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Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor

kbg Re:Depends... (166 comments)

I don't have anything against law enforcement having the ability through the court system to wire tap. What I am against is when phone companies pretend that this doesn't exists. So this is not "end-to-end" encryption, it should be called "end-to-end except as required by law" encryption

4 days ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

kbg Re:Deckard (299 comments)

I think it was clear in the movie that Deckard was a never model and modeled to be more human like than the other models. The motto of the company was "More human than human" so that would imply that Deckard could age.

about a week ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

kbg Re:Submarine (455 comments)

But a submarine can actually swim. The difference is that a submarine doesn't have actual limbs but he can swim just like a human. In the same way it is possible for a computer to think if it is powerful enough.

about a month ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

kbg Re:Intelligence and Consciousness (455 comments)

No it is actually very likely that machines will be sentient. You see, we are made of molecules arranged in a special way. Our body and brain is completely made out of matter. So if we could arrange molecules in a similiar way that is in our brain we would actually have created a sentient being. Consciousness is just a by-product of intelligence. If you are intelligent enough you will understand your own existence. There is no difference between Intelligence and Consciousness

about a month ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

kbg AI and real intelligence are the same (455 comments)

This professor doesn't get what artificial intelligence (AI) is. There really is no difference between AI and "real intelligence" the only difference is in size. We only call it AI because it isn't very smart yet. If we could construct a computer that would be at the size of a human brain in terms of neurological connections and had the same capacity we would actually have constructed a self aware computer.

about a month ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

kbg Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

The same way it is being done for drivers licenses. There are set of rules of what causes suspension of your driver license due to mental illnesses and there is a group of people who rule on a case by case basis. The same way is also being done for the courts. Somehow the courts can rule if you are sane or insane. This isn't a problem that hasn't been solved before.

Stringent background checks means less desirable people are given guns, which means fewer guns. It is all about limiting the amount of guns in circulation and having only responsible people own guns.

For example you could require by law that all gun owners keep their guns locked in a gun cabinet which the police will enforce by inspection of your home. That would limit the relatives of the gun owner of aquiring the weapons.

about a month ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

kbg Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

Well I would like to think that if you are classified as having severe mental problems you should not be allowed to own a gun, just like having certain mental problems can suspend your drivers license.

There are already in place regulations for mental problems for having a drivers license, so it isn't impossible to do the same for gun license.

You talk like these are some impossible problems to solve, but these are being applied every day for everything else.

about a month ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

kbg Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

Really? Limiting guns to sane and responsible people would not help? It wouldn't even reduce the incidents?

Why do we have drivers licenses? Why are people required to take drivers exam. I mean some people will still drive dangerously without a drivers license so why don't we just abandon all regulations for car ownership? Because it helps with reducing car accidents, it doesn't eliminate it, just like gun regulation would not eliminate gun violence but it would reduce it.

about a month ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

kbg Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (698 comments)

I don't see any problem with legislation that mandates registration of firearms, screening for buying firearms for people with criminal background, and requiring a gun seminar in handling firearms. This is a one size fits all legislation that works everywhere.

about a month ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

kbg Re:Google totally fucked up Android (214 comments)

In newest Android you can't programmatically set airplane mode so if you want to for example conserve power at night by automatically turning off mobile you can't and it keeps on draining power. For GPS it is most likely due to that most mobiles use A-GPS (Assisted GPS) which also uses cell towers communication in addition to GPS. But even so totally turning of GPS in airplane mode is stupid.

about a month and a half ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

kbg Google totally fucked up Android (214 comments)

Finally!!! Now just revert all the other stupid crippling decisions. Like banning airplane mode switch and other stuff that used to work before. The current version of Android is just totally useless crap, you have to downgrade to version 2.3 or something to get a usable Android version.

about a month and a half ago
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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

kbg Re:Fine, if (286 comments)

Yes, I always have to sit in a front facing seat in a train otherwise I get motion sickness.

about 2 months ago
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Bugzilla Bug Exposes Zero-Day Bugs

kbg Re:Bug in a bug (34 comments)

No this was an in-house bug tracking software. All our software products used the bug tracker including of course the bug tracker itself. There was a strict company policy that all bug reports should be created in the bug tracker and you should never contact the developer directly about bugs. No exceptions :)

about 2 months ago
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Bugzilla Bug Exposes Zero-Day Bugs

kbg Bug in a bug (34 comments)

Reminds of the day I called the software developer to report about a bug in the bug reporting software that made it unable to save a bug report. His response was (seriously): "Just create a bug report about the problem".

about 2 months ago
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Bugzilla Bug Exposes Zero-Day Bugs

kbg Re:Nice going (34 comments)

Unfortunately they reported the zero day bug about Bugzilla into Bugzilla :)

about 2 months ago
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3 Decades Later, Finnair Pilots Report Dramatic Close Encounter With a Missile

kbg Never fly Finnair (138 comments)

So know we know not to fly Finnair ever again or any Finnish airline for that matter. Not because an airplane was targetted by Russia which could happen to any airline but because they have kept this information hidden for 27 years even to this day. This means that the Finnish Transport Safety Agency is corrupt and cannot be trusted which doesn't bode well for their aviation safety.

about 3 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

kbg Re:Just proves the point (1262 comments)

It isn't limited to video games. Many films and novels have stereotypes and unrealistic men.

But who cares? This is just fiction. If you don't like it, then don't play it, watch it or read it.

about 4 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

kbg Re:Just proves the point (1262 comments)

That's how games get released with no realistic male character options, or male NPC's with redonkulous muscles, because the guys making the game just never put in a second to think "how will men, who are a huge factor in life, think about this".

See what I did there?

about 4 months ago

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