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Comment Re:Wait a minute (Score 1) 285

Banning LUA because it's a munition. I did not know that - rofl - but it sure sounds like America. Just ban a language. That has already been "exported" and has many programmers and companies perfectly adept in it. Please everyone, unlearn LUA now! Anyway I'm in Central America (Costa Rica) - I was just joking about the routers. But yeah good idea to stay as far away from American tainted merchandise as possible I guess.

Comment Re:Wolfram's A New Kind of Science (Score 1) 600

Math is a tool, nothing more. The universe doesn't give a damn about math - that's an abstract human model that happens to simplify things for us so we can understand abstract concepts. No, the universe follows its own set of rules and proportion, and we make math to describe it to ourselves.

Comment Re:hmmm.... (Score 1) 600

Yeah, it's like chemistry. Geometry, the actual shapes of molecules, sizes and charge distribution/volume of atoms, all of these affect chemical properties. We've gotten to the point where we can easily predict certain reactions merely by thinking a little about a given molecule. One day maybe we'll find out what's behind the geometry that's forcing the basic stuff of matter to fit together the way it does.

Comment Re:42 (Score 1) 600

Yes and no. If it's a machine then it's a very badly assembled, and shoddily coded machine. It keeps interrupting itself, it hardly ever stays focused on a task without a great deal of training, it produces irrational thoughts and sometimes even causes its host to act upon them. One advantage, however, is that it is capable of 100% never been seen before "creativity" once in a while, as well. Code me a machine that can do all that, and I will agree you have reproduced a human brain.

Comment Re:AMD multi-display problems (Score 1) 148

I understand, and it must be a PITA for you if you absolutely must have the latest tech, bugs and all. But the software and even firmware industry now have a policy of "release THEN patch". I've always thought this irresponsible since the trend started in the 80's (before that programs were usually shipped bug free and fully tested - of course they were simpler programs too). With the advent of the internet companies got even sloppier. I mean, who DOESN'T have an internet connection to download a patch nowadays? Sigh.

So while it's not unreasonable to insist on getting value for your money, it is unreasonable to assume that the software industry responsible for your drivers will change habits that have been entrenched for many years, just to keep you happy. Their answer will be "wait a couple months and there'll be a patch that addresses this issue".

Comment Re:AMD multi-display problems (Score 2) 148

Driver nightmares? I have zero driver problems on my PC. Of course I never buy the "bleeding edge" brand new "hot video-card for this year just in time for Christmas", either. I'm perfectly happy being one or two generations behind, where cards and drivers are less buggy. I don't think it's so much a PC vs console issue as it is an "early adopter" issue. It's not only software companies that crowd-source the "beta test" of their products, apparently.

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