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Comment Re:Wow, all the way back to 1979... (Score 2) 313

we are talking a little warmer for a few days in the Antarctic at this point

In this case a few days is roughly two months. I agree we have to start adapting now, but this is because politicians failed to act 30yrs ago. We are now at the stage where the longer you work on adapting to the problem the less resources you have to fix the problem. For example, sea walls don't work if they are built on limestone, so you can save some money now by kissing Miami goodbye or start calling it Venice.

So yah, your professor did a great job of teaching you what to think and never got around to teaching you how to think. Sorry you didn't have me in college, I would have at least given you a fighting chance to think critically instead of regurgitating what your echo chamber of friends and you all think.

Feeling insecure? Need a hug?

Comment Re:Neural Nets (Score 1) 44

That's pretty awesome, its one thing to use a machine to do something faster than a human can, its completely different thing do use a machine to do what human doesn't know how to do.

Indeed! I would go so far as to say that if the IBM's Watson/Jeopardy stunt doesn't impress you, then you haven't understood the problem.

Comment Re:Censorship has never improved society (Score 3, Informative) 117

Which other Western Countries?

All of them? - Most EU nations, the UK, Canada, Australia, and NZ all have hate speech laws. There is no nation on earth that has absolute free speech, even the US bans certain types of speech such as the classic "yelling fire in a theatre" and the eternally popular prohibition on child porn.

Comment Re:Censorship has never improved society (Score 1) 117

I am all in favour of free speech, however my ideological beliefs (or yours) don't change the FACT that Christian shock jocks inspired the 1990's Rwandan genocide via propaganda broadcast on AM radio. Once the killing started the leaders used the same radio network to direct the actions of the attackers, they were more "efficient" than Hitler's or Stalin's extermination camps, they killed a million people in less than two weeks with little more than farm tools and matches.

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