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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?

Comment: Re:Long-time perl developer (Score 1) 263

by kwoff (#42332147) Attached to: Perl Turns 25

Moose should be a swear word. Every time I've encountered Moose, it just made maintenance harder. The argument about eliminating boilerplate code is laughable, when you look at any Moose class with pages of crap at the top. (should be indented, but slashdot ecode sucks)

has 'blah' => {
is => 'rw',
isa => 'Str',
};

Thanks, I could've put that in a hash, and I didn't really care if it was a string or modifiable. Now I get useless Java-like stacktraces to boot. Not to mention the implicit things like "_build", "clear", and reimplementations of things that were already native perl (traits; oh, wow, I can....count the number of items in an array now? and return those items? and tell if it was empty? Thanks for the unnecessary crap, oh yes this is much more readable....).

Comment: Re:Transparency ? (Score 1) 272

by kwoff (#41590997) Attached to: SpaceX Launch Not So Perfect After All

Did anyone here a call of engine cut-off in the NASA TV feed? .... Also, when I fly I like my pilots to be well dressed and professional.

I understand where your coming from. As a former USAF airman I like sharp uniforms and haircuts

These fashion-obsessed, grammatically-challenged posts could bee seen as arguments four SpaceX....

Comment: Re:Incidentally... (Score 1) 633

by kwoff (#41456133) Attached to: Beer Is Cheaper In the US Than Anywhere Else In the World
I have a gluten intolerance, so your "Bud uses rice" parenthetical comment interested me; soooo.... googling/wikipedia-ing, I was somewhat-pleasantly surprised to find that Bud and Corona do have less than 20 ppm gluten, so maybe.....I (or my immune system) could tolerate those (the "research" seems a bit controversial). I do (did) for some reason like Corona, though it's probably safer to stick with wine. Anyway, IMHO wine has a perfect level of alcohol for getting a little buzz going without getting too drunk while at the same time avoiding excess bloating/pissing.

Comment: Re:I'm nineteen years old and what is this ? (Score 1) 303

by kwoff (#40213971) Attached to: The Real-Life Doogie Howser
Ignoring your sarcasm: 200k user id, when did you sign up for slashdot....? :) Very web-lazily, http://anti-slash.org/essays/uid_analysis/ , 700k in 2003, so you signed up (errm, when did I sign up?) around 2000? So as a 9ish-year old you were a slashdot prodigy? ^.^ (or using your daddy's account, heh)

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