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Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 112

Do you really think any blind person doesn't realize how important sight is? It's pretty easy to explain,

Cool, can you help me out? I'm having an awful time understanding color. What's it like to experience that?

and trivial to demonstrate abilities that sight provides that the sightless do not have. Any blind person can be easily convinced that sight exists by performing experiments. Can you do the same with dream analysis?

Total Nonsense.

Comment Re:Amazing, for 2012 (Score 1) 112

Is there any reason that you haven't listed any of your alleged "failures". (I suspect it's because you don't actually have any in mind and you're just repeating a silly meme.)

As for Tizen, we'll see if that's the case when it's actually released. :) My claim "the best browser on the market" remains true.

Now, your claim was that the BB10 browser "was not great" and that you "prefer firefox on android".

Do you still stand by that?

Comment Re:Quite the Buddhist there... (Score 4, Insightful) 173

Sorry for the horrible analogy:

Oxygen and the air pressure are always being monitored. In the event of a decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you. Place it firmly over your nose and mouth, secure the elastic band behind your head, and breathe normally. Although the bag does not inflate, oxygen is flowing to the mask.If you are travelling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your own mask first, and then assist the other person. Keep your mask on until a uniformed crew member advises you to remove it.

Comment Re:Blackberry OS (Score 4, Insightful) 89

That argument's been around for years. It hasn't improved with age. Becoming a me-too player in a crowded market while simultaneously cutting off the few remaining advantages you have over the competition does not sound like a recipe for success!

Less obvious, but still important, Android kinda sucks. The development tools suck, multitasking sucks, the UI is a mess, etc. The only reason that it's the dominant player is that it's cheap and far more open than other offerings.

It was pretty obvious that Android will win in the short term -- but it will fall, and fall quickly, to any OS that's at least as open and cheap with better dev tools and UI.

Comment Re:42 (Score 1) 600

Oops, forgot this part:

Is it because you have no logical arguments against the possibility of strong AI?

I have plenty, at least against computationalism. I've found that it's a waste of time trying to explain it to slashdotters who are apparently unwilling to do the reading necessary to understand it.

Nor should it be necessary! Do I need to tear down logical positivism and every other dead idea that some yahoo decides to push? It's not worth the effort. Just tell 'em it's dead and let them do the reading.

So, I'll tell you, go do some reading. Computationalism is dead. It's been dead for ages. If you didn't know that it was dead, chances are you don't know enough about the problem to be able to save it with whatever ad-hoc justification you make up to hang on to that outdated belief.

So what will it be? Are you off to hit the books or are you going to hold steadfast to your unjustified and indefensible beliefs?

Comment Re:Amazing, for 2012 (Score 1) 112

How is it inferior? Oh, it doesn't have as many apps. Well, unless you count the tons of Android apps that it'll run (10.2 brings Android 4.2 compatibility).

The only feature we've talked about is the browser, which is *objectively* better than the competition. I wouldn't call that inferior.

We could talk about subjective things like the UI, but that won't get us anywhere as you're unwilling to use the OS yourself long enough to develop an informed opinion. (There are some other issues that Android users need to deal with that BB10 users do not, but you'll just rationalize those away like iOS users did over copy/paste, multitasking, etc.)

We could go over technical details about the OS, but that obviously wouldn't work in your favor, so I doubt that interests you.

Looks like you're just bashing someone else's preference for the hell of it, That sounds like trolling to me.

Comment Re:Nobody reads the classics (Score 1) 600

What do you mean with "centuries forward"?

He's referring to this:

If people so high would have taken the time to learn why these thoughts and tools came to be instead merely how to use them, human understanding could be centuries more advanced. Instead we have to reinvent and rediscover ancient issues over and over with new tools designed to solve different problems in ways that require different efficiencies.

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