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Comment: Re:Tip: The best method to shuffle (Score 1) 63

Just because there is a good reason for cats to torment their prey doesn't mean they aren't enjoying it. Hunting is part of their nature, and it does seem that more intelligent animals get joy out of doing what they were born to do.

I mean a household cat doesn't need to hunt to eat, but when left outside it will hunt with gusto. Its joy is inflicting agony and death.

Comment: Re:Changes based on the Season (Score 1) 304

by Tyler Durden (#49130119) Attached to: I ride a bike ...

That hasn't been my experience. After doing some real cycling after a winter of spin classes my average speed on the road bike was much better than it had other times when starting out in the livable seasons.

If I'm going to man the hell up, then I plan to do it by moving to a place with a reasonable climate and experiencing enjoyable cycling all year round.

Comment: Re:Very informative article (Score 3, Insightful) 71

2) Observe that technological progress seems to be accelerating. So, the reach of any predictive models we have today will be even shorter when used tomorrow.

I think LeCun covers this quite well when he quotes, "the first part of a sigmoid looks a lot like an exponential." There's nothing that says the acceleration of technological progress has to continue as it has.

Comment: Re:Moderation (Score 5, Funny) 200

by Tyler Durden (#48980699) Attached to: Too Much Exercise May Not Be Better Than a Sedentary Lifestyle

"Is it true that you smoke eight to ten cigars a day?"
"That's true."
"Is it true that you drink five martinis a day?"
"That's true."
"Is it true that you still surround yourself with beautiful young women?"
"That's true."
"What does your doctor say about all of this?"
"My doctor is dead."

- An interview with George Burns

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir