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Comment Re:Difference in work product (Score 1) 587

These people you talk about are the incompetent ones. The outsourced workers are no better in this area, in fact they are often much much worse. The competent programmers in India generally get a scholarship to the US or Europe, few of them stay in India. This causes a brain drain in India where the ones left are average at best. The education system there also has a big problem with college degrees being purchased. With this bigger population its much harder to shift through them to find competent employees who haven't already been snatched up.

Comment Already exist (Score 1) 143

This stuff mostly already exist, and device with GPS (which these would have to have in order to be geoblocked in the first place), has places in the world they won't work. Primarily though they can't go over a certain speed or altitude, this is to avoid commerical GPS units from being used for guided missiles.

Comment Re:Not really competition. (Score 2) 116

Yep, this is about web games only. That said, WebGL is becoming a powerful replacement, its certainly better than Flash. With Unity now providing an export to WebGL option. Its nice in a way to see WebGL take off. Sure this isn't the future of PC gaming, but it certainly can be a great opportunity for hobbyist and small publishers. It would be smart of Steam to support WebGL games to some degree.

Comment Re:Have to go to learn (Score 1) 222

On the opposite, the most compelling reason to only send robots is that you can sanitize people or plants (you might be able to sanitize seeds, I'm not sure though), without killing them, we cant' even fully sanitize the outside of a spacesuit really, especially if it has to arrive in a craft inhabited by people for months. We haven't yet started really digging into martian soil and examining it closely to find out if there was ever life there. The minute we send people there, we have contaminated Mars. Yes we should eventually send life there, but lets not destroy the evidence before we've even collected it.

Comment Re:How to Break Out? (Score 1) 1042

I think the idea is that theoretically if we could contact the owners of the simulation they could possibly download our minds and place us into their reality. These billionaires don't understand that their billions mean nothing to the simulation owners, they can't bribe their way out. Maybe, just maybe if you are a super genius above all geniuses in even their simulation, they might see a reason to download you. Might..

Comment Re:I wonder... (Score 1) 367

What if say, you could get an hourly rental car like a ZipCar to come pick you up? It hobbles along the road, and a low speed independently. You get in, drive where you need to go, get out, and it hobbles along until it finds another passenger or parking space. Would still be much cheaper than the average taxi service, and not require you to have to walk a vast distance to the nearest parking spot.

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