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Comment: 'Dune' is in the details. (Score 1) 233 233

ive read the six Herbert Dune books several time, and while there are several over-arching themes, it's the little things that bring me back...

'Governments hate a popular leader.'
'Revenge is for children and the emotionally retarded.'
'His greatest skill is that he learned how to learn.'

So many bits of wisdom from a man that thought with purity.

+ - BBC reveals links censored by Google's Right To Be Forgotten->

Mark Wilson writes: Google's Right To Be Forgotten gives people the chance to request the removal of search results linking to pages that contain information they believe to be "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant". Google says it rejects more requests than it complies with, but there is still concern that the company is not providing enough detail about what it is doing. There have been calls for greater transparency from the company about the censorship that is taking place.

The BBC has published a list of all of the stories from its own site that have been removed from Google search results. The corporation announced that it wanted to be clear with people about which links has been deleted and plans to update the list each month. It already extends to nearly 200 entries and the BBC explains that while the stories may no longer be shown by Google, they are still available uncensored on the BBC site.

Writing on the BBC Internet blog, Neil McIntosh says that the list was important to maintain the integrity of the BBC's online archives.

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Comment: I'm waiting for the equilibrium rage. (Score 2) 74 74

At some point, there will be a significant fraction of autonomous vehicles along with human drivers. The AVs will drive the speed limit, stop at stop signs, and in general perform as the model driver would. The problem is few of the human drivers perform this way, most of us cruise at 5-10 mph over the speed limit, roll through stops, and change lanes without signalling (well, I always signal at least).

I can only imagine the uptick in accidents because of the frustrated drivers waiting on the model AVs. Those will be interesting times.

Comment: Re:I call bullshit... (Score 1) 266 266

The water is pushed thousands of feet below the water table, so if the wells are cased appropriately (which is what the report is noting) then there is very little chance of groundwater contamination.

From what I've read of the report, it was a well-done study that listed best practices and lessons learned, as well as guidance to industry to maintain safe practices. It's not always bad when government and industry work together, sometimes a real benefit is achieved.

Comment: Re:Already been burnt by the price (Score 1) 104 104

I bought a pair of Vienna Acoustics second hand, the look is part of it, but they also can handle more power than my receiver can send so I haven't heard distortion.

So much of the sound quality depends on the room, the receiver, the speaker configuration and balance. I'm barely versed on it but after a while you can hear a lot that you didn't before in your favorite tracks.

Comment: The Mayan Calendar and Leap Year (Score 2) 85 85

Just wondering if the Mayan Calendar included leap year in the translations. If not, let me see, 5126 years, divided by 4 = 1281 leap days missed, and it's been about 884 days since the 'end of the world' and experiments are on track for the next 900 days.


Comment: Re:Short version (Score 1) 80 80

I remember a Paul Harvey segment where he said the cops knew if a thief was a professional because all the drawers of a dresser would be open and empty...indicating they went from bottom to top to save time (they didn't have to close drawers to get to the open ones) and quickly pulled the clothes to get the heavy smaller stuff at the bottom.

All the simple programs have been written.