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Comment Re:These robots can't possibly work (Score 1) 113 113

A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. I assume it prioritizes immediate physical harm over putting someone in solitary. Otherwise it would violate the other half of the law via inaction. A black and white morality in the three laws just wouldn't suit any robot in any situation. Harm is far too broad a term to be useful anyway. Does my robot constantly jump to my aid before I stub my toe? Because god damnit I'd throw it out of a window after a few days.

Comment Re:Fair Wage (Score 1) 113 113

And what happens when they are self-aware? I wonder how long it will be after that happens before they get proper 'human rights' Would it become illegal to shut them down? Would it become a legal requirement to look after and repair any robot you own? Or would they be expected to pay for their own repairs if abandoned? I'm really rambling at this point...

Comment Re:Sad, but the biologist's energy is misdirected. (Score 1) 619 619

So you are suggesting that every single biologist/chemist/scientist in the world should get together, write a very long list of all the problems in the world ordered by importance. And then go down the list from 1 to n, all working on the exact same problem at the same time?

Submission + - Valve forums hacked, "[No] evidence that encrypted->

Lockyy writes: After a recent defacement of Valve's steam forums Valve has released a statement saying that the intrusion was deeper than anticipated.
The database contained "information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information."

There is no evidence of main steam accounts being compromised and forced password changes are being used only on forum accounts.
The article has a full copy of the letter sent out to all steam users.

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