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by TESLACOIL
May 16, 2015 15:12
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: What is wrong with the BASIC language?
Replies: 72
Views: 8468

Re: What is wrong with the BASIC language?

ref What is wrong with the BASIC language? Q What is wrong with ALL programing languages ? None of them are designed with common sense in mind ! , Ive not seen a single language that even comes close to close to being 'fit for human consumption' ...the chasm between what we should have as a program...
by TESLACOIL
May 16, 2015 14:36
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Your thoughts on privacy?
Replies: 21
Views: 2908

Re: Your thoughts on privacy?

ref Why can't we actually physically observe what is being uploaded from our computer and where it is going and also observe what is being downloaded to our computers and where it has come from!! That's the best question ive heard asked by anyone anywhere in a very long time ! Start, control panel, ...
by TESLACOIL
Jan 18, 2015 20:37
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Progamming in UK Schools
Replies: 97
Views: 7343

Re: Progamming in UK Schools

We are living in a stupendously complex society. Humans haven't got much smarter , education helps a bit, but the societies we live in are exponentially more complex than were capable of understanding. Today, students brains are split many ways, smart phones, social media websites, digital cameras,...
by TESLACOIL
Jan 18, 2015 20:10
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Your thoughts on privacy?
Replies: 21
Views: 2908

Re: Your thoughts on privacy?

I spent about 3 months writing a fairly accurate global simulator A 1:1 scale earth accurate to 1 meter with 7 billion inhabitants, pseudo dna code etc the works. Every tree, street, building, library card and every can of beans. The simulation also includes a 1000 species. To be clear the data was ...
by TESLACOIL
Jan 15, 2015 6:24
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Progamming in UK Schools
Replies: 97
Views: 7343

Re: Progamming in UK Schools

ref insuring a program does the job properly Amen to that, user interface design is critical here. A great coder is not much use to their fellow man unless the user interface is up to the job. That goes way past 'bug free' , 'wally proofing' and WYSIWYG design Why am i still using XP ? ...it works A...
by TESLACOIL
Jan 14, 2015 18:10
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Progamming in UK Schools
Replies: 97
Views: 7343

Re: Progamming in UK Schools

The Perfect Education ? Have given this considerable thought, the answer is rather simple Start teaching stone age skills at infant school and as the child ages , start teaching them more and more advanced technologies. Thus in their last year or so of school they are taught futurism and bleeding e...
by TESLACOIL
Jan 14, 2015 10:41
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Your thoughts on privacy?
Replies: 21
Views: 2908

Re: Your thoughts on privacy?

Maslow pyramid , order of human needs. Security is close to the base. Information = power , so things are going to get a bit tricky for all parties, governments and reclusive individuals. Ultimately we will need a whole new raft of legislation, ie physical and intellectual safeguards as the 'natura...
by TESLACOIL
Jan 14, 2015 10:25
Forum: Projects
Topic: Algorithm to detect duplicate videos ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

Re: Algorithm to detect duplicate videos ?

Must add, Google Optical Flow with this method you could pick out two similar videos even if one was in black and white, played backwards, mirrored and at a jaunty angle and quite possibly via a fish eye lens too !...our brains use multiple algorithms which are dynamically assigned priorities accord...
by TESLACOIL
Jan 14, 2015 10:17
Forum: Projects
Topic: Algorithm to detect duplicate videos ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

Re: Algorithm to detect duplicate videos ?

one method i would be tempted to use is too simply look at 'the rate' that the data changes over time think of it as a kind of 'beat detection' , almost every video will have a unique 'data beat' even when examined roughly There are 101 variables which will defeat any narrow thru the keyhole type sa...
by TESLACOIL
Oct 29, 2014 14:43
Forum: Projects
Topic: TSR-80 micro computer MC-10 emulator.
Replies: 25
Views: 5443

Re: TSR-80 micro computer MC-10 emulator.

Affectionately known back in the day as the Trash 80
http://oldcomputers.net/trs80iii.html
by TESLACOIL
Sep 21, 2014 3:33
Forum: Projects
Topic: HAL9000 thinking machine all the bells & whistles
Replies: 235
Views: 30902

Re: HAL9000 thinking machine all the bells & whistles

Still chipping away at the mechanicals of my robot. Literally thousands of nuts and bolts and electrical connections. Each and every part designed ,prototyped and hand fabricated. The skull alone has over 1000 separate components. Slowly integrating the mechanics and electrics with the code as i go ...
by TESLACOIL
Sep 08, 2014 12:55
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Progamming in UK Schools
Replies: 97
Views: 7343

Re: Progamming in UK Schools

Human beings have the wrong kind of mind to write computer programs. Thus it does help if you have simple 'common sense' words like print at least when you are learning.. But you have to be careful as words and meanings have fuzzy boundaries. Print to screen vs write to screen vs ? vs something els...
by TESLACOIL
Sep 07, 2014 5:44
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Progamming in UK Schools
Replies: 97
Views: 7343

Re: Progamming in UK Schools

Youtube is the best teacher / school yet devised Fine details aside, If it ain't on you tube (or wikipedia) it probably isn't worth knowing about ! pre internet days id say that 50% of peoples knowledge came from watching TV , library books 10%, school classes, 10% , other people 10% , 10% other so...
by TESLACOIL
Sep 04, 2014 23:11
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Progamming in UK Schools
Replies: 97
Views: 7343

Re: Progamming in UK Schools

ref making it easy to learning to code it would also help if computers where designed to be easy to code, they are not, they are just assembled from convenient parts Let the economy serve us not us serve the economy should be mirrored by 'let the design of the computer serve us' Imagine if it was yo...
by TESLACOIL
Sep 04, 2014 4:39
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Progamming in UK Schools
Replies: 97
Views: 7343

Re: Progamming in UK Schools

I think the vast majority of people should be 'aware of programming' Have an appreciation of what it takes to write good code, create effective software, build useful hardware etc Costs and benefits I am concerned that so many people know so little of how the modern world and the wider natural worl...

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