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Developing the First Law of Robotics

OneSmartFellow Re:Same as humans ... (152 comments)

...the first true AI will be able to churn out billions of lines of code ...

Let's hope not. I'd be satisfied with it only generating a few dozen, as long as they were truly bug free.

Given a billion lines of code, the correctness would have to be above %99.99999999 in order to have a chance of being error free. That's a pretty tall order, even for automata.

6 hours ago

Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

OneSmartFellow Re:So-to-speak legal (415 comments)

OK, so you're crazy, or stupid, or both.

It's OK, we have places for people like you.

2 days ago

Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

OneSmartFellow Start Button ? (208 comments)

Them: Hello, this is Microsoft. We have detected a problem with your computer.
Me: Really?
Them: Yes of course. Do you see your "start" button?
Me: No
Them: It's in the lower left corner.
Me:The lower left corner of what ?
Them: The lower left corner of your computer.
Me: The lower left corner?...........when viewed from where ?
Them: From the front.
Me: OK, let me see.....All I see is a little sticker that says Intel Inside on the lower left corner.
Them: I don't understand.
Me: The computer has a little sticker on the lower left corner. but no start button.
Them: No, I mean the lower left corner of your monitor.
Me: Wait I'll have a look..........I don't have a start button on the lower left corner of my monitor either. I do see a little sticker that says "Infant Optics" (it's a baby monitor) Them: click

5 days ago

Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

OneSmartFellow Re:As I said before... (211 comments)

Except we there is so much we do know........ for sure

There is water on the moon, and mars.

Gravity is real, ok !

about a week ago

AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

OneSmartFellow Re:Sorry guys, but you are full of shit (524 comments)

The proportion of people who regularly watch hour long HD streaming video channels is probably pretty low.

Maybe that's because their ISP is providing inadequate service so they know better than to attempt it.

about a week ago

Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

OneSmartFellow Re: Two words: (215 comments)

I fail to understand why everyone assumes that drones will be flying over their property.

I automatically assume that delivery drones will be required to fly not far above existing roadways. I guess that this probably increases rather than decreases the likelihood of injury should the drone fall out of the sky; but let's face it, Roadways are already damned dangerous, so adding to the danger increases the excitement level.

about two weeks ago

Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

OneSmartFellow Re:The main problem: they don't make sense (215 comments)

What's wrong with driver-less 1-wheeled vehicles ?

Now, what's wrong with zero-wheeled vehicles, ah, wait, that would be too similar to a drone to fit into your world view.

about two weeks ago

How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

OneSmartFellow Re:Yeah, so? (143 comments)

...but completely different properties ...

Properties that as yet we have not encountered, have no way to experience, or measure.....possible, sure. But then if they did, this would introduce a different classification system. So rather than refer to these things as Elements we might call them Smelements...........

Hmmm, I think you're on to something here.

about a month ago

How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

OneSmartFellow Re:Yeah, so? (143 comments)

There might be another lighter element between lithium and hydrogen that we don't know about.

Number of Protons/Electrons: 3
Number of Neutrons: 4

Number of Protons/Electrons: 1
Number of Neutrons: 0

You are correct, there are quite a few possibilities for elements in between (whatever that really means), Many of those we call those Ions, but some are such unstable configurations (if they can exist at all) that as far as we are concerned, they don't really exist

Some of those possible combinations we refer to as Helium (or its Ions)

Welcome to 9th grade Chemistry.

about a month ago

Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo

OneSmartFellow Re:Apologies from Australia (115 comments)

Maybe since Mel Gibson was born in America, of an American father, and lived there until he was 10, he shouldn't really be counted as Australian. On second thought, he's Australian.

about a month ago

New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

OneSmartFellow all of those and more... (306 comments)

I can tell you now, I'll never use it.
Anthing based upon HTML or CSS is guaranteed to be a unmaintainable crap. Put them together, and you have the largest pile of shite ever !

about a month ago

Winners of First Seized Silk Road Bitcoin Auction Remain Anonymous

OneSmartFellow Re:Unbelievable (88 comments)

Shouldn't 'uncertainty' and 'risk' be detrimental to the value of anything that is subject to it
Not necessarily. Many financial instruments are inversely price sensitive to risk. Although why a bit coind exchange rate for hard currency would be so is a mystery.

It appears to me that BitCoin is one of the most irrational products of technology of recent times
Appearances can be deceptive. Watch and learn.

about 3 months ago

Elon Musk's Solar City Is Ramping Up Solar Panel Production

OneSmartFellow Re:Solar still not cost effective (262 comments)

Note: Poster lives in Newfoundland, and paid for gold plated connectors.

about 3 months ago

Elon Musk's Solar City Is Ramping Up Solar Panel Production

OneSmartFellow Re:Not more solar energy!! (262 comments)

The sun is the BEST source of power there is. It powers all life on this planet.

The problem is not the power source, it's how to store it. Plants do that pretty well, our problem is we're inneficient at extracting that power to produce electricty.

Luckily we're highly efficient at extracting it to produce body heat.

about 3 months ago

Elon Musk's Solar City Is Ramping Up Solar Panel Production

OneSmartFellow I'm confused (262 comments)

10 cents per watt is saved for every point of efficiency gained

What does that mean ?

My electricity cost of approx. € 0.25 / kwh

How do I save 10 cents per watt ? Or are they talking about the re-purchase price of the panel ?

about 3 months ago

Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

OneSmartFellow What kind of crap software... (564 comments)

...starts out a system update with a format C: command under any circumstance?

Answer...presumably any Windows based *&^% that gets sold into Universities. Why wasn't the development of such a tool a graduate research project ?

I wish I had the chutzpah to sell such junk, I'd be a freaking billionaire by now too. Instead, my software is bulletproof, but it sells for pennies per seat. I guess I missed the big picture. Oh well, at least I have a clean conscience.

about 4 months ago



OneSmartFellow OneSmartFellow writes  |  more than 7 years ago

OneSmartFellow (716217) writes "A 'Whites Only'scholarship of $250 is being offered to needy students who are at least 25% 'Causasion', but this has sparked anger in other 'ethnic' groups. My question is, what is the legal definition of an ethnic group, and why would anyone get so pissed off about this scholarship, seeing as a 25% causasion is still %75 something else, and so presuambly still a 'ethnic' minority."


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