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Comment Re:That article sucked (Score 1) 563

IMO there's really no such thing as a post scarcity society because real estate is always scares. Who gets the beachfront property? Who gets the penthouse on the 50th floor and who's stuck with the rats and cockroaches on the first. Even if we had replicators for everything else we still wouldn't have infinite real estate. The only counter argument I can think to that is we all go live in the matrix. But then there's still power/energy that is not infinite. If you need X units of energy to power your simulated home and I need X * 10 units to power mine, unless we figure out a way where energy is also in infinite supply we still won't have a post scarcity society.

Comment Re:It's not just IT (Score 1) 152

As someone who is not a pharmacist it's hard to understand why things can't be done more efficiently. What's wrong with the system that this can't happen? As an example my experience in the USA (maybe this has changed) was that a doctor scribbles some illegible prescription which I then had over to a pharmacy and have to wait 20+ mins. In other countries the doctor orders the prescription on the computer. At that point a robot at the pharmacy could give me the prescription. So what's the real problem? Too many regulations? If we had a more centralized medical system would this get better or worse? Or maybe if we had a less centralized system so I could choose the company that gets shit done quickly and without mistakes. I mean from the outside it seems like an easily solvable issue. The same systems that have robots doing inventory in a warehouse seem like they could do something similar in a pharmacy.

So, since you seem to know can you explain why I can't be efficient?

Comment Level Up Target (Score 2) 51

They should aim a little higher. Right now the MADE is basically a cheap office space with some folding tables and stuff. Hats off to them that they are trying but ... for some aspirational goals they should really check out places like:

The National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham

The Game Science Center in Berlin

The Computer Game Museum in Berlin

If the MADE was called the Oakland Game Club or something it would be fine as is but something called "The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment" really needs to set up their game ;)

Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 272

WAT? I record people's images and sounds with my brain all the time. Accessing my memory now, yesterday I was at the park. I saw a girl in a red shirt and blue shorts. She had brown hair, a tan complexion. In a few minutes I could sketch a picture of her. She was throwing a frisbee with a friend and they were talking about their dogs. She said her dog had been sick lately and she was wondering if she should take it to the vet. She had a thick southern USA accent. I could recite what she said with her accent.

Are you saying I should have asked permission before seeing her and hearing her?

If a blind and deaf person gets augmented with digital eyes and digital ears why would their rights be any different? Would you discriminate against their right to see and hear? Why?

Comment Re:No! (Score 4, Insightful) 227

That policy is not going to survive as people start augmenting their eyes and brains. It might be 10 or 20 or 30yrs out but it will happen. First the blind or near blind, followed maybe by soldiers, eventually just like cellphones went from military only to briefcase size to geeks only to no 15 yr old girl would be caught dead without one, so will this other stuff

Comment Re:Wow, this *IS* old... (Score 1) 171

Guest: Hey, what's your wifi password?

Me: It's "foobarmoo"

App on guest's phone: "All your base are belong to us!"

(or any other cheap IP camera, network TV, network TV dongle, XBox/Playstation game, app on your computer or anything else on your local network :( ) ...yes I have a guest wifi but I haven't gone to the trouble to isolate every other piece of hardware on my local network from my Windows box from which they are streaming stuff.

Comment Re:Great, make the Internet even more infantile (Score 0, Troll) 104

Or we could just be being inclusive of other cultures that have been using emoji for > 15 years

Or are you suggesting the world should be ASCII only? Oh wait, I get it. You want to be the one to decide which characters get added. Will Chinese be included? How about Thai? What about all those BBS/ANSI characters from zillions of documents from the 80s?

Comment Re:Never had such issues (Score 1) 325

I have a 2012 Retina MBP. It's the HOTTEST laptop I've ever owned. It runs so hot it burns to touch it. I have to be careful typing. If I touch the keys fine but if I touch the metal between keys OUCH!

Note: Under "normal" use (browsing mostly static webpages) it's not hot but run any game and it gets arguably too hot. (or as in my case, develop games which means running them). Pretty much any WebGL demo will also make too hot.

Comment Re:I can't stand closed floor plans (Score 1) 420

I'm with you on that. I don't like isolation either. I like to see what others are doing around me. I like to overhear conversations. My most productive times are when I'm collaborating with someone not when I'm alone. But I also know that's a personal preference. I can certainly understand some need isolation.

Nobody said computers were going to be polite.