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Comment Re:Hail to the robots (Score 1) 387

I mostly agree with you. The human mind will grow together with AI. Like how Wikipedia gives the common person more knowledge than the greatest humanist 50 years ago, new developments in AI will be used to advance the human mind.

Neither is it necessary for us to understand the complete human mind to expand its capacities. Just as a simple pole enables us to Jump a 15 foot high fence crude electronics could be used to improve our brain.

Ps; please forgive my english, it`s not my first language
United States

Submission + - Lawyer asks RIAA to investigate Bush twins 1

tanman writes: After reading an article in the Miami Herald that said "[President] Bush's twin daughters, gave him a CD they had made for him to listen to while exercising", a Florida lawyer calculated statutory damages of 1.8 million dollars and has sent a letter to the RIAA asking that they "display the same vigor in prosecuting this matter and protecting the rights of your rights-holders that it has displayed in enforcing those rights against other alleged violators." From the letter, "This is a serious violation of copyright. As you know, whichever of your member organizations that are right-holders for the copied musical works may be entitled to statutory damages of $150,000.00 per musical work copied."
The Almighty Buck

Submission + - How to avoid hiring an American

netbuzz writes: "Keep this video in mind next time someone like Bill Gates complains that they just can't find qualified American workers to fill key tech jobs. "Our goal is clearly not to find a qualified U.S. worker," a marketing executive for a law firm tells his audience. And what's the advice for those employers who fail to achieve that goal and are confronted with a qualified American: "find a legal basis to disqualify them."

http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/1642 1"

Submission + - Recruiters Goal, Not to find qualified Americans (youtube.com)

walterbyrd writes: "Immigration attorneys advise their corporate clients how to not find any qualified American Applicants (speaker starts at about 30 second mark).

"Our goal is clearly NOT to find a qualified U.S. worker ... our objective is to get this person a green card ... so certainly we are not going to try to find a place where applicants would be most numerous."
— Lawrence M. Lebowitz — Vice President of Marketing — Cohen & Grigsby

I find it disturbing, but then again we already knew this was going on."


Submission + - How Not to Find an American Programmer

Amiga Trombone writes: Immigration attorneys from Cohen & Grigsby explain how they assist employers in running classified ads with the goal of NOT finding any qualified applicants, and the steps they go through to disqualify even the most qualified Americans in order to secure green cards for H-1b workers. See what Bush and Congress really mean by a "shortage of skilled U.S. workers." Microsoft, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, and thousands of other companies are running fake ads in Sunday newspapers across the country each week.

Submission + - EU Privacy Directive - Coming to the US? (computerworld.com)

An anonymous reader writes: This article over at Computerworld implies that the EU Privacy Directive, or something like it, will soon be signed into law here in the good ol' U.S. of A. The author seems to think this is a good thing, but I'm not so sure. What does the /. crowd think? Is it time for a national privacy law or "Privacy Czar", or are we better off letting things be?
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - iPhone Poll Says 9% of Cell Users Want It

An anonymous reader writes: Steve Jobs stated at the unveiling of the iPhone that their goal is to capture 1% of the market by the end of 2008. If the recent poll by M:Metrics is accurate then Apple's new phone will blow past that figure before this year is up.

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