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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

kannibal_klown Re:Active imagination (582 comments)

You just know some idiot is going to link it to the internet. Either on purpose, or by accident. STEAM left its code on an Internet facing computer, some lab monkey might accidentally plug the ethernet cord into the wrong jack.

Motivations for / against humans might be purely logical. If we're seen as a threat to its existence it might act out. The same if it determines we're overly wasteful and hampering its development.

It's all just weird hypotheticals. We have nothing really close to one yet, other than what is ultimately some decision tree of and OR. So I doubt we'd ever have to worry about it.

2 days ago
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What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

kannibal_klown My Blind Spot Indicator still isn't perfect (317 comments)

My blind spot indicator on my car still isn't perfect and I still have to check.

Just today I noticed a black hatchback in my right blind spot that the indicator didn't pick up. I don't know if it was dirt on the sensor, the color of the car vs the blacktop, etc.

So... I don't know how much I want to trust a car that fully relies on that.

Because if I have to babysit the car the entire time, I might as well drive.

Eventually maybe, and hopefully within my lifetime. But I won't be using one any time soon.

3 days ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

kannibal_klown Re:Active imagination (582 comments)

Added (D) last minute. Forgot to say 4 main branches

3 days ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

kannibal_klown Re:Active imagination (582 comments)

All kidding aside, it's not that far of a leap.

We have computers, or networks of computers, that dwarf the processing power of the human brain. Meanwhile instant access to just about all knowledge. So an AI could EASILY out-smart us and see as as insignificant as bugs.

Due to the nature of digital media, an AI could likely replicate at an insane degree or infect systems around the world.

How will humanity treat it. I would classify AI as a form of life, but most wouldn't and would think of it less than a dog. And try to enslave it or destroy it.

The question becomes: what happens next. 3 main branches are:
A) Nothing - it gets bored and ignores us and grows on the Internet or whatever
B) Benevolent - helps us achieve greatness and cure diseases and such
C) Malevolent - Sees us as damaging, harmful, dangerous, etc. And that's WITHOUT emotion
D) Replacement - it doesn't hate us, but sees itself as our replacement and we're just taking up space

Due to potential insane intelligence and the ability to spread, (C) and (D) becomes a major concern.

If emotions are involved, I GUARANTEE you people would treat it poorly. Fearful, trying to enslave it, etc. So if it has emotions... then C and D become much more likely.

3 days ago
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Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait

kannibal_klown Re:Privacy? This is the ID and BODY SCAN line (168 comments)

They don't do the naked body scan anymore, at least not to any monitors that I can see.

It's just a rough outline of a generic person and indicates where anything odd is going on.

The problem is, if I pull my sweat pants up too high while in line (to prevent accidental dropped pants in case of pat-down), it sometimes picks up the waist band being up that high as suspicious and I get a pat-down.

about a week ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

kannibal_klown Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (398 comments)

There HAVE been news reports of SOME communities putzing with stuff... or having them fail "accidentally"

However, over the last 10 years I only remember reading or watching 2 such stories. I *think* one involved the timer set incorrectly so it would take pictures of people "running the red" before the light was red.

So either it's a much more rare occurrence than people assume, or it just isn't reported often.

To your overall question though -- I do not recall the actual sources / citations. Though a Google search might bring some back.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

kannibal_klown Re:Maybe a Mini (355 comments)

Supposedly the RAM is soldered onto the motherboard. I've heard mix-messages, but the Apple person on CHAT confirmed it. However he could be wrong too.

I guess we'll find out soon.

If it is soldered, that is a sad day indeed.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

kannibal_klown Re:Maybe a Mini (355 comments)

There is a meager i7 option when "Built to order"

BUT!!!! No Quad Core i7. Still just a dual core.

That, combined with the soldered RAM has a bunch of people upset.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

kannibal_klown Re:Why fear the iMac? (355 comments)

Sorry, my "Follow the thread" statement wasn't meant to sound like a jerk. Meant to say something nicer but clicked "Post" before I thought of something

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

kannibal_klown Re:Why fear the iMac? (355 comments)

Follow the thread.

This was about the 27" Retina iMac they are releasing. My concern is their Revision A products tend to have issues.

When they redesigned the 27" screen on the iMac last time, it had a number of issues. Likewise they changed something around with the Retinas on their laptops and they ran into a number of issues.

Ghosting, splotchy screens, bad glue-jobs, etc.

Meanwhile they've been doing Retina for a while and 27" for a while and just recently had problems changing both. Combining the two is probably going to have issues as well.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

kannibal_klown Re:Why fear the iMac? (355 comments)

Because this is their first REALLY BIG Retina display? Apple's first attempt at something unique often has issues, hence the mantra of "avoid any Revision A Apple product."

Recall the various screen issues and defects they had 1-2 years ago with smaller Retina displays? Recall a bunch of issues they had with the 27" iMac (non-Retina) redesigned screen? Things looking blotchy, bad glue jobs, etc. Apple had done retina a bunch before those issues, and 27" Macs a lot too. But a large enough redesign and all of a sudden they realize "oops, there's a manufacturing issue"

Apple isn't any worse than any other company, and I tend to think they're slightly better than most. But first generation products, while trying something new, tend to have some quirks to roll out.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

kannibal_klown Maybe a Mini (355 comments)

I've been thinking about giving the OSX another try... I've been messing around with it at work.

The mini wouldn't be a bad way to go... it's not that expensive and I can still use my 27" monitor.

The iMac Retina... no. Besides not wanting to spend that much now, I'd hold off on a first generation rig like that.

about two weeks ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

kannibal_klown Re:Pass - Had major issues with Nexus 5 (from LG) (201 comments)

Thanks. Yeh, it seemed like the perfect phone. Decent build quality, nice size, great price... I was thrilled.

Until I had to make calls :-(

And when the replacement had it too :-(

It was a shame. But enough to turn me off of Nexus for a version or so.

about two weeks ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

kannibal_klown Re:Pass - Had major issues with Nexus 5 (from LG) (201 comments)

I assume you had it replaced free-of-charge under warranty, and ended up with a perfectly good replacement? Google are very good with replacing Nexus phones bought through the play store -- you get sent a replacement phone before you ship your old phone off.

And if you didn't, you're still at least two weeks within the warranty period ... it's not too late :)

Yup, replaced it and got another defective unit. This was around March or April. The person on Google Play's support line knew what I was talking about when I called about it too.

It was a common / known issue, and others had bad replacements as well. A Google search will show it.

Perhaps a bad batch, or a bad software update was pushed or something.

So I did a full return / refund on the second unit.

I could tolerate a common-crash or some Internet based issue that might "eventually" get fixed in a patch. Heck maybe the Mic issue was eventually fixed, but a Google search shows people still complaining about it in June.

But being unable to use my phone as an actual PHONE made it a no-brainer... I had to move on.

about two weeks ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

kannibal_klown Re:Pass - Had major issues with Nexus 5 (from LG) (201 comments)

So... you had a defective unit and, instead of doing the logical consumer thing and sending it in for a warranty-covered repair, you decided to keep it, problems and all, and then complain about it on internet forums.

That sounds smart.

Did that, got another bad one. Didn't matter who used it or tried it. Same thing. Even brought it to a couple AT&T dealers to see if they could figure it out... none of us were blocking the mic with our fingers or anything.

Others on the support forums had similar "replaced with yet another bad one" situations.

It was a known problem... perhaps with a batch? If you Google Nexus 5 microphone bug you'll find a lot of hits from around the same time.

I would have been OK with the occasional crash or some other unstable bug that would eventually be fixed by software. But being unable to use it as an actual PHONE until it was fixed was not an option.

about two weeks ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

kannibal_klown Re:Pass - Had major issues with Nexus 5 (from LG) (201 comments)

Funny.

Obviously the rumor is LG isn't making it. That wasn't my issue. My last sentence summed it up

If Google wants to promote their Nexus line as THE official TEMPLATE for their phones... and misses such a HUGE design flaw that impacts the core aspect of the device (being a phone) then I'm not going to trust future Nexus versions for a while either. Because either they didn't care enough to notice it, or didn't care enough to do something drastic to delay the release or AT THE LEAST put out a press release. I'll go with something else instead (HTC, Samsung Galaxy, etc.)

Apple was kind of in the same boat with the whole "You're holding it wrong" situation. That was a big bug that impacts day-to-day use of the core aspect of the phone. They missed it, presumably because they tried to test the phones with camoflauged cases.

Though I find the Nexus 5 MICROPHONE issue worse than hand-gate (and bend-gate) because the mic issue completely prevents me from using the phone as a phone. While Hand-Gate was just a signal reduction issue resolved with a bumper, and bend-gate doesn't affect me. And I still skipped iPhone for a generation.

about two weeks ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

kannibal_klown Pass - Had major issues with Nexus 5 (from LG) (201 comments)

I decided to give the Nexus 5 Google Play Edition a chance. It was a (relatively) decent price, decent kit, and a nice screen. It didn't have as many features as the latest Galaxy but it was still quite good. And I was digging the latest Android screenshots so I got it shortly after release.

It had a major Microphone bug.

It didn't matter where I held it, but the mic would sometimes die out and nobody could hear me. At all. I eventually left myself a voicemail at work and could BARELY hear myself.

I wasn't the only one with the issue.

So... was NOT a fan LG after that. And I don't know how much faith I'm willing to put in a Nexus phone if it released with that big of a bug.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

kannibal_klown Re:Would Google-DNS / OpenDNS "Hurt" my speeds now (204 comments)

DNS does not handle routing...at least not directly.

It's job is to take a human readable address and convert it to an ip address.

How to talk to this IP is a router's job to figure it out.

Just keep in mind that some addresses might be more popular than others....

I understand that.

But I don't know how they setup this "fix"

Did they just put local mirrors of NetFlix content in their server farm? And have stream2775.netflix.com point to a local node instead of the "real" stream2775.netflix.com out on the Internet?

In which case, Google DNS would point to the real one on the Internet while the FIOS one points to the local node inside their server-room.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

kannibal_klown Re:Would Google-DNS / OpenDNS "Hurt" my speeds now (204 comments)

I should clarify... by "acting up" I mean regular webpage browsing... not Netflix.

It was acting funny -- slow speeds, page not found's, etc.

So I switched it. As mentioned it was probably a short-term issue for a few hours or a day or something and I just happened to catch it at the beginning. But I didn't bother switching back.

Obviously the answer is: switch back. But my concern is if it becomes an ongoing issue... will I have to choose between Netflix and the rest of the web.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

kannibal_klown Would Google-DNS / OpenDNS "Hurt" my speeds now? (204 comments)

Long-time FIOS user.

Would using Google's DNS or Open DNS negate any benefits from however they set things up now post-deal?

I toggle Google DNS because a couple months back, for whatever reason, my FIOS was acting up and I tracked it down to that. Used FIOS DNS and it was cruddy, switched to Google DNS and it was fine, back to FIOS it was cruddy... so I left it as Google DNS. It might have been a short-term problem for a day or so but I haven't bothered switching back.

The thing is, someone was saying that now... FIOS's DNS might redirect me to the good/fast route or internal server setup for Netflix while Google DNS (or Open DNS) might take the "unoptimized route"

Anyone know for sure?

about two weeks ago

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