Well if you didn't pay attention to the clues throughout the film then the movie isn't as good. It's only when you realize that Deckard is also a replicant that the movie takes on a different deeper meaning.
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Well maybe people would upgrade if every new version wasn't slower than the previous version and Chrome wouldn't get buggier and buggier.
Google for goods sake fix all the bugs before pushing out new versions with even more bugs. Do some QA testing for heavens sake, I mean you have the resources. Don't be evil.
I don't have anything against law enforcement having the ability through the court system to wire tap. What I am against is when phone companies pretend that this doesn't exists. So this is not "end-to-end" encryption, it should be called "end-to-end except as required by law" encryption
I think it was clear in the movie that Deckard was a never model and modeled to be more human like than the other models. The motto of the company was "More human than human" so that would imply that Deckard could age.
But a submarine can actually swim. The difference is that a submarine doesn't have actual limbs but he can swim just like a human. In the same way it is possible for a computer to think if it is powerful enough.
No it is actually very likely that machines will be sentient. You see, we are made of molecules arranged in a special way. Our body and brain is completely made out of matter. So if we could arrange molecules in a similiar way that is in our brain we would actually have created a sentient being. Consciousness is just a by-product of intelligence. If you are intelligent enough you will understand your own existence. There is no difference between Intelligence and Consciousness
This professor doesn't get what artificial intelligence (AI) is. There really is no difference between AI and "real intelligence" the only difference is in size. We only call it AI because it isn't very smart yet. If we could construct a computer that would be at the size of a human brain in terms of neurological connections and had the same capacity we would actually have constructed a self aware computer.
The same way it is being done for drivers licenses. There are set of rules of what causes suspension of your driver license due to mental illnesses and there is a group of people who rule on a case by case basis. The same way is also being done for the courts. Somehow the courts can rule if you are sane or insane. This isn't a problem that hasn't been solved before.
Stringent background checks means less desirable people are given guns, which means fewer guns. It is all about limiting the amount of guns in circulation and having only responsible people own guns.
For example you could require by law that all gun owners keep their guns locked in a gun cabinet which the police will enforce by inspection of your home. That would limit the relatives of the gun owner of aquiring the weapons.
Well I would like to think that if you are classified as having severe mental problems you should not be allowed to own a gun, just like having certain mental problems can suspend your drivers license.
There are already in place regulations for mental problems for having a drivers license, so it isn't impossible to do the same for gun license.
You talk like these are some impossible problems to solve, but these are being applied every day for everything else.
Really? Limiting guns to sane and responsible people would not help? It wouldn't even reduce the incidents?
Why do we have drivers licenses? Why are people required to take drivers exam. I mean some people will still drive dangerously without a drivers license so why don't we just abandon all regulations for car ownership? Because it helps with reducing car accidents, it doesn't eliminate it, just like gun regulation would not eliminate gun violence but it would reduce it.
If we can regulate owning a car it should be just as simple regulating owning a gun.
I don't see any problem with legislation that mandates registration of firearms, screening for buying firearms for people with criminal background, and requiring a gun seminar in handling firearms. This is a one size fits all legislation that works everywhere.
Iceland also has many words in their language describing different types of snow.
See for example: http://blogs.transparent.com/i...
In newest Android you can't programmatically set airplane mode so if you want to for example conserve power at night by automatically turning off mobile you can't and it keeps on draining power. For GPS it is most likely due to that most mobiles use A-GPS (Assisted GPS) which also uses cell towers communication in addition to GPS. But even so totally turning of GPS in airplane mode is stupid.
Finally!!! Now just revert all the other stupid crippling decisions. Like banning airplane mode switch and other stuff that used to work before. The current version of Android is just totally useless crap, you have to downgrade to version 2.3 or something to get a usable Android version.