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Zak commented on crystal garris's blog post 3 days to go, $15,000 to raise. Its fly or die baby!
"love you wayne"
Sep 21, 2012
Zak commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Does open source undermine innovation?
"@curt I am working with Latex and putting together a tiny mce to utilize its functionality."
Dec 2, 2009
Zak commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Does open source undermine innovation?
"Presupposition leading to the belief of what is useful for one is what defines what is useful for all creates fallacy. Stating the problem with Open Source is that a company, big or small, is the only one benefiting from a project is one such…"
Dec 1, 2009
Zak commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Does open source undermine innovation?
Nov 30, 2009

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About Me:
The reason I know anything about UAV's is due to Wayne's tyranical need to build
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Why I am here

numberI have been goaded, threatened, and even been privy to a few bribes to just join this community.

First of all, I just want to say that I am not an aviation nut like my friend wayne garris, but since wayne garris is my friend I happen to find myself working on his UAV projects from a device programming standpoint and more.

While my eyes may glaze over when the topic deals with aerodynamics and UAVs, I am extremely interested in artificial intelligence and its application inside the world of drone aircraft. At present we are scrambling towards the future.

I am speaking as a coder, of course, while I may have a breadboard attached to my laptop, the oscilloscope is on wayne’s table.

First, here is my background:

I have been programming since I was thirteen. I figured college was for those who didn’t take the time to skip class in high school and go to the library and read a book(please take that lightheartedly, I have nothing but respect for education). I have spent years programming inside the windows environment and can do some seriously nifty things inside Microsoft Office.

I developed a passion for artificial intelligence through science fiction and game design.

I am here with my perspective in where I want to go with AI. My hope is that I can meet some folks interested in what we can do in the present and relish the challenge of maybe even breaking new ground and designing the future.

I expect to leave my mark in thought technologies.

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Posted on August 1, 2008 at 6:22pm 9 Comments

Hey, who out there is coding AI?

My basic assumption is that AI programming today is, at best, a chess program. What I mean is that everything is based off of pre-existing data and a decision tree that handles each situation. In a chess program that means that there is most likely a database of some sort that chooses a move based upon its likely hood of leading to a check mate. Maybe the chess program is capable of assessing which move it should make based upon the chess rating of… Continue

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At 1:30pm on August 1, 2008,
crystal garris
hello zak
welcome to DIY

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