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Comment: Re:The real worry is 3D printing (Score 1) 167

by damien_kane (#42966197) Attached to: How To Safeguard Loose Nukes

But the Feed is closely monitored for exactly this kind of thing. By the time your matter compiler is half way through you'd be splattered. Its when someone figures out how to make the Seed that we are all in deep shit.

There's always ways around the feed-sourced compilers; backwater compilers and such off the grid, for those who wish to print nuclear weapons, or pirate the latest hyper-interactive AI-enhanced children's story for their daughter.

Comment: Re:What is Toronto?????? under US citys (Score 1) 94

by damien_kane (#42761027) Attached to: IBM's Watson Goes To College To Extend Abilities

"US Cities" seems about as straightforward a category as they come. Another would be whether the weapon has been dropped.

`"S" words` is rarely about long, flat bits of metal.
Neither, too, is "The Pen is Mightier" about large phallus (contrary to what Mr. Connery might tell you).

Comment: Re:They are behind the schedule (Score 1) 94

by damien_kane (#42760999) Attached to: IBM's Watson Goes To College To Extend Abilities

*ahem* seriously speaking, the brain is probably still more flexible than Watson, but in general concept, Watson is probably a HUGE step in the right direction.

Of course it's more flexible.
If you pull yours out and throw it against the wall (never you mind the logistics of it), it'll bend and flex to conform to the shape of the brick (at least for a short period of time, until it falls).
Pull out Watson's CPUs and throw them against a wall and they'll fall immediately.

Comment: Re:No more time travel! (Score 1) 735

by damien_kane (#42690067) Attached to: J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars VII

Yeah, these revisionist reboots drive me crazy. Next thing you'll be telling me the arch bad guy is is going to blow up the entire home planet of one of the heroes with some space-based super-weapon just to show how bad ass he is.

Or, even worse, some other hero pops in and takes down some space-based super weapon the size of a small moon with a single well-placed blaster shot

"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight." -- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory