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Comment Re:little evidence to support the theory. (Score 1) 175

Yeah, I've learned the hard way. IOS 7 next to brocked my iphone 4 - wifi died after upgrade, which is very common occurance. Unfortunately I also updated iPad and can't go back to IOS 6. It's almost unusable with the newer software. But the trick is on Apple, as I'm not buying another tablet after this one dies.

I type this from Macbook pro 2011. The fact that they want me to upgrade every 4 years is telling me I should not "upgrade" to El capitan and newer. And more - it's telling me I should check if ubuntu on windows is useful enough to switch after my mac dies.

Sorry Apple, but no, thanks.

Comment What hardware do they use? (Score 1) 119

I can't find anywhere what hardware is used in the game, and also what hardware was used for training.

I assume it's a cluster of computers talking to each other, writing down trees of possible moves (to RAM, but still writing down), after they have played more games than a single human could in their lifetime against one human brain who is not allowed to talk to other players and has only seen a small fraction of games the AI version has.

Yes, computers with enough resources to compute numerous trees will win. But human brain is still more creative. And incredible, considering how much it can do on a much smaller sample of data and ridiculously small short term memory (sth like 7-10 items only!)

Comment Linux desktop architecture is a joke (Score 1) 785

>Recently, on one Devuan box, I noticed that KDE power management (Powerdevil) no longer supported suspend and hibernate.

You know what the problem with that is? Why on earth does KDE even includes power management? And network manager and and and. All those should be just deamons or command line utilities common to all the distros.

Linux is so fragmented it's not even funny. Forked to oblivion.

I fear the day where Apple finally makes OSX as dumb as iOS is. As since Ubuntu switched to unity there's basically no real alternative. It's so sad how fast it went all downhill since what, 2012 or something. Crazy.

And systemd is just another nail in the coffin.

Comment Re:Nostalgic for Windows 7? (Score 1) 640

Uhm my mac is model 2011, never reinstalled it, never cared much for cleaning it or whatever.
Still works pretty ok. I used to reinstall Windows alot. Not sure what it is that Windows is doing wrong, but something is fundamentally wrong with the way installs / updates are managed the system will get clogged no matter what.

Comment Seiza? (Score 1) 235

Funny, I was just exploring alternative options for my office.

I hate chairs. There is no way anybody use chairs "as intended", e.g. straight back etc. It just doesn't work. Sooner or later you'll crumble in one way or another.

I'm 34, but I've been working with computers for 16 years. Right now I have pain in my left arm, and tickling in my fingers. Probably injured nerve in my neck or sth.

Besides, posture is very important also for the mind. Good posture = better concentration. Buddhists, zen-Buddhists and yogis have figured that a long time ago.

  This seems an interesting alternative: http://www.zafu.net/zenoffice.html Not really expensive. I might just order it and try it. I find seiza position quite comfortable, but haven't found any studies on long term health effects. It could slow down blood circulation in legs, which again is not very healthy.

Comment Re:Still at 5 here (Score 1) 204

I think in general there's more inovation in Java EE than Java JRE at this point.

What people don't see is that Microsoft changed c# very much from the early days, trying to compete with Java.
Dynamic types were addedd to support LINQ, which was added to counter the raise of ORM like Hibernate and later JPA.

In reality, MS has no strategy, they are just adding and adding fetaures, which are percived as invoation, but in reality are just lack of platform strategy. Throw it to the wall and se what sticks is what they do.

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