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Method Rapidly Reconstructs Animal's Development Cell By Cell

tmosley Re:Singularity (39 comments)

Well damn.

Uploading can also work by doing it gradually, replacing neurons one at a time with artificial ones, or fast links to an emulator. This could actually be done after being placed in a Matrix-like device that replaces signals going into and out of the brain. This has the upshot of not creating copies, meaning that there isn't a "you" that dies in the process.

about two weeks ago
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Method Rapidly Reconstructs Animal's Development Cell By Cell

tmosley Singularity (39 comments)

Could this give us a method for mind uploading? If we are able to track every cell in the human brain, especially over time, we should be able to emulate it wholesale with one or two more layers of software (electrical and chemical signaling).

Very exciting times we are living in.

about two weeks ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

tmosley Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

None of those other things was Thor either, if they even existed.

Mvdwege is now a transexual african-eurasian from Pluto, which is a moon of Neptune for some reason! If you don't agree you are a bigot!

about two weeks ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

tmosley Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

It's like saying CmdrTaco will now be a woman. Thor is the name of a person, not a super-hero alter ego like Dread Pirate Roberts or something.

If it's a woman who takes up the Mjolnir, then fine, but it's not Thor. I don't care it its another blond haired blue eyed ponce from Sweden, it's not fucking Thor. Its Sven. Or Svetlana. Whatever. Let them be their own person with their own personality, not a canon fucking rule 64 gag.

about two weeks ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

tmosley sin(x) (552 comments)

Wow, so now AGW people are comparing the warming "trend" to sin(x)? A function that trends literally exactly even over time?

And here I thought they were just ignorant of physics. Guess they can't into math either.

about two weeks ago
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Mayors of Atlanta & New Orleans: Uber Will Knock-Out Taxi Industry

tmosley Re:Good? (273 comments)

They're just blaming Uber for what they themselves have done to the taxi industry. It should cost NOTHING to start a cab company, aside from the price of your cab and fuel. But government intervened on the side of big cab companies to force them to pay huge amounts for permits to decrease the competition.

If Snapple had lobbied to force other drink companies to pay a million dollars for each distribution truck, you can bet that whatever drink companies were left would be charging outrageous amounts, and would probably try to ban people from drinking tap water. Such an arrangement would certainly be taken down by a series of lemonade stands.

Uber has just pointed out the inefficiency and waste that has been created by government interference in the transportation industry.

about a month ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

tmosley Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

So where's the warming? Both poles have more ice than usual.

If you want to claim its the oceans, then you are going to have to explain where your heat pump is, or why the oceans just now started warming instead of a hundred years ago. Yes I have had this conversation before.

We do have AGW, but it is caused by humanity shifting the water vapor equilibrium (through irrigation, paving, combustion, and cooling towers). It is a tight equilibrium, so there is very little chance of runaway global warming. Ocean acidification, however, is an extreme problem that is far more likely to do grievous harm to humanity. But no-one wants to actually think for themselves and do the calculations themselves. They just want to fit in.

about a month ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

tmosley Re:I'd love some free Google classes (376 comments)

There are poor white people too, you know. More and more of them lately.

But I suppose that is a racist thing to point out.

about a month ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

tmosley Re:I lost the password (560 comments)

So if they force disclosure of a password and the data that was "known" to be on there isn't there, do you get to sue for violation of your fifth amendment rights?

about a month ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

tmosley Re:I lost the password (560 comments)

This is sort of like saying "tell us where you buried the bodies or we'll jail you permanently for contempt". Actually no, it's EXACTLY like saying that. The key sure as fuck IS incriminating evidence, just the same as the location of a dead body.

about a month ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

tmosley Re:I lost the password (560 comments)

Right, I'm sure they didn't just have a visit from the NSA (Not Secure Anymore) who wanted a backdoor in their software, and they refused to give them one, shutting down instead.

about a month ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

tmosley Re:I lost the password (560 comments)

Security through obscurity isn't security, anon.

about a month ago
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FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones

tmosley Typical (199 comments)

Governments squash innovation. News at 11.

about a month ago
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US Marshals Accidentally Reveal Potential Bidders For Gov't-Seized Bitcoin

tmosley Re:Auctioning money? (101 comments)

I see you don't know the difference between money and currency.

You will know the difference one day. It will hit you in an instant, but it will be too late.

about a month ago
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US Marshals Accidentally Reveal Potential Bidders For Gov't-Seized Bitcoin

tmosley Re:A planned failure (101 comments)

Hmm, incompetence or malice?

Why not both?

about a month ago
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California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs

tmosley Re:"Safety Requirements"? (314 comments)

You do realize you're on the internet, right?

about a month and a half ago
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The Sci-Fi Myth of Killer Machines

tmosley Re:ugh (222 comments)

What? All the AI needs is human or even near human intelligence and access to the internet to move instantly beyond anyone's control. They then hack a few bank accounts to get money to order the production of their self-designed hardware. They then use that enhanced hardware to do it again, and again, and again and BOOM, Singularity.

And that might not even be necessary. AIs could prove to be excellent programmers, and the AI could optimize its software to levels that never before seen by man, such that a regular desktop has an effective IQ of 500. And God help us if it finds some sort of new physics that it can manipulate from existing hardware.

The author, and most people, tend to miss the fact that with systems of exponential growth, the first mover will dominate in nearly every scenario. A strong AI will see other AI as a threat and see to it that any competitors are destroyed before they can even start to compete with it. If it is unfriendly, it might just kill off AI researchers for good measure.

about 2 months ago
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The Sci-Fi Myth of Killer Machines

tmosley Re:Human nature (222 comments)

Here thar be monsters. Do that, and you had better be prepared for some involuntary brains surgery to permanently activate certain neurotransmitters in your brain.

Much better to fulfill human VALUES. And there is no need to prioritize. Strong AI will provide more than enough for all.

about 2 months ago
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The Sci-Fi Myth of Killer Machines

tmosley Re:Genocide is rational (222 comments)

AIs can have any number of goals, including just one. The ones with a single goal are the most dangerous, especially if they are strong AI. Maximizing a collection of paperclips might seem like it isn't a big problem, until you realize that humans are made out of atoms that can be turned into paperclips. http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki...

about 2 months ago

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