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Comment: Re:And the scientific evidence for this conclusion (Score 1) 390

by Minwee (#48637549) Attached to: The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

"In what way is a self replicating robot distinct from life?"
Answer: It is not alive.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Argumentum ad Because I Say So. A logical construct so air-tight that it cannot be refuted by any means known to humanity.

Comment: Re:This is worse than mythology. (Score 1) 390

by Minwee (#48637455) Attached to: The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

This may as well have been pulled out of a cereal box.

The simplistic style is partly explained by the fact that its editors, having to meet a publishing deadline, copied the information off the back of a packet of breakfast cereal, hastily embroidering it with a few foot notes in order to avoid prosecution under the incomprehensibly torturous Galactic Copyright Laws.

It’s interesting to note that a later and wilier editor sent the book backwards in time, through a temporal warp, and then successfully sued the breakfast cereal company for infringement of the same laws.

Comment: Re:It shows we are cowards. (Score 1) 220

by Minwee (#48635131) Attached to: Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

Leadership starts at the top, especially with the man whose sworn oath is to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States". If protecting the freedom of speech doesn't fall in the list of things that office holder should be doing, I don't know what is appropriate. His inaction and lack of leadership on this issue is appalling.

Has congress made a law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances while we weren't looking? Or is it possible that you really should read your country's constitution before you try citing it?

Comment: Re:Well (Score 1) 274

by Minwee (#48509985) Attached to: A Mismatch Between Wikimedia's Pledge Drive and Its Cash On Hand?

His Walesness lives in

...the most expensive city in England, and the rest of the foundation works in the most expensive city in North America.

It seems to me that if everybody in WMF right now moved to Scotland or Ohio, their fundraiser would be done within an hour. That's not exactly the price of buying a programmer a coffee, but if you're a small non-profit with costs of a top website: servers, staff and programs, perhaps it would be a good idea to cut costs where possible. You can read about that in a library or a public park where we can all go to think and learn. If Wikipedia is trying to be relevant, they should take one minute to think about where all their money is going and why. Thank you.

"Laugh while you can, monkey-boy." -- Dr. Emilio Lizardo