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Comment Re:Why Fox? (Score 1) 223

Why you are such an idiot is beyond me.
Some rich people fly to the USA for treatment, because they are rich and come from second or third world countries.
No one from Europe would fly to the USA for treatment, unless he is an rich idiot.
Why should I apply for citizenship in Denmark or France is beyond me. I'm european. I can freely live in any country in the EU I want. In Denmark, Norway etc. healthcare is free and payed by tax money. Facepalm.

the problem with our Health system
You would be better off if you accepted: you have no health system, facepalm.

Comment False equivalency (Score 1) 223

I believe an important distinction is that Gitmo was not closed after 8 years of promises and the President leaving office without it getting done.

Obama was actually trying to close Gitmo, because it's a travesty against liberty and justice. This was a constitutionally sound, well thought out, and highly principled stance.

Trump was not actually trying to give us good healthcare, because either he has no idea what he's doing, or he is specifically trying to benefit monied interests rather than actually see that good healthcare is made broadly available to the citizens. This is the stance of (take your pick) an idiot or an evil person.

Yes, both were stymied by congress. But:

Obama's Gitmo effort is fairly described as "good intent, stymied by congress, AKA failure."

Trump's ACHA is effort fairly described as "bad intent, stymied by congress, AKA failure."

People claiming doomsday for President Trump are foolish.

Based on the ACHA failure, certainly. It was just terrible legislation that made him look like an idiot. Being an idiot isn't cause for impeachment. Otherwise we'd have been rid of Bush II early on. :/

However, based on Trump's continuing spewage of falsehoods, his campaign's complicity with Russian manipulation of the election, based on his utilizing the presidency to take financial advantage... I wouldn't be too sure that us saying "President Pence", and fairly soon, is all that unlikely.

Trump is obviously incompetent at the job. Between that, and his continual coloring outside the ethical and legal lines, and that of the campaign that resulted in his election, his future as president is by no means certain to extend a full four years.

Comment Re:Rethink (Score 1) 119

If aomated cars are programmed to avoid accidents at all costs, how did the Tesla run into the trailer?
The Tesla was not an autonomous car. It was on autopilote, which basically means: stay in the lane and keep the speed, avoid running into a car in front of you (on the same lane), it is not able to react on crossing traffic.

How did a google car turn into a bus because there was a sand bag in it's lane.
I don't know about that accident.

Automated cars can only be programmed to avoid accidents at all costs if the people programming them can preconceive all accidents.
This is nonsense.
I suggest to take a course about software development aka "programming"

Comment Re:Not all wrecks can be avoided (Score -1) 119

You sound like a whining little cunt lawyer. There must be a logical reason why you have no clue and no possible way to see the big picture. Our current transportation system sucks. It's equal to having a 911 event every 2 weeks. It's actually even worse if you count the injured. They need to confine all vehicles to an autonomous track system . Then the track can monitor the autonomous cars. This type of system is the only sustainable way.

Comment Re:Why Fox? (Score 2) 223

Don't you think that living in a country that has the most expensive "treatment industry", and before Obama basically no "health care" as in the sense of "making it possible for everyone to actually consult a medical" is rather ridiculous?
What is so complicated in simply looking how other countries doe it, e.g. France, Denmark or god forbid China? And copy the good parts?
How one can be against healthcare and claim to live in a first world country is beyond me.

Comment Re:So backwards... (Score 1) 119

If humans where good in avoiding accidents we had not so many accidents in the first place.
And "avoiding an accident" implies: there is an accident about to happen, and only by luck/precaution/whatever the other involved party can avoid it. When all cars are autonomous accidents are only thinkable in the most obscure situations, I can not even imagine one right now (obviously software/hardware failure is an option).

Comment Re:Rethink (Score 1) 119

Firstly an autonomous car is not driven by a (strong) AI, barely half of the algorithms count as weak AI.
Secondly, it is of course programmed to avoid crashes/collisions at all cost.

What else? Why do people believe otherwise is beyond me. Even if no one is injured, the hassle with the insurances to get the damage to the cars sorted is something no one wants to have.

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