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Comment Why do you all accept that file sharing is illegal (Score 3, Insightful) 126

I've read all comments, and it seems everyone here accepts that providing a file sharing service is an illegal activity.

Did this man actually uploaded copyrighted material? He did not.

Did he worked on it with the purpose of others uploading movies? He did not. He just provided a file sharing service, which I have used it myself to distribute family videos that were large enough to not be sharable by email.

So why do you all accept this ludicrus position that file sharing is illegal?

Comment Ancient cultures depicted 12 planets. (Score 1) 84

Almost all ancient cultures depicted a solar system of 12 planets. Early civilizations like the Sumerians considered the planets to be Gods, which later transpired to the Greek Dodecatheon (12 gods) and the 12 disciples of Jesus.

It is quite surprising to me that we can't detect these bodies. It is ok not to detect them on visible light, but what about the infrared? IRAS was supposed to have discovered a large planetary body at the border of our solar system in 1982. Shouldn't we have ten times better infrared telescopes today?

Comment The Islamic Sense Of Guilt (Score 1) 168

Muslims all over the world think the West is corrupt and immoral and it must be set on the right path.

2nd and 3rd generation Muslims that live in western countries fill ashamed of and guilty to help maintain these western immoral and corrupt societies. Some of those react by embracing terrorism.

1st generation Muslim immigrants that have struggled to get a place in western societies don't choose terrorism because they are torn inside: from one side, they dislike the West, and from the other side, they feel obliged to the West.

It has nothing to do with poorness or social outcasting. It has only to do with how Muslims see the western civilization. That is why terrorists are not poor or uneducated.

Comment Actual Machine Intelligence Just Around The Corner (Score 1) 338

The next AI shock would be in games that the players do not have full knowledge of the game board.

Once that happens, realistic machine intelligence will be one step away. All that would be needed is to hook up a computer with external sensors and give it a target that it must survive.

Reality is like a board game where the whole state of it is unknown and the computer, just like humans, will have to speculate, love and fear.

Comment Re:Wrong (Score 1) 585

The system is completely flawed, but there's no alternative.

Yes, there is. The alternative is to give people the freedom to choose.

When the make a choice and fuck things up, the next free choice is going to be carefully considered.

Hand holding humanity will never solve the problem and never let humanity grow up.

Comment Solution (Score 2) 508

Here is the solution to this problem: basic income for all, fixed prices for all the products needed for a healthy and confortable life, creation of money without interest rate, and birth control.

The cost value assigned to a product is fictitious, and it only represents the will and ambition of its seller to increase their wealth. The so called cost of a product is nothing more than the sum of all the ambitions of all the sellers that created all the intermediate products that were necessary for that product's creation.

Therefore, in order to fix the various social problems we face, including the one of AI removing the need to work, we must fix the prices of products so as that they include a standard amount of profit.

Then we can give a basic income to all, which covers the basic needs for the fixed prices defined above.

People will still be able to get rich, by the quantities of the products they sell, not by manipulating the prices of products.

The next step is to eliminate interest rate when money is created. When a banker pushes a button to create money, he assigns interest rate to it. This leads to money devaluation over time and increased value of wealth. It is a big source of misery, because the money was created out of thin air and the banker shall have no profits from it. Banks shall only be allowed profit on lending existing money.

Finally, a worldwide policy of birth control should be implemented in order to stabilize the world population.

Comment They didn't advance the SW universe enough. (Score 1) 203

I was a fan of the original Star Wars, they are tremendously well done space opera movies, but their time has passed. Lightsabers, the Millenium Falcon, the stupid Storm Troopers, the death star/planet, the masked bad guy, etc all seen before. The latest movie, although suberbly executed, was not fresh at all. It was a rehash of all the things we have seen in the past.

I hope they take those 7 months and update the Star Wars Universe, at last.

Comment Why should copyright expire? It should be infinite (Score 1) 349

Please mention a good reason why copyright must expire.

There isn't actually one, beyond freeloading. I.e. the only reason the /. crowd wants it abolished is because they want their free stuff.

An expiring copyright system completely undermines the law of supply and demand. Having an expiring copyright or no copyright at all will destroy the market, and then you will have no works to demand for free.

Comment You don't need to break the bank, just print it. (Score 1) 189

USA could effectively print its Space Program...just print a trillion dollars, and make it available to NASA, to create the most amazing spaceship yet built, which will carry humans to every corner of the Solar system.

Not only will there be a worldwide economy boost, and a huge one in the US, but in the end you will have an actual spaceship.

And this program will accelerate all sciences and education in US, due to the tremendous demand for scientists and science-aware personnel.

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