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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 23, 2016, 20:12 NKD
 
He backed off threats he made during his campaign to prosecute his political rival, Hillary Clinton, over her use of a personal e-mail server while she was Secretary of State.

Bwahaha. What happened to "LOCK UP CROOKED HILLARY!"

But yeah, his ideas for job creation are inherently flawed. He wants to incentivize areas like manufacturing and mining that have been heavily automated. He isn't going to be able to get them to stop using their automation either.

You can't bring back jobs that have been lost to automation because the advantages are just too great. There's no incentive you can give that's great enough to go back to the old ways.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 23, 2016, 14:04 NKD
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 13:46:
AI may beat us at GO, but it sure as hell isn't capable of intelligent behavior

Here's the thing: A lot of humans aren't particularly intelligent, or particularly good at their jobs, and don't need a SHODAN level AI to replace them. Narrow AI is obsoleting humans at an alarming rate.

We don't need truly intelligent AI, or AIs that can beat the best human at a given task, just computers that can out-perform the average at a single task. And that's a much more manageable task.

Actually, even out-performing the average isn't strictly necessary. Lower performance may be acceptable if the cost saving is high enough.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2016, 19:23 NKD
 
It always struck me as odd that conspiracies like the JFK shit, moon landing "hoax", etc, are the ones that stick around forever, while the more likely ones fall by the wayside and are forgotten.

Conspiracies that remain secret grow more and more unlikely the larger they are and the more people they supposedly involve. Any conspiracy involving more than a handful of people is going to eventually crumble. All it takes is one credible person with nothing to lose having a change of heart on their deathbed, and your conspiracy is blown. With a large enough number of people involved, this becomes a certainty.

If there were more to the JFK assassination, we'd have known by now. Too many people would have been involved, and most of those people are dead now, and died without saying a word. Same with the moon landing "hoax." Not to mention the sheer number of people nosing around actively trying to uncover shit.

Maybe it's because some people need to believe there is a larger plan guiding the stuff happens. Even if it is a malicious plan by mere mortals, it's somehow comforting. Some people fill that need by falling for religion, other people make up their own ideas for why things happen.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 22, 2016, 18:32 NKD
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 16:28:
Cutter wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 15:09:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 13:21:
'Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.'

Or you could, you know, never start.

Or maybe not obsess on it, or just use an account with a fake name so employers can't spy on you, or work for someone who understands your private life is none of their fucking business to begin with because you're an employee and not property.


Your comment has literally nothing to do with the thrust of the article author's argument. He says absolutely nothing about spying employers; he says quite a bit about concentration being a valuable skill and resource, and that social media is designed to foster compulsive breaks in your concentration.

Expecting Cutter to read the article? Come on SMA... that's just not fair, what are you, some kind of TROLL?!
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Unannounced First-Person Game
19. Re: Blizzard's Unannounced First-Person Game Nov 22, 2016, 18:29 NKD
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 16:19:
So is this one of those situations where they had mandatory layoffs after their last release and now have to hire people back to start the next project?

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2016-02-16-layoffs-at-activision-blizzard

Those layoffs were at other studios it looks like, and that was 9 months ago.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
28. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2016, 15:37 NKD
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 13:24:
Noticed something interesting the other day though, you see all those pictures of Clinton? How she suddenly looks so "ill and worn out" after losing? Smells a bit rotten to me, almost like they're trying to setup a "Look at her, she so sick, and ill. You shouldn't go after her for doing all those things! You should just pardon her, and close that chapter of history."

This is way too far into tinfoil land dude. There's no reason to do any of that, because no one gives a shit. I really doubt even Trump has any actual intentions of going after Clinton. It would be an incredible waste, and his VP and advisors are probably telling him as much, while they shoot down about 90% of his ideas. The Trumpsters will try and keep up the "But what about Clinton" to deflect any and all criticism of Donald Trump for a little while, but that won't even last until inauguration. And as soon as Trump officially comes out and says "No, I'm not going to try and lock up Hillary Clinton even though I made it a cornerstone of my campaign." even the Trumpsters will change their tune.

I think Hillary is as crooked as they come, but I also see her as a waste of time and a waste of breath. The whole system is crooked, why obsess over one crooked cog in the crooked machine? Even if Hillary Clinton spent the rest of her life in jail, the country wouldn't be any better or worse for it. People have been going after the Clintons for decades. Even if they were eventually successful, if that's the level of effort it takes to bring down one corrupt politician, what hope is there?

It's hard to see people bringing up Hillary Clinton's misdeeds as being genuine because there's just so little to be gained from doing it other than distracting people from other issues.

This comment was edited on Nov 21, 2016, 15:48.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2016, 13:18 NKD
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 13:07:
Beamer wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 11:11:
I mean, those don't involve someone currently in government, let alone President, do they?

You mean besides someone who was once president. Someone who ran for president. Something that the media didn't cover. The very first scandal about "selling access" oh...there's quite a few of those people involved in government, many still in government. Several of whom are still in the clinton foundation, work in the DNC, and so on.

No one cares about Clinton anymore dude. Two failed runs for President, unlikely to ever run for public office again. It's only going to get more and more impossible to get anyone to go after them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: (no comment) Nov 21, 2016, 12:48 NKD
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 12:12:
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 11:29:
It's funny because the only whining I hear is coming from the whiny babies on the left. Cognitive dissonance is great isn't it?


LOL oh christ.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
5. Re: res ipsa Nov 20, 2016, 21:48 NKD
 
There's really no mystery here. Most people popping off on the Internet making threats to public officials aren't charged, fewer still actually prosecuted, and even fewer still see jail time or get a felony on their record.

It's just not worth the prosecutors time unless the individual involved seems to be legitimately dangerous.

It's surprising that this guy was even formally charged, given the circumstances.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Nov 20, 2016, 12:30 NKD
 
Setting up picket line at the welfare office where Cutter picks up his check. PM me for details.  
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Picketing Insomniac Games
15. Re: SAG-AFTRA Picketing Insomniac Games Nov 18, 2016, 23:51 NKD
 
Steazy wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 15:00:
I know I shouldn't feed the trolls

Fuck off 87 post Suspect with the calling people trolls. Fucking insect.
 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Picketing Insomniac Games
11. Re: SAG-AFTRA Picketing Insomniac Games Nov 17, 2016, 20:49 NKD
 
TheEmissary wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 20:17:
I have feeling what will happen is that the major studios will outsource the voice acting in other countries.

Maybe they can get the people who do tech support? I'm sure "Jeff" from Mumbai would be glad to voice your main character for pennies on the dollar.

I would be all for supporting Voice Actors getting better wages if they took to supporting software developers fight against unhealthy working environment in terms of hours worked and stress.

Who says they don't support that? If the software developers tried to unionize you bet your ass other union employees would support them. I come from a union family. My grandfather was a business manager for several decades in LIUNA. And my father and two uncles were also union construction laborers. Any union employee would support another workers attempt to unionize in any way they could.

But outsiders can't come in and do it for you. SAG-AFTRA have no contract with these companies, covering software developers, nor are software developers even in their umbrella of covered work. They have no negotiating power to help people who aren't actors. They don't have any expertise in what software developers needs are as far as workplace improvement.

The software developers actually have to start an effort to unionize before other workers can join them in solidarity.
 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Picketing Insomniac Games
9. Re: SAG-AFTRA Picketing Insomniac Games Nov 17, 2016, 18:31 NKD
 
Stick it to em ladies and gents. Games industry has been abusing its employee and contractors for way too long. Hopefully other groups grow some spine and start fighting for what they deserve too.  
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers & Warning
8. Re: New GeForce Drivers & Warning Nov 15, 2016, 22:33 NKD
 
Oh my Grodd, finally.

They fixed the fucking GSync-runs-things-at-24fps-in-Windowed bug that's been plaguing me.

For some reason random games in Windowed or non-exclusive fullscreen would not work with GSync, it'd run them at like 24hz. I could sometimes trick it into working properly by bringing up another game that did have exclusive fullscreen, and then going back to it.

But now evidently I don't have to do that shit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 15, 2016, 12:16 NKD
 
Maybe get off the peasantstation  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
18. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 14, 2016, 23:58 NKD
 
Baristan wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 20:31:
Trump stated in an interview after being elected that LGBTQ equality is a settled issue and will not be changed under his administration. There will be no new anti LGBTQ laws and laws in effect will not be repealed.

That's not up to him. If he's going to appoint conservative justices, he can't control what they do. Which may include throwing out marriage equality, while they are throwing out the right to get an abortion.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
12. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 14, 2016, 16:23 NKD
 
Bard wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 15:25:
oh come on now. Since Trump was elected?

Talk about FUD. If anything we'll be seeing rolling back of that NSA BS.

Trump won't be rolling back anything at the NSA. He doesn't have the political capital to do it. Neither party are on-board for trimming back the surveillance state because it benefits them both.

The surveillance state might bother a few of us left wing liberals and right wing libertarians, but ultimately most people on both sides of the aisle are too busy worrying about other stuff, or openly support "tough on terrorism" surveillance.
 
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News Comments > Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal?
11. Re: Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal? Nov 14, 2016, 16:21 NKD
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 13:32:
NKD wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 12:19:

Unsurprisingly Polygon found the presence of guns and the ability to do bad things incredibly 'problematic' and 'gross'.


Which for any other game would be laughable, but read up on the basic story premise and you'll understand why it's not just problematic, but completely insane in the context of the story.

Crime AI flags someone with 86% probability to be the next jerkface 2.0
jerkface 2.0 fights this because he feels it's not right
jerkface 2.0 becomes a murdering terrorist to prove he is not a murdering terrorist???
Crime AI correctly flagged jerkface 2.0

Which makes for an extremely questionable "moral of the story" if you were being flippant, you could even construct that Ubisoft promotes terrorism, well, depending on how the story ends.

The game could very well address that inconsistency.. or consistency depending on how you look at it. Did the AI calculate its own actions into its prediction? I don't know. Or the promotional material could be overstating how much that prediction played into this guys motivations.

It's the first thing that comes to mind "Hey, they predicted he'd be a criminal and so he's... doing criminal things?" I'd expect they'd address that in some manner.
 
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News Comments > Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal?
4. Re: Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal? Nov 14, 2016, 12:19 NKD
 
Looks like the reviews are coming in on the console peasant version of the game and the consensus seems to be that it's a very significant improvement from the first game.

Unsurprisingly Polygon found the presence of guns and the ability to do bad things incredibly 'problematic' and 'gross'.

We'll see how the PC version performs however...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 13, 2016, 22:23 NKD
 
For my uses, I don't even bother with these platforms anymore.

Wait around a year or more for a minor performance increase, none of which surfaces in most games? Or just get the consumer socket version, and get the same performance cheaper and earlier.
 
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