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Comment: the australian government (Score 3, Interesting) 328

by rewindustry (#49074843) Attached to: Federal Study: Marijuana Use Doesn't Increase Auto Crash Rates

(or related agency) published a detailed study on this subject in the late 90s.

as far as i remember i found this report on The Well, but i have since lost track of the file, and if anyone knows about it, i would really appreciate a chace to study it again.

the report was notable, as i remember, because it actually went so far as to suggest that weed makes better drivers - basically because they are more relaxed and therefore more likely to make the correct decisions in an emergency.

Comment: i am not responding to the OP at all (Score 1) 95

by rewindustry (#48799029) Attached to: AirAsia QZ8501 Black Box Found

please read the reply (currently scored 5, informative) to which i am responding. according to that, they are not different devices, they are redundant units - there are two, and BOTH record BOTH cockpit voice AND flight data, i presume on the same media. at last word the bbc is reporting that the cockpit voice is still missing, but this does not make sense, if the AC i am replying to is correct.

Comment: please read the reply (Score 1) 95

by rewindustry (#48799013) Attached to: AirAsia QZ8501 Black Box Found

(currently scored 5, informative) to which i am responding. according to that, they are not different devices, they are redundant units - there are two, and BOTH record BOTH cockpit voice AND flight data, i presume on the same media. at last word the bbc is reporting that the cockpit voice is still missing, but this does not make sense, if the AC i am replying to is correct.

Comment: mandatory open source (Score 1) 258

look at the damage that closed source has done to us, in the virtual world, and project this onto the physical world.

you must not give machines the same private autonomy you allow microsoft (for example) to take.

it is bad enough we permit closed source to handle our data, and the lessons from this are obvious.

a closed source AI operating in the physical world is a golem and should be considered evil by definition.

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