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Comment: Absolutely right (Score 1) 776

This movie is unabashed gynocentric gender-leveling propaganda of the worst kind. Notice how Hollywood takes a male movie theme with a male protagonist and twists it to present a female protagonist with exactly the same level of strength, skill, violence, and motivation. Hollywood and TV are sculpting the view of reality with regard to the natural inequalities of men and women and destroying the perception of those realities by entire generations. You can walk off the roof of your house screaming that gravity does not exist, but gravity will kill or maim you just the same when you hit the ground. Reality steps aside for no man or woman. And if we deny the natural differences between men and women so effectively that we perceive no differences, reality will degrade our ability to be successful as a nation, indeed, maybe even to survive in a world against enemies that do not lie to themselves about the real differences in nature between men and women. P.S. Just turn on the news and see who is doing the creatively aggressive violence in the world today. Look at which gender is inventing the world-changing technologies, making the ground-breaking discoveries in science. In case your mind is too infected by gynocentrism to get the answer correct, it is men, not women.

Comment: This same idea should (Score 1) 31

by Sqreater (#49550893) Attached to: Patents Show Google Fi Was Envisioned Before the iPhone Was Released
This same idea should be used with a credit card that is a credit card of credit cards to find at any one point the best credit card to use. So, when you swipe, you get the lowest interest rate and the best benefits automatically instead of going through thousands of cards to find the "right" one.

Comment: Again (Score 1) 385

by Sqreater (#49500337) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?
Terman should have looked at what I call "mentis," the combination of the individual's accented motivation array and the tool, intelligence, used to build and execute the individual's behavior-space to satisfy that motivation array. Looking at intelligence alone is like staring at a wrench and wondering why it isn't doing something useful. What is happiness? Happiness is being able to build and execute a behavior-space that satisfies one's motivation array. See Warren Buffett. See Albert Einstein.

Comment: Re:The timing is off (Score 1) 181

by Sqreater (#49462089) Attached to: Autonomous Cars and the Centralization of Driving

"No, we get to work on time because we leave with enough time to get there. Maybe if you have to speed and drive recklessly to make it to work, you should just leave five minutes earlier?"

Do you even drive? I'm glad to see you have absolute control of everything in your life and on the road. Just sanctimonious nonsense. Live in the real world, the autocars will have to.

"The irony here is that autonomous cars will be able to tell you fairly accurately how long it will take to get anywhere based on the possible routes and current traffic conditions. So, if your car says it'll take 27 minutes to get to work but you don't leave until you only have 15 minutes left because you're sure you can make it... that's your own fault."

Irony? And how many digits from a calculator do you use? Alexa tells me it will take 40 minutes to get to work. It never does. That is her best calculation at that instant. It takes me 20 minutes to get to the place that may have a traffic jam of some unpredictable intensity. She can't predict the future any better than I can.

At this point I'm not sure if you're trolling or not. That's what people currently do -- just stare out of the window in front of them for hours every day, trying not to run into another person. Can you not think of anything else you could do with that time if you didn't have to keep your eyes on the road? Maybe read a book, catch up on the news, or play a video game?

Trolling? More reflexive commenting from your internet bag of comment tricks (logic, irony, trolling)? If you are just staring out the window when you drive I hope never to see you on a road I'm driving on. And there is a large difference between reading a book or playing a video game when you want to and when you have to. Am I supposed to do those things every single day whether I feel like it or not -- "for hours every day"?

You live in a theoretical techie world where everything is predictable, but people live in a much messier world, the real world. And your absolute trust in computer technology is sweet - innocent and naive, but sweet. Don't change.

Comment: The timing is off (Score 2) 181

by Sqreater (#49456913) Attached to: Autonomous Cars and the Centralization of Driving
Autonomous vehicles will have to scrupulously obey the law. But society and business depend on the mass NOT obeying the law. We get to work on time because we cheat. How long would it take you to do anything if you could not depend on the timing from route selection and speed? You would not be able to project the future. And huge chunks of your life would disappear into these prison-pod vehicles full of people desperately checking their watches. Also, how about the fact that actually driving the vehicle takes up the time. Do you really want to sit staring out the window for the entire trip? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

Comment: I've seen the first one (Score 1) 114

by Sqreater (#49456803) Attached to: Daredevil TV Show Debuts; Early Reviews Positive
So far, emotionally overwrought. And according to the modern way, it humanizes Daredevil to the point that he is just a weird karate guy who just happens to stumble to a win in a fight. I'm waiting for the inevitable feminization of the storyline and the turning it from a male-centered story about a male superhero to a story about women. That seems to be "de rigueur" today. I hope they avoid the incredibly stupid mistake of the Ben Affleck version where the hero gets his ass kicked by a women (boot in the face scene.). The whole thing has a "Dexter" feel to it somehow. As for superheros, a bit of dark is good, but the trend is to make them psychopathic now. Not good. They should avoid that.

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