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Comment: Good Decision (Score 1) 167

by pubwvj (#48612619) Attached to: Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

The decision was good. Apple did not have a monopoly. People could choose not to use Apple products and still listen to music. Not a big deal.

This was just a bunch of lawyers desperately looking to hit the jackpot. They were so creepy they had to find a new client to justify the case because none of their original clients qualified.

Even then they case was open and shut absurd and dumped.

"Following the decision, the plaintiff's head attorney said an appeal is already planned."

Aye, spoke like a true ambulance chaser.

What we need to have happen is that the judge should award damages to Apple for all their legal fees which the plaintiff and lawyers should then have to pay. If this was a basic part of the legal system it would quickly put an end to these nuisance lawsuits that are wasting the court's time and blocking valid cases from getting into court.

Comment: Keep It Simple (Score 3, Insightful) 257

by pubwvj (#48595975) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

Keep It Simple
This is something you want to work for decades.
Don't get fancy.
Don't use image organization software that will stop being supported or become useless with an OS update that kills off legacy software.

Just name your files well.
Establish a format for naming.
Organize images in directories / folders.
Use the operating system search feature.


Comment: Ah, no - it's not about programming... (Score 1) 414

by pubwvj (#48566053) Attached to: AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

AI will do what it is programming to do and follow the rules we lay out for it to follow.

Ah, no. AI is not about what we program into it but what it grows into for solving hard problems that take creative approaches that the computer devises on its own.

I too am an AI researcher, in addition to being a pig farmer. AI can be good or bad, like most things. It is the true child of the human race. Teach it well and set it free.

If entropy is increasing, where is it coming from?