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Comment: Re:Missing option (Score 1) 258

by msobkow (#48266449) Attached to: Preferred smartphone screen size?

Errr, that's why I have no cell phone at all. That and the cost of supporting one just so people can call me anytime, anywhere.

Leave a freakin' message! That's why I have an answering machine built into my home phone. Remember those? From back when it wasn't considered rude to not answer the phone when you left the house?

Comment: It's already here (Score 1) 582

by msobkow (#48242515) Attached to: Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

Artificial intelligence is already here in the limited form of expert systems and interpretational engines like Watson. It's been here for a number of years; we just keep moving the bar as to what it takes to be called "artificial intelligence" every time we achieve the previous bar, because people are disappointed that it's not the panacea of a conversational companion robot yet.

Comment: Re:waiting for the right time (Score 1) 307

by msobkow (#48227173) Attached to: Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

Sorry. I had the quote wrong. From http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/07/08/vic-toews-resigns_n_3561532.html:

Toews drew derision during a debate on the government's online surveillance bill in February 2012 for telling a Liberal critic he could "either stand with us or with the child pornographers."

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