It doesn't have to just beat the fallibility ratings of most humans though. It really needs to make less mistakes than, say, the top 1% of advanced defensive drivers to be acceptable.
If you believe you are a skilled driver and you make a mistake, I'm willing to bet you'll still come to terms with the mistake (and you can learn from it) much better than if you bought a self driving car and it makes a mistake that you know you wouldn't have.
Any mistakes a self driving car makes will cause media outrage anyway.
Also there are some driving Kobyashi Marus where whichever choice the algorithm takes, the driver is going to think it took the wrong one.
Also driving style is a very personal thing and there are arguably driving ethics. For example it's often taught not to brake or swerve for small animals but I'm sure millions of drivers will be disgusted if the self driving cars are coded to splatter the poor creatures on an empty road with clear visibilty at 30mph. Has this issue ever been addressed by the way? I've not heard it mentioned before.
In the short term the "powerful people" are a problem too though as they keep the land and property prices propped up and encourage the population growth and competition. In the long term it will increase with or without them though.
Shouldn't the phrasing rather be something like "You can ask the frog one question, but every second day it lies, and every second day it tells the truth."
Now it is possible, but non-trivial, to formulate a question that tells you which door to use. (But not if the Frog is dead, though.)
I'd ask the frog "If yesterday I had asked you behind which door are the Riches and Power, what would you have said?" and then go through the opposite door.
Fuck beta as well.
Less bandwidth intensive images.
The old comment system.
P.S. Beta sucks!
Thanks very much for responding, Soulskill. I'm pleasantly surprised.
The one thing I can't get my head round is this obsession with increasing whitespace on new sites. I'm assuming it's connected with wanting to space out things people want to click on with their fat fingers on a small touch screen, but just increasing the size of buttons and links should do that.
I noticed even the current (classic) Slashdot site got its whitespace cranked up a lot a little while back, (I think it was sometime last year) around when the icons got redesigned, and people bitched about that even then.
Yes, I'm aware I'm not submitting this feedback through the proper channels. I guess you can put that down to a combination of cynicism, laziness and rebellious protest. I really feel it's something of a lost cause. This is the way the whole web is going.
Having said that it makes ME wonder how something created digitally would sound on vinyl!!
Don't you realise there's a whole LOAD of electronic music on vinyl? What do you think DJs in clubs were using? Some choose to do it without the vinyl now but it's still been the definitive medium for underground dance singles.