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Comment: Re:It's preposterous (Score 0) 437

by The New Guy 2.0 (#47758237) Attached to: California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

Liability law needs to be rewritten... whoever inputs the bad command should be responsible for the accident if there is one. Therefore, there must be "black box" logging telling where the command came from. If the analysts say the car control people sent the command, then they're the ones who have to pay.

Comment: Re:Not surprising (Score -1) 437

by The New Guy 2.0 (#47758209) Attached to: California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

Most "driverless car" situations involve a human with controls sitting on the other side of a radio signal connection... if the human in the car and controller in the "studio" can't match, then they're going to end up fighting over the wheel, and it'll be impossible to determine the proper angle.

Comment: Re:Wow, seriously - that is annoying (Score 2) 136

The content-sales line has been blurred beyond repair. In-text ads like this has been a dream of the ad buyers since day one of the web, and they're starting to become acceptable. It's now inappropriate to talk about a title in Amazon's collection without a hyperlink to that page, and Amazon will gladly pay on a sale of that item from a customer that comes that way.

Comment: Re:It's not going to work (Score 1) 136

I don't think it's a second currency needed as much as there needs to be an organizer for small change transactions... there's a reason why candy bars went to $1 or more, allowing a 40 cent transaction via debit card isn't profitable. PayPal's an example of such a thing, but it's reputation has been trashed in the past.

Comment: Re:I'm not sure these buttons belong to the Wash P (Score 2) 136

Slate is the national online magazine that the Post bought from Microsoft about a decade ago. So, it's a co-owned property. Seems like they programed the Post's website whenever a title is mentioned, link to the appropriate Amazon page.

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