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Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 1) 622

by siliconsmiley (#49538419) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs

How many Prius would you need to carry 7 people, plus 7 suitcases of stuff, plus tow an 8,000 lb trailer?

I own a Yukon XL, which is the GMC version of the Suburban. I have 3 kids and often have 1 or 2 more kids with me, with my wife, that is 7 people. We also have plenty of room in the back behind all those people for stuff, and we can tow a camper behind that as well.

How often? Everyday on your commute to work? How many miles do you have 7 people in your Yukon compared to how many you have just 1?

Comment: Re:sigh (Score 1) 574

by siliconsmiley (#48515989) Attached to: Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity
His brilliance as a theoretical physics is debated by lots of other theoretical physicists, but who really cares about stuff that nobody can prove one way or the other. I find it a much shorter stretch to accept that our mythology is based on ancient extra terrestrials than to believe that AI will overthrow humanity. At least in my lifetime. There is a far greater probability that if anybody overthrows humanity it will be... humanity.

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