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Comment: Re:An ever bigger torpedo (Score 3, Insightful) 208

by sunking2 (#49628683) Attached to: Self-Driving Big Rigs Become a Reality
The problem isn't the 99.99%, but the .01% where the right thing has to be done quickly. Take for example the small tunnel near me. It's a 4 lane, 2 in each direction. While being repaired it's down to a two lane, with cones all over telling you to move into the other direction lane to proceed. Cops all over directing traffic, really it's a pretty chaotic situation with no defined way to navigate it other than taking in what is going on and doing the right thing. No two cops direct traffic the same way, no two construction zones are set up the same way. Each one is a learn as you go, something humans excel at even if it's a 16 year old kid who just got their license. This is the Achilles heel of automated driving and we're quite a number of years away from sorting it all out.

Comment: Re:This validates the US policy... (Score 1) 737

by sunking2 (#49345567) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident
Much better to leave someone alone with no way of interacting with them to try to talk them out of it. It's much easier to crash a plane into the ground when you can't see the fear and faces of those around you. Fool proof, of course not. But it would have given them a better chance of survival.

Comment: Re:Wait... (Score 2) 254

by sunking2 (#49283177) Attached to: Evolution Market's Admins Are Gone, Along With $12M In Bitcoin
This is more about what happens when the people selling the illegal goods are no longer the mafia or cartel and instead is Walter White from season 1. In the good old days anyone who stole their money, real or virtual, would end up with a Columbian Necktie. That tends to keep the money handlers honest.

Comment: If only there was a way. (Score 3, Informative) 188

"This week I got an angry email from a friend who had just rented a car from Hertz: “Did you know Hertz is putting cameras in rental cars!? This is bullsh*t. I wonder if it says they can tape me in my Hertz contract.” He sent along this photo of a camera peeping at him from out of his “NeverLost,” a navigational device that the company has started putting in many of its cars:"

Here's a crazy idea, read the contract you signed.

Comment: Don't care for him anymore (Score 1) 681

by sunking2 (#49111245) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge
For a smart guy he really should realize that the best way to get people to change their opinions is not to constantly insult them. Every time I see him he seems to take the approach that he is smarter than you and you are an idiot if you don't agree.

Now Dean Kaman is a much better example of an education advocate for the purpose of education, not political agenda. And he's actually a really good guy.

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.

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