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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

fredrated Here is why we don't need your protection jerks (369 comments)

The 2nd amendment is inviolate in the face of over 30,000 gun deaths a year.
Proposal: let’s make the 4th amendment inviolate until terrorists kill over 30,000 Americans a year.
Since this will NEVER happen, we have absolutely no need for these treasonous (as they kill the 4th amendment) fools to ‘protect’ us by spying.
Re-employ then as septic tank cleaners, street sweepers, any number of jobs more valuable than spying.

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AI Experts Sign Open Letter Pledging To Protect Mankind From Machines

fredrated Re:I no longer think this is an issue (258 comments)

That is code directly programmed to kill, that is not an AI conclusion reached from reasoning.

about two weeks ago
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AI Experts Sign Open Letter Pledging To Protect Mankind From Machines

fredrated I no longer think this is an issue (258 comments)

The reason is, AI will have no 'motivation'. People are motivated by emotions, feelings, urges, all of which have their origin (as far as I know) in our endocrine system, not from logic. Logic does not motivate.
In other words, even if an AI system concludes that humans are likely to 'kill' it, it will have no response because it has no sense of self-preservation, which is an emotion. Without a sense of self preservation it won't 'feel' a need to defend itself.

about two weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

fredrated Problem is (480 comments)

Republicans are fighting hard to decrease voter turnout. Low voter turn out is exactly what they want. They will never vote for something that increases voter turnout.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places

fredrated no reasonable expectation of privacy (303 comments)

on a phone call? These people are trash, they destroy our freedom for the sole purpose of making their job easier. Yep, the terrorists won by turning us against ourselves.

about three weeks ago
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Project Ryptide Drone Flies Life-Rings To Distressed Swimmers

fredrated Hey! I need a girlfriend! (62 comments)

Could someone please drone one to me?

about three weeks ago
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WSJ Refused To Publish Lawrence Krauss' Response To "Science Proves Religion"

fredrated Re:Yawn (556 comments)

Thus proving their prejudice. The 'paper of record' should not be prejudiced.

about three weeks ago
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Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft

fredrated And I should care, (170 comments)

why?

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

fredrated The problem: no motivation (391 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.

about a month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago

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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  |  about 4 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  |  1 year,23 days

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  |  more than 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  |  more than 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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