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Comment Re:Lessons re-learned (Score 1) 110

Actually, GP is correct and you are missing the point. If the software was open source, you, or Russia, or anyone could use it to make a CLONE. That STILL would not solve the issue of LinkedIn not storing the collected data in Russia. You cannot force a large corporation to move their ALREADY EXISTING data to another country simply by forking their open source software and making some changes.

The issue Russia seems to have is they want the DATA inside Russia, presumably because they want unfettered access to it. Open sourcing the software absolutely will not "solve" that for them.

Comment Re: Basic small-government argument. (Score 1) 357

So, your argument is that because nobody who is willing to risk safety would worry about getting a permit, we should just get rid of the permits? That's the stupidest thing I have heard today (so far).

I have no idea what CA's requirements are to obtain a permit, but I would presume that any company that is serious about SDC's should be able to get one with little difficulty. If they aren't, I most certainly wouldn't want to share the road with them. This is just Uber being a petulant child because they don't think they have to play by the same rules everyone else does, and I REALLY don't want to share the road with a company that can't be bothered to even get a damn permit. I mean if they don't want to follow that (presumably simple) rule, what other rules or laws are they going to break?

Comment Re: Basic small-government argument. (Score 2) 357

They make the roads safer by not allowing any idiot with a Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone and a tenuous grasp of engineering to run their own "self driving car". If you want to test an SDC on CA roads, you have to get a permit. Even if it doesn't demonstrably make the streets safer, it certainly reduces the RISK of something bad happening.

Comment Re:Such a bad idea (Score 2) 105

The last time I was in Germany, in the early 90s, the yellow-to-green thing was pretty annoying. If you were first at the light and you didn't start rolling when that light turned yellow, everyone would start honking at you. Didn't matter that you technically couldn't go until it turned green, that didn't stop the impatient ones from laying on the horn.

Comment They're ALREADY getting paid (Score 1) 67

I already pay my provider for my internet service. They are entitled to nothing more than that.

Facebook and other services like it require no monetary compensation on the part of the consumer, and the service collects data in exchange for using it.

Both services are paid, one with money, one with data. Why do you think you should get both?

Comment Re:Not Surprising (Score 1) 333

They know exactly why people are still using Win 7. Especially when you consider that the update from 7 to 10 was AUTOMATIC for most lay people. The rest of us still on 7 are here because we blocked the update to 10. In most cases, because we didn't want the damn spyware, or the horrible UI, or the lack of control over updates.

The reason they are trying to push telemetry to 7 now is not to find out why we're still using it, but to gather as much sellable data as they can.

Comment Re:Sorry - whose car is this? (Score 1) 305

They specifically state that it is only permissible on their upcoming "Tesla Network", which is presumably their own version of Uber or Lyft, so it seems likely that this probably is about both liability AND profits. You can't use it on any other ride sharing network, and I'll bet the terms of use for their network specifically waives liability for them.

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