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Why Robots Will Not Be Smarter Than Humans By 2029

deadcrow Siegel is of course right (294 comments)

Siegel is of course right because he can predict the effect of unexpected future inventions, and Kurzweil cannot. Oh wait...

about a month ago

Wi-Fi Signals Allow Gesture Recognition All Through the Home

deadcrow Anime Powers (122 comments)

So, all of those fancy gestures they make in anime to make their powers work is just them communicating with their weapons on a wi-fi network?

about 10 months ago

IRS Admits Targeting Conservative Groups During 2012 Election

deadcrow Re:It's hard to believe (719 comments)

True, because most Democrats not liberal. They are fascists.

Ze poisonous fish will kill you faster zan a bullet.

about a year ago

Leaked Heartland Institute Documents Reveal Opposition To Science

deadcrow Who am I supposed to believe? (615 comments)

1) Some scientists believe there in NO Global warming.
2) Most scientists believe Global Warming is happening.
3) Among those, probably most believe that Man contributes to this warming.
4) Among those, even fewer believe than Man contributes a lot to global warming.
5) Many of that group believe Mans contribution is going to result in a catastrophe.

What I hear from these groups is:
1) The science is not completed. We need further study.
2) The science is not completed. We need further study.
3) The science is not completed. We need further study.
4) The science is not completed. We need further study. Start to become concerned and consider radical changes.
5) The science is complete. Panic. The other scientists are hacks, don't believe them. Radical changes NOW!

Who am I supposed to believe here?

more than 2 years ago

Hybrids Safer In Crashes — Except For Pedestrians

deadcrow Hollywood was right all these years? (392 comments)

All of the future cars in shows from the Jetsons to Bladerunner have made some cool "futuristic" sound. I always thought it was silly. I was wrong. Because apparently, in the future, cars will be required to made "futuristic" sounds.. Who would have guessed?

more than 2 years ago

PETA To Launch Pornography Website

deadcrow Geniouse (348 comments)

Who are the ad wizards that came up with this idea?

more than 2 years ago

Dutch Government To Tax Drivers Based On Car Use

deadcrow Re:Great and fair (500 comments)

Your bicycle, feet, and mass transit use the roads. AFAIK no mass transit system in America, and only a few in the world, makes a profit. So my tax dollars are subsidizing your ride on said mass transit. Kinda break even I would say, you pay for my car usage of the road, I pay for your bus.

more than 2 years ago

Dutch Government To Tax Drivers Based On Car Use

deadcrow Re:all wrong questions (500 comments)

Seriously, the same folks that worry so about Orwellian 1984 style government have brought us the Nanny State. Fools can't even see that it is the same thing, and they created it. They sit here today supporting it, while in the same breath bemoaning that the conservatives want to control our lives. And since we obviously don't want that, vote for our Nanny State.


more than 2 years ago

What If Tim Berners-Lee Had Patented the Web?

deadcrow Re:What if? (154 comments)

Thanks for your understanding. It was an exercise in What If? Not statement of how things are. Some people can't take a joke.

more than 2 years ago

What If Tim Berners-Lee Had Patented the Web?

deadcrow What if? (154 comments)

What if evey sci-fi concept was used as prior art? I bet most of the patents would never get issued.

What if?

more than 2 years ago

'Electronic Skin' Grafts Gadgets To Body

deadcrow Re:Finally! (31 comments)


more than 2 years ago

The Case For Surrealism In Games

deadcrow Some games pursue reality but others do not (186 comments)

Not all games are pursuing reality. Just look at games like "Cat God vs Sun King" and "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet". They don't even try for a realistic name. The author mentions several different games, especially the Alice game as examples of the type he thinks are better than ultra-realistic games. As long as games like this exist, there is balance in the realism of games. And no need to panic.

more than 2 years ago

SETI Finds Funds For the Allen Telescope Array (For Now)

deadcrow Re:Welcome to the libertarian viewpoint. (137 comments)

A great point. Because taxation is nothing but forced crowdsourcing. And inefficient croudsourcing at that, because the government only ever spends a small percentage of the take on projects.

more than 2 years ago

United States Loses S&P AAA Credit Rating

deadcrow Re:Downgrading doesn't really matter (1239 comments)

Wow, you have downgraded to just plain silly. I can't answer nonsense, so I will not try. My points are made, whether or not you comprehended them.

Enjoy Life...

more than 2 years ago

United States Loses S&P AAA Credit Rating

deadcrow Re:Downgrading doesn't really matter (1239 comments)

LOL. Nope, didn't just learn about that sad argument tactic. My reply is a statement of truth well understood by many for a long time, using appropriate verbiage for this discourse. And another LOL to you for continuing to make @bonch's point.

And like I said, if you insist that I am Anony, I can't stop you. But you would still be wrong. It IS quite amusing that you can conceive of no other truth than that. In my experience, that usually means the accuser is guilty of the accused behavior.

Anonymous Coward much?

more than 2 years ago

United States Loses S&P AAA Credit Rating

deadcrow Re:Downgrading doesn't really matter (1239 comments)

It matters that it is considered an insult, no matter how derived. And since it is a gross reference to a sex act, it is not polite, despite how it may have come to be.

Therefore, being used as an insult, it is childish. However it was created. When insults rather than content are used in political discussions, the natural assumption is that the insulter has no content. When people use childish insults in adult discussions, they deserve to be called on it. Whatever the history of said insult.

P.S. Funny how you keep using my AV name when replying to others. On this point somebody else without a login/coward is making supportive statements, but that does not make them me. You can think they are if you wish, but you would be wrong. As you can see, I am perfectly capable of replying with my own login.

more than 2 years ago

United States Loses S&P AAA Credit Rating

deadcrow Re:Downgrading doesn't really matter (1239 comments)

Gee thanks. We ALL know what it means. You seemed to have missed the part about it being a juvenile insult. Comprehend much? Oh, that's right, too busy attacking (and hence making @bonch's point).

more than 2 years ago

Why Your Dad's 30-Year-Old Stereo Sounds Better Than Yours

deadcrow And then there is Bose & Greensound Technologi (674 comments)

New technology is available from companies such as Bose and Greensound Technologies. They are expensive, but do produce superior sound, from modern technologies derived from R&D. Sure, the bulk of equipment is low-cost and not superior, but cheap equipment has always been available. To claim that all stereos are inferior to a 30 year old systems is clearly an exaggeration.


more than 2 years ago

Can Minecraft Change the Gaming Industry?

deadcrow Re:No (255 comments)

I actually laughed out loud at this. I can't wait to have some idiots, like the kind that stay at the spawn points and shoot at each other and spin around, brick me in!!!

more than 2 years ago

A Deep-Dive Look At Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1

deadcrow Re:I have one of these (264 comments)

Keyboard: Get SwiftKey. It's much better, and you can long press for most punctuation and numbers.

Touchscreen: I found this for almost all touchscreen devices. Luckily, now you can just pinch-zoom in, click, pinch unzoom.

Built in Browser: Sucks. Use Dolphin. Much better performance and rendering. Also makes good use of left and right swiping to display favorites and add-on's.

I also recommend Battery Snap. It keeps data and displays a graph of all battery usage, so you can easily see what, where and when your battery was draining.

more than 2 years ago



Duke Nukem Forever ships 2/1/2011

deadcrow deadcrow writes  |  more than 3 years ago

deadcrow (946749) writes "Gamestop and Amazon seem to think that Duke Nukem Forever ships 2/1/2011. They are both taking pre-orders! And it's not April 1st. Has it truly become un-vaporwared!?!?



Congressman Seeks Second Life Ban In Schools

deadcrow deadcrow writes  |  more than 5 years ago

deadcrow (946749) writes "U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, R, Illinois is trying to revive his DOPA act and wants to ban Second Life from Schools and Libraries. According to his official web site "Second Life could sexually exploit children via Internet"

"According to a U.S. Department of Justice survey, one-in-five kids have been sexually solicited online,", the Congressman said. "As new technologies develop, more disturbing revelations unfold. Sites like Second Life offer no protections to keep kids from virtual 'rape rooms,' brothels and drug stores. If sites like Second Life won't protect kids from obviously inappropriate content, then Congress will." Information Week stated (The congressman created the DOPA (Deleting Online Predators Act)) “in 2006 to prevent children from accessing social networking sites and chat rooms unless they do so for "legitimate educational purpose" under adult supervision.” and “It passed the House by a 410-15 vote but died in the Senate. It now has 91 co-sponsors.”

It looks like Linden Labs will have to institute identity checking or find itself banned."



Third try for first entry

deadcrow deadcrow writes  |  more than 2 years ago

This is the third time I have tried to create my first Journal Entry. So far, when I go back later, then entry is gone. Good luck to me..

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