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The Sci-Fi Myth of Robotic Competence

Anita Coney Re:It's all about ME, ME, ME. (255 comments)

Agreed. He thinks that self driving cars will be able to make ethical decisions through the magic of algorithms. It might happen, but probably not in my lifetime.

Still, I found it an interesting discussion.

about 4 months ago

The Sci-Fi Myth of Robotic Competence

Anita Coney Re:It's all about ME, ME, ME. (255 comments)

Yeah, it's simply idiotic to follow up stuff you're written with other writings concerning things you're interested in. I mean, who does that? And why would you? Promotion... even worse, self promotion. The worst kind of promotion.

I want to live in a world where no one writes or does or creates anything. And certainly never follows up on anything they've written or done or created. That'd be the best world ever!

about 4 months ago

Kansas Delays Municipal Broadband Ban

Anita Coney Translation (156 comments)

"putting it on hold indefinitely"

Let me translate: "We're putting it on hold until the uproar dies down."

about 7 months ago

Network Solutions Opts Customer Into $1,850 Security Service

Anita Coney Re:Free market means exactly that ! (405 comments)

Exactly what does enrolling a customer into an unwanted and ridiculously overpriced service has to do with shedding customers?! If the contract is over. Shed the customer. If the contract is not over. Keep up your end of the contract.

about 8 months ago

Irish Judge Orders 'The Internet' To Delete Video

Anita Coney With no power comes no responsiblity (243 comments)

By the power invested by my lion tamer hat, I order unicorns to stop farting rainbows.

about a year ago

Fox, Univision May Go Subscription To Stop Aereo

Anita Coney You can't protect rights you don't have (306 comments)

They're complaining that the courts and government are not protecting their rights. Their copyrights.

But copyrights exist at the discretion of the government. If 17 USC 107 provides a fair use exception to copyright. And if time shifting is fair use. Then there are no rights to protect.

It's not the government's job to protect your IP rights. The government grants you a monopoly covering certain aspects of a work. If the government decides that time shifting is not a violation of copyrights, you don't have that right. Deal with it.

about a year and a half ago

Han Solo To Reportedly Return For Star Wars VII

Anita Coney I have a dream... (329 comments)

I hope they hire Justin Long to be his sidekick.

about a year and a half ago

Indiana Nurses Fired After Refusing Flu Shots On Religious Grounds

Anita Coney This is not a religious rights issue (851 comments)

This has nothing to do with religious rights. This is about these women making asinine choices. If their religion bars them from being nurses, then they shouldn't be nurses. It's really that simple.

Can you imagine a muslim woman being hired to work as a stripper and then suing because she has to take her clothes off? Does anyone think she has a right to work as a fully clothed stripper?

The Amish are doing it right. Rather than force modern society to bend to their outdated religious notions, they remove themselves from modern society. So should those so called nurses.

about a year and a half ago

Dell's Ubuntu Ultrabook Now On Sale; Costs $50 More Than Windows Version

Anita Coney Remember the good old days (403 comments)

When you bought clean systems and installed your own OS? Me neither, but apparently it was quite common a long long time ago.

about 2 years ago

Canadian Government Backs Down On Airport Recording

Anita Coney until a privacy review could be completed (36 comments)

"until a privacy review could be completed"

Which is another way of saying until the uproar dies down so we can sneak it in later without objection.

more than 2 years ago

Photographers, You're Being Replaced By Software

Anita Coney Is any segment of the photography market safe? (282 comments)

Weddings, school pictures, family pictures, journalism, mugshots, and nearly any other specific event that people want a visual record.

more than 2 years ago

Kodak Basement Lab Housed Small Nuclear Reactor

Anita Coney This is just a ploy (169 comments)

Kodak is just using this to cover up the fact they've been experimenting with an intrinsic field test chamber. I'm assuming they want to build a super-powered meta-human to help them in their upcoming patent battles.

more than 2 years ago

Reddit Subpoenaed In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Anita Coney Some People Should Die... (303 comments)

.... That's Just Unconscious Knowledge. - Perry Farrell

more than 2 years ago

Spaceman-Turned-Politician Can Call Himself 'Astronaut' On Ballot

Anita Coney Queen of Pointless Analogies (181 comments)

"Allowing a candidate out of nowhere to use the profession of 'astronaut' when he hasn’t served in that profession recently is akin to allowing someone to use a title of 'sailor' when they no longer own or operate a ship,"

- California GOP spokeswoman Jennifer Kerns

Yes it is. What's your point?

more than 2 years ago

Topher Grace Screens Star Wars Prequel Re-edit

Anita Coney It'll be released eventually (192 comments)

If there's one thing George Lucus loves is DVD/Blu-ray releases. Eventually he'll release it to make a few extra bucks.

more than 2 years ago

Ubuntu 12.04 To Include Head-Up Display Menus

Anita Coney The life of the GUI comes back full circle! (449 comments)

GNU-Linux started as a command based OS, various GUIs were attempted, and now we're back to typing in what we want to do.

more than 2 years ago

Linux Support Fades For 3Dfx Voodoo, Rage 128, VIA

Anita Coney Re:Awe... memories (330 comments)

I had some sort of S3 card too, but since it couldn't really do 3d, I didn't count it as a "real" 3d card. I was really pissed because I was going back and forth between that crappy card and an original 3DFX monster add-on card. I chose the wrong one. The original monster could actually accelerate OpenGL games such as Quake.

about 3 years ago

Linux Support Fades For 3Dfx Voodoo, Rage 128, VIA

Anita Coney Awe... memories (330 comments)

I remember buying my first "real" 3d card. It was an ATI Rage Fury 128. It had a whopping 32 megs of memory. And shitty ass drivers. Good times, good times...

about 3 years ago

Evangelical Scientists Debate Creation Story

Anita Coney Science and Christianity can't mix... (1014 comments)

If there was no fall, there was no need for redemption. If there was no need for redemption, there was no need for a savior. And without a savior, there is no Christianity.

about 3 years ago


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