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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Dutchmaan Re:Oh good (903 comments)

If they employ these methods, their risk should reduce significantly, as well as repo costs, and therefore be reflected in nice big loan rate drops.

If they employ these methods, their risk should reduce significantly, as well as repo costs, and therefore be reflected in nice big pay increases for execs.

There fixed that for you.

4 days ago
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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

Dutchmaan Re:I need definitions (499 comments)

That's a far cry from "belonging to"... Sounds like just another form of McCarthyism.

"Are you a member of, or know anyone who is a member of (insert domestic terrorist group)?!?!?!"

"Names please..."

about three weeks ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Dutchmaan Re:Space Era: Its Over! (211 comments)

of course I've heard of peak oil, but if you're going to post your tripe, at least do a decent job of informing people of what you're trying to say instead of a bunch of chicken little hornblowing.

about a month ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Dutchmaan Re:Space Era: Its Over! (211 comments)

Thank you for that very well documented argument. As soon as I'm done reading all the sources you posted, I'll get back to my morning coffee.

about a month ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

Dutchmaan At long last... (94 comments)

<first post> depreciated

about 1 month ago
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News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

Dutchmaan Rupert Murdoch Streisand (132 comments)

"Don't look at my financials... nothing to see here!!!! seriously go away!"

about a month ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

Dutchmaan It's about the money. (299 comments)

Never gonna happen. Most people just read the headline then jump right to the comments section to roll around like pigs in slop flaming each other. News sites rely on traffic for revenue/value. I don't know about you but I certainly perceive a story as being of less value when there is no comments section.

about a month and a half ago
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Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In Under 2 Minutes

Dutchmaan Re:Just Testing Code (69 comments)

How do you know you don't posses "coding" to process information in a particular way and apply it in a new circumstance, because that sounds exactly like what you "learned' I'm sure your train of thought was "what if i do THIS" i.e. going through your list of available problem solving abilities.

about 2 months ago
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Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In Under 2 Minutes

Dutchmaan Re:Just Testing Code (69 comments)

If a novel break comes along that the programmers have not planned for, the machine won't have a working behavior is it's data banks.

Just presenting an oversimplified argument, but how would that differ from what our DNA has programmed for us. When I see robots using code for whatever specific reason, what's really going through my mind are that these are just micro components of what will eventually be incorporated into a much larger more complex "organism" Think of robots these days as simple organisms, where the primary concerns are mostly locomotion and simple functionality.

about 2 months ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

Dutchmaan Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

My reading comprehension was just fine thank you. If the sentence meant what you say, then it should have had a comma.

"Before welfare, blacks and poor whites picked the produce."

about 2 months ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

Dutchmaan Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

Just curious as to why you used "welfare" for blacks, but "poor" for whites... Seems they'd be in the same boat, so why did you differentiate?

about 2 months ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

Dutchmaan Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

Just try to get a large employer to give you the money in lieu of the benefit.

So if a benefit isn't worth a cash exchange to a company, by the company's actions, it means that company is overvaluing it's own benefits as presented to employee's. You could ask for compesation of a penny a year, and they would very likely go for that. They key is finding out how much value the company ACTUALLY puts on it's own benefits.Hell, I would go so far as to say there should be a law demanding employers offer a cash value option from companies that offer insurance to their employess, but we all know that will never happen because it's actually good for the PEOPLE, right...?

about 3 months ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

Dutchmaan It's not going to SURPRISE us... (564 comments)

Right because one day, mr John Q Scientist is gonna walk into lab where some machine is gonna raise a cup of coffee and say:

"Mornin' John... how'd that thing go with the mrs. last night?"

....and he's going to be shocked because he just didn't see it coming or didn't spend decades of his life making mistakes and correcting them in the system.

AI is not going to suddenly happen, it's going to happen gradually and it's going to be a pristine reflection of who we are as a species. If we're warlike then that's how we'll end up molding our spawned "conciousness".. If all we care about is money or porn or whatever, that's the direction we'll take our AI and that's the end to which it will try and perfect itself.

about 3 months ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

Dutchmaan Canados! (501 comments)

If we displace tornadoes from their natural habitat, where will they go? One can only assume that being pinched between the Rockies and the Great Tornado Wall of America, they'll have no choice but to migrate into Canada where they'll be too polite to destroy anything. "Good Morning! eh!... I was wondering if it would be alright if I displaced your mobile home a few feet... no damage or anything, and I'll be gone before you're home from work. P.S. I left a 6 pack for your trouble."

about 3 months ago
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Chicago Adding Sensors For Public Monitoring

Dutchmaan Re:It's Chicago (107 comments)

Sometimes I forget that Slashdot is considered a "liberal" site...

about 3 months ago
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Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Patient's Death In Texas

Dutchmaan Re:TX Law (132 comments)

There's a difference between "steak sedition" and actual defamantion of a beef provider.

about 4 months ago
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Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Patient's Death In Texas

Dutchmaan MAN STEAK! (132 comments)

I say MAN STEAK! MOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Mad Human Disease is here!!!!!!!!!

about 4 months ago

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