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Comment Re:Privacy in my pants? (Score 3, Insightful) 179 179

This is a non-issue. The summary isn't very good. The premise is if you butt dial someone, the conversation now includes the person on the other end.

An example, you are cheating on your wife. You butt dial her while talking about cheating on her with a friend. She listens in and gets upset with you. You can't sue your wife for recording the conversation and using it in divorce court.

Comment Re:The root of the problem. (Score 1) 398 398

I'm the straw man? The original post discussed an underwhelming involvement of women in this outrage over diversity in tech jobs. Its coming from politicians and CEO's and people not actually looking for tech jobs. This whole shortage of women in technology is a straw man and your argument that the numbers behind it don't matter is even more useless.

Comment Re:The root of the problem. (Score 1) 398 398

Saying women and men think the same is ignorant. Saying someone pointing out that difference is sexist is even more ignorant. Sexism is the derogatory treatment of women or men based on gender. I've never heard anyone say that helping others is a bad trait to have.

The problem you seem to have is with generalizations. Unfortunately, the human brain is incapable of not generalizing. Its the way we make sense of the world. So by your definition of sexism and racism (that the mere though that someone is different based on skin color or sex is racist or sexist), you are both racist and sexist and don't even know it. For you, me pointing out that a black man is different than a white man because of genetic mutation that increases melatonin in the skin, would be racist. To me, its just an interesting bit of science.

Comment Re:This Social Justice fad ought to be over soon. (Score 1) 398 398

It's got nothing to do with numbers? Then what is driving this movement? Do you just feel women are underrepresented in the IT workforce? How the hell do we fix that?

If you can't make a quantifiable argument for the basis of your opinion, it is irrelevant to the discussion at hand and, frankly, deters people from having a real discussion.

Comment Re:Crash Mitigation (Score 1) 549 549

Why should the car leave the relatively safe road and go off-road to prevent a collision that isn't its own fault, anyways

To reduce injury of the person in the autonomous car. A very simple solution here is to release the break and idle forward at sub-second intervals before a rear end crash. The crash will push the car forward anyways and this minor change in speed would reduce the whiplash caused to the people in the previously stationary car. We can start with low hanging fruit like this and move into better avoidance as the technology improves, like moving into a red light to avoid a crash in instances where there is no oncoming traffic.

I'd like to think that at some point these things would be able to prevent fatal crashes that would've been the other drivers fault.

Comment Re:And still the Republicans fight... (Score 3, Informative) 55 55

Having been to the facilities that track space junk, I can say you have no idea what you are talking about. They contain some of the worlds most advanced equipment.

And not that I really care much about partisan politics, but the facilities are military with year over year increasing budgets. Military spending is typically associated with the republican party.

Comment Re:Feels weird agreeing with scientologists (Score 0) 265 265

Insightful? You are a moron and this argument has no place in the discussion at hand. That's like arguing walking while intoxicated should be a DWI just like when behind the wheel of a ca,r because in both cases you are moving.

Just because someone is in a hospital or someone has Ebola, doesn't make them mentally ill, thus this law wouldn't apply anyway. Additionally, there are already laws in place regarding quarantine procedures in the case someone walks into a hospital with Ebola symptoms.

Any program which runs right is obsolete.