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Comment: I own the game (Score 1) 93

by iONiUM (#47897871) Attached to: Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

I bought the game when it came out (digital download, who needs line ups or EB?) and I agree with the reviews.

I play FPS on both console and PC so ignoring the argument people like to have, which isn't the issue, the game is lacking. The thing is it actually has a lot of potential, and I really want to like it, but its just.. Boring. If they had of had more variety of quests, a real open world, any sort of story, and public match making for campaign it would have been a lot better. A shame, really.

+ - BGP Exceeds 512k: Major Sites Go Down->

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iONiUM (530420) writes "As reported by many news articles, the total routing table for the internet exceeded 512k on Tuesday. This caused many older routers to fail, and resulted in major websites being very slow, or completely inaccessible. Hopefully the lack of access to cat pictures woke people up to the preparation and work needed to keep the internet functioning, and the need to ensure IPv6 is working, although somehow I doubt it."
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Comment: Kind of explains "by reflex" (Score 1) 160

by iONiUM (#47539797) Attached to: Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

I think this study kind of explains when you learn something so well (say, by doing it so many times), you can do it "by reflex." Perhaps what that really means is you no longer need cognitive ability to do those tasks, such as riding a bike, driving in clear conditions, or typing.

I think what they've found is that the brain becomes more reliant on on older parts of the brain that operates in the sub-conscious, perhaps like the brain stem. So doing something over and over might move the ability from the cortex down into lower parts, not unlike programming something in Java, vs assembly. Both languages can accomplish the same thing, but they way they do it is very different, as they are at different layers of abstraction.

Comment: Is this really a breakthrough? (Score 3, Insightful) 69

by iONiUM (#47515805) Attached to: Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In Under 2 Minutes

Against the Slashdot rules, I read TFA and watched the entire video.

Unless I'm mistaken, all they did was create a giant array of possible motor combinations for movement, and then the robot just randomly tries them until it finds one which lets it more-or-less go in the same direction. It may not be the best one, but one that mostly works (it just stops at the first one that mostly works).

Is that really a super big breakthrough? If the robot dynamically adapted to the broken leg, and figured out how to move using some semi-intelligent algorithm, I would say that is really awesome. But this is literally just trial and error through pre-created movement specs, randomly, then just selecting one that is mostly okay.

Not trying to downplay other's achievements or research or anything, but it just doesn't seem like a big break through, unless "brute force" is something novel.

Comment: Re:Simple (Score 4, Informative) 509

by iONiUM (#47462761) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Never own a credit card. They are all scams and are far more likely to ruin your credit than help it.

This is quite possibly the worst financial advice I have ever seen. Forget about credit. You realize credit cards provide you with free money for 30 days, that is INSURED against all fraud/false claims, and most importantly, offers cash-back (or travel/movie/your interests) rewards by using it?

If you are responsible and pay off your credit card and never accrue/pay any sort of interest, you will actually gain money by using them (through rewards, and the ability to invest the money you spent for free for 30 days!), and be protected by VISA/MasterCard/whatever against bad purchases (someone trying to rip you off).

The only people who say "never use credit cards" are those with no self control, and thus wrongly assume others have no self control either. I have never held credit card debt (unless it was special 0% offers), and every year I get a few hundred dollars just for using it (no annual fee). In addition, several times I have made online purchases, but never received the item, called VISA, and they immediately refunded my card and dealt with the seller.

Comment: Re:HTML5 & JS should just crawl away and die (Score 1) 104

by iONiUM (#47412373) Attached to: Do We Really Need Another JavaScript Framework?

But, it's obvious that you can't identify them.

You mean because I'm not specifically linking you to what I started with, then going into depth about the modifications and ethos I developed from there? Of course I'm not going to, that's between me and my company. Figure it out yourself.

Resig falls squarely in to the "incompetent" category, by any measure.

Well, what can I say. jQuery is used by 80% of the top 10,000 most visited sites (jQuery). How about you make something that is used by a small percentage of that, and then you can bitch about his ability. But then I am sure you have done nothing, and you are nobody, so I don't know why you think you know what you're doing, nor how you became so arrogant.

If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. -- Albert Einstein