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Comment: Re:When I lived in Japan and rode trains every day (Score 1) 144

by jbssm (#47958059) Attached to: Washington DC To Return To Automatic Metro Trains
No, they have drivers because this is a potentially dangerous environment, with many people around, and protecting peoples lives takes so many implications that it's difficult to pt in an algorithm.

What if someone jumped to the line, or fell in the line, would the automated system be able to see it and break?

What if the doors closed with someone coat on it and that person was being dragged by the metro? Would the automated system be able to detect that?

My point is that: 1 - Sensors and processing are still not developed enough to account for many situations. 2 - Even when they are developed enough, it's still up to the programmers to find an algorithm that accounts for all possible situations, and in there, there will be always the human factor that can make errors.

Comment: Re: Tag, you're it! (Score -1, Troll) 184

Last I hear, Israel is using people in their all territory (and Palestinian territory forcibly settled by Israelis) as a human shield.

In fact, I hear every time Hamas fires a rocket into Israeli (and Palestinian territory forcibly settled by Israelis), they are trying to hit a high ranking official of the Israeli government or army, but they miss 99.999% of the time.

Comment: Re:No, I won the bitcoin auction! (Score 1) 115

by jbssm (#47369609) Attached to: Investor Tim Draper Announces He Won Silk Road Bitcoin Auction

Because if he was lying, the actual winner is extremely likely to issue a "nuh uh. *I* won the auction" statement

Which would have exactly the same weight.

Funny thing is that Tim Draper waited almost 5 days to come forward and tell that he won the auction... just when he saw anyone else was doing it. So, my statement remains: There is zero evidence he actually won the auction except for his word.

Comment: No, I won the bitcoin auction! (Score 0) 115

by jbssm (#47369399) Attached to: Investor Tim Draper Announces He Won Silk Road Bitcoin Auction

Seriously, in this shady world of bitcoin, where people lie and deceit all the time how can anyone take someone word for granted?

There is zero evidence Tim Draper was the auction winner, except for is own statement, that's not backed up by absolutely anything.

Even more, I clearly remember the days where Mark Karpelles was a great guy, a visionary, an entrepreneur that embraced bitcoin... look at what the "bitcoin people" say about him now.

Comment: Re:An Honest Question (Score 1) 213

by jbssm (#45690563) Attached to: Surge In Litecoin Mining Leads To Graphics Card Shortage

What policy forces people to have debt and who is "we" that determined it? People have debt because of their own doing. Blame yourself for your debt, not someone else.

You are right sir. I guess most of the world population could just live in the street... or you know, not eat. That way they would be free of debt. FREEDOM!

Comment: Re:An Honest Question (Score 1) 213

by jbssm (#45690547) Attached to: Surge In Litecoin Mining Leads To Graphics Card Shortage
Why is the ever increasing value a problem? Multiply the number of BTC that exists (or that will ever exist... about double what we have now), per it's price in USD. Now compare that to the world GDP... it's much, much lower, so no... BTC is not overpriced, in fact, far from it in case it want to become a real currency.

"Tell the truth and run." -- Yugoslav proverb

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