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Comment: the very premise is wrong already (Score 1) 417

by aldousd666 (#48570497) Attached to: AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us
No, it is not like calculators making their own calculations. It is like assuming living beings will want to survive, and at any reasonable cost. This guy totally misses the point. AI is essentially creating a new sentient being which is aware of it's own 'death' so to speak. That very notion alone is enough to make it dangerous. Will it be? I don't know. But the simple equation here is enough for me to discount the entire article.

Comment: Re: Capitalism does not reward morality (Score 1) 197

by aldousd666 (#48423885) Attached to: Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?
You're not right, because if you're stealing, you don't get repeat business. Good capitalists seek repeat business. There are lots of companies that are successful because of their relationship with government, like say, Comcast, which have legal territorial monopolies that don't have to give a shit about their reputations that agent really capitalist.. They're mercantilist. This isn't the kind if thing that Uber us, in fact, they're kind of under attack by government assisted territorial monopolies in most markets...

Comment: Re: Capitalism does not reward morality (Score 1) 197

by aldousd666 (#48423871) Attached to: Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?
It does. If you want repeat business, you have to protect your image, your brand, and provide good service. I think what happened here is someone pissed the guy of and he reacted like a normal human being. Think of the Seinfeld episode where Jerry asked for the telemarketer's home phone number.. That's all this was.

Comment: Latentcy isn't just sucky for games. (Score 1) 131

by aldousd666 (#47090251) Attached to: Quad Lasers Deliver Fast, Earth-Based Internet To the Moon
It's like HughesNet on the moon. Gaming and anything else like remote viewers (RDP, conference calling, etc) apps will suck too. It's kinda like how on CNN when you see those Satellite uplink interviews where they pause for like 5 seconds between questions and answers, except for everything. After having DirecWay on the side of my house for less than the 30 day trial period, I have a new respect for people remote controlling the rover on mars.

Comment: Re:I dn't thin it takes into accout (Score 1) 64

by aldousd666 (#46479699) Attached to: Google Flu Trends Gets It Wrong Three Years Running
While I don't think they use Monte Carlo modeling for the weather, you do have a point about it being a young thing. The gist of TFA is a little silly though... sure someone (google) is using a faulty algorithm to grok epidemiology data... and? That's about the only conclusion we can draw. Doesn't mean 'the technology' itself (ie big data platforms, the techniques applied to it -- graph traversal or map reduce, etc) are actually 'bad things.'

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 5, Insightful) 2219

by aldousd666 (#46182841) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
I know the comment section is what it's all about, but seriously though, you are given a channel to provide your feedback. no need to go postal on them. the fact that they are actually redoing the website and providing feedback channels indicates that they are well aware of the need for readers. it's in their interest to do what you want. but you don't have to throw a fucking fit about it.

Comment: Re: what about (Score 1) 465

Those large teams of people were hired and paid by them, receiving more than their own talents procure alone without having someone to pay them for them. So yes, while 'self-made' men require paying an army to work for them, any one 'soldier' in the army receives a bonus for the boss having assembled it, and included them in it.

Comment: Re:Basis for discrimination (Score 1) 684

If you are doing military work, you probably have to worry about ITAR (international trade in arms regulations) which is a LOT cheaper to handle if you don't hire foreigners. This is not to say anything about the competency of foreign workers, it just means you have to jump through the government hoops, which in the case of ITAR means avoiding having to set up a 100% separate network where foreign nationals must have independently trackable/restrict-able access. If you want someone to blame for this inconvenience and inefficiency, look no further than your helpful government.

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