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Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data

arvindsg Re: What did you expect? (197 comments)

You are under estimating the literal tin-foil hat wearer, after all they believe government is reading thoughts right out of your brain.

2 days ago
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Micromax Remotely Installing Unwanted Apps and Showing Ads

arvindsg Re:So (50 comments)

You both over estimate the salaries of Indian techies and underestimate the cheapness of Indians.

about two weeks ago
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What Language Will the World Speak In 2115?

arvindsg Haskell (578 comments)

Haskell

about a month ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

arvindsg Re:I always thought (391 comments)

We, if guys like you don't reproduce than a few generations from now only people alive will be the ones with the primary aim of reproduction. After all a child's behavior does have a high correlation with his/her parent's behavior..

about a month ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

arvindsg Don't underestimate natural selection (391 comments)

There are stark differences in stability of an engineered product and product(animal or any other species) created via natural selection.
Engineered products almost always deteriorate when environment changes from the design parameters, often with a completely unplanned behavior.
Natural selection takes up long time to build its product . The product is well tested under a large set of environment conditions at a scale much much larger than an engineered product. After evolution has had long enough time to operate a natural evolved species will respond to any change in environment by changing its behavior in a nearly optimal direction.Further each production is kept a bit different from each other further reducing the risk of universal destruction to a any single random fluctuation.

Based on this an artificial species may although be able to defeat and destroy an intelligent naturally selected species, but after that it may itself deteriorate as soon as first few variations from its design parameters. Consider a solar storm, what good would a super intelligent software do if the processor itself is misbehaving, while at-least some humans are likely to survive.

Hence forgive me but i sure do not welcome artificial alien overloads, they are just a bubble.

about a month ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

arvindsg Re:wont last (287 comments)

Its strange to see people talking about a corporation deserving to be taken to cleaners for being fools, but same company is classified evil for launching a slimy scheme trying to benefit on gullible people. People and their companies are evil, not companies.

about 2 months ago
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

arvindsg Re:How do I refill it? (194 comments)

No not just a whoosh, i heard a distinct sonic boom....

about 2 months ago
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Meet the 36 People Who Run Wikipedia

arvindsg Re:Hidden hierarchies are the worst (140 comments)

Wikipedia is clear about not being a democracy (a statement that many Wikipedians seem to ignore) ... I don't want to be part of a system that pretends to be open but isn't.

Do i need to say more?

about 3 months ago
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Study Shows Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

arvindsg Re:Don't we already do that? (110 comments)

A word is worth a word, A picture is worth a thousand words, A direct link is worth megabits

about 3 months ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

arvindsg Re:Maybe a Mini (355 comments)

I do not think it means what you think it means...

I think it does not say what you meant to say

about 3 months ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

arvindsg Re:I have a question ... (610 comments)

This Modded +3, this doesn't even require a "So it has come to this" to make it a serious situation.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

arvindsg Re:Great "invention" (100 comments)

Now that's an idea, Age of "on a computer" maybe over but nobody said you can't attach "on a watch" to get a patent

about 4 months ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

arvindsg Re:If you wanted us to believe your Op-Ed... (547 comments)

well in C/C++ you can always have a array of void * pointers, pointing to very different kind of objects.... Never say never especially for something so low level as c

about 4 months ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

arvindsg Re:The Conservative Option (487 comments)

Agreed lesser people have died of ebola, but number of gunshot deaths is fairly stable, while ebola related deaths might increase a lot over time. In other words, rate of change is also important not just the current value

about 4 months ago
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NASA Finds a Delaware-Sized Methane "Hot Spot" In the Southwest

arvindsg That's not very smart (213 comments)

We didn't focus on it because we weren't sure if it was a true signal or an instrument error,

That is not very smart, Such a huge discrepancy from expected value no matter what the reason should be the first thing to focus on. What use were your other measurements if you weren't even sure if the 2500km spot was instrument error or real thing.

about 4 months ago
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US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

arvindsg Re:Ask the US Postal Service (124 comments)

Democracy 101:an ignorant citizen wrecks himself and others

about 5 months ago

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Early 2011 Macbook Pro's dropping(still) like flies

arvindsg arvindsg writes  |  about 4 months ago

arvindsg (1757328) writes "Back in january multiple news outlets including slashdot reported that that early 2011 macbook pro's were failing with dead GPU's, just as people reached end of 3 year extended warranties on the same. More than half a year later and with about 9000 comments on apple's official forums there has still been no official response from apple. Official response of apple support has been to get the logic boards replaced(with only 90 day warranty on it), but which does not seem to fix the problem. Rather what seems to fix the thing is good old lead based reballing of the gpu or temporarily by cooking your macbook pro"
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