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Comment Nvidia Shield. (Score 1) 373

  • The entire Android store's selection. Games are cheap (and avoid any 'pay to play' ones).
  • Load it full of emulators or MAME.
  • It'll be a Kodi box for media streaming.
  • Intstall Lil' Debie and have a full Debian chroot environment.

My Android STB has 8 cores, plays 4k content decently well. My wife's Christmas present is going to be a Bluetooth NES controller so we can play the games we grew up with.

Comment Re:It's not only GMO (Score 1) 514

First it is not a paint, it is a carotenoid if you want to be scientifically correct. However in not manner is it a paint.
Color in salmon is also based on species, a lot of farm salmon don't use species that turn a less red shade after eating the appropriate carotenoids. In addition depending on the species you have a percentage of wild fish that not affected by carotenoids. Finally the time of the year the wild fish was harvested will dictate the color.
As for marketing that info on the red color is really old. For the past couple of years the white salmon have been the most prized. You will find it marketed as ivory or other names.

Comment So... they reinvented the union. (Score 3, Interesting) 113

Right now when something is being built the builders call up the local unions and say "I'm going to need 5 Union plumbers and 2 Union electricians for 6 weeks".

Present a single front to all companies needing developers for work weeks, salary and benefits.

Just call it a Union. (And that's not a bad thing).

Comment Re:Depends on what the robot is doing (Score 2) 50

> simple as cook a steak properly, a process that requires experience, judgement, and touch.

It doesn't require any of that.

You could easily build a thermal model of a steak and have something cook it exactly to your specifications. I'm still at a loss as to why ovens don't have ramp and soak functions. Industrial ovens control temp very accurately for metal working and solder reflow, there's no reason a home oven can't do that.

> recognising which parts are unpalatable or tough,

Visual recognition systems on production lines aren't new. They just need to be made cheaper.

> smell and sound and even things as subtle as regulating how much force you are using based on how much resistance your tools are meeting.

And we don't have chemical sensors to identify smells (or even things that have no smell), microphones or force sensors?

Comment "5 Free Calculus Text Books" - Slashdot 2014. (Score 1) 363

My local university has one that is completely free and has the source code available upon request. I'm trying to 'rewrite' it in an iPython notebook similar to the AeroPy.

I haven't lectured in two years. I've of course been teaching, but have stopped using the method known as "the lecture"—delivering a set amount of material (aka, "covering") from the front of the classroom to a group of mostly quiet, note-taking students. Like greater profs before me, I am a converted lecturer.1

It was Spring 2012 when I went full-steam ahead with the flipped classroom idea for my Computational Fluid Dynamics course. I've written before about how this came about, but the impetus resulted from already having done the lecture capture, live, in a previous version of the CFD course. I uploaded the videos from that live lecture capture to YouTube (after minor editing and cutting into segments) where, since then, they have collected nearly 220,000 public views (checked 20 April'14). My challenge that semester was coming up with class activities—but that should be the topic of another post.

- AeroPy.

Comment Re:Chuckle (Score 1) 309

Or check the various key sell sites. Got Batman with the season pass for around $30 during the time they were fixing it.
Besides those rare times I am of the same mind. Let other pay for the game I'll pick it up in the next holiday sale. Until then I am playing all the games I got during the last holiday sale.

Intel CPUs are not defective, they just act that way. -- Henry Spencer