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Comment Re:I won't trust a Telsa autopilot for a long time (Score 1) 160

You're assuming that the human would have made a better decision.

I think most humans would have NOT kept driving at full speed into a giant tractor trailer. But that's just a guess.

Now, don't think that I am against self driving cars. My post specifically mentioned Tesla's autopilot. In the long term, I think self driving cars will prevent many, many more deaths than they might cause. My issue is that the very first thing any self driving car should be able to do is know if something is blocking it's path. Literally the first thing it should 'learn' to do. Given that it failed this test (spectacularly, I might add), I wouldn't touch a Tesla autopilot system for a long time.

Yet here we have a case where in the future this accident won't likely happen.

Really? Why would you think that? Tesla didn't properly program/test this scenario the first time. Why do you think they would get it right the next time? See my examples of other, similar modes of failure that could cause this.

Assuming any system is perfect on day one is asinine.

I'm not asking for perfection. I'm asking that an autopilot system deployed to consumers can do the first, basic task of any autopilot system: Know if something is in your way, and stop if there is. If it can't do that bare minimum task, I won't use it.

I will happily tolerate many deaths...

Thanks for offering to Beta Test the Tesla autopilot system :-)

Comment I won't trust a Telsa autopilot for a long time. (Score 2) 160

When I found out the cause of the fatal wreck (the sky was cloudy white, and so was the trailer!) I couldn't believe it. You would think that the FIRST thing you do with an autopilot program is to make sure it can see properly in front of the vehicle. Or combine it with radar. Or... something. But an autopilot that runs full speed into a giant truck/trailer without even realizing that it is even there is a complete and utter failure. What would happen if there was a blue trailer that was a similar color of the blue sky? Or an empty flatbed trailer. Would it run into those as well?

Comment Re:Numbers Are Easy (Score 1) 224

I question your definition of 'perfect sense':

So, the 325i is a 2.5 liter? OK, sounds good.

So the 2.7 liter should be 327i, right? Oh, no, wait it's 325e?

Oh, there is ANOTHER 2.7 liter model? THAT one must be the 327i, correct? What? It's the 528e? Where did the 8 come from?

You already lost me.

Comment Confirmed? (Score 1) 314

Now officials at the local record office say they have finally been able to confirm that remarkable date as genuine.

Really? There were no details given on this. Did they find his original birth certificate? I didn't realize Indonesia had such great recordkeeping that long ago. Frankly, I find this whole story as BS. Dec. 31st, 1870? Sounds like somebody just filled in a random date because they had no idea how old he was.

Comment California not experiencing climate change? (Score 1) 448

I'm curious. When there is flooding due to heavy rains, it is because of climate change that makes the oceans warmer, etc. Does that mean that California (in a severe drought for the last several years), is NOT experiencing climate change? We would kill for some flooding around here.

Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 118

This guy isn't right at all. Because if he is right, then all I have to do to keep my incriminating papers out of a court of law is to write everything in some obscure language that I know. Then, when they try to present it in court, it will be incomprehensible to the court and jury. They will then have to have it translated... which will fundamentally alter it. This guy is trying to be too clever, but his argument falls apart really quickly.

Comment Re:Paying you off (Score 1) 482

But if you take that package you are saying you can be bought for the cost of the package

Um, yeah. It's called a salary. They are saying, "If you do this job, we will give you this money." I'm not sure what your issue is with this.

Personally I prefer to not dig my own grave.

No, your grave has already been dug, and you will be in the grave at some point. It's just a matter of how long do you want to delay it.

Now if the severance package has two commas in the number that's a different story because then they aren't paying me to train my replacement, they are paying me to retire.

Sooooo... you CAN be bought, if the price is right? Sounds like you don't have a spine either.

H1Bs are for when they cannot find domestic talent. If they are training their replacement then clearly the talent already exists domestically.

Agree 100%. I'm shocked that they aren't being prosecuted for abuse of the H1-B system.

Comment Re:It's Heartbreaking you're not in Jail (Score 1) 482

People on the left believe there should be more legal immigration,

Which is why they want to give illegal immigrants here citizenship? If they were really for legal immigration, they would push to open up quotas for LEGAL immigrant applications, and streamline the immigration process. Yet they are out there fighting deportations and trying to go around congress to grant permanent residence to illegal immigrants.

Comment Is there really a debate to this? (Score 1) 165

a former employee of Korn/Ferry International research firm,

This person was not an employee of the company. Any reasonable person would conclude that using another employee's password to access a database to a company that you no longer work for is not authorized. Authorization would be acquiring your own password from the company's IT staff, or a direct statement from management that you could use the employee's credentials to access said database.

Trying to equate this with sharing my Netflix account is wrong. The Netflix account belongs to me, so I can give authorization for another person to use it. I paid for access to Netflix.

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