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How Dumb Policies Scare Tech Giants Away From Federal Projects

cmturner2 It's not just federal, they're just the leader (143 comments)

Dumb policies scare tech giants away from any projects, not just "federal" ones.

The problem lies with the problematic organization, in this case, the federal bodies and agencies of the government. However, we all know government doesn't attract the best and the brightest, it attracts those with the pursuits of low men.

If I had a solution for you I'd share it, but it's a complex problem. Perhaps we can get some scientific studies done on the make up and functioning of politician brains (even if we have to hide it within another study), and then work to adjust those behaviors into roles that benefit our species as a whole.

about 4 months ago
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Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

cmturner2 Re:Pleeeeeeeease? (276 comments)

There have been several fan projects, both standalone and as modifications to existing video games that far surpassed in quality and detail what was available during original filming of the show. Though part of me does appreciate the nostalgia of the original CGI.

http://www.indiedb.com/games/t...

about 5 months ago
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Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

cmturner2 Re:Pleeeeeeeease? (276 comments)

So I don't see what the problem is :)

An opportunity to re-do all the CGI with the latest and greatest tech? Crowdfunded? Perhaps even "Director's Cut" with additional new filming to restore the creative vision as it would have been unhampered by financial or time pressures?

I'd get behind that. Look at it this way - even if crowd funded, it may/would create some jobs in the already tight U.S. FX industry.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Older Programmers Always Have a Harder Time Getting a Job?

cmturner2 Re:False premise (379 comments)

As a hiring manager what I am hearing here is.... I will NEVER get instant productivity from a young programmer, but I may or may not get instant productivity from someone with lots of previous experience.

Got it.

about 5 months ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

cmturner2 Move forward, not back. (914 comments)

So, I get the world is a terrible place sometimes, but if we're not actually going to strive to become something better, something more than we are in nature, then what is the point again? When can we stop being a punishment oriented culture and become a reward oriented one? You know, that whole carrot & stick thing?

Though, I still don't necessarily see rehabilitation being feasible in some select scenarios, but for those exceptional situations we have the utility of removing an individual from participation. In these situations you aren't punishing an individual, but solving an _active_ societal problem for the community when actual harm is being, or has been done.

about 5 months ago
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As the Web Turns 25, Sir Tim Berners-Lee Calls For A Web Magna Carta

cmturner2 Hello Tim Berners-Lee, (80 comments)

Please write your Web Magna Carta, and I will sign it.

about 6 months ago
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Why Robots Will Not Be Smarter Than Humans By 2029

cmturner2 The arrogance of humans always amuses (294 comments)

Humans don't understand the human brain. Humans don't understand human intelligence. Humans are a long long way from creating artificial intelligence, but please continue to enjoy the pursuit of flawed simulations of human intelligence.

about 6 months ago

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