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Comment: Re: It Has Begun! (Score 4, Insightful) 53

by tysonedwards (#49500749) Attached to: Resistance To Antibiotics Found In Isolated Amazonian Tribe
Or, as a more plausible answer, said microbes are capable of being transplanted quite easily, such as by winds, rains, migratory birds, and the like. That's not even mentioning contaminants that simply enter the water table from neighboring civilizations and are drank unknowingly by this people or their sources of food.

Comment: Re: The tarnishing of spirits really helps (Score 1, Insightful) 228

by tysonedwards (#49431413) Attached to: Amid Controversy, Construction of Telescope In Hawaii Halted
And the reason why there are no cities nearby is precisely because the land is sacred. When the U.S. came to Hawaii, they took much of the native people's lands. The idea of mass demolition of a holy site simply because it does not appear to comply with angio-saxon definitions of what should and should not be holy is not a matter that should be taken flippantlyly. Consider various Native American tribes practices and and ideals with regards to respect for land. It is the source of life. The act of destroying it violently could be seen as offensive.

Comment: Re:Not forced. (Score 1) 536

Per TFA, DSL and Dial-Up are not available as CenturyLink will not install him as they are on Permanent Exhaust, despite previously quoting availability and scheduling an install for both telephone and DSL services.

The owner is presently using cellular internet to do his work at extensive additional costs due to metered bandwidth, but it's his only option due to being lied to by these companies multiple times for months in advance of purchase and after move in.

Comment: Re:Quantum Computing Required? (Score 1) 294

by tysonedwards (#49328957) Attached to: Steve Wozniak Now Afraid of AI Too, Just Like Elon Musk
And problems today are with scalability, and handling not just "2+2" but "2+[n...]" done a near infinite number of times. It is about algorithmic operations on continuous input that require adaptive understanding of whether said data is important, and finding relative context within the data so that patterns can begin to emerge. Getting to 2+2 faster isn't the goal of quantum computing, AI, or whatever else for that matter... Helping the system to understanding why the question is important is.

Comment: Re:Quantum Computing Required? (Score 1) 294

by tysonedwards (#49327945) Attached to: Steve Wozniak Now Afraid of AI Too, Just Like Elon Musk
It's a matter of the right algorithms being written that are sufficiently optimized and capable of adapting to changing stimulus. In fact, we have systems that do just this in very limited contexts today in the field of machine learning algorithms, neural net technologies, and even the various high frequency trading systems in use within the stock market. These are the building blocks upon which a meaningful AI could one day be built, and would itself not require a complete revision in terms of how our technology needs be invented. Older algorithms were insanely efficient because older processors were extremely limited and engineers needed to keep the cruft out to ensure that their code runs effectively. At present, an simplistic tasks link out to extensive and massive external libraries by nature of them existing and making new development easier. The problem is that these overly powerful devices upon which everything now runs, code is allowed to be increasingly inefficient because the "good enough" law has permeated the industry. Quantum Computing is a crutch to allow our present "sloppy" practices to continue as effective performance of the chips will go up several orders of magnitude over what we have today.

Comment: Re:Headaches part 2 electric boogaloo (Score 2) 68

by tysonedwards (#49292345) Attached to: Nintendo To Announce Virtual Boy 2
Think of it this way... Each column *can* display up to 3 shades simultaneously, but those shade choices within those columns *can* be any of 128 levels of intensity.

Think of it as "Column 1" shades value "1,2,3" and "Column 2" shades value "4,5,6". Each pixel need not be completely off and completely on.

Comment: Re:Parody (Score 2) 255

by tysonedwards (#49174305) Attached to: Gritty 'Power Rangers' Short Is Not Fair Use
One may argue that the alternate take of characters as being pawns in an intergalactic war that they know nothing about could be described as "a deliberate exaggeration for comedic effect". By definition, the situation depicted including their failure due to a lack of knowledge on the true nature of what they were involved in would be described as a "comedy of errors", and as such fit the legal definition.

Comment: Re:Easy of porting over is the key (Score 4, Insightful) 199

by tysonedwards (#49138353) Attached to: The State of Linux Gaming In the SteamOS Era
Indies are porting to Linux because the idea of a Linux game means that they'll get some love that they wouldn't otherwise get. It's a market that is presently untapped as most big studios haven't yet come to care about Linux as a platform. They ship Linux, they get guaranteed press, ergo more sales.

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