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Comment: Re:A limit is a limit (Score 1) 475

by Lazere (#47707247) Attached to: Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

True, but that's not the situation I'm dealing with on a daily basis. Most of the time, I deal with semis that go inconsistent slow speeds on a two lane highway. That gets worse if it's windy out, as it frequently is. I run greater risks if i stay behind the semi or pass it at the speed limit than if i just speed up and blow by it as quickly as possible. That's where I need to be above the speed limit.

Comment: Re:A limit is a limit (Score 1) 475

by Lazere (#47706479) Attached to: Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

Yep, couldn't have said it better myself. In Kansas, there's not a whole lot of urban areas to be found, so most of my driving is on nasty two lane highways. When a semi is going 5 under, you speed up to 10 over and blow by them. This keeps the semi from sliding into you and it also keeps anything in the oncoming lane from hitting you too. Win-win.

Comment: Re:This is just evil. (Score 1) 166

by Lazere (#47681571) Attached to: Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

In other words, there has to be a bug on the client that lets the web page run arbitrary code

Yep, that's called a browser. Arbitrary code is exactly what a webpage or video is. This is the exact reason driveby malware via ad networks still happens. If you have ISP level access and can inject malicious code in unencrypted pages, you win. The solution to this, from a web hosts view, is to encrypt everything.

Comment: Re:100 percent bullshit (Score 1) 200

by Lazere (#47681281) Attached to: Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

No, you used the term "slippery slope" correctly. The very premise of your slope is flawed. As a society, we've had mind altering drugs that directly stimulate our reward centers for as long as we've been a society. Nearly everyone takes some kind, but we still have an incredibly small percentage of people looking to use the harder stuff (antidepressants, ADHD drugs, street drugs). Given this history, it seems highly unlikely that we're heading toward a future of "mechanized work/play" any time soon.

Comment: Re:Fake diseases (Score 1) 200

by Lazere (#47681009) Attached to: Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Nice try. Not quite right though. It's more like:
1. We observer some people having concentration issues across the board.
2. We hypothesize disorder X with prediction Y
3. We run brain scans and find out prediction Y is right
4. We hypothesize that stimulants may work differently on these people
5. We run tests and find out that stimulants work differently on these people
6. We conclude disorder X exists and stimulants can treat it

So, back to scientific method 101 for you.

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