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Comment Re:40 people shot and at least 4 killed in a week? (Score 1) 385 385

I read an article yesterday about 6 people being shot in the same location in two separate incidents. The second time the shooters came by, the ambulances and fire trucks had just left, it was the police and some bystanders at the scene. No police returned fire even though being fired on.

Id believe the 40 people shot in a week thing.

Comment Re:Jurisdiction and other issues (Score 1) 776 776

It doesnt matter if it gets invented or not, im sure someone is already working on it. It is an ethics problem, regardless of how awesome a technology is at recognizing the actual targets, an object of war will never be able to decide for itsself whether a target is friendly or enemy. It will always be a human pressing the button to engage the target. At least with the US Military.

Comment Re:Jurisdiction and other issues (Score 1) 776 776

Why would you be killing my grandma, and why is my grandma in Miami?

Maybe if she were part of some group that was trying to kill me and she happened to fit all the criteria needed for a UAV to drop a missile on her, then maybe she should be introduced to a missile.

Comment Re:Jurisdiction and other issues (Score 1) 776 776

I'm not entirely sure they can sue this due to jurisdiction issues.
Plus they are the American Civil Liberties Union, Not only are the targets NOT american, the dont really have Civil Liberties either.

Im assuming the pilots behind the UAVs have target criteria, and need to provide evidence of said criteria to receive permission to eliminate the target.

Excuse me for the muslims to not respect the geneva convention, not be uniformed, and the fact they take pleasure in hiding behind their families or neighbors, sick, injured or children. When a few individuals fire at you from a crowded market, you want me to just sit there and deal with being shot at and possibly die, FU ACLU.

Also, whats the word we can take from those countries that they were actually civilians? Someone carrying a gun is militia, someone who died carrying a gun was a soldier, but in the time it takes to get a team in there to confirm kills, those guns disappear and now proof of militia is gone and so they are just civilians now. I doubt the Civilian casualties are actually as high as they are perceived. I think it usually is militia, but someone else picks up the gun and takes their place.

UAVs will never be automated when it comes to killing. That is something that has too much potential for snafu, the military would never allow it. They are autonomous as far as flying a pattern, as any plane is (yes even commercial flights are mostly automated now). Firing control will never be a non-human decision.

Comment Jurisdiction and other issues (Score 1, Troll) 776 776

I'm not entirely sure they can sue this due to jurisdiction issues.
Plus they are the American Civil Liberties Union, Not only are the targets NOT american, the dont really have Civil Liberties either.

Im assuming the pilots behind the UAVs have target criteria, and need to provide evidence of said criteria to receive permission to eliminate the target.

Excuse me for the muslims to not respect the geneva convention, not be uniformed, and the fact they take pleasure in hiding behind their families or neighbors, sick, injured or children. When a few individuals fire at you from a crowded market, you want me to just sit there and deal with being shot at and possibly die, FU ACLU.

Also, whats the word we can take from those countries that they were actually civilians? Someone carrying a gun is militia, someone who died carrying a gun was a soldier, but in the time it takes to get a team in there to confirm kills, those guns disappear and now proof of militia is gone and so they are just civilians now. I doubt the Civilian casualties are actually as high as they are perceived. I think it usually is militia, but someone else picks up the gun and takes their place.

Comment Not over wifi? (Score 2, Informative) 454 454

Im seeing a problem with this. As most people aren't going to think to not test it over Wifi. Why would this be a problem? Wifi running at 54mbps is much slower than wired connections at 1gbps. Theyre not going to get accurate data unless people are taking advantage of all the fastest connections to the internet.

I tested this, over wifi, im only getting about 10% of my connection speed, while over ethernet, Im getting what I am paying for if not a bit higher

Comment Ahh, tables have turned (Score 1) 601 601

I feel like this is an argument of which the labels were fighting. And now they are using it as an excuse. Contract law my friend, if it states the album cannot be partially distributed, tough shit EMI, it can't be distributed in pieces. I dont care if it is physical means or digital download, it is still being distributed, and being distributed in violation of contract.

Comment Re:Cliff Stoll? (Score 1) 259 259

Quote from Liberty Journal on Amazon re: Silicon Snake Oil

"Stoll, a Berkeley astronomer who chronicled how he broke a computer spy ring in The Cuckoo's Egg (LJ 9/15/89) and who has been netsurfing for 15 years, does an apparent about-face here, warning that the technophiles are trying to sell us a bill of goods on the promise of the Internet"

I dont think this was a tactic to help the internet develop

Comment Cliff Stoll? (Score 3, Informative) 259 259

For someone with worthy experience to talk about the internet, Im quite surprised he wrote A) That article from 1995 and B) Silicon Snake Oil. His book The Cuckoo's Egg was excellent. I felt he had a firm grasp as to where the internet could go. I admired the guy for his work. I guess all those Berkeley kids aren't on top of their game. The guy _was_ an astronomer after all.

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