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Comment: A couple of points (Score 1) 410

by PPH (#48255675) Attached to: Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

Nye said he was "heartbroken and sickened for the Commonwealth of Kentucky"

Duh. Bill. What did you think this was about? An actual debate?

It was a motivational stunt to get the true believers to open their wallet to fund something like this.

"voters and taxpayers in Kentucky will eventually see that this is not in their best interest."

Don't count on it.

That caused the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet to halt its issuance of tax incentives for the ark park.

The bureaucrats, having an actual mission to accomplish have their feet at least partway on the ground. Not so the voters. I predict that withdrawl of these tax breaks will be made a serious issue come election time.

That said, let them have their amusement part. Who cares? We've got Disney World.

Comment: Re:I wish I'd thought of that (Score 1) 202

by PPH (#48251611) Attached to: Car Thieves and Insurers Vote On Keyless Car Security

Cops get mad if they can't give you a parking ticket

They run the plate and get the vehicle description. If it matches, odds are its not stolen or switched plates. If it doesn't match, they boot it or tow it.

Too many cars don't have visible VINs. My truck has a vertical windshield and no dashboard. So no place to put the VIN tag there. Its on the door jamb (open the drivers door to read). And too many people throw crap up on the dashboard for cops to rely on the VIN beng visible. Take a look at most contractors' trucks.

Comment: Re:AI as our only defense against AI (Score 1) 581

by PPH (#48244711) Attached to: Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

If you want to protect yourself against the dangers of AI, setup some AI that you *know* will protect you, because it is designed as such.

We already have that. Its called the nanny state. Doesn't matter if it's implemented on silicon or in the hive mind of a million bureucrats.

If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program, wake him up.