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Comment reformat cancer cell dna with backup of dna? (Score 1) 185

Could it be possible to use viral gene therapies to reformat a persons dna, replacing damaged cell dna with a perfect copy of a persons dna taken in their youth? This would be like an engineered self-checking mechanism. It seems to me that dna mutation/cancer is a data storage / reproduction issue...

Comment Re:It's a Samsung Note (Score 1) 67

Yes ! Thats exactly right. The piece of shit positional tracking that no one will ever use in a game and could get you killed while blinded by the Oculus is... WORTHLESS. This thing is at best a $10 gimmick. The ONLY things going for it are : STEREOSCOPIC and HEAD TRACKING. BOTH of which work PERFECTLY with DUROVIS and ANY new phone. Once again. F.U. FACEFOOK.

Comment Re:It's not really a myth anymore (Score 2) 222

quote: "drones, controlled almost exclusively by humans, probably not the best example of killer AI"
Erm , yes they are.
Less than 10 years ago the idea of a plane flying autonomously using GPS was unimaginable and there was actually and argument in the Air Force over whether it would EVER happen.
We are now one kill switch away from autonomous death.
The Military Industrial Complex is already trying to sell tanks that can 'recognize' friend from foe.
We are maximum a year away from automated sentry's that can guard territory and auto execute.
The Military does not want regulation on this. That is why there is no debate.
The killer A.I. robots are already here.

Comment Prophetic ! (Score 1) 107

The Religion War by Scott Adams:

"Global Information Corporation (GIC) (an all-encompassing, worldwide future sort of TIA created out of fear of terrorism) to analyze GIC's massive databases using software. Also, people's phones are, in the name of preventing terrorist communications,"

I'd never heard of a TIA
TIA wikipedia: "TIA was the "biggest surveillance program in the history of the United States".[8] The program was suspended in late 2003 by the United States Congress after media reports criticized the government for attempting to establish "Total Information Awareness" over all citizens.[9][10][11] Although the program was formally suspended, its data mining software was later adopted by other government agencies, with only superficial changes being made. According to a 2012 New York Times article, the legacy of Total Information Awareness is "quietly thriving" at the National Security Agency (NSA).[12]"

Comment Welcome to the future (Score 1) 405

Welcome to the future that you write so much about Mr. Stross...

BTW. This is something musicians and videographers have had to deal with for over a decade now...

Yes, as the channels of distribution become free and readily accessible from anywhere in the world, YOUR monopoly of publishing houses is no longer necessary. And yes, you might have to get a (better) paying job as well as write books.

Comment Bravo Microsoft ! Apple iOS is a TOY (Score 1, Funny) 379

Great to see Microsoft coming back, I'm sure Balmer leaving helped immensely. To all the U.S. consumers who don't 'get' why microsoft have made another great computer, go play candy crush on your toy computer. Apple is no longer about computing, they are about consumption and they are aimed at children and housewives. Microsoft is where real work gets done. Where things are actually designed and created, as opposed to bought and played with. The locked prison ecosystem of iOS is a dead end and offers nothing to this economy but a giant bloated Apple sitting on billions of dollars in an offshore bank account (paying no taxes back to the country either). Microsoft built the IT economy. If it had been Apple we would never have had ANY open technologies. I know Microsoft are no angels, but compared to the dead end of Apple and Google they are gods.

Comment Re: Maybe not extinction... (Score 1) 608

So arrogantly put. So who is it that "pays of the government" ?

The source of ALL government corruption is ALWAYS corporate (or military corporate). Period.

"Government is evil" is what the Republicans brainwash the Southern states with to prevent any kind of social progress, to control the masses and increase the wealth divide.

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