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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Lunix Nutcase Re:Mandatory panic! (415 comments)

I was talking about China as was the person I responded to. And just to correct myself, apparently 3 years ago they stopped executing people for it.

http://www.newser.com/story/11...

3 days ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Lunix Nutcase Re:Mandatory panic! (415 comments)

And they'll even execute you for non-violent offenses like not paying your taxes.

4 days ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

Way to not address my points. You've simply repeated your assertion. Why would any bank finance a car loan without insurance? That would be monumentally stupid.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

If you were financing car loans would you do so without requiring it be insured? That would be an extremely dumb thing not to do.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

Why would finance companies and state governments not still require you to carry insurance? No finance company is going to give you a car loan and not require you to insure it. Your post is hilariously naïve.

Oh and the insurance companies are hugely greater in size than car dealerships. Car dealers are chumps in comparison.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

Accidents and injuries have been decreasing for more than a decade. And yet you're still required to have insurance both by financing companies and state governments.

There is absolutely zero reason to believe that finance companies and state governments will not still require insurance even when cars are automated.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

Do unicorns and flying pigs exist in that fantasy world, too?

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

And the government requires it to be on the road.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

Hahahahahahahahaha. No, they won't. They will keep themselves around through lobbying efforts.

about two weeks ago
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Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo

Lunix Nutcase Re:Pretty obvious (115 comments)

Since when did being a politician or running a corporation ever have a prerequisite of having a moral fiber? Political corruption goes as far back as the first governments. Same with corrupt corporations.

Even the "classical" Western democracies and republics had rampant corruption. It's more "ironic" that you think having a moral fiber was ever regular.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

Lunix Nutcase Re:When every feature undocumented (199 comments)

If you stopped standing near the line trying to shoulder surf their PINs you wouldn't see so many.

Hurr hurr.

That's poor design of the hardware, not the software. When you have to figure out where the magstripe is on the card and then where the reader is so you get the right orientation, you're bound to get it wrong.

I was referring to both hardware and software in my comment. I've seen on numerous occasions a checkers having to help the person not only to swipe but which options to push in order to finish all the payment steps. And, yes, it is poor design. That was my entire point. The person I responded to said these were "intuitive" yet I've seen numerous people (not even just elderly people) struggle to use them.

The ATMs I use that have a simple slot to push the card into, I never get wrong. Card comes out of wallet with me holding the end that goes into the machine last. Very simple.

That's great for you. Plenty of people still have problems with them.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

Lunix Nutcase Re:When every feature undocumented (199 comments)

That's interesting because I see people on a daily basis fumbling with the debit/credit machines at checkouts. Even with basic things like swiping their cards. A big pain point is also becaue each one for each store chain has to be different in unnecessary and inconvenient ways.

about two weeks ago
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Latin America Exhausts IPv4 Addresses

Lunix Nutcase Re:On behalf of all network specialists, (197 comments)

Everyone knew this would happen eventually. No one listened to the chicken littles that were screaming "the sky is falling!" every year for more than a decade.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

Lunix Nutcase Re:None of the baggage of C? (636 comments)

The statement is talking about if you only write pure Swift. What you describe is really no different than using C code with Java through JNI. But that does not mean Java itself has any C baggage.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

Lunix Nutcase Re:Good bye source compatibility (636 comments)

Why is this dumb post modded insightful? You can still use all the same languages you did before.

about 3 months ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:What about a re-implementation... (304 comments)

And thay changes things, how? C++ allows all the same "unsafe" things as C does. Have you ever used C++ before?

about 4 months ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:What about a re-implementation... (304 comments)

If your language runtime has a bug instead, it's much more likely to be a very indirect one, because now not only do you likely have to cause a specific behavior in the program itself, but that behavior has to trip up the runtime in a way that causes that bug to lead to something bad.

Yeah and? Has that stopped all the exploits of the Flash runtime and the Sun/Oracle JVM? Nope. In fact, those two are among the most exploited pieces of userspace software on the OS.

about 4 months ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Lunix Nutcase Re:What about a re-implementation... (304 comments)

So if C is so bad why should we trust the languages that are implemented in it? You do realize that most of these "safe" languages are written in C, right?

about 4 months ago

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