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Comment Re:It'll devolve. (Score 2) 85

Way 1: Don't resolve the main plot in the pilot. Basically, they'd need to stretch the entire move out over a 3-5 season arc, more like Babylon-5 than like Trek. A lot of modern shows are doing this. The only issue is that it tends to make the series feel really slow and boring if you don't throw some other little things in there to resolve. There's only so much foreplay a guy will sit through...

I take it you didn't watch any of the DS9, especially the later season, I'll argue that it was the best written Trek series.

Comment Re:Police state San Jose (Score 0) 258

Looking at the numbers from the San Jose police website, with over 7000 cars stolen a year, I really can't blame them for trying this. If they are just scanning cars that are visible from the street and alleys, then I can't really argue that this system would be that invasive.

Comment Re:Privacy is dead. (Score 1) 316

I actually agree with the first AC, there is no such a thing as complete privacy. I agree that I don't want to live in some 1984 type of world where the government knows all my thoughts or what ever. But I'm a realist and there is almost no amount of off the grid that you can go as to get real privacy, the only way for that to happen is if you were the last person on the planet. It should be viewed more as keeping the freedom to do what we want, because let's face it, there is not a computer system made, that isn't hack-able, so someone can always find out what you are up to. You can use as much encrypton as you want, but some will eventually break it.

Comment People are spoiled now (Score 4, Insightful) 145

We have these devices in our pockets that connect us with the rest of the world instantaneously, the vast majority of people expect because they pay some kind of amount ever month that these things are supposed to work flawlessly every single time. This kind of thing was mind boggling a generation ago, even up until a few years ago if you wanted to be sure something got done, you had to talk to someone on the other end of the phone line, a delivery will be made, a bank account opened, etc. I get that younger generation grew up with pretty much instant gratification for everything, but that doesn't make it right. The technology has outpaced our ability to get used to it we basically went from sending smoke signals, to being connected to all the collective knowledge of humanity overnight, there is no wonder that people are complaining about stuff. Technology is not perfect, it will not work 100% of the time, there is not a machine built since the beginning of time that will, get over it. Very few people do not even realize what it takes to get they call to connect when it actually does work, that kind of thing was called magic a few years ago.

Comment Re:Nexus! (Score 1) 155

I can't wait for the nexus phones that will come out this year. I have a nexus 5 and i just cracked my screen pretty badly, it still works, but looks like krap. No way am I going to run out and get the 6 if a new one is coming out at the end of September or early October. Nexus phones have primarily been the best bang for your buck when getting a new android.

Comment Re:EMP and Faraday Cages [Re:Future market] (Score 1) 262

The question I have is, if the car is not running, or even if the key is out of the ignition would the car get fried? How much voltage would the EMP generate on the cars electrical systems, vs how much does it actually take to fry a car? I'm sure that would vary depending on the distance the car is from the explosion.

Comment Re:Future market (Score 1) 262

There are too many environmental protection laws now, with out sensors and other various electronics there would be no way to get those type of cars qualified under the various exhaust rules. I'm not sure you could even get such a vehicle qualified under an off road only provision either, because I know that lawn mowers, atv's and the such also have some kind of rules as to how much they pollute.

Comment No problems for me yet (Score 3, Informative) 187

I've done 2 machines, my surface tablet, which went super easy, the only issue that I noticed was I had to adjust the sensitivity for the pen. I actually like the handwriting recognition alot, I'm still getting used to it a bit, but it's very good. I've also updated a 3 year old lenovo laptop, no problems with that either, both updates went very smooth.

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 231

Actually I believe the opposite will happen, if you get a self driving car you premiums will go up for the foreseeable future. Insurance companies will say that "well your car has more electronics in it, so it's more expensive to repair in case you do have an accident." They will probably do this until there is at least 75% of car on the road that are self driving, and that won't happen for at least another 30 years.

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