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Comment: Weird (Score 1) 139

by Patrik_AKA_RedX (#48071799) Attached to: NASA Asks Boeing, SpaceX To Stop Work On Next-Gen Space Taxi
I think this is strange. I work in public procurement in Belgium and under European law all participating companies are notified and have a 15 day period to file a complain before the contract is closed. During that period the decision who receives the contract can still be changed. After this period a company could still file a complain, but can only obtain a financial restitution. I'm surprised this isn't used in US government law.

Comment: Re:Energy consumption hypocrisy. (Score 1) 347

by Patrik_AKA_RedX (#30386924) Attached to: LHC Reaches Record Energy
Kurzweil speculates that if computer development keeps following Moores law, we'll have sufficiently fast computers to simulated an entire human brain in a few decades. This is pretty much a brute force methode to get an AI. No need for AI-researchers, just a fast computer, extremely accurated brain scanner and a good programmer with experience in simulation software.

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