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Submission + - Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence (bbc.com)

techtech writes: President Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks in 2010.
The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release.
She was sentenced to 35 years in 2013 for her role in leaking diplomatic cables to the anti-secrecy group.
The leak was one of the largest breaches of classified material in US history.

Comment Re:Translation (Score 1) 357

Maybe Uber is planning on selling the cars to people who would then make it available to Uber when they're not using it? They could offer incentives on rate, priority, etc. to make it more attractive. Drivers have to buy a car anyway.

If Uber doesn't provide self-driving cars, someone else will. Not surprising they want to get a head start on this.

Comment Re:Understandable, but foolish (Score 1) 386

So if you don't think you'd like it, don't do it. Do you really think they haven't considered any of the changes and challenges they would be subjected to? Do you think the people of the future would be unable to make any accommodations for the people they went to great lengths to revive?

Additionally, there will likely be hundreds or thousands of people frozen- it's likely that any new cure which works for one person would work for many. There will be many challenges for anyone revived, but they are not much greater than challenges people have overcome in the past, and they will probably not face them alone.

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