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Comment Re: Sounds like a psycopath. (Score 1) 485

"X-files... i want to believe".

Get yourself a healthy dose of skepticism young man!

You cannot believe everything you read on the internet. Here, read this, then google the text to confirm provenance.
"Molins said in a press conference that Mostefai had an "S" file on him for years, which means investigators believe he had been "radicalized" in some way, though it was not clear whether he would act on his radicalization."

Comment Re:#prayforparis (Score 4, Informative) 728

Do you actually live there, or are you a victim of confirmation bias?

"The 2007 CIA World Factbook lists the religion of France as: Roman Catholic 83–88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%–10%, unaffiliated 4%."

"The mood in Paris following the worst attack in peacetime history, is something of bewilderment, numbness but also huge outpouring of grief with locals openly weeping and making signs of the cross as they pass the many street fronts where their country men and women died."

Comment Re:Wow (Score 1) 176

More and more CEOs *are* the "souless corporate automaton running the business".

Those using technology to rachet-up online and television ads without considering societal costs found their comeuppance with technology (Adblock and Netflix respectively).

The same way, CEOs whose sole aim is to maximise personal and shareholder profit must reap what they sow... they will be automated and/or outsourced.

Comment Re:About that 911 thing.... (Score 1) 284

> While you're on the phone to 911, your first aiders are sitting around blissfully unaware that someone may be dying.

I agree that the local first-aider should be called *first* but that should not preclude someone calling 911 *right after* they call the local first aider.

In this case, the local first-aider delayed 9 minutes before calling 911. Better 911 show up for a broken finger, than show up 9 minutes later than they can for a heart attack!

Comment Re: 911 Call (Score 1) 284

Why abuse the poor AC? There are known issues with Amazon EMTs (see links in article). If your "large campus" is really a University, its less profit-driven than Amazon is.

Also, there was a 9-minute delay calling 911. If someone called 911 straight after calling the local EMTs, this man would have gotten to a hospital 9 minutes sooner!

Amazon's "Don't call 911!" corporate mandate prevented this from happening.

Comment Re:The freedom of not having a car (Score 0) 242

> There are plenty of cities with pretty low crime, quiet streets, and affordable rent.

And those are mostly farming towns, with few jobs.

But I'm not knocking what you're saying.

Under the right conditions (well-watered farmland, sustainable farming practises, no debt), farming is the ideal occupation -- one where high-technology (self-renewing, self-replicating edible machines) uses free resources (sun, water, wind, bees and soil) to create your product.

Comment QR codes (Score 1) 161

QR codes - many of them, printed out on large stickers stuck to the hallways doors, etc.

Your smartphone app would display a live camera feed. When held up to a specific QR code, it gets a position and orientation fix (using an internal database of codes in the app). The app then overlay arrows on the camera feed (possibly augmented with audio cues to the relative in your voice).

This is similar to how Amazon's Kiva robots scan QR codes that are placed on warehouse floors.

Regarding dementia - try virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil. See:

Comment Re:Lose the skill of driving? (Score 1) 242

Imagine there's a fire, and police is turning traffic the 'wrong' way down a one-way street, but away from the path of the blaze. What must your driverless car do?

Now imagine its your unaccompanied 7-year old nephew or niece in the driverless car.

The simple driverless technology we currently have (simple in comparison to our capabilities) can only augment humans, not supplant humans.

"Survey says..." -- Richard Dawson, weenie, on "Family Feud"