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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

wulfhere Re:Comment from an AI researcher (583 comments)

"never reveal the secrets of power to someone who's not intelligent enough to figure them out for themselves"

By that logic, powerful things like The Wheel and Fire may never have spread to cause the kinds of trouble they cause today.

Seriously, though, I don't think we've really done that badly with nuclear technology. Yes, we've made weapons that could wipe out humanity if used on a global scale, but so far, we've also managed to hold off on using them. The argument that they've SAVED lives by being too horrible to use, thus indefinitely delaying WW3 can be made.

I'm not saying that you should necessarily hand over things to the Pentagon (or any other military organization, for that matter), but publishing them should be a no-brainer. People are going to mis-use knowledge, but as a whole, it also helps billions of people.

about 2 months ago

Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed

wulfhere Half-life (171 comments)

Perhaps Lithium is radioactive, but with a 2 billion year half-life? Perhaps all the elements are, but with much longer half-lifes, and everything will end up as hydrogen again before the ultimate heat death of the universe.

about 3 months ago

Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

wulfhere Re:Regarding Boris Karpichko (346 comments)

Posts like this are why the moderation system needs to allow scores higher than 5.

about 6 months ago

Air Force Prepares to Dismantle HAARP

wulfhere Re:Obama next move (178 comments)

Slashdot needs a +1 Satire mod.

about 7 months ago

Yahoo DMARC Implementation Breaks Most Mailing Lists

wulfhere Re:But who uses Yahoo! mail? (83 comments)

I don't know if they still do, but AT&T DSL customers used Yahoo mail as recently as last year.

about 8 months ago

Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

wulfhere Re:Meh (224 comments)

+1000, Insightful

about 8 months ago

New MU-MIMO Standard Could Allow For Gigabit WiFi Throughput

wulfhere Re:A rare sight (32 comments)

I'm a wireless engineer (but not a WiFi engineer), so I might just check out that book. Thanks!

about 9 months ago

New MU-MIMO Standard Could Allow For Gigabit WiFi Throughput

wulfhere A rare sight (32 comments)

What a great, informative reply! I learned something. So rare on Slashdot lately. :-/

So, is 802.11ac a polling MAC layer?

about 9 months ago

Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

wulfhere Single Class - and multiple elective options (313 comments)

Everyone should be required to take a single class, if for no better reason than to teach them A) some basic logic, and B) what's going on behind the scenes in the technology they use every day. And there's should be electives available every year, similar to band/orchestra/wood shop.

about 10 months ago

Adjusting GPAs: A Statistician's Effort To Tackle Grade Inflation

wulfhere Re:Too many people like it inflated (264 comments)

Man, oh man, if only I had mod points. Insightful, people!

about 10 months ago

20,000 Customers Have Pre-Ordered Over $2,000,000 of Soylent

wulfhere Re:"post-food consumers" (543 comments)

You know how many people DHMO kills every year? Won't someone think of the children?

about a year ago

Game Review: Path of Exile (Video)

wulfhere Obnoxious Ad (177 comments)

Yes, I know you can click the transcript, but making us wade through a 2 minute video ad (with horribly choppy sound for me) seems pretty obnoxious. I doubt anybody from Slashdot or Dice is actually in here reading these comments, but if you are, I thought you should know that I'll be avoiding these kinds of articles from now on.

about a year ago

Gate One Will Support X11: Fast Enough To Run VLC In Your Browser

wulfhere Re:The network says no (164 comments)

Agreed. 50ms is long enough to get from Chicago to NY, TWICE, on fiber (and not using the special low-latency routes). I don't need it to be exactly like sitting at the workstation, I'm just looking for it to be USABLE, unlike Citrix connections that drop anytime someone sneezes at a NOC somewhere.

about a year ago


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