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Comment Re:Pocket Computers (Score 1) 352

(just the opposite when you think of drones)

It's hard to call remote controlled aircraft aka drones "robots", which are autonomous machines capable of making decisions without human intervention.

But that's also the reason why the self-driving robot cars seem to be coming true, with vehicles similar to Google's driverless car.

Comment Re:Seems to be a systemic problem. (Score 4, Insightful) 144

I wouldn't necessarily agree with you, look at google maps which have improved in quality, But this happened through a dedicated commitment to the project.

But in the other hand I have noticed that there are google "quality control" issues which I have experienced. A few of the patents in Google Patents have bad and unreadable pages (especially with the drawings) or are scanned crooked as an example.

I suspect that the wireless network is oversubscribed where you have people jamming each other (and the router) to get into a local router. This can be a problem with any radio technology when you have too many users on a channel. And google probably does not make money on this project and hence allocate resources for other things.

But this is a larger issue with WiFi networks in general. People think it's an infinite resource and can replace traditional wires everywhere. I assure you, it is not and can not.

Comment Re:Let's fix the problems with Law School (Score 1) 58

>Reduce the graduation rate, supply and demand will increase their fees.

Yes, then we have a large number of $500/hr attorneys that no one can afford, except for the wealthiest among us and large corporations. Making the problem worse.

As I said, one thing that would help is getting the ABA stranglehold of the two day hazing exercise known as the bar exam. I know that most in the legal profession (and yourself) will hate this, but their emperor has no clothes.

Comment Let's fix the problems with Law School (Score 1) 58

The problem is we are graduating a lot of attorneys with $150K+ school debt so they charge $300 an hour for their services. Simply, we have too many attorneys that no one can afford!

I would submit that the stranglehold on the bar exam that the ABA has be loosened and allow accredited online law schools. I know that many believe in the "socratic method", but it doesn't mean a hill of beans if no one can afford it!

Comment Re:The shortage is an intentionally perpetuated my (Score 1) 401

We need plumbers, electricians, and carpenters, and they can earn a good living, but nobody seems to care about them.

So we can re-inflate the housing bubble with a lot of new homes that no one can really afford to buy?? The fact is all those who were in the construction/housing market are struggling themselves.

There was a day that as a nation we would take on national infrastructure projects to help stimulate the economy. But we have a congress much more willing to sit on their hands than account for themselves.

IBM

SCO v. IBM Is Officially Reopened 104

stoilis writes "Groklaw reports that the SCO vs IBM case is officially reopened: 'The thing that makes predictions a bit murky is that there are some other motions, aside from the summary judgment motions, that were also not officially decided before SCO filed for bankruptcy that could, in SCO's perfect world, reopen certain matters. I believe they would have been denied, if the prior judge had had time to rule on them. Now? I don't know.'"
Movies

Green Lantern Writer To Pen Blade Runner Sequel 326

First time accepted submitter MovieEnthusiast writes "Alcon Entertainment, the production company that own the rights to Blade Runner, have announced that the Blade Runner sequel will be re-written by Michael Green (The Green Lantern) and hinted at other possible Blade Runner spin-offs. From the press release: 'Writer Michael Green is in negotiations to do a rewrite of Alcon Entertainment's "Blade Runner" sequel penned by Hampton Fancher ("Blade Runner," "The Minus Man," "The Mighty Quinn") and to be directed by Ridley Scott. Fancher's original story/screenplay is set some years after the first film concluded. Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, along with Ridley Scott. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO's of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Green recently completed rewrites on "Robopocalypse" and Warners Bros "Gods and Kings."'"

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