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Comment Re:But.... (Score 1) 321 321

Why?

  1. They took pictures of Pluto, but decided to show us fakes, because there is something on the surface, we are not supposed to know....
  2. The probe never made it past Jupiter, because one of its moons' defense systems got activated...
  3. NASA hasn't had a space program for 40 years. The money is used to build a secret settlement under Antarctica.
  4. If none of these reasons are true, it can only mean the Truth is even more frightening...

Comment But alogrithms are racist (Score 1) 352 352

Algorithms may be racist, depends on the sample data you feed it. If the dataset is biased, the result will be biased.

Math may be racist, Statistics, Surveys, Engineering, Business. Because the problem design, layout, definition is done by people.
- Oh, and don't even get me started with the Humanities...

Comment Re:So, Microsoft is a social leech! (Score 1) 103 103

Scenario A: Google back when they initially developed Android ran into a design roadblock. ...

Scenario B: Google developed Android without ever having heard of any MS patents.....

Have you heard of my "method to present alternative possibiliies in a 'Scenario A: Scenario B: - structure" ??

Comment Very funny (Score 1) 97 97

Big deal. I'm sure the ones soon to be used by businesses and local law enforcement will be much more safe & reliable, because they will be produced in a competitive market environment (instead of by government contract) by 3D printers.

Oh gosh, it took me a second to detect the sarcasm in that statement. At first I thought, "no way - local law enforcement and safe. - LAPD drones???" But then there was that bold marker for pure sarcasm: competitive market environment hehehehe

Comment or... (Score 1) 97 97

They either need to be designed to not fail (triple redundant, etc) or designed so that when they fail that they are not a hazard to innocent bystanders.

Or when they fail, they could access a map of insurgents living close by.

Drone engine failure, crashing in 2 minutes, list of possible crash sites:
playground: -100
unoccupied garage of elderly lady: 0
vegetable garden: -10
guy who posted anti-NSA stuff on slashdot: +20

Comment Re:Kind of see their point... (Score 1) 207 207

In what way was it "wrong?" The C&D likely came from a legal firm hired to police their trademarks, without any prior knowledge of IKEA.

Exactly.

Wrong.

Large corporation that still thinks that the press office does press releases, the ad agency makes your brand popular, and you let lawyers run after everyone else. Guess what? No.

Comment oh dang! (Score 1) 260 260

With the evil govu'ment cracking down on Uber, I now won't even have to try my newest idea:

If you have a screw driver and a wire cutter in your car you can register online and if you are near someone who needs an electrician you can fix it for them.
I was gonna call it Park'n'Spark but I'm sure the gavu'ment would find some weasel regulatory claim to kill it.

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