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Comment: I wish the first company with Autodrive was BUICK (Score 1) 287

by bareman (#44893215) Attached to: Tesla Working On Autonomous Cars: Musk Wants Teslas With Auto-Pilot

Seriously. [though I'll take mod +funny too] Buick drivers (typically elderly) would benefit greatly from this technology as it would grant them improved safety and autonomy. And society as a whole would benefit as the elderly with autodrive would present fewer road hazards, and would be able to stay out of assisted living for a longer time thus helping to keep the cost of assisted living down.

And within 30 years, I'll need cars to do the driving for ME!

I can't wait.

Comment: Kill (the character of) the Messenger (Score 1) 784

by bareman (#44643671) Attached to: Bradley Manning Wants To Live As a Woman

Yes, we should all focus on really important things like Bradley's gender identity and not wasting any more time on all that trivial information about what the government is doing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contents_of_the_United_States_diplomatic_cables_leak

Good to see priorities are in order.

Comment: Re:Don't bet on it. (Score 1) 1226

by bareman (#40143077) Attached to: Debate Over Evolution Will Soon Be History, Says Leakey

I think there is a common failure to understand how belief works. You've used the word "choose" in regards to belief as though belief were a matter of volition. I do not believe that the process of belief works like that. I think it is an involuntary process.

Perhaps a better understanding of the process of belief would help us to correct errant beliefs?

Comment: Re:In other news... (Score 1) 273

by bareman (#39507575) Attached to: Blind Man Test Drives Google's Autonomous Car

"Human Level AI"? Humans aren't exactly doing a wonderful job out there on the streets.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if the current autonomous systems are already safer than human drivers. Are they going to be infallible? No. But we need to compare the overall safety rates of computer controlled vehicles vs. human controlled vehicles and see what is better.

Comment: Re:And nothing about rape in it? (Score 1) 341

by bareman (#37990572) Attached to: Scott Adams Proposes a Fourth Branch of Government

"You're an idiot"

"You're just another jerk trying to use an ad hominem attack instead of presenting a valid argument."

I'm confused. Are you arguing in favor of or in opposition to ad hominem attack???

And, is it you Scotty? Since we know Scott's not at all averse to using pseudonyms to attack his critics:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/demotion-dilbert-continues-no-comic-relief-creator-172503679.html

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