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Comment: Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 222

by glwtta (#45969797) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Remains at Five Minutes to Midnight
Now we've eliminated the majority of nuclear weapons, it's become irrelevant

Huh? Two countries both have enough nuclear warheads to comfortably annihilate all human life several times over. Six more have enough to put a significant dent in it.

It doesn't matter if you eliminate the "majority" if what remains is more than enough to get the job done.

(Not that I think that the clock thing is particularly useful)

Comment: Still with the Roomba? (Score 2) 246

by glwtta (#45722531) Attached to: Will You Even Notice the Impending Robot Uprising?
Can we please stop treating the Roomba as a harbinger of the inevitable robot apocalypse?

It's just about the most trivial "robot" you can imagine, it's been around for over a decade, and in that time, there hasn't been a single new development in the "robotic home automation" market that it was supposed to usher in.

It's just a silly gimmick - it does a good enough job of vacuuming your Cheetos crumbs (though not nearly as well as getting off your ass for 5 minutes would), and that's about it.

Real computer scientists don't comment their code. The identifiers are so long they can't afford the disk space.