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Comment: Re:Solution looking for a problem (Score 2, Insightful) 115

by zAPPzAPP (#47856049) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?

They were mostly wounded while killing, trying to kill, or assissting in killing other people (you know... combat).
It is kind of a moot point discussing who the 'good guys' are in a war. However usually it is soldiers on both sides. A soldiers saving grace may be, that they are acting under orders and have limited choice in the matter.
However for the same reason I do not see a point why they should have a priviliged status.

All things conssidered they rank pretty low on my sympathy list.
Certainly much lower than a wounded cop for example, who was fighting actual criminals and certainly lower than people who were simply the victim of an accident or violence.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 406

by zAPPzAPP (#47621005) Attached to: Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

I wonder how this could be even possible.

My car for example becomes absolutely hysteric if I place something on the passenger's seat, but do not plugin the safety belt.
Loud warning noises over the speakers, blinking front display, getting increasingly urgent/annyoing if I do not prombtly react.
Same reaction if I leave the driver's seat with the key still in the ignition, too.

And this is a middle class Opel Astra.

Yet this car with all its automation is oblivious to the empty driver''s seat?

I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky