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IBM Creates Custom-Made Brain-Like Chip

voss Actually... (105 comments)

A commodore 64 running NATO COMMANDER on a datasette could run the George W Bush thought process.

about three weeks ago

Japan To Launch a Military Space Force In 2019

voss Re:Mech fighters (150 comments)

Gundams are easy. Breeding Tsundere girls with naturally pink and blue hair...a bit harder.

about three weeks ago

CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

voss He did NOT admit he was lying (266 comments)

There is a difference between making a false statement to congress and lying to congress.
The difference is intent. You can unknowingly make a false statement based on lack of information.

There is nothing in any article about this about attempt to cover up or lie. It seems like he been misinformed by his own subordinates
and after Brennan was briefed by the inspector general he went to congress and told them the truth.

"“Recognizing the importance of this matter and the need to resolve it in a way that preserved the crucial equities of both branches,
  Director Brennan asked the CIA Office of Inspector General to examine the actions of CIA personnel,” Boyd said."

about a month ago

Rupert Murdoch's Quest To Buy Time Warner: Not Done Yet

voss Re:so one billionaire (63 comments)

The Fountainhead on HBO would kick ass and I say that as a Democrat.

about a month ago

Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

voss If federal reserve cash ever disappeared (753 comments)

Some private company would invent something to replace it.
There are just too many microtransactions on too many levels to totally replace cash.

about a month and a half ago

Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

voss Its called "recycled water" (242 comments)

If its purified to normal drinking water standards its fine.

about a month and a half ago

The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

voss Most humans couldn't pass that test (285 comments)

When was the last time the average person created something original?

about a month and a half ago

Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

voss I got my 24% discount from snapshot (353 comments)

That fob was on their for 6 months...the key thing here is it was my choice...and its not on there anymore and im still getting the discount.

about a month and a half ago

Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

voss The difference with Sully and air france pilot (468 comments)

Sully had lots of training, had flown multiple types of planes, was a flight instructor and heres the kicker, had certification
as a glider pilot so when the engines failed he knew what to do and his co pilot and him were on the same page.

about 1 month ago

The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

voss Im a union rep (162 comments)

If they started replacing management with expert systems that gave us
a) Increased autonomy
b) more pay (fewer managers and less dead weight at the top has to mean a few more dollars available for the rest of us)
c) Fewer stupid irrational decisions made for political reasons

Not only would you not hear a peep.
The computer would probably get presents on boss'es day.

about 1 month ago

Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

voss We are probably quarantined (686 comments)

If there is intelligent life close by to notice us they probably have monitored us pretty well and could detect use of atomic weapons in the 1940s, 50s and 60s(nuke tests).

IIf I were a more advanced peaceful civilization id probably quarantine earth for a while and keep it under observation remotely.

about 2 months ago

Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

voss Re:White Moto X (711 comments)

The fact that they were sold on a galaxy s3 does not mean they were deceived into thinking it was an iphone.

about 3 months ago

Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

voss Microsoft fanbois? (711 comments)

The actually exist?

I know people use windows but there are microsoft fanbois since Windows 8 came out???

about 3 months ago

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden

voss 8 month prison sentence in sweden? (221 comments)

Ive seen youth hostels and college dorms worse than swedish prison cells.

about 3 months ago

ANTVR - China's Answer To Oculus Rift Is Raising Funds

voss You havent bought a chinese phone lately (104 comments)

You can still buy junk really cheap but you can also buy some scary good phones from china now. I own a Lenovo cell phone and its the best cell phone ive ever owned in terms of reliability and performance.

about 3 months ago

$7 USB Stick Aims To Bring Thousands of Poor People Online

voss Re:How is Burying Africa Under PCs Going to Help? (201 comments)

This is Nairobi, Kenya. Its a multiparty Democracy. Yes they are poor but Kenya is a developing nation not a failed state.

about 4 months ago

Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

voss Not free speech (284 comments)

Its not free speech to make videos on behalf of organizations that are at war with the United States calling for the murder of american citizens and actively recruiting enemy soldiers. He essentially put on the uniform of the enemy and was hanging out with his al queda buddies in area of active conflict. You dont have to charge a known enemy soldier with a crime to kill him on a battlefield even if hes "only working in the PR department".

about 4 months ago

Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

voss Anwar Al-Awlaki was not a blogger (284 comments)

He was a senior recruiter for Al Queda and actively involved in terrorist plots against the US and actively making propaganda for an organization at war with the United States. Our only mistake is that we didn't strip of his citizenship when he was caught by Yemen participating in an Al Queda plot to kidnap the US military attache. He was at large for 4 years, if he felt he was wrongly accused why not get a lawyer and arrange to turn himself in. Its not like he couldnt call the FBI anytime he wanted an arranged to be picked up. The Yemeni government offered to not even turn him over to the US if he would turn himself in.

about 4 months ago



Nigerian kids use OLPC laptops to find porn!

voss voss writes  |  more than 7 years ago

voss (52565) writes "Apparently MSNBC is reporting that reporters from Nigeria had spotted school children using their laptops which had been donated by the One Laptop Per Child program to surf for porn. Yes and these laptops do run linux!"


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