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Comment: Re:Seems Silly to me (Score 1) 258

by ZipprHead (#48798165) Attached to: AI Experts Sign Open Letter Pledging To Protect Mankind From Machines

Humans make good workers and good resources. To use your own resource argument, it would take a lot of resources to exterminate the humans. Why not help each other?

Why does your imagined AI need to expand to the point to need all of Earth resources? And if it does, why would it stay to begin with then?

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+ - Open Science API Competition->

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ZipprHead
ZipprHead writes "The Public Library of Science and Mendeley are hosting a "Binary Battle". A competition to develop applications built on their public APIs. There's $16,000 in prize money to be won plus other cool gifts. Not as much as the cool million offered for the Netflix API competition, but there is a lot of good karma associated with contributing to open access research that enhance scientists' and all our lives and 16k is well... still 16k. They've compiled a list of ideas sourced from the scientific community. You just have to write the code to wire things together.

Disclaimer, I work at the Public Library of Science."

Link to Original Source

Comment: Off base summary (Score 1) 1277

by ZipprHead (#35429878) Attached to: Utah To Teach USA is a Republic, Not a Democracy

This summary is a bit off base. From the article:

"HB220 would require schools to teach students that the U.S. is a compound constitutional republic and about other forms of government such as pure democracy, monarchy and oligarchy along with political philosophies and economic systems such as socialism, individualism and free-market capitalism. "

Where does it say "force public school teachers to teach that the USA is a republic". Sounds like they just want to be sure the students are aware of all forms of government.

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson

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