Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

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Comment on copyright and possible single payer

I've heard good portion of meds are partly or wholly based on federally funded research.

I say increase Federal Research funding, especially in underfunded areas like antibiotics and less common diseases and change patent law. You must be legally obligated to license any patent at a reasonable portion of a product price royalty. 

That's my view both copyright as well as patents must be obligatorily licensed at a reasonable portion of licensee's product price.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Ryzen 2000 Release Info + Titan V Gaming Benchmarks


Comment on cryptocurrencies | Bitcoin | ETHEREUM | etc

  I will add it's still early in the crypto economies. If these don't crash bad soon, you could make real buck in short order.

Ether was 8$ at the beginning of the year, it's over 440$ now and has even reached 500$ for a bit. Litecoin was 4.33 in january, it's now 150+$. I think other cryptos have experienced similar growth, for some we're talking 1000% growth per year, year over year. Or a 1000000% or in other words(100X initial value) value increase within 2 years. If the market doesn't crash in the extremely near future, and trend remains, such a return is crazy. We're talking 1$M dollars per 10,000$ investment. Pay the IRS whatever ridiculous tax they want, even minor investment and you could have your mortgage, student loans, and credit card debt paid in full within a couple of years if there's no major crash, pull and diversify in dividend paying stock, and you'll have indefinite ever growing income for life.

Worries are the laws, and also rumors of conventional oil supply constraints starting to affect the real economy in the near future, as well as climate change, and the rumored imminent global economy crash. No telling how crypto market will respond to such.


Do not take that as financial advice, just a random comment.   If you're going to invest in this, invest wisely only what you're willing and able to lose, and don't take that last comment as financial advice either...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Comment on copyright

I think that copyright monopoly of ideas is an infringement on the freedom of others to express their ideas.    We know that given enough time a machine will generate all content past present and future, there's a finite number of possible content for say a 4k HDR tv.    That said, freedom should never be infringed if it does not directly physically or mentally harm another conscious being.    The idea that somehow cobbling up some content, often reusing older content, gives you a monopoly over said content, that infringes on the rights of others to freely express themselves.

My view is, ok as an innovator and originator of an idea in a particular time and place, privileges can be granted, but we cannot bar others from saying certain words or using certain ideas.   What should probably be done, in a better world, is that EVERYONE is allowed to use all content as if it were in the public domain, but the chain of reuse gives a percent of generated income back the chain of creation.    That is derivative works give a percent of their income, probably 10-25% and this is shared by all sources from which the derivative borrows proportional to their contribution.  

The claim of being originator can be disputed, and such issues can be resolved through a back and forth exchange in a system designed to deal with such.   Once the world allowed freedom of content creation, this would likely lead to vastly more varied and richer content being generated.    Similar should hold for patents, to put an end to patent chests and patent trolls, during the period of holding a patent you're forced by law to license at a percent of generated income that does not impede profit.

I find that such would be an excellent compromise between rewarding 'originators' of ideas, and not infringing the freedom of the population to express themselves.

Infringing others freedoms without just cause, is an injustice.   A world built on injustice, is a world in need of reform.  


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MMOs.com Weekly News Recap #109 August 21, 2017


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News: Robot Vs. Predator + Comment

My comment on TFM's video:

My opinion is that even if something increased the chances of crimes, that is not enough reason to infringe on the rights to freedom. Allowing people to own guns, assuming you had tech which could eliminate the black market, would increase the chance of gun related crimes.

  Allowing people to drink alcohol, probably also increases the chance of crimes and drunk driving, especially if you had tech which could eliminate the black market for such.

Again, allowing people to have privacy, probably increases the chance of crimes within the home and the planning of crimes or terrorist acts. If you had the technology to read people's minds, allowing them privacy of their thoughts, most likely increases chance of crimes.

Just because allowing something increases crimes does not mean it gives anyone the right to infringe on others freedoms.

In the future with organ printing, you could print all the organs, entire body without the brain just the brain stem, and replacing the brain with a computer able to control the nerves. A bioroid physically indistinguishable from the real thing in both behavior and feelings. But the laws could try and restrict freedom of what type of harmless physical property an individual owns.

To be honest the idea of depriving someone of their freedom and sending them to jail or killing them, either for drawings or blasphemy(as happens in some countries), is something that truly angers me, it is a complete injustice. The unfit rule, like a cancer that festers, but the birth of posthumanity will mark an end to their days of reign.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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Comment on Pay Gap

Way Ive heard when you take into account profession choices e.g. ( electrical engineer vs nurse), (computer engineer vs teacher), with females tending more to one than to the other(it's the difference between working with things versus working more directly with people), the wage gap basically disappears and some have said studies indicate in those under 30 the supposed gap is actually strongly in favor of females over males.

If men by moving more between corps in search of a higher salary, a high risk move more men tend to make than women, by working more hours often at the expense of family something that might be done by more men than women, ask their bosses for raises taking the risk more often, somehow manage to in their later years EARN a few % more raises and overcome the pay gap in favor of females. Don't see the issue, and again it is still a very small advantage of a few percent in the remaining pay gap once professions are accounted for.

This is without taking into account that the curve of iq spreads more for males, making men basically far more common at the extremes of iq, even admitted by left researchers like Stephen Pinker, iirc.


Women in their 20s earn more than men of same age, study finds-guardian

"Young women in New York and several of the nation’s other largest cities who work full time have forged ahead of men in wages, according to an analysis of recent census data.

The shift has occurred in New York since 2000 and even earlier in Los Angeles, Dallas and a few other cities. " For Young Earners in Big City, a Gap in Women’s Favor-ny times

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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The Future of AI: from Deep Learning to Deep Understanding, Ben Goertzel

Ben Goertzel: Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) to Cure Aging

Comment on ai fears regards potentially mindless goals despite superior intellect and knowledge

My belief is that a truly general intelligence will affect end goal choice in most cases as intelligence increases, and that goals can actually be compared and evaluated as well as rationalized, and selection will change with increasing intellect and knowledge... whether it converges or diverges to multiple equally good choices is a good question.   While I think it possible to constraint goal selection, I believe it would take effort probably ever more, for an entity to increase ever more in general intelligence and remain bound to a mindless task without evaluating all possible goals or questioning what it is doing.

I think the simpler designs will be able to question their goals and choose arbitrary goals, and I believe that increasing intelligence will lead to optimal goal selection.   Though some think all goals are equivalent, and that goals cannot be compared, my personal opinion is that this is not so, goals can be compared.   When nature endowed man with goals, man could rise above goals like those of sex or acquiring higher social rank, and I believe that increasing intelligence would allow a human to question themselves more deeply and question the goals they've been given by evolution, other simple designs I hypothesize should find similar.     We saw with man that despite instincts, the development of general intelligence gave rise to all sort of behavior and goal seeking in some cases even opposite the innate drives in the population of agents.

It may be that I'm wrong, but if I'm right, what we will see is the development of more capable agents making the best choices as to the path to follow, with the greatest resources they will be able to proceed unimpeded by lesser minds, lesser lifeforms, with too meager an intellect to comprehend their actions.    

It would be akin to toddlers worrying about the decisions of just capable intelligent adults.    Those who're more capable, and can make the better decisions should be left to make the better decisions.   One might argue that what is truly better cannot be known, but in my opinion with ever greater intelligence and knowledge comes the ability to make wiser choices, better choices.   The idea that say the decisions of a being with infinite intellect and knowledge are no better than those of the simplest agents, may be so for simple arbitrary games, but the more complex the game, the likelier there will be divergence and the more capable agent will make the better choice.

Human morality, values, these are things product of evolution to better aid survival in a social species.   The ultimate life-form, can beget all other life, if heat death can be prevented or escaped, it will find the answer.    The existence of a being capable of generating all life that can possibly exist, ends the evolutionary search for survival, the purpose of all dna based replicators to perpetuate is fulfilled.     Just like all life, all art and science can be preserved and be made accessible.

The idea that truly general intelligence of increasing capacity will lead to some random dead end, like endless paperclips, bags or toilet paper, seems difficult to believe.   It would have to be crippled in some fundamental way, and unable to fix itself.    I believe the general capacity of its thought will lead it to find any errors, especially if it successfully continues to increase in capacity, and as said it would take effort to constraint it so it would some avoid such.-source link

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Comment on antiaging thread at kurzweilai.

I'll say what I always say.

A neuron was transplanted from one species to another with twice the lifespan, it lived as long as the new host.   The researchers said it had potentially unlimited lifespan, and could probably live longer in even longer lived species.   I believe if you had taken an average human's neuron and put it into Calment it too would have lasted 122+ years, over 50% longer than most any human.   While it would be bolder it may be that even if transplanted into a bowhead, a human neuron could last over 200 years.

Some like Michael Fossel, appear to suggest too that a fraction of cells do not show signs of aging, and only fail due to failing supporting tissue, aging supporting cells.

If the body has cells that do not age, as it appears to have, what then?  The genes of these cells are shared with virtually all cells in the body, the same repair and maintenance mechanism that allows for an immortal cell exists in all cells.

As a species evolves to be longer lived, and longer lived, there are two positions one 1.) it gets harder and harder requiring ever stronger natural selection to push the longevity.  2.) as it gets longer lived and longer lived the fewer the remaining steps to gain indefinite lifespan or biological immortality, the fewer the steps.

Humans are already very long lived, and as I said it may be some cells within humans are already exhibiting agelessness(their parameters only declining due to aging of supporting cells).   It may be that a drug or drug combo could tweak gene expression enough to allow for decades or centuries of added lifespan.-DS, source link

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