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CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

LifesABeach Re:It seems that Republicans... (48 comments)

Chatbots vs the Laws to be created? Cool, that would make some converstion starters.

2 hours ago
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CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

LifesABeach Re:Comparison (48 comments)

I always figured that the CIA resorted to torture because there was evidense that the Human Race had changed since the interrogation methods used in the Korean War which created for terrorists than were ever captured. The CIA isn't stupid, something changed, it had to.

2 hours ago
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CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

LifesABeach Re:Codename? (48 comments)

Lets see, CIA chatbot vs. Ikea assembly plans? I'd watch that on Pay Per View.

2 hours ago
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CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

LifesABeach Re:Analiza (48 comments)

Could this type of chatbot be applied to question Politcian's speeches?

2 hours ago
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CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

LifesABeach How Cute (48 comments)

I guess everyone has forgotten LISA? That one worked pretty fair. Maybe the crew that worked for the CIA could possibly create a Chatbot to "question" the laws that are created?

2 hours ago
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New Long-Range RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects

LifesABeach Other Things to Watch For (37 comments)

Walls, Corners, Stair Wells, Stair Cases, the open Front Door.

yesterday
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'Reactive' Development Turns 2.0

LifesABeach What About Jobs Developement Style (101 comments)

Step 1. Basically have a childish snit in front of Engineers, insult and threaten them with their jobs and reputation. Step 2. Go to a special room to smoke pot. Step 3. Repeat till product is finished. Step 4. Out source project. Step 5. Make good on statements generated in Step 1. Step 6. Profit! Step 7. Go To Step 1.

2 days ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

LifesABeach Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (319 comments)

Could it be that Terrorists watch movies? In Canada? And that the Kanucks don't know who they are unless they subscribe to Netflix?

What a great Movie and Game idea!

3 days ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

LifesABeach Re:OH NOES! (240 comments)

Would the Russian Mafia take this loss of income personally?

3 days ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

LifesABeach Re:Neopolitan? (177 comments)

Tried it; it's been slash dotted? I am curious about one aspect of this country club, "However, it will allow the creation of groups by businesses in which members can advertise to each other under certain guidelines."

4 days ago
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The Case For a Federal Robotics Commission

LifesABeach Re:ObamaBOTs! Panic!! (70 comments)

Lets recap here, the topic is about the President, and you're concerned about your period?

5 days ago
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The Case For a Federal Robotics Commission

LifesABeach Re:ObamaBOTs! Panic!! (70 comments)

Basic Grammar? Of course! How brilient!

So it's OK to question the president? But not the shit mouths of a fundmentalist group? Why?

5 days ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

LifesABeach It's A Fair Question (541 comments)

Can bored 12 year olds still hack into them? Bored 12 year olds want to know.

5 days ago
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NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations

LifesABeach The Truth Will Set You Free (103 comments)

I question your motives, junior.

5 days ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

LifesABeach One Down, Two to Go (165 comments)

I'd say the most important rule in robotics is starting to be solved.

about a week ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

LifesABeach What Could Possibly Go Wrong (129 comments)

And by using Windows everyone have the chance to share in the bounty.

about a week ago
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The Case For a Federal Robotics Commission

LifesABeach Re:ObamaBOTs! Panic!! (70 comments)

Considering the amount nothing the Tee Parts have done, while praising their lack of a clue.

about a week ago

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I Met a Security Show Off

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LifesABeach (234436) writes "The company I contract for has been hit by a series of invalid credit card purchases, and general over all hammering of their email servers by a software company offering to sell its security assistance. I smell fish 3 days in the sun. Any suggestions?"
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Be A Dungun Master, Go To Jail

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LifesABeach (234436) writes "Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rules on effects of playing D&D. Convict with a life sentence for murder had his D&D game confiscated by guards. Convict had found other convicts willing to play D&D. Guards stated that D&D is a threat to prison security. Convict sued for violation of First, and Fourteenth Amendment Rights. Guards argued that, "...games like D&D have “been found to promote competitive hostility, violence, and addictive escape behavior, which can compromise not only the inmate’s rehabilitation and effects of positive programming, but endanger the public and jeopardise the safety and security of the institution." Circuit Judges ruled in favour of Guards."
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Sky-mapping spacecraft lifts off from Cal coast

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 4 years ago

LifesABeach (234436) writes "A spacecraft launched into space early Monday on a mission to map the whole sky in search of hidden asteroids, comets and other celestial stuff. That's when I thought,"Could such a craft chart the Astroid Belt beyond Mars?". I figure there would a massive collection of different elements that could prove to be very useful."
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What Can A Client Do With Your Software Product?

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 5 years ago

LifesABeach writes "I am a Software Contractor currently creating a product for my client. It started out as a project just only for his business to use. Everything is Verbal; and yes, I know that it means anything beyond "Small Claims Statues" has to be in writing to be "Binding". I am about 4 weeks from completing the project, which started 4 months ago. About 2 months ago, my client said that this project could be "Branded" and used by other companies with my client, I did not agree, or disagree. Then a month ago, my client says that he plans to "sell" the technology to other companies for their needs, I did not agree, or disagree. I have not agreed, or disagreed with my clients "dreams" of business commerce. If I had known the Breath and Scope of this project, I would have discussed percentages, not flat hourly rates. How can I constructively change this project from "Hourly", to "Percentages"?"
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$300M Battery Contest

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 6 years ago

LifesABeach (234436) writes "Senator McCain has proposed a prize for a better automotive battery. If some enterprising person can solve this problem, robotics will indirectly receive a quantum leap in turnaround time between charges."
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LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 7 years ago

LifesABeach writes "My job has come to a point where buying a laptop is needed; And the family finances can afford it. So during my web surfing, errrr product analysis, I discover that Microsoft XP/Vista will have the ability to shut my computer down, without my permission. I am beginning to think of the epic event in which Sony's idea of "protection" of their songs was deemed a "Root Kit." I do not have time to mess with some show off lawyer team chocking up the courts. When I buy my computer, Microsoft is NOT a part owner of it. My obvious concern is that I require the use of Linux along with the ability to test on that other OS. My question is, "is XP/Vista going to do something stupid by disabling MY computer in MY day to day normal use of MY Machine which is to multi-partition the hard drive for linux and give that other OS about 40 gig?""

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