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Comment: Re:Hopefully data only (Score 1) 95

by Bob_Who (#48012867) Attached to: Mobile Phone Use Soon To Be Allowed On European Flights
Maybe its a marketing scheme to get the transoceanic business folks to insist on first class, where they can escape the claustrophobia, light up a ciggy, and join the mile high club. Also, if you don't allow cell phones then you have to entertain all of the children on the plane with your magic tricks, gum and breath mints. (Ambien optional).

Comment: Re:You want to bet? (Score 2, Insightful) 299

by Bob_Who (#48001741) Attached to: Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

They've sued us/taken us to court dozens of times over the years. It's probably cost the state hundreds of thousands of dollars by now and they've never won. Not once.

We need to fire all of these extra federal employees who have nothing better to do than trump up charges and deploy swat teams and lawyers on innocent people on private property adjacent to their domain. We can offset these costs with their termination. We can fertilize the forests with their failures, and end all of their wasted paper they throw around in an effort to spare the trees. F*ckwads.

Comment: Re: Forest Mc Circus. (Score 1) 299

by Bob_Who (#48001591) Attached to: Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography
Actually, they should be paying Ansel and Virginia Best Adams' estate for the "Ansel Adams Wilderness", which spans just south of Yosemite across four government land management jurisdictions: Departments of Interior, Agriculture, State Parks and Federal Parks all share a piece of Ansel's Wilderness. Photography promotes the success and popularity the remote and spectacular public landscapes enjoy. Without this media, why would anyone travel so far into such remote and treacherous wilderness? Its out of touch with common sense and makes me think we need to hire someone else to make these decisions on our behalf. Its ridiculous to run our country with a bunch of government employees. We need to run it and they need to work at McDonald's if they can't generate revenue and manage budgets without taxing certain people who promote albeit profit off the public lands that belong to every citizen of the planet, even the distant future people who will one day benefit from the photography or other journalistic endeavors. I guess they figure Ken Burns and Ansel Adams types owe them something just because they have the authority and wear the stupid uniforms. No, I don't want fries with that.

Comment: Guns don't kill people, bullets do. (Score 1) 48

by Bob_Who (#48001271) Attached to: NSF Awards $10 Million To Protect America's Processors

"However, a key question that must also be addressed is whether the product does anything else, such as behaving in ways that are unintended or malicious,"

Like "off label" usage of prescriptions, using a frozen leg of lamb as a murder weapon, or spending money to fund all things evil and destructive? My point is that a product can and will do anything else, such as behaving in ways that people decide and control, be it malicious or mundane. Nobel invented dynamite, should he get his own prize for breakthroughs in bank vaults? This really sounds like a load of toad.

Comment: Re:Underwater? Yes. Robot? NO (Score 1) 71

by Bob_Who (#47983577) Attached to: Octopus-Inspired Robot Matches Real Octopus For Speed

Actually, since us humans evolved from water to land, sea-creatures seem like a good starting point for studying Artificial Intelligence.

Especially the brainy mammals that crawled back into the ocean and grew a big nostril on the back of their necks. Dolphins and whales are genuinely intelligent and don't need AI in their robots.

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