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Comment: Haven't we seen this before? (Score 2, Insightful) 95

by LostCluster (#39889519) Attached to: Mars Rover Turns Up Evidence Of Water

Mars probes typically return this kind of water on Mars data every few years or so. The problem is, it's nowhere close to the water level found on Earth and therefore it's ability to support any form of life is quite low. I'm not sure how newsworthy this is. It doesn't make much sense to me.

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Comment: Sorry, human intervention required (Score 4, Insightful) 157

by LostCluster (#39770573) Attached to: How Good Are Robo-Graders?

I don't think auto-graders are a good idea. Where is the information exchange between student and teachers? Teachers need to read student essays not just to assign the grade, but to exchange knowledge with their students Opinions and comments should be two-sided exchanges, if students are writing things that aren't going to be read, how does that work?

Comment: Warning: Concusing use of "Black Box" (Score 3, Interesting) 628

Black Boxes are typically things that scare Slashdot. We don't know how they work, as compared to a documented "white box" solution.

This definition of a "Black Box" is different. It's an event data recorder, meant to be like the orange devices found at airplane crash sites designed to let everybody know the status of the vehicle before it crashed. No big privacy change because most cars already have one, it's just a law change that requires there be standards,. rules, and such for these things in the future.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.