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Comment: Re:Nothing can go Wrong Here (Score 1) 439

by Pinky's Brain (#48673285) Attached to: How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Nope, circular argument ... to trade it you have to own it. You can't use that line of reasoning to justify owning it in the first place.

Even considerably more detail won't save Rothbard&co's arguments either, they can try to bury Locke's Proviso beneath a mountain of detail ... but it won't fool anyone but the naive and the stupid.

Comment: Re:Deliberate (Score 1) 652

by Pinky's Brain (#48463123) Attached to: Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

That's fine and well, but if you give up the economic argument then Google's surrender becomes irrelevant.

The google guys never said PV/wind and grid storage couldn't economically make coal and gas superfluous in the near future, they didn't say Nuclear could ... or even if Nuclear could do it cheaper than PV/wind/grid-storage.

Comment: Re:Turing test is fine (Score 1) 68

by Pinky's Brain (#48441705) Attached to: Upgrading the Turing Test: Lovelace 2.0

"In short then, I think that most of those who support the argument from consciousness could be persuaded to abandon it rather than be forced into the solipsist position."

If someone creates a human level AI no one will give a rats fucking ass about Searle's semantic wanking ... like all philosophy after Hume his was just a complete waste of time.

Comment: Re:built to a price/performance spec (Score 1) 39

by Pinky's Brain (#48440295) Attached to: Some Early Nexus 6 Units Returned Over Startup Bug

I don't really like Samsung phones (I tend to go for low end phones, LG and Sony tend to have better offers) but I don't get the Knox thing. It's a security feature which requires system integrity, and after a platform has been compromised they flat out don't trust it any more ... seems sensible to me.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.