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Favorite clickbait hook?

OrangeTide New Rule in your region! (179 comments)

I think they have trouble looking up my location by IP, and default to Your Region.

2 days ago
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When will the first successful manned Mars mission happen?

OrangeTide Re:Missing option (216 comments)

never is a long time. perhaps Mars will be explored by a more evolved species that descend from us or possibly one of our cousins like the lowly amoeba.
But then I guess "manned" is not the right word, but that is more of a limitation of the English language than the spirit of the original question.

ps - you failed to explore half a page of text:
* Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.

about a week ago
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Raspberry Pi Sales Approach 4 Million

OrangeTide Re:More memory faster cpu & keep price under $ (146 comments)

parallel port is not the same. It doesn't support wide range of voltages, internal pull-ups, or the ability to assign functions to the pins. I guess assigning functions makes them SPIOs (special purpose, rather than general purpose). But having the hardware be able to generate an interrupt for any pin, or use hardware fifos for I2C and SPI is a huge advantage.

The ASRock D1800B-ITX is a neat board, but getting the ATX power supply is going to cost more than a Raspberry Pi. I suspect you'd end up spending around $180 getting the board, psu, ram and ssd. Still not a bad deal, but not really in the same category as RPi for price.

A better comparison against an ASRock is the Nvidia Jetson TK1 dev kit (newegg carries them) is $200. And include quad core ARM, GPU, 16GB flash, 2GB RAM and power supply. It's a bit smaller than an ITX board, and quite a bit larger than a RPi.

about a week ago
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First Shellshock Botnet Attacking Akamai, US DoD Networks

OrangeTide Re:Suspicious screenshot (236 comments)

You assume that you can only get to root through the path that login and su take. Running a program as root, like your dhcp client, then having it launch a shell script that has "#!/bin/bash" is sufficient to get there. and no step along the way were you in the dash environment.

about three weeks ago
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How Governments Are Getting Around the UN's Ban On Blinding Laser Weapons

OrangeTide Lethal force (180 comments)

Is lethal force justified when cops start going around causing permanent blindness and life-long disability? Because my 357 thinks it probably is a reasonable level of self defense.

about a month ago
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The Challenges and Threats of Automated Lip Reading

OrangeTide Jesus H Christ! (120 comments)

We're trying to catch the terrorists, not dress like them.

about a month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

OrangeTide Failure to plan in advance (409 comments)

We've had about 30 years to decide draw up plans for dealing with Ebola. There is the real amount of time available for transparency, not the brief time you claim. That we chose to make no plans today does not mean we automatically agree to bring Ebola infected patients into our population centers, even if someone's life is on the line.

about 3 months ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

OrangeTide Re:sure, works for France (296 comments)

If I could get a job in France, I think I'd move. I'd have more vacation time and I can drink wine at lunch.

about 3 months ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

OrangeTide Streaming even in my car (152 comments)

I have a bunch of stuff on bandcamp and it's easier to stream it from my phone than to download it into something that my car will play.

about 3 months ago
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After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

OrangeTide Re:Considering Bush did this... (219 comments)

Because Obama is the current President, and is responsible for the current policy?

The nutcakes are the ones living in a fantasy land where we don't hold our currently elected representatives accountable. Hope and change, still waiting for the change. (I've given up hope)

about 3 months ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

OrangeTide Re:What we don't know... (564 comments)

Babies are unconscious then are some point they are. That's the mystery, and why my use of the word initial is appropriate. How do I trigger the process of consciousness, does it occur automatically once all the pieces are present, perhaps, or does it need a bootstrap or pilot light. Interfering with part of a brain to cause unconsciousness is super interesting, but by itself it doesn't give us all the answers. (nothing ever does)

If you want to talk about mechanisms, like recursion, then we're going into theory. Theories which I don't have the resources or capabilities to test on my own, so I don't really wish to speculate too deeply there. Maybe it emerges gradually, maybe it is quick like waking up. No idea, but it seems that part of what happens is testable. Should be an interesting future when we find out more.

about 3 months ago
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On 4th of July:

OrangeTide Your subject is highly flawed (340 comments)

You can live and work in the US without being a citizen, and still enjoy our wonderful holidays.

about 3 months ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

OrangeTide Re:What we don't know... (564 comments)

Oh I agree it's being worked on. But it sounds like a very familiar article, as in I think I read similar articles in the 80s, 90s and 2000s. But the mechanism that triggers initial consciousness is, to the best of my knowledge, still a mystery. It will one day be solved. maybe the article you read really does have it figured out, the ones I've seen were just speculation with theories that could not be realistically tested without interfering with the process.

about 3 months ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

OrangeTide One time pad (415 comments)

So now I can't even hide my one time pad? Which I keep for perfectly legitimate purposes.

I'm going to start hiding beef jerky in random places in my house.

about 3 months ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

OrangeTide Re:What we don't know... (564 comments)

Oh and understanding what needs to be simulated and the initial state of the human brain. How is consciousness born? We've wondered that for centuries, we don't have the answer yet. Will we eventually know all of this and have the capability to duplicate human intelligence? I don't doubt it one bit! Will we be there in 30 years, at least down the path you suggest? Extremely unlikely.

about 3 months ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

OrangeTide Re:What we don't know... (564 comments)

A cascade of AI's capabilities in a short period of time seems likely, but we haven't made much progress yet. And even with a 100 fold increase in processing power we haven't managed to take our simple learning models and make them 100 times more powerful. There is a real scalability problem right now. So it feels a bit like putting the cart before the horse to worry about these what ifs.

about 3 months ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

OrangeTide What we don't know... (564 comments)

Your cell phone is less capable of learning than a jellyfish. Although your cell phone can sometimes simulate very simple learning under extremely rigid frameworks for learning.

a human competitive AI in 30 years? seems unlikely given the almost zero progress on the subject in the last 30 years. But maybe we'll hit some point where it all cascades very quickly. Like if we could do a dog level intelligence it is not a far leap to do human level and super human level. But we have trouble with cockroach levels of intelligence, or even defining what intelligence is or how to measure it.

AI research for the last several decades have taught us how little we know about the fundamental nature of ourselves.

about 3 months ago
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Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

OrangeTide Re:On this 4th of July... (349 comments)

We can hope that eventually a judge is going to be annoyed and start treating the conscious action that businesses take when issuing a DMCA takedown notice as sufficient for being "knowingly false".

about 4 months ago
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On 4th of July:

OrangeTide Re:Hello Americans (340 comments)

"Websites don't come with a nationality,"

Mine has an America flag in the website logo.

about 4 months ago

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