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  • Ping: Episode 1

    It is true, not all developers are nice. Many have difficulty with their emotions. Often times they are off putting, insensitive, and smelling of cheese wiz. Smiley
  • Ping: Episode 1


    Stop being so mean for a moment and give a constructive critique.

  • Ping: Episode 1

    um, so did any one ells go to Jim Allchin web site?

    Seriously, I like the name ping. I think having different people on the show is a good suggestion. It would also be interesting to get Lara’s take on a technical interview. With that said, it’s a little to early for me to make a defining call on the show.

  • Ping: Episode 1

    Jim Allchin- You’re Leavin’. I wasn’t expecting to such an emotional song from going to his site. Who ever has left him, I hope he is ok. It’s got an interesting sound to the song. The vocals have some kind of reverb that makes it sound a little ‘electronic’.

  • Minds, Machines, and ​Intelligenc​e: A Conversation with Eric Horvitz

    We maybe in the same ocean as Mr. Horvitz but he is in a different league than us. I try to read some of the papers he has published. They go way over my head. https://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/horvitz/uai2k1.htm Wish I could understand better the subject of ‘Reasoning under limited computational resources’. The subject and level of knowledge needed to correspond about such things is a little intimidating. But I like that Mr. Horvitz shared the story about listening into neurons and trying to decipher the code behind intelligence that way. I think it displays his curiosity. Something I think we all need.

    When I think, I realize I am at a disadvantage due to a lack of knowledge or lack of information regarding unknown variables. It’s amazing that I can come to any kind of conclusion at all when making a decision. Some people have a hard time walking down the street because they have so much information to process and yet not enough information to complete their inquiry. The majority of us make decisions when we relatively have very little information on the subject. We make our decisions in ignorance. Our minds make the best decisions possible based on the information at hand and then roles the dice. 

    I think it may be just as advantages to figure out how to harness the human minds ability to deal with uncertainty as it is to give those same abilities to computers.

    I do think we can make machines that reflect our ability to think. Abstractly: if the equations they make are able to be matched against each other over and over again. Like the rolling of dice until it strikes upon the most logically feasible result. I may have just over simplified a very challenging question. Kind of like when I was a kid and I thought all you needed to make a computer game was a card board box and a picture drawn on paper.

  • Minds, Machines, and ​Intelligenc​e: A Conversation with Eric Horvitz

    I wouldn’t be surprised if artificial intelligence some day surpasses the intelligence of humans. Already some components of computers are out performing the human mind. Consider some of the large data bases and the ability to retrieve the information stored on them.

  • Minds, Machines, and ​Intelligenc​e: A Conversation with Eric Horvitz

    Behind the code delivers yet another great program.

    12:30 “When I started getting into Decision science. I started getting interested in both decision making on uncertainty but also about what do we do with limited resoners if we built a limited system, how could it be optimized to do it the best it could. I had this sense that…um… and I still do very much that we can understand a lot about intelligence, biological intelligence, human intelligence if we push really hard on this notion of …um... trying to do the best one can with limited …um… computational recourses. Limited time for example. Um… that this would explain the pressures of competition and minds would etch out …a, brains with certain properties that would do their best under restraints of various kinds.”

    How does a limited time restraint improve decision making? Have there been minds culled under study that do better than others with limited computational recourses? What other resources are there that are tracked besides time restraints? I would like to see the data. 

    Can some one give an explanation to describe what directed acyclic graphs are? Other than what is already written on a wiki. Thanks
  • Ariel Stallings: ​Microspotti​ng the Empire

    I thought the interview was great.

  • Mr. Indigo & Mrs. Azure

    its art
  • Steven Sinofsky at the PDC2008 Open Space

    What is this remote desktop hes talking about at 5:30?
  • Bill Hill: The Future of Reading on the Web, Part 2

    Great interview. i particularly liked the part when it turned to tracking and the evolution of our alphabet.

    Lascaux cave drawings
    Lascaux wiki

    In my subscription to National Geographic there is an add that has a picture taken of cave writings. I was fascinated by the idea that these are early forms of writing. Place a camp fire in the cave and let it flicker on the walls and you have early form of moving pictures that must have been mesmerizing to the creator and his friends. I wonder what the price of admission was. Maybe they traded furs or stone cutting technologies maybe it was some kind of social bonding.  The art work and rendering of such animals is remarkable. I think these cave paintings are a testament to the legitimacy of the human brain during prehistoric times. Ill bet these people had the intelligence to use a computer if they had them. It makes me think, that if we compare the computer technology to those cave drawings that there are still many more advancements to be made in technology. Particularly in writing and communications.

  • Bill Hill: The Future of Reading on the Web, Part 1

    Bill suggested an interview with Greg Hitchcock. Is any one at Channel 9 heading over to him to hear about hinting fonts?