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Comment I don't see any OO (Score 2) 27

The Github page doesn't give any examples that look like OO to me, which is A) not surprising, because what the hell would an OO markup language look like and B) very surprising, given that the whole DOM is OO from the ground up in modern rendering engines.

Anyway, on a tangent...

I see no real call for OO in web rendering, but the one thing I think is missing from HTML is the ability to parameterise things like column widths etc. Why cant I call column 1's width "x" and ask the renderer to make column 2's width "3x"? Or use these parameters across tables, so that the columns in table 1, table 2 and table 3 are all the same size?

I know this can be done with CSS, but in order to do that, I need to choose a particular size -- I can say "I don't care about the actual size, but these 3 things should all be as big as each other."

Comment Re:Fine (Score 1) 112

Most stuff on youtube isn't worth a dime any way... Hateful or not.

I don't know about most stuff. I find the tutorials on how to do stuff around the house pretty useful when the washing machine won't drain. Also, there are some rare clips of musical performances from years gone by that are impossible to find anywhere else (Bill Evans Quartet playing in someone's living room in Finland comes to mind)

But the videos advertisers are running away from are the ones where some guy in his mom's basement is looking into a camera and telling you his Very Important Opinions on why bitches are ruining video games or something.

If you read some of the AC comments above "The blacks have lower IQs. FACT!" you get an idea of why the entire YouTube jackoff culture might turn off people with money to spend (advertisers). I'm not sure it's fair to blame Google or YouTube for the fact that the advertisers choose to look for other avenues.

By the way, here is an excerpt from the Bill Evans video I referenced. For jazz musicians and fans, this is like finding the Dead Sea Scrolls. Eddie Gomez is especially impressive on bass.

Comment Re: I didn't notice (Score 1) 112

They can provide a subscription service

YouTube does provide a subscription service. YouTube Red.

I've been test-driving Google Play Music as an alternative to Spotify recently, and subscribing to Google Play Music includes a subscription to YouTube Red. It's nice to not worry about ads or anti-adblock measures from YouTube any more. It's a couple of bucks a month and for people who watch a lot of YouTube, it's pretty reasonable.

Comment Re:Unlikely (Score 1) 236

Nope, never been to San Diego. And while America is producing things like Trump and thinking them "normal", I don't think I'll be going.

We have huge canyons, valleys, and hills

Canyons : sites of erosion at tihs time, destroying (after exposing) the rocks and any fossils they contain. Hills similarly are sites of erosion. Valleys : sometime erosion, sometimes deposition as they transport sediment down-valley to temporary or less-temporary storage on their way to the sea. but definitely the valleys are the best chances for finding sites of deposition.

I guarantee with more ground penetrating radar or other scanning techniques there are other samples waiting to be found.

GPR - I've only used GPR down to about 40ft below sediment surface, and we couldn't get a good enough reading to be sure which structures were inclined bedding or void. not the easiest of things to interpret, as you'll know from your own work.

"Other scanning techniques?" Such as?

Still, being able to detect structure down to 40ft below surface doesn't give you permission to dig there, or the funding for the dig. Or the personnel. All the joys of trying to do science in a word of constrained funding and a population who, on average, don't give a flying fuck.

Comment Re:One very quick thought ... (Score 1) 236

Gobekli Tepe (thank you, Slashdot's non-Latin incompetence) is truly fascinating, but would only push the origin of "civilisation" back by 3 or 4 thousand years from early Egyptian and Mesopotamian cities (and since it's late at night, I can't remember the oldest of the Chinese or (Latin)American cities). A step back, but not exactly a surprising one.

But Gobekli Tepe does raise a real question. Where the fsck did the workforce who built it live while building it, and what did they eat? We may have an answer for Stonehenge (NB: "may") ; for Stonehenge's predecessors like Brodgar, we just don't know. People are looking, but ... there is no guarantee that the evidence hasn't been ploughed up in the Dark Ages. And in the Roman era. And in the mid-Iron Age.

Comment Re:One very quick thought ... (Score 1) 236

Useful points (sorry!) on knapping etc.

I was just trying to find some usabel bathymetry data for the San Diego area, and while I'm not exactly sure, at about the time of this site (accepting the dating ; I don't see any major holes in it), it was 10 to 20km in from the coast. More strictly, from the 100m isobath, as an estimate of the sealevel at 130kyr. (No, I haven't even looked for an isostatic curve for the area. Though posing the question does suggest where to start looking.)

Comment Re:AI killing industry (Score 1) 121

A combination of art and science will eventually be able to produce completely convincing audio forgeries

"completely convincing" against what level of sceptical and detailed investigation?

(I'll admit that in contravention of my normal habits, I haven't RTFA, or even tried to find the origina source. But since I've got two hearing aids in as I type, and have never in my life understood why people waste thier time with music, I doubt there'd be any point in listening to any sounds in the report. I often can hardly recognise what I'm saying, let alone anyone else.)

The world of tricking politicians and press offices with Photoshopped images has been going on for ... about 3 days fewer than Photoshop has existed. And the same practises happened in decades and centuries before then - not excluding my crude darkroom efforts for the rag mag (you remember - dark room full of trays of chemicals. NOT the software!) or Holbein and the infamous Mare of Flanders. And just as long, more skilled operatives have been detecting the fakes and exposing them. Having had to do some photo-interpretation for mapping, I've had to pay a bit closer attention to photographs than most people, and I know I'm not particularly skilled or experienced at it. I sometimes wonder how thick some of the people who get fooled by the worse forgeries can be.

So, these first - well, most-recent - efforts at voice synthesis are not particularly convincing. But they'll improve. And the people detecting the fakes will improve. It's what's called an "arms race".

Comment Libtard thermometers (Score 0) 157

Thermometers are just tools of libtard propaganda. I mean, how can I possibly have a so-called "fever" if my feet are cold? Where are the peer-reviewed scientific papers that show thermometers aren't a hoax? And I don't mean in libtard fake "scientific" journals like Nature, but in legitimate journals like this one:

Trump needs to outlaw thermometers, is what.

Comment Re:BeauHD, can we get some programming subs? (Score 1) 90

I'm not going to create yet another online account just to submit content here to you for free!

Wait a minute. You're complaint is that you don't want to submit content for free but you want more articles about an open source programming language?

You might want to think that through.

Comment Re:Bleep this (Score 2) 34

(Fucking salt lamps, really? I knew people were stupid, but come on)

One of my neighbors got a salt lamp for Christmas and put it on the curb for garbage pickup by New Year's Eve. I saw it when I was walking the dog and snatched it up. I was hoping to wrap it again and re-gift it to someone as a gag, but my wife saw it and plugged it in. Now it sits as a night light on the counter in the hallway going to the bathroom. True story.

I don't know about any health benefits, but it is strangely attractive. A light bulb inside a lump of salt. Who would've thunk it?

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