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Comment Re:Yeah, be a man! (Score 1) 468 468

Why would someone wants to kill him in Russia right now? There is no reason for that, even the USA govt has no interest in such a thing. They don't want to make him a suffering hero or a martyr. He is no longer a threat anyway. He released all the information he had, he has no more to release and any more value to anyone. The only very thing the USA govt wants, is a trial where they can prove their point. Even the sentence is not really important here as long as they prove their point.

Comment Re: Whistle blower (Score 1) 468 468

Exactly and this is the reason he has not chance to win a trial. He is actually guilty for leaking these documents which have nothing to do with what most people credit him and admire him. He did a lot of wrongs beside the goods. So, the White House is coherent, if you, Edward Snowden believe you have not done anything wrong come back and let us have a trial to see. If you think otherwise, stay away.

Comment Re:Whistle blower (Score 1) 468 468

No, Snowden is up there with Ben Franklin and the like. People who resisted their government at the very highest levels, people who would have hanged for their activities if they'd allowed themselves to get caught.

The funny about the US is that is was founded on terrorism. It was owned by the King of England, and the terrorists rose up and defeated him. How is Snowden any different? The US govt is now playing the role of the King of England, and he is playing the great American Hero. Where are his supporters who will happily fight and die along side him? Nah too hard, what are the Kardashians up to this week?

Pretty lame comparison. The King of England was representing an absolutist regime while the current USA govt is a democratic regime, this is a huge difference. You basically defeat a democratic regime by voting. So far, the democratic regime don't want Snowden to win because there are serious drawbacks in the way he acted that jeopardize the democratic regime itself. What do you replace a democratic regime by? A totalitarian regime? You are left with no options here. You cannot defeat a democratic regime like the patriots did in 1776.

Comment Re:Amazon doesn't understand helicopters (Score 1) 91 91

I don't believe the problem here is with the aviation regulation regime, the hobby quadcopters (I hate the terminology drone because a drone can be anything remote controlled and we are actually talking about quad-,octo-copters here. Also, future quadcopters may not be remote controlled. So, talking about drones here is not really appropriate) aren't advanced enough yet to cope with any regulations that may be put in place and have the required safeguards.

What about first demonstrate the quadcopters can and may respect any regulation and it can be enforced? From this point, the aviation regulation body will be more open to not restrict the usage up to a point it is confined to specific and delimited geographic areas.

Comment Re:I have no fear of AI, but fear AI weapons (Score 1) 283 283

I diagnose a blockbusters' overdose.

Why do you think this force should be soldiers? Still thinking about humanoid robots doing the same thing humans are doing? This is pretty silly.

An autonomous weapon to be effective need to use sensors, as soon as you can trick the sensors it is no more effective.

All sensors have weaknesses.

BTW, most military defeats have nothing to do with moral rebellion within the defeated troops.

Comment Re:Prioritization vs Managers (Score 1) 362 362

Hard to remember for a human being doesn't mean it is hard to break for a computer program. The real problem is the limit on the number of characters a password can have on some sites. Limiting a password to 6 to 8 characters limits the entropy of a password, hence the requirements for special characters, non-repeating characters (in fact it reduces entropy by some security admins seems to think it is a good idea), numbers and so on.

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