I have one word for your feeble heart, infidel: Cthulhu.
This is pure FUD: nothing can "generate" "humnoungous" quantities of bitcoin on demand. The coins got stolen or didnt, but nothing was "generated" in a faster pace than it can be generated by whatever mining farm they had in gox.
Why do you think nothing of value is being created? Work is work and LSD doesnt make nor distribute itself. I only wish it did. Goods that are bought and sold in bitcoin arent "nothing". That it is now in a speculative bubble only confirms the fact that well, all money is subject to that posibility. The cool thing about bitcoin is that nobody saves anyone from bad investments, nobody forces anyone to use it, nobody prints more to finance idiotic projects that give no value back but instead cost the next generation their credit.
I like the damned thing. I only wish the whole fucking world would switch to something like it.
So we build a computer that perfectly does vector-style intelligence, one that perfectly does bitmap-style intelligence, and then we force them to mate... or just build a perfect computer and kick it in the head when it cries: that'l teach it to be human for sure.
Well then, eat it bro.
I propose, en the other (third) hand, that reliably educating humans to be smart should be the first step. We will only do the artificial intelligence bit when we actually get the human intelligence angle.... and that will not, for sure, happen any time soon.
Totally agree, but I should note that it happens the exact same thing in the private sector. Ive seen salesmen threatening customers to with dropping support for, say, the ERP, if they did not push a competitor out in an altogether unrelated section of the business like hardware, OS or even collaboration tools.
Oracle has a well earned reputation for being a company of assholes from the utter top to the lowest bottom (okay, i should probably exclude the cleaning staff): it shows in their sales but, worse, it shows in their service.
Marijuana unpleasant due to excess?
I think you need to try again, sir.
Ive worked with several fortune 500 companies that got into Oracle's Black Hole of DEATH. Classic propietary setup, even if you are purchasing open source service and expertiese. They do have the toughest salesmen youve ever seen since Saint Paul, ill grant them that, and the technology is not necesarily FUBAR. Much of it is FOSS or has a FOSS equivalent and it is standard's compliant if the end customer demands it (and they do: we have won that battle at least). And some of it is supperb, but not without plenty possible substitutes.
The problem with oracle is their ABISMAL service. My customers had (I quit this job fairly recently as an infrastructure expert after 14 years) multimillion, multiyear dollar contracts with them and still they pushed to sell more and more elements of their infrastructure products (even the fucking OS: some traded RHEL for Oracle's clone against our recomendation) toughly leveraging their products running critical bussiness applications to the point of threatening to suspend support for the apps if the client did not buy this or that other shitty thing.
I dont even mind the tough salesmanship. Bussiness is bussiness and salesmen will do their worst if they are any good at their job. In the end its very simple: oracle does not even try to build a decent channel and in my experience, does not have the staff to take care of their customers like they deserve (since, i mean, they paid). I wouldnt recomend them for anything else than the foss version of mysql but then there is mariadb....
This is true but Obama did support Bush on all patriot act stuff... he has always supported this kind of stuff... hell, if you can say one thing about the guy is that he doesnt flipflop around this particular issue.
Sometimes its just plausible deniability. In those cases, the president is not supposed to know, but he damned well knows and nobody can prove he did. Dont be naive.
Enough with this farenheit crap. Nobody in the world uses that dumb scale.
And I do too, dont get me wrong. They are good and it makes people fat and thats at least in some part, why your country are mine (Mexico) are on the brink of drowning due to the weight of our colective mass. However, we do eat insects, and they are fucking good. At least if you know how to cook them, and that we do. Three absolutely delicious dishes (that even americans would find good if they didnt know what they are), come to mind:
- Gusanos de Maguey, they are lightly sauteed in corn oil and mild spices, served with avocado, obviously freshly hand-made tortillas, and a set of nice green tomato salsas. This are worms that grow in maguey, which is a cousin of the same plant we make tequila out off.... cool, huh?
- Escamoles, absolutely delicious, id say this is the true caviar of insect dishes in mexico, and its expensive by the way. They are the eggs of a kind of ant and are sauteed in butter with parsely and very finely diced onions, maybe a very little bit of garlic. Also served with corn tortillas and very good salsa.
- Chapulines are a snack. This are a kind of wild crickets (we dont go hunting for them behind your sink, obviously), and they are cooked on the comal, the thingie we use to bake tortillas on the kitchen fire (kind of a round, flat pan). When they are on the fire, we sprinkle salt, lime juice, powdered pepper and just toast them there until they are crunchy, munchy and delicious. A pack of those can last a long time outside of the fridge and are a spectacular snack if your camping and doing outdoor sports and that kind of thing.
Now let me say that part of the eek factor of insects is that one imagines eating them raw. This is not how its done, people, you cook the suckers well, using good ingredients and you will never encounter any kind of eeky texture in your mouth. The texture in the case of the gusanos and the chapulines is much like a vegetable that has been toasted or sauteed, and the aroma is a bit tingy, yeah, but if the bugs are fresh, its combines very nice with the spices.
Finaly, people, if you ever go to Queretaro or a very good mexican restaurant in LA (ive heard of a oaxacan one "La guelaguetza" and anotherone from queretaro), and you dont have escamoles, you are a stupid asshole that deserves to eat out of a bag your whole life. Escamoles are a fucking fois gras (without the gavage).
Well as a product that you attach to your phone, they would have to provide an API so that developers can incorporate capabilites for the glass thingie in their apps, wouldnt they? Methinks you just get a little of the butthurt when the simplest critique of apple is made. I myself are an apple user. Im writing this from my mac, I have an iphone 5 and have spent a ridiculous ammount of money in the apple ecosystem. I sure love the idea of a HUD for my phone and some apps and you might or not agree with me, but imagine if it was so good (better than standard voice recognition, better than available voice command interface, supperb overlays) that it displaced the phone's display.
I dont know if it will be that good, but if it was, it could change the smart phone game.
Ok let me explain:
It is not a phone, it has (or shouldnt or will evolve to) no comunications capabilities beyond connecting to your already existing phone. It is a display, a voice gatherer and an api for your phone.
Its posibilities, if my assumptions are right, are endless and i do think that, done right, it could be a game changer. However, I also think nobody copies shit better than apple. If this works, you can be sure the iEyeEye (ay ay ay), will be simpler, stupider and more loved.