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  • TheDruid 3X3's Avatar
    This YouTube Mojo Episode Debunks that Canadians being a bunch of Nicie Nicies at 6:50 of the Video:
  • TheDruid 3X3's Avatar
    They are too busy trying to Appease them with Political Correctness. They do not have the Guts and are being too Appeasing to them. 3X3
  • Dordie's Avatar
    Dordie replied to the thread Threats of thunder.. in Talk & Chat
    Garlic is associated with the unnatural.....literally.
  • Luna's Avatar
    Reminds me of the film "Demon Seed" - anyone seen that one?
  • Luna's Avatar
    Have to ask - Scrotnig - re your new sig - why not eat pears? and where's that cute bunny? Sorry, Bill, for hijacking your thread - I'll fetch my coat and go now!
  • Bill. MC's Avatar
    OK then, I'll give them a fiver or maybe even more, despite the fact that us Jocks are usually considered to be tight fisted c'unts, but they will have to convince me that the money is going to fund worthy causes and not to fund jihadists.
  • parsonstreet's Avatar
    I was referring to them threatening anyone with hell. The homosexuality thing is a very personal issue with me because I spent 17 years of my childhood in a religious fundamentalist group. The threats of hell are disturbing but the rejections of ones...
  • Fork Me's Avatar
    This is pure ignorance. The Koran doesn't forbid it at all and major Islamic charities, as well as local Mosques and Muslim communities do a lot to help those worse off than them, regardless of whether they are Muslim. ...
  • parsonstreet's Avatar
    Has it been acknowledged to be a hoax or just a failed prediction? The point is that it is a counter example to any "technology getting malevolent or out of control" thesis. I think if technology does get out of control it will be due to human neglect...
  • Fork Me's Avatar
    Islam doesn't call for that. As I pointed out (and you ignored) the Koran actually states, in more than one place, that Jews and Christians should be treated with respect and allowed to follow their religions.
  • parsonstreet's Avatar
    The reason I am doubting computer consciousness is precisely this issue of what computation or mechanism has to do with sentience. I think if mechanism and computation are not realistic candidates for an explanation of consciousness then we needn't waste...
  • Fork Me's Avatar
    Yes. Then you haven't been looking.
  • parsonstreet's Avatar
    There is a difference between presuming and giving the benefit of the doubt imo. I think we treat other humans and animals as if they might have mental states analogous to us because if they did have mental states like us they could be harmed by...
  • Memnoch's Avatar
    I was very clear... with the exception of solipsists, we presume each other to be sentient because we behave as if we are. I didn't imply that we presume our own sentience, in fact I referenced a post in which I stated categorically that I know my sentience...
  • Memnoch's Avatar
    Every fried chicken shop in the UK has a collection tin to train and equip terrorists build a mosque, but you won't see muslim charities helping non-muslims because the koran forbids it.
  • parsonstreet's Avatar
    I have immediate subjective first person access to my mental states so I don't need to presume my sentience. I still don't see what computation has to do with sentience though. From what I remember computation is not a rigidly defined term. It is...
  • Memnoch's Avatar
    What does that have to with AI? No one suggested that machines would be confused by the date because they were self-aware, and in the event it never happened anyway. It was a hoax perpetrated by the software community so they could make a quick fortune...
  • Chris Mitchell's Avatar
    https://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/
  • Memnoch's Avatar
    Perhaps not, but you probably expect people to presume sentience from your behaviours. If, based on your behaviours, I presume you to be awake, then in the absence of a counterargument, shouldn't I also presume it on the part of something that behaves like...
  • parsonstreet's Avatar
    On the topic of rogue AI remember the continuous hype about the Y2k bug that was speculated to wreak havoc and planes were going to fall out of the sky.
  • parsonstreet's Avatar
    I don't think you can deduce sentience from any behaviours. I am not sure what behaviour a computer could exhibit that would in the future lead you to believe it was sentient. I am far from an expert on the subject but I believe that however sophisticated...
  • superwoman's Avatar
    Very true, I despair of many of todays "youngsters". I'm so glad that I am of a generation that can survive without assistance from some form of technology.
  • Scrotnig's Avatar
    Math? Perhaps they mean maths.
  • superwoman's Avatar
    superwoman replied to the thread Wise Owls in Talk & Chat
    https://www.facebook.com/boredpanda/videos/10156923016164252/ Stupid owl
  • Memnoch's Avatar
    There is no mention in the article linked to that security staff became in any way involved. A stupid person left the plane because she was an idiot. A man expressed concern for the idiot because the idiot had claimed she was ill before leaving the plane. The...
  • Memnoch's Avatar
    That's right, I can't, but governments can if they have the guts.
  • Memnoch's Avatar
    OK, if what you say is true then it's a valid point and for the sake of consistency I will similarly condemn any other religion which calls for the conversion by force or failing that the enslavement or extermination of all who do not submit. Care to name...
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