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Comment Not a great test (Score 1) 441

The real test here is how it copes with combatants trained using different techniques and equipment. Ai is only as good as its sensors ability to recognise what is happening. The test is too easy when your combatant is the guy who wrote the training manual you based the software on. I'm not saying he's a bad choice but there is a sample size of 1 here which should always ring alarm bells.
No I didn't read the article, its on the daily mail website so not worth it

Comment Suspicious timing (Score 3, Insightful) 367

With the UK in the thrall of EU referendum I can't help think this would be a non story at any other time.

Its alarming how keen the media is to stoke racist devisions , please treat them with the suspicion they are trying to make you feel about other races instead of accepting it as valid.

Comment Re: Netflix in 4k (Score 1) 507

Uhd Netflix on my Samsung 4k smartv is awesome, its as perfect as I have seen.

You can make Netflix do 4k on a laptop with a browser hack bit its not as good.

I'm worried by the advert possibility but if it becomes a problem it will be easy to break Samsung's firmware encryption according to guides I've found online.

My smartv also does dlna so well I use it as reference implementation for my work testing media devices.

Most of the apps are just front ends for websites but there are some quite impressive games using unity. It really needs a nicer looking audio player app with a visualiser.

I can connect a USB hard disk full of media randomly collected over the last few years an it plays them all.

Comment Re: Brace for shill accusations in (Score 1) 378

They fund businesses not individuals, therefore they are pro business growth.

They have made no statements about limits to growth so a pro business growth at any cost.

Other organisations have raised concerns about limiting growth to sustainable levels for a finite planet but
these particular ones are notable for not expressing that concern. I have a theory on why,

Comment Re: Brace for shill accusations in (Score 1) 378

did i mention monsanto ? no .

yes, selective breeding is one type of genetic modification, well done have a cookie (you might want to check the ingredients , if you are allowed to)

There are many types of GMO which is another reason why this study is suspect , its making massively wide claims about all types of GMO being safe which is not what real scientists do, you can't use generalisations like that.

I want GM to be something that is openly and honestly explored with the utmost safety without corporate interests (be they Monsanto, syngenta , bayer et al) contaminating the process as they have shown themselves to be greedy and untrustworthy. If there are benefits they must be realised for everyone or they become weapons.

I realise that governments aren't much better but its a start

Comment Re: Brace for shill accusations in (Score 0) 378

so you are saying all organisations are of equal merit and people shouldn't distinguish between them ?

I can see the point you were trying to make, but you are making it in the wrong way for the wrong reasons.

Its perfectly acceptable to call out the impartiality of scientists who have spent their careers working for agribusiness.
Its a clear source of bias and one that is not adequately mitigated from what i have read of that specific research.
Any research that doesn't try to enumerate and mitigate the biases of the researchers is scientifically flawed and should not be trusted.

The clincher is really the making of such a divisive statement, marketers make claims but scientists are very weary of them.

Comment Re: And this will change nobody's minds.. (Score 1) 378

The middle ground would be caution and respecting people choices, a simple way to do this would be to prevent commercial isation of GMO and make it part of the Commons like nature. Change like this should be democratic, open and consensual if it is to happen, at the moment its in the hands of corporations who are none of those things and are bound to the merciless need for profit and financial growth.

Comment Re: Brace for shill accusations in (Score 3, Informative) 378

Most of those organizations are pro business growth at any cost, that's why they like GMO and fund research to sell it. The farmers of the world that GMO claims to help are so sick of top down reorganization they will not buy it , its that simple. GMO farming is buying into a system you don't control that will ultimately control you. Notice the careful wording about the situations where pests become resistant, that's because its not magic. If you offer a choice to indiginous farmers (without destroying their land first) they reject it.

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