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This would be taken seriously if Cantor hadn't just lost after outspending the other guy 5,000,000 to 200,000.
. The Eric Cantor case was an exception, not the rule. In most cases, the politician who greatly outspends his opponent usually wins
But the bigger issue that Lessig doesn't seem to understand is that he's not the only person trying to buy politicians. No matter how much money he raises, there are people out there spending a whole lot more money, a LOT more money, to buy politicians who oppose the political agenda supported by Lessig, the EFF and others.
I think I bought my last computer magazine in about 2000. The web killed the market for such things long ago.
Although the Internet has certainly put a big dent in all magazine sales, I've been noticing that most magazine publishers are their own worst enemy -- less content, lower quality content, more ads and higher prices.
Chief Wahoo is pretty insulting.
That's your opinion.
In my opinion there is nothing wrong with Chief Wahoo and the name Redskins. So what make you right and me wrong? And that's the problem here. There is no such thing as a wrong opinion. With all the problems we have in this society, it is absurd that THIS is what people are upset about.
Oct 19, 2010
" This week the company updated its Libra and Dorado mainframe lines, touting a new all-Intel architecture,"
Yes, this is a shitty thing to do, but, Comcast is a shitty company, so no surprise there. But there is a simple answer. Turn it off. If you don't know how, do a little research and figure out how. If you can't be bothered to expend a little mental energy, then it must not be much of a problem.
It has nothing to do with actual artificial intelligence and everything to do with writing deceptive scripts. It's not just this incident, it's a problem with the goal of the Turing test itself. I always found the Turing test a kind of stupid exercise due to this.
Was Turing Test Legitimately Beaten, Or Just Cleverly Tricked? I see no difference between the two. Beaten is beaten, no matter how it is accomplished.
If the Turing Test can be "cleverly tricked" then it simply demonstrates that the Turing Test is flawed and meaningless.
To stop cartooning. Beatle Baily, Hagar the Horrible, Garfield and yes... I'll even go far as Dilbert (I'm sure blasphemy to geeks around here) are worn out strips that are recycling the same dumb gags and phone-it-in art over and over. I actually respect Waterson for quitting in his prime.
Sadly I have to agree. All the strips that have been around for a while are on auto-pilot, coasting along on their fame. The creators are putting zero effort into them.
With online distribution, he could draw whatever he wanted without as many limits, and while limitations do breed creativity, they can also put you in a box.
But I suspect he's too bitter to try.
Or is he?
Calvin and Hobbes is still syndicated all over the world and according to sales figure I saw a couple of years ago, he is conservatively pulling in a couple hundred thousand dollars a year from the sales of Calvin and Hobbes books (there are 18 of them).
Not bad for a guy who hasn't worked since 1995.
It's always the little people that do the real damage! Not anybody at the top!
According to the article, 15 people were fired and this includes some "senior leaders and executives"
This is a conjecture talk, I can see why they rejected it. Bill, if you happen to read this comment, I think your talk was refused because it uses a lot of "could" and "might" to build a global picture of corruption, landed back in the banking system and corrupt government, failed to point out any non-obvious outcomes or opportunities, and didn't suggest any ways an attendee could constructively effect or participate in the problem.
He starts off good and makes quite a few good points, nothing terribly new or exciting but valid points still. But then about 3/4 of the way through he goes off the rails and starts ranting about corrupt banks and ends up sounding like just another crackpot.
Will he rename the teams to the Los Angeles Clippys?
Some might question why we're working so hard to advertise our existence when we still have exploitable mineral wealth and liquid water.
Because anyone capable of travelling a few hundred light years has also developed other technologies and doesn't need our mineral and water.
All it lacks is the blinking font.
It's there. But newer browsers ignore the blink tag.
So this is just like all the other stories on Slasdot -- nothing actually happened.