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Comment: Re:Calories in, calories out... (Score 1) 252

by ndogg (#48442269) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

> Now of course what you eat still matters a lot, but mainly because it affects your psychology differently

And that's exactly the point. Carbs tend to cause blood sugar spikes, and the body then overproduces insulin, causing a sugar/carb crash, and thus demotivating people from physical activity, but those carbs still end up being converted to fat.

Comment: Re:Turing test is fine (Score 1) 68

by ndogg (#48441053) Attached to: Upgrading the Turing Test: Lovelace 2.0

No, the Turing test is shit. Any AI that passes it would actually be far smarter than us humans since it would have to take into account the experience of all the things that itself wouldn't actually have to deal with--such as eating, pissing, and shitting. Why should an AI have to think about all the things us meatbags have to think about that aren't relevant to it? AIs don't have parents (well, not in the traditional sense anyway) and so won't have a human-like childhood experience to reflect upon, nor should they have to worry about whether that lump is cancerous, or whether they have to go into work tomorrow, or if that dish had too much salt in it.

Comment: Re: Agile / Waterfall mix? (Score 1) 186

by ndogg (#48440489) Attached to: It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

Maybe it's just me, but Agile and waterfall development seem like orthogonal concepts that don't exclude one or the other. Waterfall probably needs to be tweaked a bit to work for a team using Agile, but other than that, I don't see any reason why it still couldn't be used as model for project management even if Agile is used.

Comment: before unbuntu (Score 3, Interesting) 110

by asv108 (#48186145) Attached to: Ubuntu Turns 10
I was running Gentoo on my desktop and laptop to get the latest performance optimizations since most distros at the time were optimized for older processors. Ubuntu was really the first distro that was optimized out of the box for performance desktops. I don't miss debugging compilation issues with "emerge world".

+ - Munich Council say talk of LiMux demise is greatly exaggerated->

Submitted by ndogg
ndogg writes: The rumors of Munich city going back to Microsoft seem to have been greatly exaggerated. There was a review of the city's IT systems that was called for by the mayor, but it wasn't solely just to decide on whether to move back to Microsoft. And while there have been complaints about LiMux, they mostly seem to concern compatibility with, which may well be resolved by switching to LibreOffice.
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