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Comment: Re:No self driving trains? (Score 1) 392

Interestingly, autonomous vehicles follow that same rule. They will break the speed limit when the flow of traffic is. So in theory if you go to pass a bunch of them, they would speed up to account for your disproportionate speed. Sounds like a fun experiment: can you govern a flock of autonomous cars by altering your speed? Program them to go north in the summer and crap on other cars and we have the AI equivalent of birds.

Comment: Re:No self driving trains? (Score 2) 392

All available sources for collecting data should be used to help enforce safety.

Brilliant! Lets turn the entire country into Camden NJ. Not to beat a great quote to death: They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Your whole post really shows a naivety of power, corruption and human nature.

Comment: Re:No self driving trains? (Score 1) 392

Traffic authorities? As autonomous vehicles increase, traffic cops will decrease.

Besides if we let the government collect all autonomous vehicle data, we are in for some serious trouble. If they use that power to enforce something as frivolous as traffic violations then we have really f***ed ourselves over.

Comment: Re:Affirmative Action (Score 1) 527

by Shortguy881 (#49717899) Attached to: Harvard Hit With Racial Bias Complaint
Racist or not, there is a valid question brought up by Chas: at what point do we end AA? Is it when we get a black president? Is it when 40% of CEO's and small business owners are minorities? Or when 50% of Ivy League enrollment is minorities? Where is the line drawn where we can say success?

Sadly, AA isn't about equality. By its very definition, it is racist. If you want races to be treated equally, you need to start dismantlement legislation that treats them differently. We've legally re-segregated races in this country. We need to get rid of programs like AA and tackle the real issues of poverty and income equality.

Even worse, because of this sentiment, I'll probably be labeled as a racist by some people on here.

Comment: Re:No self driving trains? (Score 2) 392

But imagine driving after all the idiots who ride in the fast lane, going 10 under the speed limit, swerving because they are texting, are off the road in self driving cars. It will be some time before self driving cars are mandatory. I'll relish in those years where I can drive like a mad man and all those self driving cars will part like the red sea.

Comment: Re:News? (Score 5, Insightful) 425

by Shortguy881 (#49620549) Attached to: The Programming Talent Myth
A downward slope would just be non-normalized data. If there are a lot of bad ones, bad just becomes the mean. Programming talent, like most things, probably falls neatly into a bell curve.

The U curve the article is referring to is a bimodel distribution, which is rare even in nature. It occurs for something like a disease that effects immune compromised people. Thus the age distribution of infected would be the very old and very young.

How come financial advisors never seem to be as wealthy as they claim they'll make you?