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eBay CEO: Amazon Drones Are Fantasy

lightknight Re:Sounds familiar (189 comments)

Which appears to be arming Skynet to the teeth. ;-)

And while I for one hail our new robotic overlords, I do question whether the use of drones is really going to help things here. May I ask, WTF happened to actually making Androids / Gynoids as per the original thinking? When did that dream go out of style? If you are going to create a new 'race' of beings...are you not going to attempt to create something equal or better to your own? Ultimately, anyway. Having a swarm intelligence AI is...well, primitive compared to what the human form offers.

about a year ago
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Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking

lightknight Re:The problem: (377 comments)

Granted, but the other problem exists...without creativity, you become a soul-less automaton. Your whole world is a static dying place...dead because no new life is growing in it.

about a year ago
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Scientists Boost the "Will To Persevere" With Current To the Brain

lightknight Re:Sounds perfect for high risk suicide patients (127 comments)

And when they finish one, offer them another piece. Then another. Sooner or later, the chocolate will kick in, and drive them out of their funk.

about a year ago
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Scientists Boost the "Will To Persevere" With Current To the Brain

lightknight Re:Sounds perfect for high risk suicide patients (127 comments)

Have they tried chocolate? I cannot imagine even a suicidal person turning down a good piece of chocolate before they go...with the emphasis being on 'good' as opposed to popular or chic.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

lightknight Re:Sometimes just a guideline (465 comments)

So...they're just drawing up job requirements for people who don't exist yet...with some solid belief that someone will come along to fit that slot. That doesn't sound right...

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

lightknight Re:H1B Excuses (465 comments)

Again, sounds like temporal reverse engineering. Giant tug of war over people from the future stealing from people in the past, and people in the past stealing from people in the future.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

lightknight Re:Answer: HR departments (465 comments)

So...no actual thinking going on there, just filling out forms, going through the motions / gestures. In short, no caring.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

lightknight Re:It makes sense and it doesn't (465 comments)

I take it it doesn't bother you that someone has been stuck in the same job for several years...that that might be unhealthy.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

lightknight Re:To hire specific people (465 comments)

what this* might be doing to Time or Space.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

lightknight Re:To hire specific people (465 comments)

I don't want to tell you what might be doing to Time or Space.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

lightknight Re:To hire specific people (465 comments)

Given the job requirements, it's almost like someone is engaging in temporal reverse engineering to make people come into existence for exactly the job qualifications that are then posted.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

lightknight Re:To hire specific people (465 comments)

It's so Evil, it's super Evil.

about a year ago
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I wish my cell phone was...

lightknight 50% More usable (495 comments)

The HCI touch screen interface for tablets / cellphones is, IMHO, downright awful right now.

about a year ago
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NSA Planned To Discredit Radicals Based On Web-Browsing Habits

lightknight Re:FP (415 comments)

And they see nothing wrong with that...

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

lightknight Re:30 years? (629 comments)

Indeed. And it seems insane that children should 'cost' so much; I say 'cost' because we are talking about a human life here.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

lightknight Re:Lie a little (629 comments)

That's fascinating...so you're saying the employee / employer contracts are so ready for divorce, that it's amazing that anyone can maintain a job at all these days.

about a year ago
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Intelligence Officials Fear Snowden's 'Doomsday' Cache

lightknight Re:The real news (381 comments)

Actually, I prefer to phrase it likes this: "If they'd done nothing wrong, then they have nothing to hide, or be ashamed of, if and when the truth comes to light."

about a year ago
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Sex Offender Gets New Hearing After Hearing Officer Rants Against Arial Font

lightknight Re:Summary confusing (312 comments)

Two ways to read that. 1.) A sex offender (stopped reading) overturned the decision of a hearing officer, and 2.) a sex offender overturned the decision of a hearing officer.

In the first case, the whole sex offender thing creates an opinion before anything else happens; the second way, judgement is suspended until all information is read.

about a year ago
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Sex Offender Gets New Hearing After Hearing Officer Rants Against Arial Font

lightknight Re:Huh (312 comments)

Judge has to be smart enough to know when the law needs to be overturned. Limited thinking patterns are, well, the mark of a 'perfect' but stagnant society.

about a year ago
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Sex Offender Gets New Hearing After Hearing Officer Rants Against Arial Font

lightknight Re:Huh (312 comments)

Not anymore. They changed things...jury nullification supposedly gets you bounced for even mentioning it. And we don't have a justice system, or even a legal system...we have an adversarial system.

about a year ago

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