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Comment Commodore... (Score 3, Insightful) 857

...VIC-20. Purchased at a garage sale for $20. Later I upgraded to the C-64... and even later an Amiga 500. These days, computers can do anything and the primary difference between my current Windows 7 Pro machine and the next PC i buy will be the horrible Windows 10 UI. But back in the 80's and 90's every new computer was different and NEW and EXCITING. I miss that feeling. Much like my first run through Ashron's Call.

Comment Why fly such short hops? (Score 1) 163

Driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles is about a 4-5 hour drive. And when you arrive you will have a car to navigate Southern California (aka "The Land of the Automobile"). If you were to fly, you would either take public transportation, or be driven to the airport 2+ hours before your flight, which likely leaves at 5:30 AM, (at which point, you abandon your ground transport). Then you have to put up with massive crowds going through the TSA nightmare, take off your shoes and belt...awkwardly put them back on while the line waits impatiently behind you...after being screened for bombs, toothpaste, water bottles, and other dangerous items. After being probed you will continue on to your gate where you will play the waiting game. Let's face it, not airplane has ever been early. San Francisco is prone to dense fog. Your flight will either be delayed to land or take off will be delayed while they clear out the fog. Then you will board, be crushed by the fatties who should be charged for multiple seats, crying children, your carry-on items will have shifted by the time you land. You have been exposed to any number of flu/cold viruses while on the plane and in all of the lines you had to wait in. And hopefully your ride is there to pick you up at LAX. Public transport is lacking in SoCal. Of course you can rent a car, but that is another line to wait in and battle to fight.

Comment What about the three laws of robotics? (Score 1) 407

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

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