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Comment: Re:Life finds a way (Score 1) 187 187

and here i thought the moral of the story was your workers are unreliable if they are overworked at monotonous jobs. The townspeople should have hired some more wolf watchers and provided some perks like a game room and espresso machine in the break room.

Comment: Re:The basic tenet of security (Score 1) 196 196

I get it. you put your data on a hard drive, but you feel uneasy about it. your unease makes your feel like you aren't trusting the hard drive manufacturer. the gp (i think) would say regardless of feelings, you put your data on a hard drive. at the end of the day, your data is there and the trust was implicit. your trust may not be 100%, but your private key is 100% there.

semantics to me.

unless you actually are splitting your key among different drives sourced from different manufacturers. in that case, bravo.

Comment: Re:Uber for X (Score 1) 75 75

Ugh. "Uber for X" sort of made sense for startups selling services where people drive out and perform small tasks for you. This is not that.

well you're going to love my startup. Oober lets you crowdsource a person to call for your Uber for you. Oober's like Uber for Uber!

Comment: Re:Laser gun.... who knows. Railgun though (Score 2) 185 185

A railgun projectile that travels slow enough that the target can evade before the projectile reaches it?

Only if that target is the Flash.

The posted advantage of a railgun is it's range. At the extremes, time of flight for the projectile is probably long enough that it can be evaded. Of course, those extremes are beyond what you could even fire the laser at in the first place. If i've learned anything from Eve though, it doesn't hurt to have railguns AND lasers.

Comment: Re:carsickness (Score 1) 435 435

for a human, it's useful. it's not required though. I drive a small low slung sports car. I generally can't see through the car ahead of me. It is possible consider only what's directly in front of you when driving. i doubt autonomous cars care about looking through the windows of the car ahead of them either.

Comment: The future's still a long ways off (Score 2) 228 228

You'd think if autonomous vehicles could be 100% solved on any platform, it would be trains. You don't have to worry about steering to maintain the course. You only have one variable to adjust, your speed. In fact, automated trains are found all over. They have been around since the 60s. Yet we still live in a world where people drive trains!

Good luck getting those automated semi trucks out there.

It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.