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Comment: Re:Insurance (Score 3, Insightful) 343

by tmosley (#49185955) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?
Fault is determined the same way it is today. You can bet your ass that self driving cars will have black boxes full of data on speed, location, orientation, etc. If one causes a wreck, that would probably be the end for that manufacturer from a publicity standpoint. As such, you can bet that any model that hits the road is going to be DAMN safe.

Comment: Re:Responsibility belongs to the driver . . . (Score 1) 343

by tmosley (#49185933) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?
This is like saying "if you're going to be in a cab, you'd better be prepared to take over if the driver has a heart attack".

All you have to do is make sure that the rate of such incidents and the accidents they cause or can't avoid is less than what a human driver, even a somewhat below average one would experience. Let part of the purchase price of the vehicle go toward insurance. If the manufacturer can get the accident rate down, then they will make more money. The incentives are right, just let the market work.

Comment: MS sucks, everything they make is BAD (Score 2) 423

by tmosley (#49183161) Attached to: Microsoft Convinced That Windows 10 Will Be Its Smartphone Breakthrough
You know, after my 360 crapped out for no reason, I swore to never buy another MS product. I got one for free after mail in rebate from Cricket, so I thought I would give it a shot. Had heard good things about Cortana and it was effectively free, so I thought "why not?" Well, the damn thing crashes constantly on about 30% of the websites I go to (internet browsing is my #1 reason for owning a smartphone). If they can't get something as simple as a F&$*^#G web browser to work...well, I stand by my previous oath to never buy another MS product. From here, I won't even take one for free.

Posting from a 9 year old Mac Mini that survived a house fire. Only lost the onboard sound card. Had another older one that was right in the line of fire AND took the full brunt of firehoses and still worked after, losing only the stuff at the bottom of the case.
China

Microsoft Closing Two Phone Factories In China 85

Posted by Soulskill
from the end-call dept.
randomErr writes: Microsoft is closing two factories in China by the end of March. About 9,000 people worked in these factories, and those jobs were cut a while back as part of the company's major restructuring after its Nokia purchase. Much of the equipment located in these factories from Beijing and the southeastern city of Dongguan is being shipped to Vietnam.

Comment: Re:#1 slashdot article submitters (Score 1) 257

by tmosley (#49142993) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
Because there is such a thing as reputation, and concealed carry. Also, I didn't say get rid of governments, I said get them out of the markets. The only possible purpose of a government is to reduce aggression (ie murder, assault, theft, and their derivatives like rape and fraud).

Comment: Re:#1 slashdot article submitters (Score 1) 257

by tmosley (#49142963) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
"Your entire argument is predicated on the existence of land that is free to use by others."

No it isn't. It's predicated on the fact that the government prevents people from starting small businesses. Why do you idiots think the only two possible systems are "Nazi boots on your face at all times" and "OMG ANARCHY"? Did the Nazis crush your head a little more than average?

"If everything is privately owned and they have nothing to offer but labor, which is devalued or valueless in our hypothetical robot-run world, where do they get this money?"

Where do people get money from now? Surely everyone can afford to spend $2.50 for 24 water bottles and sell them for 25 or 50 cents each? If you can't afford that, go to a food pantry.

"If he's starting with nothing,"

Why do you make retarded assumptions? Fuck, he can go sell some plasma and feed himself while making a little stand out of a discarded cardboard box. Just sell sealed, prepackaged stuff that you can buy in minor bulk.

If you want to discuss things, you would do well not to strawman people and go full retard with the reductio ad absurdum.

Comment: Re:#1 slashdot article submitters (Score 1) 257

by tmosley (#49137743) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
You can't get $3 together to buy some bottled water to resell? This isn't hard.

Also note that your argument is the equivalent of saying "well, if the first rung on the ladder isn't on the literal absolute floor, we should let the government raise it up so high you need a college degree to flip burgers."

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