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Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft

fredrated And I should care, (137 comments)

why?

6 hours ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

fredrated The problem: no motivation (385 comments)

People are motivated by feelings and urges. Without these the AI will do nothing it wasn't directly programmed for.
For example, even if it concludes people are a threat to it's existence it will do nothing, because it does not have the urge to self-preservation.

10 hours ago
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IoT Is the Third Big Technology 'Wave' In the Last 50 Years, Says Harvard

fredrated Re:Right, the IoT (196 comments)

But what if it tells you the pop tarts you are about to eat have been recalled due to salmonella poisoning?

about three weeks ago
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Big Banks Will Vie For Your Attention With Cardless ATMs and VR

fredrated Re:I like that they don't (76 comments)

"none of the shops I frequent don't have them." Does this mean all of the shops you frequent have them?

about three weeks ago
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Prospects Rise For a 2015 UN Climate Deal, But Likely To Be Weak

fredrated Wow! (145 comments)

The freaks are really posting today.

about a month ago
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Black Swan Author: Genetically Modified Organisms Risk Global Ruin

fredrated Hey you (432 comments)

Get out of the way! There is profit to be made!

about 2 months ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

fredrated The long and short of it is, (284 comments)

James Comey is more dangerous than ISIS.

about 2 months ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

fredrated Re:a better idea (425 comments)

If you are not being sarcastic then you are scum.

about 2 months ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

fredrated These people are scum. (425 comments)

And I don't mean ISIS.

about 2 months ago
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China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons

fredrated Please tell me (92 comments)

this is from the Onion.

about 3 months ago
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The Executive Order That Redefines Data Collection

fredrated I can't believe it. (126 comments)

Obama has turned into such a vile sack of shit. I may never vote Dumbocrat again.

about 3 months ago
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

fredrated RIP planet Earth (201 comments)

We barely knew ya.

about 3 months ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

fredrated Re:Does HFCS count? (294 comments)

There are differences though. For example, a diabetic in an insulin coma can be treated by applying glucose to the mouth lining, but sucrose needs to be broken down in the stomach before it can be absorbed.

about 3 months ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

fredrated Well? (427 comments)

The story below says "US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom" and asks 'do the associated environmental risks of new "tight oil" extraction techniques outweigh the benefits to these depressed economic regions?'

Well, do they?

about 3 months ago
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The Passenger Pigeon: A Century of Extinction

fredrated My question: (108 comments)

Was the pigeon a passenger or did the pigeon carry a passenger?

about 4 months ago
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Researchers Make Fruit Flies Perform Aerobatics Like Spitfire Pilots

fredrated So now we just (51 comments)

attach machine guns to them and replace the F35?

about 5 months ago

Submissions

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what the hell is wrong with the comment system?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  more than 3 years ago

fredrated (639554) writes "Every time I click 'preview' when I try to make a comment the comment disappears! Using IE7, this is really annoying."
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What the hell happened to your web site?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  more than 3 years ago

fredrated (639554) writes "Every time I try to load slashdot it takes longer and longer and has become unusable. This morning I tried to access the wikileaks story but after 5 minutes of the hourglass and no responsiveness from the browser I finally just shot it in the head with task manager. WTF is your site doing, it has become unusable!"

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Is there an information field?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about a year ago

We know from the standard model of particle physics that particles give rise to fields: the photon gives rise to the electromagnetic field, the electron gives rise to the electric field, the higgs boson gives rise to the higgs field etc.
We are also learning more and more that information seems to have 'substance', which leads to my speculation: does information give rise to an information field?

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What is 'now'?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about 2 years ago

As we all know, the universe is expanding. Since the universe is space-time, it is space-time that is expanding, which to me implies that time must be expanding as well as space. That is the answer to what 'now' is: it is the leading edge of the expansion of the time component of space-time. The wave-front of NOW is instantiating the universe behind it as it expands from the past into the future.

Question: we know that gravity slows the expansion of space-time locally on the time axis, does gravity also slow the expansion of space-time locally on the 3 space axies?

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Quantum collapse

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about 2 years ago

Proposition: Quantum âcollapseâ(TM) occurs through observation because observation is the process of extracting information from a system, and extraction information from a quantum system is like extracting an electron from a neutron, forcing it to become a proton.

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