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The Quantum Experiment That Simulates a Time Machine

leonardluen Re:So can a flock of starlings (129 comments)

what you don't realize is that the AC in the GP only started posting these comments next week!

but because he is a non-divisible person and not a flock of starlings, or something like that, the posts are going back in time and being attached to random articles about quantum mechanics.

13 hours ago
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Anonymous No More: Your Coding Style Can Give You Away

leonardluen Re:No Kidding (217 comments)

i could do the same. not only that but i could often also tell who had originally trained that person because often part of the trainers style often leaked into their style.

i work at a university and we hire 100 level CS students. so we generally assumed they knew nothing and trained them from scratch.

yesterday
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Google Plans Major Play In Wireless Partnering With Sprint and T-Mobile

leonardluen Re:why the fuck (101 comments)

Google owns a lot of fiber. something they might be able to provide to Sprint and TMobile that other MVNO's don't is some additional backbone internet bandwidth. if they ink the deal right, this could end up benefiting all 3 companies. Sprint and TMobile could get cheaper bandwidth and Google gets a last mile connection to more devices.

about a week ago
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FCC May Permit Robocalls To Cell Phones -- If They Are Calling a Wrong Number

leonardluen Re:good grief (217 comments)

i like messing with Joe from "The windows corporation". last time he called i wasn't even sitting at a computer and tried to see how long i could play along with them. even described the event viewer screen to them from memory so they could verify i was on the right screen. Only hung up on them because i ran out of time and had to go somewhere.

about two weeks ago
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FCC May Permit Robocalls To Cell Phones -- If They Are Calling a Wrong Number

leonardluen Re:good grief (217 comments)

you know you can hang up on them at any time. you don't have to listen to their sales pitch.

they have no qualms about intruding on your time and trying to sell something to you that you don't want, so just hang up on them.

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

leonardluen Re:Humans are unnecessary (258 comments)

what is wrong with biological life? it is self repairing/healing, self replicating, self adapting/evolving, and can learn on its own...

basically all the features that mechanical machines lack, that we would like it to have. it seems the current field of robotics is the dead end. we should be focusing on biological machines.

about two weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

leonardluen Re: Thanks, assholes (573 comments)

i agree we need a compromise. carpools should be banned, then at least you wouldn't have to worry about people drowning during their commutes.

about three weeks ago
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Bots Scanning GitHub To Steal Amazon EC2 Keys

leonardluen Re:The Stupidity of Human Greed (119 comments)

but the bot operator isn't paying for it, why do they care how efficient it is? if it takes a week worth of cpu time to generate $150 that is still $150 of pure profit for them. at the same time they can probably also sell cycles on the instances they hijacked to spammers or some other group

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

leonardluen Re:von Neumann probes (391 comments)

this planet is overrun with microorganisms, everywhere we look, how do we know were aren't the von neumann probes?

we are self replicating, bacterial spores can survive extremely long periods in a vacuum so it stands to reason they could planet hop and there are some theories life here might have come here from mars anyway.

maybe we just can't see the forest for the trees.

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

leonardluen Re:they really are talking, we just can't hear (391 comments)

or they realized that radio waves are too easy to intercept and eavesdrop on so moved on to something else that is more secure.

about a month ago
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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

leonardluen Re:Huh? (221 comments)

The people who use malware are script kiddies.

i thought the people that use malware were called our relatives, whom then call us to fix their computers...

about a month ago
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To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

leonardluen Re:toad (160 comments)

and you can buy a simulation of this on steam!

about a month and a half ago
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Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

leonardluen Re:But does it report artificially low ink levels? (270 comments)

from your description it sounds like Keurig has always been DRM'd. their previous form was the patent, but since that expired they had to go with an electronic form.

about a month and a half ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

leonardluen Re:Assumptions define the conclusion (574 comments)

a) there is no upper limit on intelligence.

There is no limit until the intelligence has co-opted all material in the visible universe to perform calculations and further its own intelligence. granted such an intelligence would be working on an entirely different timescale than our own.

b) Since the AI is smarter than us, this means it can design a smarter version of itself.

i grant you this is a pretty big assumption considering we haven't yet made an true AI to begin with.

c) The AI has a "desire" to create a better version of itself

it is probably safe to assume this is will be an innate desire of any true AI that we create, because one of our own reasons that we desire to create AI is for it to be able to adapt itself and to learn and react better to whatever task we have assigned to it.

d) The AI doesn't have the foresight to see that the "better" versions would eventually replace the original AI as well as humans.

you are assuming the AI would care if it is replaced by a better version of itself. or that it wouldn't be more of an upgrade of the existing one than a replacement.

about 2 months ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

leonardluen Re:So What (574 comments)

or it would do like the rest of the world and outsource the manufacturing to Chinese laborers because it is cheaper.

about 2 months ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

leonardluen Re:So What (574 comments)

Or the AI could decide it needs a hobby and take up trading stocks

about 2 months ago
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Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

leonardluen Re:Quantum Mechanics and Determinism (335 comments)

A large number of quantum particles seem to act in a deterministic way but this is simple the law of large numbers.

it should be pointed out that our computers are built on this system as well, not just our brains.

if the universe is not deterministic then how can our computers be?

about 2 months ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

leonardluen Re:We're ignoring them... (406 comments)

i was wondering that myself.

the wikipedia article on water landing lists about 30 commercial airplanes that either had to ditch or in some other way ended up in the water.

at least 2 of the planes didn't have any floatation devices at all.
and apparently this flight is what started all the safety demonstrations for over-water flights. because a bunch of passengers died after they panicked and refused to leave the plane after it had to ditch in the ocean ocean..

They feared the rough seas and the possibility of sharks and had refused to leave the sinking aircraft to board life rafts

though i don't really see how safety training would have made much of a difference for that, as i don't recall it normally covering rough seas or sharks.

about 3 months ago

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