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

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

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..)

Comment Re:Ridiculous (Score 2) 334

This is not at all a bizarre ruling.
It is totally in line with Germany's privacy laws and there are a lot of similar rulings.

The fact you are talking about copyright, when this has nothing at all to do with it, shows that you do not understand the laws ('Persönlichkeitsrecht') the ruling is based upon.

Comment Re:Liable *of not acting upon obvious infringement (Score 1) 164

Investigating this would involve a lot of work:
1) Figuring out who, or what 'Robin Thicke' is.
2) Matching the music on the site, if there is any, with whatever this person/band produces and see if its the same stuff.
3) Check wether they have the rights to distribute it.

I personally would not know how to even manage step 3 and I do not see how it could be economical for the company to go through this procedure for every email/automatic complaint they receive.
Forwarding the complaint seems like the reasonable solution. They are not even the hoster of the material/website after all.

Comment Re:Wii U problem is not underpowered. (Score 1) 559

If the target market is defined as casuals, that do not care that much about graphics and just want the cheap entry level, but fun gaming console, then why would those people buy an upgraded Wii?
The Wii sold a lot of consoles, so I'll assume this target demographic mostly already owns a Wii.

What does the upgrade offer these Wii owners? Better graphics? But we just defined graphics as not important.

The way I see it, the only really important upgrade in graphics is the one that makes it look acceptable on the current standard of fullHD TVs.
And this seems to be a problem while maintaining super cheap.

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