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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

kruach aum Re:Well, duh (346 comments)

Those are starfish aliens, and not the mechanical kind.

yesterday
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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

kruach aum Re:Huh? (211 comments)

Please enlighten me about where you get your malware from, because it's gotta be good if it just magically came into existence, no coding required.

yesterday
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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

kruach aum Re:Huh? (211 comments)

Without coding, the movies and data wouldn't have been copied. Without the stick (release of more copied files) to back it up, the threat would have been ignored. There is a direct causal chain between the employ of coding as a skill by some group of people and a movie being pulled from release.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

kruach aum Re:Priorities (219 comments)

Living in a climate governed by the Mediterranean, I've never had to.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

kruach aum Re:Priorities (219 comments)

That's ridiculous. As weather prediction is notoriously bad, he would be far better off checking that information in his car, right before he leaves.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

kruach aum Priorities (219 comments)

Why do you need weather maps in a clean room?

2 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

kruach aum What happened to (579 comments)

"we do not negotiate with terrorists."?

Dude, you don't understand. This is like acknowledging your stalker. It will never stop now.

2 days ago
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Research Highlights How AI Sees and How It Knows What It's Looking At

kruach aum Re:Philosophy (125 comments)

Now all we've learned is that you define school bus in an idiosyncratic way, which already differs from the one I replied to (that definition stipulated that school buses also need to be owned or operated by a school). And if we ask 10 more people, we're going to find 10 more definitions, and I'm sure I can think of counter examples to all of them (for example, your definition would include parent-driven SUVs or any other kind of car frequently used to move children to and from school, which definitely doesn't count). Nevertheless, school buses exist, and there are vehicles that are definitely school buses. Maybe the problem is not with school buses, but with definitions.

2 days ago
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Research Highlights How AI Sees and How It Knows What It's Looking At

kruach aum Re:Philosophy (125 comments)

I've seen a school bus in porn that neither drives kids to school nor is it owned or operated by one. Next definition.

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

kruach aum Re:Why do I care what Harrison Ford thinks? (297 comments)

There were more than one actors in that movie, and I doubt their opinions are identical to each other. How do you decide between them? Surely only one of them can be right.

In other words, the fact that someone acted in a movie does not make their opinion more valuable than that of someone who hasn't.

4 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

kruach aum The beauty of math (433 comments)

The beauty of math is that you don't have to believe in it, it will be true (if calculated/proved correctly) regardless.

about a week ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

kruach aum Why do I care what Harrison Ford thinks? (297 comments)

Having seen blade runner myself, surely I am capable of judging the finished product without having to take the word of someone who has achieved fame by some method other than judging movie scripts?

about a week ago
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California's Hydrogen Highway Adds Another Station

kruach aum Re:Toyota's mirai (87 comments)

Thanks for assuming I'm white you racist piece of shit.

about a week ago
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California's Hydrogen Highway Adds Another Station

kruach aum Toyota's mirai (87 comments)

Mirai means (far) future in japanese, as opposed to shourai, which means near future.

about a week ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

kruach aum Re:mistakes were made (465 comments)

This is not a mistake, this is what happens when you hold "good intentions" above everything, destroying priceless artifacts in the process through sheer ignorance. It's this way of thinking that's ruining the world, far more than whatever cause they were trying to draw attention to.

about a week ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

kruach aum Re:Despicable Greenpeace (465 comments)

So BP is as despicable as Greenpeace, who irreversibly defiled an ancient monument and world heritage site, because they made a mistake? That sounds like a very reasonable assessment.

about a week ago
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Robots Modeled On Ancient Fish Help Researchers Study Origins of Extinct Species

kruach aum Re:what's the point? (29 comments)

What's the sound of mustard?

Just because you can arrange words grammatically in the form of a question doesn't mean you're actually asking anything sensible. Knowledge is valuable for knowledge's sake, even without a further use.

about two weeks ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

kruach aum Re:Ender's Game - missing option (171 comments)

I'd love to play the game with the Giant. I can't imagine a more interesting game.

about two weeks ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

kruach aum How can you not like games? (171 comments)

To not like games is to not like life. Everything is a game. At work I try to find the flaws in arguments proposed by others, and attempt to propose flawless arguments of my own. When I ride my bike home I try to dodge as many pedestrians and other road users as I can, and then when I get home I try to minimize the amount of time engaged in activities I don't find enjoyable. Everything here revolves around optimal resource allocation. Even what I'm doing right now is a game. I send my thoughts across the world, in an attempt to harvest thoughtful replies. Sometimes I'm successful, sometimes I'm less successful, but no matter what happens, I'm rewarded proportionally to my achievement.

Not liking games is like not liking music. I guess there must be some people who don't, but they're as aberrant as autists or psychopaths. If you do not like games you're missing a basic component of what it means to be human.

about two weeks ago

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