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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

RespekMyAthorati Re:Why Bennett is more annoying than he has to be. (290 comments)

Because Rob "Samzenpus" Rozeboom gets a boner whenever this douchebag idiot opens his mouth.
Nothing Haselton says ever makes any sense except to say
"I'm an asshole, and you have to listen to my rants because /. moderators want to suck my cock".

5 days ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

RespekMyAthorati Re:Who are these idiot futurists? (564 comments)

we'd need a massive conspiracy of megalomaniac genius experts in artifcial intelligence who intentionally develop malware to infect military robots that go around shooting people

That's right.
And that mysterious organization would have a James Bond-like name, say "Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency".

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

RespekMyAthorati Re:Transcendence (564 comments)

Exactly.
We will have killer robots because most robot research is funded by the military: hence the "D" of DARPA.
A bunch of killer robots is exactly what they want.

Of course, after they kill all the enemies, they will just lay down their arms and serve us. Wouldn't they?

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

RespekMyAthorati Re:AHHHHHH!!!!! (564 comments)

I shall run screaming from the oncoming robot overlord killing machines! Ahhhh! Ahhhhh! - Gahhk!

Well then, you clearly need Old Glory Insurance.

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

RespekMyAthorati Re:Intelligence (564 comments)

There was an article here recently suggesting that consciousness is non-computable.

Only if you start out by defining it as non-computable.

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

RespekMyAthorati Re:It's a question of mass production (564 comments)

Moore's Law and similar technologies (massively parallel computing etc) will result in systems exponentially more powerful than IBM's Watson. At some point a future Watson or Google AI system will make "decisions" indistinguishable from a human's.

If you want to fantasize like that, nobody is going to stop you. But your reasoning is nonsense.

You could increase the speed of the Watson hardware a hundred times, and do you know what difference it would make?
Other than answering a bit faster, absolutely none.

It's software that limits an AI program's capabilities, not hardware.
And we currently have no idea how to create intelligent software.

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

RespekMyAthorati Re:AI is always "right around the corner". (564 comments)

A "new intelligent species" would need to do a lot more than analyze insurance policies. That's just an application.
Watson, on the other hand, comes remarkably close.

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

RespekMyAthorati Re:AI is always "right around the corner". (564 comments)

So, have you ever asked yourself "What or who am I?"?

Did you say "yes"? Interesting, because that is exactly how a chatbot would reply to the same question.

It is completely impossible to say whether any entity, living or not, possesses that kind of introspective intelligence.
Thus, your test is non-falsifiable, or in other words, just a lot of philosophical horseshit.

about three weeks ago
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Is K-12 CS Education the Next Common Core?

RespekMyAthorati Re:I hope not. (113 comments)

So half of your points have to be labelled "2." and half have to be labelled "3."?
That sucks!

about a month ago
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Is K-12 CS Education the Next Common Core?

RespekMyAthorati Re:Common core changes history (113 comments)

I think about half the idiots posting crap about them are liberals trying to make conservatives look like idiots.

No need, they will do it themselves.
But this crap doesn't come from "conservatives" in the Eisenhower/McCain sense, but from loony-right TeaBaggers like Ted Cruz.

about a month ago
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CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

RespekMyAthorati Re:So....far more than guns (454 comments)

I mean, I've found out that you have been writing about me and my Slashdot comments FOR YEARS

That's probably because you have been submitting some of the most consistently stupid reasoning on /. FOR YEARS.

about a month ago
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Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

RespekMyAthorati Re:So, what's the correction? (347 comments)

Not since 1983, when it was redefined in terms of the speed of light.

about a month ago
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WikiLeaks Publishes Secret International Trade Agreement

RespekMyAthorati Re:This is just fucked up (222 comments)

By then, there won't be time for any critical analysis leading to rejection of the agreement.

about a month ago
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WikiLeaks Publishes Secret International Trade Agreement

RespekMyAthorati Re:Because clearly... (222 comments)

Jane didn't get it.
She almost never does.

about a month ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

RespekMyAthorati Re:A minority view? (649 comments)

Sure, in theology or philosophy class.
Not in science class.

about a month ago
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Elon Musk's Solar City Is Ramping Up Solar Panel Production

RespekMyAthorati Re:Higher capacity for smaller roofs (262 comments)

The problem with that is that the cost of a thermal solar system lies almost entirely in the cost of construction,
something that will always go up over time. On the other hand, the cost PV panels have been dropping dramatically
due to economies of scale, something which will never apply to thermal solar.

about a month ago

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