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Signed On Jun 25, 2004, 06:23
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2017, 16:29 Dan =0)
 
Well for starters: Photographic memory doesn't exist.

There is no demonstrable evidence that it does exist.

If only Kim Peek were still around...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2017, 20:18 Dan =0)
 
Re: "Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer."

Agreed with Cutter, essentially. The writer does not offer up his own explanation as to, say, where memory may be stored. And, he is not a neuroscientist, but a psychologist. Different fields, though related?

FTA:
The IP perspective requires the player to formulate an estimate of various initial conditions of the ball’s flight – the force of the impact, the angle of the trajectory, that kind of thing – then to create and analyse an internal model of the path along which the ball will likely move, then to use that model to guide and adjust motor movements continuously in time in order to intercept the ball.

That is all well and good if we functioned as computers do, but McBeath and his colleagues gave a simpler account: to catch the ball, the player simply needs to keep moving in a way that keeps the ball in a constant visual relationship with respect to home plate and the surrounding scenery (technically, in a ‘linear optical trajectory’). This might sound complicated, but it is actually incredibly simple, and completely free of computations, representations and algorithms.

Don't humans essentially do what is indicated in the first bit, at least on a subconscious level, based on the present sensory input? (e.g. sound of the bat cracking against the ball, visual flight path of the ball, fuzzy estimation)

Fortunately, because the IP metaphor is not even slightly valid,
Why...? What does the author have to offer?

...unnecessary intellectual baggage
Really? Stoop to this?

I can understand what the author is stating about each individuals brain having its own unique arrangement of (trillions of) neurons based on life experiences and genetics, but there has to be some sort of "basic model" from which those individualistic models branch, and to suggest nothing terribly substantive in place of trouncing established metaphor is, at best, misguided.

Dan =0) (Disclaimer: Not a neuroscientist or doctor, though I play one on stage.)
 
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News Comments > New Star Trek Online Season
5. Re: New Star Trek Online Season Oct 4, 2017, 16:24 Dan =0)
 
Blue wrote:
Star Trek Online, the MMORPG that boldly goes, or makes it so, depending on your generation.

I see what you did there.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Apr 1, 2017, 02:55 Dan =0)
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 20:55:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 20:51:
Being cruel to animals is terrible, but that looks like Brazil, and those are most likely a pack of wild dogs. Better they get euthanized before they maim or kill someone. Russia, suprisingly, has a similar problem with packs of wild dogs running the streets.

Literally, that's not some sort of political commentary, there are packs of wild dogs in Moscow, as of last year at least.

Yeah, but the difference is that fucking goof went after the dog when it was just minding its own business. Too bad he didn't break a leg or something in the process. Maybe the dogs are getting Planet of the Apes smart. Planet of the Pooches. Speaking of which, can't wait for the third one this summer.

I am reminded of this.



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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 12, 2017, 14:52 Dan =0)
 
Just hire Peter the Meter Reader, then.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWP1Ix653Nk

Dan =0P
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 28, 2016, 22:49 Dan =0)
 
Sorry for your loss, nin

Sigh.

I was thinking of this earlier re 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aplSQGHPmvI

This comment was edited on Dec 28, 2016, 22:56.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Sep 6, 2016, 22:17 Dan =0)
 
And it's in Czech (which means I pretty much understood it all without subtitles).

:-D

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 13, 2016, 21:07 Dan =0)
 
""Intelligent people tend to be messy, stay awake longer, and swear more"

Well, two out of three...

EDIT: And yeah, RIP Kenny Baker.

Dan =0(

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 18, 2016, 15:14 Dan =0)
 
"...but it’s not clear whether Softbank will take a hands-on approach to managing the company or mostly leave ARM to its devices."

Groan.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2016, 15:48 Dan =0)
 
Similar sentiments, Half Elf. Mine passed in 2002. Wrote a long, rambly post on FB and started tearing up the more I wrote and remembered (our relationship was somewhat distant).

On a different note - RIP Anton Yelchin.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 7, 2016, 21:39 Dan =0)
 
I can not speak from experience in terms of voiceover work, but I do sing, and I work at a call center that may require speaking through several hours. Maybe not stressing my vocal chords -as much- as the voice actors may be required to elicit screams and what have you, but eventually, it does take a toll and can contribute to vocal cord nodules which are undesirable. Right FTA:

"“have documented that the vocal stress from video games is causing medical problems that include vocal nodules, cysts, polyps and, in some cases, cord hemorrhaging.”"

That is pretty extreme. If the voice is required (in part or whole) to use in one's job / as one's source of income, the voice has to be protected, like anything else under OSHA, I would think.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2016, 15:01 Dan =0)
 
Congrats on the 20-year anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Blue!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 21, 2016, 01:51 Dan =0)
 
*raises hand*

Diagnosed with general, not-otherwise specified. I have good days, I have not so good days, I can reframe thoughts now - at least, more frequently - where any distress that would have otherwise prompted consideration of my removal from the gene pool now indicate to me I need to change, in a more positive way. But again - good days, and bad days. The undercurrent of self-negative thought is always there. Pretty much all I will say on that. Feel free to PM.

Now, what DM Brandon said in comment is incredibly... I can't even find the words right now. Jeebus.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2016, 22:58 Dan =0)
 
Blue's News via HTTPS works for me!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 20, 2016, 14:26 Dan =0)
 
First day of spring up here, weather report states something around 4-8 inches of snow later today or tomorrow. Go figure.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
2. Re: Sunday Interviews Mar 13, 2016, 15:45 Dan =0)
 
SlimRam wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 14:14:
...and the award for best lens flare goes tooooooo...J.J. Abrams! *crowd clapping*

Wasn't there an article Blue linked to yesterday stating that his wife asked him to stop using lens flares?

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 11, 2016, 13:01 Dan =0)
 
Re: LibreOffice - my understanding that plain old x86 refers to 32-bit x86 version,whereas x64 refers to 64-bit version.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2015, 01:14 Dan =0)
 
Happy Thanksgiving (somewhat belatedly), Blue and everyone! Have way too many leftovers to last me a few days.  
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2015, 22:09 Dan =0)
 
Happy mirth-day, Blue!  
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Oct 15, 2015, 01:18 Dan =0)
 
Good luck, Blue!

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