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Comment: Re-inventing the human (Score 1) 165

by kamathln (#47024447) Attached to: US Navy Wants Smart Robots With Morals, Ethics

Whats the point of re-inventing the human to that level. If the robot has to be so self ware as to be moral and know compute ethics, then it starts a new debate of ethics = should we humans be ready to sacrifice/put in risk our couterparts which are so self-aware? You will only complicate stuff .. I guess PETOR = People for Ethical Treatement Of Robots will form even before the first prototype.

Also, even if you think practically, if you can have robots which are so self aware, why have other sodiers at all?!

Comment: Internet backbone router IP Stack? (Score 1) 533

by kamathln (#46011515) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?

It might be somewhere in the Network Stack of some Internet backbone router? Or some code shared by Network stack of multiple Oses? The code would have to run continuously on so many devices for *every* *packet* going through? May be sometimes multiple times for the same packet! Firewall ? Routing algorithm?

+ - Nokia Purchase Marks End of Microsoft's Signature Strategy->

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McGruber (1417641) writes "Slate's Farhad Manjoo points out that the Nokia purchase marks the end of Microsoft's operating system strategy. Until now, Microsoft Windows had been software that that runs on lots of companies’ hardware, a platform to unite disparate manufacturers’ devices. Now, Windows will be much like Apple’s iOS and Mac OS: proprietary software attached to proprietary hardware—Microsoft’s code running on Microsoft’s devices.

Manjoo's column doesn't mention it, but old timers like myself remember that Microsoft's strategy predates Windows — it actually dates back to DOS 1.0! Microsoft has always followed this strategy — Xenix, OS/2 and all versions of Windows all ran on generic clone computers. Remembering that history helps explain (to me at least) why Ballmer and Microsoft have been so slow to change."

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