My current requirement is to develop a windows desktop based IM app which will notify is there is new messages and can be used for file transfer. But there is a plan to port it to Mac and later to mobile devices and finally a web-based app also once the product is stable. So I was hoping to develop in a platform where less modifications will be needed in the future.
With my limited knowledge, I am hoping to develop a java container that will take care of devices & platforms and HTML5 for interface. I under the impression that NodeJS can replace Java, but I might be wrong. I am flexible in terms of language. Just guide me in the right direction.
Just clarify, I am newbie developer and do not have any senior developers to seeks advice from. Kindly provide all the technical terms to refine my googling.
Do you know any good Discussion Boards (or other Websites one should know who is interested in this topic) about Artificial Intelligence, where you can ask specific Questions about for example Neural Networks or also discuss General Ideas?
The best i could find with Google is http://aidreams.co.uk/[^]
Codeproject doesnt seem to have an AI-Subforum (Maybe it should?)
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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In Daily News newsletter under Industry News, I see:
"Attempts to stop catastrophic climate change are proving futile, says UN report"
I completely expect the mainstream media to be full of "climate change" fables, but not a newsletter about coding. Let's set the record straight here: the transient climate response to a doubling of CO2 is about 1.6C of which we have seen about 0.8C so far. That means another 0.8C rise from now through 2100. The current temperature rise in the atmosphere is about 0.1C per decade but still decelerating. Clearly the atmosphere is in no danger of "catastrophic warming" for time periods we care about. Models in the 1980's and 90's were tweaked higher from mistaken attribution of El Nino warming. Their 0.3C per decade was dead wrong. Recent models say 0.2C per decade which is also wrong, see below.
Second, there are persistent media memes about heating of the ocean that will jump out into the atmosphere. First, that is impossible, since the ocean has risen from about 4C on average to perhaps 4.2C on average. That means it is not "warm" but cold, and it is not going to warm the atmosphere. The same models that predict 0.2C per decade fully model ocean heat exchange. If the current warming of 0.1C per decade is not in the models it means the models are wrong. Or it means there is a 17+ year period of "weather" that the models cannot predict. If the latter, that is laughable.
Third there is a drumbeat of stories about unprecedented "extreme" weather in the media. All (100%) of the weather is precedented. Hurricanes and hurricane strength (total) is flat. There is a small increase in the number of the strongest hurricanes which makes sense with ocean surface warming, but it is of little consequence. Strong tornadoes are decreasing. Damage from floods, normalized for GDP, is decreasing. Recent heat waves have yet to exceed the 1930's (La Nina years). Drought is also not an problem, there have been much longer and larger droughts in the Holocene. The incidence of "large" forest fires has gone up but only due to mismanagement in the 1970's. Forest fires are down this year although you would not know that from the stories in the media.
We don't need alarmist garbage in our coding newsletter. Leave that to the lamestream media since they get paid to promote catastrophe (it sells more ads).