and in proper fashion.

I know its a pipe dream, but I wish we could move the govt (especially the Feds) back more to their constitutionally mandated responsibilities. At the very least, my dealing with them could and should pretty much only be once a year.

1. Tell me how much tax to pay (simplify this).

2. Leave me the fuck alone.

I'd be 101% supportive of my federal overlords if they could just get to this point in their interactions with me. I'll be fine on my own to haggle and negotiate for my jobs, and my bill rates. I'l be happy to manage my own health care, and know what is important to save for (retirement, routine health needs, medical insurance for catastrophic needs, etc).

I seriously don't need you to play nanny state with me, I don't need you to suck up so much of my money and waste it.

I don't need you spying on me.

Comment: Re:It was always just a matter of time... (Score 1) 116

by cayenne8 (#49093951) Attached to: The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill

Anyways sad to see Canada go the way of big brother. Canada is like the Bush administration ... except he never left office.

It isn't like obama is any better than bush on this and many other aspects of life these days, in fact, it seems to just be getting worse.


How Machine Learning Ate Microsoft 96

Posted by samzenpus
from the doing-it-smarter dept.
snydeq writes Yesterday's announcement of Azure Machine Learning offers the latest sign of Microsoft's deep machine learning expertise — now available to developers everywhere, InfoWorld reports. "Machine learning has infiltrated Microsoft products from Bing to Office to Windows 8 to Xbox games. Its flashiest vehicle may be the futuristic Skype Translator, which handles two-way voice conversations in different languages. Now, with machine learning available on the Azure cloud, developers can build learning capabilities into their own applications: recommendations, sentiment analysis, fraud detection, fault prediction, and more. The idea of the new Azure offering is to democratize machine learning, so you no longer need to hire someone with a doctorate to use a machine learning algorithm."

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux