#377 2018-01-11 21:28:07

Both jobs that nobody wants to do, why not use robots? Sure, people do the work to feed their families because they can't imagine doing anything else, but I can't believe that they actually *want* do the work.

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#379 2018-01-14 09:33:36

Emmeran wrote:

Resistance is futile

Finally, a car too smart for most of the knuckle draggers on this planet to operate.

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#380 2018-01-14 11:55:50

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Both jobs that nobody wants to do, why not use robots? Sure, people do the work to feed their families because they can't imagine doing anything else, but I can't believe that they actually *want* do the work.

The robots may have my job only if they pay me to do it.

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#381 2018-01-14 12:05:41

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Both jobs that nobody wants to do, why not use robots? Sure, people do the work to feed their families because they can't imagine doing anything else, but I can't believe that they actually *want* do the work.

The robots may have my job only if they pay me to do it.

Ironically, there are discussions happening about taxing robots, because when a robot replaces a person, the former worker's tax contribution is lost. Our economic system generally is woefully unprepared to cope with the problems which arise when people are replaced by machines.

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#382 2018-01-14 13:18:38

Great, Robots will be declared people soon enough and have their own lobbyists. Who will negotiate robot corporate income tax at rates much more favorable than actual living meat humans.

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#383 2018-01-14 13:20:24

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Both jobs that nobody wants to do, why not use robots? Sure, people do the work to feed their families because they can't imagine doing anything else, but I can't believe that they actually *want* do the work.

The robots may have my job only if they pay me to do it.

Baywolfe wrote:

We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.

--Buckminster Fuller

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#384 2018-01-14 14:07:33

Baywolfe wrote:

We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.

--Buckminster Fuller

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#387 2018-01-16 14:55:14

Emmeran wrote:

Always listening....

When they sell them for less than half of the manufacturing cost, much less the development and support costs, you have to wonder where they will be making up the difference...

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#388 2018-01-16 15:14:18

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Emmeran wrote:

Always listening....

When they sell them for less than half of the manufacturing cost, much less the development and support costs, you have to wonder where they will be making up the difference...

Ah, yes; if you can't figure out what product they are selling to make money, then you yourself are the product.

I would voluntarily drive bamboo shoots under my own fingernails before I would have one of those in my house.

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#389 2018-01-16 15:29:48

I do AWS development for filthy lucre and they are pushing their dev corps hard to add Alexa skills. I wanted to add a skill to reply when you say "Alexa, go fuck yourself". But what should it respond?

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#390 2018-01-16 15:46:15

GooberMcNutly wrote:

"Alexa, go fuck yourself". But what should it respond?

A deep throated moan....

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#393 2018-01-17 17:19:44

choad wrote:

Robo Traffic Snarl

The wrong problem is: How do we make cars better? The right problem is: How do we make cities better?
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The real disruptor is the bicycle, not the robocar.

Bullshit. You get cold, wet, dirty, can't carry shit, you can barely make it across a small town in an hour, and that's all if the bike is doing the work. As an avid motorcyclist, I know these things first hand, and I can go more than 25 mph.

The right answer is to rethink zoning and allow businesses, commercial and residential zones to interleave. Why worry about how you are going to get there if you are already there?

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#396 2018-01-19 03:21:33

Phuck Yu Mang...

LOL...I know the guy.

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#397 2018-01-19 09:38:27

Russian Iron Man: Russia's Special Forces soldier and Kosovo war veteran fights debt collectors wearing exoskeleton, gets pardoned

8 kilos of explosives, about a dozen pistols, rifles, and even few grenades for rifle-mounted grenade launchers were found in Maltsevís apartment. The apartment was littered with cans with metal balls, bullets, and screws. The floor was covered with bullet-proof vests, helmets, a home-made rifle, a crossbow, and firearm spare parts.

However, the one item deserving the most attention is Maltsevís homemade exoskeleton that earned him the nickname 'Russian Iron Man'.

Maltsev welded the exoskeleton using titanium alloy and reinforcing rods and mounted a helmet on top. He made it so it could be outfitted with a bullet-proof vest. Once, Maltsev armed with the Saiga even chased a debt collector through the yard for all neighbors to see, according to the attorney.

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#398 2018-02-01 15:50:00

Finally, a job for all of the poor meatbags made redundant by robot labor.

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