It's premature to talk about compassion when no one has any idea how to make a robot which is even as conscious as a cockroach.
How do surgeons get away with calling a Waldo a robot? There is no such thing yet as a 'surgical robot.'
I suppose this clears the way for the Federal Trade Commission to outlaw volume discounts on all products. Why should I have to pay say $15 for a new computer fan when a computer manufacturer can buy 20,000 of the same fans for $8 apiece? Isn't it the same principle? And if our naive notions of fairness are inconsistent with basic facts of economics, shouldn't it be the facts of reality that we reject? Especially when there is an ignorant voting block to mollify?
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Isn't there a large partly constructed tunnel near Waxahachie, TX which could serve as a location for a muon collider?
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So they came up with that awkward description just so they could call it a Mass Wave Arc?
Must be a slow news day for this to make the headlines. There were probably no "Dog bites man" stories.
I first learned to program in BASIC in 1980 on a Sinclair ZX80 computer. I learned very fast because on any given line it would not let you enter an unexpected character nor would it let you do a newline-carriage return on a malformed statement. Granted, in 1980 I had been programming in Fortran for almost 20 years, but the immediate feedback offered by the ZX80 made learning BASIC a breeze. I still have my ZX 80 although it no longer boots up. I think its approach to teaching BASIC was clever and sound.
So how are they going to build this thing for four cents a square foot?
I was being serious.
It's great to see private companies taking steps to boost productivity by offering career women this excellent opportunity.
The US government should sell the air traffic control system to the highest bidder. That would probably be a consortium of the major airports and airlines. Any system run by bureaucratic management will necessarily be way behind the times technologically. The air traffic control system needs to be operated as a business, not a bureaucracy.
The FCC should be abolished and its policing powers transferred to the Justice Department. The airwaves should be privately owned. The government should stick to its role of enforcing contracts and has no moral authority to regulate communications media.