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Mario Mario

  • “Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China and the U.S. faced a choice between cooperation and mutual benefit on the one side and confrontation and mutual loss on the other”

    I’m calling BS. America has been trying to cooperate, its China that has stolen our technology and intellectual property while

    “Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China and the U.S. faced a choice between cooperation and mutual benefit on the one side and confrontation and mutual loss on the other”

    I’m calling BS. America has been trying to cooperate, its China that has stolen our technology and intellectual property while protecting its own markets. Over a trillion dollars in wealth shifted from the US to China over the last 10 years. Yet America is playing by the WTO rules, but China refuses to do the same. No more theft, no more dumping, no more one sided trade imbalances. If Chinas growth slows and American GDP hits 4% in Q2 even with tariffs, China will have to come to the table.

  • As an American I can see why soccer is not as popular in my country. First, we are the sports capital of the world, we spend billions of dollars on numerous sports trying to compete for the shortening attention span of viewers. NBA, MLB, NFL, NASCAR, NHL, Tennis, Golf, and even the UFC all compete fiercely

    As an American I can see why soccer is not as popular in my country. First, we are the sports capital of the world, we spend billions of dollars on numerous sports trying to compete for the shortening attention span of viewers. NBA, MLB, NFL, NASCAR, NHL, Tennis, Golf, and even the UFC all compete fiercely for a limited number of viewers. And thats not even mentioning college sports. So MLS has to a lot competition. But in places like South America, England, and Germany there are numerous soccer organizations and typically the whole country takes pride in their team because thats their most popular sport, there is no NFL , NBA, or MLB.

    Secondly, Americans love action and high scores. So getting people to come to the stadium just to watch a draw or a 1-0 game after 90 minutes is a tough sell. Lastly, I think, most of our stadiums have been built for other venues and even if our soccer teams build their own stadium they would be happy to have 25,000 fans show up for a game. But The World Cup is a bigger draw because its like the Olympics and people want to see the international teams.

  • Well, I’m familiar with AI and I remember being a teenager. I’m also familiar with the FBI and how they share information. I don’t think this surveillance is a good idea. First, teenagers, especially boys, are growing up in a brave new world and the opportunities to explore and be active and just be

    Well, I’m familiar with AI and I remember being a teenager. I’m also familiar with the FBI and how they share information. I don’t think this surveillance is a good idea. First, teenagers, especially boys, are growing up in a brave new world and the opportunities to explore and be active and just be stupid sometimes are increasingly limited. We cant have law enforcement hovering over kids just because they have undeveloped brains.

    Secondly, AI is not a silver bullet (no pun intended) its just a tool, all it can do is mindlessly comb over mountains of data and make predictions based on patterns. There is no guarantee it will be correct without a human in the loop. Yes, its true AI can spot cancer in some cases better than a doctor but linguistic context is harder to identify if your not actually there and you don’t actually know the person your talking about. If someone types, “im going to kill you” are they speaking abstractly, as a joke, or are they serious? AI will never pick that up. Lastly, there are databases that can be created about school shooters in order to identify the most vulnerable students. The majority of shooters are male, from broken or single parent homes, and on medications that exacerbate their problems. Cruz, whose parents were both dead, was reported to the police over 25 times. He was reported to the FBI at least twice. The school knew about him. The community has a responsibility to inform and law enforcement has a responsibility to act. We don’t need 9/11 style fusion centers with no checks and balances chasing after teenagers, thats very Orwellian.

    School shootings are not random, they are actually, sadly, quite predictable. But only if human beings are actually looking at the right data.