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Comment Re:Inevitable (Score 1) 161

Modern cruise missiles have a radio link, often via satcom, that is up almost the entire flight. Many can be re-targeted until they self-destruct.

With handfuls of devices communicating via a very difficult-to-access network, you can have some reasonable security. But what happens when you have many devices operating within "reach" of attackers?

Comment Re:Inevitable (Score 4, Interesting) 161

There already are sentry guns, so we already have killer robots. But note that they are stationary. That limits their potential to do harm. Making mobile killbots is a whole other thing.

It's highly true that we cannot make a network completely secure and also use it at this time. It's just too complicated. Killbots have to be stupid. If they are autonomous, the only way to "make sure" nobody else is hacking them and using them against you is to have them sever their radio connection after accepting an order, and to not accept any further communications. And lo, the oldest form of killbot is the cruise missile.

Comment Re:Get a cheap PC that 10 years old, add PFSense (Score 2) 316

LOL, give me a break. Entire nations are built on foundations of hating America. It's not going to stop any time soon and if we ever did like you wanted you'd just change to a new issue.

Remember the gay marriage thing? Supreme Court ruled it legal. What was the reaction? "Hooray for America"? Hell no, it was "well it was about fucking time." Followed by an immediate retargeting of America-hate onto different subjects. It will never stop, it can't stop. People have too much invested in it.

Comment The first rule (Score 1) 161

The first rule of elites and villains: never create something which has the capability of destroying you. This man is warning against a creation that could destroy him and his kind. He's right to be alarmed. It's bad enough we have Youtube and Reddit spewing the real story to the masses, these kind of weapons could be much worse.

Comment Re:Capacity planning (Score 2) 194

An experienced event planner would likely have made the situation worse. At a typical event,

An experienced event planner would have seen atypical events, that's what makes experience valuable.

An intelligent person would have asked cellphone companies to deploy temporary cells for the event, or even had some partner come in and blanket the park with free Wi-Fi. It could have been an opportunity. Instead, it was a disaster.

Comment Re:A knife is dangerous.. (Score 1) 97

California bans some types of knives entirely, such as a knife that is balanced and can be thrown,

Wrong, and also wrong. You cannot sell throwing knives in the state of California, or carry them, but you can own them and keep them at your home and transport them in the trunk of your vehicle. The knives which are banned entirely are those designed specifically for concealment, like lipstick knives, or cane swords; spring-loaded knives, like switch blades; and also butterfly knives, which yes is a stupid restriction, as is the restriction on switch blades.

Comment Re:I want a pony and blowjob (Score 1) 90

OK. We're putting you in charge of 'splainin to all the grieving widows and children why we equipped their dead fathers with swords and pea shooters and they were massacred by Chino-Russian murder drones.

Well, I'm probably going to need staff for that, so that we can draw them a map between their child's death, and corporate profit. I wouldn't want to do them a disservice by lying to them.

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