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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 10, 2008 @ 01:44 AM | 3,296 Views
Daul layer DVD+R DL:

a much cheaper step on the way to BD with 1/3 the capacity instead of 1/5. Have had 50% coasters with these. Very few dual layer burners actually support them & none of the first dual layer burners support them. The "RW" on the packaging does not mean rewritable.


finally had to face the music & admit it can't pay off Steve Appletree's executive mansion & 23,500 Idaho employees simultaneously. 3,525 Idaho workers must go. Another state fails to create jobs outside Calif*.

The end of the world:

The end of the world is Nov 5. Election complete, no need for more bailouts & no more money. Banks foreclose on everyone because their property is worth 10% of their loans. Paulson & Bernanke catch the last flight to antarctica. McCain & Ubacka take the escape pods to Canadia. Congress hides in the WV bunker. Dubya wanders around looking for a beer. Dogs & cats live together. Dead rise from the grave. 30 years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes.

Infinite universes:

Used to think there were infinite universes & our sensations were in a gaussian curve of many related universes. That's depressing because it means no matter what U do & who U meet, there's always another version of U who succeeded or failed & the people change every week, so nothing matters. A more likely story is there is only 1 universe & our sensations R in a gaussian curve of many beings in the same universe. Dying simply causes U to have sensations from another being in another part of the same universe.

Fl*rida timelapses:

Comca$t increased its upload bandwidth to 1.5Mbit. Finished cutting all the timelapse movies from Fl*rida & now U get the reap the rewards with fl*rida timelapses in HD. This is the timelapse footage we collected on the Fl*rida farm, on the mighty EOS 5D.

Fl*rida timelapses (3 min 47 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 09, 2008 @ 06:51 AM | 3,645 Views
Well, got a recurrent network for cyclic feedback trained to where it was pretty close to the PID equation in the training algorithm. Unfortunately, it was completely erratic when run on the airframe. Training the recurrent network is definitely hit or miss. Most of the time, the evolution gets stuck & U need to restart it.

Now on to algorithm 2, comparing a sequence of steps from each mutation to a sequence of PID equation steps. The 2.4Ghz dual opteron from 4 years ago is coming out much faster than the 2.6Ghz Athlon X2's & core duos of today. Maybe the current stagnation in clockspeed means more assembly language jobs.

There's a limit to how accurate these networks can be & a definite dependancy on the structure of the network.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 08, 2008 @ 01:32 PM | 3,223 Views
The 4Ah maxamps.com we got for $94 in 2006 R now $150. 60% inflation. Even the 3.3Ah cheapbatterypacks.com ones R $130, easily 100% what they charged last year. Interest rates just fell to 1.5% so it's time to buy.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 07, 2008 @ 11:37 PM | 2,783 Views
Like any return of the neurons, it's not going well. The mission is to model a PID equation in a recurrent neural network. Once all our PID equations R modelled in neural networks & flying, the next step is to have the networks evolve from the starting PID equations in flight.

Training the recurrent neural network to act like a PID equation has 2 genetic routes.

1) Feed 1 random input into a PID equation & solve once using a random neural network. Throw the network out if the single solution deteriorates. The previous output of the PID equation is fed into the neural network & the integral in the PID equation is carried over to each step. This gives the neural result which would have resulted if it was predicting correctly & it was carrying an integral. Very slow & less likely to give a good integral part.

2) Feed a sequence of random inputs into a PID equation & compare with a sequence of solutions from a random neural network. Reset the PID integral before every sequence. Throw the network out if the solution sequence deteriorates. Very very very very slow & more likely to work.

It's taking populations of about 1000000 & around 4000 generations for genetic algorithm #1 to arrive at reasonable error rates. Nothing to do but procrastinate & have some more Fl*rida.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 06, 2008 @ 01:01 PM | 3,012 Views
Fixed some more photos 4 U. Had to relearn how to survive in the dumpy apartment, what to do when heroineclock goes off, how to use the dumpy light switches, where to sit, where the shower head is. Waking up the first time after a long trip, U have to wait a while to figure out where U R. Especially confusing because it looks exactly like Fl*rida outside the dumpy window. U actually still think you're where U were. Who knows how a neural machine would relearn its long term memory....Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 05, 2008 @ 09:01 AM | 3,174 Views
For your last transmission from Fl*rida, U get some star trails over the farm. Time to start heading back to silicon valley.
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 02, 2008 @ 11:11 PM | 3,103 Views
The answer is yes. There R lots & lots & lots of alligators in Fl*rida. On the Hillsborough river, they're as numerous as the mosquitos. 240 million year old scale technology triumphs over newer fur & skin technology.

Make no mistake, Tampon is the home of New York stock brokers after they make millions on mortgage bailouts. They all have New York accents & the Tampon flag is the Lexus SUV. They've created a virtual New York complete with traffic jams, virtual Manhattan island, lots of bridges, & New York driving techniques. It had a population boom in the 80's & is a few mortgage bailouts from another, so the alligators have fresh meat to look forward to....Continue Reading
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 01, 2008 @ 09:54 PM | 3,192 Views
Small enough to fit in a roadster, smarter than Dubya, & coming to a management office near U.