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« Reply #72060 on: October 24, 2019, 03:49:52 pm »
Deep learning on a quantum blockchain.

Is VR not cool any more?

Hell no - why would you want to mimic something as lame as reality?  What a pointless use of good tech.
The new thing is real virtuality.
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« Reply #72061 on: October 24, 2019, 03:56:25 pm »
Deep learning on a quantum blockchain.

Is VR not cool any more?

Nope.  VR is so 2014.

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« Reply #72062 on: October 24, 2019, 03:59:05 pm »
VR has been mocked as an old turkey for more than 25 years. Sam and Max Hit the Road, Beneath a Steel Sky...
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« Reply #72063 on: October 24, 2019, 04:47:37 pm »
AR was a big buzzword a few years back.
I think even block chain's time as the cure for all the world's ills has passed.
I really can't think what it is now.
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« Reply #72064 on: October 24, 2019, 04:57:11 pm »
AR was a big buzzword a few years back.
I think even block chain's time as the cure for all the world's ills has passed.
I really can't think what it is now.

We are past hope

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« Reply #72065 on: October 24, 2019, 10:26:39 pm »
Fourth monument to Emmett Till to be built in a decade. All previous ones were vandalized. This one will be bullet proof.

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« Reply #72066 on: October 24, 2019, 11:03:11 pm »
Fourth monument to Emmett Till to be built in a decade. All previous ones were vandalized. This one will be bullet proof.

https://hyperallergic.com/523858/emmett-till-bulletproof-memorial/?fbclid=IwAR1f6R4E0jgCqyyBGpvCeG0tanQnvBDgRX2YS8PjJA7e_rY9-QKH_sdTa4U


When they were taking down some of the Confederate memorials I remember people posting stuff (not here of course) about how if they were tearing down monuments to Martin Luther King that there would be riots in the streets.  I pointed out that MLK monuments and monuments to civil right's leaders are attacked all the time.
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« Reply #72067 on: October 25, 2019, 02:42:43 am »
Vienna ComicCon is next month. Special guests include Sean Astin, Steven Segal and Frank Miller. A Frank Miller autograph will cost €90, a photo with Steve Segal also €90  :lol:
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« Reply #72068 on: October 25, 2019, 03:08:31 am »
Fourth monument to Emmett Till to be built in a decade. All previous ones were vandalized. This one will be bullet proof.

https://hyperallergic.com/523858/emmett-till-bulletproof-memorial/?fbclid=IwAR1f6R4E0jgCqyyBGpvCeG0tanQnvBDgRX2YS8PjJA7e_rY9-QKH_sdTa4U

It's just stupidass to build something like that in Mississippi or Alabama.  Those boys are never going to get better.
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« Reply #72069 on: October 25, 2019, 07:35:54 am »
Give us some meaningless buzzwords at least, or the broad sector in which it'd be applied.  :P

Neural networks? Quantum computing? Thingamajigs?

Fucking Neural networks.  :mad:

I do that.

Deep learning on a quantum blockchain.

That's interesting.
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« Reply #72070 on: October 25, 2019, 11:16:39 am »
Linda Hamilton and Schwarzenegger compare Austrian and American snacks. :lmfao:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rV7ZczsDGY

Love him talking Austro-German. :D
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« Reply #72071 on: October 25, 2019, 11:44:45 am »
Linda Hamilton and Schwarzenegger compare Austrian and American snacks. :lmfao:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rV7ZczsDGY

Love him talking Austro-German. :D

I've been told that Ahnuld has a rather peculiar accent when speaking German. Styrian?

Edit: He sounds a bit like my brother's father in law.  :lol: But he's from Upper Austria.

Also, Sachertorte vs. Twinkies? Had no idea PEZ was Austrian, though. I was expecting Manner cookies at some point.
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« Reply #72072 on: October 25, 2019, 11:56:59 am »
Yeah, Styrian and Upper Austrian is not very far apart.

Yeah, no Mannerschnitten was weird. Would have substituted for SCHOKOSCHIRMCHEN :D

PEZ is indeed Austrian, and is named after peppermint, i.e. PfeffErminZ
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« Reply #72073 on: October 25, 2019, 05:28:28 pm »
Deep learning on a quantum blockchain.

I am allergic to the blockchain.

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« Reply #72074 on: October 25, 2019, 05:35:22 pm »
San Francisco smells of shit and weed. I can't decide what's worse.  :glare: