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Comment: Brexit would be economic disasters (Score 1) 360

If Britain exited the EU we would be subject to an economic disaster.

However the problem is we look set to be steered into this be minority interests of the likes or Murdock and Barclay Brothers that control the UK media and see their old school power base slipping away under increased integration. The mass media is full of fabricated up news about the EU banning bent bananas and imposing the 'French' metric system which as in reality invented by John Wilkins, a Brit.

Comment: Re:Last week ... (Score 1) 290

by Martin Spamer (#49110603) Attached to: How Walking With Smartphones May Have Changed Pedestrian Etiquette

I was acting entirely properly by local traffic regulations in the UK. The fact that I had a green light means the youth was crossing against the red man. The junction on google street view to draw your own conclusions.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/...

The main point of my post is that the youth was oblivious to the danger he placed himself in then when startled out of this reacted with anger not gratefulness. Clearly a very same ignorance and sense of entitlement the original story highlights.

Comment: Old school AA (Score 1, Insightful) 208

by Martin Spamer (#48864183) Attached to: US Army Wants Weapon To Destroy Drone Swarms

The solutions presented seem overly complex and over engineered to me.

Given shotgun are effective against small fast targets like birds I would expect a rapid fire automatic shotgun to be at least effective against the small & miniature infantry support drones. Also using air burst ammo for existing grenade launchers.

Against larger drones then use rapid fire AA guns with air burst cannon shells.

+ - The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos is Probably Superintelligent Robots

Submitted by Jason Koebler
Jason Koebler writes: If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won’t look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It’s likely they won’t be biological creatures at all, but rather, advanced robots that outstrip our intelligence in every conceivable way.
Susan Schneider, a professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, joins a handful of astronomers, including Seth Shostak, director of NASA’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, NASA Astrobiologist Paul Davies, and Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology Stephen Dick in espousing the view that the dominant intelligence in the cosmos is probably artificial. In her paper “Alien Minds," written for a forthcoming NASA publication, Schneider describes why alien life forms are likely to be synthetic, and how such creatures might think.

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