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Comment Re:Reckless endangerment (Score 1) 177

It varies a lot by state (and even more outside the US). The intent to kill isn't a hard requirement for attempted murder - sometimes the line is drawn at an intentional action that could reasonably cause death. Seems like the sort of charge an ambitious prosecutor might try on.

Also worth noting: if maliciously calling in a fake 911 call is a felony, then in most states it would be murder if someone actually died as a result.

Comment Re:Death To All Jews (Score 1) 905

But why should there be a risk?

It's newsworthy is PDP turned out to actually be a white supremist or somesuch, given his following. But that's clearly not the case here. This was simply "PDP did something tasteless, like so many of his videos", not even newsworthy.

But it's not about truth or what newsworthy, is it? It's about forwarding the narrative, and punishing the heretics. And only that.

Comment Re: 3 years probation (Score 5, Insightful) 177

I agree that American police break down doors in far too many instances when they shouldn't, but you need to quit being so dramatic. They got a credible report of a hostage situation - they SHOULD roll up armed

The correct response to a reported hostage situation is absolutely not to have a bunch of over-armed thugs in mall-ninja gear kick down the door. The correct response is a negotiator, a sniper, some normal cops in vests, and patience. You know, how SWAT teams worked before the cops starting playing soldier.

Comment Re:Totally disagree (Score 1) 83

Robot wars used differing hardware. The fun was in that, not so much the bot AI.

This will be interesting until the meta-game is solved. Once everyone is using the same optimizations, it's over. I guess that's fine for showcasing advancements in self-driving cars.

Hmm, OK, I can see this being a longer term thing if used for rally instead of boring circuit races. Having the bots race through mud and ice and so on would be much more interesting, both to watch and in the tech.

OTOH, once the AI gets good, a series allowing more normal variation of the hardware becomes an interesting engineering show. Without driver safety to worry about, you'd probably end up with cars moving near the speed of sound (as with slot-car racing today).

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