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Forum: Rantidote 17 June 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,825
Posted By jimmy101_again
The lighting detector is basically a broad band...

The lighting detector is basically a broad band radio receiver set to the frequencies that a lightning strike creates (you can usually hear lightning caused static if you are listening to a radio)....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 June 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By jimmy101_again
Did/does the US get anything out of the...

Did/does the US get anything out of the agreement? Kim Jong Un got a photo with a US president in front of US and NK flags. He got a promise (which apparently isn't actually in the agreement) that...
Forum: Business Bytes 12 June 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 861
Posted By jimmy101_again
I think the difference is that military ROV's (1)...

I think the difference is that military ROV's (1) don't use the cell network and (2) they cost a heck of a lot more per vehicle than any car. So a $20K communication system is practical (and probably...
Forum: SLC 31 May 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By jimmy101_again
What's sad is that he is comparing himself to...

What's sad is that he is comparing himself to Jesus and he'll still probably get the $54M.
Forum: Amusement Bark 30 May 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,601
Posted By jimmy101_again
There were other reason for his showing being...

There were other reason for his showing being cancelled. Probably most important was that the ABC didn't own the show, Fox does. In general after the initial contract runs out networks are leery of...
Forum: Business Bytes 25 May 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,457
Posted By jimmy101_again
What?????????? Your post is basically quoting...

What?????????? Your post is basically quoting what Musk said. Which is what the responses are all to. MUSK probably has no clue what the differences are between the various terms.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 May 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By jimmy101_again
"could be back on"

"could be back on"
Forum: Business Bytes 25 May 2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,457
Posted By jimmy101_again
Musk probably doesn't really know the difference...

Musk probably doesn't really know the difference between hardware, firmware and software.

Usually "firmware" refers to software that is the direct connection between software and hardware. For...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 May 2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By jimmy101_again
I'm pretty sure that under the Turnip the US has...

I'm pretty sure that under the Turnip the US has no foreign policy regarding NK.
Forum: SLC 24 May 2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,859
Posted By jimmy101_again
XKCD has finally posted a new What-if ...

XKCD has finally posted a new What-if
https://what-if.xkcd.com/
Forum: Police Blotter 22 May 2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,125
Posted By jimmy101_again
Or, the law could hold the gun owner criminally...

Or, the law could hold the gun owner criminally liable for not properly securing the weapon and ammo.
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 May 2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 93,460
Posted By jimmy101_again
Plus I would think that if there was enough to...

Plus I would think that if there was enough to overcome a person it would have been extremely stinky. Smoldering rubber has a smell that is pretty hard to miss and the lower limit of smelling is much...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 May 2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 93,460
Posted By jimmy101_again
Is the wheel well of an airliner inside the...

Is the wheel well of an airliner inside the pressure envelope of the fuselage? I would think the well must be heated and perhaps pressurized just to keep the tires from cooling off to -70F and...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 May 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,702
Posted By jimmy101_again
That is a fallacious argument. A person can make...

That is a fallacious argument. A person can make a contract with another person (or group of persons) via a non-human instrument (e.g., a piece of signed paper). That does not address the issue of if...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 May 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,702
Posted By jimmy101_again
Here is an intersting twist on if a computer can...

Here is an intersting twist on if a computer can enter into a binding contract;
http://theconversation.com/that-contract-your-computer-made-could-get-you-in-a-legal-bind-94583

We could get...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 May 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,702
Posted By jimmy101_again
That is an unsettled legal question. I would bet...

That is an unsettled legal question. I would bet that any agreement between a human and an AI via a phone call would not stand up as a valid contract in court. A computer can not enter into a...
Forum: Techno-Babble 13 May 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,702
Posted By jimmy101_again
AI has a long history of identifying problems and...

AI has a long history of identifying problems and calling them "AI". Then, when the problem is solved by a computer it is no longer "AI". A few examples; optical character recognition, handwriting...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 May 2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,616
Posted By jimmy101_again
Though even Connecticut exempts "security staff"...

Though even Connecticut exempts "security staff" on school campuses from the ban. I don't see it in your link, but I'm sure they also exempt police, state troopers, etc.
Forum: Police Blotter 11 May 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,616
Posted By jimmy101_again
State schools generally have real police forces,...

State schools generally have real police forces, with guns and the power to arrest. Yale is private though so I don't know what powers of arrest they would have. As far as guns are concerned, this is...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 May 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,616
Posted By jimmy101_again
That is what happens when nobody knows about the...

That is what happens when nobody knows about the incident. When it hits the internet and newspapers even an institution as big as Yale has to pay attention. I'm sure they have several hundred...
Forum: Techno-Babble 11 May 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,702
Posted By jimmy101_again
There is a pretty clearly defined definition of...

There is a pretty clearly defined definition of "AI" in the AI computer science community. One characteristic is that the response of the AI is not necessarily predictable. It may be working with a...
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 May 2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,702
Posted By jimmy101_again
I disagree. If I use a web site (like Amazon) I...

I disagree. If I use a web site (like Amazon) I agree to their terms of service (even if I haven't read them.) If I get called by an AI it isn't going to recite a 10 page long TOS. Therefore I don't...
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 May 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,702
Posted By jimmy101_again
But a server isn't an AI. An AI makes decisions....

But a server isn't an AI. An AI makes decisions. A server presents a fixed response specifically programmed by a person.
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 May 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,702
Posted By jimmy101_again
So if the AI makes a mistake the person employing...

So if the AI makes a mistake the person employing it would still be bound by the contract?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 May 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,140
Posted By jimmy101_again
So the head of the NRA will be an individual...

So the head of the NRA will be an individual that, for a time, was legally prohibited from owning a gun. And, as many on the right would normally say, got out of a felony conviction on a technicality.
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