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Comment: Re:Too bad the US is so legalistic (Score 1) 113

That would be pretty fucked up if the military and academic networks had nothing to do with it. I guess that's why international diplomacy is usually steered away from vigilantism, and those nations who engage in vigilantism are treated with a certain level of disdain...

Comment: Re:Github is scary for critical code (Score 5, Insightful) 113

You put your local github repo on some server, and then have it push its updates to Github. Should anything happen to that server, you can use Github to get a copy. The chances of Github and your local server losing your data is clearly much lower than either on its own, hence it making sense. Or just hate on Github because you are scared and don't understand stuff. Whatever's easier.

Comment: Re:MY data in AMAZON's cloud ?? (Score 2) 121

by dave420 (#49354369) Attached to: Amazon Announces Unlimited Cloud Storage Plans
It's not really your own cloud, just a centralised bunch of disks with a poor backup system. Getting your data from Amazon is easy, obviously, as that's the whole point. I've been using them for years and never had problems in that regard. Couple that with encryption, and you can take the benefits of Amazon's system (low cost, geographical spread, high availability, high speeds) without the down-sides. You can also couple Amazon's offerings with their virtual machines, something you can't do with your attempt of a cloud.

Comment: Re:That ethical challenge is nil (Score 1) 176

by dave420 (#49354185) Attached to: German Auto Firms Face Roadblock In Testing Driverless Car Software
I'd rather call you a sick fuck for driving beyond the range of your vision and braking, as that's endangering your family every single time you drive them. A safe driver would never voluntarily get in a position where they have to make such decisions - they'd give themselves enough distance to brake for anything that might happen. Where did you learn to drive? They didn't teach you too well.

Comment: Re:Biggest issue is still liability (Score 1) 176

by dave420 (#49354063) Attached to: German Auto Firms Face Roadblock In Testing Driverless Car Software
The computer is in a very good position to know when those components develop faults, as it knows with far greater precision when it takes more effort/time to perform some function (turning, braking, accelerating, etc.). Monitoring the other components is also trivial, and a computer can do a much better job than a human.

Comment: Re:Millionaire Celebrity Thug and Bigot Dismissed (Score 1) 635

by dave420 (#49353811) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear
They banged on about Mexico, and then got contacted by the Mexican ambassador who demanded to know why they decided to blurt out clearly untrue, decades-old clichés of lazy poncho-clad Mexicans under sombreros and food which tastes like vomit with cheese. It was quite a famous incident.

Comment: Re:Millionaire Celebrity Thug and Bigot Dismissed (Score 1) 635

by dave420 (#49353799) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear
He did say it. He admitted it. He chose to say it, knowing full well what a shit-storm it would cause. The problem is it was being paid for by the BBC (regardless of whether it was aired or not), and in front of a public audience. He takes their money, he has to abide by their rules. Simple as. It's harmful to his paymasters because they have an image to uphold, one backed by a royal charter.

Comment: Re:Would not have happened this way in the US. (Score 1) 635

by dave420 (#49353777) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear
Because your explanations are nonsensical. Clarkson created a rude, offensive persona in order to raise his profile and add edge to the show. He's been pushing at the envelope of acceptable behaviour for someone in his position (not a satirist or comedian, simply someone reviewing cars), by making racist jokes and other base attempts to get laughs and stir the pot. Then he goes and hits someone because he couldn't have steak and chips, and gets fired. Then people like you try and explain away his obvious behaviour (cultivating said image) as if it didn't happen or was somehow blown out of proportion (even when JC himself admitted it happened and was wrong). That's what's trollish - your desperate attempt to pervert the truth in order to maintain your crush on JC.

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