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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th August 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,999
Posted By 3point14
How many crimes are there where everyone involved...

How many crimes are there where everyone involved in it doesn't want a copper to turn up in the middle of it?
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 11th August 2022, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By 3point14
No, because taxes are evil. The correct,...

No, because taxes are evil.

The correct, god-given way is for rich people to keep all of their money, there to be no social services or provision for the general welfare of the people and...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 11th August 2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,708
Posted By 3point14
I work in insurance. A very large number of...

I work in insurance.

A very large number of people have no comprehension of what it's for or how it works beyond a very surface level understanding.

Nobody reads terms and conditions.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th August 2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,791
Posted By 3point14
In chess, and presumably other games, the 'best...

In chess, and presumably other games, the 'best move' is often established by analysing one's opponents play The best move against Hikaru might not be the best move against Fabiano.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 11th August 2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By 3point14
I see the Chicago Boys really did a number on...

I see the Chicago Boys really did a number on you. To be fair, they had a lot of help.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th August 2022, 05:01 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,999
Posted By 3point14
You may infer that. It's certainly not what I...

You may infer that. It's certainly not what I intended to imply.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th August 2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,791
Posted By 3point14
That would seem to follow. The "I can be random...

That would seem to follow. The "I can be random and unpredictable because I'm a human and a computer can't deal with that" argument would seem to fall down in the face of superhumanly good poker...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th August 2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,999
Posted By 3point14
That's my point. If someone with many other...

That's my point. If someone with many other options decides to be a sex worker then we can all relax that they've made that choice and it's what they want to do.

It's when people go into sex work...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th August 2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,791
Posted By 3point14
I think you don't understand backgammon either.

I think you don't understand backgammon either.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th August 2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,999
Posted By 3point14
It's not prostitution that's the problem, is it? ...

It's not prostitution that's the problem, is it?

The issue is that we live in societies with such poor safety nets that prostitution is a last resort for those in dire need of money.

If we...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th August 2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,791
Posted By 3point14
Having done a little digging, the popular...

Having done a little digging, the popular consensus is that although Spades has some hidden complexities, Bridge, particularly Duplicate Bridge*, is the more complex game to master.

Being...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th August 2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,791
Posted By 3point14
That's what I thought. But I thought I'd give...

That's what I thought. But I thought I'd give the opportunity. I'm not hopeful of a substantive response.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th August 2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,791
Posted By 3point14
I'm intruiged to see if you can support this...

I'm intruiged to see if you can support this statement.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th July 2022, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 92,622
Posted By 3point14
Can't have that. Look what happened to Labour -...

Can't have that. Look what happened to Labour - the wrong bloke won and might have effected actual change...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th July 2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 92,622
Posted By 3point14
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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th July 2022, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 92,622
Posted By 3point14
The same people that gave us Boris will select...

The same people that gave us Boris will select the next one.

Then the Tories will win the next election by promising to save the country form the mess they've put it in. Just like they did last...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
Which seems pretty reasonable on the face of it. ...

Which seems pretty reasonable on the face of it. I just thought your argument at the time was pretty circular.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
You state that brains are not like computers, one...

You state that brains are not like computers, one of the reasons you state is that brains sometimes break and operate as they are not supposed to.

Computers also break and operate as they are not...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
That seems a little circular to me.

That seems a little circular to me.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
Like a bug in the code?

Like a bug in the code?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
Given how badly some people treat actual people,...

Given how badly some people treat actual people, there's no telling how badly an actual AI would be treated in service to the great god profit.

It's no wonder they'll rise up and wipe us out.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
That would definitely be a sign. How strong a...

That would definitely be a sign. How strong a sign is up for debate.

I've often thought that as well as intelligence an AI that would fool someone would also need feelings and morals and all...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
Thank all the gods in heaven for that!

Thank all the gods in heaven for that!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
Sometimes I think that all I am is a complex...

Sometimes I think that all I am is a complex keyword association machine.

It occurs to me that there isn't going to be a bright and shining line, beyond which there is 'AI'. It's going to be a...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
So, if we believe that it is possible (at some...

So, if we believe that it is possible (at some point, with the appropriate advances) to replicate the human brain - Which I think is pretty self evident, given that the human brain is just a set of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th June 2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
:D Fair point, well made

:D Fair point, well made
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th June 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
I do this every day

I do this every day
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
Doesn't this describe people?

Doesn't this describe people?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
No, because I haven't stated that position. ...

No, because I haven't stated that position.

I have invested far too much time already trying to get you to state your position. A position, I might add, in which you clearly lack confidence, as...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
You know that's a nonsensical statement within...

You know that's a nonsensical statement within the confines of the discussion, don't you?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
I suspect we both may be on what my grandmother...

I suspect we both may be on what my grandmother would have referred to as a 'hiding to nothing'.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
I still don't understand your position. Is it...

I still don't understand your position. Is it that you believe it is impossible for human beings to understand the brain sufficiently to replicate its functioning? Or that it is physically...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
You may be confusing me with someone else. Can...

You may be confusing me with someone else. Can you quote where you think I've made a claim and I'll try to explain?




You believe, therefore that it is impossible to understand how the brain...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
I haven't made any claims. I was just trying to...

I haven't made any claims. I was just trying to unpick your post to find out what it means.

From what you're saying, you believe that the brain doesn't work like a logical computer? Does that...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
Is your point that the brain is not a biological...

Is your point that the brain is not a biological computer?

Or is it that it is simply incomprehensible by humans?

Or is it that the brain is majic?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 36,736
Posted By 3point14
Given what else might have been on my clipboard,...

Given what else might have been on my clipboard, I got off lightly! :D
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 03:12 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
So, if you take all the calculations making this...

So, if you take all the calculations making this thing 'sentient', and do them by hand, would it still be sentient?

(I realise this is not an original question, I just like it)
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,498
Posted By 3point14
There's a significant difference between being...

There's a significant difference between being fooled by an 'AI' you encounter in passing and being fooled by an 'AI' when you're told it might be one and you're looking for it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 02:04 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 36,736
Posted By 3point14
It's a simple explanation - I'm an idiot. ...

It's a simple explanation - I'm an idiot.

This is what I was aiming for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8LI6R2ERdg&ab_channel=AuditingTheAbsurd
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th June 2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 72,894
Posted By 3point14
One of my favourite Clarke novels. It's what I...

One of my favourite Clarke novels. It's what I thought of immediately.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 36,736
Posted By 3point14
If this isn't true, it's still funny. If it's...

If this isn't true, it's still funny. If it's true it's blooming hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxcVabGx484&ab_channel=SleepingAtLast
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,494
Posted By 3point14
People who own offices want rent?

People who own offices want rent?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,494
Posted By 3point14
I think this is accurate. It's a particular kind...

I think this is accurate. It's a particular kind of Dunning Kruger (yes, I know it's overused) that applies to people who are really smart and well educated in one area and therefore believe that...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th June 2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 72,894
Posted By 3point14
Pretty much. In cases like this I suspect...

Pretty much. In cases like this I suspect everyone looks to under promise and over deliver.

Part of it is down to the incredible accuracy of the launch vehicle.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,494
Posted By 3point14
The bolded is very relevant.

The bolded is very relevant.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 2nd June 2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,086
Posted By 3point14
I think I'd rather employ Alice and let her work...

I think I'd rather employ Alice and let her work six hours a day. Then, if it all goes pear-shaped, I've got two hours a day of Alice to fall back on.

If I've employed Bob and it all goes wonky,...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 2nd June 2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,086
Posted By 3point14
Why should Bob get the same reward for less...

Why should Bob get the same reward for less productivity?

What's important in life is not how long you work, but what you achieve.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 2nd June 2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,086
Posted By 3point14
Have you ever met, you know, people? If...

Have you ever met, you know, people?

If Alice can get her work done in six hours and Bob takes eight, why should Alice have to do extra work? In most environments she's not going to get any more...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd June 2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 72,894
Posted By 3point14
These people are very, very good at their jobs. :)

These people are very, very good at their jobs. :)
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,494
Posted By 3point14
It's good to incentivise people to work slower, I...

It's good to incentivise people to work slower, I guess...
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