Well, by that logic pretty much anything should be outlawed that you can do to your body. Including trans fats and crunch chicken skin. Both are very dangerous, especially in large quantity.
The problem with that logic, is you are falling for the lies that have been propagated for the last few decades. Your example of trans fats and chicken skin are particularly insightful as the scientist that came up with the fat is bad for you studies threw out half of the data so he could get a curve fit that he wanted to see. one link on this subject. It is well know that studies have shown the fake sugar stuff makes people and rats fatter, not thinner. Margarine also does tricks that end up being less healthy than just eating butter. And using vegetable oil is much worse for you than using coconut oil or even just plain old bacon fat. (My family now uses bacon fat to cook and our health and weight has improved.)
So letting some group decide what is healthy and un-healthy just leaves you open to being manipulated and controlled by those with power over the laws. I don't want anyone telling me I have to eat some crap than causes anal leakage or turns your eyes brown permanently just because they have stock in the company and will make a ton of profit if they can make the laws say you are required to eat their crap because it has been deemed to be the healthy thing to do.
If as you can do with VR is reproduce a similar experience to a PC game no one will buy it. They'l just keep playing their PC games with their music on and reddit or youtube on their second monitor while enjoying a beverage. You have to offer a more immersive experience if you're going to limit multitasking and convenience.
You could have a virtual monitor in your cockpit that you bring reddit or youtube up on. When you are on those long boring flights through space toward the far away target you need something to keep you entertained.
God! What a douche!!!
Using a password manager makes it just as easy to have secure passwords as it is to have easy to remember passwords that you recycle everywhere.
This is just plain wrong! There is no nicer way to say it. Typing in a 6 letter word that I remember is much quicker than opening a program, typing in my master password, finding the account that I want to log in to, clicking on the log-in button, then switching back to the browser. Even describing what you need to do is too long and complicated.
And it fills them in for you, automagically, when you have to do the "new password" and "confirm new password" fields on a new site.
And this does not work from my password manager on my phone when I am using a PC at work on home. The automagic part seems to fail on many sites also due to the way the structure their login screen.
The password manager keepassx is available for Mac OS, Windows and Linux and you can sync the databases. I'm not aware of one that also works on Android or IOS, though.
Yep, Keypass is available for Android. It uses the same password database, so is compatible with the others. It is called KeePassDroid. I like the fact that it is not on the web so there is no server that can be hacked into or spied upon. I use the password and keyfile so if someone were to get the password database file they would not also have the keyfile that I use. And since it runs on my phone, I pretty much always have it on me when I might need it. I even upload the file into Google Drive on occasion in case my SD card got corrupted or something.
I have also been doing what the article says, simple passwords that are reused for something like slashdot, more secure ones for sites that I buy things from, and very secure ones for banking sites and GMail. I include GMail as an extra secure site because any other site could have their password reset if someone got into my GMail account.
There is a non-trivial fee associated with cash too. Cash requires labor to move/protect it, can go "missing" much more easily than credit card transactions etc. Cards are probably still more expensive, but not by as much as you may think.
And credit card fraud doesn't exist? At least with cash, you are usually aware of it as it happens and you are limited to what you have on you at the moment, they can't take your whole account in one go.
Actually, this same thing has been happening in the US. They say you owe a bunch of money from 50 years ago when your mother got some payment she didn't deserve or something, but they have no paperwork on it. And they expect you to pay it back even though your mother is long dead. And then they just take your whole tax refund even though it is more money than you supposedly owe. Plus, dept is not supposed to travel from parent to child like the IRS was claiming.
So yeah, his story holds up. It was only after a newspaper started questioning about the theft of the tax refund that they got the remainder back. And eventually they stopped the process when enough news and lawyers started getting interested in what was going on.
I just hope the moon landing really happened!
There's been a movement recently suggesting that true AI can only exist in an embodied system. I initially thought that was bollocks, but the more I think about it the more it makes sense. You may be able to make a machine with the capacity to learn as well as a human, but without a means to "experiment" in the real world how would it ever learn about something like the behaviour of a bucket of water?
I have thought this might be true for a few years now. The human brain starts out not even knowing how to move the limbs it is connected to. It cannot process the visual information it receives. It has to figure everything out from experience with the world by initiating an action and seeing what changes happen to the inputs. And there are millions and millions of input signals coming in every second. From every touch upon the skin when the arm is moved and the nerves that give proprioception to the sense of air movement upon the hair follicles and the vision system seeing the arm move. There is just soo much data coming in that feeds the brain constantly. I think it is quite necessary to have all that for a machine to have intelligence.
One of my friends is a philosophy post-doc and he told me many times that in philosophy the gold standard for intelligence is intelligent behaviour.
If intelligent behaviour was all that was required, then a person remotely connected into that computer could do the intelligent behaviour and you would be able to call the computer intelligent. I think more is needed than that.
It also isn't true that the Lovelace test is more rigorous. To pass it you must produce something truly original but presumably non-random. I can only say good luck getting any human to pass this test.
I don't understand what you think original means. I have seen my young daughter draw lots of original drawings over and over. She even created a bird-deer in some of them, deer with 4 long skinny legs with bird feet on the ends of them. I certainly didn't tell her about bird-deer. She created them in her mind, drew them, and then told us what they were. I would love to see a computer come up with something like a bird-deer. I guess something like Creatures or Spore might come close with the genetic algorithms or something like that.