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Comment: Re:AI researcher here (Score 1) 438

I was going to argue that the difference is ant colonies, when exposed to certain chemical signatures, launch into a frenzy they can't control - this is why those Terro traps are so effective.

Then I remembered... all the Black Friday signs going up this week... perhaps not the best argument after all.

Comment: Re:In a Self-Driving Future--- (Score 1) 453

by CanHasDIY (#48444231) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

Also, you don't have to have a license or insurance to ride a horse. When and if the day comes that most people own automated cars, no one's going to bother learning to drive anymore... which kinda takes the wind out of the whole "you could rent a car when you need one" concept.

Comment: Re:Alumni politics. (Score 1) 203

by CanHasDIY (#48433925) Attached to: Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

But that's not what these kids are doing - they aren't complaining that their school is invested in corporations, they're whining about which corporations the school invests in, because they, personally, disagree with that corporation's business model.

Let's just pray none of them are studying Constitutional law, since they obviously don't understand what rights private entities maintain.

Comment: Re:Moat? Electric fence? (Score 1) 212

by CanHasDIY (#48425191) Attached to: Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

Statistically speaking, an average person in American is far, far more likely to be attacked and need to defend themselves than a federal building.

Pretty obvious, since if you actually break down the "people shot" statistic you find the vast majority were felons to begin with.

Comment: Re:Oh god, no. (Score 1) 161

by CanHasDIY (#48421471) Attached to: Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

That is how it appears, isn't it? 'Course, when you look below the surface, you'll discover that when it comes to the truly important things - indefinite detention of Americans without charges, militarizing police, justifying the murder of innocents abroad, justifying executions of Americans without trial, etc. - D and R couldn't agree more.

But this show is about moronic roommates who can't get along, not evil, avaricious fucks draining the blood of a nation for their own personal gain... right?

Comment: Re:More detailed ratings are a good thing (Score 1) 641

by CanHasDIY (#48402561) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

The credit card company isn't forcing you to adhere to the contract: the government does, via contract law.

Contract law is fucked due to corporate influence on government. Which should be a pretty strong indicator of why "have the government do it" isn't necessarily a wise decision.

Comment: Re:More detailed ratings are a good thing (Score 1) 641

by CanHasDIY (#48402531) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Rating systems are subjective regardless of what entity is pushing them. At least an outwardly private company isn't going to pretend they're unbiased like a government could and would.

It would be pretty obvious bullshit if, say, EA was in charge and every other game company mysteriously received shit ratings. Not so much when the governing authority can make back room deals while pretending to have the public interest in mind.

Caveat, I am American, so dealing with our political system is probably coloring my view. Shit brown.

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