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Comment: Re:The true sticking point - China (Score 1) 130

by gl4ss (#49365349) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

that sounds pretty weird, if you look what actually happened.

they deliberately arranged so that they were running out of food, what they did with the food is not related to that. in fact, they would have been better equipped to get industrialized without the famine.

and hungry industrial workers were needed to survive wwII?? industrial workers were required, but also the men were sent to the fronts, having nothing to do with that class of people being created from peasantry dying in masses due to famine.

and most importantly of course there were areas where people weren't dying from lack of food during the famine that was "everywhere". and no offence but people on gulags of course experienced famine, no matter where the gulag was - they were put there to experience famine!

Comment: Re:And what good would it do? (Score 4, Insightful) 214

by gl4ss (#49364485) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

it would have shown it faster and in more definite fashion.

think about it. 10 small(or just light, space isn't an issue so much as weight) boxes that save the stream, have the memory on robust enough media(flash). the boxes would need to weight a kilo each to be quite robust.

no invasion of privacy either if there is no accident, so whats the big deal? you would think pilots wanted it too, to clear them from pilot error claims.

but it's not really just about this flight either, just that the black box system is pretty antiquated - and in many other cases a video could have shed more light to the cockpit actions which caused the crash or caused the pilots to not be able to recover from equipment failure.

Comment: Re: 9 whole billion? OUTRAGEOUS! (Score 1) 128

by gl4ss (#49351909) Attached to: GAO Denied Access To Webb Telescope Workers By Northrop Grumman

that could make sense if the addition was 3 million / 30 guys - not 1 billion. 1 billion extra needs some manufacturing contracting price to rise.

for the amount of people involved, it's an outrageous addition to the budget, especially for adding costs to planning. they techies certainly do not cost 30 million per head per year or anything near that.

the latest one billion addition can be summed up by "because we can ask for it". never mind they got the project because of their low bid.

but you're seriously kind of a right wing nutjob if you think multiple billions additions can be justified by such personnel movings. the personnel costs should be a percentage of the quote OR they would have no problem retaining the people(because apparently, they would be paying them millions already for engineering and techie jobs).

Comment: Re:World War III (Score 1) 54

dunno, you kind of sound like you have no idea what the law was used for. you think it was used for banning muslim caricatures? noooope. it wasn't for that. it was more for banning you from whistleblowing that the local mayor is an asshole.

first, it wasn't even about offensive, just being annoying was enough. even if you were speaking the truth. so it was too broad of a law and used mainly for politics.

and really pakistan has enough problems of it's own without doing anything - furthermore if you were going to ban everything that's potentially offensive or blasphemous in the pakistan/indian/myanmar region - you would need to ban everything and even banning everything would be offensive to some fuck in the region.

images of buddha? sure, offensive. have a buddhist monk selling images of buddha? yeah sure, whatever, so it's not offensive. unless you ask some other guy who says that it is offensive. saying that beef tastes good? yeah offensive, no wait it's not, no wait it's saying that pork is good that's offensive... and majority of these nations have majority of the people living - up until this point in history - in a little bubble world of their own covering 20 kilometers where they live, with their grandparents having raised them to think that their way is the only true way.

Comment: Re:Quantum Computing Required? (Score 1) 291

by gl4ss (#49333427) Attached to: Steve Wozniak Now Afraid of AI Too, Just Like Elon Musk

it doesn't need to be.. it would be useful even at 1/100th time. though time is relative, so you couldn't even apply the term real time to it. how long it takes for it to "think" an answer to a problem... are you real time intelligence? you still need an reaction time.

what people mean with real time with AI though is usually "in comparison to a human" as if the AI had a human brain or was a human in a box. which is not that likely outcome of AI research at all.

and it could always be ran in a context for the problem it's supposed to solve - and why wouldn't you do that? if you can pause it and run it again with same start point without it being aware that it is a different run even. you know, like a computer program.

but that doesn't make for good headlines, "OMG AI ALIen OVERLOARDDSS" makes for much scarier stuff.

furthermore, the singularity hipster journalists should all just go fuck themselves, getting tired of this reporting on "what could happen" and zero reporting on actual research. if they want be journalists writing about science fiction books, fine, go do that, but if they want to write articles about AI maybe they should look up some actual research and researchers instead of asshole futurologists who do nothing but troll journalists for fame.

Comment: Re:Last week I tried to write a Win8.1 universal a (Score 2) 131

by gl4ss (#49325485) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Windows 10 SDK

well what it leads to is just apps being first developed on 7.0, then having stuff fixed for 7.5, then being rewritten for 8.0 and then again the project reworked for 8.1 and then a total rewrite for 10.

so fucking universal!

and yes, the thing is, this is the _exact_ same marketing stuff they were hyping out with wp8 and windows 8. they were showing slides of how it's all unified and you get the same app running on everything and all that. they made such a big deal about it, despite you never going to be able to run wp8 apps on your win8 tablet(unless said tablet is a x86+vt and you have the sideload package and you run the wp8 emulator on said tablet, which is basically more trouble than running android apps on said x86 computer).

it's a mess. wouldn't trust them about this before they have phones, tablets and the desktop out and the sdk to do it out and it actually can run the same app on everything.

Comment: Re:Sooo .. (Score 1) 127

it also functions as the keylock/screenlock shortcut, so it's not going to be any use for this. otherwise the usability would be pretty poor, as you do want the screen to turn off and lock from input when you place the phone in your pocket, unless you enjoy random stuff happening.

this lock is separate from that. meaning that you can just open the screen and start doing whatever it was you were doing.

now, with these phones it would be nice to have separate real lock button.

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