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Comment Re:Lots of companies want Win10 (Score 1) 83

Yeah though defense contractors may not even be happy with just being able to turn off windows telemetry. I don't think they would want an OS that even has that code anywhere. They scan every program on our computer pretty much each time it is used to make sure it doesn't export data already.

Comment Re:Unfortunately no and I have a reason (Score 1) 374

I constantly switch between the major C languages (not a major feat), C, C++, Java, C# and my resume has Visual Basic, Ada, Python, Perl, Assembly, FORTRAN, Lab Windows, digital hardware design and a few others I can't remember. I just never got a good handle on the mathematical notation used in algorithms, probably because I only used in in classes, pretty much all my jobs use natural language requirements.

Comment Re: Dangerous (Score 1) 364

I bought a smart phone because I have an addiction to playing games and develop them in my free time. The trade off of possibly being tracked 24/7 by these companies is particularly annoying but less of a drive relative to my addiction. And my phone is more than a year past its contract end, with a cracked display and running just fine. They want me to buy a new phone but new ones don't add anything my current one can't do. On the other hand, having a car lock the doors on me and not letting my unlock them because the AI deems it safer, kind of scares the crap out of me.

So specifically, what was it I DONT want?

Comment Re: Dangerous (Score 2) 364

To add to this, I personally much prefer the Boeing autopilot mentality over the Airbus autopilot mentality (I think they are still generally using this approach). The Boeing approach was the autopilot does its thing until the pilot wants to do something else. The Airbus approach was the autopilot will ignore the pilot if they do something dangerous. This is believed to have led to at least one crash when the autopilot prevented the pilot from taking action (there is however controversy over the actual cause ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/....

Fine if they want to tell me I'm doing something potentially suicidal and resist my attempts but I'm still not ready to have a computer take full control from me when it thinks it knows better. Maybe I need to just stop and trust the AI, but I've tested certified software going into airplanes, I'm not willing to put my full trust into it.

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