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Comment: Re:No expectation of privacy (Score 4, Insightful) 405

by Intron (#46560149) Attached to: L.A. Police: <em>All</em> Cars In L.A. Are Under Investigation

The 4th Amendment's warrant requirement only applies when there is an expectation of privacy. There is no expectation of privacy when you are out in public, nor in anything that can be investigated with plain human senses (plain view, plain smell, etc).

When operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway, there is no expectation of privacy attached to your license plate number, or your location. A police officer can follow you around all day without a warrant, and run as many checks on your plate number as he desires, and make a note of everywhere you go.

An officer does not need a warrant to listen to a conversation you have with someone at a park, nor does he need a warrant to take a sniff of whatever it is you're smoking outside your office.

You guys need to get over yourselves.

In that case, taking a video of a police officer in a public place should not be a problem.

Comment: Re:Turing? (Score 1) 294

by Intron (#46433145) Attached to: Why Robots Will Not Be Smarter Than Humans By 2029

It's so easy to see that this guy is wrong. I have a masters in IA, but anyone if a decent CS degree will agree that we made almost none true evolution in computers since day one. All we did until know is make it faster (and easier to use), but the type of problems we can solve (math wise) today is exactly the same kinds a turing machine could (in theory) solve in 1936. EVERY problem today can be simplified to a turing machine code somehow.
We are still trying to make a quantum computer, which could in theory solve some kind of problems our current computational approach can't.

Every time some guy in the IA field says that the problem is computer power, just ignore him and move on.

Actually I have a lot of respect for Industrial Arts majors.

Comment: Re:Bill specifically about Glass is a bad idea... (Score 1) 226

by Intron (#46340709) Attached to: Google Fighting Distracted Driver Laws

It is perfectly reasonable to text while stopped at a light, not so much while moving.

No, when you're stopped at a light, you should look around yourself and be aware of the situation BEFORE the light turn green.

If you just press the go pedal a split second after the green, you're throwing yourself into the unknown (are there pedestrian runnning the red? is there an ambulance comming your way? Is there a car coming fast that you know will run the red light? That kid playing with a ball, will he run to catch it if it goes in the street?)

When you drive a car, you should drive your car and nothing else!

It takes me 10 minutes longer every day to get to work because of you idiots who are texting and don't know the light is green until everyone behind you is honking.

Comment: Re:oh sure (Score 5, Insightful) 363

by Intron (#45864743) Attached to: Senator Bernie Sanders Asks NSA If Agency Is Spying On Congress

now that HE might be being spied on he suddenly cares?

Congress has constitutional protection from the executive branch, so spying on them would likely be a major problem, even if spying on the rest of us is "legal". Also, lying to Congress is frowned upon. I think this puts Alexander in a real bind if he has to sign a letter to Congress.

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder. -- James H. Boren