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Comment: Re:Yes. What do you lose? But talk to lawyer first (Score 1, Funny) 508

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#49192553) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens?

Once you renounce citizenship, I don't think the united states will let you back in, I'm not entirely sure but I believe that is the case.

It's like prison, that way. You have to commit the crime again and be re-convicted, to be admitted back to the circle of convicts.


Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car? 343

Posted by samzenpus
from the easy-driver dept.
agent elevator writes Not as strange a question as it seems, writes Mark Harris at IEEE Spectrum : "Self-driving cars promise a future where you can watch television, sip cocktails, or snooze all the way home. But what happens when something goes wrong? Today's drivers have not been taught how to cope with runaway acceleration, unexpected braking, or a car that wants to steer into a wall." The California DMV is considering something that would be similar to requirements for robocar test-driver training." Hallie Siegel points out this article arguing that we need to be careful about how many rules we make for self-driving cars before they become common. Governments and lawmakers across the world are debating how to best regulate autonomous cars, both for testing, and for operation. Robocar expert Brad Templeton argues that that there is a danger that regulations might be drafted long before the shape of the first commercial deployments of the technology take place.

Comment: Saaaaayyyy whaaaaat????? (Score 1) 128

by sgt_doom (#49181969) Attached to: Schneier: Either Everyone Is Cyber-secure Or No One Is
Commenter claims: . We often forget that the NSA has two missions, and they are exactly the two things that Bruce argues cannot co-exist: To secure the computing infrastructure of the US against foreign espionage, and to provide espionage on foreign communication.

Had you ever worked at the NSA, or served in military intelligence, you would know better, as their two missions are financial intelligence acquisition for the money masters, and command-and-control of the populace. Sometime you might study the history of who founded the American intelligence establishment, or else peruse the three chapters on the Kennedy administration in Richard Parker's outstanding biography of John Kenneth Galbraith.

Comment: Trovicor Monitoring Center (Score 1) 128

by sgt_doom (#49181943) Attached to: Schneier: Either Everyone Is Cyber-secure Or No One Is
also uses DPI (packet injection) and is supposed to be the state-of-the-art full-spectrum intelligence platform: it will allow one to intercept an email, alter and forward it unknown to either the addressor or addressee, with a new meeting time and place, and then dispatch either an extreme rendition, or kill team, to the rendezvous point. Ain't life grand?


Comment: Re:thoughts (Score 1) 10

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#49180875) Attached to: I owe Bill Dog continuation, Prius Hack ideas

Yes. Of course, I bought mine second hand- I let the first owner pay for their "clever programming".

I do note that many of my wished for hacks *did* eventually appear, in the 2012 model year, with a variety of body types.

And that we're now down to about $3000 for the plug in and additional battery capacity modification. Parts anyway, labor extra.

How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work.