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Comment OK, I have to say this (Score 0) 168

With regard to deleting libraries, the only positive thing is that we are trying physically or electronically to follow the limits of human memory, and allow ourselves to start fresh from time to time. I go to the public library twice weekly, so don't take this as "born again, live free whatever", but the electronic age has grabbed everything and brought it with us, generations onwards...same music, books, etc from the past. At some point, we maybe (and I'm throwing this out there) deserve the freedom to discover truths about ourselves, in our time, without the uninformed literature of the past. If we can record everything, we need to think about not saving everything, but what the limits on saving should be.

Comment Re:Easy one... (Score 1) 558

Microsoft have long wanted to get into Wall St., so years ago they started working on improving algorithms, but then decided to hedge their bets, and that resulted in background processes trying to kill each other, some being idle for a long time, others short, so in financial terms, it formed a bubble... and that's why windows performance is sub-prime!

Comment remember mood rings? (Score 1) 196

I could see a slight advantage to having a wrist band that changed color according to the urgency of the call/email/message, but that requires AI to function properly. Having moved away from wearing a blackberry on my belt, towards hiding my smartphone in a pocket, the smart-wrist thing is useful only to free up some of the time spent to pull your phone out to read it (yes, I drink lattes and am burdened by first world problems), only the cheaper models would fit within a profile of "don't want this taken from me on the subway".

Comment we've changed our time frame. (Score 1) 133

Things used to be "written in stone", and laws and behaviour took appreciable periods of time to develop. In the computer age, we simply edit/overwrite and modify with much faster cultural impact. Society reacts quicker; corrects or makes mistakes in much shorter time periods. We may do well from this sooner than we think.

"Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?" -Ronald Reagan

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