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Comment: Re:Buggy whip makers said automobiles aren't... (Score 0) 451

by johanw (#49291617) Attached to: Lyft CEO: Self-Driving Cars Aren't the Future

" The second, another driver decided to use the right lane as a passing lane in a 4 lane road, driving 55 while everyone else is going 35, denying anyone in the left lanes the ability to change lanes and make a right turn. Let me repeat, that was just today."

You call that risky behaviour? Go drive in Paris, Rome, Manilla or Shanghai and then we'll talk again.

Comment: Re:Buggy whip makers said automobiles aren't... (Score 1) 451

by johanw (#49291595) Attached to: Lyft CEO: Self-Driving Cars Aren't the Future

"If a child and a dog run out into the street at the same time from opposite sides, do you trust the car to make the right decision as to which it will run over?"

I like dogs and cats even more, I want that setting to be user-configurable. Bad luck for the child that has broken loose of its necklace.

Not to mention in the US: if the car has no choice hiting one of 2 persons, one black and one white, which choice will it make? I want that to be a user setting too.

Comment: Re:Mac. (Score 1) 385

by johanw (#49286149) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Laptop To Support Physics Research?

But does she want it as a main operating system or does she want to be able to work with Linux? In the later case, I'd say just run it as a virtual machine above windows. That gives much less issues with hardware drivers, and makes it also much easier to copy the setup to another machine if anything goes wrong.

Comment: Remove the profit to be made from this (Score 1) 79

by johanw (#49206887) Attached to: FTC Announces $50k In Prizes For Robocaller Trap Software

Big problem, easy solution: they make those calls because there is money to be made. Remove that incentive: make a law that all contracts due to robocalls do not require payment, the customer does not have to pay. The other side has to keep delivering for free as long as the contract.

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"