16 Jul 2001 dancer   » (Journeyer)

Simultaneity can be handled iteratively. Within limits.
To a point. Sigmoid activation function deadlocks can spread across a layer. Urgh.
Knowledge vs Reasoning. There is a line.
Layers. The mind accumulates crap through the day, then paves generalisations and abstractions over it during REM sleep. This then forms the concrete slab for the next day's accumulated crap and exceptions.
When did you last spend a bit of time thinking about quantum manifolds? I mean, really.
Atomic valencies, high-energy particles, and molecule sieves. Eratosthenes, where is thy ribose, hmmm?
C++ is still short a few string types.
Q: Will I be the first person to bring an FPU to it's knees handling audio-mixing? Perhaps. There's a lot to be said for a floating-point audio pipeline.
Layers. I see a faint glimmer of my transparent colour key creeping in on the edge of some sprites. Hmm. I'm pretty sure that I shouldn't. Considering that it's a fairly ugly puce, I really don't want to in any case.
32x32x32 pixel blits give me double the frame-rate of 64x64x32 pixel blits, despite the fact that I'm doing four times as many of them. Either we're not at home to common-sense, or the amount of data in the blits is considerably more optimal for the underlying metal. I prefer the latter option.
Two robotics muscle solutions have presented themselves. One is organic, the other not. Honestly, what was I thinking? If you can't pull, then push...The trick is where you push, and how, then the result is the same as a pull. I can build it, but if it's electrical, there's issues of power (of course) and muscular crosstalk. On third or fourth thoughts, muscular crosstalk may be an advantage...a feature, rather than a bug. How small can I make it without having to machine parts? I'm guessing about four centimetres long with a maximum diameter of about 8mm would work well if I can manage it. Anchoring? My subconscious suggests tungsten. There's probably a good reason.
For pity's sake, people, remember that virtual methods cost you an extra pointer dereference (and an add). Duh. Do try to learn something about computers. Even if it hurts, okay? You're supposed to be IT professionals...

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