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Comment Re:This is new, and somehow patriotic sounding... (Score 1) 291

The fact here though is that this douche nozzle is just a DA. According to the website: the responsibility of the Manhattan DA is:

The District Attorney's Office represents the People of the State of New York in bringing charges against a suspect in a court of law. The New York County District Attorney's Office has the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute crimes in the borough of Manhattan.

His role is to represent the people. In this instance he is not representing the people or prosecuting. He is just furthering an agenda.

Comment Re:The concept is not that difficult (Score 1) 223

So in the modern world of "you don't own the machine or software" you merely license it, this would mean ms and apple can look at your machine at any moment since you don't and cannot own it? If ownership of what you bought was a right, then perhaps what you are suggest might make sense. But these days there is precious a citizen can and does own.

Comment Re:I'm not convinced. (Score 1) 397

Google driverless cars are already using lidar/radar and sonar and cameras as well as gps etc. saying they can't work at night is decidedly untrue. A heavy snowstorm isn't an issue because of risibility it is a result of non standard traffic patterns etc that might emerge. Google is using lidar already on these vehicles. To be honest, the driverless car piece is likely not their main focus. It is the free time that people can use google services in during commutes alongside the ability to map areas using lidar for an improved 3d google earth.maps experience. Their drones/delivery service is more about data collection than delivering diapers to families.

Comment Re:I'm not convinced. (Score 3, Informative) 397

Fucking google car's sensors can't see in the dark or in the rain....

Which Google sensor" can't see in the rain? You are saying that radar, and sonar and LIDAR aren't able to see in the dark? I've used all three with full success in darkness. Please stop talking out of your ass. If you think Google's driverless cars use a single sensor then why are you wasting peoples time here?

Comment Re:Why not just lock down the radio portion? (Score 1) 144

i would prefer that the power that be don't have a black box sitting on my network.I guess it will turn me into a scofflaw, as they try to further restrict my right to control my own devices. If I am causing radio interference it will be easily remedied on the local level. Who needs black boxes and a government telling me i can't run my own devices how i see fit.

Comment Re:What about the rights of those injured by firea (Score 0) 1165

The fact that suicide is listed as a homicide (The largest rate of gun violence in America is self inflicted), the rates would be shifted to other forms of violence. Do you think that suicides would magically cease because there were no guns? People wanting to die, is a sad problem, simplistic knee jerk nickelodeon responses like "make all guns disappear and we will all be friends" are naive at best, but more likely disingenuous and deliberately misinformed.

Comment Re:Considering how fast Google ditched China (Score 1) 381

If France gets the offensive (right to be forgotten) content removed from the source then all of this political grandstanding is moot. Get the source to remove the content, and then forbid the EU from using cached indexes in Google. Why demand more from Google to do their record destruction? This is more about control than it is about privacy.

Comment Re:Considering how fast Google ditched China (Score 1) 381

Or perhaps, they don't believe France has the right to tell the rest of the world what they can read/know. Why doesn't France demand the published sites of record remove it, and then it would be purged from Googles index accordingly? If it was truly about clearing the information from public scrutiny they wouldn't be placing the responsibility on Google.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.