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Description Bob Smith
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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2017, 19:07 BobBob
 
Wow so I'm looking to invest in a second property and I call a seller's realtor to check out a property I'm interested in .. one of his first questions was how old are you .. WTF? I get that in person a lot ... people don't believe my age, I often get told I look 10 to 15 years younger than I am. It's so annoying. /rant  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2017, 14:27 BobBob
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 7, 2017, 12:16:
BobBob wrote on Jun 7, 2017, 11:42:
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 7, 2017, 11:31:
While we are on the subject of doggie poop bags. I think a more environmentally damaging piece of plastic has yet to be invented. I only use them during the day when there are a lot of neighbors around. Or if my small mixed breed terrier/pinch mix takes a dump on the sidewalk, instead of the grass as she usually does. (It almost never happens).

I bet like 30% of plastic that ends up in the oceans are used doggie poop bags. If you eat fish, you might be ingesting microscopic pieces of poop bags.

Interesting point. They should make the bags out of paper, like lunch bags.

Paper is made out of trees. Or recycled paper. It's better than plastic but what's really needed is some common sense. Dogshit never hurt nobody. Yeah, it's a nuisance if you step in it, but it's pretty much gone after some rainfall. It's also completely biodegradable.

And it has such a yummy and tasty smell.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2017, 11:42 BobBob
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 7, 2017, 11:31:
While we are on the subject of doggie poop bags. I think a more environmentally damaging piece of plastic has yet to be invented. I only use them during the day when there are a lot of neighbors around. Or if my small mixed breed terrier/pinch mix takes a dump on the sidewalk, instead of the grass as she usually does. (It almost never happens).

I bet like 30% of plastic that ends up in the oceans are used doggie poop bags. If you eat fish, you might be ingesting microscopic pieces of poop bags.

Interesting point. They should make the bags out of paper, like lunch bags.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2017, 18:13 BobBob
 
Who cares about foreign authoritarianism when . . .  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2017, 16:42 BobBob
 
I like the developer. Their Neon Chrome game tickles my Tron-Syndicate-Whatever fancy. I'll get this one too if it's anything like it. Thumbsup  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2017, 16:40 BobBob
 
Didn't realize news already posted about that game. Sorry. Doh.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2017, 14:59 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on May 30, 2017, 14:26:
BobBob wrote on May 30, 2017, 13:35:
Please vote yes on Steam Greenlight. It's being created by the same great developer of Crimsonland and Neon Chrome.

No, simply because of the idiotic title. If you can't use Judge as a title for legal reasons than find something else, but an actual word that's easy to pronounce and remember. If they can't even get a lesson from marketing 101 right it doesn't bode well for the game.

Eh?
 
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News Comments > New Intel CPU Announcements
30. Re: New Intel CPU Announcements May 30, 2017, 14:49 BobBob
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2017, 14:18:
BobBob wrote on May 30, 2017, 13:57:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2017, 12:04:
BobBob wrote on May 30, 2017, 11:43:
Wake me up when they start to mass-produce quantum processors. Dozey

Quantum computing has so many downsides that you should probably stay asleep even if they are mass produced. I mean, that's not even talking about the whole driver issue, interoperability issue with EVERYTHING including basic concepts like network stacks and encryption, and that Windows will not ever support quantum computing unless it has 50% market share in desktop (good luck with that ;P)

In Reality, you would still need 2 CPU variations in your system, quantum chip, and x86, unless you wanted to lose access to 99.99% of all software ever made. Including API's and stuff, like even decoding MP3 or JPG would be non-trivial to implement on quantum based compute units.

I mean, I want sci-fi to happen just as much as any other geek, but I think Quantum CPU's are -1- direction, not necessarily the direction we actually wanna be going for desktop/gaming

Interesting point of view, but only has one problem. Your brain (which arguably relies on quantum processes, organically) is compatible with those mentioned above, and if it's proven that human consciousness is a result of quantum field processes, well, basically, the AI based on said quantum processing should be able to interact and control the primitive conventional processes we have today - if for some reason there was ever a need.

Put it this way. Close your eyes and imagine running a computer and all the interactions of said computer, and imagine the outcome. Now you explain that result.

Now imagine if your brain was directly connected to whatever it needed to control to give provide the imagination a functional and productive result - be it external calculations, robotics, holographic imaging systems, controlling machinery, nanoscale 3D printers, etc.

That would the same for the future quantum computer.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20161102-quantum-neuroscience/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140116085105.htm

To wonder how a quantum computer will interface with a classical computer, would be like wondering how an automobile is going to assist the horse when it pulls the buggy. Or if someone mentions it can also fly - meaning an airplane - wondering how they are going to put wings on the horse.

Ok that is an really interesting and though provoking perspective I hadn't considered yet... how close you think we are to that, though?

It'll be a way off until the computer will program itself and reproduce, so to speak. I believe it'll be organically based, but with some kind of holographic cubic-memory system -- its own cyborg system. Scientists will artificially evolve a brain and the first series will be instructed to construct higher levels of themselves and so on.

I think you'll see it first in autonomous cars, and that learning system will be crossed over into other nodes and eventually a networked knowledge base, utilizing something like the Watson computer that IBM has -- not Skynet exactly -- but it'll replicate its abilities at some point via quantum processors.

It'll design its own successor, which will create a chain-reaction of ever-increasing qubits as each new processor will be purposed to design a superior offspring. And, eventually the 'singularity'.

Any interface with the classical computer system, organic beings, or the universe in general will add to its knowledge-base and allow it to develop neural pathways that will need to be replicated via successive generations.

But I don't think it'll be like how we connect our current IO devices or peripherals via OSI layer, I think it'll be necessary to make it learn how to operate them like a human and develop its own interfaces to completely control something and replace that functionality over-time, otherwise it will get locked into a sort of "confirmation bias" and simply not explore more efficient methods.

Here's a decent article that predicts much of what will lead to that point:

1, 2, 6, 8, 11, 12, and 13:

https://medium.com/cyber-tales/13-forecasts-on-artificial-intelligence-82761b7a0f6d

Interesting, I just searched and found that article after I wrote everything above, but I was looking for something to support my arguments.

 
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News Comments > New Intel CPU Announcements
26. Re: New Intel CPU Announcements May 30, 2017, 13:57 BobBob
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2017, 12:04:
BobBob wrote on May 30, 2017, 11:43:
Wake me up when they start to mass-produce quantum processors. Dozey

Quantum computing has so many downsides that you should probably stay asleep even if they are mass produced. I mean, that's not even talking about the whole driver issue, interoperability issue with EVERYTHING including basic concepts like network stacks and encryption, and that Windows will not ever support quantum computing unless it has 50% market share in desktop (good luck with that ;P)

In Reality, you would still need 2 CPU variations in your system, quantum chip, and x86, unless you wanted to lose access to 99.99% of all software ever made. Including API's and stuff, like even decoding MP3 or JPG would be non-trivial to implement on quantum based compute units.

I mean, I want sci-fi to happen just as much as any other geek, but I think Quantum CPU's are -1- direction, not necessarily the direction we actually wanna be going for desktop/gaming

Interesting point of view, but only has one problem. Your brain (which arguably relies on quantum processes, organically) is compatible with those mentioned above, and if it's proven that human consciousness is a result of quantum field processes, well, basically, the AI based on said quantum processing should be able to interact and control the primitive conventional processes we have today - if for some reason there was ever a need.

Put it this way. Close your eyes and imagine running a computer and all the interactions of said computer, and imagine the outcome. Now you explain that result.

Now imagine if your brain was directly connected to whatever it needed to control to give provide the imagination a functional and productive result - be it external calculations, robotics, holographic imaging systems, controlling machinery, nanoscale 3D printers, etc.

That would the same for the future quantum computer.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20161102-quantum-neuroscience/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140116085105.htm

To wonder how a quantum computer will interface with a classical computer, would be like wondering how an automobile is going to assist the horse when it pulls the buggy. Or if someone mentions it can also fly - meaning an airplane - wondering how they are going to put wings on the horse.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2017, 13:35 BobBob
 
Please vote yes on Steam Greenlight. It's being created by the same great developer of Crimsonland and Neon Chrome.  
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News Comments > New Intel CPU Announcements
16. Re: New Intel CPU Announcements May 30, 2017, 11:43 BobBob
 
Wake me up when they start to mass-produce quantum processors. Dozey  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 27, 2017, 17:12 BobBob
 
What??? Oh. Saved by the parenthesis.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2017, 20:35 BobBob
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 14, 2017, 20:28:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 10:06:
BobBob wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 14:33:
The only sci-fi movie, in the past decade, that I found worth sharing is called "The Man From Earth". Seen it?
It is an interesting film, I enjoyed it. Not a traditional sci-fi film though.
Caught the TOS episode "Requiem for Methuselah" recently and noticed it was written by Jerome Bixby, who also wrote "The Man from Earth". So, I went digging and found this on Memory Alpha --

"An element from Bixby's story that of an immortal man who became several of Earth's historical figures was mirrored in his final screenplay, which became the film The Man from Earth."

Awesome!

There are several of his short stories available for less than $1.00 on Kindle.

I'm a big fan of the science fiction megapacks. Thumbsup

 
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News Comments > Surviving Mars Announced
6. Re: Surviving Mars Announced May 12, 2017, 15:47 BobBob
 
Forget celebrities. Go for the real deal. Thumbsup  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2017, 14:38 BobBob
 
... Popcorn  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2017, 13:31 BobBob
 
Hehe

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News Comments > Surviving Mars Announced
2. Re: Surviving Mars Announced May 12, 2017, 11:49 BobBob
 
The surface of Mars does not look red when you're on it.

Explained.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2017, 14:07 BobBob
 
I'd talk to a real estate person or contractor that's had experience flipping houses and get his/her opinion on what is and isn't worth fixing up before you sell.  
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News Comments > Quake Champions Visor Trailer
6. Re: Quake Champions Visor Trailer May 11, 2017, 14:04 BobBob
 
Did I just watch a retro low budget trailer for a Saturday morning cartoon?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2017, 15:13 BobBob
 
A real contractor will have insurance (that includes coverage of any employees), an authentic business license (ask for it and verify with the city), and a fictitious business name (meaning the person likely fills out a Schedule C, and properly reports business income and expenses via tax forms). Make sure he/she has all three items.  
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