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Comment: Stable equalibria are also vulnerable (Score 2) 258

If you don't believe me remove one of the legs of your chair and see how long you can remain upright while sitting on it. Now you sprawled on the floor is also a stable equlibria but I doubt its where you want to be - and similarly a fucked up ecosystem that is "stable" with a highly reduced number of species isn't necessaily a good place to be be for this planets enviroment or frankly us.

Comment: Re:Its even more impressive... (Score 1) 200

by Viol8 (#48923203) Attached to: Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record

"The provided source utilizes the 16-bit instructions present from the original Intel 8080 processor that are still maintained backward compatible today."

And probably a number that weren't.

"This solution is probably binary compatible with a Z80 processor."

Even at a glance I can see the movsx instructrion which won't be supported by the Z80. I'm sure there are others.

Comment: Oh do shut up (Score 4, Insightful) 200

by Viol8 (#48922319) Attached to: Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record

Why can't people like you just appreciate the technical accomplishment instead of nit picking.

Tell you what - why not go away and try and write any type of chess program then get back to us?

As someone who has written a chess program which even after some code optimisation still came out at ~3000 lines of C, I can tell you this is damn impressive.

Comment: Microsoft would be onto a winner if... (Score 5, Insightful) 376

by Viol8 (#48905951) Attached to: Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

... they took the Win 7 desktop + the win 8 kernel and called it windows 10. Job done. The days when anyone cared about all these GUI toys like the charms bar/continuum/whatever on a PC is long gone - people have got all that crap on their smartphones now.

Comment: Re:A question for all the"deniers". (Score 1) 496

by Viol8 (#48882789) Attached to: Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

"CO2 isn't the main Greenhouse gas, water vapor is. And it isn't even close."

Thats why I said "persistent". And water vapour sinply acts in a feedback loop for CO2. Its positive and negative effects - cloud reflectivity vs IR absorbtion - tend to cancel out.

"they come off as stupid ignorant parrots."

Perhaps look in the mirror. After you've learned to read properly.

Comment: A question for all the"deniers". (Score 2, Insightful) 496

by Viol8 (#48874483) Attached to: Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

Just what exactly do you expect will happen if you almost double the amount of the atmospheres main persistent infra red absorber? And if you think it will have no effect can you please explain why you think this.

I'm just curious because I'm sure your stand is based on sound scientific reasoning rather than a rather pathetic attempt at self justification for a "lets carry on business as usual I don't care" approach to the issue which unfortunately is a standard human response to a lot of big problems.

Comment: Re:"inescapable conclusion" (Score 1) 231

by Viol8 (#48873717) Attached to: The Paradoxes That Threaten To Tear Modern Cosmology Apart

"The beginning of the universe does not need to conserve energy, but things as far as we can tell are conserved after that."

As fas as we can tell beig the important clause there. Besides which - the energy causing the expansion could be coming from outside our universe if one adhers to the multiverse theory , in which case all bets are off.

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