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Comment: Re:Google please stop removing features (Score 2) 172

by kbg (#49223187) Attached to: Google Announces Android 5.1

Not specially in 5.1 but in all versions. What has been removed/disabled:
- Ability to control Airplane mode programmatically
- Ability to control Data mode programmatically
- Ability to control interruption/silent mode programmatically
- Ability to control system volume programmatically
- No control of how lock screen icon appear programmatically
- No write access to SD card from apps

These are just the ones from the top of my head.

Comment: Google please stop removing features (Score 1, Troll) 172

by kbg (#49220601) Attached to: Google Announces Android 5.1

For goods sake stop removing features and disabling stuff. There is no point in having an app platform when the apps can do less and less with every new release because you just removed important features from the system.

Android uses to be great when it was in version 2.1 or something, but now every new version gets worse and worse and more bugs are introduced and more stuff breaks.

Comment: Re:Depends... (Score 1) 170

by kbg (#48615769) Attached to: Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor

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

Comment: Re:Intelligence and Consciousness (Score 1) 455

by kbg (#48448005) Attached to: Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

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

Comment: AI and real intelligence are the same (Score 1) 455

by kbg (#48447961) Attached to: Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

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.

Comment: Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (Score 1) 698

by kbg (#48376571) Attached to: US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

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.

Comment: Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (Score 1) 698

by kbg (#48376529) Attached to: US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

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.

Comment: Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (Score 1) 698

by kbg (#48376451) Attached to: US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

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.

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