> I'm actually still kind of confused as to why nobody has made a big powered armor movie yet.
Robot Jox? (ducking) Joe Haldeman wrote the screenplay and impossible as it might seem after viewing the thing today, it did see theatrical release.
If there's a Bizarro world we have to be living in it already.
A black man named Barack Hussein Obama is President of the United States. Gay marriage is legal in all fifty states. Pot is legal in twenty-four. Donald Trump is the presidential nominee for a major political party. The Cubbies and the Indians are in the World Series. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA title this year. Early this year an armed group took over the headquarters of a federal wildlife refuge. Later this year they were arrested for it, stood trial, and walked.
I think the switch happened back when Obama was first elected but it might have been as far back as Reagan.
Well, I'm interested in the product. I imagine others are as well who want to keep a gun at home outside a gun safe but still unusable by an untrained person who might find it. Could be children, could be a colleague rummaging through your desk (with permission), could be the woman who comes every two weeks to clean your house.
There isn't any situation where I'm going to snatch up a gun and want to fire it instantly. I'm simply too afraid of killing the wrong person to do something like that. I'm not a soldier, I'm not a policeman. A fingerprint reader will have plenty of time to reliably match my print because I'm going to take some time before deciding to kill somebody. If I can't take that time, then I guess they are going to kill me.
Yes. The reboot has been a great big sack of nothing in terms of social issues. Putting a gay character onscreen a year after gay marriage has been legalized all over the U.S. is hardly daring filmmaking.
With the Singularity being postponed to 2045, this looks like the best chance for some worldwide disaster^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hexcitement before I die.
But second, they claim they've been doing this to images uploaded to Dropbox. [...] But what happens when they find out their new algorithm -- which compresses AND decompresses! -- has a bug when it hits a certain data condition, and sorry, all your images are corrupted because the EXIF data common to them all triggered the bug.
Assume that the engineers behind this aren't morons. Failing that, read the article. For every newly compressed image, Dropbox does a decompression and a bit-for-bit comparison with the original before replacing the original. If there's an image that triggers a bug that corrupts the image for whatever reason, their test will catch it before the original image is replaced.
You're thinking about the old Google cars. Google changed direction more than a year ago to self-driving cars with no traditional driver controls.
Maybe there's a panic button in there for you to hammer on if the car is heading for a cliff, but there's certainly no steering wheel. One stated reason why Google changed the project scope is that it is unreasonable to expect a human operator to remain attentive when they aren't really driving the car.
TED talk about the project:
Computers don't actually think. You just think they think. (We think.)