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Comment: Consistency (Score 1) 162

by ememisya (#49127833) Attached to: Should a Service Robot Bring an Alcoholic a Drink?
If yes, then really there are no problems. Worst case scenario, some guy gets super drunk and drives, and runs somebody over. Is he/or-anyone going to blame the robot for continuing to serve this person drinks? They would be retarded because that's like blaming the bottle opener for the reason why you're drunk.

If no, then we probably should also make sure the audio is clipped, and the car of the person automatically gets out of the drive thru line, if a morbidly obese person orders at McDonald's.

We can make the world safer!

Comment: Re:It's a vast field.... (Score 1) 809

by ememisya (#49050545) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Portion of Developers Are Bad At What They Do?
It is indeed a vast field, and yes nobody knows everything I'm pretty sure, but there is a base line I think which should be learned. I think every programmer must know all security concepts (including encryption), assembly, hardware, and C as a baseline. Yes the detailed knowledge about it pretty much obsolete practically, but what are you going to do when things break? Albeit things look very similar at most levels of abstraction (there are always loops and conditions), but you can't assume your libraries or frameworks will work perfectly, even the best people make mistakes.

On a bad day, I'd much rather have a programmer who can tell me, x package, or x component we are depending on has an issue, and this is how we fix it, than a programmer who says, "Well, that's not Java, I don't know". Consider another scenario where a person might not know why to use a statement vs. a prepared statement. This of course will be perfectly fine if you're running a closed source shop and have your own framework and language in place, but then you're hiring logisticians not programmers.

Basically a programmer is not allowed to say, "I don't know", only "I'm not sure yet".

Comment: Re:Entering? Cyborgs? (Score 1) 49

by ememisya (#48934573) Attached to: Brain Implants Get Brainier
Right, but as this technology progresses and individual neurons can be targeted for activation, it's going to raise some concerns. Such as security. You thought your cellphone had terrible security, imagine getting brain hacked.

- Hi, my computer is not working, and I have a sudden urge to wire all my saving into an offshore account.
- Did you click on that attachment we warned you about earlier today?
... silence ...
- I no click attachment...
- *sigh* I'll be right down, Steve call security until we reinstall Sharon's original brain OS.

Comment: Default No-Fly Zone List? (Score 1) 165

by ememisya (#48934391) Attached to: Drone Maker Enforces No-Fly Zone Over DC, Hijacking Malware Demonstrated
Hell yea! Now how do I add my house to this list? Can we just come up with a global "Shooo!" protocol? Upon recieving packet, mark it on the no fly zone list, or do we each individually have to fly our own drone blasting drones? If that's the case, can we just make it legal to shoot drones instead? I mean as if it wasn't annoying enough to have people walking around snapping pictures of everything, now it's automated? Hell, we even have a selfie drone service, and unfortunately in the part of VA I'm at, no projectiles of any kind are allowed. So my solution is going to have to be a SUPER LONG stick, with a Mickey Mouse hand stapled on it and swat those f#$!@s above my land.

Comment: Image of Mohammad? *Hiisssssss!* *burns* (Score 1) 228

by ememisya (#48925961) Attached to: Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey
Really, Muslims don't explode upon exposure to the image of Mohammad. It's also not the majority opinion in Turkey (30% believe their eyes might melt, they're not sure, they never saw a drawing of Mohammad before). This is basically the current administration in Turkey moving onward with their extreme right wing conservative Muslim image (think Foxnews is the only news, and Bush has been President for more than a decade) to strengthen economical relations with the Arab world. The Arabs tend to be super religious, like Amish religious, and like super wealthy, I mean which-pants-did-I-put-that-billion-yesterday wealthy. So, as a conservative and traditional Arab, I shan't be doing business with a country who lets the drawing of Mohammad run amock on their Internets. Keep in mind Turkey is a country who loves to drink alcohol, that bans you to hell in the Arab world, guess what? There are also new restrictions on alcohol in Turkey.

Zuckerberg is a whore for money.
Erdogan is a whore for money.

Comment: "... comb through a suspect's personal device ..." (Score 1) 431

by ememisya (#48925855) Attached to: Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'
So you tell me what the difference is between these two scenarios:

1-) Knock on the door, "Police! We have a warrant to search your home!"
*Person goes to their room, runs their hard drive through a wood chipper*

2-) Knock on the door (presumably), "Police! We have a warrant to search your phone!"
*Person's phone is encrypted*

Here's what's different. Law enforcement can now see through your walls, reroute your traffic, disrupt your radio communications, hell even impersonate a service crewman (cleaning, cable guy, pest control), ALL without any probable cause or warrant, without ever even informing you. So this ... "zone of lawlessness" really is created by the pesky Bill of Rights. We really should do away with it and accept the fact that any idiot with a badge is your "life master", who is always watching and you better behave.

That black, gay, Muslim guy is surely up to something, send John to his uhm... *checks database* 12:00AM Friday night party, with uh... let's see ... weed, he seems to like weed, then arrest him and bring him here, he needs to be off the streets.

Comment: I Got a Few Reasons Why It's a Good Idea (Score 1) 287

by ememisya (#48749375) Attached to: Should We Be Content With Our Paltry Space Program?
  • Can we truly stop a meteor from hitting earth?
  • How much money is there in mining meteors?
  • The world stands at 7 billion people today, how many does it take to make life impossible here?
  • Do we really want to go down with the planet since this seems to be the only body of mass with life on it?
  • Is this the only body of mass with life on it?
  • Is it not great to have a unified goal of existence for all human beings no matter who they are?

Consider how many kings claimed mountains for their own, humanity named the same mountains quite a few times. In the great scheme of things, life as we know it is nothing but a complex chemical reaction occuring on the surface of the Earth. Earth went from being a ball of lava, to having a surface full of gas, to this mostly water structure, freezing and thawing, until pretty lights started glowing on its dark side, sattelites looking down at the very people who made them, should it all just end here?

I suppose we should first get people thinking about caring for the "next generation", and hopefully space exploration will eventually take shape as well. Otherwise we can just continue killing each other to limit the population, hope that a super virus doesn't come about, and just procreate until the planet gets swallowed up by our mid-age Sun. I think the former sounds better.

Comment: Secure in Not Knowing (Score 1) 61

by ememisya (#48531875) Attached to: DOJ Launches New Cybercrime Unit, Claims Privacy Top Priority

Even if that lack of trust, as Caldwell claimed, is based largely on misinformation about the technical abilities of the law enforcement tools and the manners in which they are used.

I doubt it's a good idea to bank on the fact that being uneducated about a subject would lead to safety. There has never been a good way to balance this, hence the Bill of Rights.

If you analyse anything, you destroy it. -- Arthur Miller