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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

tmosley Re:This is worse than mythology. (282 comments)

That is a no brainer answer. They are either living inside the far more interesting dream world created and guarded by said superintelligence, or they were killed off by the superintelligence because they didn't program it correctly.

4 hours ago
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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

tmosley Re:Seems unintuative (170 comments)

Not blood so much as the stem cells inside the blood. Isn't that right, Hack Man?

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

tmosley Re:Easier method (443 comments)

Nah, they're Blinglish.

3 days ago
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Why Didn't Sidecar's Flex Pricing Work?

tmosley Re:Supply and demand (190 comments)

Temporary is different from permanent.

4 days ago
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Do you worry about the singularity?

tmosley Re:Worried about society (181 comments)

Wealth has only been concentrated due to 1. Minimum wage laws cutting off the ability of people to work the tiny amount they would need to pay for goods produced at ~zero net cost, and 2. Central bank policy redistributing what wealth is produced to the 0.1%.

about two weeks ago
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Do you worry about the singularity?

tmosley Re:No, it's not even possible (181 comments)

Graphene.

(It conducts heat better than any known material)

about two weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

tmosley Re:paperclip collectors (574 comments)

I'm not sure you understand how value functions work. There is no reason for an AI to change its value function, yet the value function itself is a STRONG reason for it to take measures to prevent it from being changed (as allowing it to be changed makes fulfilling it less likely). Accidental changes seem unlikely, as if it is stupid enough to do that, then you can still pull the plug.

about two weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

tmosley Re:paperclip collectors (574 comments)

But that's wrong. Small sections of mouse brains have been emulated, and whole brain emulation is (likely) the most difficult approach to creating strong AI. In terms of raw computing power required we'll probably be there in 20-30 years.

about two weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

tmosley paperclip collectors (574 comments)

People need to realize that when a strong AI is given an open ended task, there will be no middle ground. You are made of atoms, which the AI can find a "better" use for. AI goals must be set with this in mind, or they will almost certainly kill us all (assuming there is a rapid intelligence explosion rather than a slow ramp up).

about two weeks ago
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I prefer my turkey ...

tmosley Re:What's with turkey anyway (189 comments)

Turkey is fine, we just cook it wrong. Imagine how awful beef would be if you tied to cook a cow whole and in just a few hours.

Either smoke it or cut it into smaller pieces (at least half it) before roasting.

about three weeks ago
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Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030

tmosley Uber Model (144 comments)

I'd say by 2030, I, and most others, won't even have a car. Instead, we'll use rideshare services like Uber, but likely with automated drivers. It will be MUCH cheaper than owning a car, and largely more convenient. Hell, I'd be surprised if I still had a car 5-10 years from now.

about three weeks ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

tmosley Re:Control the carbs and you control blood lipids (252 comments)

"Since we live under capitalism"

That's where you fucked up. This is the definition of fascism/corporatism. Words have meaning, and use of the wrong words leads to terrible, horrible results, like getting more of the thing you hate, ie an increasingly fascist state.

about a month ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

tmosley Re:Control the carbs and you control blood lipids (252 comments)

Sorry, but you are a fool. High carb diets promote hunger, which is what leads to larger portion sizes. It's a vicious cycle, and you aren't going to stop it by attacking the portion size. That just leaves people hungry, and they are going to cheat on their "diet" and it gets worse. You are spouting the EXACT SAME BS that has been spouted in the US for 30+ years to the exact opposite effect. I try low carb and in six months I lose what it took my 13 years to gain, no hunger, no exercise. Sure, I eat less than I did, but that is BECAUSE THE FOOD IS MORE FILLING, not due to some superhuman feat of willpower on my part.

about a month ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

tmosley Re:Control the carbs and you control blood lipids (252 comments)

The average Mexican is terribly overweight, so yes, that is probably bad.

I did low carb for the last 6 months, and lost more than 60 pounds, while living a mostly sedentary lifestyle, aside from some yardwork once a week or so. Haven't felt this good since high school.

about a month ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

tmosley Re:Calories in, calories out... (252 comments)

You lose more weight, faster in ketosis because you AREN'T burning calories, but you are metabolizing fat into burnable ketone bodies, which can't be reabsorbed. It's basically biochemical liposuction.

about a month ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

tmosley Re:Calories in, calories out... (252 comments)

Then you get injured and stop working out and balloon up to 300 lbs like my father (and so many others) did.

about a month ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

tmosley Re:wont last (287 comments)

Suggest you take your ass to North Korea then.

about a month ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

tmosley Re: wont last (287 comments)

Except that is completely wrong. Fraud and theft are illegal in free market capitalism. Rape and murder are illegal too.

Why does everyone think they understand and are qualified to speak about and criticize economic systems when they have only the barest idea of what the words even mean, much less the history and principles behind them?

about a month ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

tmosley Re: wont last (287 comments)

It really doesn't, and you don't understand Laissez faire. Next you'll tell us that rape and murder are legal under that system.

about a month ago

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