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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2013
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    Teaching a computer to play NES games.



    I've seen this technique used to train opponent AI before, but it's not used for the reasons you see in the video. It finds bugs and exploits them to win, which isn't very fair when it's the bad guys doing it...
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2013 edited
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    OH MY GOD.



    Also

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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2013
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      CommentAuthorPPJJ
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2013
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    I hope you are FanSince09 retweeting for the purpose of getting this pic...

    Two things:

    1. Sigh.
    2. You think that people who use twitter could also use google to find out where Boston is. It just compounds the sheer idiocy.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2013
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    Reactions like this to public events make me go like this:



    about our education system.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2013
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    I suspect there have always been quite a large number people that ignorant.

    In past times -- up to WWII in the USA -- they dropped out of school after primary school (3rd grade) and went to work as farm hands, unskilled factory labor, and the like.

    It says something about our technology that the opinions of dumbfucks that a hundred years ago would expressed to no larger audience than would be found around a cafeteria table or the general store can now be seen by millions.
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    To be fair there is a Boston in Lincolnshire, England. Though even a cursory read of the news should give even the most competent village idiot the facts to filter that out of the equation.
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    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2013
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      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2013
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     photo gMeB7NM_zpsef3f4a9f.jpg

    I won second place in Saga's costume contest, which is pretty cool and unexpected.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2013 edited
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    Toronto's mayor, ladies & gentlemen.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2013
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    I overheard some wastrels talking about huffing Freon to get high, and wondered why the hell anyone would even consider such a thing. So I Googled "Freon abuse" and found a bunch of HVAC technicians really going to town on the question.

    Freon is a pretty good high, but it's hard to find when you're a fourteen year old wasteoid with nothing to do and no EPA card. I prefer paint thinner. Try it once and you'll agree: it causes permanent liver damage far more smoothly than any other industrial solvent. As an added bonus, you can use paint thinner to clean the inside of your lungs after exhausting your dad's supply of spraypaint. If you live within walking distance of a gas station, stick a pump nozzle in your mouth when nobody's looking. I recommend smoking some Camels while you do this. You can really blast off that way! Happy huffing.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013
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    ...fits here better than the gaming thread.

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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013
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    I don't even watch baseball, but this had me laughing my ass off.

    An Oral History of Nick Punto Sliding Headfirst into First Base

    that little bastard just would dust himself off, clap his hands, nod his head at us when we bitched him out about it, and do the same thing over again. The Phillies money guys, they thought we were trying to pull some kind of scam when they saw how much money we were spending on laundry detergent and new uniforms. One of ‘em even flew down to see what was up. He watched one game and was like, "Jesus, that guy."
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