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x3c 19 hours ago | link | parent | on: Growing-ups

It's based on grown-ups. So I think, it's correct.

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Isn't the classical definition of Arrow of time is from the system with less entropy to a system with more entropy? What is lacking in this definition of Arrow of time that we need to take it to Quantum level?

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aaren 2 days ago | link

How the entropy spreads on a microscopic level, rather than a statistical one.

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baddox 1 day ago | link

Again, probability is just a model that can predict something, but not explain how it works. Take a pseudorandom number generator and do rand() > 0.5. Your probability is 50%, and that is a pretty good model to predict how the subroutine will behave, but it may also be useful to understand what algorithm the PRNG is using.

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judk 1 day ago | link

In physics, a "model" is the same as "how something works", unless and until you can uncover details (like the precise order of generated numbers) that the old model can't express.

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Thanks for the clarification, Matt. Does such an action from google also include penalizing the website in terms of page rank and search rankings?

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Matt_Cutts 13 days ago | link

Yes, but it varies, because we have automatic malware detection, automatic hacked site detection, and manual hacked site detection.

For example, if we manually detect that a subdirectory of a site is hacked, we may remove only that subdirectory from our search results. If your entire site is hacked, then your entire site may be demoted or removed until the site is clean.

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You overestimate an average user's privacy concerns.

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Off topic but a question regarding text to intent object parsing:

Is there any date entity in the wit directory? How do I parse a date for e.g. 17th Feb or feb 27 or 13/02?

Datetime only has contextual date selection i.e. today or tomorrow.

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ar7hur 63 days ago | link

`wit/datetime` does parse both absolute dates like "17th Feb", "feb 27" or "13/02", and relative dates like "tomorrow". If you find a date that is not parsed that's a bug.

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Cats have limited intelligence but general purpose intelligence. Compare a kitten to a computer with computing power but without intelligence. Now kitten to cat maturity gives the animal a wisdom and intelligence. That maturity is in nowhere similar to Watson as a pure hardware (kitten) to Watson with software of AI (cat).

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x3c 67 days ago | link | parent | on: Elance Flappy Bird jobs

I googled H.L. Mencken conjecture and found your reply in the search result.

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mikeash 67 days ago | link

This ability is simultaneously one of the most amazing and frustrating things about Google search.

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Compiling, huh? http://xkcd.com/303/

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Open it, take the disc out and microwave it.

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gmac 121 days ago | link

Dangerous?

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ihsw 121 days ago | link

"Is It A Good Idea To Microwave An XBOX 360?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzodemYzswQ

"Is It A Good Idea To Microwave A PlayStation 3?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rWyJXpezPs

"Is It A Good Idea To Microwave A Nintendo Wii?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OydTZpbp0EE

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x3c 123 days ago | link | parent | on: Unofficial WhatsApp API

No, client can be built on any platform. The client interacts with the server which plugs into the API which is in Python. You can even build a wrapper around the API in your preferred language and have it interact with the API.

Wrapper is preferable in case you want to enhance the functionality provided by the whatsapp API.

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