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Comment Re:Business and Bitcoin? What could go wrong? (Score 1) 57

this is called shooting the messenger

here is the basics of life kid:

regulations, government, often screws up. and yet it is still far far better than no regulations and no government at all

when regulators are corrupt, malfeasance or ineptitude occur, etc.: you get rid of the bad apples. you cure the sick government

but what you never ever do, unless you are a complete moron, is get rid of regulations and government. because then whatever you complained about the government doing to you, is still going to happen to you. and now you have no recourse or way to fix the injustice at all

Oh, and if you believe "there isn't a technology made by man that cannot also be broken by another man", I'd like to introduce you to modern cryptography. Both your hypothetical men will be dead and dust long before a good cypher will ever be broken.

so, moron: technological progress is frozen in time to 2015?

I've lived in a country with barely any regulation and in a country with huge amounts of regulation.

For all its wild west atmosphere, I'd take the environment where I don't need a license to fart while walking down the street.

Comment Re:How about Armenia? (Score 1) 706

Hey, Germany, does denial of the Armenian holocaust count?

If so then WTF is anyone considering Turkey for EU membership?

If not then WTF double standards anyone?

Germany was not responsible for the Armenican holocaust.

Also, by your argument, Germany should not be eligible for EU membership either because they most certainly did carry out the Holocaust.

At least Germany takes responsibility for historical actions... whereas Turkey is all about denial. I mean look at the way Turkish law protects the reputation of Ataturk! You'd almost think that he'd done something really awful given the way that Turkey squashes any mean things said about him... as if theres something to hide!

Comment Re:There's an easy solution to this problem...True (Score 1) 211

I think the TSA is an effective counterargument to your overconfidence that people will accept that risk. Requiring the removal of belts, shoes, watches, and anything steel shows the absurd lengths bureaucrats will go to when overreacting to threats, even very rare ones. I'm sure the giant corporations behind AV cars will be comparably risk averse. After all, should someone actually deliver a bomb in such a car, they could see an immediate end to their entire business, or such a severe curtailment, stockholders could lose faith and sell off.

No, the adoption of AV cars will be gradual and become easier as everyone learns their limits. Initially, the rules for their use will be stricter. As the tech and infrastructure improves, their use will broaden and more variatons will be permitted.

For instance, I'm sure children will not be able to ride unattended until the system gets a few million miles under its belt. The same is likely for unattended package delivery. All it takes is one bomb in one tunnel...

I'm sure that the USA has been very close to handing out overalls to people boarding planes and requiring everyone to remove all personal belongings for check-in and wear the provided overalls to get on the plane.

After all clothing could be disguised explosives!

Comment Re:There's an easy solution to this problem...True (Score 1) 211

In the early days of AV cars, no package deliveries will be permitted without a person riding in the car

That is knee jerk overkill. There is little evidence that there are massive numbers of domestic terrorists waiting to murder random people at the first opportunity. Anyone could do what the Tsarnaev brothers did, and with a little more brains, they could get away with it. Yet it almost never happens. Autonomous vehicles are not going to change that.

In some cultures it would take massive numbers to achieve this effect.

In cultures like the USA or UK it wouldn't even take one. All it would take is an unsubstantiated rumor that one was being planned. Thats how fearful these cultures are.

Comment Re:Hmm... (Score 1) 157

The targeted usecase is FreeNAS, and previous presentations by Jordan Hubbard made clear that he want to restructure the project to better manage daemons and configuration.

Don't expect any graphical display stuff, they are from the proprietary stuff from apple, the only things that can be imported are bits from Darwin.

Expect at some point wayland port depending on how much upstream is deep in their little linux world, but I don't think that'll come from a iXsystems. Expect maybe some graphical stuff from the lumina project, but not a complete DE like KDE, Gnome or MacOSX (more likely a nice "lightweight" Qt desktop).

Ohhhh so its going to be systemd for BSD?

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 738

Lennart Poettering's long story short: "`su` is really a broken concept

Declaring established concepts as broken so you can "fix" them.

Su is not a broken concept; it's a long well-established fundamental of BSD Unix/Linux. You need a shell with some commands to be run with additional privileges in the original user's context.

If you need a full login you invoke 'su -' or 'sudo bash -'

Deciding what a full login comprises is the shell's responsibility, not your init system's job.

Or sudo -s

Comment Re:When The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum (Score 1) 450

Subject says it all. It really is time to start taking lawyers and other bottom feeders to task. Mentally ill people should be treated for their paranoia, not have it confirmed.

And people who believe that they are something other than what they are should be treated for their delusion not given cosmetic surgery to make them look more like the thing they believe themselves to be.

Comment Re:What a great idea! (Score 2) 123

My guess is that this will be marketed towards governments to protect capital buildings from drone attacks. Just recently in Japan someone managed to fly a drone with radioactive and onto the roof of the parliament building and left it there for a week before anyone found it. There have also been other such incidents involving drones, and the white house, to which the secret service have admitted they have no way to stop. These will be far out of reach of you average Joe.

They will be obligatory if you want to have a large wedding reception in Afghanistan.

Comment Re:Psychology more scientific than cancer studies? (Score 4, Interesting) 254

Or this one from just under 2 weeks ago:

The requirement that medical researchers register in detail the methods they intend to use in their clinical trials, both to record their data as well as document their outcomes, caused a significant drop in trials producing positive results. From Nature: "The study found that in a sample of 55 large trials testing heart-disease treatments, 57% of those published before 2000 reported positive effects from the treatments. But that figure plunged to just 8% in studies that were conducted after 2000.

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. -- Christopher Lascl