We already have them. Modern tractors have GPS guidance to spray pesticides or herbicides or harvest crops essentially automatically. The driver is more or less just watching out in case something goes wrong.
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Not quite, you can get payout of 100.7% if you pick the right machine and strategy. Add on comps and free drinks, and you can end up well ahead. Not my idea of a good time, but some people love that.
video poker where if you play perfectly, you can expect a small profit over time.
Perfect strategy in video poker is actually counter to how most people would play - it often means throwing away a winning, but low paying hand for a chance at a higher payout.
There's a big difference - even on a computerized plane, all the inputs come from somewhere aboard the plane. You can't log in and tell it to bomb somewhere else. Drones are remotely controlled by design.
No, there's actually a documented history of names being used for other purposes. This kind of thing has been going on for over a decade. FordReallySucks.com is all about the quest of big companies to squelch critical sites that use their name.
In a democracy, you can't get away with having a small minority with all the knowledge. The whole population needs to be informed enough to do basic math and critical thinking. A basic grasp of statistics, algebra, and how to do a budget would make a huge difference in the ability to evaluate what politicians say and have a well-functioning democracy. If you can't decide for yourself, the facts just become another political football with competing claims.
Also, the UK uses significantly different reporting standards. If you compare on homicide, the rate is lower.
What makes you think the causation goes the way you suggest? Generally places with strict gun control do it in response to crime, rather than crime rising in response to gun control.
Wow, this is a really hostile, cynical, and destructive attitude.
Seriously, you're blaming these people for engaging in a private activity that's fairly common? And you're saying this is some "weirdness" on their part? 1/3rd of teens have sent naked pictures to each other. Millions of people participate in everything from sending some cheesecake to a significant other to posting pictures publicly. You've never written an email or text message with personal information, or taken a risque photo, or engaged in some activity that you would prefer not being broadcast to the public?
I thought Slashdot was all about privacy rights, and protesting the abuses of email companies that would fold to the government, or social networks that would track without your consent. Suddenly, the victim of a privacy violation is the one at fault?
They don't lose their right to have private lives, and they aren't all cynical publicity-hounds. They've got their public lives, and they've got their private lives, just like the rest of us. They weren't 'leaking' a sex tape for the publicity, they were violated by someone who preyed on them. We all go to the bathroom sometimes, but it doesn't mean we were asking to have pictures of it posted to the web.
Individual voter fraud is extremely rare. The sort of fraud that would be prevented by photo ID is almost nonexistent. On the other hand, the requirement to obtain a photo ID excludes a nontrivial percentage of the population, and creates an additional burden that falls disproportionately on poor and/or nonwhite voters. Voters who usually vote democratic, making this a partisan issue.
Much more likely than fraud by individuals is a systematic effort to exclude voters unlikely to vote for your party, and the usage of methods to purge legitimate voters from the rolls, add additional hurdles (the modern poll test), or gerrymander districts so voting doesn't work at all.
It's not a "special interest" to want democracy to work for everyone, not just the well off.
There are actually some copyleft licenses intended to address exactly this situation. The Affero GPL is one. It adds a provision that "requires that the complete source code be made available to any network user of the AGPL-licensed work, typically a Web application."
how many foreign bases the US has.
This comment is currently marked (Score:2, Redundant). I like to think that's a commentary on the bases.
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This research was published in July and presented at Defcon in august. The original Wired story is here.