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Comment: My letter to my MP (Score 1) 126

by Cederic (#47426561) Attached to: UK Gov't Plans To Push "Emergency" Surveillance Laws

I wrote a letter to my MP. In it I expressly told him that I fear the government more than terrorists, that I don't trust the police (and quoted specific examples why) and drew direct parallels between this legislation and the activities of the Stasi.

He'll fucking ignore it, because he's an arrogant cunt that couldn't give a shit about his constituents, staunchly supports European integration ahead of the interests of the UK and until recently was in thrall to his corporate paymasters. Yes Kenneth Clarke, I mean you, you ugly fuckface.

Comment: Re:Only one answer, to the Brits (Score 1) 80

by Cederic (#47426479) Attached to: Single European Copyright Title On the Horizon

We're trying. Interesting that as soon as there's serious momentum behind the UK leaving the EU all the other nations are suddenly panicking about it - could be something to do with our net contribution.

Sorry but I'm pissed off with bankrolling the EU. There are better things to spend the money on.
I'm also fucking annoyed that the country is suffering from overpopulation, a significant cause of which is unfettered immigration from within the EU. I like Europeans, it's just that my country doesn't have the room or the infrastructure for them all to live here.

UKIP is full of cocks, twats, idiots and the occasional racist. They are buffoons and have horrific policies. They also recognise that none of this matters while we're subservient to the EU and unable to make decisions in our own best interest.

Terribly sorry if that offends you but tell you what: Invite Turkey, Serbia et al into the EU, force them to switch to the Euro and enjoy the expanded population and feeling of superiority that gives you. Just let the UK rescind into a small nation with a lot of free trade agreements, I'd be quite happy with that.

Comment: Re:It won't be popular with gamers, but it is busi (Score 1) 83

If I buy a washing machine at Target I don't have to buy it again at Walmart to get the 'cotton' wash cycle, and again at Amazon to get the 'drain water at the end of the cycle' feature.

Gamestop are intentionally causing game content fragmentation that diverts development resource and/or prevents customers cost-effectively acquiring the full game content.

It's stupid, it's malicious and it's why everybody over the age of 30 waits for a steam sale to buy the game and its DLC these days, rather than buying half a game upfront.

Comment: Re:Life on Mars? (Score 1) 260

But how do you bootstrap a complex, spaceborne, self-sustaining infrastructure for making those parts in the first place? There's this critical period of time before launching the first rocket of this project and the system becoming fully operational and capable of producing and assembling its own parts where if anything goes wrong, it won't be able to fix itself because it won't have reached that stage yet. That's simple logic. And look at how complex this whole thing is on Earth - material mining, ore smelting and refining, polymer manufacture, machining, semiconductor fabrication, assembly, testing, road transport and delivery, servicing and parts replacement on site etc. Now transfer all this to space, and fully automated...

Comment: Already happened? (Score 2) 262

by K. S. Kyosuke (#47421655) Attached to: The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

The machine's designers must not be able to explain how their original code led to this new program.

If I'm not mistaken, this has already happened when evolutionary algorithms were applied to hardware design: some slides. The author of the program has no idea how the resulting circuit worked.

One of the most overlooked advantages to computers is... If they do foul up, there's no law against whacking them around a little. -- Joe Martin