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Comment: Re:I bought one of these for Litecoin mining (Score 1) 76

by marciot (#47785521) Attached to: Fake NVIDIA Graphics Cards Show Up In Germany

I bought a 32Gb mSDHC card a few months ago on Amazon, and I received a "32Gb mSDXC" card, complete with fake Samsung packaging, that on a better inspection turned out to be an old 2Gb mSD card with hacked firmware to show up as 32Gb to the host system.

These guys are obviously very good at what they do, but not very ambitious; they should direct their talents towards coming up with a fake 2GB card that stores 32GB of data.

Comment: Mutually Assured Destruction (Score 1) 161

by marciot (#47660113) Attached to: New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

"Viv will parse the sentence and then it will perform its best trick: automatically generating a quick, efficient program to link third-party sources of information together."

This is safe as long as there is only one such service in existence. As soon as a competitor launches a rival AI that does the same thing, any query to the first will cause the first system to query the second system, which then turns around and queries the first, causing volley of questions that leads to the meltdown of one or both data centers.

Comment: Re:So misleading. (Score 2) 161

by marciot (#47660073) Attached to: New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

I'm not sure I agree with that statement. If you believe, as I do, that our genetic code is a type of program, than by your argument our own intelligence and free will could be dismissed as being impossible to arise.

I think your sentiment is better phrased as, "if we manage to program a general intelligence, we will not understand how it works."

Comment: Re:A sad perspective (Score 3, Funny) 176

by marciot (#47562613) Attached to: Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance

It turns out that spying on Europe is perfectly legal in the US after this law passes, and that spying on the US is perfectly legal in Europe. . . .

Lucky for everyone's citizens, no European country and the US are incredibly close allies.

Are you saying the NSA is going to outsource spying on Americans to our allies? We can't allow this; we need to keep jobs right here in the US.

Comment: Re:So! The game is rigged! (Score 2) 570

by marciot (#47562549) Attached to: 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

get a credit card and charge $100 a month and pay it off. or charge your living expenses and pay it off

And make sure it's a cash back card ;) I've made thousands back in rewards and never paid a single dime of interest. Credit cards are a scam; make it a game to see how much you can scam out of the scammers!

Comment: Some (more) jobs this would create (Score 1) 272

by marciot (#47492567) Attached to: White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration


8) Coral Relocation Consultants
9) Cochlear Implant Maker for Conchs
10) Ear Surgeons for Sturgeon
11) Disability Lawyers for Sharks
12) Mime School Professor for Deaf and Dumb Clownfish
13) Burst Blowfish Re-Inflation Technician
14) Electric Eel Defibrillation Nurse

I'll be hear all week, folks!

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton