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Comment: Re:Saw a movie about this involving a train (Score 1) 356

It didn't have a Hollywood ending. So most people are going to hate it. Of course if it did have a Hollywood ending they would all complain about boring boilerplate Hollywood plots.

Despite all of this, all these people will still be queuing up for the next movie with the fist fulls of cash required for a ticket. Movies are making good money.

Comment: Re:In a Self-Driving Future--- (Score 1) 452

by delt0r (#48447717) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars
Some people like to drive quite dangerously. Whats your point. Have your classic car and tow it to the track. The rest of us don't need you on the road with us. With your wet computer reflexes, borderline delusional software that overestimates its capabilities and frequent soft resets of sleepiness. And we haven't even got to the fact that your fleshy wet computer has very limited abilities in off design conditions.

Don't use a meat bag to do a machines job.

Comment: Re:Consciousness versus Intelligence (Score 1) 418

by delt0r (#48447681) Attached to: Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba
Well there is also the Chinese room thing. Just because a machine can translate a language, does it know that language? Just because it maximizes some utility function (we don't seem to be doing that at all), does not mean "it" "knows" anything about wants, or what it is doing.

Comment: Re:Cartesian? Na mate, not reliable. (Score 1) 55

by delt0r (#48416249) Attached to: HYREL 3-D Printers Were Developed by 3-D Printer Users (Video)
There is a reason high end machines rarely have these designs. Its not because all the engineers working on it are stupid either. When you get down to the details that matter, like getting .01mm repeatably, vibration and flexure analisis. Basic Cartesian systems win out over large numbers of joins and hinges. The few machines that have been developed are not better nor are they cheaper. Which is why there really are not many of them.

Comment: Re:We've been selling these since 2010 (Score 1) 38

by delt0r (#48401035) Attached to: Low Cost Ground Robot Chassis That Can Traverse Challenging Obstacles
You don't need CNC and learning machining is not that hard. You don't make a mold for a one off part either. I got a mill and lathe setup for only 2k. Consider that high end 3d printers are more expensive than that its not bad. These days CNC and high end 3d printers are similar in price. As for cheap 3d printers. Well they are crap. We had one at a maker space, and you basically end up "machining" it afterwards anyway, its weak, inaccurate with an awful finish and the plastic is not exactly cheap.

There is no opinion so absurd that some philosopher will not express it. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero, "Ad familiares"