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Developing the First Law of Robotics

gl4ss Re:Same as humans ... (159 comments)

sure, but this is a fucking gimmick "experiment".

the algo could be really simple too.

and for developing said algorithm, no actual robots are necessary at all - except for showing to journos, no actual AI researchers would find that part necessary, the testing can happen entirely in simulation - and no actual ethics need to enter the picture even, the robot doesn't need to understand what a human is on the level a robot that would need to in order to act by asimovs laws.

a spinning blade cutting tool that has an automatic emergency brake isn't sentient- it's not acting on asimovs laws, but you could claim so to some journalists anyways.. the thing to take home is that they built into the algorithm the ability to fret over the situation. if it just projected and saved what can be saved, it wouldn't fret or hesitate - and hesitate is really the wrong word.

2 days ago
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Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

gl4ss Re:Lie. (188 comments)

better than that the system allows for password reset by using email(among other methods). so with the data they posses, they can generate access to all the data. that means that any encryption or access blocks or whatever there are, are meaningless from the logical point of "can they read it?"

so they can reset the password without having anything from you - that means they can read everything is in there and can be coerced to do so by legal means.

on some other site it might be worth mentioning that they don't really need to change the password so you wouldn't really notice it either.. they can do whatever they want with the data - nothing required from the account owner.

2 days ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

gl4ss Re:Not good enough (309 comments)

a) it comes along with sync.

and it will go away in a month as I understood? the thing is though that they just used millions of peoples paid data to do their little stunt - AND they could have made it for free to _choose_ on itunes.

but bono, that fuckhead, didn't want it free unless it was pushed to every device.

and it'll count as wasted storage space too. there's a difference in putting it for free to sync if you want and synching it for you. that they needed to make a tool to get rid of it just tells that it wasn't simple to get it off your shuffle list(and this from a company that prides on usability, yet even newspaper articles on it couldn't provide instructions on how to remove it from your idevice without crippling synch or it appearing on shuffle!

thus they had to make the removal tool.

and U2's manager commented that he had to find new ways to market.. well.. that's because nobody would've even known the friggin album about "their roots" and "the songs are about the early days" and shit like that had even come out. I certainly would not have known they had a new album.. not that I'm looking to listen to it now..

2 days ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

gl4ss Re:Can we please cann these companies what they ar (288 comments)

is a call center providing services for 10 minicab companies the minicab company?

but yeah, they're minicab companies, but... is it illegal for the minicabs say in london to pick up two passangers from different locations and drive them at the same time to another city and drop them off at different locations and charge them different fares as if they were individual customers? the reason cab companies didn't fight these call-by-phone-only companies(not just uk, same in finland) was that it's not so easy as using an app to see if there's a ride nearby.

also, is this california law for protection of busses and metro area public transport monopolies or what?

5 days ago
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Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

gl4ss Re:power consumption? (207 comments)

fanboiz care.

in the way that they like to mention how it has a new processor. since uh, there's not that much to mention about the iphone6 except nfc.

it's a budget phone for premium pricing... and that's where apple is going now. budget in the sense that it costs less for apple to make the 6 than what it cost for them to make 5 when 5 came out. much less.

battery life? about the same. it's about the same thing after all. it's 600 bucks + device and marketed partially with having a faster cpu so that's why you should as a consumer care if it's that much faster or not, because you can buy similar devices that play same kind of games, has about the same kind of screen, connects to all the same social networks, has about the same battery life but has one third of the price.

you know why they call the 6+ retina hd? because fullhd is so 2012.

5 days ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

gl4ss Re:Not a first (444 comments)

yeah but that doesn't count since the dam isn't on the factory premises ;D. that's what the article is wanting factories to do.. it doesn't care if you do it like sensible being and put the power generation outside the plant premises..

btw the usual way to run factories a 100 years ago was on "100%" (or over 100% if you count out the extra..). the papermills etc were usually built so that they had an included hydro plant. last time i got an update the old, old hydro dam at my hometowns powerplant was only providing for lightning though. the old textile plant in the bigger city near my hometown was the first place to have electric lights(iirc in all of nordic).. and those were from hydro. to run the textile mill when it was dark with smaller risk of fires..

about a week ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

gl4ss Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (352 comments)

no it isn't.

the only good thing is that it's easy to develop apps for it because it's so limited you don't have to worry about much.

but if they drop the Phone from the name, then that's just another fail. good luck explaining to your grandma that she can't run her Windows 8.1 app on her Windows 8.1 device but can run on it on the Other Windows 8.1 device and explaining to a client that they can the android version on android tablet and some randon android device but need to develop separate app versions for windows 8.1 device and the other windows 8.1 device.

you see, before you unify naming you should fucking UNIFY THE FUCKING OPERATING SYSTEMS, not create 3 different one's with vaguely similar look but wildly differing capabilities!

about a week ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

gl4ss Re:Yahoo knew fine was a bluff (223 comments)

no.. you just announce what they want and why you're now paying 250 000... maybe announce it by accident. but you pretty much would need to announce it somehow to shareholders that you're paying 91 mil a year for keeping secrets.

of course, then they might announce secretly that you're in contempt of the secret court. ..anyhow didn't the fucks just a while ago try claiming that prism didn't exist? and why don't these companies just move the servers out of USA too? I mean, Microsoft, Google, etc already pretend to be Irish(or varying other country) companies for taxation. So why stay technically American then at all - why not just move over the borders? probably easier in the long run anyways since now they're breaking privacy laws of other countries and are being put into catch22 by the yanks. would be easier to just move than to comply with secret laws that contradict secret laws of other countries that contradict the public laws of both countries.

about a week ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

gl4ss Re:What's suprising (362 comments)

just to clarify how they are under pressure from "commercial channels": they sell the shows to be shown on commercial(and publicly funded by other countries, but sell to them anyways) channels under exclusivity deals, so the drm/location limits are put in place to protect commercial interests of the BBC.

otherwise they wouldn't need to give a hoot if people worldwide were viewing their stuff, but if they let everyone in say Finland view the bbc feeds on iplayer how the fuck would they sell their content to the Finnish broadcasting company or the Finnish commercial channels? they wouldn't, so they do this to protect that revenue stream just like any other commercial company.

and the extra money generated thusly goes on for making shows nobody in UK even wants to look.

about two weeks ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

gl4ss Re:So if I... (362 comments)

and we should assume the entire bbc staff and UK's government personnel are pirates too!

about two weeks ago
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How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation

gl4ss if you're not reading science.. (770 comments)

why do you except scientific methods to be part of it?

economics can have some science to it, but mostly it's psychology and mostly it's guesswork. some better, some not so good. there's psych medicines that you can test with science and need science to produce, but the results in an individual can vary.. free will and all that. the other side of economics is just pure math, but that's just a side. you can calculate interest rates all you want but you can't really know if someone can pay it to you..

you can scientifically poll people with expertise in the field of maniacs though and therefore get a scientifically made up consensus to go by...

about two weeks ago
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3 Decades Later, Finnair Pilots Report Dramatic Close Encounter With a Missile

gl4ss Re:Nice timing (138 comments)

ok so the part of Russian Empire that provided plenty of goods for the St. Petersburg and had a bloody war between commies and whites to separate from the Russia/Ussr and had to fight two wars with Russia during WW2, one aligned heavily with nazis (only technically unoccupied european nazi partner whee!!/sarcasm)...

has not had to concern itself with Russian imperialism?? what the fuck! the entire Finnish foreign policy is only about how to keep Russia or earlier USSR out of Finland while at the same time doing trade with them to keep butter on Finnish tables. St. Petersburg is like a 3 hour train ride from Helsinki(+border formalities which add quite a bit). the entire if to join nato or not to join nato is about tiptoeing with the Russian bear - can't live without it and can't live with it. the entire Finnish defense policy is basically built around the fact that Finland could be invaded so fast, that it's better to teach everyone(man) how to shoot, so it would turn into Afghanistan^2 - but we really would rather be peaceniks.

point being, Finland is an ex-region of the Russian Empire(which had certain level of autonomy within the Empire) which according to some theory was let to gain independence only because Lenin thought it would join USSR anyways. However, using the same tactic to take over Finland that Putin used for Crimea and is trying in Eastern Ukraine now would never ever work for Finland. And it would ruin the value of the Russian oligarchs summer houses too... the whole Russia-Ukraine situation is affecting life very much on the street level of many people in Finland though, since it's banning some exports into Russia and there's significant trade between the two - and of course Finland has had to appease to american empires wishes too, which has cost plenty of good trade dealings with Russia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M... ,Finland threatened with sanctions over providing tech to Russia)

about two weeks ago
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Restoring Salmon To Their Original Habitat -- With a Cannon

gl4ss Re:Pet Peeve (147 comments)

it's cheap because it is cheap in dollars,
it's clean because using the power produces no big emissions(apart from manufacturing replacement parts).
and free.. well, it's free in the sense that you don't need to pay for the water with your foreign exports.

once it's up and running and put in a good place it's pretty ideal. that's why it's so hard to find. also the thing with salmon is tha wild salmon from the rivers wouldn't fill the supermarkets anyways - it's just a sport... a niche sport.

much better anyways than burning coal for the same power generation - or oil - or gas. for the neighbourhood too after initial transition time.

now.. if you go about it like the three gorges dam then obviously something went quite fucked along the way but that's hardly a stellar example of good dam use.. like, go norway.

about two weeks ago
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Intel Unveils MICA "My Intelligent Communication Accessory" Smart Bracelet

gl4ss Re:Just the warm-up (48 comments)

samsung already has 2nd or another way of looking 3rd gen wearable on the market.

so apples entry will be a copy of that and copy of motos too... for apples sake it should at least have some more features! that's why the speculation has been around heartbeat or some other biosensory gimmickery..

about two weeks ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

gl4ss Re:When (110 comments)

Because phones and cellular networks are entirely software

pretty much yeahm they wouldn't do any parallel gpu processing unless instructed with software and they hardly invented parallel processing as such.

they're just pissed off because nobody wants to use NVIDIA's soc.. coming soon, watch samsung release a phone with nvidia designed chip, as a token release - and bury it with their other phone releases. kind of how they produced windows phones for surprisingly long - not that they put any effort into selling them or anything but at least they got something back on paper from their licensing of stuff for android use from MS while they worked out if they need to actually pay MS for using android or not(what I'm saying is, that MS used lawsuit threats etc to keep them producing windows phones while they figured out that they could sink Nokia and buy Nokia to keep at least one company producing windows phones. a shit tactic but there you have it.).

about two weeks ago
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Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

gl4ss Re:Let me guess. Shiitake mushrooms. (97 comments)

afaik starbucks already gives the grounds away for hippies to grow tomatoes and weed with.

that is, if you got a large source of used coffee beans, you probably already have some use for them that's better than mushrooms yuck.

about two weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

gl4ss Re:Ban when you are done testing? (322 comments)

supercarriers are expensive - on the stupidly ludicrous level of expensive, hypersonic missiles potentially not so much and can be exported and don't need billions to keep them operational.

so banning technology that could potentially cheaply destroy supercarriers would work in USA's favor. why would everyone else agree to such a ban though I got no idea. heck, what they're proposing to ban is "very fast objects"... yeehaaw. no.

it doesn't affect nuclear threat at all, only the threat to conventional weapons platforms.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Reveals the Most Common Reasons That It Rejects Apps

gl4ss Re:Things Apple Apparently Enforces at Random (132 comments)

yeah it's bullshit.

anyone in the business knows that they hardly test that it starts up without crashing and that's about it.

logging in etc - too much trouble.

about two weeks ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

gl4ss Re:Weight (215 comments)

when the max speed of said drone is 21mph while it can just maintain the altitude then a wind of 23 becomes quite problematic especially if it transitions to it quickly.

about two weeks ago

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Would You Board Flight 666 to HEL?

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  1 year,5 days

gl4ss (559668) writes "http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/board-flight-666-hel-20244972 Superstitious people might want to skip this one, the flight AY666 to HEL. Currently in Helsinki the weather is great, even if HEL is due to freeze in few months."
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Android-x86 3.2-RC2 released

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 2 years ago

gl4ss (559668) writes ""The test build is based on the Android 3.2.2. We fixed and added many x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets.". android-x86 can be used for running android on generic x86 hw or in virtual machines, which is useful for development purposes among other things."
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Google acquires Motorola Mobility

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gl4ss (559668) writes "http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Google-to-Acquire-Motorola-bw-4079820793.html?x=0 . (g&m))"today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a total of about $12.5 billion, a premium of 63% to the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday, August 12, 2011. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies." So Motorolas frequently re-organized phone subsidiary has found now a new home, at a sizeable premium. Is this start of Google starting to defend Androids patent troubles and what will this mean for the rest of Android manufacturers?"

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gun crime vs. gun control

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 11 years ago

wtf has this to do with slashdot?

WTF?

gazillion idiot posts in a second. NONE of wich were unbiased, and riddled with serious thought holes.

israel has low gun crime ratio? wtf, the country is in (half) state of war ffs. oh yeh, legit shooting isn't gun crime and legit rocket strikes from another side of the fence isn't gun crime either.

guns don't kill people, idiots with guns thinking they can protect people kill people.

guns are fun. ON A FREAKING SHOOTING ALLEY. that i must admit.

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whore.

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 11 years ago

yes. i'm developing my theory and practice of karmawhoring.

seriously, there should be a howto to karmawhoring.. though.. it could end up pretty short. following just about 3 rules one could easily expand his karma to excellent in ~3 weeks.

hmm. karmawhoring robot could end up intresting..
aw i guess i'll have to try to finish my google linkfarm detector/filter searcher..

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