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Comment Re:Siri doesn't have free will (Score 1) 401

I liked the thought experiment in some book I read once (was it that "Imagining the Tenth Dimension" one, maybe?) that described how free will only makes sense from our linear perspective of time, i.e. some other form of life that has different motion on the axis of time would consider the concept nonsense, as it only really works if we don't know the outcome for sure.

Comment Re:appearing to have free will (Score 1) 401

I think he actually meant Behaviorism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behaviorism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioralism

The primary tenet of behaviorism ... is that psychology should concern itself with the observable behavior of people and animals, not with unobservable events that take place in their minds.

I'm not sure how the phrase in question is a "limit", but it appears that Behaviorism would dictate that they are logically identical?

Comment Re:Meh (Score 1) 398

Users always say it's faster. If we really want to sacrifice all things on the Altar of More Speedifying, why don't we just remove everything but one giant button that you press and it gives you an orgasm? That's what everybody *really* wants, right?

No. I want the ability to use my fucking computer LIKE A NORMAL PERSON. I don't own a tablet and don't want one.

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