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Comment: Re:Funny, that spin... (Score 1) 297

by kiddygrinder (#49766351) Attached to: What AI Experts Think About the Existential Risk of AI
no i don't forgive you, it's a retarded idea that because someone is really really good in one field that they must know all about every other one.

Physics is not AI
Business is not AI
Electric cars are only tangentially related to AI.

would you get bill gates to fix your car? i mean he's a really good businessman so he must be a great mechanic! hell if you need open heart surgery i'm sure Elon would be a great choice!

Comment: Re:Economics is a science! (Score 2) 335

by MobyDisk (#49718689) Attached to: Stock Market Valuation Exceeds Its Components' Actual Value

In their defense, it is because eEconomics perfectly follows t his Douglas Adams quote:

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

As soon as an algorithm is created that can accurately predict the market, investors will start using it, thus altering the market so the algorithm no longer works.

This kind of economic theory is really attaching a name and a measurement system to a phenomena that is already understood. To say the Q-value predicts bubbles is a bit backwards since the Q-value is defined in terms of bubbles. So it really isn't a predictor of anything, any more than a ruler is a predictor of the length of an object or a scale is a predictor of the weight of an object.

Comment: Re:Excellent (Score 1) 227

the idea that it's not a solvable problem is ridiculous, that article even says they're not sure if the guys complaining are using the dk1 or 2. ultimately we don't get sick from viewing 3d shit in real life, it's just a question of how realistic it has to be to get rid of the motion sickness and if how cheaply that level of realism is achievable

Comment: Re:The downside of owning the internet (Score 1) 57

.. the best way to address that problem would be for the EU to define the standards and the process to be followed...

This, absolutely this. In order to force someone to turn over information, I have to have a valid subpoena issued by a court with jurisdiction. The fact that they just punted this to "you figure it out" means Google is given arbitrary discretion on how they can fulfil this, and the recourse to disagreeing is to take them to court and sue them again.

If you're going to give someone a right enforced by the government, then you should provide the necessary process to issue a "strike-records decree"...

BTW, Google still tells employees not to talk about this stuff in public, because Google has to so carefully watch its steps. (Disclaimer, I used to be a Google employee this year)

The problem is also the consent decree that says "anything that Google says, it has to actually be doing"... which can end up really nitpicky if lawyers want to be... and "my various governments" are all looking to catch Google for something, anything... so, they are being a bit nitpicky...

Comment: Re:"Ends spy agency bulk collection of phone data" (Score 4, Insightful) 142

by MobyDisk (#49686833) Attached to: House Votes To End Spy Agencies' Bulk Collection of Phone Data

I'm reading... but it is like reading a patch file for a language I don't understand, when I don't have the file that is being patched.

(A) in subparagraph (A), by striking “an order” and inserting “an order or emergency production”; and

That might as well be:

Go to line 57 and insert "else break;"

It looks like they are trying to say that, in order to bulk collect data, they must have a specific search they are running that involves a specific telephone line. See SEC 201.

Can someone define "tangible things" as in "SEC. 103. Prohibition on bulk collection of tangible things" or "“(i) Emergency authority for production of tangible things."

Comment: Re:I understood some of those words (Score 4, Insightful) 67

by MobyDisk (#49685253) Attached to: New Device Could Greatly Improve Speech and Image Recognition

I would come here more often if orasio wrote the summaries.

The problem with the summary is that it assumes the reader is already familiar with the device. Your summary does not suffer from that problem. For instance "prototype eight-terminal device consisting of a magnetic matrix with micro-antennas to excite and detect the spin waves." WHAT spin waves? What is a terminal in this context and why is the a key thing in the summary? The summary already presupposes too much, even for a technical news site.

On the flip side, it would be nice if you didn't also insult the person who asked for clarification. The summary is indeed confusing.

+1 for insightful explanation.
-1 for being an asshat about it.

Comment: Re:dreams over, the manifesto is dead. (Score 3, Insightful) 371

by MobyDisk (#49675841) Attached to: Firefox 38 Arrives With DRM Required To Watch Netflix

DRM = encryption + key obfuscation.

If DRM was merely encryption that would be great. Then we could save the encrypted streams to our hard disk, then play them while on vacation. Or we could copy those encrypted streams for time shifting. We could decrypt them, then re-encode them into another format for playing on another device. Or take fair-use protected clips from them.

The goal of DRM is to prevent the the end-user from doing the things listed above. But encryption alone isn't enough to do that. You need a way to give the key to the user, but obfuscate the key so that they can only use it limited circumstances. It's infuriating to the user.

Comment: Re:using the OpenCL APIs is *noisy* (Score 1) 49

by kiddygrinder (#49671945) Attached to: GPU Malware Can Also Affect Windows PCs, Possibly Macs
the amount of people who would be able to tell if they're gpu is being used if they're not using it is probably below half a percent. hell before this article i'd probably have chalked it up to some poorly coded program i'd installed on purpose or just dust buildup on the heat sink

Comment: Re:nature will breed it out (Score 1) 950

the problem will solve itself with modern technology. Kids these days don't get a $500 xstation and a tv and all that. They get a iPad and play everything on there. And no I'm not talking about the 16 yr old that still plays playbox because that's all there was 10 yrs ago before tablets, I mean the 6 year old that does not remember life before iPad. Ask any parent with a child under 8 that has a iPad, they're glued to that thing morning until night. They even watch youtube videos of other kids playing on their iPads. And iPads are far more social than a xstation, they're carrying that around everywhere.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.