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Star Wars Producers Want a 'DroneShield' To Prevent Leaks On Set

ComputersKai Re:British problem. British solution. (138 comments)

Dress them as stormtroopers and they and the drones could might as well be part of the movie!

about a week ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ComputersKai Re:they will defeat themselves (973 comments)

Killing them won't help; see reasons above.
The thing is, we're dealing with fanaticists here; they just wouldn't care enough. In fact, ISIS will probably just turn it into some propaganda over how many of their fighters have gone onto paradise or something.

about two weeks ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ComputersKai Re:they will defeat themselves (973 comments)

Is arming locals really that bad an idea though? Our problem in the past was that we picked religious zealots as our allies and armed them, while ignoring the not-so-religious ones we could have supported. Here with ISIS, we could arm the Kurds and support them; the Kurds are not terribly religious (not too different from your typical Sunday Christians here in the US), and are willing to fight ISIS, but we don't want to support them too much because we don't want them demanding their own state, because that works against our interest in keeping the region destabilized. If we stopped working towards keeping the region unstable, and instead helped out groups like the Kurds who want independence, which would make the whole region far more stable, groups like ISIS would die out.

Unfortunately, there are always going to be radicals, and eventually, some extremist is going to get the wrong idea and decide to start their own "terrorist state". Even the most peaceful religions, like Buddhism, have their radicals that go around pillaging.

about two weeks ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ComputersKai Re:they will defeat themselves (973 comments)

On the bright side they won't be calculating projectile trajectories any time soon....

about two weeks ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

ComputersKai Re:Forced Symantec? (183 comments)

Now, if only Peter Norton did a "How to uninstall Norton" video...

about two weeks ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

ComputersKai Re:"forced labor" (183 comments)

Well, technically it gives valuable experience, unlike those laborers. Well, technically...

about two weeks ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

ComputersKai Re:"forced labor" (183 comments)

You do realize that Republicans of today aren't the same as the Republicans of the 1860s, right? When it comes to the oldest Republicans still alive and in power today, they're still 6 or 7 generations removed from the Republicans of those days. Political parties can undergo massive changes within just a single generation. When you're talking 6 to 10 generations difference, the policies sure as fuck aren't the same!

Exactly. The Republicans you speak of are from the Civil War era, and the policies of that time are quite different from those today; it's a similar case with the Democrats, who also happened to be have different policies from nowadays during that era.

Even then (on a different note), the Thirteenth Amendment was the statute that actually freed the slaves.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

ComputersKai Re:Ads (330 comments)

Unless they're the same 10 people... :3

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

ComputersKai Wait... (418 comments)

Does that mean we've finally found easier way to end a Comcast contract?

about two weeks ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

ComputersKai umm... (129 comments)

There are always these: http://petapixel.com/2013/06/1...
and of course, it'd be amusing to see what'd happen if you taped a picture of yours truly Mr. President onto you fac

about two weeks ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

ComputersKai Re:That's interesting data but.... (165 comments)

Well, there you go... It's harder to replace a middle-aged parent with much more life experience than a teenager who can be replaced easier. The parents of the MILF are probably old enough they can't replace her, but the teenager's parents are more likely to be capable of replacing the teenager, so you value them that way.

On the other hand, you could argue that since the middle aged parent has much less productive life remaining, letting them die reduces the oppurtunity costs to society vs. letting the teenager die.

Also, considering the age of the parents, they may not be able to have healthy kids that survive or kids at all, which, in that case, they wouldn't be that much use either, also considering that the teen may be ever so slightly genetically advantaged, being their offspring.

about two weeks ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

ComputersKai Re: So, a design failure then. (165 comments)

To avoid ethical issues and the programming of saving "favored" subjects, it should probably just be absolutely random. Take some external factor, feed it through and algorithm, if one way save this guy, otherwise save that guy. Repeat for every subject.

about two weeks ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

ComputersKai Re:A solution in search of a problem... (326 comments)

Letting them go back to driving immediately isn't the answer either

about two weeks ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

ComputersKai Re:A solution in search of a problem... (326 comments)

There's a major difference between the two. Traffic lights and crosswalks are certainly not mainly for the convenience of drivers, but are still very much necessary to save the lives of the few people that may have to walk into traffic.

about two weeks ago
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

ComputersKai Re:Like traffic tickets (286 comments)

Anyone else had South Park episode 190 come to mind?

about two weeks ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

ComputersKai Re:Not comparable (600 comments)

...and the best defense against one would be....?

about two weeks ago

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