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Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

jlv only incorrectly device to kill humans? (333 comments)

Does that mean we have to file a bug report if they decide to kill a human?

about two weeks ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

jlv NOT a Tasty Animal! (367 comments)

Yuck. I wouldn't want to eat a Camel. That's it, the PETA sticker has to go from my car.

about a month and a half ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

jlv Re:not a worthwhile article (547 comments)

Another one:

"Microsoft’s long love of the BASIC programming language extends all the way back to 1991."

I guess the prior dozen years just don't count.

about a month and a half ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

jlv not a worthwhile article (547 comments)

A sample of the writing in the article:

"Perl, which works as a CGI scripting language, found its most popular use in generating Web pages."

Clueless drivel.

about a month and a half ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

jlv Re:Consensus (635 comments)

Whether or not you know weather is not climate, you won't know how thick the ice is until you climb it.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

jlv Too soon (170 comments)

Come back in 10 years when it can be called a "classic" platform.

about 4 months ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

jlv Re:aaargh! pinheads in the IT. (234 comments)

All the companies I've worked for didn't allow a split-tunnel VPN from corporate laptops.

Split-tunnel pretty much kills the whole point of using a VPN.

That's from the corporate IT point of view.

From my own machine point of view, having all my traffic routed to my employer kills the whole point of having a fast Internet connection.

about 4 months ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

jlv Re:aaargh! pinheads in the IT. (234 comments)

He should run the VPN in a VM and not on his main host, to avoid this dumb VPN client from hijacking his traffic.

about 4 months ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

jlv Oh no (234 comments)

When my FiOS went from 25/25 to 50/25, my measured rate went from 25/25 to 60/40! I hope that with this "update", I don't end up being downgraded to 50/50.

about 4 months ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

jlv Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (435 comments)

I think it would be funny to steal cars and program to circle the Beltway endlessly until they run out of gas. We could see how many we could get going at once. It'd be even better if we could put them into 'Senior Citizen' mode, where they randomly speed up and slow down, and change lanes without signalling.

Randomly speeding up or slowing down, and changing lanes without signalling is called "Massachusetts Mode".

about 4 months ago
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Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix

jlv This just in! (215 comments)

Unpacking 'shar' archives via 'sh' considered dangerous.

about 5 months ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

jlv Re:Open Source my car dashboard (216 comments)

Of the two (I've programmed for both), I'd go with Android (and not "CarPlay").

But, my car is a Leaf and far too much crap is integrated into their existing dashboard systems.

about 5 months ago
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Canadian Court Orders Google To Remove Websites From Its Global Index

jlv Re:Doesn't this already happen? (248 comments)

There should be no "right to be forgotten" any more than a right to leach off the livelihood of others.

about 5 months ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

jlv Open Source my car dashboard (216 comments)

I really want the code running in my dash board to be open source, so that I can *replace* the crud the auto maker put in there with something with dumb limits and restrictions.

about 5 months ago
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EA Ending Online Support For Dozens of Games

jlv Wii games (329 comments)

I didn't even know EA was involved in any of the Wii RockBand servers. So much for playing online with my brother and sister in-law.

about 6 months ago
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It's World Password Day: Change Your Passwords

jlv Re:World Packet Trace Day (116 comments)

Or even better, type your new password into our webpage and we'll tell you if it's secure.

about 7 months ago
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It's World Password Day: Change Your Passwords

jlv World Packet Trace Day (116 comments)

Change your passwords today, so our new filters can capture them!

about 7 months ago
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Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Officially Announced

jlv Re:Certain Disappointment (325 comments)

JJ Abrams did a good job with the new Star Trek movies.

Not really.

He made two very nice space action/adventure movies. They just really had nothing to do with Star Trek. The only "Star Trek" in it was that he reused the names of existing characters and made them act entirely differently. They could have all had different names and differently shaped ships, and it would have worked just fine with the "Star Trek" name on it.

He just plundered the existing fan base. He'll do the same with Star Wars.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

jlv Bell Western Electric 500 (702 comments)

Unlike newer alternatives, this are still working great.

Added bonus: you can hammer a nail with bakelite.

about 7 months ago

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