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Comment: Re:It Costs Money (Score 2) 145

by geekoid (#47574261) Attached to: Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

1) Looks good on a resume
2) They have actual course to learn something instead of groping around the internet looks for some code snippet to use
3) They have a ton of reading material
4) Good publication hat aren't on google.
5) Research done by professionals
6) Contacts
7) SIGs
8) Scotch? Wait let me guess..you have a beard, and you wear a trilby.

Not that you need to join just pointing out some advantages.

You can keep getting your snippets of VB code from the internet, and I'll keep reading latest research on AI and email the actual researcher with questions.

Comment: Re:Whew. FFS... (Score 1) 63

by geekoid (#47574107) Attached to: Countries Don't Own Their Internet Domains, ICANN Says

It actually seems like it is bad thing.
IF it goes to the UN, it will the be parted to to different groups.

Going to the UN is a way to splinter the internet. So right now, the US does look like the best practical option. Unless you want different countries to dictate the rules for different parts of the internet.

Comment: Why I joined: (Score 4, Interesting) 145

by wirefarm (#47573063) Attached to: Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

I listed my membership on my résumé, along with the ACM logo.
This was 15 years ago and I was a contractor around Washington, DC, doing many short-term contracts.

Yes, it was effective.
In the course of interviews, the interviewer would often tell me that they had been meaning to join, or had heard of it, but not once that they were themselves a member. Just a little psychological advantage, I guess. This helped,too, because I never went to college.

That said, I got absolutely nothing from their articles or other content.

Comment: Re:Have they solved liability? (Score 1) 181

by geekoid (#47570257) Attached to: UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

"Are owner's responsible for every aspect of maintence now? "

Yes, and they have been for almost the entire history of the automobile.

" If I have a flat on a bald tire and someone gets hit, am I responsible now"
Yes.

"If I take it to a mechanic and they sigh off on it, are they responsible?"
If it is reasonable for you to believe them? then they will be a fault.

"
What if my driverless car runs over a nail? "
The the car will detect it's losing pressure, and pull over.

" Who's fault is it then?"
Then it's just an accident and no one is at fault. Unless the nail was left with calamitous intent

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