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Tue May 12

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:30 PM

Re: Does Artificial Intelligence Pose a Threat?

imagine a person with a nano-computer in every one of his cells, networked and coordinating to eliminate infections, kill off cancers, etc.

"For those unfamiliar with the Moderna story, the company is trying to develop a completely
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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:29 PM

Re: Does Artificial Intelligence Pose a Threat?

imagine a person with a nano-computer in every one of his cells, networked and coordinating to eliminate infections, kill off cancers, etc.

"For those unfamiliar with the Moderna story, the company is trying to develop a completely
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Mon May 11

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WilliB replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:37 PM

Re: Reagan mystique

the presidency of Ronald Reagan represents the ideological turning point when people started mistrusting and even hating government

I'm pretty sure that happened under Nixon, but I have some relatives who swear it happened under [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:35 PM

Re: throwing this out for the brain trust

I should probably elaborate and say that if they could make my phone behave like a pc when I plug it into some console adapter, that would be a good thing.

But I really hate these full-screen "apps" for Windows 8. I want my old [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:37 AM

Re: throwing this out for the brain trust

I don't want my pc to behave like a phone. That's why I have a pc.

That is silly.

Wed May 6

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:46 PM

Re: Over Saturation of Fast Food Outlets?

The problem with this plan is that most people won't drive out of their way get to Wendy's or McDonald's. They may think that customers will just visit other outlets, but I doubt it. when they close stores, they will lose customers.

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WilliB replied to the Free For All Economics board. 6:01 PM

Re: How Millenials Compare To Their Grandparents

I remember when the draft was for "all males," except somehow sons of Congressmen and rich folk seem to always wind up in the Reserves or Coast Guard, somehow.

There will always be warmongers as long as it gets someone elected or [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:56 PM

Re: NASA offers $29,000 for radiation fix

Generating a magnetic field seems like the only practical thing. But I have no idea how to do that unless you electrify a core and spin it, or else build the ship out of magnetized materials. Maybe they could use the same spin for magnetism and [more]

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WilliB replied to the Free For All Economics board. 9:33 AM

Re: March towards Cashless Society

I thought that cash was legal tender for all debts, public or private. So how does JPC manage to skirt the law by refusing to accept legal tender for a debt? I almost hope someone takes them to court over this one.

Tue May 5

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:01 AM

Re: GOP: carry your dead fetus to term

Apparently the GOP believes that while a fetus has the right to life, a pregnant woman does not, since she is quite likely to die if she does not abort (either naturally or with medical help) a dead fetus.

So I want some reporter to ask them [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:00 AM

Re: OT: NYC Stuff - and an educational rant

the classroom teacher can monitor what's going on and give individual attention where needed

Back in the middle of the baby boom classroom seat crisis, they stuck us in a "television" class. About 200 of us sat in a [more]

Mon May 4

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:47 AM

Re: OT: NYC Stuff - and an educational rant

By the way, I don't think we will ever do away with human bias, so we need to find ways to compensate for it. Those elite high schools with entrance exams do it by letting the teachers know that ALL their students are capable; if they did away with [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:39 AM

Re: OT: NYC Stuff - and an educational rant

The problem is that there are no cookie cutter kids, and therefore no cookie cutter solutions.

We keep running kids through the same old programs, which don't work all that well for many of them. Running the same kid through the same program [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:31 AM

Re: So far, I've been wrong on interest rates

It has caused inflation in what it has been spent on, which is pieces of paper and contracts to buy pieces of paper.

Thu Apr 30

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:01 PM

Re: The Great Gulf

obliviously poor White people (especially homeless) get subjected to the same treatment.

I think the whole situation would improve if the media simply stopped writing headlines that mention the race or ethnicity of the people, as [more]

Tue Apr 28

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:57 AM

Re: OT This is No Way to Run a Riot!

For the past few years I bave had the spooky feeling that we are rapidly going backward through history. The economic troubles that greeted my graduation from college have now been replaced by the race riots of the 1960s. I suppose next we'll have [more]

Mon Apr 27

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:50 PM

Re: OT This is No Way to Run a Riot!

I don't think they are trying to stop it; I'm pretty sure they are just going through the motions.

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WilliB replied to the An Open Letter board. 3:48 PM

Re: An Open Letter

The Nepal earthquake was at 2015-04-25 06:11:26 (UTC), or 2:11:26 AM
Saturday, April 25, 2015--early Saturday morning, not noon. The media were all talking about the interview the next day. So the reporting on Saturday was about both.

I [more]

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:37 PM

Re: Cruz - Toes The Line of Godwin's Law

the biblical teaching on marriage

The Biblical teaching on marriage varies over the centuries--is he advocating polygamy as it was practiced in the Old Testament? Or the purchasing of brides? Or is he referring to Jesus' preaching [more]

Sat Apr 25

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:01 PM

Re: Too much!

In a free market there can't be a general surplus for long.

I don't see why not. Not saying it isn't true, just saying I don't understand why you couldn't have a surplus of something forever.

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