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Comment Re:...uhh (Score 1) 186

> What about a constant that describes the relationship of the volume of a sphere to its radius/diameter?

Uhhhh.... Pi? or if you prefer 4/3*Pi

Anyways, I do not believe that Pi, 2 Pi or 4/3 Pi are fundamentally different.

Let's assume that today we receive a message from outer space and with the number 1.01015254455 .

How much time will it take to figure out how it was obtained?

Comment Emacs (Score 1) 211

Looks good. I'll give it a try.

However, the ttf version has a problem in Emacs: There is a lot of horizontal space between the characters. About 1/2 the character width.
I do not see this problem in xterm or other applications. Also the font looks fine in the emacs font selector dialog (that's the GTK2 dialog).

The otf version looks fine in Emacs

Comment Re:Your maths is off... (Score 1) 115

Being even more pedant I will point out that the improvement is a lore more. What is important here is the error rate.

Simply speaking, they went from 4.82 to 4.58 so the improvement is (4.82-4.58)/4.82 = 0.0497 ~= 5%

Another way to see that is that Google made 48200 errors on the full set of 1 Million images while Baidus made only 45800 errors.


Comment Re: To answer your question (Score 4, Insightful) 279

You wll never be happy because laptops will never be as powerful as desktops. Simply speaking, if you manage to create a laptop as powerful as a desktop then you can also create a more powerful desktop. That is not a matter of computing power but of temperature. Desktop are by definition bigger than laptops so they can dissipate more heat.

You've been Berkeley'ed!