3d printers are robots.
Happened in San Diego too: http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/26.80.html#subj5.1
Most modern automatic transmissions don't have the necessary hardware to turn the engine. That's why you can't push start them. Computer controlled transmissions have odd fail modes too (like those Lexus that crash and burn because they can't stop).
I had an engine stall in a '69 Cadillac while starting a turn into a driveway. Wound up in neighbor's ivy.
How funny, yesterday I posted that link on usenet, in response to somebody posting http://on.rt.com/4h0u9g
My roommate "predicted" this as part of a speech class in college, early 1975. He also drew up a Fartmobile, tubes coming out from under the seats. He didn't have a solution for the problem that girls don't fart.
He's been sucked into the wifi! http://shkspr.mobi/blog/2013/03/howto-make-a-doctor-who-bells-of-st-john-style-wifi-name/
That's not enough: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2011/Jun/01/bicyclist-killed-was-a-poway-father-of-two/
(bicyclists on the train I commute with knew that guy)
My worst bicycling injury came from kids following grampa up a bike path, swinging out to take up the entire path, forcing me over the lip of the newly paved asphalt path, tearing off my sew-up (yeah, they were the racy thing in the olde days), sending me sliding on my side on the new asphalt, busting both rims, I went into immediate shock. Later, after I got out of the hospital, police laughed when I told them what happened. "Haha, be on the lookout for killer gramps and grandkids!"
And yes, I used to ride on the freeway (101 near Ventura, only way through, semi's blowing past you and sucking you into traffic lanes).
Yeah, that's how they added those extra four stories to the Rana Plaza. That went well.
"The other important thing to remember is that we will no longer accept cash at any of our branch locations -- no exceptions," http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/nov/29/san-diego-property-taxes/
Me too. I listen to them every 5 years or so.
And what about the children? http://www.uscyberpatriot.org/Pages/default.aspx
VMS isn't a Unix, and I don't believe you can get ahold of VMS any more. The IBM mainframes are too expensive and not open source, so there's no point in comparing them to Solaris.
What's your point exactly? My point is that Solaris is useful, even in its somewhat dodgy state (thanks Oracle for the paid update program you fucks).
You can still get a hobbyist license: http://www.vmshobbyist.org/faq.php?cat_id=3
Back in the '90s, a VMS magazine pointed out that the posix implementation was good enough to say "VMS is better unix than unix."
I think we should blame the enablers who say hactivism is a good thing and convinced Aaron that placing devices in a network closet to steal information was somehow a good thing.
Bad hackers. Bad, bad hackers.
To use a car analogy, what you said is like questioning the worth of seatbelts. Just because they don't save every life in an accident doesn't mean that it not worth wearing them.
Let's carry your analogy to its conclusion...
The auto industry fought seatbelts tooth and nail and it took Congressional regulation for them to even consider them. That's part of how Ralph Nader earned his name recognition. Much like the software industry is fighting tooth and nail any attempt to make their software safe.
My way to fix this is much more simpler. Simply make the "AS-IS" clause of their EULA null and void and allow the users to sue for the damages when their defective products really hurts real people. A few high profile suits will make them put more of a priority on these vulnerabilities.
There's an asymmetry issue here. The largest companies have the most lawyers.
Though I certainly agree a maturing industry needs liability. Corvairs were ten years ahead of Porsches in some technology (like turbocharging), 911's were famous for decades after Nader for going ass first off the road. --sarcasm-- German lack of liability certainly didn't hinder innovation there. If you can't handle trailing throttle oversteer, you aren't manly enough!--/sarcasm--