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

UncleWilly Re:Simple answer (800 comments)

Another vote for this being the correct answer.

about 3 months ago
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Russian Meteor Largest In a Century

UncleWilly I thought it was a piece of comet (196 comments)

I thought it was a piece of comet that exploded over Siberia's Tunguska river in 1908 - I also thought it was common knowledge - go figure.

about a year and a half ago
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In a Symbolic Shift, IBM's India Workforce Likely Exceeds That In US

UncleWilly IBM (491 comments)

India Business Machines!

about a year and a half ago
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Sun's Twin Discovered — the Perfect SETI Target?

UncleWilly Your are correct sir (168 comments)

They are probably still driving Pintos

more than 2 years ago
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Chevy Volt Meets High Resistance, GM Suspends Sales

UncleWilly expected outcome (599 comments)

It's kind of a do-nothing-well car for $40,000USD

more than 2 years ago
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Web Developer Sentenced To Death In Iran

UncleWilly Wait and See (368 comments)

He will end up being pardoned and sent back to Canada, thus showing Iran as having an enlightened justice system. We've seen this over and over again.

more than 2 years ago
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Long Takes In the Movies, Antidote To CGI?

UncleWilly Re:Rope! (295 comments)

Rope is great, but reels are about 10 minutes max; so with a 80 minute film it's likely 10-14 long takes

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

UncleWilly Re:Solution (1140 comments)

Here is my solution, stop getting new laptops with less vertical pixels; it's not like you can't find them.

more than 3 years ago
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Can We Travel To That Exciting New Exoplanet?

UncleWilly 1040 years (662 comments)

I bet in the next 1000 years humans could figure out how to make the trip at half the speed of light (40 years).

more than 3 years ago
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'The Laws Are Written By Lobbyists,' Says Google's Schmidt

UncleWilly This just in (484 comments)

Water is still wet.

Really, anyone who is even moderately interested in history realizes that this has been going on in the USA since Washington left office (1797), maybe earlier.

I would put it to the readers that overall "the great experiment" has turned out better than one could have hoped. Secret wars, deals and shenanigans are generally less prevalent as the decades roll on (granted this is also evident world-wide). 100 years ago most of Europe was run by a dozen Emperors, Kings and Queens who were mostly all related (lol @ accountability). There are no more Rothschilds/Habsburgs.

more than 3 years ago
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Jaguar's Hybrid Jet-Powered Concept Car

UncleWilly Sweet (334 comments)

Does anyone else this these wheels would look sweet on my 2001 Saturn?

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Surpasses Google For Users' Online Time

UncleWilly Re:Facebook? Try Farmville. (159 comments)

Toss on a pair of smelly overalls, the volunteer to "harvest her crops".

more than 3 years ago
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Video Appliance For a Large Library On a Network?

UncleWilly Re:WD HD Live is your friend. (516 comments)

I have two of these (WB HD Live) one wired and one wireless. I am very happy with the performance. Not many bells & whistles but it gets the job done. I would recommend it. However http://www.dlink.com/boxeebox Boxee Box seems to do all this and more (at about twice the price) but it's not available until November. I will probably get myself a boxee box for xmass :)

more than 3 years ago
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Another Gulf Oil Rig Explodes

UncleWilly BP (423 comments)

I wonder if BP execs will give themselves a bonus.

"Hey! It wasn't one of ours!" bonus.

more than 3 years ago
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Artist Photoshops Scenes From WWII Into Present Day

UncleWilly I'm sorry (150 comments)

I'm sorry, I think it's stupid

more than 3 years ago
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Plowing Carbon Into the Fields

UncleWilly Re:What if we had a big ass war... (467 comments)

A big plague would be better. War tends to kill young men disproportionately. Also all that wasted money on war tools (fuel, ammo, weapons).

A global plague could thin out the herd by 1/3, taking the old (less Soc Sec $!) the young (less tax $ for schools!) and the sick. However this only really buys us time. Also, World Trade / Economy would at least take on a death like stagger, if not go into a coma.

Not to mention triggering a few revolutions around the world.

Certainly would shake things up a bit.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Stretch Your Security Dollar

UncleWilly Or... (51 comments)

Or follow the herd and move off-shore.

more than 4 years ago
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The Risks and Rewards of Warmer Data Centers

UncleWilly We have replaced.. (170 comments)

We have replaced Tom's Decaf with DOUBLE ESPRESSO this morning, let's see if he's noticed the difference..

more than 4 years ago
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A New Robotic Hand That Can "Feel"

UncleWilly All these artifact parts are great, but.. (112 comments)

When we more fully understand and modify humans through genetics, etc., it will make these mechanics look like stone spears do today.

Just imagine if we could grow a new limb with some daily therapy in only a few months; or if humans were Radiation Hardened at the cellular level from birth.

more than 4 years ago

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