I'll bet you're a blast at parties....
Oh no, I'm very introverted, and I decided I liked that from a very young age. I consider it a good thing that I grew up not thinking that being a blast in parties was the only worthy goal in life.
I bet you're great at picking up on sarcasm...
um... ok, so its silicone rubber coated in wax. Heat the wax and the silicone can flex because the wax is fluid. Let it cool and the wax hardens. That doesn't sound even remotely durable to me. How is this useful?
Didn't you watch the video?! It's just like the Terminator! Also, kittens, because they're cute and soft.
I don't know why everybody has to be so skeptical nowadays.
Does anyone oppose this?
You must be new here.
I suspect that this is how a general intelligence will be built up.
I joined Mensa in 1988 to meet chicks
Nest's founder Matt Rogers anticipated this issue, and insisted that there's no reason to worry. In his blog post, he says that data won't be shared with anyone, including Google, without a customer's permission.
Probably in the fine print that by using the product you have given permission, and if you don't want to give permission you need to opt-out by sending a letter through the USPS. Oh, and it must be received on a day when there is a full moon, signed in blood, and sealed with the king's seal.
In this day-and-age of corporate spying you must always assume the worst.
> The telescope will shed light on the 'dark ages' of the universe,
No, actually the telescope will *collect* light from the dark ages of the universe. If it shed light it would be the world's biggest fucking flashlight.
Being a pedant is hard these days.
It will metaphorically 'shed' light on the dark ages of the universe by collecting the light from said dark age.
Of course following Muphry's law I've probably made some mistake in my post.
I remember it because I've never read anything published that needed an editor more than it..
The same as your one sentence post.
Even the cops are afraid...
This is the part that is weird. Police officer as a profession isn't even in the top ten most dangerous jobs in the U.S., and yet we act like they are dying at every turn. What about truck drivers, or power-line workers, or iron-workers? These are the real heroes who are dying every day on the job.
I'm not saying there aren't good cops, but I have a friend who is a police officer. And to him if you aren't a cop or someone he knows well, you are suspect. He is paranoid, and that is drilled into them in the culture they are in.
The death penalty shouldn't be decided by algorithm.
But isn't the death penalty already decided by algorithm?
- Black? Check
- Kill or threaten or hint or look like you might kill Americans? Check
- Can't afford a good lawyer or live outside of the US? Check
I heard a guy today at work say "Did you see Bergdahl's dad? He had a beard out to here! (motions with hands) He looks like a Taliban." I said, "He must be a Taliban then." (Most of the men that I've looked up to have had huge beards.)
The death penalty should be abolished. Especially because right now it is decided by a bunch of stupid fucking barely more competent than monkey algorithms.
Sorry about that.