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Comment Re:Important milestone (Score 1) 156


stock trades as a form of gambling need to fuck right off.

the stock market is supposed to be for investing, not speculative gambling and pump-and-dump operations on the share price.

anything other than that is mere parasitism, producing nothing of value to anyone - just transferring value to some and destroying value in the process for everyone else.

Comment Re:Heads-up Texas Holdem (Score 1) 156

and yet, even with all that unfathomable and incalculable complexity, humans manage to play and win the game against other humans

An AI doesn't have to analyse the game situation perfectly, it just has to do it better than humans. and that's a hell of a lot easier than perfection.

I, for one, will be glad to see the macho bullshit associated with the idiotic practice of poker disappear - there's no pseudo-testosterone in being thrashed by a computer, or in being - at best - a second-rate poker player.

Comment Re:NextLight Fiber (Score 1) 128

Aww yeah, same here. We stream a fair amount of video and the occasional steam download, so I suppose we could potentially butt up against a data cap at some inferior ISP. I'm sure going to hate it if I ever have to move back to a sluggish-ass 20MBPS connection!

Doing a video upload to youtube and having the upload complete before I can finish typing the description in the video is also pretty nice.

Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 1) 1544

Few if any pundits said "Obama is sitting president of a very divided nation", when the fact is, he was. Just as GWB was before him. And so on.

It is also true that Hillary didn't get 50% of the vote, so more people voted against her than voted for her (same with Trump). Again, so what? None of that matters, and is just noise.

The Left in this country has always had problems with motivating people to get them to the polls.

That's because it is hard to get dead people to vote ;) :-D

Comment Re: News for Nazis (Score 4, Insightful) 1544

No, I think Palestine should have taken the Two State solution offered by Israel a few years ago, but refused and went on a rampage over it.

The problem is, you think that Palestine wants a two state solution, and they don't. It has been offered, repeatedly, and they keep refusing.

And I wonder why you don't mention the Palestinians "Illegally" launching rockets into Israel. Or the time that Israel pulled its settlements out of Gaza, only to have them turned into rocket launching sites. I'm talking functioning industry and farms being walked away from and turning back into desert because ... Palestinians don't want anything the Jews had built.

Palestinians are functionally incapably of peace at this time.

Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 5, Insightful) 1544

It is because Left Wingers keep parroting "Clinton won the Popular Vote" as if that mattered. When liberals offer that up, it opens up every other comparison out there. Hillary lost the election, popular vote doesn't count. If you wanted it to count, the vote totals would change, substantially. A lot of Republicans in California don't vote because what is the point?

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