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Comment: Re:Cars!? (Score 1) 134

by recharged95 (#49351099) Attached to: German Auto Firms Face Roadblock In Testing Driverless Car Software

That's a deep answer. This is the funniest article of the day for me as a flying robot/drone developer.

While the germans are flying drones all over the place, selling them and have a regulatory framework, they are complaining they cannot build/sell autonomous cars... and calling out other countries, mainly the US as beating them in that game.

But in the US, it's the completely reverse... or bizarro situation. While Google and Uber are building autonomous cars, and getting them approved for use, drones on the other hand are DOA with no framework insight... and drone companies are complaining countries like Germany and France (and Australia) are beating them in that game.

Oh, "the irony of the rant".

Comment: Re:Quantum Computing Required? (Score 1) 281

by recharged95 (#49332307) Attached to: Steve Wozniak Now Afraid of AI Too, Just Like Elon Musk

Someone needs to realize that computers will like fall out to the next big thing in about 15-25 yrs or so from now.

Computers were developed from the evolution of science, which continues and will likely evolve into some "new tool and approach". With the tools from Quantum Physics, that will likely fall in the field/aspect of memory. For instance, that step-wise calculations and numerical methods to do integrals make just go away....

Comment: Re:Fake, not practical (Score 1) 40

by recharged95 (#49323007) Attached to: Magic Leap's AR Demo Video

Also having Xerox doing real $$$ R&D on UIs/HMI/GUIs on physical objects... makes sense that the current mouse, keyboard, screen are pretty much 98% efficient for 98% of the population. Considering that R&D was done nearly 40yrs ago.

All this VR stuff is maybe 5% efficient for 5% of the population. It's a start, but guys, don't sell it now as the solution to everything.

Comment: Hollywood here we come (Score 1) 213

by recharged95 (#49322919) Attached to: Finland's Education System Supersedes "Subjects" With "Topics"

Topic based will sure solve short term interests. But topics basically push a system into being trend based.

Last big industry I know that is trend based is Hollywood. There [in general,] are pop-actors (forumlated), discovered actors (savants), technical (by the book), and method actors (experience). That's not including the wannbes (your nightschool students?) and "wealthies" (buy their way into Hollywood, aka buy your degree).

Next thing you know, Finland's system will become similar to the above scenario, common in the Hollywood community of actors. Those would learn the old ABC's (method and technical) and those by topics (formualted and savants).

And we'll all be called talent instead of students by then... and need agents.

Comment: Re:Not sure I agree (Score 1) 389

"That market isn't about telling time but making a statement."

Sound like Apple products, with the exception that some Apple products also increase productivity. Hence Apple will impact the market, but with the GDP of the Swiss, their services and banks--I doubt it will make an impact.

Comment: Re:Too many unfixed things (Score 1) 172

by recharged95 (#49226575) Attached to: Google Announces Android 5.1

Basically 5.1 is a "steal some PR from Apple iOS Spring Event" release vs a feature update release.

I'm tried on all Android and iOS updates. They fail on 6mos old phones making them slow, battery hogs and buggy (remember the iOS simcard issue? or the Android battery hog issue?). It's not right for those who don't want to buy the latest phone every 3 mos.

Comment: Re:Hm (Score 1) 167

by recharged95 (#49175187) Attached to: Marissa Mayer On Turning Around Yahoo

Actually CEOs were somewhat different 15yrs ago. Remember the $1/day salary? There's very few CEOs nowadays that follow that paradigm... Today, there's so much VC and Wall Street influnence, and the social network, aka "club" mentality from the kiddies coming out of the universities--it's much a unfair racket as any other Wall Street business.

Comment: It's a myth (Score 1) 158

by recharged95 (#49148687) Attached to: Invented-Here Syndrome

"Invented here" is somewhat a illusion.

Working with frameworks and other people's code is a engineering problem (design, integration, etc..)

Developing code is a computer programming problem.

Two different problems, and why Software Engineerings are [desired] unicorns in very large software projects.

Comment: Free cars? (Score 1) 77

by recharged95 (#49020623) Attached to: The Prickly Partnership Between Uber and Google

You're missing the point.

Automation precedes scale. Once Google automates the vehicles, the cost of the vehicle should go down technically. Then we're looking at disposable cars or reusable car parts. The capital costs should go down a lot.

Of course, that's all theory in the non-Internet, physical world (i.e. it worked for the Internet, but there's not much physical in the internet world...)

Comment: Mobile will be a HUGE lesson for open source/Linux (Score 4, Insightful) 177

by recharged95 (#49009169) Attached to: The First Ubuntu Phone Is Here, With Underwhelming Hardware

Obviously Ubuntu devs thought the biggest selling point for this phone was that it was running Ubuntu/linux.

We've been here before, it was called OpenMoko. Though that project blazed the trails for ARM-based Linux, it never got off the ground due to the lack of driver support (the chipset guys knew it) and underwhelming h/w. Once an openmoko developer, and seeing how ARM linux has evolved, we really haven't progress much aside from getting driver support and Android (though the biggest mobile player, has an OS that runs less efficient than iOS, BB, WP7).

I'm starting to believe that Linux has finally hit a limit--it excels in the business (server, routers, robots). Forget the direct-to-consumer space--it's not gonna happen, and Ubuntu phone sort of solidifies it w/all the hype that came with it. Hi, FreeRunner 2....

Comment: Re:they're a disaster (Score 1) 124

by recharged95 (#48995447) Attached to: Programming Safety Into Self-Driving Cars

Mod this up. Look at the Audi CES example. Reporters sat in the drivers seat 100% of the drive and the car was not autonomous in SF/Urban areas and steep hill climbs to Vegas... And it was a nice sunny day...

And the 80% of those roads from SF to Vegas is a nearly perfectly straight: a freeway called the I-5... and another one called the I-15. It was more of a demonstration of active speed control than driverless! Hard to not go straight in a car with laser alignment. I can sleep on the I5 for 20min and likely not hit anything (it's that straight).

Driverless cars are the future, but way overblown. we're just going through a hype cycle.

Comment: It's a lab experiment (Score 1) 958

by recharged95 (#48970769) Attached to: Science's Biggest Failure: Everything About Diet and Fitness

[science/fact based] Diets are a lab experiement. They dont consider the system, i.e. you stress levels, environment, DNA, etc... It purely looks at calorie intake and energy and that's pretty much it. Diets never considered anything else and that's the flawed part of the science--much like studying just the wind and never looking at barometric pressure to determine if it's going to rain.

Since there's a motivation of cash with diets, science really gets pushed to the side. Much like using science to help you find a date.

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