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Comment: Questionable?? (Score 1) 150

"it's questionable whether or not it's actual gameplay or just pre-rendered cut scenes from the game engine. Either way, it's still pretty impressive."

Uh, I don't think it's questionable at all. This 100% looks like pre-rendered in engine footage. Just because they say it's in engine graphics doesn't mean it's real-time. While I'd love it if this looked this good there is just no way I'm buying it right now.

Comment: Re:Highway vs Surface Streets (Score 1) 258

by EvilSS (#49407919) Attached to: A Robo-Car Just Drove Across the Country

It seems that every week there is another headline trumpeting the imminence of self-driving cars. However, when I read articles written by researchers in this field, I get the impression that self driving cars are going to be here sometime between 10 years and never. I think the disconnect is that any car that drives itself will do so on the freeway, but a human will have to drive it on the surface streets.

I don't think never, but I'd guess 10 years at the very, very earliest. However the technology will mature and it will become standard in the not too distant future, and probably mandated some time after that, most likely starting in Europe and eventually North America.

Comment: Re:Will robots become the new ignition interlock? (Score 1) 258

by EvilSS (#49407909) Attached to: A Robo-Car Just Drove Across the Country

Imagine committing a serious dui offense and being assigned an automated assist system that will only take you to and from work, with a possible ration of once a week trips to the grocery store etc.

They could do this today with GPS, and probably do. Who the hell knows (I haven't had a DUI in, oh, this lifetime). If you deviate from your allowed route it could shut the car down, or just call the cops when you stop to come scoop you up for a violation. If the driver is still required to not be drunk then the traditional interlock is also going to be required as well to make sure they are not supervising an automated vehicle while intoxicated.

Comment: Re:No it's not a medical device (Score 1) 47

by EvilSS (#49348923) Attached to: Is the Apple Watch a Useful Medical Device? (Video)

Medical devices are very stringently regulated by the FDA. The Apple Watch is a consumer device, end of discussion ... unless Apple applies to the FDA for approval of the device including it's manufacturing process and locations.

This. And I think this is one reason the Apple Watch was so underwhelming in the sensor department when it was announced. If Apple, or anyone for that matter, wants to really make their smart watches useful for medical applications they are going to have to navigate the FDA. That's a very expensive, slow, and cumbersome route to navigate.

Comment: Re:Instead of a 6 hour flight? (Score 1) 226

by EvilSS (#49344763) Attached to: Russian Official Proposes Road That Could Connect London To NYC

Someone is going to drive 3/4 of the way around the world to avoid a 6 hour flight? Very efficient.

Sometimes it's not about the destination, but the journey. If I was back in my late teens or early 20's this would make for an epic road trip. However I think the bigger potential is for international shipping and not really long commutes. I'm sure this (like all of his past plans for this link) includes a rail line as well. Add in some "road-trains" like they use in Australia and it would make a decent alternative to ship based transport for goods coming out of China.

Still though, this is all just talk. This guy throws this idea out every couple of years and nothing ever comes of it.

Comment: Re:completely irrelevant (Score 1) 116

by EvilSS (#49180951) Attached to: NVIDIA Announces SHIELD Game Console

Dear Nvidia I don't want a console. I have an ultra-fast system that plays games, has wide compatibility, can hook up to a TV wirelessles or via HDMI, can surf the web, run netflix, watch live TV, etc. It's called my PC and it's faster. I also have no interest in using joysticks to control anything ever. Sincerely, everyone

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