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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

RespekMyAthorati Re:GoPro makes dubious claim... (318 comments)

if people didn't look like such rich, entitled dorks wearing Glass

In contrast to someone going around with a GoPro stuck to their head. No chance for selection bias, there.

yesterday
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

RespekMyAthorati Re:Strange.. (318 comments)

Only 30% of the money you put in collection boxes actually goes to doing charitable work

Not with the Salvation Army:it's more like 80%.

2 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

RespekMyAthorati Re:Militia, then vs now (1571 comments)

However, hand grenades, Claymore mines and shoulder-mounted missiles would all be considered "arms" under that definition.
As far as I know, none of these can be legally used anywhere in the U.S.,
so the idea of restricting the ownership of military-style weapons is already accepted widely.

2 days ago
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Sand in the Brain: A Fundamental Theory To Model the Mind

RespekMyAthorati Re:As an observer (105 comments)

Thanks, Dawkins et al, for totally screwing up a generation's knowledge of basic philosophy and science for the sake of overextending a dubious argument for your worldview.

Hear, hear.
I just hate it when biologists, social scientists, etc. confuse probability with intuition.
Just because something seems improbable, that proves nothing about how probable it acutally is.
If anything the study of probability has taught us, is just how wrong our intuition and gut feelings can be.

4 days ago
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It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom

RespekMyAthorati Re:The Religious Right will have your head on a pl (470 comments)

But the phrase "critical thinking" isn't much used by scientists.

No, it's a term mostly used by academics to mean "thinking in a way that is in accordance with currently popular theories in the humanities and social sciences"
while "uncritical thinking" means "thinking in a way that disputes currently popular theories in the humanities and social sciences."

about a week ago
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It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom

RespekMyAthorati Re:Unfalsifieable (470 comments)

Wrong.

If something is unfalsifiable, then it should, for practical purposes, be ignored.

about a week ago
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How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?

RespekMyAthorati Re:Dr Strangelove had it right (392 comments)

And animals could be bred and SLAUGHTERED!

about two weeks ago
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Jimmy Carter: Snowden Disclosures Are 'Good For Americans To Know'

RespekMyAthorati Re:My 0.02 (289 comments)

It's also a good place to put the whole thing under close public inspection.

But public inspection could never be allowed to happen, since the information in question is classified.
Thus he would have to be tried in a FISA court, and they would hang him for sure.

about three weeks ago
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Jimmy Carter: Snowden Disclosures Are 'Good For Americans To Know'

RespekMyAthorati Re:What does he have to hide? (289 comments)

Civilized countries don't behave the way the Likud does.

about three weeks ago
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Neil Young's "Righteous" Pono Music Startup Raises $1 Million With Kickstarter

RespekMyAthorati Re:Reality check (413 comments)

Well said!

about a month ago
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Neil Young's "Righteous" Pono Music Startup Raises $1 Million With Kickstarter

RespekMyAthorati Re:Reality check (413 comments)

KozmoStevnNaut wrote:

Would you be able to back up your perception of this difference with a double blind ABX test?

and you replied:

Yes. Just try it yourself when you have the opportunity

He didn't mean "do you imagine you could back up your perception of this difference with a double blind ABX test",
he meant "have you actually done it?".

Because if you haven't, then you are just making shit up.

about a month ago
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Study: Elephants Have Learned To Tell Certain Languages Apart

RespekMyAthorati Re:How fine is this distinction? (62 comments)

If you'd RTFA, you would know that the elephants in this experiment were responding to recordings of people speaking different languages.

about a month ago
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Why Robots Will Not Be Smarter Than Humans By 2029

RespekMyAthorati Re:So when is water not wet? (294 comments)

Scientists in what field? There is no scientific field that concerns itself with the definition of "conscious".
That's pure philosophy, and philosophers don't agree on anything.

about a month ago
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Why Robots Will Not Be Smarter Than Humans By 2029

RespekMyAthorati Re:Kurzweil is an idiot with Super Powers (294 comments)

It's a "valid" third option because there are hundreds of Kurzweil fanboys who really do believe this.

about a month ago
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Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"

RespekMyAthorati Re:i interpret it to mean (497 comments)

Einstein showed that Newton's laws of motion were wrong

That is where you are wrong.

Einstein merely showed that, when applying Newton's laws, measurements of space and time can be substantially more complicated than previously thought.

about a month ago
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Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

RespekMyAthorati Re:Free as in... (392 comments)

Exactly. The referenced article talks about a free upgrade.
Timothy didn't RTFA.

about a month and a half ago
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Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

RespekMyAthorati Wrong! (392 comments)

The article doesn't say anything about Microsoft offering a "free as in gratis" version of Windows 8.1.
It talks about a free upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7.

Next time, read the fucking article, Timothy.

about a month and a half ago
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Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

RespekMyAthorati Re:Kinda funny (392 comments)

This article does not say anything about a free version of Windows 8.1!

The article only talks about a free upgrade from Windows 7.
Too bad the poster didn't actually RTF article.

about a month and a half ago
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Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

RespekMyAthorati Re:Kinda funny (392 comments)

Something that nobody seems to have noticed is that this version of Windows 8.1 is only free if you already have Windows 7.
In other words, it's a free "upgrade" to something not as good.

about a month and a half ago

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