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Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

KingTank They should have just put a damn light on it (363 comments)

So people would know when they're being recorded. It's ruined now because even if they add one, people will forever wonder if you just have an older version without the light.

about a month ago

The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

KingTank Does the author even use Facebook? (260 comments)

Everyone knows there's very little socializing going on on Facebook. Facebook is just there so you can pretend to be friends with people you don't really like. You can't be yourself on there because everybody's parents and bosses and neighbors are on there watching everything you do. It's the Potemkin villiage of friendship.

about a month ago

Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

KingTank Now that's news for nerds (519 comments)

BRB got some photography to do.

about a month and a half ago

Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

KingTank Seems like an overly specific concept (745 comments)

We could be part of a computer program, but I don't see why it has to be a simulation. In fact we already know that computer programs which do not simulate the universe are possible, so it seems much more likely that such a program is not a simulation. Our laws of physics might be representations of something completely abstract in the "host" universe.

about 2 months ago

House Committee Approves Bill Banning In-Flight Phone Calls

KingTank "It's just common sense" (366 comments)

...so lets make a federal case out of it.

about 2 months ago

Fighting Gamer Rage With an Arduino Based Biometrics Headset

KingTank GRRRR! (59 comments)

GRRRR! It's not caused by my inability to cope! It's caused by my laggy connection, n00b! GRRR!

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?

KingTank Bitcoin (533 comments)

Probably some loop used in Bitcoin mining.

about 3 months ago

Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits

KingTank Irony (554 comments)

Your body is too irony from all those multivitimins. Seriously, though. Its ironic that they want people "to stop wasting their money", but they'll probably make it so you need a prescription to get vitamins.

about 4 months ago

EU Court Holds News Website Liable For Readers' Comments

KingTank Re:This is not EU law... (246 comments)

Estonian law holds news website liable for comments. The European court has ruled that Estonian law does not breach the human rights conventions. Ironically, I could not comment on the Computerworld article due to a "Forbidden (403)" error.

Is it ironic, or is it a direct consequence of this court decision?

about 6 months ago

How long before most automobile driving is done by computers?

KingTank Might never be fully autonomous (472 comments)

Could turn out that liability issues will prevent full autonomy. There will certainly be systems that make it much much safer to drive "distracted", so that you don't have to worry about staying in your lane, or maintaining a safe following distance. Autonomous braking might improve to the point where it's safe to follow just off the bumper of the car in front of you, so we'll get the traffic congestion mitigating advantages of autonomous cars without full autonomy. But you'll still have to stay awake and sit at a steering wheel and pedals so you can swerve or brake on demand when something unexpected happens.

about 6 months ago

Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights

KingTank Re:No conservation of responsibility. (1440 comments)

So it makes more sense to say it's perfectly OK to deliberately ignore the lights and just sit there reading text messages while blocking the intersection? Or just sit there because you feel like it? Obviously if you have a heart attack, you're not going to take any blame.

about 7 months ago

45% of U.S. Jobs Vulnerable To Automation

KingTank Cut hours 45% (625 comments)

Problem solved.

about 7 months ago

China's Secret Scientific Megaprojects

KingTank Re:The Civ feeling (142 comments)

They don't seem to be afraid of large projects. I hope they build the first fusion reactor. That would really teach the rest of the world not to underfund that kind of thing and just dick around for 40+ years.

about 7 months ago

EU Proposes To Fit Cars With Speed Limiters

KingTank Speed limits don't work (732 comments)

A slow driver is a bored and inattentive driver. If you take away from the driver even the task of monitoring his speed, drivers are just going to get even more bored and inattentive.

about 8 months ago

How Human Psychology Holds Back Climate Change Action

KingTank It's not psychological at all (530 comments)

People in general seem to be motivated. They're sufficiently obsessed with driving a car that gets 31 mpg instead of 29, or weatherizing their homes to cut a few pennies off their electric bill. The real problem is that people don't understand how irrelevant all of that is. We can only fix the problem if we drastically change our transportation and energy infrastructure. It's a lack of intelligence rather than a lack of motivation.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

KingTank Just Do It For Fuck's Sake (892 comments)

Stop being a grovelling little pansy. Show your boss that treating his employees like shit has consequences.

about 8 months ago


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