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Comment: Re:IQ, Standard deviations, and propaganda (Score 1) 676

by HBI (#49539565) Attached to: Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden

I hate sports, despite my father's best efforts. The cultural surround makes me recoil in disgust, more than anything else. Also, I think the very small percentage of people who enjoy it who aren't functionally retarded aren't representative of anything about the activity.

I happen to enjoy playing D&D on weekends with a group of adult geeks, but that doesn't make me automatically upset when someone refers to the activity as juvenile and a sausage fest replete with misogyny. My game happens not to be, but most are.

Comment: IQ, Standard deviations, and propaganda (Score 5, Interesting) 676

by HBI (#49537553) Attached to: Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden

46 here. I work in the military-industrial complex. Snowden did us all a signal service.

Think about the limitations of the general public in perceiving this. Do you really think that people who think Kim Kardashian is interesting and like the NFL are really going to give this any serious thought? They'll parrot the line the government throws out.

The interesting part of the poll is that even a tiny percentage think that Snowden did the right thing. Not enough to give me much hope, but enough to surprise me.

Comment: speak for yourself (Score 5, Interesting) 33

by HBI (#49537323) Attached to: New Sampling Device Promises To Make Blood Tests Needle-Free

The whole design of blood testers for glucose militates using them on the hands or fingers. After thousands of sticks, it hurts worse. I already have to give myself 5 needles a day for insulin in places with adipose fat layers, like the lower arm, top of thigh or my belly. Doing 5 more sticks for tests is just ...bullshit. I won't do it. Maybe once a day, if that. Give me a technology that makes it less painful and i'll use it. If I can use it on an area of my body that doesn't usually get stuck (ass cheek? side of thigh? Anywhere where there is muscle behind the skin?) the pain level will be less.

Comment: I'm really interested (Score 1) 195

by HBI (#49523253) Attached to: Concerns of an Artificial Intelligence Pioneer

Where in the world are actual intelligent networks?
Where is the machine that can learn complex tasks?
Where is the bot that can pass a Turing test reliably?

More importantly, where is there a machine that uses something other than a human designed tree search to do things?

I hear this crap about machine intelligence thrown out without any significant exemplars of said intelligence.

Show me something smarter than Eliza.

A rolling disk gathers no MOS.