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Comment Can we stop conflating drone with AI (Score 3, Insightful) 54

In the event of a catastrophe, physical access to a neighborhood might be restricted by local authorities or by debris. In this situation, a drone could potentially help claims professionals serve customers in spite of those restrictions.

So we'll fly over your town to figure out insurance claims NOT we've programmed an AI to replace hordes of insurance adjusters

Comment A bit silly (Score 1) 245

I love git as much as the next nerd However, many centrally-managed hierarchical orgs do just fine with an SVN workflow. Something distributed like git or hg feels very alien to them. Forcing them to accept a workflow that grates against how their organization works is just inneficient. Just because a lot more people work on distributed teams in very different environments than the predominant environment 10 years ago doesn't mean that this group's toolchain is best for everyone

Comment Not so fast (Score 1) 521


It is important to emphasize that there still have been only three patients. Over the past century, many attempts to harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer have shown initial success and subsequent failure.

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall