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Comment Re:They get you off your ass (Score 1) 93

Not in any sane medical system

I wouldn't argue that point. However, they're already doing it-- my major carrier employer healthcare plan for example, offers a discount if you buy a FitBit and meet certain goals with it. Goals that, according to some fellow employees who've attempted to meet them, are next to impossible to achieve. No one ever said it was going to be "sane."

Comment Re:Why is income equality necessarily good? (Score 1) 516

The economic productivity problem is being solved via the use of robot slaves. The real problem is the fact that more and more at the bottom of the ladder have got less and less important to do with themselves but make trouble for those at the top of the ladder. Idle hands, and all that.

Comment Re:Oh, great... (Score 2) 98

So what I want to see is a text analyzer that will take the output of such a chatbot, and generate automated replies designed to get it stuck in an endless loop-- or possibly, figure out how to get two chatbots stuck on replying to each other endlessly. Or an analyzer that can tell us how closely it aligns to various partisan positions, in order to figure out their source. Also, carefully worded nonsense replies might cause a chatbot to reply to them as if they made sense, thereby revealing their automated nature.

Comment No point either way... (Score 1) 133

The ONLY reason the real creator of bitcoin would want to reveal himself at this point is to capitalize on the notoriety. I mean, the technology is out there, it's not like he's going to ask for it all back. What possible reason would anyone have for proving he was the creator other than to put it on his resume and/or establish some credibility for a new enterprise. If that's what he wanted it for, he should have thought of that a long time ago and never gone stealth about it in the first place. So if this guy IS the creator of bitcoin, other than the creation of bitcoin itself, he's a moron. And I'd start to wonder if his idea regarding bitcoin was just a lucky fluke.

Comment Did that a decade ago. (Score 1) 160

I've replaced my broadcast AND movie going with DVDs in various ways-- library check-outs, rentals, Netflix, etc. Here's the thing-- I'm not interested in "Sports Coverage," News coverage is horribly biased towards useless sensationalism, equivalent to click-bait. There are way better sources of news that don't include the sensationalism (or the click-bait, which is my gauge of a serious site vs a crapvertizer). Movie theater experience is useless because all that is available is a narrow set of recent crap releases. Why would I want any of that?

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