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Comment: Data will get you jailed (Score 4, Interesting) 722

by almostadnsguy (#45244837) Attached to: Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You
1. Will you still be drving drunk if you have your autonomous car drive you home after a night of drinking? 2. What if you are driving link and ass and rear-end someone, will they be able to use that data against you? What if both people are at fault? 3. Who's going to absorb the liability for these cars when something unexpected breaks? The large automotives are going to drag their feet for years on self-driving cars. Their will need to be a lot of testing in real life before they mass produce any cars.

Comment: Re:One thing I've always found interesting... (Score 1) 537

Um, shopping mall shootings? I think they have them in Africa in an Islamic country even, by Islamists doing the work of god. Also, in most of those countries the men are armed. Not disarmed by our government that can't trust us to protect ourselves.

Comment: Forwarding tio the grave..... (Score 1) 217

When my dad passed away in 1997 he had a lot of debt and many many many mail-order catalogs and magazines sent to our house. It got to be quite a chore to go to the Post Office and pick up a bin of mail every few months when I was in town (I traveled a lot at that time). So I forwarded his mail from our P.O. Box to the cemetery where he was at. In our small town of ~6000 it didn't take long for me to get a call from the caretaker from the cemetery asking me to stop it. People in my family still think it's funny because they knew how much he looked forward to getting those magazines.

Comment: Re:More than 150? Seriously? (Score 1) 217

I learned it is also not a good idea to tell them that the person is dead (at least if you know/like them). My brother almost got arrested when he went to buy a new car because they thought he had stolen his own identity. I guess one of the many creditors that I had told he was dead reported that back to some credit bureau that he was dead. When the dealer ran his credit they were advised to call the police which they did and he was “detained” until he had proven that he was indeed still alive.

Comment: Healthcare is not the government's business (Score 1) 405

by almostadnsguy (#43677309) Attached to: The public sector in direst need of reform is ...
Have you seen how governments run things? Tell me one thing the government has run that is cost effective and reliable. That's what I want in health care, not what the government can mandate me to do for/with my body. Some examples: Apollo program - Reliable but not cost effective / Amtrak - Neither cost effective or very reliable (depends where you live) / Post Office - same / National Park Service - same / Congress - Don't get me started..... I've been trying to think of one thing the government does that is cost effective.

Comment: Same Here (Score 1) 150

by almostadnsguy (#42720019) Attached to: Google Now Boasts World's No. 2 and No. 3 Social Networks
I must be 3 or more of those people, I have a G-mail account for each Android device (tablet is multi-user, 1 phone is strictly for work and 1 phone is for private texts from my wife). As I recently changed services I noticed that I somehow became a G+ member just by signing up a new device. Can I really be counted as I don't participate?

+ - Ask Slashdot: Geekiest way to cook a turkey?->

Submitted by almostadnsguy
almostadnsguy (2009458) writes "There seem to be a lot of ways to cook a turkey the geekiest ones are probably out of the realm of possibility for normal geeks. However, Within the limits of normal society (or outside if you wish) what is the geekiest way to do it. The link included is to the web site of my favorite geek celebre-chef (Alton Brown)."
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Comment: Radiation Exposure? (Score 1) 210

by almostadnsguy (#39660055) Attached to: Data Center Staff Will Sleep Among the Racks For London Olympics
Aren't there health hazards associated with datacenters? The one I used to sit in was closed because of both the sound level being too high to not cause hearing loss after a few weeks working there and someone told me the "radiation" in the room was pretty high. I know that the electromagnetic noise was high because cell/pager signals were always garbled.

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