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Comment LMFAO (Score 1) 289

"[Chris] Urmson says these sorts of questions might be unresolved simply because engineers haven’t yet gotten to them."

Chris Urmson is the "director of the Google car team." He's guessing as to why his team hasn't solved problems yet, or if they've even attempted? It's like Google isn't even really taking this seriously.

Comment Not going to happen until we have human-level AI. (Score 1) 289

I have been saying this for years. We are nowhere near the human-level AI that would be required for an actual self-driving car - there are an infinite number of scenarios that are impossible for any modern computer to handle - and when we do achieve that true AI, in decades or maybe hundreds of years, a self-driving car will be one of the least important possibilities. I will utterly stand by my prediction right up until I see a self-driving car in any real-world variable conditions. I will admit, I do not understand why Google is pretending they can achieve this; they should know better than anyone all the impossibilities.

Comment Re:Slippery Slope (Score 1) 186

Yes, and it's indefensible. I'm sure we'd all love to have the world forget about our past mistakes, which would be nice in a completely one-sided way. It fails to take into account anyone else affected by those mistakes, who will now lose the ability to search and reference events that legitimately affected their lives.

Comment More of money=power. (Score 1) 186

Yes, very much so.

Also anyone with the resources/money can still find any of this information. This "privacy through obscurity" will shift informational power back towards those with money, rather than the obviously preferable democratization of information the internet had enabled and encouraged.

Comment Patents and Copyrights are obsolete. (Score 5, Insightful) 131

They have no place in the modern world, if they ever had a place at all. Creating art is a privilege and invention is the nature of intelligence, they will happen just fine without greed as the motivation. Down with unfettered capitalism, live like rational humans instead of psychopaths.

Comment Re:Performance/Price: AMD always wins. (Score 1) 345

Concerning power consumption, technically probably not, but I suppose I'm referring to home users. Even if you work out all the math for difference in electricity costs, it's not going to make a difference unless you're putting heavy loads on your computer every single day (busy servers, your whole life is gaming, etc). Realistically for home users the difference would only be a few $ per year. Of course it's obvious for data centers that they will save money by paying more for power saving CPU's. For home users the computer is idle most of the time anyway. Reference for cost/CPU wattage:

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