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Comment: Re:because Millenials are attentionwhores? (Score 1) 131

by kwoff (#49439317) Attached to: Why Some Developers Are Live-Streaming Their Coding Sessions

I think this is where things are headed. A Twitch streamer interacting with the chat room is like a step beyond Youtube with static comments, web/email forums, IRC/instant messaging. Twitch or something like it will probably expand beyond games, maybe not to general streams like Justin.tv, but to entertainment generally. Like the other day a gamer was pointing out how it could be cool if someone could stream a movie and the chat is doing their trolling thing through the movie.

I try to imagine what's beyond that. Rather than a mostly-one-person broadcast with interaction with the anonymous text that is the chat, maybe more like you see sometimes with role-playing streams where there are 5 people on screen, except now the entire chat can somehow feature on the stream (obviously there are difficulties with that). A kind of virtual pub, I guess. Maybe that's not much different than MMOs, though.

Comment: terms of service (Score 1) 65

by kwoff (#49120231) Attached to: How One Developer Got the Internet To Watch People Code
Of course I didn't read the article, but I was under the impression that Twitch.tv only allows game-related content (you can laugh here a bit). Twitch.tv spun off of Justin.tv , which is for general broadcasting channels. If they are doing game programming, then it's probably okay, though (I know that quill18 has done that, at least).

Comment: Re:What, Physics Lag? (Score 1) 145

by kwoff (#48214035) Attached to: Machine Learning Expert Michael Jordan On the Delusions of Big Data

I think you read the quote too fast. It's not claiming anything about physics. It's saying that computer vision is at a very early stage, which you said as well.

I had different quibbles with that quote. 1) Technology advances much faster today than it did in 1700, so it's not as if it will take centuries for computer vision to reach the same stage as physics. 2) The quote assumes a similarity of the technological paths (if there is something like that) of physics and computer vision, which doesn't seem obvious.

Comment: Re:I'm sick of this bad English (Score 1) 494

by kwoff (#47932805) Attached to: Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry
Take a deep breath.... You're talking about bad English grammar in a Scottish independence thread, right? 'Christ did no one go to school." You speak good English? Christ was reputedly a virgin, but people don't generally refer to him as "Christ did no one". Right? "What industry?" -- Was that meant to be a sentence? "Mod'd"? What say you? Etc., etc.... We can get stupidly pedantic, but....why? "I only retained about 50% of what I was taught in English[,] and it's driving me insane what I see and hear nowadays, I can't begin to imagine" - runon sentence, hello? What's this "state of things" you're talking about?? We're imperfect humans trying to communicate.... right?

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