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Forum: Business Bytes 25 May 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
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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: 10
Views: 405
Posted By jimmy101_again
"could be back on"

"could be back on"
Forum: Business Bytes 25 May 2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 533
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: 10
Views: 405
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: 4
Views: 219
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: 51
Views: 1,948
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: 92,443
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: 92,443
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: 1,835
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: 1,835
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: 1,835
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: 1,835
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: 1,097
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: 1,097
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: 1,097
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: 1,835
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: 1,835
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: 1,835
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: 1,835
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: 20
Views: 1,480
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.
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 May 2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,835
Posted By jimmy101_again
Is a verbal contract between a person and an AI...

Is a verbal contract between a person and an AI legally binding? In general, verbal contracts between two people are legally binding.
Forum: Techno-Babble 09 May 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,835
Posted By jimmy101_again
One ethical line would be if the AI is good...

One ethical line would be if the AI is good enough that the call receiver believes they are talking to a human being.

Many robot calling systems already exist where it is hard to tell you are...
Forum: Rantidote 09 May 2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,309
Posted By jimmy101_again
Has the Turnip presented any evidence that the...

Has the Turnip presented any evidence that the Iranians are not in compliance with the accord?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 May 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,488
Posted By jimmy101_again
So $4M in out-of-state spending, of which some...

So $4M in out-of-state spending, of which some unknown portion is improper, out of a total budget between $300M and $400M?

Most business would be jumping for joy if there pilferage, accounting...
Forum: Rantidote 07 May 2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 35,197
Posted By jimmy101_again
Kind of a long shot but you could try freezing...

Kind of a long shot but you could try freezing the blob then see if it will snap off. You might try a can of freeze spray from a hardware or electronic store, or just packing as much ice around it as...
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