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UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

magarity Re:Not deploying driverless cars kills people (176 comments)

UK have nowhere NEAR the rate of deaths caused by traffic accidents because the British know how drive.

Which it really weird considering they're always driving on the wrong side of the road.


Researchers Design Bot To Conduct National Security Clearance Interviews

magarity dealing with the unknown (102 comments)

How does it deal when I ask it what ketamine is?

about a week ago

"Intelligent" Avatars Poised To Manage Airline Check-In

magarity uncanny valley (102 comments)

I suppose he's never heard of the uncanny valley affect. This sounds like a great way to RAISE stress, not lower it.

about two weeks ago

US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

magarity Re:Free market economy (529 comments)

Well, we paid for all that with $17 trillion of debt, and a behavior/thought process that it was ok, starting with Reagan and continuing to this day.

Other countries are just waiting for it all to collapse and pick our bones.

When Reagan took office federal debt was a little over 2T and went up to a little over 4T when he left office. Clinton took it from a around 6 to around 7. The current administration has seen it go from around 9 to around 17. Maybe you haven't kept up on current events but there hasn't been much union busting, new free trade treaties, or deregulation of wall street in the last 6 years.

about two weeks ago

Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

magarity Re:Rather far north. (151 comments)

I always thought the British should launch from St Helena to be closer to the equator.

about two weeks ago

How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business

magarity Re:And they think we'll trust them to drive us aro (132 comments)

"A week or so later, I asked it about a Wells Fargo branch. It sent me to one about a mile away"

This is why you look on Wells Fargo's website for their location addresses and then put the closest one's street address into google's map for navigation.

about three weeks ago

Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

magarity The US is not the pollution bad guy (389 comments)

I just got back from Shanghai where the pollution haze limits visibility to a couple of miles. In Beijing it's down to a few hundred yards most days. Let me know how the relative climate impact of electric cars in the US vs the economic impact and compare with the climate impact of 1/3 of all cars sold worldwide being in China in 5 or 6 years from now and I bet almost all of them will be gasoline powered. The international economic competitive impact to all electric in the US would be huge compared to the relative environmental impact.

about three weeks ago

ESA Shows Off Quadcopter Landing Concept For Mars Rovers

magarity Re:GPS on Mars (104 comments)

Umm, Mars is also a globe.

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Replacing Paper With Tablets For Design Meetings?

magarity Ask for a tablet, get a tablet (143 comments)

A coworker put "tablet" on the office supplies wish list, hoping to get a tablet of paper on which to take notes at meetings. A Galaxy Note 10 showed up the next week. I guess he was ahead of the curve on this idea.

about a month ago

Is Time Moving Forward Or Backward? Computers Learn To Spot the Difference

magarity Chinese retirees walking backwards (78 comments)

To really confuse it, point it out the window of an apartment complex anywhere in China. At any given time at least one retiree is walking around the grounds backwards as a form of exercise and or coordination boost (I haven't figured out which yet).

about a month ago

How Disney Built and Programmed an Animatronic President

magarity sigh (97 comments)

"How Disney Built and Programmed an Animatronic President"

The jokes write themselves. So I won't bother.

about a month ago

Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

magarity Re:My two cents (646 comments)

Free speech in the Anglo-Saxon sphere is more about political ideas and less about deciding what words are socially acceptable.

about a month and a half ago

Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

magarity Re:Most qualified and motivated candidates? (435 comments)

I'm surprised they have such a high percentage of Asian

It stops being surprising when you remember that Asia includes India.

about a month and a half ago

Dump World's Nuclear Waste In Australia, Says Ex-PM Hawke

magarity Re:Deep sea (213 comments)

Except they aren't offering to re-refine it for use as fuel again, they're offering longer term dump storage to get rid of it.

about 2 months ago

Dump World's Nuclear Waste In Australia, Says Ex-PM Hawke

magarity Re:Aboriginal People (213 comments)

The great victoria desert is just a bunch of sand interrupted by the occasional salt lake. Not even the natives live in the interior of it. Besides, it was already made radioactive by nuke tests back in the 60's. Would make a great place for radioactive waste without bothering anyone.

about 2 months ago

Dump World's Nuclear Waste In Australia, Says Ex-PM Hawke

magarity Deep sea (213 comments)

The Marianas is a subduction zone; other than the obvious Godzilla jokes, why not encase radioactive waste in ceramic disks and send it back into the interior of the planet to be recycled over the next few hundred million years?

about 2 months ago

Phil Zimmermann's 'Spy-Proof' Mobile Phone In Demand

magarity battery? (107 comments)

How big does the battery have to be to keep all those cores running? Must take up half the interior.

about 3 months ago



How much coverage of the Paralympics did you watch

magarity magarity writes  |  more than 5 years ago

magarity (164372) writes "The Para-what?
Less than of the Olympics
Same as of the Olympics
More than of the Olympics
Too busy competing to watch
I'm blind, you insensitive clod!
Only CoyboyNeal's victory in the 1000 meter one legged hurdles"


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