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Comment Re:Wait (Score 1) 277

A dishwasher isn't a robot in the sense clearly intended.

And it doesn't wipe dishes, including difficult to clean pots and pants, or other non-dishwasher safe dish wear, which is really where the demand is coming from.

If you want to get pedantic, what people want is a dishwasher that can wash every type of dish you'd ever need to wash, at every level of dirtiness. Now that we're approaching something that would have to have the ability to manipulate dishes and make decisions on what to use and how to clean those dishes, you have something a lot more like a robot than a dishwasher.

Comment Re:Jews, blacks, and the disabled not welcome (Score 1) 197

The medium makes it different. Anybody can read that magazine and see those ads. In Facebook's case, the technology is such that just anybody CANNOT see those ads. You might have a decent argument if the publisher of that magazine had a reliable way of ensuring that young women who wanted to read that magazine were physically obstructed from doing so.

Facebook anonymizes the targeting parameters for advertising, but on the serving end, they're not showing ads when older men are *likely* to be reading, they're serving ads to people they actually know are only older men (to a reliable enough degree that it's true for all intents and purposes.)

Comment Re: Why is this necessary? (Score 1) 123

It's not that complicated. The cost he cited above is measured in lives, and science permits as to determine a fairly accurate number of how many people die from pollution. Without even trying to attach an economic cost to that, that's just a specific number of people dying. I mean, your question amounts to, "Yeah but, how do we knowwwww mannnn? How to we really knowwww?" *rolls eyes*

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