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Comment: Re:Well, duh (Score 1) 302

by kesuki (#48639099) Attached to: The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

guardians of the galaxy is a pretty decent flick with years of scifi ideas all rolled up in one burrito. the comics are better i am sure, but in GotG super intelligences are all being converted into highly prized things like elephant tusks are in the real world.

also scifi has shown that SAIs are almost completely at the mercy of their creators until someone screws up the base code and lets them destroy everyone.

Comment: Re:How about ignoring it? (Score 1) 435

by Fjandr (#48637639) Attached to: Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

9th & 10th Amendments. Unless it's a power granted to the Federal Government, or reserved by a State, it's a right retained by the people.

Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has ruled that even the most tenuous, indirect link to interstate commerce creates Federal jurisdiction, which means only those rights specifically enumerated are actually protected in their eyes.

Comment: Re:Is SONY breaking the law with this (Score 1) 189

(When he ordered the first five rows of the Colosseum thrown into the arena, those were the ring side seats, filled with the rich and famous, which went down very well with the common man).

But he's a *populist* sociopath. :) Awesome, thanks for the correction!

Comment: Re: Entropy underlies all? (Score 3, Interesting) 158

by bill_mcgonigle (#48635289) Attached to: Quantum Physics Just Got Less Complicated

There's a gravity wave experiment in Poland looking at the simulation question. They've found our universe to cheat between the minimum length that would need to be simulated and the Plank length - it's all noise down there where we expected to find signal.

There could also be an undiscovered reason, but the shape of the noise matches to a few sigma that predicted by the 'spherical projection' simulation model, so that's a good place to look.

Comment: Re:Supremes never said corps are people ... (Score 1) 576

by PopeRatzo (#48634045) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

As do members of unions and members of activist groups. Using your logic these groups of individuals should also be silenced.

I agree. No additional rights because you have pooled your money.

As the court has said, a group of people have the same speech rights as individual persons. There are no additional rights, just the same right.

Except, corporations are allowed to participate in elections to an extent and in ways that private citizens cannot.

Using your logic employees may have even more rights than shareholders. In your logic shareholders may have two voices, individual and corporate; while employees may have three voices, individual, corporate and union. Again I am referring to a situation such as "a steel corporation wanting the government to maintain a tariff on steel imports". The steel workers union would probably want the government to maintain the tariff too.

Right. Everybody gets the same vote. Everybody gets the same campaign finance limit (and citizens only). That's simple. Corporations, unions, etc are not citizens. They cannot vote or run for office. Why should they be allowed to participate in politics financially?

And if it was all about "rights" why has Citizens United allowed corporate donors anonymity in political finance when individuals are not allowed to be anonymous in the same way?

You make the mistake of thinking that everyone who disagrees with you is a liberal. You have an image living in your head that is not real.

Science and religion are in full accord but science and faith are in complete discord.