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Comment: Re:There is a huge flaw to this.... (Score 1) 255

by suutar (#49350697) Attached to: Generate Memorizable Passphrases That Even the NSA Can't Guess

Math issue: 6 words from a list of 1000 is 1000^6 possibilities, not 1000^4, so you're looking at a million seconds rather than 1, or 11 and a half days. Not a whole lot better, but one more word makes it a billion seconds, or 31+ years. (I think you got the 4 from the number of letters per word, which as you point out is not really a relevant factor.)

Comment: Re:Biggest issue is still liability (Score 1) 176

by suutar (#49349753) Attached to: German Auto Firms Face Roadblock In Testing Driverless Car Software

For cases where the only difference is who was making the decisions, I'd say liability should be with the manufacturer. Other cases are similar to existing with-driver cases: parts failure (manufacturer), skipped maintenance (owner), poorly performed maintenance (shop that did the work).

In the end, like with FAA investigations, everything boils down to pilot error and equipment failure, and in many cases "not dealing with equipment failure properly" is considered pilot error. The only question is who's the pilot.

Comment: Re:Biggest issue is still liability (Score 1) 176

by suutar (#49348377) Attached to: German Auto Firms Face Roadblock In Testing Driverless Car Software

So, falling back to first principles... the following car should be prepared for the lead car to do pretty much anything, including drop a bumper (which will come to a stop far faster than either car can brake). If you're not leaving enough room to avoid hitting a fallen bumper, you're too close. Follower at fault, next case.

Comment: Re:OMFG (Score 1) 291

by suutar (#49333623) Attached to: Steve Wozniak Now Afraid of AI Too, Just Like Elon Musk

I'd say a cellphone being a computer depends on the phone. My first cellphone probably had a cpu, but was not feature-rich enough to consider as anything but "appliance". However, your point is a good one; at this point they're all commonplace enough to be considered commodities to some degree, which is not a characteristic of things associated with "only the rich".

I suspect there's still envy and social stratification around (lack of) ownership of these, but "only the rich" isn't as well-supported as it might be for other stuff.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.

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