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Forum: Off topic 02-22-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,857
Posted By system7
How did I miss this one? Warren Sapp deep in the...

How did I miss this one? Warren Sapp deep in the do-do for soliciting and assault incidents at his Superbowl Hotel in Phoenix. :D

"She's BLOWN it!"

"What your ****?"

"No, my career as an NFL...
Forum: Off topic 02-21-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,857
Posted By system7
The Cowboys, Steelers and Cardinals and Kansas...

The Cowboys, Steelers and Cardinals and Kansas did well last year outside the fancied teams. I always think net points is revealing:...
Forum: Off topic 02-20-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,857
Posted By system7
What we going to do next season, my friends? :) ...

What we going to do next season, my friends? :)

I'm not too hopeful the 7-9 Vikes are gonna keep #28 Adrian Peterson as running back, and with that goes most of my traditional optimism and...
Forum: Misc Technology 02-18-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,258
Posted By system7
And here's the hardware compatibility list, which...

And here's the hardware compatibility list, which is what interests me:


http://support.amd.com/en-us/search/faq/219

This is certainly interesting news about losing screen tearing and...
Forum: Off topic 02-15-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,293
Posted By system7
HaHa, distinctively, Jiddu Krishnamurti...

HaHa, distinctively, Jiddu Krishnamurti (http://www.jiddu-krishnamurti.net/en/1968/1968-08-04-jiddu-krishnamurti-5th) was a wise man! I listened to one of his talks back in the eighties. Healthy...
Forum: Off topic 02-15-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,293
Posted By system7
It's still the carbohdrates that are bad: ...

It's still the carbohdrates that are bad:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11412905/Why-you-should-never-eat-a-bacon-sandwich-what-you-can-and-cant-eat.html

I've been frying with butter...
Forum: Off topic 02-15-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 931
Posted By system7
I agree an AI would need something beyond current...

I agree an AI would need something beyond current programming types, and possibly different hardware. It must be self-modifying and partly parallel.

Even simple organisms have a sense of what is...
Forum: Off topic 02-14-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 931
Posted By system7
Here's a few things about AI. First there's...

Here's a few things about AI.

First there's the AI Turing Test, which says if it acts like a human to the point of being indistinguishable, it has passed.

A scripted approach can do that with...
Forum: GPUs 02-14-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,508
Posted By system7
I agree. Overclocking a laptop's graphics is a...

I agree. Overclocking a laptop's graphics is a mug's game. They struggle to stay cool at stock. Add some fluff in the fans, and they will crash.

...
Forum: Off topic 02-13-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,293
Posted By system7
Um, well, that Mexican Food sounds like a...

Um, well, that Mexican Food sounds like a knockout! Hope it's with a bit of Tequila. :D



But, seriously, Jon. How's it going? What are the scales saying? :)

Not that I am any sort of...
Forum: Off topic 02-12-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 931
Posted By system7
Sir (http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/index.php), if...

Sir (http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/index.php), if one may point this out gently, why should I listen to someone who has insufficient intelligence to even spell the name Boltzmann...
Forum: Off topic 02-11-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 931
Posted By system7
I'd never exclude the possibility of a God of...

I'd never exclude the possibility of a God of some sort. I have dabbled in our own C of E and Baptist Church, and listened to Krishnamurti (http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/index.php). I have great...
Forum: Off topic 02-11-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 931
Posted By system7
I'm sure we don't remember everything that has...

I'm sure we don't remember everything that has ever happened to us, and everything we have seen. More likely we keep the key learning and an association to certain events. It's habit and training.
...
Forum: Off topic 02-11-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 931
Posted By system7
Some sort of AI life on the net is not a question...

Some sort of AI life on the net is not a question of reliability really. Not with storage available after a reboot. But as it goes, the Psion organiser (and presumably the symbian operating system)...
Forum: Off topic 02-11-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 931
Posted By system7
These sort of discussions creep into your...

These sort of discussions creep into your awareness...:)

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/287907/information-theory/214958/Physiology

This is interesting apropos the 50b/s core...
Forum: Off topic 02-10-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 931
Posted By system7
Since, with the probable exception of our own...

Since, with the probable exception of our own dear Jon, we all believe we are descended from apes, on our father's side at least... :rolleyes:

We are highly adapted to 3 dimensional spatial...
Forum: Tech support 02-10-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By system7
Well, it looks like Zen is nearly 2 years away....

Well, it looks like Zen is nearly 2 years away. :rolleyes:


http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/anton-shilov/amd-readies-zen-based-summit-ridge-microprocessors/

DDR4...
Forum: Tech support 02-09-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By system7
This reminds me of something very true I read a...

This reminds me of something very true I read a long time back.

When you are catching a train in the silicon World, the later train will be twice as fast. :)

But you definitely need to catch a...
Forum: Off topic 02-08-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,240
Posted By system7
Well, I'm going to keep working at this quantum...

Well, I'm going to keep working at this quantum stuff, even if you fainter hearts have stepped back. :D

We all know the old Quantum jokes like "Heisenberg probably rules OK", and the smart legal...
Forum: Off topic 02-07-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,240
Posted By system7
I think you'll drive yourself crazy trying to...

I think you'll drive yourself crazy trying to define things too exactly, Juan. Maths too gets a bit nebulous when you try and pin down the axioms. "God created the integers, the rest is the creation...
Forum: Off topic 02-05-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,240
Posted By system7
I used to go drinking with Simon, an MSc student...

I used to go drinking with Simon, an MSc student of David Bohm at Birkbeck College, London on the very elusive subject of TIME. Simon, doubtless following sound instincts, went on to work in the...
Forum: Off topic 02-04-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,293
Posted By system7
I was reading a history of the Royal Marines...

I was reading a history of the Royal Marines Commandos lately. Not only are these guys considered to be one of the best quick response fighting forces in the World. They are also about the fittest....
Forum: Off topic 02-04-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,240
Posted By system7
We've got two threads going on at once here. ...

We've got two threads going on at once here.

1) People who question the age of the Earth and stuff. Dating of REALLY old rocks is done by examining levels of radioactive Uranium versus it's final...
Forum: Off topic 02-04-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,240
Posted By system7
That was a mere 5000 years ago! On a planet that...

That was a mere 5000 years ago! On a planet that is 4.5 Billion years old. The history of Homo Sapiens goes back about 100,000 years IIRC. There are cave drawings estimated at 17,300 years old:...
Forum: Tech support 02-04-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By system7
Why would a thread suddenly switch to a PM...

Why would a thread suddenly switch to a PM service? Will sdlvx get paid for this private advisor role? I get miffed when people expect me to do all the work privately. Are they shy or something? The...
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