I fail to understand how that is different than just about every human being I know.
We don't just need term limits, we need influence limits. But that comes back to distributism- that given Original Sin, it is far better to have 1000 small governments than one big large one, 1000 small businesses than one big large one.
Baby, check it out, I've got something to say
Man it's so loud in here
When they stop the drum machine and I can think again, I'll remember what it was.
I've long said that the only real difference between a libertarian and a crony capitalist is a bank account large enough to buy politicians. With the combination of Staffergate and Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation, I'm beginning to think that we live under rule of corruption, not rule of law. It's hard to tell the difference between the two- since the very people writing the law are the ones taking the bribes.
This is why the magical overflowing glass of Argentinian's version of the trickle down theory never overflowed and kept growing larger. This is why a rising tide floats some boats and sinks others. This is what is wrong with von Mises' theories about government in general- a free market means that government is for sale to the highest bidder.
Eliza. Turing Test is easy, because the majority of the general public is stupid and narcissistic. Not so much artificial intelligence, as exploiting the security holes in the human brain.
In what way is your framework different from the old programming language PILOT?
Yeah, supposedly he didn't have the batteries for servos, that's why he needed Twiki. Just a head.
Yeah, I'm not sure which society is the utopia and which is the dystopia.
But I know a lot of people who would love to live in Amish Australia already.
I always thought Twiki was a completely useless design.and Dr Theopolis should have been a dialup server someplace.
What level of AI?
Apple IIe disk drives (in 1983!) used to come with a program that would play 20 questions with you and guess the animal you were thinking of. It could even learn to a certain extent.
All that has happened since then in AI, is that the knowledge base has gotten larger.
Too bad parent posted AC, because that short story is the absolute best futurist discussion of the topic.
If your income is low enough- go platinum and make the feds pay for it.
There is one other option- thjis, if you have moral qualms is supposedly Obamacare friendly while avoiding the moral problems of traditional health insurance companies.
This changes from state to state and individual to individual so much that the *best* way to figure this out is to go to your state exchange.
If it is working, that is. Mine isn't. Near as I can tell from my state website, I need to do my taxes for the year *before* I can make any intelligent decisions other than "just pay the damn tax, it's cheaper for your family than the cheapest catastrophic plan". No subsidies in my income bracket, likely, unless I made $20,000 less than I think I did.
In general, under Obamacare everything is rated now: Catastrophic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum. Catastrophic will always be the cheapest, with around a 5k-10k deductible before they'll pay for anything. Bronze is the best if you want some care and want to get your deductible down into human ranges of 2k-5k. Silver gets you even better deductibles- but you'll pay for the premiums more than the Obamacare tax. Platinum is only for politicians and rich people who can afford to drop $40k/year in premiums.
Including, apparently, taking over Oracle?
Near as I can tell, they're the only ones actually profiting from this, at least in Oregon. 300,000 uninsured, maybe 400,000 due to canceled policies, and 30,000 signed up to replace their health insurance, with a whopping 44 actually ready to pay a premium.
The only winner is Oracle, with $300 million in contractor fees for putting up a PDF file.
You assume google wants to get rid of software patents, rather than corner the market?