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Comment: Hero? A stupid one... (Score 1) 686 686

I think he tried to do the right thing, but I sincerely believe that he did the wrong thing. Truth is relative and anyone who didn't always know that the SPY agency was SPYING probably shouldn't know it now either. Oh and he went to Russia, then told world leaders their phones were tapped. As if the US was the only one doing any of this... If you want to change the system, you have to play by the existing rules, otherwise you are just a cheater.

Comment: good idea, but... (Score 1) 732 732

no computer system should be able to 'apply the brakes', if anything they should only, and in the most restrictive sense possible, be able to disallow further acceleration. And when the system is in doubt or fails, it must ALWAYS default to doing absolutely nothing. Big brother my ass though, if it is illegal to speed, it makes sense that it shouldn't be possible for cars to speed. Such a feature should be on e default but should also be easily bypassed by the vehicle's owner. No fixed system can take into account unknown circumstances and as such this should be easily opt-out-able. I think most sensible people will opt-in though...

Comment: Re:The emperor has no clothes (Score 1) 526 526

He's not a King, he is the president and works with thousands of public servants to provide the service the government does... It sounds so strange when people call him by name, as if he was the only person in Washington responsible for anything.

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.

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