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Comment: Re:cameras for everyone! (Score 2) 436

by schlachter (#49367859) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

there should be no expectation of privacy for the pilot when he is at work piloting a plane with people in it.

if they were smart, they'd propose to record flights and wipe the video unless something of consequence is detected in the flight logs or voice coms, etc. hard to argue against that unless you have something to hide.

Comment: Re:Let me guess (Score 0) 224

by schlachter (#49329349) Attached to: $1B TSA Behavioral Screening Program Slammed As "Junk Science"

feeding the trolls....

you don't need to be a jew or living in israel to go through israeli airport security. they let anyone who is not a terrorist through...even christians and muslims...gasp! and you don't have to be a jew or living in israel to know their amazing record for plane safety.

Comment: Re:Let me guess (Score 1, Insightful) 224

by schlachter (#49327623) Attached to: $1B TSA Behavioral Screening Program Slammed As "Junk Science"

Except that would be racist and profiling, so while the black dude is checking in his ticking bomb bag, TSA would be forced to feel up some 4 yr old that their random algorithms chose from the line to ensure they don't unfairly target a black dude.

Honestly, Israel uses profiling and interrogation on all their passengers and it's very effective. They hire intelligent people who don't give a fuck about you getting on that plane if you look suspicious. TSA is just to dumb to do this effectively.

Comment: Re:Why Local storage? (Score 1) 185

1. Musk makes the batteries. He's finding a potentially huge market to build economies of scale into the battery production.
2. Some communities in the world don't have reliable grids or power generation facilities.
3. Less haggle with the utilities, less red tape to build a stand alone system.

Comment: Re:That's all well and good... (Score 1) 112

by schlachter (#49314911) Attached to: How To Make Moonshots

I work at a pretty representative tech company. I plan and control the budget for these types of activities. I think I would know.

We're not talking about you hacking away in your mom's garage...or a tiny company running with no overhead. We're talking about a typical engineer at a Google/Facebook/IBM/etc making $100K+/yr who's actual cost (i.e bill rate) is at least $300K+/yr...being funded for a month.

Comment: Re:That's all well and good... (Score 1) 112

by schlachter (#49304737) Attached to: How To Make Moonshots

setting up a dev environment is all you need? white boarding is all you need?

no, those are things you need to do before you even ask for money.

it takes $25K for one single mid level engineer to just write some code for a few weeks, see if he can break through the most likely failure points.

has nothing to do with focus groups or feasibility studies. if you want to do that, drop another $100K on top.

Comment: Re: Beersheba (Score 1) 163

by schlachter (#49244193) Attached to: Why Israel Could Be the Next Cybersecurity World Power

Your posting as AC and seem rather ignorant, but I'll bite.

By definition, all European countries are Christian States. It's not a matter of your opinion. They were founded and remain Christian. Not just in nature, but in law and in decree. Others may live there with equal least recently...and on paper if not in practice...but that is no different than in Israel. Similarly, Turkey and all ME countries are officially muslim states. It has nothing to do with how secular they are in practice. BTW, seems like you've never been to Israel, but it's very secular both in population and in governance.

Religion doesn't figure into Israeli legislature any moreso than in most countries.

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