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Comment: Privacy (Score 4, Interesting) 267

by jklovanc (#47770317) Attached to: Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

There needs to be a way to disable the cameras for a short period of time. I don't think we need to see police officers using the restroom. Then there are times when officers have private conversations that are not work related. Do you really think it is valid to have anyone monitored every second from start of shift to end of shift? Would you work under those conditions?

Comment: Re:Two dimensional? (Score 0) 49

by jklovanc (#47768289) Attached to: Scientists Craft Seamless 2D Semiconductor Junctions

When metaphor gets into science then the science becomes inexact. Even if in most cases the material acts like a plane there might be other cases in which it does not act like a plane. If we always treat it like a plane then we assume things will work one way when they might not and we will come to incorrect conclusions.

Being pedantic is what science is all about. Close enough is not exact.

Comment: Re:Two dimensional? (Score 1) 49

by jklovanc (#47767713) Attached to: Scientists Craft Seamless 2D Semiconductor Junctions

I think you need to have your humor unit recalibrated

Humor has nothing to do with the incorrect definition of the number of dimensions of an object. I don't see any references to humor in the article.

Let me draw you a diagram _________________

That is a two dimensional non-solid object since is has a height, one pixel, and a width, more than one pixel.

Comment: Re:Two dimensional? (Score 1) 49

by jklovanc (#47767345) Attached to: Scientists Craft Seamless 2D Semiconductor Junctions

So, when you draw a line on paper, it's a line on a plane,...

No, it is a representation of a line on a plane using the tools we have. The ink has depth and width so it is only a representation of a one dimensional objects. We live in a 3 dimensional world any solid objects existing in this world has 3 dimensions.

Can the two dimensional sheet pass through a gap that is 2 atoms wide? No since it is 3 atoms thick and therefore three dimensional.

Comment: Re:Backward-thinking by the DMV (Score 2) 503

by jklovanc (#47758435) Attached to: California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

The safest roads will be when ALL cars are autonomous.

Agreed, but having only autonomous cars on the road will not happen for decades to come. First there will need to be a viable autonomous car which has not happened yet and may not for up to 20 years. Then there will need to be at least ten years of testing. Then all manual cars will need to age off the road which will not happen for decades as people will want to keep classic cars on the road. Notice that there are cars built in the 30's that are still on the road. So your utopia of all autonomous cars will not happen for many decades to come. Also, autonomous motorcycles are not even on the drawing board.

Comment: Re:Of course they'll downplay it.. (Score 1) 145

by jklovanc (#47749511) Attached to: Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

There's plenty of brick and mortar stores that don't have any parking.

They are in commercial areas and adjacent residential areas usually have "residents only" parking or short term parking limits. Most patrons of "brick and mortar stores" do not park overnight. The problem is that commercial parking is very different than residential parking.

If people want a hotel with parking they'll verify that it has parking before they book a room there.

When the poster states there is parking on the street and causes parking issues in a residential area there is an issue.

Comment: Re:Of course they'll downplay it.. (Score 1) 145

by jklovanc (#47749355) Attached to: Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

I'm pretty sure this is based on building size not the fact that you're a hotel.

Building age also makes a big difference. It may be impossible to bring older buildings up to code without destroying them.

Different jurisdictions also have different rules. An historic building in London may have different rules than a modern building in New York.

Comment: Re:Of course they'll downplay it.. (Score 1) 145

by jklovanc (#47748377) Attached to: Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

It doesn't matter how they run their business..

I have a small craft business and I am required to have a local license to sell in some craft shows. I think that room renters need to as well.

If they want to limit their selection of tenants by not having parking then that's their business.

Who makes sure that they "limit their selection of tenants" if they are not licensed or regulated.

But hotels shouldn't be required to have parking for tenants, especially in a place like New York city, where nobody drives anyway.

Many tourists from the North East try to. They drive in and park their vehicles.

Two is not equal to three, even for large values of two.

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