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Comment: Re:When? (Score 1) 979

by Suicyco (#31095486) Attached to: When Will AI Surpass Human Intelligence?

Why does it need to model the human brain?

I work with expert systems doing simulation for engineering analysis. There are experimental systems today that can actually engineer parts, through trial and error. They take a specification for a part or assembly, and start making parts. Do FEA on em, change em, do it again, over and over. Eventually they reach optimal designs that fit the specification and can even blow it away regarding weight, strength, cost to produce, etc. All with minimal human input. It just takes time and uses existing system designs and analysis procedures. These systems will be the norm in 5-10 years as the hardware to use them becomes more cost effective, as in they run in decent time frames. No "AI" (as in human analog) anywhere in sight. Systems like this can be used to do all sorts of things. No special advancements needed except faster computers.

Comment: Re:laughable (Score 1) 647

by Suicyco (#30471856) Attached to: Eolas Sues World + Dog For AJAX Patent

It does not seem you, as an AC wuss, that knowing what communism IS as important to this discussion. If you actually READ Marx, you would understand what is being spoken of.

READ A BOOK. Communism is not what you all think it is. Oh well. American's, reading, about communism from the AUTHORS, thats too much too ask.

Good luck.

Comment: Re:laughable (Score 1) 647

by Suicyco (#30441764) Attached to: Eolas Sues World + Dog For AJAX Patent

Communism is about the PEOPLE owning the entire means of production, not the State. In fact, if you READ some Marx, communism CANNOT EXIST IF THERE IS A STATE. Lenin, Mao, Stalin, etc. all took advantage of this to call themselves communist but in a transition "phase" where the evil of having a STATE was a necessary transition to true communism. It was capitalism in disguise.

It does not mean your neighbor owns your car, or that you do not have a right to be an individual, quite the opposite. But you wouldn't know anything about that because you obviously have NO CLUE what communism is. Not even the slightest shred of a clue.

Comment: Re:laughable (Score 1) 647

by Suicyco (#30441742) Attached to: Eolas Sues World + Dog For AJAX Patent

Jesus, read a book why don't you.

Communism is the ultimate democracy, in fact it is PURE democracy. It is the ulimate expression of freedom and self-expression ever laid to paper, unfortunately never tried in practice. There has never been a communist society of any large scale in modern times.

In order for a communist society to exist and to function, it needs the entire means of production under the sway of the people, which cannot exist with national boundaries and foreign economies of any sort. The entire planet needs to be the property of the human race.

Comment: Re:I do hope... (Score 1) 297

by Suicyco (#30371352) Attached to: Martian Methane May Be Created By Lifeforms

Not if the life on Mars is of earth origin (or earth life is or mars origin). That could still mean earth is the only place life has developed. It needs to be its own independent evolution for it to mean that life could be everywhere. Otherwise it still doesn't answer the question of how common life evolves in the universe.

Comment: Re:Why not send it to Linus? (Score 1) 600

by Suicyco (#30279512) Attached to: Ethics of Releasing Non-Malicious Linux Malware?

What does Linus have to do with anything other than the kernel itself? He isn't part of PHP, Apache, openssh, mozilla, Gnome, gcc (etc) or attached to any distro. Unless its a kernel exploit he would be powerless to fix it and wouldn't care. There are a million ways to write such software, any competent linux dev could do so. The thing is, it doesn't matter, because it can be nullified by simple policy changes - and the fact that no two distro's are alike, "linux" can be a whole slew of differing combinations of software.

Putting something like this in the "wild" is nothing worse than metasploit, nmap, satan or any number of other tool sets. GCC and bash are just as dangerous a "toolkit".

His supposed killer malware is bullshit anyway, he's provided no details. What webserver? What distro? What does SELinux have to do with it? Is he requiring the user to know the root password, and type it in?

How about a bash script with "rm -rf /*" ran as root? Is that malware?

Do you know how many exploitable apps are in / have been in linux over the years? Unix in general? A shit ton! This is nothing new, revolutionary or extraordinary.

Comment: Re:here's the real health hazard (Score 1) 554

by Suicyco (#30198496) Attached to: Is That Sushi Hazardous To Your Health?

So you'd eat a fully cooked steak that has sat out at room temp all night?

I've eaten raw or undercooked meat (fish and beef) my entire life. The only cases of food poisoning I have ever had have been from: pizza, bacon and a hot dog.

I love a rare steak. I also love sushi and sashimi. I've eaten raw tuna on a fishing boat that was still warm. The reason people are so used to fully cooking their meat is because of poor standards at meat factories, you HAVE to in some cases or you will get sick (factory chicken).

Properly raised and slaughtered meat of any sort is perfectly fine to eat less than well done, or even raw. Even chicken and pork.

Comment: Re:Dials for manipulating 3D objects (Score 2, Informative) 271

by Suicyco (#30146536) Attached to: 1977 Star Wars Computer Graphics

Those were common in early cadd systems, they didn't have a mouse. They used digitizing tables and 3d inputs like you see in the video.

I would have liked to know more about the technology, not just how he did it with "a computer". What cadd package was it? What hardware?

Most likely something from Unigraphics or Intergraph, as those were big 3d modeling packages of the era.

Nowadays 3d inputs are easier with spaceballs and a simple mouse, or a 3d mouse.

Comment: Re:Ok.... (Score 2, Insightful) 200

by Suicyco (#29843567) Attached to: Nigerian "Scam Police" Shut Down 800 Web Sites

They aren't stupid, they simply don't know any better. Most people barely understand the concept of things like "executable file" and "activex control" if at all. They just click away, because thats always worked for them in the past. Its not the user that is at fault for everything that happens, even they are the cause. You can't expect everybody to understand what a trojan is just because you do. Some of the malware is very clever, I recently cleaned a slew of corporate computers infected with tons of crap from some users clicking on what appeared to be legitimate security warnings from windows. These popups can easily fool most people. I took care of it by installing good antivirus and antimalware but a lot of small businesses simply have no clue. They buy a computer, it comes with norton for 60 days, they plug away and don't think twice. Two years later they are infected to all hell and have no idea why. I don't fault them, what about Dell and the likes putting trialware of CRITICAL components onto these new systems? They should have bullet proof antivirus on the system for like, as part of the purchase price. The entire PC market is messed up in that regard. In the long run, it helps sales, because people will buy new computers once their old one becomes slow and worn out, like they are tires or something.

People aren't "stupid" just because they don't have your level of computer expertise.

All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time.