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The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

Lightning McQueen Re:Scary... (285 comments)

Original to that computer and it's programming, not to the world.

about 1 month ago
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The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

Lightning McQueen I agree (285 comments)

I am in agreement with the Lovelace test. You create on your own everyday. I think most of the folks on here are missing the point and are thinking too big "I didn't come up with the idea of a rocket ship and build it therefore I fail this test". That's not what this test is about. If you've ever so much as used a paper clip for a purpose other than holding paper together, you pass this test. It's about being able to adapt your environment to suit an application. Every human is able to do this and does it everyday in a host of situations that they don't even recognize as such.

about 1 month ago
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The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

Lightning McQueen Re:Corporate speak (373 comments)

A sensible response! But I'm not giving up my U.S. Constitution. Although there seems to be a large mass of people living here / moving here that feel the need to change it. I say to them: Go start your own country if you think you have all the answers! Quit trying to change mine!

about 3 months ago
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The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

Lightning McQueen Re:Corporate speak (373 comments)

Wow, I am indifferent to the AC's comment. But then I read yours. I'm curious what lead you to name calling?

about 3 months ago
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The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

Lightning McQueen Re:Corporate speak (373 comments)

Jared, is this how they do things on Europa?

about 3 months ago
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Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

Lightning McQueen Re:That's it (243 comments)

Why 3 IP addresses? Where did you get that number from?

about 4 months ago
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Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

Lightning McQueen Well, then stop sharing a copy of (243 comments)

copyrighted material. Share a link to the original material.

about 4 months ago
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Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

Lightning McQueen Re:That's it (243 comments)

No, actually. The rest of us knew when we created our dropbox accounts NOT to put material there that might cause a problem. I don't put material I don't want anyone to see there - ya know like social security numbers, credit card numbers, passwords, etc - unless I've encrypted it before hand. This goes for all shared services. Anyone who believes the 'we promise we won't look at your stuff' line is naive. It may very well be corporate policy and they may try very hard to follow that, but it only takes one bad apple employee to go snooping through your stuff and commit identity theft!

about 4 months ago
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Ouya Dropping 'Free-to-Play' Requirement

Lightning McQueen Re:Dumb move... (107 comments)

I AM a brain-dead fanbois of Slashtardia you inconsiderate clod!

about 5 months ago
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Standardized Laptop Charger Approved By IEC

Lightning McQueen Re:There's probably patents involved (289 comments)

The OP was referencing Apple as an example. I agree that Apple is a solid example of his argument. I disagree with you in your all encompassing statement that people buy Apple because 'looks cool'. I've not met anyone who spends their hard earned cash this way. Folks I know purchase the products because they work very well and require the least amount of maintenance from the user.

about 8 months ago
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Chicxulub Impact Might Have Spread Life-Bearing Rocks Through the Solar System

Lightning McQueen Re:Earthlings... (161 comments)

This! There's so much junk in space it's like you don't have to worry if your ship breaks down. Find an old 1960's version of your broken part floating around (probably be within 10 feet of you) pop it in and your good to go.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Communication Skills For Programmers?

Lightning McQueen Re:projecting to the point of identity (361 comments)

Ok, I'll bite. I think you're completely missing the point. I think it's positive influence that several folks on this thread have taken the time to point out a book that helped them. Sometimes you have to read several books on a subject by different authors before you understand the subject. It sounds to me like you're asking for a magic method or algorithm to put in place here. There is nothing like that for this. Changing the way you think is probably one of the hardest things to do. Getting rid of preconceived ideas or negative attitudes and approaching not just the situation but in this case, a book, with an openness and positive attitude will put you in a far better place to understand what's trying to be imparted on you. My 2 cents, oh, and read the book.

about 10 months ago
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Gate One Will Support X11: Fast Enough To Run VLC In Your Browser

Lightning McQueen Re:F/OSS (164 comments)

Say what you will, OP is correct. All the open source projects are super wealthy with all the honest users donating like they should. Users wouldn't think of just using a product without compensating for it. Would they?

about 10 months ago
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Microsoft Warns of Zero-Day Attacks

Lightning McQueen Re:Already there (165 comments)

Lots of applications require to run as administrator to function correctly. I don't care about how that's the program's developer's fault and not MS and back and forth nonsense. As far as I'm concerned it's all of their faults collectively. Regardless of who's fault it is, the problem persists.

about 10 months ago
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Anonymous Clashes With D.C. Police During Million Mask March

Lightning McQueen Re:So anonymous is celebrating (388 comments)

Robin Hood isn't real? What about the Tooth Fairy? Surely she's real? Yes?

about 10 months ago

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