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Comment: Human fallback (Score 1) 477

I think we're always going to need to rely on a human operator fallback as a fail-safe and we'll never be able to stop enthusiasts from manually operating their vehicles. If that's true we'll still need to be licensed, insured, sober, and mostly paying attention. There are alternative solutions to human operator fallback issue. The car manufacturer or software group could have a central hub where the cars ping a human overseeing multiple cars for the appropriate action to take. To deal with mixed autonomous and manually operated vehicles we could have designated roads / lanes for such activities.

Comment: Re:Just one gaming customer perspective (Score 2) 108

by space_jake (#45598631) Attached to: Valve Joins the Linux Foundation
From what I've read SteamOS is going to be a free standalone OS that you're free to customize and install on any device you want. The Steam Machines Valve will be selling aren't consoles under lock and key, they're just PCs with a form factor more fitting for a living room. SteamOS is supposed to have the ability to stream Windows games from a running Windows box with Steam installed as well. Their new controller, while not likely to completely replace the keyboard and mouse looks pretty promising too. I wouldn't expect them to drive all gaming to controller / console style games.

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