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Comment: Re:amazing (Score 1) 279

by wisnoskij (#49119045) Attached to: Intel Moving Forward With 10nm, Will Switch Away From Silicon For 7nm
Specifically, above and beyond any advanced AI software we would need dedicated hardware designed from the ground up for the task. Getting a computer to emulate a human with a generic processor, is like saying when will our general CPUs be powerful enough that we can just forget about getting a video card. A processor designed for general purpose computing will never be powerful enough to simulate a powerful specialized processor like a human brain.

Comment: Re:amazing (Score 1) 279

by wisnoskij (#49118941) Attached to: Intel Moving Forward With 10nm, Will Switch Away From Silicon For 7nm
It seem to me at this point the biggest improvements will have to be architectural. It is not like size is a constraint, processors could be 20 times bigger and still be small enough for a desktop. The problem is designing one where latency does not kill its efficiency.

Or atoms are like 99.99% empty space, I wonder if we could break the atom barrier and cut away at all that wasted space (push atoms closer together then you find naturally).

Comment: Re:How does this compare to radio? (Score 1) 303

by wisnoskij (#49112677) Attached to: Pandora Pays Artists $0.001 Per Stream, Thinks This Is "Very Fair"
I would be more interested to hear how much they made per stream. It is just ad based right? You do not make that much off of an individual seeing an ad for 5 minutes. The average user probably listens for hours at a time, which will come out to like 15 cents, which is loads more that I would of thought an ad company would give them for a single user.

Comment: Re:I.D. (Score 1) 95

by wisnoskij (#49105047) Attached to: Humans' Big Brains Linked To a Small Stretch of DNA
Lol. Just lol. You obviously have not put much thought into this. If you had bothered to get up and look around you would have found that all of the long lasting species have incredibly small brains. Brains are far too demanding of vast quantities of meat, and cause too many natal problems to survive any significant changing conditions.

Look at how successfully early humans survived all over the globe, in almost every climate

Yes along side thousands of other species that are even more widely dispersed and which have been at the game of survival thousands (in some cases billions) of times longer. Come talk to me after humans has surpassed the average mammalian species lifespan (although, at that point the dodo will still have them beat).

Comment: Re:disclosure (Score 4, Insightful) 437

by wisnoskij (#49103597) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests
I don't know about that. If you base your belief in the integrity of the scientist conducting the research instead of repeat-ability and peer review process, I think that is a little misguided. If you are saying that to trust hat a plane I am getting on will on not crash, I have to trust a series of hundreds of scientist's integrity, than I disagree. It does not matter what whit if one of them was an adulterer, a liar, or a thief, only if their processes were solid (as verified by peer review), and there experiments could suffer repetition by interested third parties.

Comment: Sounds Good to Me (Score 1, Informative) 437

by wisnoskij (#49103437) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests
If the fossil fuel industry wants to spend their money, that sounds great. I am not going to complain that they are wasting their money, and research in to alternative reasons why the climate is changing is important. As for declaring where his funding comes from, why? A scientific paper must stand alone, and not be judged by any other standard than if its logic is correct and if it is repeatable. All research is funded by someone, and no one is going to fund a paper that they have no conflicts of interest in. Probably far more worrisome is that each and every researcher has a huge personal and professional conflict of interest to have their research hypothesis proved correct and find interesting publishable results. That the funding also ubiquitously comes partied have how huge expectations of getting the results they want can also cause problems, but since no one has yet found a way to conduct research for free, it is not a solvable problem.

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