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Comment: Re:Taxi licenses are crazy expensive (Score 1) 327 327

So you're arguing against regulatory stability?

You didnt answer his question. The thing is that you refuse to answer because the answer is an embarrassment to your argument. Maybe if you worked on internal consistency, you would be able to face questions that can be proudly answered.

The fact that your argument is not internally consistent makes you wrong. I know that it doesnt feel right to think another way, but feelings dont make your argument right. Internal consistency would.

Comment: Re:Basically, you can only spend so much (Score 1) 182 182

At some point his money is just sitting around, doing nothing.

You are a special kind of ignorant twat. Rich people that let their money just sit around doing nothing are soon to be not rich, which is problem solved from the perspectives of your very weak argument, yet somehow you see the problem being solved as supporting your argument that the problem needs to be solved.

Comment: Re:I still don't get this (Score 2) 128 128

Some people look for reasons to be outraged.

Something to do with NAZI's, gay rights, or slavery is the simplified lazy-mans method of being outraged. As long as everyone is shallow, nobody will notice how simplistic and shallow your outrage is. So in essence the simplistic shallow people pat themselves on the back for being so simplistic and shallow.

Don't see it yet? Go look at just about anyones facebook feed. A bunch of people patting themselves on the back for gay marriage in the U.S. even though 5-nines percent of them did exactly zero to support any gay rights.

Comment: Re:alogrithms aren't racist (Score 1) 349 349

But the people writing the algorithm and choosing the input data *can* be racist. And even in the absence of malice, you can create racist outcomes.

This just in:

Fwipp, who doesnt know shit about machine learning, has decided that deep convolution networks can be cleverly programmed to be racist. Fwipp knows that he doesnt know shit about machine learning, but feels that his expertise in finding racist versions of both bubble sort and hello world qualifies him as an expert here.

Comment: Re:Taxi licenses are crazy expensive (Score 4, Insightful) 327 327

Medallion owners bought the medallions with the understanding that they were buying into a limited monopoly.

..and I bought stock in oil reserves with the understanding that I was buying into a limited monopoly. Then Saudi Arabia started dumping oil on the market. Should the government make me whole again, too?

It seems that you are the victim of a common misconception: That the State is the one selling the medallions that cost so much. Wrong, ignorant fuck.

Comment: Re:Taxi licenses are crazy expensive (Score 1) 327 327

If you are right, then why can't/won't Uber compete legally with medalioned taxi companies?

So we have to argue circles with you? you have been told why

The medallions are of limited supply because those taxi companies, the ones with the monopoly on them, lobby government to keep them in limited supply.

You have proven to us that the Statists dont give a fuck about the facts, that we have to argue endlessly in circles with you. Go fuck yourselves.

Comment: Re:why not crack down on the rioting protesters? (Score 1) 177 177

What are you talking about? The government isnt repossessing medallions. Its this sort of irrational babel that has convinced me that the Statists don't care about any facts at all. They don't even get the basics right. its as if they are living on another world where reality is completely different.

Reality: The government isnt selling $1,000,000 medallions in new york city.
Reality: The government isnt repossessing medallions.

Comment: Re:Both the submitter and WSJ got it wrong (Score 1) 216 216

The submitter read the article and keyed on the comment about this being a machine learning, which they feel is impossible.

..which seems odd since there is a growing belief that intelligence is an emergent property of a particular subset of learning mechanics, and this isnt so much because of the vast knowledge we "understand" about brains so much as it is about the limitations we know must exist. For instance learning in brains must be primarily accomplished by local operators since the connectivity in the brain is primary local, and there cannot be many such operators since the brain is composed of essentially only 4 kinds of neurons. There is no evidence of any kind of global algorithm (beyond the physics.) Even the timing of the neurons is sloppy.

Comment: Re:The answer's simple... (Score 1) 136 136

It's also funny that on Linux, with fully open benchmarks on phoronix, the AMD chips trade blows with the Intel ones and the top end ones of each are actually pretty close, with AMD being a bit slower on average than the top intel ones, but not far off.

For liberal amounts of "pretty close", sure. One of the things to remember is that AMD's CPU's are now several process shrinks behind Intels latest, so its not a surprise that they could be significantly behind in performance. What is surprising is that they are not, and this tells us exactly what Intel is doing. Intel is not throwing most of the advantage of the process shrinks into performance. What they are doing is throwing those advantages into efficiency (power/heat) because the guerrilla in the room is the ARM designs that are dominating much larger markets than the desktop market and doing it with the same process size as AMD is using.

Intel isn't afraid of ARM, but they are afraid that the foundries that are running 24/7 making ARM designs will put together enough money to jump several process sizes which is a danger to what Intel really is, which is a foundry company.

Comment: Re:why not crack down on the rioting protesters? (Score 1, Insightful) 177 177

Seems to me the only thing to do is ban UberPop or buy back every taxi medallion.

They should buy them back for the price they sold them for: $0

Oh, you that that the State was selling them? Yeah... uninformed on the basics but has an opinion on the whole thing.

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