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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

Imazalil it's how benigh programming gets carried out (414 comments)

The robot apocalypse will probably be something like streetcleaning robots running their programming to keep streets clean and seeing us humans as a source of trash and getting rid of us. Or drone delivery services deciding that the fastest way between point A & B is straight through a building instead of navigating around it.

Or some cummelative combination of all, if enough networked robots/things start talking and noticing that we humans are the source of all their trouble - dirtying up streets, causing traffic, etc etc - then they might decide that their job would be much easier without us.

about a week ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Loses Last Plaintiff, but Judge Rules Against Dismissal

Imazalil Re:Only in America... (71 comments)

Yes we ALL have pictures of the mightly Steve on our headboards. It's so big that I've been having a hard time making a spot for Tim Cook & Johny Ive's portraits.

The whole suit is about Apple overcharging for iPods, so yes, a basic requirement would be to have someone who was impacted by said supposed overcharging. I know that picture of Bill Gates or maybe Larry Page over your bed is really distracting, but does that not make sense? The judge did make the right call to allow someone else that was actually affected to step in so that the whole thing didn't have to start from beginning again.

about a week ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Loses Last Plaintiff, but Judge Rules Against Dismissal

Imazalil Re: What? (71 comments)

You obviously haven't tried to price out a Vertu phone back in the day, or even today. Even the more down-to-earth Cowon players were always more expensive than Apple (in my neck of the woods).

BTW, your no-name player was $1.56 per gig, Apple's 'most expensive ever' was $1.62 per gig.

about a week ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Might Be Dismissed: Plaintiffs Didn't Own Affected iPods

Imazalil Re:The i (141 comments)

Great, thank you for your insightful comment, and especially the effort you put into sharing that with everyone. I cant wait to hear what other insights you may have.

about two weeks ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Might Be Dismissed: Plaintiffs Didn't Own Affected iPods

Imazalil Re:Subject, object, schmubject, schmobject (141 comments)

The human owner of the first iPod must have had bad taste in music, thus the first iPod did the natural thing and bought a second iPod to listen to something better.

about two weeks ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Might Be Dismissed: Plaintiffs Didn't Own Affected iPods

Imazalil Re: Not unexpected. (141 comments)

I'm a lawyer, lets talk. I've never seen such a blatant disregard of consumer choice. I err you'll make millions from this!

about two weeks ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Imazalil This Easter at the Thunderdome!! (250 comments)

Resurrected Steve Jobs vs. The angry pigeon horde. This Easter weekend only!!! At the Thunderdome!! Free admission for kids under 11!! Free monster truck show to follow!! Thunderdome!!

about two weeks ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Imazalil Re:lol (250 comments)

Ahh, you might not remember but Apple getting the MPAA blessing to sell digital music in the first place was a huge deal. I'm sure there were lots of restrictions put in place on MPAA's behalf. Apple was more than happy to jump to drm-free files when they could.

Even WinAmp can sync to an iPod these days, and has for a good long while now.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Imazalil Re:Apple deleted my songs (250 comments)

Yup. Instead of thinking "oh, the sync got messed up, let me check the files" it's "Apple selling music without paying out, gets worried about getting caught and going in to wipe out everyone's itunes library"? Really?

Oh, and no decent backup plan going? Yup, Apple's fault too. If only one could request to re-download their purchases a few times, I wonder if Apple will come up with a clever thing like that?

about two weeks ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Imazalil Re:U2 (250 comments)

You mean Apple has been waiting 5+ years for U2 to put the album together and has been reserving space on everyone's device for it all that time?

about two weeks ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Imazalil Re:Safety? (250 comments)

I heard all those exploding phones over the eyars were playing Justin Bieber at the time of destruction. Just sayin'

about two weeks ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Imazalil Re:safely protecting Apple iTunes profits (250 comments)

Which, when bought using a common file type (sorry OGG) from a non-DRM'd source you could ALWAYS add to your itunes library and send to any of your ipods? Those ones?

I know it's cool to hate on Apple, but at least stick to some facts.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Imazalil Seriously, /. is backing Real Networks? (250 comments)

So y'all are seriously backing Real Networks on this? How quickly have you forgotten.

about two weeks ago
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Dragon Age: Inquisition Reviewed and Benchmarked

Imazalil Back to Footbal (91 comments)

Forget it then, I'm going back to watching (american) football.

about two weeks ago
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Android Policy For Nexus and Google Play Devices Updated To Excuse Carrier Delay

Imazalil nope (73 comments)

Coward isn't the only one, mine hasn't received it either. My Nexus4 just got it last week.

Though from the sounds of it, it's well advised to wait for a .1 release to come out.

about two weeks ago
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FBI: Wiper Malware Has Korean Language Packs, Hard Coded Targets

Imazalil None of these are exclusive (81 comments)

Could be half Russian half Israeli NSA contractor working in Korea.

about two weeks ago
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10-Year-Old iTunes DRM Lawsuit Heading To Trial

Imazalil Jobs video (246 comments)

I'm guessing the video in question will be Jobs holding up both his middle fingers, dropping the mic, and walking off.

about two weeks ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

Imazalil Re:wouldn't even be reported (224 comments)

Ahh, crap, didn't realize I wasn't logged in. Above post is mine.

Doesn't really matter I suppose, but was complaining about anons flooding /. and other places anytime GG comes up, so didn't want to be part of the problem.

about three weeks ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

Imazalil Re: THIS is the kind of thing that GamerGate is ab (474 comments)

And you seriously hold the gaming press to that level? Not even 'regular' press are anywhere near that. Is all of GG under 12, or just not living in the real world?

The gaming press is Entertainment Tonight, not the New York Times.

about a month ago

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