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Comment: Re:better idea (Score 1) 165

by Wootery (#49459541) Attached to: UN To Debate Lethal Autonomous Weapons

You're seriously saying that there's nothing to discuss here, then? Seriously?

Heh, you think fully autonomous weapons are going to come before the end of war?

I don't care about 'fully'. In the short term, I care about the technology that's already at our fingertips: a robot with a machine-gun that is able to assess a situation and then 'decide' (without human intervention) to shoot the people it deems to be the enemy.

Do you count landmines as fully autonomous?

Interesting example. In a sense, yes, I guess so. The problems with landmines arise precisely because they make poor 'decisions' to kill people, no?

Comment: Re:Nintendo "Corporate Social Responsibility": (Score 1) 100

by Wootery (#49385681) Attached to: Mario 64 Remake Receives a DMCA Complaint From Nintendo

What legal precedent do they set if they allow a guy to just flat out reimplement their game?

Actually, none. Copyrights aren't compromised by allowing infringements (unlike trademarks).

I agree with your other points though. Nintendo's position is reasonable. (Ignoring the copyright-duration debate, which is a separate issue.)

This isn't the first time we've seen this sort of response. Both fan remake projects of Chrono Trigger received Cease and Desist letters.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten