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Comment: Re:If yes then what ? (Score 1) 389 389

by BryanL (#48073967) Attached to: Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

Then I must be insane because I mentally stack 22 and 22 and learned top carry numbers in my head if necessary. I see my kids do math by the common core standards and I scratch my head why? Common core shouldn't be about the method, only the result. Can they add? Good! Move on.

Comment: Re:Turing test not passed. (Score 2) 285 285

by BryanL (#47424087) Attached to: The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

Good points. I would add one more- people lie. There is nothing to stop the human comparison from lying and saying he was a computer as well. If both say they are a computer that should level the playing field so that they both need to judged on the merits of the debate.

Comment: Re:Truly sad (Score 1) 102 102

by BryanL (#43017021) Attached to: Federal Court OKs Amazon's System of Suggesting Alternative Products

A better analogy would be, if I walk into a hardware store asking for Tiffany lamps and the floor worker pointed to the the lighting aisle and said, "All of our lighting products are right there." Could Tiffany sue because there were no Tiffany lamps in the store?

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.