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'Just Let Me Code!'

horm "Just let me build a bridge!" (152 comments)

Engineering any complex system requires a significant amount of planning and management overhead. When you want to build a bridge, you don't just throw a bunch of construction workers at it and trust them to make the best judgements, even though you might trust each one of them individually to build a sawhorse or something equally trivial.

2 hours ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

horm Re:TSA (435 comments)

"stunt work", even.

about a week ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

horm TSA (435 comments)

Obviously the solution is requiring passengers to go through TSA checkpoints before they are able to board or disembark from any driverless car.

But seriously, if these are concerns for driverless cars, they are concerns for regular cars too. It's not improbable to build a working remote-controlled car from any normal model anyways. It's regularly done for stun work, Mythbusters, etc.

about a week ago
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Endorphins Make Tanning Addictive

horm Get out from behind your computer. (51 comments)

So going outside and getting some sunshine makes you feel good. Who would have guessed?

about a month ago
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HUGO Winning Author Daniel Keyes Has Died

horm Re:Good riddance (66 comments)

Agreed. I hated this book, and cringe whenever someone mentions it as an example of great writing.

about a month ago
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Sparse's Story Illustrates the Potholes Faced By Hardware Start-Ups

horm Re:Concentration (103 comments)

Out of mod points. Legitimately impressed.

about a month and a half ago
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SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

horm Re:Seven crew? (128 comments)

The summary clearly states "up to a seven crewmembers."

about 2 months ago
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SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

horm About time. (128 comments)

I can't wait for SpaceX to take us to the moon.

about 2 months ago
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Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

horm Forget the police (626 comments)

Think about all the lawyers that specialize in speeding tickets and DUIs that will go bankrupt!

about 2 months ago
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Why Hollywood's Best Robot Stories Are About Slavery

horm Slavery (150 comments)

I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

about 3 months ago
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Stanford Bioengineers Develop 'Neurocore' Chips 9,000 Times Faster Than a PC

horm Re:The interesting bits (209 comments)

Ultimately, it's all digital, since a discrete amount of electrons are traveling through a cross-section of conductor per time unit.

about 3 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

horm Editing? Anyone? (245 comments)

Seriously? Nobody even bothered to read the first sentence of the submission?

about 4 months ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

horm Re:Sour grapes (381 comments)

Beckett Prime or Clone Beckett?

about 4 months ago
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Replicant OS Developers Find Backdoor In Samsung Galaxy Devices

horm Re:No contract, wifi-only (126 comments)

As long as your phone is unable to connect to a cell tower/rogue femtocell/etc. you should be fine. The backdoor that was found is in the Radio Interface Layer (RIL), which governs communications between the Phone app and the radio. Wifi/bluetooth aren't managed by the RIL.

about 4 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

horm Should be "Back Up" (983 comments)

As in "How Do You Back Up 20TB of Data?" "Backup" is a noun. Verb conjugations are "back up", "backs up", "backed up", etc.

about 4 months ago
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PETA Abandons $1 Million Prize For Artificial Chicken

horm Re:Fuck PETA (191 comments)

Yeah, FUCK BETA! ...wait.

about 5 months ago
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Gesture Recognition Without Batteries

horm Theremin (22 comments)

So they built a theremin. Whoopdie-doo.

about 5 months ago

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