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Comment Implementation is questionable (Score 1) 70

Here in Boston, cabbies would say that the machine was broken because they wanted you to pay cash and not have to send the card company 5% or whatever. So the city raised rates to compensate for that fee. Guess what? "The machine is broken" is what you will hear most of the time if you offer a card at the end of the ride.

Comment Re:And this is why war can never be automated (Score 2) 289

As far as Japan and the end of WWII is concerned, we should have forgone the nukes, invaded and if it caused hundreds of thousands of deaths on either side, then so be it.

Imagine two hundred thousand grieving parents finding out that the government had the bomb but didn't use it.

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