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Comment: Re:Failsafe? (Score 1) 464

The strongest category is CAT IIIc and the need for visibility is not existent. The so-called decision height for landing is also not existent. IIIc is not in use though, so I to IIIb are used.

Yes, but per your very own article the only reason IIIc isn't used is because taxiing blind is impossible. There is only one situation that a plane would land IIIc without a windshield and that's if its cameras failed. If all of its cameras failed then it's an emergency landing situation anyway and they could clear a runway and tow the aircraft into the terminal like they often do with an emergency landing due to mechanical failure.

In every other situation you would have at least visual and probably FLIR video.

Comment: Re:No shit (Score 1) 203

It's worse than that. The problem with these kids is that they are just smart enough to do something but too stupid to realize that their idea doesn't work. They either grow up to be fly by night scammy venture capitalists or else that pot head kid in highschool "Dude, I just came up with this great idea, why don't we just power cars with rare earth magnets! They would go forever without gasoline!"

Generally these kids come up with bad ideas that even a smart 16 year old could see the flaws in. The truly brilliant kids looked at the problem looked at possible drawbacks or obstacles and concluded "Hmm, no nevermind, that wouldn't work." meanwhile the somewhat smart but ultimately too dumb to see the ultimate failure of their idea power through on the local news before they finish the R&D.

Comment: Re:The goal of 1st world countries (Score 1) 401

by im_thatoneguy (#47396465) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

Yeah, if you try to explain to the average person how close we are to mass unemployment with just one breakthrough in AI they generally shrug or say "yeah, but a computer can't do my job."

If our economy doesn't want to change, then I'm just going to be sure to make it "onto the ark". The global economy is not going to correct itself IMO. It would require such a large commitment to fundamental change from everybody that I expect the current trend to continue. If people don't want the system that oppresses them to change--I don't see a reason to be on the side of the oppressed.

Comment: Re:Sue them for all they're worth (Score -1, Troll) 495

by im_thatoneguy (#47362781) Attached to: Microsoft Takes Down Domains

I blame the judge for making the right call. If you read Microsoft's position:

[quote]Our research revealed that out of all Dynamic DNS providers, No-IP domains are used 93 percent of the time for Bladabindi-Jenxcus infections, which are the most prevalent among the 245 different types of malware currently exploiting No-IP domains. [/quote]

If 93% of your domains are being used to host malware then you're clearly doing something very very wrong. No-IP claims they "responded to all takedown requests". I'm sorry but if you have a service that is predominantly malware and small minority (less than 10%) is actually a legitimate customer of your service then you have an obligation to at least try to improve your filter methodology to ensure someone isn't abusing your service.

Comment: Re:Corporations vs People (Score 1) 1330

When she's a W-2. At that point you're both just "employees" of the same one-person LLC but you have ownership.

As soon as you incorporate and limit your liability you only own a controlling stake in the company but the company is no longer "you". The very definition of a corporation is that it's a separate legal entity from you. At that point it's a legal work of fiction, an amoral container for money and no longer has human emotions or rights it is a piece of paper. When creditors come calling and want your house you would point to your incorporation papers and say "Whoa there buddy, I don't owe you anything, I'm just a stock holder like you. The company owes you money, but that's my house!"

If you pay someone out of pocket then you're paying them. If your employee is paid by the corporation then the corporation follows the laws of the state.

Comment: Re:Show me the money! (Score 4, Interesting) 441

It's an odd definition but it's a common one. People often complain (incorrectly) that solar cells take more electricity to manufacture than they produce in their lifetime.

This is a study saying that they "pay back" the input resources in a small fraction of their life span. It's refuting all of the FUD around green energy that it's just taking Coal and Petroleum and storing it inefficiently in a wind turbine or solar panel to be slowly released over the course of several years.

Comment: Re:No thanks... (Score 1) 208

by im_thatoneguy (#47329133) Attached to: The Simultaneous Rise and Decline of <em>Battlefield</em>

Yeah premium Battlefield 3 and 4 player here too. I give up. I kept thinking the next patch would make it playable. It never was/is.

I don't care about EA, it's not EA's fault per say--EA owns Respawn and the launch of Titanfall was all around quite good. It's just the Battlefield team is incredibly terrible/lazy.

I'm also definitely not buying Hardline seeing as I saw someone play the beta and it even uses all of the icons and sound effects from Battlefield 4. It is Battlefield 4 with a couple tweaks but a full game price. Screw that. If it was a $10 add-on or gift to premium customers who were cheated on BF4's unconscionable launch I would happily take it for a spin but not another dollar to the Battlefield team.

Comment: Re:not a record (Score 1) 547

All this silly "Volcano Warning" FUD. Why, 100,000 years ago, this whole land was covered in Ash and lava from a giant super volcano. Why should I evacuate or worry about this "volcano warning"? Billions of dollars on Volcano Warning systems when people used to co-exist just fine with volcanos without freaking out every few decades about "imminent death". /s

Comment: Re:Various Dropbox promotions (Score 1) 99

The problem with Dropbox and the reason I refuse to use it whenever possible is because they're a pyramid data scam. If I share a file with someone (say 10GB of footage from a photo shoot) and they want to accept it, the 10GB I shared with them fills up their entire capacity unless they want to buy more space themselves.

If I have 1TB of OneDrive footage and I share 1TB of data the other person has 0TB taken up of their own space.

DropBox seriously needs to drop their double, triple and quadruple + dipping of data limits.

Comment: Re:The relevant part (Score 1) 560

It's the center of the case. The 5th protects you from self incrimination but you can be compelled to offer up a key to a safe. (And why wouldn't they). The gray area is a safe they find buried in your back yard. If you admit to knowing the combinations then you are taking ownership of the safe and the evidence within. If you say I never knew there was a safe buried there then you aren't liable for the gun contained within.

It's less of a gray area though if they dig up a safe and the police ask you "Is this your safe?" "Yes" "Can you open it?" "yes". You've admitted to having the key/combination. You've admitted the evidence that they found is yours. Similarly once a police officer suspects you of a crime and gets a warrant he can force you to unlock your door and let them in. They can't force you to unlock someone else's door and let you in if it's not established that it's your house.

Comment: Re:New OS? (Score 1) 257

by im_thatoneguy (#47227225) Attached to: HP Unveils 'The Machine,' a New Computer Architecture

According to the article they're also developing a more traditional fork of *nix. However these aren't being shopped around to Windows Shops or someone wanting a faster LAMP stack, this will undoubtedly be sold to special purpose built computing customers who are more than happy to write-to-the-platform if it means more performance.

Super computer programming already is kind of off in its own playground. This will just be another option.

Comment: Re:Wow... this is actually pretty big (Score 1) 147

by im_thatoneguy (#47174735) Attached to: Pixar To Give Away 3D RenderMan Software

There was essentially no small-scale commercial use because PRMan is terrible for pretty much anyone whose name isn't ILM, Weta or Pixar. For the sorts of work that pretty much everyone does the sacrifices PRMan forces you to accept don't really give you anything in return over VRay or now Arnold.

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