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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?

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....).

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"

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