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Comment: Re:What does this mean...? (Score 2) 37

by jellomizer (#48633561) Attached to: Scientists Discover That Exercise Changes Your DNA

No it is a Nurture in the Nature vs Nurture debate is still very creditable.

A lot of people like to put a lot of effort into Nature, because it means stuff that you are good at is because you yourself are unique enough to have such attributes, and any fault isn't your fault it was because you got the short straw in the gene pool.

We don't like Nurture because it means we are responsible for ourselves and others. I am smart because I had good parents and teachers, and I choose to work hard at it. Not that I got the smart gene. Or I have a few extra pounds on me because I chose to eat that cupcake when I should have picked an Apple, or decided not to go to the gym. It is easier to say I have the Fat gene.

I personally think Nurture is a larger influence in nature. Sure some factors my natural colors, gender, height and perhaps chances to get some generic conditions. I may not control, but if I went out more my skin would be darker, or stayed in more it may be lighter. When growing up if I exercised a different amount or had a different diet I may an inch taller or shorter.

Comment: Re:News at 11.. (Score 0) 275

by jellomizer (#48633397) Attached to: Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Well people want their opinions to be stated in a positive light, while those with opposing opinions should be worded negatively.
Why do you think for Abortion they are Pro-Choice and Pro-Life while the other side calls them Anti-Life and Anti-Choice.
You are not going to convince someone who will not believe in man made global climate change to call themselfs climate deniers. In their mind they are right, and those who think otherwise are just mindless sheep following all the liberal dribble that comes out of the internets.

I am sure if the media starts calling them Climate Deniers, the media (**Cough**FOX NEWS**Cough**) who support the other side will then probably calling climate scientist. Liberal Communist Hippies.

Comment: Re:Why Apple? (Score 1) 162

by jellomizer (#48632333) Attached to: Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

Because it is a documentary.
Today's documentaries are based on the following logic.
1. I have a point of view on something.
2. Dig into the details and cherry pick the select items that enforce my view.
3. Use only the lamest rebuttals to make it seem like I am impartial.
3.a. I will find the busiest person to ask and post his non-comment as a proof he is up to something undesirable.
4. Mix it together and make profit from the others who had the same idea as me.

Comment: Re:Here is how I use my Gear 2 (Score 1) 203

by jellomizer (#48632305) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

How you use a device is personal to you.
For some the smart watch will add little to no value. For others they will wonder how they ever lived without it.
I don't Have any plans for a smart watch in my future, I feel my phone is good enough. But the market is new and l want to see what will become of it.

Slashdot is generally a bad place to post this type of comments. The population is filled with people still bitter that most of the mainframes they worked on have been retired.


Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch? 203

Posted by timothy
from the you-can-measure-the-battery-drain dept.
kwelch007 writes I commonly work in a clean-room (CR.) As such, I commonly need access to my smart-phone for various reasons while inside the CR...but, I commonly keep it in my front pocket INSIDE my clean-suit. Therefore, to get my phone out of my pocket, I have to leave the room, get my phone out of my pocket, and because I have a one track mind, commonly leave it sitting on a table or something in the CR, so I then have to either have someone bring it to me, or suit back up and go get it myself...a real pain. I have been looking in to getting a 'Smart Watch' (I'm preferential to Android, but I know Apple has similar smart-watches.) I would use a smart-watch as a convenient, easy to transport and access method to access basic communications (email alerts, text, weather maps, etc.) The problem I'm finding while researching these devices is, I'm not finding many apps. Sure, they can look like a nice digital watch, but I can spend $10 for that...not the several hundred or whatever to buy a smart-watch. What are some apps I can get? (don't care about platform, don't care if they're free) I just want to know what's the best out there, and what it can do? I couldn't care less about it being a watch...we have these things called clocks all over the place. I need various sorts of data access. I don't care if it has to pair with my smart-phone using Bluetooth or whatever, and it won't have to be a 100% would be more of a convenience that is worth the several hundred dollars to me. My phone will never be more than 5 feet away, it's just inconvenient to physically access it. Further, I am also a developer...what is the best platform to develop for these wearable devices on, and why? Maybe I could make my own apps? Is it worth waiting for the next generation of smart-watches?

Comment: Re:I don't see the big deal here. (Score 4, Insightful) 176

by jellomizer (#48624955) Attached to: US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

If North Korea bombed Sony in Japan, It would be US responsibility.
The bigger issue here is that there is an other country fighting to prevent free speech. By taking down and *Threatening* them. This isn't some small set of wackos but an actual government. So it is a big deal.

I didn't want to see the movie, but now I do just to make a point.

Comment: Re:I wonder if... (Score 3, Insightful) 412

by jellomizer (#48620591) Attached to: In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

The abortion is a distraction cause.
Most people have a feeling one way or another on it. Which is good because it means you can keep a good part of the population who otherwise would vote for the other party on your side.

Many of the evangelical religious groups would actually support the democratic party if it weren't for the abortion issue.

A lot of women's groups would vote republican if it weren't for the abortion issue.

Comment: The Desktop is dying. (Score 1) 212

by jellomizer (#48620513) Attached to: What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

Micosoft made its fortune off of the Desktop market.
Windows, and Office. + The slue of apps that support the two. Programming, Servers, IE...

Now not everyone wants or needs a desktop.
They didn't get much effort in getting Mobile. Zune, Windows Phone, the PC makers are kinda floundering on Windows Mobile tablets.

Their XBox gaming is a fickle market. They are in way too tight race with Sony, then you have the mobile market taking up a lot of the indie game market. Screwups like they did with the XBox One launch can cause major issues. Forcing people to choose an other gaming system before the release.

Having the vendor lock in, just isn't working... Too many Rich HTML web applications out there, meaning people are not even caring if they are on Microsoft Server of LAMP.

In order for Microsoft to last for the future they will need to be more Open. So those .NET apps work in Linux and Windows, So people who care about the App that it runs not the OS (Like most people, just not Slashdot) means they will not need to switch to an other platform. If they keep on windows only. The fact people will feel stuck may mean they will chose a more open app,

I like my house, I like to stay inside my house... However if I feel like I am stuck in my house I will want to leave it.

Making microsoft open and allowing a way out, means people are not coming up with reasons to leave.

Comment: Re:Computer careers and gender (Score 2) 205

A lot of boys who have became interested in many other topics also have problems relating to girls.
I went to Grad school part time after about 10 years of professional experience. I was taking some classes in the Business wing of the college. And I see all the undergrads who are in their late teens and early 20's trying to talk to the opposite sex. I was just waiting for the classroom to empty and I just feel awkward just watching them trying to impress the opposite sex.


Comment: Implementation not the technology. (Score 5, Insightful) 153

by jellomizer (#48611571) Attached to: In IT, Beware of Fad Versus Functional

Agile Project management methodology has a lot of good features.
Cloud based processing can help the organization.
You can get a lot of useful information from Big Data (Previously Business Intelligence, Previously Decision Support System)

And they are still hanging on to Enterprise Class software.

But they jump headfirst without realizing what their main plan or problems they will use it to solve.

But what normally happens they just replace their existing technology and try to rig the new one to do what they did before and hope magically they will get a benefit from it.

These types of technology require you to change your full organization culture, and workflow to gain the advantage of the new technology. Just saying you got a big data project by joining all your DB tables in some big views and giving you a few reports isn't really big data.
Hosting your email on gmail isn't going to the cloud. Or even just remotely hosting you stuff on cloud systems, isn't embracing the cloud it is just offshoring your data.

Comment: Re:Was cool in 2010 when foss BigBlueButton did th (Score 1) 99

by jellomizer (#48609181) Attached to: Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

Well watching the video I got, the cold childs that the marketers have overly exaggerated its abilities.
The source of amazement on the kids faces wanted to make me gag, I think they recorded them watching a magician doing his tricks, then replaced it with the clips of the kid talking on Skype.

So we have technologies Like Siri, Skyvi, or Cortana a cloud based system to interpret your speech and convert it to text, and get some context out of the sentences. So after that point you are now translating a chat message. So you can do what google translate does and translates the text to an other text.

Then we take the speech synthesizers which we had for decades to speak the text back.

So I expect the lag will be like the lag we get on Cortana wait for the sentence to complete and parse the data and get a response.

Now I am not dissing on microsoft it is a good feature to have in skype. But the video made me sick to my stomach. Kids may have had that reaction if this technology was released in the 1990's. Because right now this is only an incremental logical next step feature... Not a breakthrough.


Godot Engine Reaches 1.0, First Stable Release 54

Posted by timothy
from the waiting-for-godot-two-oh dept.
goruka writes "Godot, the most advanced open source (MIT licensed) game engine, which was open-sourced back in February, has reached 1.0 (stable). It sports an impressive number of features, and it's the only game engine with visual tools (code editor, scripting, debugger, 3D engine, 2D engine, physics, multi-platform deploy, etc) on a scale comparable to commercial offerings. As a plus, the user interface runs natively on Linux. Godot has amassed a healthy user community (through forums, Facebook and IRC) since it went public, and was used to publish commercial games in the Latin American and European markets such as Ultimo Carnaval with publisher Square Enix, and The Mystery Team by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

Comment: Re:Unbelievable! (Score 4, Insightful) 184

by jellomizer (#48608575) Attached to: Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

Energy diversity.
Renewables are great sources of energy... But they are not perfect.
Fossil fuels have their problems, but they do complement the gaps that renewables have.

Renewables have the problem of portability. Some like wind and hydro electric needs to be located in the proper areas where they can get a reliable energy from. Others like solar do not offer 24/7 support. Batteries do not have the energy density that we get out of fossil fuel, and takes much longer to recharge.

Right now with our current technology I can see Renewables replacing many of the power plants out there. Which will do a big cut in greenhouse gas emissions. However cars will still need to be hybrid gas/electric either the Toyota Prius style or the Chevy Volt style.

The idea of moving the population to local cities where they can use public transportation especially in less dense areas like the United States, just won't happen. If you tell the population that they need to move from their houses which they have put a lot of money in, and live in an area the matches how they want to live and go to a crowed loud crime ridden city, will cause a lot of people to put a gun to your face, whether or not it is legal to have guns.

So really energy diversity is the key, the goal is to reduce emissions, not just cut them off until we can get better alternatives to a point where we will not need fossil fuel.

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.