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Comment: Re:Do pilots still need licenses? (Score 1) 40

by IamTheRealMike (#49185845) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?

Do pilots still need licenses in the age of autopilot? Well yes because machines aren't infallible.

Not quite. It's "yes" because most people would be unable to get over their fear of flying in an entirely autonomous plane, not because we need heroic pilots to override the computer when things go wrong.

Consider that about half of all aviation accidents are traced to pilot error. The percentage of crashes caused by autopilot error is zero.

Comment: Re:They still don't get it (Score 1) 295

I have a feeling they're not talking literally, ie they're not presenting a UI for desktops that's touch based, or a UI for phones that's WIMP based. I'd assume it's more "If you have a feature available in one place, unless it's totally irrelevent, it'll appear in the other."

Comment: Re:Anybody actually looking? (Score 1) 155

by jandrese (#49181727) Attached to: One Year Later, We're No Closer To Finding MtGox's Missing Millions
It's like they set the system up to allow the Bitcoins to be stolen. There is a bit of Poe's law here where you can never tell if a Bitcoin site operator is merely incompetent or actually a scammer. That and there is always a better scammer out there preying on the scammers. Even Ross Ulbrict got scammed for more than a million dollars worth of Bitcoins.

Comment: Anybody actually looking? (Score 2) 155

by jandrese (#49181197) Attached to: One Year Later, We're No Closer To Finding MtGox's Missing Millions
Is there anybody with real authority actually looking for this? As far as the government is concerned someone might as well have stolen all of the WoW Gold or Eve ISK. Pretty much everybody else doesn't have the means or expertise to actually do the real world search. Somebody has a huge fat wallet that they're going to tumble over the months and eventually cash out and unless they screw something up there's not much chance of being caught.

Comment: Re:Yes, and? (Score 1) 155

by jandrese (#49181173) Attached to: One Year Later, We're No Closer To Finding MtGox's Missing Millions
Well that may have been true in the past. But this time is totally different. Sign up for the new exchange today!

It is depressing how many times people will fall for the same scam over and over again. Already we have heard of new exchanges "safer than ever" and people are lining up to put their money into them on the faint hope that it isn't a scam yet again.

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