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Comment: Interesting, time for some real world tests (Score 2) 328

by Eosi (#49073185) Attached to: Federal Study: Marijuana Use Doesn't Increase Auto Crash Rates
I believe we should test this, in the real world. Get 30 to 100 people. Setup a course with fake cars and such. Have them all drive it without anything in their system. Then get them drunk and do it again. Then when they are sober, let them smoke pot, and do it again. Then once that is clear have them drink and smoke pot, and go yet again. Then for fun, do it with someone who is just smoking a cig while driving. Compare the results.

Comment: Re:One mile? (Score 1) 784

by Eosi (#48829521) Attached to: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone
Wow, in my home town, if you lived a mile or less away from the school, you had to walk to have parents transport you. I walked to school each day, as did my brother who was 7 through 10, while we lived there. Four years he walked half a mile each way. Parents now a days are going over board, as are police and CPS.

Comment: Re:you need to kill the botnets (Score 1) 312

by Eosi (#48706041) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Should We Do About the DDoS Problem?
Removing the flaws in software will help, but not stop the issue. Companies (where there are likely more bot net devices) need to actually implement security not just try to be "Compliant". Your biggest issues are stupid users and stupid companies that cut corners to get that bigger stock price or bonus. Since we cannot kill the CEO's, shut down the stock market, or kill users who install this shit, we have to find a better way to combat it.

Comment: Re: 3rd line (Score 1) 386

by Eosi (#48703423) Attached to: The One Mistake Google Keeps Making
Having worked in IT at many organizations, including 5 years at a Medical company, connected to a University, I had to deal with "beta testing" new ideas for our doctors by the Uni people all the time. While the MRI app clearly would not work, there are many ideas that would and have been tried before. Back then someone tried to use the Apache HUD tech to give a vitals display to the nurse. (Hence my suggestion). Not sure that there is one "killer app" for this tech yet, though similar tech has been used for how long in the Military?

Comment: Re:The Driverless Car - Any Day of the Week (Score 1) 386

by Eosi (#48697757) Attached to: The One Mistake Google Keeps Making
This is exactly my thought. If this existed now, I could spend time with the kids talking and helping with homework, etc. on the days where we have to go 30 miles each way to do the custody exchange. Even more so on the trips we take to see Grandma or family vacations. Not only would it save on drive time (do it at night with no need to stop at a hotel), but allow for more important things in life, like bonding with the family. Would I spend $30k on a car without all the bells and whistles? Yes, none of my current cars have all the bells and whistles, these are out of date when you get the car (still only have DVD players, not BluRay or a Hard drive bay to stream from). If I have cruise control and a FM Radio, I am good.

Comment: Re:3rd line (Score 1) 386

by Eosi (#48697419) Attached to: The One Mistake Google Keeps Making
I think its a great idea with great technology, just marketed wrong.

Google glass would work wonderful as a HUD in many applications, beyond just Military. Think of a doctor/nurse who could have stats in front of their eyes rather than on a cart behind them. Take it further and have it feed real time blood flow from an active scan, for where they are looking.

What is a Police officer, Bus driver, or other could have a camera showing whats behind the vehicle at all times, even when outside of it? How many times has a cop car been hit on the highway and the officer got lucky to survive? How about a security guard doing rounds of a building, he could get camera feeds or alarms sent to the HUD while out and about.

So the issue is not what they did or their idea, it was marketing it for the wrong places / application

Comment: Re:Bad Revamped Star Trek (Score 1) 332

Hrm, They are all about the same. Frankly the TOS movies and the reboot have much in common (Khan and one sided space battle for instance), and over all, are kinda cheesie. The series was worse, more so with TNG. The early episodes with Will Wheton where bad. Data having sex... Really? How many times did they have time loops, bubbles, or alternate time lines?

The novels are much better than any of the shows, but even then, they still have those same campie moments. Star Trek is like a day time soap, in space... "Turn in this week to see who Diana Troy is dating".,...

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