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Comment: Re: What an Embarrassingly Vapid Article (Score 1) 477

This is actually the oppisite of what you propose. I present the argument that on the road now there are near zero unmanned cars. Automated cars will increase this number by some ammount once its legal for a car to operate with out a driver and work as a taxi service as you propose. So Automated cars can only increase the number of empty ones driving around.

Now if the total number of empty cars + populated cars is currently manned cars we wont know for sometime.

Comment: Re:Okay - stop... just fucking stop. (Score 1) 136

by IgnitusBoyone (#49387889) Attached to: It's Time To Open Your Eyes

I'm actually surprised at all the negative post. Everyone of these stories is a chance for us to discuss our fav books or if people want to have a hey day making in-reference post. I've thought several of the point spins were pretty humerious. I haven't had time to post on each story, but I think the blatent day off this April was a better approach then previous years.

Most of the negitive post should just stop giving Slashdot Money by viewing the ads for the day. Instead they insist on making noise which really doesn't discourage this from occuring next year.

Comment: Shadows loom over the empire. (Score 1) 72

by IgnitusBoyone (#49387859) Attached to: Military Caught Training Children To Fight

I have to say I saw this even't going a different direction. Given our long history of mechanical engagment I thought we would be creating an army of mechonized infuntry, but based on recent accords I think all hope of a deathless war is lost. And with the new advocacy groups giving AIs more rights then humans we are left with only one choice. Children at war.

Comment: Remeber the canidate is nervous. (Score 1) 809

by IgnitusBoyone (#49049525) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Portion of Developers Are Bad At What They Do?

I normally hire two classes of people. Rank and file and Leads. My leads typically have to be experts in a given field as they will be making decisions and driving future direction in the project, but my rank and file I just want basic aptitude and interest. I find I get more out of learning about a candidate when ask where he falls on the EMACS vs VI war then anything else. The average candidate is so nervous at an interview they over analyses everything and just plain forget basic information they know. I've seen basic graphics guys forget what a corss-product was then perfectly explain how to calculate a normal map given an arbitrary height-map. These types of mistakes are typically owned up to nervousness.

Now for team leads you need to be very specific on your requirements and they better be able to present a portfolio of prior work. I let the candidate lead on descriptions of what they have done in the past and then ask detailed questions as they come up on more specific implementations. I need to know that the candidate is not only competent, but can relate his work and needs to people who will be under him. If he can communicate about specific solutions he has worked on in the past then he will be unable to clarify system requirements to subordinates. One in every three candidates will try not to talk about specifics due to trade secrets. I normally take this as an attempt to skirt a lack of experience so I then ask hypothetical about a similar system I can relate there work to. I'm satisfied if the response is relevant to my scenario or if the candidate can explain in detail why its different then his previous work, but if he doesn't answer the question then we know he has exaggerated on his resume.

Others, might have different methods, but I find you really don't learn about someones aptitude until they work for you. Its almost impossible to determine if people are professional, punctual, or motivated from an interview since almost every answer is rehearsed and a lye to try and get employment. So, I try to make reasonable evaluations on qualifications and pick people that will fit well with the team. If the guy did lie we will find out soon enough and he will be interviewing again soon after.

Comment: What do people think the Cloud is? (Score 1) 309

Android and iOS do the same thing. Natural Language Processing is difficult so its done in the cloud most of the time. I don't care if the recordings go to 2nd Party or 3rd Party having cloud based LNP on any device is a security risk. I would expect this disclaimer to come on every smart device that requires a net connection to function.

+ - Microsoft closes '19-year-old' vulnerability with emergency patch->

Submitted by IgnitusBoyone
IgnitusBoyone (840214) writes "Given recent discussions on bash and openssl it seemed that many of our fellow posters ignored that long term vulnerabilities exist in all software open or closed. The main difference in open vs closed source seems to be the length at which the development teams can keep zero-day bugs secret. One wonders if it is better to keep these zero-day vulnerabilities secret for long periods of time making things like the Struxnet virus possible or if open acknowledgment and rapid response is the preferred method as we saw with shell shock."
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