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Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 339

ACTA, TTIP, CETA and TISA These are the reasons why we should leave the EU, the Commission keeps throwing extremely bad treaties at us because they can because they are unelected.

We should not have an unelected body writing our laws.

And the EU appears to be trying to build up an army at the same time as needlessly antagonising Russia. Read 1984. Again.

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 339

but I challenge you to point to some EU directives that have actually worked against UK citizens

ACTA was thankfully rejected with huge opposition by EU citizens but now they are throwing the same crap at us within TTIP, CETA and TISA.

We don't need EU to be able to trade, we don't need the EU in order to keep the Human Rights treaty.

Comment: Pathetic level of debate. (Score 1) 339

When it comes to debate, all of the reasons given for UK staying in the EU are typical sound bites, vagaries and bad analogies.

Some reasons against staying in the EU are:

The Commission is undemocratic, unaccountable and unelected.

The Commission keeps writing bad treaties that are severely to the detriment of EU citizens and only to the benefit of global corporations, treaties like ACTA, TTIP, CETA and TISA.

The EU wants it's own army and is clearly working towards getting one.

At the same time the EU and US leaders have been antagonising Russia.

It's like the Commission, EU president et al have read 1984 and are using it as a handbook on how to run the EU.

Comment: Re:"WSJ stunt to maximize anti-Clinton engagement" (Score 1) 224

by MrL0G1C (#49758857) Attached to: WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails

You have a first past the post system which means like us in the UK you're kind of screwed, you can vote for Clinton or you can vote GOP which from past experience means someone who is likely a climate denier and a war-monger. Or you can vote 3rd party but then your vote doesn't count and if you're in a state that always stays with the same party then again, your vote doesn't count.

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Journal: How Intelligent are current AI's really?

Journal by MrL0G1C

It seems to me that the AI systems we create are all very application specific, like the IBM Watson - how many hours of work did it take just to get Watson to be able to play a simple game, it's not a generic AI system, it wasn't an AI that could enter any quiz.

Watson was good at Jeopardy not because it had a good AI, but because it's creators were highly intelligent and were able to code a computer to be good at Jeopardy because *they* not the computer were intelligent.

Comment: Re:Played for a few hours and got bored (Score 1) 82

by gaspyy (#49757029) Attached to: How Cities: Skylines Beat SimCity At Its Own Game

I agree on the challenging part, but I think there's an "increased difficulty" official mod. I haven't tried it.

As for city development, the cities are relatively small because they effectively simulate every single citizen. No cheating. This is why even a high-rise building will have just 10 inhabitants. I think it's a more honest approach than artificially multiplying everything by 100 as Sim City was doing.

I agree with overqualifications, that area needs tweaking. I always had problems even with industrial zones as there weren't enough people willing to work there.

Comment: Re:Publicly Funded Research (Score 4, Interesting) 36

You are just part of a brainwashed generation that demands to have everything you want paid for AND given to you, not only for free, but with zero effort on your part.

I'm 50. Is that the generation you're referring to? I'm also 1/2 of a two-engineer household. My yearly income taxes are significantly more than an entry level engineering salary - you know, the taxes that already helped to pay for the research. Don't tell me I'm not making any effort and don't jump to conclusions about "my generation" because you obviously know fuck all about it.

But hey. You're a smart person. You know all about me. My political views. My library status. Guess what? You're just as wrong about all of them. Absolutely every assumption you made was 100% wrong. Amazing. I would imagine you must get used to being wrong a lot though.

Instead of blathering on with your erroneous, ignorant opinions, maybe you ought to take a good long look at yourself and realize you're actually preaching to yourself. Geez. What a douchebag.

Comment: Re:Publicly Funded Research (Score 3, Insightful) 36

When you say "go to a library" you are implying that everyone has access to a University library or similarly large, well-funded location. Not all libraries have access to journals. Although I don't have a reference for this, I suspect that the vast majority of libraries don't. I'm fortunate in the fact that I can spend an hour of total travel time (granted, 20 minutes of this will be spent waiting for the train) to get to a major University. I envision that one day there will be a series of tubes that give us access to this type of information from nearly anywhere and not a severely limited number of physical locations.

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