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Comment: Re:"computer hacking" the convenient catch-all (Score 2) 327

by bucket_brigade (#49009977) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas

There's zero chance of that happening. Coming in with as many heavy weapons and officers as possible is great for them since it reduces the risks in their work and is in general fun and easy. There have been tens of people shot during raids recently including little children. Try to do something about it and all the police unions will go mental about how you hate cops and want them dead. They almost always get away with it as far as legal repercussions go too. The only way for them to get in trouble is to do something against their training. But their training is "if you feel the slightest bit threatened shoot at the problem until it goes away" so that's not happening either.

Comment: How about ignoring it? (Score 5, Insightful) 484

by bucket_brigade (#48632367) Attached to: Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

How about not enforcing the laws there since doing otherwise is a stupid waste of law enforcement time and resources? I can't believe anyone can be stupid enough to think cannabis is dangerous enough to merit criminalization. You have to be basically live up your own ass for decades to come up with that opinion.

Comment: Re:What does "effectively infinite" mean? (Score 1) 100

Define infinite. There are no infinite things in observed reality and there obviously can not be any in a computer game. Infinite simply means that you can always come up with more of whatever object is under consideration. For example no matter how large a natural number you name I can always name a bigger one. In this case it probably means that when you reach a "border" of the world some more "world" is generated. Given that they claim it is procedurally generated.

Comment: Re:If it's not computable... (Score 1) 426

I suspect that "it's magic" is precisely the conclusion they want to draw to protect their threatened special snowflake status. Otherwise clever people (Roger Penrose, etc) end up looking like total baffoons because they cannot even dare contemplate the notion that their mind is not a transcendent miracle of galactic proportions.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990