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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun on His Quest to Unleash Deep Learning and Make Machines Smarter. Feb 25, 2015, 15:59 BobBob
 
Thought provoking ...  
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News Comments > SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week
27. Re: SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week Feb 24, 2015, 01:36 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 01:30:
BobBob wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 01:24:
kb/m?

With a Steam Button that opens the Steam App automatically and purchases the first thing in your wishlist!

Well indeed, but it should require a random 20 character CAPTCHA to prevent hasty purchases. Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2015, 01:30 BobBob
 
Ever been to Legoland? Just don't bring any sharp weapons. Well duh, right? I mean so you don't try to kill yourself from mind-wrecking boredom.  
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24. Re: SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week Feb 24, 2015, 01:24 BobBob
 
kb/m?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2015, 10:36 BobBob
 
Oscars, what? Oh that, was past my bedtime.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2015, 14:04 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 13:43:
BobBob wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 13:31:
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 12:17:
I don't understand why cities use salt when there are perfect alternatives in sand and other vegetal matter.

I only use salt on scrambled eggs or popcorn.

I don't even use it for that. It's warm enough here that I swim in the ocean year round, and get enough salt by accidentally swallowing seawater. Been swimming lately? Devilish

Of course, I dive off 100 feet cliffs, swim with the dolphins, ride on top of whales, and fist-fights sharks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2015, 13:31 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 12:17:
I don't understand why cities use salt when there are perfect alternatives in sand and other vegetal matter.

I only use salt on scrambled eggs or popcorn.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2015, 18:33 BobBob
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 18:13:
No problem.

I think it's an easy movie to hate, and yeah Lindelhof has interesting ideas but doesn't wrap things up very nicely from what I've seen. Especially in sci-fi it's easy to get rubbed the wrong way, because it's all so speculative that people forget it's important to ground it in characters. Blade Runner is mostly just Ford walking around gumshoeing and it works really well.

The space movie that shocked me was "Sunshine". It started out great only to become a horror flick toward the end. I was fairly skeptical of the promises of any new space-themed-science-fiction movie thereafter. The other space science fiction movie that was a major disappointment was "Interstellar". I could go on and on about how upsetting the contradictions were in the plot and the lack of believable character development, but I'll refrain.

There are a some good recent ones. Edge of Tomorrow was decent, simple and entertaining. It didn't trigger that 'what the hell ...' feeling - it had a solid plot, consistent characters, etc. Gravity was okay for that amusement park ride feeling but left nothing rememberable for the mind to ponder. I found Oblivion interesting, though somewhat predictable toward the end but acceptable. It seems Tom Cruise knows how to pick a movie that 'doesn't suck'.

Still, for most science fiction, I recommend reading books. Especially from the great masters. Nothing can compare to knowing what goes inside a character's head during a story. Or the philosophical insights that only an author can express (via written words) by standing outside of time and space (of the story itself) to give the reader something to think about and reflect upon.
 
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News Comments > Greg Zeschuk Returns to Games
8. Re: Greg Zeschuk Returns to Games Feb 19, 2015, 17:52 BobBob
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 17:36:
BobBob wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 17:29:
This will become Generation S (for stupid) if kids stop reading books.
Said every generation since the invention of the radio.

The evidence speaks for itself.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Why do mirrors flip horizontally (but not vertically)? Feb 19, 2015, 17:36 BobBob
 
She's cute and educational. Subscribed.  
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News Comments > Greg Zeschuk Returns to Games
6. Re: Greg Zeschuk Returns to Games Feb 19, 2015, 17:29 BobBob
 
This will become Generation S (for stupid) if kids stop reading books.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 23:17 BobBob
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 21:32:
You are right, Nin. WAY too many people get pets without any thought into what effort will be required to care for the pet.

Dogs are cool, but I have no desire to "clean up" after one of them. Not too mention the issue with them needing to go out when there's snow on the ground and/or its zero degrees out.

Wait a few years. Your perfect dog will be customizable and probably include free shipping. Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 13:59 BobBob
 
Have you ever communicated with your 'pet' so well that you were able to ask it, "Do you wish to be a pet or be free?" and got an answer that is 100% convincing?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 13:51 BobBob
 
Blue wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 13:30:
So the people going on a suicide mission aren't suitable because they lack long term survival instinct?

The main point of our going to Mars is for exploration, survival and expansion of the human race beyond Earth -- which arguably can only sustain human life for a limited time to come.

We shouldn't be sending people who are willing to go on a suicide mission -- period. Their first motive is a 'glorious suicide', anything else is secondary. It's nothing like the past noble space explorations. It's not a true mission to Mars that is meant to discover the planet, bring back new knowledge and experiences, and - most importantly - encourage others to become Martian colonists. It's more akin to doctor assisted suicide accompanied by a fancy theme park ride.

It reminds of this.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 13:18 BobBob
 
Interesting, I would think the people who currently qualify to go on one way trip to Mars lack the survival instinct to return, thus should be disqualified as they do not represent the kind of individuals that are needed long-term to survive, discover, progress and colonize the planet. My logic sounds backwards but give it some more thought. Essentially, the candidates are willing to commit a 'glorious suicide', but that's not what humanity needs for a sustainable future. It would be the equivalent of testing mice in a maze and passing only those who are willing to jump over a ledge to a lower level (unable to ever return) in order to get the cheese. Sure the mouse got the cheese but in the end it died from lack of foresight -- not exactly a genetic trait that desirable to pass on. The best mouse would be one wants to go back, and only leaps if it's possible, in order to store the cheese for later.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 17, 2015, 12:49 BobBob
 
Blue wrote on Feb 17, 2015, 12:40:
The weather is much nicer in San Diego... you really need to move out of that hellhole and get to someplace really nice.

Actually, where I am the climate is considered better than San Diego. Thumbsup

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 17, 2015, 12:27 BobBob
 
Nevermind.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2015, 20:31 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 16, 2015, 11:34:
Damn, it's been colder n' a witch's teet around here last few days. Cannot wait for this goddamned month to be over.

You thinks that's bad? We had a marine layer until around 8 a.m. Missed my morning sunrise. It messed up my morning 6 to 7 a.m. beach walk. Fortunately, the sunset was perfectly clear.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2015, 16:26 BobBob
 
Educational summary of the day: Rich celebrities go to rehab, poor folks go to prison. Got it.  
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