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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

maliqua Re:Drivers already have variable ethics (237 comments)

I'm not really sure why they call it 'ethics of the car' not ethics of the owner or programmer, or administrator of the car.

If you put a bomb in a robot car and had tell it to drive to a statium, the car didn't fail to make an ethical choice. I doubt the car would even be aware of the bomb, or what a bomb is, or why its bad.

2 days ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

maliqua Re:You have to understand (355 comments)

Let's see how 'rational' everyone acts if this type of outbreak occurred in suburban united states. I'm sure it would be picture of order and rational behavior

2 days ago
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Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives

maliqua Re:Creating demand? (178 comments)

That's how they arrived in the first place... so the demand obviously existed in some form before

2 days ago
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Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo

maliqua Sigh (115 comments)

Each fraud count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years."

I wish that you saw more minimum sentences, the maximum sentence seems like something created for sensationalism media because saying "roughly 3 months of actual jail, 9 of house arrest and 2 years of probation" sounds too soft for most crimes, but more accurate than what is implied by the "20 year MAXIMUM!" which sounds appropriately punitive

2 days ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

maliqua Re:Wow (417 comments)

Uhhm, OK, uhhh...I'm sorry, why is this on Slashdot? again

Just fixing that for you

5 days ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

maliqua Re: Now it's unfair.... (557 comments)

No its still called racism, it's just less common giving it a different title and saying its less bad is not true.

all racism is equally unacceptable, the actions taken by the racist individuals or groups may be more or less extreme in some situations. but its no more or less bad based purely on which group is being prejudice to which other group. The whole goal of equality was to apply the same rules to everyone

about a week ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

maliqua Re:55% White (557 comments)

Actually if you read the article or even looked at the pictures on the report you'd see that the racial numbers are based on US employees and the gender numbers are based on the world employees

about a week ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

maliqua Re:Why 'diversity'? (557 comments)

i fail at quote

was in reply to :

How does everyone accept this practice of establishing "diversity quotas"? To accept this is utterly insane.

about a week ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

maliqua Re:Why 'diversity'? (557 comments)

everyone doesn't.

It's just the new acceptable racism. It's the same as the old kinds of racism, socially accepted at the time.

I guess we just wait for history to decide if they're right or we're right.

about a week ago
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Long-Wave Radar Can Take the Stealth From Stealth Technology

maliqua Re:Long wave radar precision (275 comments)

perhaps a formation of air craft with receivers could be used in the same capacity as a large single structure...

same principal the long range telescopes work on??

I'm no expert but it doesn't seem unreasonable

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Seeks Devs To Make Linux Network Stack As Good As FreeBSD's

maliqua Re:LOL, so why not use theirs? (195 comments)

there is a lot of bsd code in the linux kernel bsd is probably the least restrictive license so basically bsd code can be used by anyone for any reason

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Seeks Devs To Make Linux Network Stack As Good As FreeBSD's

maliqua Re:FreeBSD network stack (195 comments)

FBSD essentially always wins who has the fastest network stack contests, sets internet speed records etc.

it just is always has been slightly a head.

There is a reason why juniper uses it to base junos on

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Make Fruit Flies Perform Aerobatics Like Spitfire Pilots

maliqua Re:Why? (51 comments)

we're not we're trying to learn how they control certain aspects of flight. which can be practically applied to aerospace technology being the goal

about two weeks ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

maliqua Re:This is chilling (790 comments)

but in this case a random google employee decided to read the contents, not report "a suspicious person got mail would you like to inspect it mr law enforcement" they just looked

how many millions or billions of emails do they peak at that only contain private information?!

this is an outrage
i'm immediately switching away from all my google accounts

a fucking outrage

about two weeks ago
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The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

maliqua Re:This naming trend has to stop (188 comments)

applications have had random non function relational names for years, libraries shouldn't i agree but no matter what, this makes more sense than still going with the xbox media center, which works on everything except xbox's these days

about two weeks ago
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PlayStation Now, Sony's 'Netflix For Games' -- Pros and Cons

maliqua Re:Typical Sony (75 comments)

That phrase was coined in the 1800s.. adjusting for larger population size and therefor higher birthrates we're looking at about 5 per second

about three weeks ago
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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

maliqua Re:Good Thing (195 comments)

how would that work?

Hey look this model of distributed computing that i only got into for personal profits, is pretty clever why don't i do it for free instead.

the problem is the type of people that get heavy into bitcoin mining aren't the kinda that want to give back they're the kind that want to suck every bit of value from something and leave a withered husk for everyone else.

about three weeks ago
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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

maliqua Re:Please answer me one question (195 comments)

some do
some don't

i personally think that the ones that don't are just unwilling to gamble on an unstable 'currency'

about three weeks ago
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A Look At the Firepick Delta Circuit Board Assembler (Video)

maliqua Re:A golden age for home electronics design? (43 comments)

because when you're designing and building electronics devices, a lot of the time you're trying to build something that doesn't already exist and you can't just order from china for $2 with free shipping.

about three weeks ago

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NSA Director Heckled as he asks security community for understanding

maliqua maliqua writes  |  1 year,20 days

maliqua (1316471) writes ""When NSA Director Keith Alexander appeared at the Las Vegas security conference Black Hat Wednesday morning, he hoped to mend the NSA’s reputation in the eyes of thousands of the conference’s hackers and security professionals. It didn’t go exactly as planned."
Taken directly from the article very entertaining read."

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18 Year old shot dead in toronto by police

maliqua maliqua writes  |  1 year,20 days

maliqua (1316471) writes "It appears the militarization of north american police forces has caused another unnecessary death, this time in Toronto Canada, where a 18 year old boy with a knife isolated alone on a bus was shot 9 times by police and then tazed."
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