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Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence For the First Time

cogeek Re: AI? They taught it. (77 comments)

Nope, Skynet

4 days ago
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Scientists Optimistic About Getting a Mammoth Genome Complete Enough To Clone

cogeek Re:Realer? (186 comments)

I think realer is the bestest choice of words in this article.

5 days ago
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Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

cogeek Re:Lasers and deformable mirrors arnt expensive (150 comments)

Most property already has utility easements unless they're very rural, even then it's simple enough to seize with Imminent Domain for "the greater good"

5 days ago
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Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence For the First Time

cogeek Re:AI? They taught it. (77 comments)

Are you not intelligent then or did your parents, teachers, society not teach you anything, you just popped out knowing it all? Intelligence doesn't mean knowing everything, it's the ability to learn and to expand on concepts.

5 days ago
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Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead In Congress

cogeek Re:Good (257 comments)

California and New York have the highest tax rates in the nation, how well is everything fixed there? No matter how much is collected in taxes, there will always be politicians willing to flush it down the toilet. People are finally starting to realize it.

about two weeks ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

cogeek Star Wars vs Disney (267 comments)

Given that the Star Wars franchise is owned by Disney now, we should be thankful the title isn't:
Star Wars Episode VII: It's a Small Universe After All

about two weeks ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

cogeek Re:But DC is different,no? (588 comments)

Obama has stated that this issue is not of major concern to him and will not be seeking prosecution.

That's what he's stated, but not what he's done. They've raided several marijuana dispensaries and farms here in Colorado.

How do you know when a politician is lying? When their lips are moving.

about two weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

cogeek Re:Who cares? (399 comments)

The average end user has no clue as to what kernel they're running on. Microsoft is killing themselves with the name change shell game. I've known several people that went and bought a Windows tablet only to find out that the tablet is running Windows 8 RT and they can't install any full Windows programs on it, only downloads from the bountiful Windows app store.

about 2 months ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

cogeek Re:Who cares? (399 comments)

Didn't Netscape Navigator have 100% of the market share at one time? How about AOL? Anybody remember Blackberry?

about 2 months ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

cogeek Who cares? (399 comments)

There's no rhyme or reason for Microsoft's numbering system. 3.11, 95, XP, 2000, Me, 7, 8, 10.... I think MS's biggest mistake with Windows 8 was showing people there are viable alternatives out there. I don't know if they'll come back from this one or not, if it wasn't for their stranglehold on the corporate environment, they'd have died off long ago.

about 2 months ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

cogeek Re:Most taxes are legalized theft (324 comments)

They don't even care about re-election any more. They pass laws that benefit their donors and get a nice cushy "consulting" gig when they retire.

about 2 months ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

cogeek Re:Unintended consequences? (455 comments)

Realistically the only time the footage would be viewed would be when there's an offense that warrants it, such as an officer shooting a suspect or a reported abuse. There's no way you could have every officer wearing a camera and every moment of video reviewed. Most of the solutions I've seen that are in place now don't keep every minute of every day recorded. They buffer 30 minutes or so and when the officer hits a button to indicate it needs to keep the footage it does.

about 3 months ago
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Where are the Flying Cars? (Video; Part Two of Two)

cogeek Never going to happen... (66 comments)

Think about the drawbacks to flying cars: 1.) Amount of energy required to keep a car in the air versus on the ground. 2.) How many broken down cars do you see on the side of the road every day on an average commute? Now imagine they all crashed from an altitude of 100' or more. 3.) FAA would never allow flying cars to travel at low altitude over residential areas, thus forcing all flying cars to fly over existing roads, negating any benefit of a flying car, since it would still be "stuck in traffic" 4.) They'd have to have VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) or we'd have to have runways built at every house, commercial building, etc. Until they come up with an unlimited source of energy, a mechanical device as complicated as a flying car that never breaks down, and sufficient airspace to make it practical, flying cars will remain science fiction.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

cogeek Re: THANK GOD for "automatic updates" (179 comments)

You have 40+ Windows servers and aren't using WSUS? Deploy WSUS, pull the patches down on Tuesday, push them on Monday night. Gives nearly a whole week for the rest of the world to figure out they're not working for you.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Posts $110,000 Bounty For Cracking Tor's Privacy

cogeek Where's Snowden the second? (98 comments)

Just get a low level tech to release some NSA docs to the Russians, instant $110k!

about 4 months ago
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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

cogeek Re:Who owns them? (474 comments)

Maximum transmission speed on a single coax cable last I heard was 100mbps. Since I have a 40 mbps connection rate and 5 televisions all hooked up with HD channels, how exactly could they double that without cutting into my bandwidth?

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

cogeek Re:It's a separate connection (474 comments)

There's only one cable coming from the pole to my home, so how is it a different connection? Of course it will use your bandwidth, just as every other Comcast customer in my area affects my bandwidth.

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

cogeek Re:Who owns them? (474 comments)

Yeah, and both the subscriber and the freeloader will get the same amount of bandwidth I pay for every month from Comcast? Do they magically double the connection speed? Because I'm already at the highest level Internet they offer.

about 5 months ago
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Parents Mobilize Against States' Student Data Mining

cogeek Re:Not Anticipated (139 comments)

You give the government too much credit. Common core doesn't take location into account at all. It's a one-size will be imposed on all solution.

about 5 months ago

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