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Comment Re:You must be new here (Score 1) 1836

I was referring to the page long posts about GNAA, poop, spamertizements, etc that get anonymously posted repeatedly.
I believe spam removal should be a different process than moderation and I think using a plagiarism style detector will ensure any controversial but on topic posts don't get lumped in with the spam detection.

Comment Re:You must be new here (Score 4, Insightful) 1836

I have always thought that there should be a way to flag and remove obvious garbage posts rather than simply moderating them to -1.
For example, if enough people flag a post as garbage:
Run an automated check vs a list of common garbage posts; if there is a high % of match (like a plagiarism detector), remove the post or remove the content of the post.
If it is not on the list of common garbage posts but it has a large number of flags, perhaps it can be reviewed by either moderators or employees to determine if it should be added to the garbage list.
My thought is that if less eyeballs will see the garbage posts they lose their ability to troll and the quantity of them will decrease.

Comment Re:I've got one (Score 1) 207

Lets pull out the philosophical question of the runaway train car controlled by AI. If the AI continues down the track it will crash into the cab of a stalled vehicle on the road with a person still inside. If the AI switches to a parallel track it crashes into the front of a maintenance truck with a person still inside. What should the AI do?
What if the stalled vehicle was an ambulance?
What if the maintenance worker had three kids and a deceased wife but the driver of the stalled vehicle was single with no children?
What if the stalled vehicle was an executive of the company that built the AI train?
Do those details matter to the AI? Should they?

Comment Re:Why not just lock down the radio portion? (Score 1) 144

I haven't looked into wi-fi protocols: is is possible for an unmodified laptop/mobile to listen on an illegal channel and respond on that illegal channel?
Is is possible for an unmodified laptop/mobile to listen on an illegal channel and respond on a legal channel?
If the answer to both of those questions is "no" I don't see the need to lock down anything. It is one thing to accidentally operate outside of FCC regulations by using an "international" custom firmware on your router - it is another thing entirely if you have to purposely modify the firmware on your laptop or mobile to make those illegal channels usable.

Comment Re:Ow my reading comprehension (Score 1) 242

If the act of operating outside of normal bands is already illegal than how does making a law with more restrictions to an already illegal act provide any extra law enforcement ability?
Has there been a case where someone doing something illegal got off the hook for violating FCC limits because they were using a custom firmware solution and claimed ignorance?
Is this new law going to help reduce Wi-Fi congestion by a large enough magnitude that it justifies the restrictions of everyone in the market?

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