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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) 292

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) 292

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.

Comment: Re: Holy shit! (Score 1) 80

Musculature shapes bone development. While very similar, the radius and ulna are not identical between two arms because people are not typically ambidextrious, and will naturally favor one over the other. Having a mirror is obviously a good place to start with, but not a great answer as the musculature will be slightly different lengths, strengths, and attachment ridges upon which they hang. Inferring what those differences should be and computing them is a non-trivial task. Having a known good sample that all are expected to participate in is a trivial task, comparitively as it can be completed during regularly scheduled physicals prior to deployment.

Comment: Re: Apropos of nothing... (Score 1) 215

by tysonedwards (#49013643) Attached to: Silk Road Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty After Federal Sting
Ergo "brandishing a firearm in a threatening manner in a public location". Whether a third party deems someone's open carrying of a firearm as being shown in a fashion that will be deemed threatening is up to the individual seeing said act. The comfort of the individual is entirely at issue here.

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