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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 two weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month and a half 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago
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Google Overtakes Apple As the World's Most Valuable Brand

Dutchmaan Rockem Sockem Fanboys (84 comments)

Can I get some flame war butter for my fan boy popcorn please.

about 3 months ago
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Scientists Race To Develop Livestock That Can Survive Climate Change

Dutchmaan Re:are you kidding? (291 comments)

Just playing devil's advocate here, but if there is so little CO2 in the atmosphere and changing it's level can change how the atmosphere affects us, isn't that basically showing how delicate our environment can be?

about 4 months ago
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Report: Comcast and EA To Stream Games To TVs

Dutchmaan Insert Coin (52 comments)

So basically we're back to the arcade.. only in your living room..

about 4 months ago
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Obama Says He May Or May Not Let the NSA Exploit the Next Heartbleed

Dutchmaan Re:Let's keep it simple (134 comments)

And there isn't thing one you can do about it.

That's the only thing I disagree with... so I fixed it..

"And there isn't thing one you WILL do about it."

about 4 months ago
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Obama Says He May Or May Not Let the NSA Exploit the Next Heartbleed

Dutchmaan No Rules, Just Right (134 comments)

Rules with broad sweeping generalized caveats basically means, no rules. It means WE (as in the people who made the rules) are going to decide on in a subjective way whether we broke the rules or not... and anyone who even knows the most basic aspects of human nature, knows that we as people in general don't like incriminating ourselves, and a government is just a group of people.

So this is basically just lip service from the government, to calm public anger while at the same time giving us the finger.

about 4 months ago
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Illustrating the Socioeconomic Divide With iOS and Android

Dutchmaan Re:a car analogy (161 comments)

Actually Fiat owns Ferrari, also Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Ram and SRT

about 5 months ago
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Illustrating the Socioeconomic Divide With iOS and Android

Dutchmaan Re:a car analogy (161 comments)

Many people would love a Ferrari, but they are expensive, so they drive Toyotas instead.

I know of VERY few people who lust after an Android device. They lust after Apple, and buy Android because that's what they can afford. The low end of ANY market is always a lot bigger than the high end. Cars, houses, phones, whatever. Toyota outsells Ferrari by quite a lot too.

oh that's a load of horseS#$T, I know a LOT of people who lust after flagship android devices, The Samsung Galaxy line and HTC models are amazing. iPhones are fine devices to be sure, but they aren't the "Ferrari's" of the world no matter how much your ego would like to believe that.

about 5 months ago

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