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Comment: Re:Anthropomorphizing (Score 1) 413

by hax4bux (#49765771) Attached to: What AI Experts Think About the Existential Risk of AI

No AI conference is complete without a panel discussion featuring a biologist and several other dorks who want to show why their research is backed up by nature.

Except there is no reason for machines to act like nature. Machines have different "food" requirements and they do not have sex.

One of the reasons I quit attending conferences was because there was obviously little news to share.

Comment: Re:Here are MORE exampe of how full of shit you ar (Score 1) 149

by hax4bux (#49763999) Attached to: Al-Qaeda's Job Application Form Revealed

Good job w/the research, but I think it misses a point. You could substitute those two w/GWB and Cheney. Sadly, the people cheerleading for everybody to go fight will not be the ones to go bleed. I think (somewhere along the thread) the point was made that if people had access to a decent economy then a career in jihad would be a tough sell.

Of course there are examples of western youth who come for the "adventure" of combat. I have no glib answer for this save "Darwin".

Comment: Dear Mother Navy (Score 3, Informative) 68

It makes me sad every time I read articles such as this. I feel the Navy has been adrift since morse code and torn tape relay were retired. Perhaps it is time for you to reconsider SPAWAR? I often wonder how they help defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. My last COTAR was obviously a spy for some foreign agency. Anyway... there are many examples of how to make big systems work and none of them are at SPAWAR. COTS can do this, other organizations do this. Why not you?

Comment: Re:Lies, bullshit, and more lies ... (Score 1) 442

There is zero chance I am voting a ticket of people who willfully ignore science and start wars even if they fixed immigration.

If you are looking for a great idea to cultivate popular opinion, I suggest recreational pot reform. Many more stoners than engineers.

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed." -- Albert Einstein