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re: CNN: Barcelona attack was copy cat of Charlottesville - funnystuff
I've defended CNN as being simply a money grabber longer than most, but that's fricking pathetic...
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re: Why do leftists have more of a tendency to work in media than right-leaners? - funnystuff
Progressives tend to want the wold to change. Education and media are effective mechanisms to enact change. We really need more conservative to choose to be involved in both....
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re: So I'm pretty much done. - funnystuff
Because Facebook debates aren't debates. They are trench warfare. Each side draws its line and the sole objective is to completely overrun the other through dominating public opinion. Give an inch and you've lost your trench. It's a ridiculously ineffective way to find common ground. The fact tha...
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re: So I'm pretty much done. - funnystuff
If you're trying to debate them online, then yea, no point. But you can still find rational conversations to be had with your bleeding heart coworker who just wants the world to be peaceful and happy. Just need to occasionally put down the keyboard and go out into the world to see that not eve...
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re: Kim Jung fat arse recinds Guam threat just 6 hours after DOJ investigates China theft - funnystuff
Care to refute my assertion? Or is formulating an actual argument to defend your perspective too burdensome to ask of you? If my perspectice is so laughable on its face, you should be able to refute it succinctly in no time...
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re: Kim Jung fat arse recinds Guam threat just 6 hours after DOJ investigates China theft - funnystuff
China is pushing themselves into a massive debt bubble and we're the only things stopping it from bursting. It'll burst eventually, but best for us to get everything we can out of the situation before it does...
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re: Left wing authoritarianism is already here - funnystuff
We can do a better job engaging them. And we need to. I worry that many people vastly under appreciate what a war would really mean. We aren't at the point where it is inevitable yet....
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re: White Nationlism/Black Nationalism according to Wiki. Racist Propaganda in its purest form - funnystuff
[quote]To me it is already vandalized because white nationalism is simply white people that support their country.[/quote]If that's all it is, then why not just call it nationalism? From what I have personally seen, white nationalism is not simply white people practicing nationalism. It's a sec...
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re: Justice Department opens civil-rights investigation into Charlottesville crash - funnystuff
Because if there is one thing Jeff Sessions is known for, it's ignoring the law for personal gain, right?...
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re: Would anyone have died today if the left didn't try to silence freedom of assembly? - funnystuff
I miss the days when the overwhelming majority of this board believed in personal responsibility. The sole blame lies with the perpetrator of the attack. Trying to spin it any other way is pathetic....
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re: Elon Musk "AI presents Vastly more risk than North Korea" - funnystuff
Your statement about our bodies being adapted to earth reminded me of this quote from Barrat. It seems relevant to the greater discussion as a whole as well:[quote]Repurposing the world’s molecules using nanotechnology has been dubbed “ecophagy,” which means eating the environment. The first replica...
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re: Elon Musk "AI presents Vastly more risk than North Korea" - funnystuff
[quote]We kill lots of things indiscrimantly. It's what we do. We're nowhere as intelligent as ASI will be.[/quote]But why do you assume that ASI will be as empathetic as we are? Empathy and intelligence are very different skills. You really need to read more than just Kurzweil man. It feels li...
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re: Elon Musk "AI presents Vastly more risk than North Korea" - funnystuff
[quote]They'll be made of atoms, too[/quote]Exactly. And if they are programmed to expand their existence, they may see value in reappropriating some of our useless, low production atoms into something of more of them. If they don't have a value for human life coded into their programming, they may ...
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re: Elon Musk "AI presents Vastly more risk than North Korea" - funnystuff
You should really read Our Final Invention by Barrat. I've already plugged it on this website a few times, but it's the most succinct and complete refutation to every perspective you have thus far offered up (plus every other rosy-go-lucky scenerio for AI I have thus far encountered). It's a must re...
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re: Elon Musk "AI presents Vastly more risk than North Korea" - funnystuff
We're made of atoms. If AI thinks they can use our atoms in a more beneficial manner than our simple ant-brains allow, they are susceptible to converting our energy to a more beneficial form (i.e., kill us). Unless we have extensive controls in place to ensure that they value life the same way we...
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re: Elon Musk "AI presents Vastly more risk than North Korea" - funnystuff
A) Humans exterminate ants indiscriminately all the time B) You're assuming that the first ASI will share human characteristics in it's perspective of life. It could just as likely view us the way we view coal; simply a storage of energy they can use to accomplish other shite....
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re: Elon Musk "AI presents Vastly more risk than North Korea" - funnystuff
I agree with the sentiment. Problem is, China is going to keep developing it no matter what we do. And it only takes 1....
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