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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

rstanley Re:Rules of Robotics & AI (583 comments)

Not at all! Only the rules that would protect us that the AI system would not be alowed to alter or ignore.

about 1 month ago

Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

rstanley Rules of Robotics & AI (583 comments)

Start with Asimov's "Rules of Robotics" and expand it as needed, and prevent the AI system from disabling the rules.

Skynet in real life would never be allowed to take over.

Bottom line, unless the AI system was written by Mickey$oft, I am not too concerned. ;^)

about 1 month ago

Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

rstanley "The Internet is full of deranged people, ..." (993 comments)

And this individual is obviously one of the worst! I was not familiar with the name before this, but am familiar with the projects he has worked on. Linus may have his temper, but he has good intentions, and is usually right when he does yell at someone! Poettering just rants. I don't advocate physical violence against anyone for any reason, even him. I have NEVER heard of physical threats against ANYONE in the Free software/Open source community until now. If he has been threatened, he brought this upon himself.

"I have no intentions to ever talk about this again on a public forum." Thank goodness for this!!! ;^)

If he feels this stongly against Linux, and the Open Source community, then perhaps he should leave Red Hat and move to Redmond Washington. He might be happier working for a certain company located there! ;^) I am glad I don't work for Red Hat, and don't have to deal with him, or listen to his rants on a daily basis, as I expect some have to endure.

about 2 months ago

Tox, a Skype Replacement Built On 'Privacy First'

rstanley Re:Oh Great Just What We (Don't) Need (174 comments)

"So now we're proposing something even worse."

Why do you think it will be worse? Give them a chance and let's see the released version.

about 4 months ago

Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board

rstanley Balmer leaves Mickey$oft, ... (142 comments)

And 10 office furniture stores, and office chair repair shops in Redmond are closing down! ;^)

"civic contribution"??? ROTFLMAO!!!

"teaching" He teaches??? WHAT??? ;^)

about 4 months ago

Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

rstanley Not the first time! (277 comments)

I long for the good ole days when they actually send out paper invoices in envelopes! ;^)

And from the archives:

"In December 1999, Microsoft forgot to renew the domain name Passport.com,
and so rendered its Hotmail service partially crippled. A Linux
programmer, Michael Chaney, paid the $35 fee and promptly handed over
ownership to Microsoft."

It happened again in 2003:


Will they ever learn? ;^)

about 5 months ago

On 4th of July:

rstanley The Linux Kernel... (340 comments)

was invented in Helsinki Finland, by an unknown Geek at the University (At that time!). Should we chastise him for moving to Portland Oregon???

Linux, all the computer languages, and tons of other software is currently being developed by individuals and organizations all over the World! Who cares where???

What happened in 1776 was an important event to all countries, especially those countries owned and controlled by the "British Empire" at that time. That one event led to a lot more revolutions, and constitutions based on what happened then.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

rstanley Emacs for ... (359 comments)

C, C++, Perl, Bash, HTML, basic text files, whatever...

NO vi!

Flame me if you wll! ;^)

about 6 months ago

Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

rstanley Ubuntu only AFTER Debian! (641 comments)

It was recently announced that Ubuntu would adopt systemd in future versions as well.

Yes, but only AFTER Debian, the Distro that Ubuntu, (and many other Distros) are based on, made the decision to switch to systemd. Now if Ubuntu would just go along with Wayland, ...

Linus has the final say in the Kernel, and I have to agree with his decision. He has an excellent track record! ;^)

about 8 months ago

Subversion Project Migrates To Git

rstanley Hotmail (True!) (162 comments)

When Mickey$oft first bought Hotmail in 1997, and for many years after, it was running Qmail, on FreeBSD, and Solaris computers! (See also, Qmail.org)

IMHO, it hasn't worked as well since they moved it to their own software! ;^)

The "joke" is on Mickey$oft! ;^)

about 9 months ago

As the Web Turns 25, Sir Tim Berners-Lee Calls For A Web Magna Carta

rstanley News Analysts = corporate sockpuppets (80 comments)

Don't blame Tim for the ignorance of so-called, "News Analysts". Tim created a useful tool to advance the use of the Internet. It is far more useful than USENET that we were using when we first received messages to the effect of "Hey, come look at this new thing called WWW!" My first browser was Lynx when I only had a UNIX shell account while teaching at NYU.

DRM has NO PLACE in ANY standard for the Internet. I don't understand why Tim supports this. We obviously don't have all the facts. I agree with him that a Magna Carta for the Internet would be be appropriate. It would allow us to eliminate DRM.

In the words of Robert Burns, Tim is a "Man of independant mind"!

about 9 months ago

Steve Jobs To Appear On US Postage Stamp

rstanley Dennis Ritchie instead! (184 comments)

Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C Programming Language, along with Ken Thompson, co-creators of the UNIX Operating System, Brian Kernighan, and many, many others, laid the groundwork for ALL Operating Systems, and technology that followed. Linux, all flavors of UNIX, Android, etc... lead the world in O/S's, NOT Apple.

Steve Jobs would still be a amateur Geek in his garage if it were not for all the Giants of the industry that came before.

Considering that they only died 6 days apart, where is Dennis's stamp?

Dennis's home page: http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/dm...

about 10 months ago

How would you use science to innovate upon sports?

rstanley Re:Automated referee-ing (253 comments)

Agreed! Replace all the Referees and Umpires with sensors to eliminate all the bad calls that are all too obvious to us at home in front of the tube!!! Instant replay challanges in all sports, until they do!!!

about a year ago

New Android App Encourages Users To Throw Device As High As Possible

rstanley iPhone & Windoze app only! (156 comments)

This app should only be available for iPhones and (And especially) Windoze phones only! Let them drop and break all their phones, then replace them with Androids! ;^)

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?

rstanley Re: Get a letter from your original client (480 comments)

Actually it applies to anyone who signs a work for hire agreement. Even an employee who does NOT sign a W.F.H. agreement owns the code they write. IANAL, so confirm this with a lawyer.

about a year and a half ago

Want a Job At Google? Better Know Microsoft Office!

rstanley Wrong comparison (243 comments)

I was comparing MS Office to LibreOffice, NOT Google Docs! Read what I wrote.

about 2 years ago

Want a Job At Google? Better Know Microsoft Office!

rstanley Re:LibreOffice? (243 comments)

"Because LibreOffice doesn't do everything MS Office does?"

I keep hearing this, but I never see a list of the "10%" that MS Office can do that Libreoffice cannot. Plus, how many items on this 10% list are actually used by 90% of the MS Office users, including Google employees???

Show me the list!

about 2 years ago

Want a Job At Google? Better Know Microsoft Office!

rstanley LibreOffice? (243 comments)

I would have assumed that if they had to use any Office Suite, that they would have chosen LibreOffice over MS Office! My question to Google, is Why Not???

about 2 years ago

Sophos Anti-Virus Update Identifies Sophos Code As Malware

rstanley Le me get this straight... (245 comments)

The problem ONLY affects the VERY O/S that it needs to protect the most??? ;^) How many MILLIONS of different malware instances are out the in the wild??? I'll stick to Linux! ;^)

Measure twice, cut once!


Test, Test, then TEST!!!

more than 2 years ago


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