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Comment Re:Is it really a robot? (Score 1) 33

Is it really a robot if it doesn't fulfill a practical purpose? Robot is derived from a word meaning "slave" because it does work in place of a person. If it is unable to do work, by conjoining AI with mobility, does it really fit the bill? What makes a windmill not a robot? What makes a drill not a robot?

Android: sure, robot: I'm not convinced.

The origin of the word robot is from art! It comes from the story R.U.R. by Karel Capek. So complaining that these are not robots because they are art is iron(ic).

Comment Re:A conspiracy... (Score 4, Insightful) 470

"the undercover investigator brought Crawford X-ray tubes to examine for possible use in the weapon, followed by their technical specifications a month later. ... Investigators gave Feight $1,000 to build the control device and showed the men pictures of industrial X-ray machines they said they could obtain."

Hmm.. wonder whose idea this whole plot was. We've only heard one side so far.

Comment Re:because desktop linux is a toy and novelty (Score 2) 1215

For actual work and play I use windows. Everything works best on it.

Every now and then I boot into the latest linux distro currently in favor and give it a spin. And I've always ended up disappointed.

How do you do something as basic as copy a file securely to another computer? I use scp on Linux.

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