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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

kwbauer Re:can it get me home from the bar? (267 comments)

Says the asshole who pays nothing for the road he drives on and will bitch about his taxes going up to pay for it when he finally does get cars banned from them.

2 days ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

kwbauer Re:can it get me home from the bar? (267 comments)

And if the bicyclist doesn't use a hand-signal or is where a glove or has skin color the same as a the building or car in the background, will it still blacklist that area like 99.9999% of the human drivers will?

2 days ago
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Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

kwbauer Re:Does it matter? (65 comments)

If you want what was there before 1995, then you are still free to provide that. There is no law nor rule that says you cannot. Just like there is no law nor rule that says you must purchase anything from Amazon.

2 days ago
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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

kwbauer Re:Okay... (88 comments)

How about they refund the purchase prices of the browser?

3 days ago
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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

kwbauer Re: Wreak havoc on corporate networks, SSL observa (88 comments)

So people who care about privacy should avoid working for companies that are being forced by regulations to care more about privacy? That somehow does not seem to be the best recipe for success in helping companies who should be caring about privacy.

3 days ago
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This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

kwbauer Re:Tokyo is tiny by comparison (102 comments)

If only SF was its own country and would stop trying to force its decisions on the rest of us.

3 days ago
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This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

kwbauer Re: Detroit: Don't think you can do in a day... (102 comments)

No, he was wondering why you are suggesting that people stick around to get slowly bled to death instead of taking their stuff to a more welcoming environment and doing more with it.

3 days ago
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This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

kwbauer Re:Detroit: Don't think you can do in a day... (102 comments)

Really, imagine the nerve of someone packing up their property and finding a more welcoming place.

We should have a federal law in the US that makes it illegal for a business to ever relocate or close its doors.

3 days ago
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IEEE Guides Software Architects Toward Secure Design

kwbauer Re:An excuse for walled gardens and OnLive (49 comments)

"How is disclosure of such a URL any different from disclosure of a password? One could achieve the same objective by changing the URL periodically." I believe the article is saying that you don't just blindly allow the use of URLs without verifying that the caller is within an authenticated session. This has nothing to do with changing passwords.

"Google tried this with Android by listing all of an application's permissions up front at application installation time. The result was that some end users ended up with no acceptable applications because all applications in a class requested unacceptable permissions." So, a group of people denied access to every app because they thought the app had too much access to their data and that group of people had no usable apps and this is somehow the fault of everybody except that small group of people? Look, I get that some people don't want some apps being able to do certain things. But if you don't want any app to do anything, why do you have a device capable of running apps?

"That or an application or platform publisher might just punt on serving sophisticated users." Well, no reasonable person expects that every software publisher will meet the needs of every person on the planet. Those users who are "too sophisticated" may need to write their own software or find equally sophisticated developers to write it for them.

"This too could be misinterpreted as a walled garden excuse when a platform owner treats applications as "external components" in this manner." Or it could be correctly interpreted as "use digital signatures to verify senders and that the message has not been tampered with." In this context, a downloaded binary is treated the same as a message before the binary is used.

3 days ago
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IEEE Guides Software Architects Toward Secure Design

kwbauer Re:Fire the Architects (49 comments)

I love your claim that you rewrote Charles Schwab from the ground up with no architectural plan in place yet state that you were the chief architect. Your up-front architecture was the old systems you were replacing. You had laid out before you everything that had to be accomplished, what had to talk with what and how as you went through the process of replacing and retiring systems.

Just because you don't want to recognize that as up-front architecture doesn't mean it wasn't there and you didn't do it.

Of course, taken literally, your statement also admits that the whole thing never actually worked: "there was never a moment when all the applications were fully functional." I'll choose to read that combined with the sentence that follows as you did not do the whole rewrite before switching to the new system. That is more evidence that you were using the existing system as an architectural guide to how the system communicated.

3 days ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

kwbauer Re:It'd be nice... (245 comments)

And worse than before on major metrics is definitely the opposite of fixed but who really cares anyway.

3 days ago
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Microsoft Releases Replacement Patch With Two Known Bugs

kwbauer Re:Oh microsoft (138 comments)

Okay, we won't refer to it as misinformation. We will call it misleading information or not the whole truth information or rose tinted information instead.

3 days ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

kwbauer Re:The real crime here (463 comments)

Yes, money was being stolen. Probably not as much as the studio argued but it was being stolen. If you actually had job that involved creating anything, you would not be so dismissive of IP theft.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Seals Infected Early Americans With Tuberculosis

kwbauer Re:Africa man... (74 comments)

If you want to claim that you are nothing more than a parasite feel free to do so. Also realize that you have the ability to eradicate yourself.

about two weeks ago
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Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

kwbauer Re:Does it matter? (65 comments)

No but civilizations always work to make commerce more efficient and the internet is obviously a great way to do that. What next, complaints about people using the postal system to transact commerce.

No, I guess you are correct. Those of us who live in smaller towns should not be able to take advantage of the larger shops and choices without actually driving to the "big city" and we should be getting all of our entertainment the old-fashioned way by driving to the live theater.

about two weeks ago
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Software Combines Thousands of Online Images Into One That Represents Them All

kwbauer Re:Yay! Average! (66 comments)

At least average is better than the half that are undersized.

about two weeks ago
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Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

kwbauer Re:Does it matter? (65 comments)

Yup, commerce is the downfall of any civilization.

about two weeks ago
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Processors and the Limits of Physics

kwbauer Re:Reminds me of Lord Kelvin... (168 comments)

It is very plain that many parts of the Bible are not meant to be taken literally. The age of the earth being the most obvious.

about two weeks ago

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