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Comment Re:News at 5... (Score 1) 451

Sigh... this issue is so bloody simple to resolve.

1. Default to a default set of morals, which include a reasonable (but not excessive) degree of self-sacrifice - based around the sort of decisions a "typical" driver would make.

That sounds anything but simple.

Yes it is, it's all about reusing existing quality code, such as face recognition libraries and Wisconsin's Prison-Sentencing Algorithm. I wonder how many repeat offenders there are in 10 average pedestrians.

Comment Re:Wow, someone gets it (Score 4, Insightful) 96

More good stuff ...

the design team removes all unnecessary design. For example, the pages on Gov.UK – the central portal – don’t have any pictures on them. This is because they distract from the information on the page, and user research showed that they reduced the clarity.
“It’d be nice if they like it, don’t get me wrong, but liking is not really a useful metric.” Instead his team looked to see if users have completed an online transaction, or stopped halfway through. Equally, did they find the information they needed and leave a webpage, or did they have to search for more information?

As opposed to having graphical designers design web sites.

Comment Re:This might be part of the reason... (Score 1, Insightful) 125

Here are couple more articles. The level of government sponsored propaganda in Sweden is reaching pretty unprecedented levels ...

How on earth can this be tagged as informative?
The first article discusses possible responses to real growing tensions with Russia. The second is a neo-nazi website, which either tells something about the poster or that he just blindingly googled some crap.

Comment Re:Moral of the story: (Score 1) 147

It's not even as if Java is a huge security problem today. It's effectively been click-to-play by default in all major browsers for a long time, and the plug-in itself then has a bunch more security safeguards before it will trust remote code to do just about anything.

Agree. Expensive enterprise software often relies on applets, that's the way it is and how it will remain for some years.

Now if Java or browsers had the ability to whitelist Java applets, then for an enterprise with control over its own applets, I actually don't see any particular security problem with applets running within a browser. Why not allow enterprises to run software they control and trust?


Microsoft's Skype Drops Modern App In Favour of Old-Fashioned Win32 App 186

mikejuk writes: Microsoft, after putting a lot of effort into persuading us that Universal Apps are the way of the future, pulls the plug on Skype modern app, to leave just the desktop version. Skype is one of Microsoft's flagship products and it has been available as a desktop Win32 app and as a Modern/Metro/WinRT app for some time. You would think that Skype would support Universal Apps, there are few enough of them — but no. According to the Skype blog: 'Starting on July 7, we're updating PC users of the Windows modern application to the Windows desktop application, and retiring the modern application.' Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 Universal Apps as the development platform for now and the future, but its Skype team have just disagreed big time. If Microsoft can't get behind the plan why should developers? (Also at Windows Central and VentureBeat.)

Submission + - Rosetta team proposes landing on comet to finish mission

schwit1 writes: Rather than simply turn off the spacecraft when its funding runs out at the end of 2015, Rosetta's science team have proposed that the mission get a nine month extension, during which they will slowly spiral into the comet and gently land.

Their proposal is similar to what American scientists did with their NEAR spacecraft, which hadn't been designed to land on an asteroid but was successfully eased onto the surface of Eros, where it operated for a very short time.

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