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Comment Re:Why Fox? (Score 1) 288

Why you are such an idiot is beyond me.
Some rich people fly to the USA for treatment, because they are rich and come from second or third world countries.
No one from Europe would fly to the USA for treatment, unless he is an rich idiot.
Why should I apply for citizenship in Denmark or France is beyond me. I'm european. I can freely live in any country in the EU I want. In Denmark, Norway etc. healthcare is free and payed by tax money. Facepalm.

the problem with our Health system
You would be better off if you accepted: you have no health system, facepalm.

Comment Re:Rethink (Score 0) 146

If aomated cars are programmed to avoid accidents at all costs, how did the Tesla run into the trailer?
The Tesla was not an autonomous car. It was on autopilote, which basically means: stay in the lane and keep the speed, avoid running into a car in front of you (on the same lane), it is not able to react on crossing traffic.

How did a google car turn into a bus because there was a sand bag in it's lane.
I don't know about that accident.

Automated cars can only be programmed to avoid accidents at all costs if the people programming them can preconceive all accidents.
This is nonsense.
I suggest to take a course about software development aka "programming"

Comment Re:Why Fox? (Score 3, Interesting) 288

Don't you think that living in a country that has the most expensive "treatment industry", and before Obama basically no "health care" as in the sense of "making it possible for everyone to actually consult a medical" is rather ridiculous?
What is so complicated in simply looking how other countries doe it, e.g. France, Denmark or god forbid China? And copy the good parts?
How one can be against healthcare and claim to live in a first world country is beyond me.

Comment Re:So backwards... (Score 1) 146

If humans where good in avoiding accidents we had not so many accidents in the first place.
And "avoiding an accident" implies: there is an accident about to happen, and only by luck/precaution/whatever the other involved party can avoid it. When all cars are autonomous accidents are only thinkable in the most obscure situations, I can not even imagine one right now (obviously software/hardware failure is an option).

Comment Re:Rethink (Score 1) 146

Firstly an autonomous car is not driven by a (strong) AI, barely half of the algorithms count as weak AI.
Secondly, it is of course programmed to avoid crashes/collisions at all cost.

What else? Why do people believe otherwise is beyond me. Even if no one is injured, the hassle with the insurances to get the damage to the cars sorted is something no one wants to have.

Comment Re:Sea ice extent in Medieval Warm Period? (Score 1) 195

The northern hemisphere os half of the globe

We don't know much about the south during those times because the christians destroyed to much of the written history, or areas like Australia/Newsealand had no written language at those times, which makes gathering of data a bit difficult.

Wikipedia is unfortunately about ten years of research information outdated, so I suggest you take your own advice and read a bit about the topic?

And, frankly, the idea that large scale phenomena like a warming of a whole continent could be a local phenomena, is pretty idiotic, don't you agree?

Comment Re:Sea ice extent in Medieval Warm Period? (Score 1) 195

That is wrong.
The conclusion is as I said before. It was at least on the northern hemisphere a global happening.
And I really doubt that you can measure happenings of such short life span with tree rings. Trees usually don't survive long enough in quantity to be assigned to a period that is just 10 - 30 years long.
Regarding China and Japan, we have written evidence in chronicles that it was unusually warm. (Albeit only discovered during the last ten years).

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