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Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?

cefek Already done. (937 comments)

Typ, that is already done in Europe - left lane for overpassing (for faster cars essentially), right line to be occupied if there is no need to use left lane. I have always wondered why American car users need to have three lanes each way none if which are prioritized.

So, no need for autonomous cars. Just some legislature changes.

1 year,20 days

Researchers Use Computer-Generated 10-Year-Old Girl To Catch Online Predators

cefek Re: profile = evidence? (545 comments)

My thought exactly. Isn't that, i don't know, victimless crime? Do pixels dream of electronic sheep or is it like smoking weed, you get prosecuted for making good to you and not harming anyone in the process? I meam, come on, will a 3d animator that models naked underage children get sentenced as soon as his 3dmax or blender or whatever finishes rendering?

about a year ago

Scientists Give NASA Planetary Marching Orders

cefek Hehehe (145 comments)

He said, "study ur anus", Beavis! He heh hehehee he

more than 3 years ago

Intel SSD 510 Series 6Gbps SATA Drives Tested

cefek Early adopter, huh? (79 comments)

That's the cost of being an early adopter. You should be proud of that, man! How many of *them* never heard of Apple Newton - even though it had just a little too slow processor to handle it's software power? Raise your hand, if you know what it feels to have Gravis Ultrasound just to have it killed with Windows 95, or texting and talking with Matrix Neo's Nokia (old 7110) phone - just to realise that even tho the call answering effect is awesome, the phone wears and starts answering - and rejecting - your phones while in your pocket.

Man, I for one love to be ahead of the curve. And even if it means you got to pay the price for some time... still, it's worth it.

more than 3 years ago

New Evidence For Ancient Life On Mars

cefek No wonder we look at Mars. (186 comments)

It is our genes that push our kind to the Space, and it is our genes that are calling home. Wonderful thing that somewhere in our DNA strands lies our extraterrestial legacy.

It could be the nature that put us here. It must be our civilizational effort to get outta here... before we shred this planet to pieces.

more than 5 years ago

Programmable Quantum Computer Created

cefek Ha ha (132 comments)

Can you imagine the accuracy of a Beowulf cluster of that?

more than 5 years ago

How Much Longer Will Physical Game Distribution Survive?

cefek Having a game in a box doesn't free you of DRM (478 comments)

And when you buy that long-waited-for Empire: Total War, you get Steam, and spend HOURS (well, it's a day after the launch) getting said game patched.

Really ruins your experience... especially if you could just download pirated version and stop caring about multiplayer, activation, steam preventing you from even seeing an intro for hours, that you cound spend sleeping, because you go to work like the next guy.

Well, if that's what's it's going to be, I say I'll stick to them torrents. They're so damn easier. Sega, Valve, Ubisoft - they're all going too greedy. And I wish it's still times when you got those five floppies of Space Quest or Larry, or Master of Orion, waited for it to copy to your smallish, pre-internet-era HDD, and then just plainly enjoyed them.

Boy, I wish I could just play the game I just brought home from the store.

more than 5 years ago

Is Flash Really On 99% of Net Devices?

cefek Not true at all (383 comments)

My Vista64, my Windows Mobile, my Android cell phone, even by simple 3G handset Motorola Z8 browser (supposedly an opera clone) do not support Flash.

For Vista, there's a workaround, you can always fall back to 32-bit IE, but for those mobile devices I say Flash is a no-no.

Hell, even iPhone's Safari doesn't play flash.

I'd say they are ourtight liars. And must I also point out, I started disliking the format for quite some time.

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 Gaming Performance Tested

cefek doesnt matter (179 comments)

Running Vista64 since day one, and Windows 7 for a while, I must say internally both systems look similiar. Some article TL to quote stated that Seven is to Vista like 98SE was to 98. It does not take a rocket scientist to guess MSFT would never release such a dud like XP64 again - it's been overdone (can you say that?) by now.

about 6 years ago

Amtrak Photo Contestant Arrested By Amtrak Police

cefek Re:Well do that in EU (675 comments)

Well that's not true, at least for Poland.

I'm a TV journalist and had been working for a while on social-related issues; every time I needed a police shoots to broadcast, I just went with my trusty cameraman to the streets and took what we had to take. There never was a problem of being punished for later publications of officers on duty.

But you are certainly right I was mistaken saying that's true for all EU. Well, for Poland it is, I thought since we're less democratic than UK, that it's a freedom you take for granted.

Imagine my surprise now.

about 6 years ago

Amtrak Photo Contestant Arrested By Amtrak Police

cefek Well do that in EU (675 comments)

Here in good, ol' Europe no cop will ever ask you to stop shooting photos - if he/she's on duty of course. Best they can do is to turn around. You have the right to video them, photo them when they're doing the job you are paying for.

about 6 years ago

Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Released

cefek ...and Vista (482 comments)

Still, it breaks the default boot loader (and yes, I use Vista's) by installing grub even if you tell the setup not to. Maybe that's because of me using two disks in RAID mode, however it fails to detect such configuration. Now I know that all those onboard RAID chipsets are "fake", but still I'd love the installer to leave my MBR alone.

BTW, Vista on RAID-0 and Ubuntu on my old 7200rpm barracuda is a stunning performance win for Ubuntu. If I had tu use a laptop, I certainly would choose this Linux distribution as it is really, really fast. But me, I grew up on slackware, I could manage to fix the non-working extra keys or sound or webcam issues. Casual dual booters can't be expected to know how to fiddle around.

more than 5 years ago


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