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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 Not "fake" (Score 1) 96

I would not use real data to open such an account. That does not make the account fake, just inaccurate. Calling it fake is just to add drama and justify their big brother demand for our personal data. I think you have got to be insane to publish all your personal data in the open for someone else to make profit from.

Comment Really? (Score 2) 335

"Why do drivers keep making the same mistakes? It looks like eight of the top ten causes of death on the highway are the same as they were in 2013."

Um because this shit is difficult, and if you don't know anything about it, it's easy to ask vapid generalized questions that seem meaningful.

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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