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Comment: micelles (Score 4, Informative) 15

by kencurry (#48943751) Attached to: Scientists Float Soap Bubbles As a More Effective Drug Delivery Method
FTFA - "The soap bubbles—formally known as functionalized catanionic surfactant vesicles—are made of a combination of soap-like components that have an affinity for each other and spontaneously form capsules when mixed together." I think they mean to say micelles; they just needed to fancy it up for the patent apps, board meetings, and press releases.

Comment: adios Explorers (Score 3, Insightful) 141

by kencurry (#48824487) Attached to: Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass
Got my official "see you later, dude" email today. quick takes:

The Good:
Display was quite good.
No visual acuity problems for far-sighted eyes
Good for hands free access to your phone

The Bad:
Terrible battery life
Poor public image
"Google vs. Apple" crappy tactics i.e., poor iPhone integration [We are trying to break new ground, why do we need that sh*t involved?]

Comment: does sentience bring about self-preservation? (Score 2) 258

by kencurry (#48796519) Attached to: AI Experts Sign Open Letter Pledging To Protect Mankind From Machines
Ethicist should weigh in. If robots have no sentience, they would not know that killing was different from any other task. As creatures who value self-preservation (most of us anyway) we don't kill because we don't want to be killed. I assumed always that our self-preservation came about because we have consciousness. A robot without self-awareness could follow a rule but would not have any internal feelings about that rule. Without those feelings, rules alone won't work. Philosophy majors take over this discussion...

Comment: So much wrong here (Score 4, Insightful) 282

by kencurry (#48670481) Attached to: Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?
1) No concrete evidence that a Sovereign County hacked into Sony, but POTS says he thinks they did anyways

2) Movie is probably total piece of sh*t anyways, who cares?

3) Even if NK did it, it is not an attack on US but a foreign corp with some US holding, but still a Japanese company, why don't they saber rattle instead of us?

4) The whole thing could have been PR stunt from Sony to advertise the movie

5) Why didn't POTS just tell Sony "get your sh*t together, improve your security - tired of this crap, dayum!"

Comment: Re:ridiculously bad summary (Score 1) 285

by kencurry (#48647109) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

I've been driving for a few decades and have seen many serious injuries and fatalities, but not a single serious injury or corpse in a rear-end crash...

You've never driven in heavy stop-n-go traffic on the freeway in SoCal then. I have seen cars so smashed you could not tell what the make or model of the vehicle was; sadly I saw a fatality just this summer, a mother and her kids on I-5; people just don't realize that drivers will slow and change lanes to take the exit at Camp Pendleton Traffic will back up there all the way up to the freeway lane.

Not sure why you want to believe that a rear-end accident is nothing to worry about.

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