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Comment: A US soldier still decides when to shoot... (Score 1) 182

by Trip6 (#45114883) Attached to: Weaponized Robots Could Take Point In Future Military Ops
We have a rule in the US that a human must make the final call before delivering any ordinance, be it by soldier, drone, or robot. The problem is that many foreign countries that figure this out won't have this moral impediment. Yes, this is worth worrying about...

Comment: /. is a bad place for Apple feature advice (Score 2, Insightful) 262

by Trip6 (#43945189) Attached to: What Features Does iOS 7 Need?
Apple made their mark controlling and simplifying the user experience to achieve broad market appeal. /.ers will inevitably want them to go the other direction and load up the feature set, as all engineers will. Without Jobs, the engineers will get the upper hand and the feature set will expand, thus losing their broad appeal. Unless someone else comes along who can stand up to the engineers, Apple is toast.

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