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This is the first step in phasing out pilots altogether and replacing us with computer programs.
Interesting thought, and I'm sure you're right. We're getting driverless cars, I guess pilotless planes are coming. We already have drones (pilotless attack aircraft), unmanned rockets, unmanned planetary rovers... I'm pretty sure there's unmanned sea vessels (anyone?) out there somewhere.
But a serious question. Is a plane safer or less safe with pilots? (Yes, I know that pilots can save the day sometimes. Other times they cause the crash. MH370 may yet be shown to be pilot suicide).
Once we know the answer to that question, we can follow the odds. Have a remote pilot able to 'log in' when something nasty happens, maybe.
I've seen professional show since, no more amateur ones. Booze and fireworks, and the casual attitude don't mix.
As for July 4 - hope it all went well for the USAns amongst us. Go 'Murica! Hope y'all had a great night, illuminating, watching or just chilling.
Source (dubious, but so is the shark number... http://paradise.docastaway.com... )
That's a good point. I think everyone being sold on Perl 6 fixing Perl 5's issues and then
I'm waiting for the Perl 7 release. Then I can really talk about the string of Perls.
(Honestly, it just popped into my head)
See, this is the thing. We let you on the last Internet we built, the one we started with 110 baud modems, and you messed it up.
So we already built a new Internet 2. It's here, it runs on 100 GB/s ports with 40 GB/s campuswide at all the top research universities.
And we're not letting you on it.
Now you can keep your spam and we'll go solve the mysteries of the universe while you post hate speech at each other over meaningless twaddle.
Pshaw. Call that an internet? Here on Internet 3 we have 10 Tb/s ports and 600 Gb/s installation-wide. And we get a headache when we have to think down to your level.
Criminals doing crimes in masks... work with me, people....
Mark you, wouldn't it be great if some malware did come from the NSA? If it's good software (according to the NSA), is it called 'palware'?
What is the suspect has multiple personalities?
I'm in two minds about that.
So I will know if someone steals my toast? there is ZERO advantage to an internet enabled toaster. Z E R O.
How about upgrades to your 'Talkie Toaster"? http://reddwarf.wikia.com/wiki...
"Given that God is infinite, and that the universe is also infinite... would you like a toasted teacake?"
"Click here to not include deimplementation of the Special toolbar"
"Select the Antivirus not to be uninstalled with this download"
and so on... it hurts me just to write it. I mean, it doesn't not make me unhappy. Or is that what I mean...
Hmm...Every so often a check box shows up to disable ads on Slashdot. I've never seen an ad on Slashdot so, of course, I didn't bother to check it. Seriously, there are ads on Slashdot?
I don't see any ads on Slashdot myself - thanks to this wonder product, Acme Ad-Blocker. Amaze your family and astound your friends. But wait, there's more...
America is vastly more democratic than Iran.
Tut now. Unless I miss my bet (and I'm not in the states, so I may will miss) you folks aren't a democracy, any more than any other country in the world. You are an elected oligarchy, in that you vote from a presented group of other citizens to have them represent your wishes, etc, within the governmental system of your country.
Of course, once elected, they're not obliged to behave according to the wishes of the people that elected them.
I suspect Iranian government is much the same - but maybe the choices of oligarchs are more