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Phone keyboards should be on a ribbon, with "keys" of hugely different sizes, arranged in what ms decides to be an intuitive order (e.g. letters with higher scrabble scores should only be accessible from a tiny drop-down arrow)!
The ribbon will, of course, have to be multi-row, to fill fit the screen, but it's worth any minor little inconvenience like not being able to see what you're doing -- after all, it's the way of the future!
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Yes, I remember how excited my friends and I were when we bought a 10MB 14 inch hard disc unit from a PDP-11 at auction for just $75.00! Took me a month to wire-wrap a board for our IMSAI-8080 to interface with it, then another couple of weeks of assembly to get a working file system for the CP/M
Hah! We designed/built a 3MB ramdisk back in the early/mid 1980s.
It used 8 Mbit dram chips - the biggest that were available back then.
It was the size of a small suitcase and cost £30,000.
Yes, we sold a few...
No. The proof for fitness is a successful life. Where will that take place? You can hardly use World of Warcraft to train AIs. This way you may eventually get the perfect WoW AI, but nothing that can face reality. What computer can run the Matrix? And how many millions of individuals must it keep going to the bitter end in this simulation? How long will it take until evolution finally goes down the intelligence path? And after that, how long will it take to get an acceptable AI?
"I don't know, extraterrestrial?"
"You mean like from space?"
"No, from Canada."
If software development were a circus, we would all be the clowns.
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