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Submission + - After Go, the next frontier in Artificail Intelligence is Starcraft (

braindrainbahrain writes: Having conquered checkers, chess, and more recently Go, artificial intelligence research now looks at the next frontier: the popular real-time strategy game of Starcraft. Deep Mind, the Google company that defeated the Go champoin, is now considering the game which would require the AI to deal with hidden information and player bluffing..

Submission + - Apple loses trademark case in the Philippines

ianalis writes: Apple's overzealous IP protection hit a snag in the Philippines when the country's Intellectual Property Office threw out their case against local company Solid Broadband for their brand MyPhone. Part of the May 19 decision reads "“This is a case of a giant trying to claim more territory than what it is entitled to, to the great prejudice of a local ‘Pinoy Phone’ merchant who has managed to obtain a significant foothold in the mobile phone market through the marketing and sale of innovative products under a very distinctive trademark.” The first MyPhone was launched a few months after the release of the first IPhone.

Comment SeaMonkey ain't a new project (Score 1) 158

I'm quite puzzled about the plug for SeaMonkey because it's not a new project. SeaMonkey is the successor of the original Netscape/Mozilla browser suite and it was the flagship product of Mozilla then. Firefox (originally named Phoenix then Firebird) was created in response to the bloat of Mozilla.

I'm relying only on my memory and didn't double check the facts so I may be wrong but I feel the OP seems to be too young to know this which is a bit shocking because I'm just 29.

Comment Re:Is there nothing else left to study? (Score 2) 138

“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.”
  Henri Poincare

Comment Re:Network meltdown due to hub cross-connects (Score 4, Interesting) 305

According to CCNA Sem 1, a hub is a multiport repeater that operates in layer 1. A switch is a multiport bridge that operates in layer 2. I thought these definitions are universally accepted and used, until I used non-Cisco devices. I now have to refer to L2 and L3 switches even if CCNA taught me that these are switches and routers, respectively.

Comment I did! (Score 1) 142

As a researcher, it will make my life easier in case I move on to studying Facebook. Everything in there is publicly available.

According to the README file, the download contains the following:

The script used to generate these files (v1)
The script that will be used for the second pass (v2)
The full URLs to every profile
All names, including duplicates
All names, no duplicates
All names, no duplicates but with a count
All first names (with count)
All last names (with count)
All first initial last name (with count)
All first name last initial (with count)

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