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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Sir_Eptishous Re:... or a brilliant PR move. (580 comments)

I don't follow or watch movies in general

Wow.

2 days ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Sir_Eptishous Re:Does the job still get done? (656 comments)

I used the phrase "thinkers", not "elites".

Those groups I "give credit" to are huge. I don't hesitate for a moment that there are members of those groups who have the intelligence at hand and the foresight to see where things are going and to prepare for them. Lumping everyone in those groups as either/or doesn't make sense.

2 days ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Sir_Eptishous Re:Does the job still get done? (656 comments)

Not sure what narrative you're alluding to.

My point is that eventually in this century more and more people, especially in the First World, will lose their jobs dues to technologies endless march.

Not sure where you get the "defining yourself as against something" either. The end of my post asks a question. Can you answer it?

Also, and most importantly, with all the arguments about whether true AI will ever really come about, etc really have no bearing at all on how technology will continue to destroy jobs. There is no denying that. From self checkout at the supermarket to self driving delivery trucks to kiosk style fast food to software that writes sports articles online. It is all coming, and none of it requires true AI.

2 days ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Sir_Eptishous Re:Does the job still get done? (656 comments)

Wrong. The language part of it was only half the meaning.

The connotation for "Barbarian" may be misconstrued to mean only the language, but there was a lot more to it than that, especially in the ancient "enlightened" Hellenic and Roman societies. It had to do just as much with the cultural identity, Hellenic vs Persian, Roman(anyone inside the empire) vs those outside the empire.

3 days ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Sir_Eptishous Re:Does the job still get done? (656 comments)

40-50%?!? Really?!?

All it will take is about 20%-25% unemployment for social order in the US to break down. The "thinkers" in govt, business and academia know this. The increasing militarization of the police, the complete disregard for the Constitution, the NSA monitoring everything, etc is getting ready for this. The canard of islamic terrorism was a good ploy and it has worked very well.

As much as I love the idea of robots creating a paradise on earth for humans to live out their fantasies and do what they all really ever wanted to do, without the need for working,etc; I just don't see that happening. Greed will win out. It always has.

Again I will reccomend the following good read on this subject: Manna by Marshall Brain.

So again, the question remains, and will continue to for the foreseeable future, what are the millions of soon to be unemployed going to do? Who will feed them, house them, etc?

3 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

Sir_Eptishous Re:this is ridiculous (440 comments)

eventually it will be cheap enough to do this to everyone.

I can't wait!

4 days ago
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Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots

Sir_Eptishous Re:hmm (52 comments)

Your post made my day!

4 days ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Sir_Eptishous Re:Experienced it recently (594 comments)

Sure, we all know you're one of the Waze obfuscators off the 405...

4 days ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

Sir_Eptishous You have your own brick wall (1050 comments)

I've been going to an acupuncturist for over ten years, and I can tell you without any hesitation it has helped me tremendously. My main reason to go is back problems, but he has helped me with shoulder/elbow injuries as well as stress and allergies.

With that being said, I wholeheartedly support vaccinations, and modern medicine. If I were in need of help, regardless of illness, and "Western" medicine could help me you're damn right I would take advantage of that. TCM(Traditional Chinese Medicine) is just another tool to use for health, along with Yoga, diet, etc;

about a week ago
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Facebook Offers Solution To End Drunken Posts

Sir_Eptishous Too bad... (134 comments)

I was thinking of making profile on Facebook.
Now I'll have to pop on over to that competing social site, Drunkbook and create one there.

about a week ago
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Bank Security Software EULA Allows Spying On Users

Sir_Eptishous Trusteer is KRAP! (135 comments)

We have had to deal with Trusteer here at work. It is utter krap and will fubar normal Windows installs. Essentially the only way to get this to work is to dedicate a VM to it. We are lucky we only have to use it occasionally.

about a week ago
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U.S. Passenger Vehicle Fleet Dirtier After 2008 Recession

Sir_Eptishous Re:Predicted... repeatedly. (176 comments)

You're right on the money here.

It is the First World that is going to have to lead with cleaning up our act on the environment, green tech, etc;
There is no way in hell you can ask people who barely survive to worry about pollution.

about a week ago
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U.S. Passenger Vehicle Fleet Dirtier After 2008 Recession

Sir_Eptishous Re:Trading off clean cars and costs (176 comments)

If you meant clean air for the planet, not just yourself then your car is probably not the place to start. Use less electricity. That's where the majority of the air pollution comes from.

Not so fast...

Where I live, in a valley with mountain ranges on two sides, and an inversion in the winter and ozone in the summer, the vast majority of that problem comes from auto exhaust. Sure, there is some pollution from industry, but our coal burning power plants are hundreds of miles away.

Really the only thing that is going to help in this situation is electric cars, but there you go, being powered by coal.
Unless we can get solar charging going...

about a week ago
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Congress Passes Bill Allowing Warrantless Forfeiture of Private Communications

Sir_Eptishous Re:Over to you, SCOTUS (379 comments)

Don't worry, the Roberts Court will be fine with this.

about a week ago
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U.S. Passenger Vehicle Fleet Dirtier After 2008 Recession

Sir_Eptishous Another Loan... (176 comments)

While I agree with the sentiment about newer vehicles, etc, the last thing I need or want is another loan.
IMHO this is 99% of this discussion...

For the millions out there who drive vehicles 10+ years old(such as myself), one of the main reason we keep them instead of getting something newer is the obvious fact that THEY ARE PAID OFF.

Rocket Science, eh?

Unfortunately for the environment, I will stick with my old truck that gets 10mpg for the aforementioned reason.

about a week ago
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In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

Sir_Eptishous This is brilliant (207 comments)

What is really amazing, and just freeking audacious to say the least, is how the IDOT is even considering doing this.

With all the recent focus on digital privacy, etc, especially since the "outing" of the NSA via Snowden, with the protests against police brutality a la Ferguson, etc, it just amazes me that something like this would even be considered. Amazing.

Who in their right mind would hand their unlocked cell phone to law enforcement?
The reality is, they are always looking for something, anything, any scrap of information, or anything misconstrued or misinterpreted, to be USED AGAINST YOU.

People keep forgetting, it doesn't matter if you haven't done anything wrong or not. That doesn't matter and never did. There are loads of Americans out there who have been "put through the ringer"(putting it mildly) by LE who were honest people who never did anything wrong.

about a week ago
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Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

Sir_Eptishous Welcome to the... (270 comments)

Internet of Things.

Where all manner of previously easy to use appliances and household goods come with phone-home DRM for "added value".

about a week ago
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Army Building an Airport Just For Drones

Sir_Eptishous Re:A society of drones (48 comments)

That's nothing, oligarchy built a society of drones.

Oh! You mean the robot planes. Sorry, my bad.

FTFY

about two weeks ago

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