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Comment: Re:It's accomplices all the way down! (Score 2) 255

by zAPPzAPP (#47378327) Attached to: Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice

Probably because it is not a precedence based jurisdiction, so this case has no concern for them. They can relax, wait and battle when/if they are actually target of a lawsuit.
Of course this decission may be an indicator of how the law is to be interpreted, but that is a problem with the law itself and winnning this case for the guy will change nothing about that for the ISPs.

Comment: Another case of 'same, but with a computer' (Score 5, Insightful) 216

by zAPPzAPP (#47170301) Attached to: Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

The first part 'loss of life' should already be covered by simply applying murder and/or manslaughter charges. There is no reason to invent a new law for this, only because it's done with a computer.

The second part 'threat to the country's national security' on the other hand is such a broad term, it is basicly a blank check where they can fill in any sentence for any crime as they wish.

So I guess it's really about the second part, and the first part is only there to give it more weight: 'HACKERS MIGHT KILL YOU!'

Comment: Re:No steering wheel? No deal. (Score 1) 583

by zAPPzAPP (#47106731) Attached to: Google Unveils Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel

The important thing is, that there is an easy and safe fall back mechanism for the automation in case of catastrophic failure.
In this case it is:
- cut the engine, apply brakes.
Easy to perform, even if automation completely fails and can be engineered with multiple rendundancy.

For a plane:
- lower altitude, find safe landing spot, try to land the plane, ???
Can not be done with malfunctioning automation -> human has to be there to take over this job (good luck human..)

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