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Nickname eRe4s3r
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Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
13. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 27, 2016, 15:10 eRe4s3r
 
Pigeon wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 13:55:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 13:01:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 12:38:
You always reward those that get you elected. Nothing to see here.

Get your news from reliable sources and learn how to spot bull shit.

http://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news/

students cannot tell fake news stories, npr

It is really hard to spot fake news when your own ideology and confirmation bias make you blind to any different standpoint though... hence why students failed so hard. Also I have to admit confirmation bias gets me every now and then despite best efforts. I don't always have time to source check all news... but I strife to never base my opinion on something not properly sourced. And fail more often than I'd like.

People just don't like being wrong, or even conceding that an argument they've put forth may not be 100% correct. I've seen some members on this forum put, assumedly, a lot of effort and time into creating well constructed arguments only to have whoever it was directed at regurgitate some dismissive variant of nuh-uh. It's difficult to have a meaningful and productive exchange when one or both sides are unwilling to budge on their stance. I suppose that's why fake news is so successful, it just confirms what people want to believe, while real news is rarely so straight forward.

I like learning new things, opinions and discovering standpoints..... but yeah, you are spot on. When people switch within a discussion to banter (witty but empty replies) then there is no point continuing a discussion. But forum discussion is also vital when it happens, even if you get no proper replies, at least you formulated your opinion and put it into solid form. Think about what that means, you visualized your opinion to yourself, given you the ability to reread it a day later and notice that you gained a new understanding from a link here or a post there....

But yeah, I agree with you wholesale. Admitting being wrong is often seen as a loss nowadays.. sadly.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 27, 2016, 13:39 eRe4s3r
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 13:19:
Zanthar wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 12:44:
Fake news about fake news. Fake news was not fake news when the fake Dan Rather or the fake Brian Williams were fired or the face CNN handed out debate questions to the fake Hillary.

This is why sane people abandon the democrats and become independent.

The other side isn't any different in this regards at all, I've always been independent fwiw. But I do feel there has been a definite uptick of a lot more fake news sites/articles than ever. If anyone has a Facebook account, you'd see that near daily. Prior to this I have had a hard time with really feeling concrete on news given to me, now with this, really how does anyone really think they know on so many subjects these days? They don't, but god damn if many aren't certain of it. It's all purposeful muddied waters. It's terrible really, but also reality.

Exactly, and to that you forgot to ask the most important question. Does this mean we should doubt all news related to politics in any way?

Because that's what I decided I will do from now on.. it just is not possible to source check when fake news actually spread coordinated hoaxes that are picked up by either right or left media as "truth" (and you know what, truth always dies first in politics)

So what to do? Should blues just not post political related news stories? Is is he training us to be better at spotting fake news, or is he conditioning us to trust fake news more.. mhh
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live
2. Re: No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live Nov 27, 2016, 13:05 eRe4s3r
 
But they increased inventory by factor 5x and allow item teleport to ship at all times.. that alone should tell you they really listened

Mind you, this does not make it a good game, but they did fix problems brought up... whether implementing base building before implementing all those things they promised and didn't deliver is a good idea or not.. I don't know. I refunded this game.. so whatever
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 27, 2016, 13:01 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 12:38:
You always reward those that get you elected. Nothing to see here.

Get your news from reliable sources and learn how to spot bull shit.

http://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news/

students cannot tell fake news stories, npr

It is really hard to spot fake news when your own ideology and confirmation bias make you blind to any different standpoint though... hence why students failed so hard. Also I have to admit confirmation bias gets me every now and then despite best efforts. I don't always have time to source check all news... but I strife to never base my opinion on something not properly sourced. And fail more often than I'd like.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2016, 12:49 eRe4s3r
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 23:27:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 21:54:
I'll agree that it's time to start thinking of a new paradigm. Most people enjoy "work" in order to have some purpose and stimulation in life.
They do? Got any support for that? I would have assumed the exact opposite. That a vast majority of people work simply because they "have to" ie.. to pay the rent and buy food. And if given any choice they wouldn't want to work.

I personally never enjoyed work, per se. Which is not to say I hated my job, just that it never appeared on my list of "things I want to do." Did I like some of the people I worked with? Absolutely. A few of them are still my very best friends even though we haven't worked together in many years.

I worked in an "education" company, and we before we got bought up by a larger company, our CEO used to give us these pep talks about the company and how great it was we were helping kids learn and make their lives better. I was sitting in the back of the room thinking, "Hey, it's great the kids are getting helped, but the only reason I am here is because you are paying me."

Well that was not the point of the article, though I understand why it can be constructed in that way. It is not about enjoying work... at all. But If you enjoyed what you did you would probably be much happier in life, don't you agree? Anyway, this isn't what he meant, I think.

The vast majority of people really grew up with the mindset that "hard (paid) work = valuable human being that should be respected by society" I mean, we even got some "special" examples of them on this forum. This is very different from "enjoying" your job, or not.

The point of the article was that this logic of attributing "social standing through work" does no longer work, and also it made the point (though it didn't elaborate) that work for community, neighbors and quality of life should be valued more, even if it is unpaid (private farming comes to mind, but also helping people and doing community jobs, like volunteering as firefighter, educating children, adults etc.). The core problem is that many people would never do something like that without being paid for it. And you know what else? in Germany 50% of pensioners find their social heart after the job ends. Just imagine what we could achieve if the population group below 67 could be accessed to do the same. There'd be an explosion in art and culture on par with the Roman empire or the Renaissance in it's golden age. Without the shackles of slavery or religion that held these periods back.

But really, this is the core problem. Try convincing someone who grew up with this mindset -> "hard (paid) work = valuable human being that should be respected by society" and who now lost his job and is angry at this. To him anyone not working is a "deadbeat" and not worth of even consideration as human being. To him, anyone doing anything without being paid, "just for fun" is a waste of life.

Finally, minimum wage is good and nice, but when 50% of jobs are below the (very real) poverty line (aka, jobs where you can not save money, you are continuously spending 100% (and more (ie. debt)) to merely live. Then capitalism as a whole has failed. There should be no job that doesn't allow you to live from, because any normal human being should refuse working at these jobs in a proper society. This of course is petty talk when jobs are exported to china et al, where the poverty affects more people than live in Europe and USA together. You will always find cheap labor there.

Anyway.. I have no solutions or anything, but I think the article is valuable to open your thinking up to a new mindset, or at the very least to a new viewpoint. The one that this valuation of work can not continue, because it drives people into more and more poverty as the wages of questionable jobs fall and the expenses increase. Minimum wage is below poverty lines in nearly all countries or require working 40 hour weeks to barely sustain above poverty line (aka no personal freedoms for creating own culture, and no money to pursue any to boot)

And this problem permeates western society as a whole. Society becomes rougher and less caring every year. Because this effect of dehumanization along social borders increases as poverty and "us vs them" thinking spreads. And the more it spreads, the less stable a country becomes.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 27, 2016, 11:37 eRe4s3r
 
Coming from boingboing probably just news sites that disagree with the writers worldview.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2016, 12:53 eRe4s3r
 
I am just gonna leave this link here

What if jobs are the problem, not the solution

It made me realize that computerization of large portions of jobs may not be as far fetched and far away as I thought, and imo it should be a mandatory read, and should be seen as a new experience, to look at work from an different angle, and to look at the consequence of doing so, so leave your preconceptions about how "work builds character" at the door before entering.

And remember, Asian school children dominate math, but you know what they don't dominate? Cultural development. Those making culture are not the ones acing math and science and culture is what defines a nation, not it's jobs. Shouldn't this mean that we should strife to educate children so they further our culture and society, and not our economy?

Isn't Trump winning the perfect proof? Everyone puts so much value on jobs, everyone is sad and angry they lost their jobs, instead of creating something new out of that, something that does not benefit the economy, but the society of your nation, your neighborhood even, even if it's based on "entitlements" and even if you have to sustain yourself on a slightly lower luxury level... mhh, food for thought.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Nov 26, 2016, 12:02 eRe4s3r
 
The moral of the story is, don't do business without written contracts with Russians. Both sides are Russian btw.  
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News Comments > 30 Days of Ubisoft Giveaways
8. Re: 30 Days of Ubisoft Giveaways Nov 26, 2016, 05:04 eRe4s3r
 
PunkiBastardo wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 14:45:
The list acording to the page source (before they hid it it)
Date Offer
Nov 24 RAYMAN CLASSIC on Mobile
Nov 25 30% off Ubisoft Games
Nov 26 Exclusive Collection of E3 2016 Cards
Nov 27 Ubi30 Exclusive GIF
Nov 28 For Honor GIFs
Nov 29 Ubi30 360 Image
Nov 30 Just Dance Greeting Card
Dec 1 Ubisoft DIY Advent Calendar
Dec 2 Steep Wallpaper
Dec 3 Exclusive Digital Posters from E3 2016
Dec 4 Rabbids HoliDec Goodies
Dec 5 WWW Wallpaper
Dec 6 Ubisoft Cocktail Recipes
Dec 7 Assassin's Creed 3 on PC
Dec 8 Ubisoft Wrapping Paper
Dec 9 300 Game Giveaway
Dec 10 Watch_Dogs 2 Wallpaper
Dec 11 Ubisoft Gift Tags
Dec 12 Ubisoft Dessert Recipes
Dec 13 Ghost Recon GIFs
Dec 14 Wallpaper for Mobile
Dec 15 Prince of Persia on PC
Dec 16 Rayman Legends on PC
Dec 17 Splinter Cell on PC
Dec 18 The Crew on PC
Dec 19 Rayman GIF
Dec 20 Steep GIF
Dec 21 Exclusive 2017 Digital HoliDec Cards
Dec 22 Ubi30 Wallpaper
Dec 23 Ubisoft HoliDec Decorations

Order changed already, but the selection of stuff did not^^
 
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5. Re: etc. Nov 26, 2016, 01:01 eRe4s3r
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 16:43:
It isn't AAA+, it's games as a service.

brevity is the soul of wit So AAA+ or games-as-a-service ... ^^ or GaaS ? ;p
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2016, 00:57 eRe4s3r
 
Retired wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 20:57:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 06:28:
The best thing about not having this weird custom in Germany, is that today I have a "restaurant" visit involving a proper steak grilled on a volcano grill

I don't like birds on my plate, the last thing I ate (duck) gave me nightmares ,/ ;p

One of the best meals I ever had was a raspberry pheasant dish.

Adding that to my list of things I want to eat before I die ;p
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Nov 25, 2016, 13:02 eRe4s3r
 
That AAA article is actually a really good read, and explains why we see so few decent AAA titles nowadays. It's also worth noting that Skyrim and their ilk, mmo's, AAA+ titles all remove customers from the market fro months or years, and if you fall within such a split with your game release in between 2 behemothic releases (BF and COD) then you end up with a total flop, which is what Titanfall 2 is, which is a death sentence for a game focused around MP

On the other hand, it could open up chances for more AAA titles that are pure SP games, because why bother with MP when all you have left is the left-overs that don't play Dota and all the clones, BF, Destiny, MMO's or COD regularly? But a proper SP experience could still end up making you money in a market where the SP gamers are, for the most part, always starved for good immersive stories and RPG's

It's why Mass Effect Pandora is being made, after all EA knows this will sell, just like EA knew Titanfall 2 would flop considering the burned wasteland left over after Titanfall 1 launched, and a late release of all the DLC for free didn't fix anything, since nobody played the game at that point anymore.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
45. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 25, 2016, 11:39 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 14:00:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 06:47:
You want say, a taxi driver, a household robot, a CEO or a cashier with the mental capacity of SIRI?

Mind you for taxi it is a fact AI can replace the function, but no AI can replace the human factor that makes an OK experience great or entertaining. And customer satisfaction and service will be a huge thing that will NOT wipe out taxi drivers entirely ever. ^^

I'm pretty sure people don't take taxis for the social interaction with the taxi driver. That being said, I'm sure you're right there will be a tiny fraction of taxis in the future that are "old fashioned" taxis with human drivers, and they'll cost your 3x the cost of a robotic one.

And that's fair and probably true, because if accident statistics are any indication, the robotic taxi's will be in a lot more accidents due to human drivers and quickly become a legal/insurance nightmare for their owners. ,p

My point is, there are jobs that can be replaced, and there are jobs you could replace, but will likely incite a total anarchic rebellion if you did. If all cashiers in this country were fired today, you'd have mobs with molotovs on the street. Entire regions would be economically dead, and if you think this will be a smooth transition in a country as developed as Germany or the USA, or even Japan, then you are very optimistic ;p 1 year after that happened, you'd have an anti-technology+anti-capitalism+anti-foreigners parties up in the 70% to 80% winning elections.

AI replacement of major economic factors will not ever be a thing until we have a basic income, and at that point nobody would care but that is still probably 50 or more years away.. but if you do it without a basic guaranteed income, without fortified borders, with immigration policy being liberal etc. then you will have riots and political chaos.

And sure, capitalism this, capitalism that, but in reality political power would fight robotic job replacement to the bone, because every unemployed and replaced worker is someone who'd never vote for that gov party ever again.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2016, 06:37 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 20:25:
Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science.’

Well humanity, it's been good to know ya.

There are still a dozen other space agencies, all more focused on this particular problem. Space research isn't a singular nation thing anyway. And ESA in particular is literally focused on this, with a few side missions to explore the solar mission, and establish an potential asteroid defense system.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2016, 06:28 eRe4s3r
 
The best thing about not having this weird custom in Germany, is that today I have a "restaurant" visit involving a proper steak grilled on a volcano grill

I don't like birds on my plate, the last thing I ate (duck) gave me nightmares ,/ ;p
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Safety Dance
3. Re: Thanksgiving Safety Dance Nov 25, 2016, 06:12 eRe4s3r
 
That hacker study cites "potential" hacked voting machines were the entire federal state voted on paper, so this is bullshit science on the highest level.

Oh well
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
38. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 24, 2016, 12:41 eRe4s3r
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 10:44:
Quboid wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 10:21:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 06:47:
Mind you for taxi it is a fact AI can replace the function, but no AI can replace the human factor that makes an OK experience great or entertaining. And customer satisfaction and service will be a huge thing that will NOT wipe out taxi drivers entirely ever. ^^

A driver who robotically drives me where I want to go *is* a great taxi experience. Maybe that says more about me...

No, you're right. Does this guy live in Narnia with Cutter?

I take a taxi to work every day. Shut up and drive. Which is what 99.99% of them do.

Yeah, but you know what 99.99% of PEOPLE definitely do NOT do? Using a taxi to drive to work. ^^

For most of us in Narnia, where those magical things called subways, trains and buses exist (and also a proper health-care system), taxi drives are a thing for vacations, the ending point of drunken party brawls or emotional distress. And you know what I don't want in a vacation, when drunk or during emotional distress? Being driven around by a scripted robot that has no clue wtf it is doing.

Heck my best vacation experience started with a taxi driver in Norway rambling about tourists ^^

Ps.: Do you have a Cutter and/or Narnia fetish I am not judging, but it's pretty wacky to see you write something like that out of nowhere.....

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32. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 24, 2016, 06:47 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 03:35:
Beamer wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 13:59:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 13:46:
Beamer wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 13:24:
As I was saying in another thread a week or two ago, though, we'll all be replaced by robots. I doubt many people here couldn't be replaced by robots or AI at some point. Doubt many people at all. Actors? Replaceable. CEOs? Replaceable. Police? Replaceable (ED-209!)

The required several dozen AI breakthroughs are not something you gonna see in your lifetime though... AI may beat us at GO, but it sure as hell isn't capable of intelligent behavior, and we are still decades away from an AI that has a mental capacity on par with a dog.


As a start, if we have even 10% of the customer service reps in 10 years that we do now I'd be shocked.

Right, all those call centers/chat centers in India will shortly be replaced with AIs. Those people already follow a script, I'm sure they're already working on an AI to handle all that. And voice recognition is getting better and better.

Also, too: taxis

You want say, a taxi driver, a household robot, a CEO or a cashier with the mental capacity of SIRI?

Mind you for taxi it is a fact AI can replace the function, but no AI can replace the human factor that makes an OK experience great or entertaining. And customer satisfaction and service will be a huge thing that will NOT wipe out taxi drivers entirely ever. ^^
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 24, 2016, 06:15 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 14:35:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 13:52:
El Pit wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 11:48:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 11:08:
But if he is smart, he will not step into Germany as long as the current gov parties (CSU/CDU+SPD) are in power or anywhere near it.

They would question him, thank him, and kick his ass on a plane to Washington.

Thank him ^^ ? Our current foreign minister (SPD) had an innocent men kidnapped, imprisoned and tortured (and he was aware of this innocence) in Guantanamo by the US for years, and then fought every legal battle possible to deny him recurse payment once he finally got back here. The SPD is not for nothing called the "party of betrayers" in certain circles, there isn't a principle yet imagined that the SPD wouldn't happily raise on a pedestal during election week and then trample wholesale afterwards.

And our minister for interior (CDU) is closer to the espionage systems than to German law....

I can't put into words my disdain for my own government to be honest when it comes to these and other matters...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murat_Kurnaz and he is just one of many. But you have to admit, his name is kind of suspicious /s

Yeah, and imagine how thrilled the more "darker" part of Germany is about his nomination for president, a true shining moral beacon of justice /s (who was also responsible for Hartz-IV along with Schröder (SPD))

Anyway, it is really sad that Snowden has to be warned to come to Germany, I considered my nation progressive and liberal, but it really isn't. Our gov governs above the people for interests not in line with national interests. And people still vote for them... sigh.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 23, 2016, 13:52 eRe4s3r
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 11:48:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 11:08:
But if he is smart, he will not step into Germany as long as the current gov parties (CSU/CDU+SPD) are in power or anywhere near it.

They would question him, thank him, and kick his ass on a plane to Washington.

Thank him ^^ ? Our current foreign minister (SPD) had an innocent men kidnapped, imprisoned and tortured (and he was aware of this innocence) in Guantanamo by the US for years, and then fought every legal battle possible to deny him recurse payment once he finally got back here. The SPD is not for nothing called the "party of betrayers" in certain circles, there isn't a principle yet imagined that the SPD wouldn't happily raise on a pedestal during election week and then trample wholesale afterwards.

And our minister for interior (CDU) is closer to the espionage systems than to German law....

I can't put into words my disdain for my own government to be honest when it comes to these and other matters...

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