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Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

Nabeel_co Seems like a false choice. Hit both. Seriously. (800 comments)

This doesn't really make sense to me. What scenario would you have an exclusive OR situation like this?

I would think trying to hit both would be the best way to dissipate the energy less violently, thereby increasing survivability. This is assuming none of the traffic is oncoming.

about 3 months ago
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Apple's Lightning-to-HDMI Dongle Secretly Packed With ARM, Airplay

Nabeel_co Re: Car analogy (392 comments)

I think the key phrase is "when engaged".

Drive an auto, then drive a manual and tell me that you can't feel the difference.

There is a very real difference. Only someone who doesn't drive a manual would try to argue otherwise.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple's Lightning-to-HDMI Dongle Secretly Packed With ARM, Airplay

Nabeel_co Re:Car analogy (392 comments)

I wouldn't say it's a silly analogy. The fact of the matter is, the far majority of automatic transmissions in new cars these days are still using a torque converter, and really don't compare in anyway to a manual transmission.

As for the 95% of people who can't shift fast enough, that's why 95% of cars are sold as automatics.
I don't think its a question of skill anyway, I think its a question of willingness of the driver to improve their skills.

about a year and a half ago
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Experts Develop 3rd-Party Patch For New Java Zero-Day

Nabeel_co Re:A better idea... (154 comments)

...Your parent was suggesting that uninstalling Java was better than fixing the security hole.

I think that was because he was implying that Java isn't used anywhere enough now a days to warrant it being installed on client systems, for the most part.

about 2 years ago
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Study Finds No Link Between Mobile Phones and Cancer (Again)

Nabeel_co Re:What about the other studies? (150 comments)

Actually, If you look at those studies closely, most of them say that there is no link, just a slight correlation.

Those studies are usually mis quoted, or taken out of context. Assuming they are not bias.

more than 2 years ago
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Study Finds No Link Between Mobile Phones and Cancer (Again)

Nabeel_co Re:I expect... (150 comments)

Well shit, If it kills bees, It's gotta kill us!

more than 2 years ago
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IBM Shows Off Brain-Inspired Microchips

Nabeel_co Well... (106 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new cat brained electronic overlords.

about 3 years ago
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On-Screen Keyboard Maliit Demoed With Gnome 3

Nabeel_co Wow... (66 comments)

This is the most disappointing virtual keyboard I have seen in ages. It's not even big enough to let you hold your fingers over the home row.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Cuts Chrome Page Load Times In Half w/ SPDY

Nabeel_co Re:Most obvious use (310 comments)

Wow. That just happened...

more than 3 years ago
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1928 Time Traveler Caught On Film?

Nabeel_co Re:OK, I'll bite. (685 comments)

Siemens carbon hearing aid.
Is this really a story on slashdot?! Screw this, I'm going to reddit.

more than 3 years ago
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Ontario School Bans Wi-Fi

Nabeel_co Shameful! (287 comments)

This is the single most offensive thing I have ever heard come out of MY public school system. I am ashamed, not only that this is happening in my country, but that this is occurring in my home province, and near my home town.

What detritus, and to think it's coming out of the people who teach our kids.

I can not explain how much this upsets me. Shameful.

Let the witch hunt begin.

more than 3 years ago
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How Long Until We Commonly Use Flying Cars?

Nabeel_co Re:AD 2200 (606 comments)

Is the brown from the mess you will make in your pants if you crash? or from the dirt in the ground?

more than 3 years ago
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Why Are We Losing Vertical Pixels?

Nabeel_co Re:Solution (1140 comments)

If you have a proper OS, and have configured things correctly, content will scale well and not be a problem. That is... Unless... You use Windows.

more than 3 years ago
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As smart-phones go, my phone is ...

Nabeel_co I'm sorry, but... (519 comments)

Wasn't this a poll a few months ago?

more than 2 years ago
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The best day of the week, generally:

Nabeel_co Re:Sunday, of course (510 comments)

Oh I agree, hence my question. Although it was rather pointed, my intention wasn't to be assholeish.

more than 3 years ago
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The best day of the week, generally:

Nabeel_co Re:Sunday, of course (510 comments)

Honestly, it was something about his writing style that made me think that he was trying to get people to start arguing about religion with him.

To top it off, thats a lot of off topic detail to go into to explain how Sunday is your favourite day. Ex.

As we all know, Sunday is not the sabbath. It is not the seventh day (it's the first), and it is certainly not a day of rest, at least for me. Nevertheless, it is the best day of the week for me.

Seemed kinda trollish... Had nothing to do with why he likes Sunday.

IDK...

more than 3 years ago
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The best day of the week, generally:

Nabeel_co Re:Sunday, of course (510 comments)

Oooh, mod points would beg to differ.

more than 3 years ago
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A Portable Laser Backpack For 3D Mapping

Nabeel_co Ooooooo (66 comments)

Do want!!!! Every home should have one!

more than 3 years ago
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The best day of the week, generally:

Nabeel_co Re:Sunday, of course (510 comments)

I'm sorry, I legitimately can't tell...

more than 3 years ago

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Usage Based Billing in Canada a sure thing.

Nabeel_co Nabeel_co writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Nabeel_co (1045054) writes "Usage based billing has become a certainty. It is scheduled to go into effect on March 1st, and Canada's future will suffer. It seems to be obvious to everyone in Canada, except for our government, and the CRTC. Please make your voice heard, and email the CRTC, your local MP or fill out the form on StopTheMeter.ca"
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