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Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts

seven of five Re:hahaha (155 comments)

new car salesmen are bigger scum than new car salesmen are.

pschoooooommmm... my head just asploded.

5 days ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

seven of five Re:hoooray (75 comments)

This is true; however, 1%ers have a particularly strong need for exclusivity. The desire for power and the politics of scarcity are permanent features of the human condition, so you can bet there will be a "bio barrier" in the future as there is a "digital divide" today.

about a week ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

seven of five Re:Love this stuff (75 comments)

If you're gladly willing to pay $10k, the price will be $75K.

about a week ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

seven of five Leakage? (296 comments)

Helium, being not only a small atom but a monatomic gas, leaks through the tiniest holes. What happens when the helium gets out?

about two weeks ago
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GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

seven of five Uh oh... (185 comments)

My 2025 Toyota with V2V V 4.0 can't talk to your 2018 Cadillac with V2V 1.0 on account of the notorious "engine braking bug."
Hillarity ensues...

about two weeks ago
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FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters

seven of five Does the reg cover rental? (222 comments)

What if I want to operate Rent-a-Drone? I'd be making money off them but not operating them in any way. I'd even make the renters sign an agreement saying they will use them at the local open field for entertainment and not in any commercial way.

about two weeks ago
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Amazon's Plan To Storm the Cable Industry's Castle

seven of five Re:Offer ala carte and they win (85 comments)

Mod parent up please. No a la carte has been cable's Achille's heel since forever.

about two weeks ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

seven of five Damned dyslexia! (588 comments)

I gave up crabs for nothing.

about three weeks ago
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

seven of five Oh, I get it... (261 comments)

I can't text and drive but my car can....

about three weeks ago
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A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

seven of five Wow. Shriek much? (158 comments)

"most important thing you’ll see today" ... "this horrifying world already exists" ... other news bits on bgw: "awesome iPhone apps..." ... "Man suffers burns when OnePlus One explodes in his back pocket"

about three weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

seven of five Re:Kochs will ruin capitalism by short sighted gre (531 comments)

Kochs have a long history of seeing communists around every corner. I believe this comes from their father's business dealings with the Soviets. Too bad they can't let that paranoid shit go. It's making them look like dopes.

about three weeks ago
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Humans Need Not Apply: a Video About the Robot Revolution and Jobs

seven of five Re:Saw the video, not buying the premise. (304 comments)

And the robots were maintained by electricians - the guys who wire your house eletricians with a bit more training. No need at all for BSEEs or anything like that. One team of engineers, sales people, managers, etc ... ( what a hundred people) will replace tens of thousands maybe hundreds of thousands.

As white collar jobs disappear along with the need for training a workforce, there must be a tipping point past which you can no longer sustain public schools and universities. If the future demands for engineers, MBAs, lawyers etc becomes .0001% of the present, the school system will collapse. But if you still need an education for a few people where's that going to come from?

about a month ago
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Humans Need Not Apply: a Video About the Robot Revolution and Jobs

seven of five Re:Arthur C. Clarke called it a long time ago (304 comments)

If they can collect energy, dig raw materials out of the ground, and build things themselves, then there's no costs involved.

There will be costs involved. Getting the energy won't be magically free, materials come from a finite source (sure you can lasso an asteroid but space travel has significant costs), and there's costs due to entropy -- spoilage, maintenance, storm damage, etc. Land will be finite and defending the use of the land (security) has costs. Costs may plummet significantly but I don't think they'll ever hit zero.

about a month ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

seven of five Re:Skynet Anyone? (194 comments)

I believe MonsterMind is about countering cyber attacks. Not traditional ones with people and guns n' things.

about a month ago
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Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

seven of five Industry? (502 comments)

I can see running households on solar, but what about things like large-scale industry, aluminum refining, stuff like that?

about a month and a half ago
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Chicago Red Light Cameras Issue Thousands of Bogus Tickets

seven of five Re:Movie Review (229 comments)

Not driving like a maniac and hurting people and damaging property is one thing. But because traffic tickets are a source of revenue, the city has no incentive to make traffic laws sane or simple, especially in large urban areas. In Chicago, the latest craze is speeding cameras near schools and parks because "think of the children" and any park or school is fair game. Likewise, many intersections are no right turn on red between 730am and 730pm. So if you see it's safe to turn and don't see the sign, tough sh*t buddy, you just got nailed. In many streets, it's ok to park on one side of a residential street but not the other if you don't have a permit sticker. In from out of town and take a spot on the wrong side? Tough luck. The sheer number and complexity of the rules trips up the most careful of drivers. Here's the rub... if you care about defensive driving etc and get nailed anyway, it leads to resignation and resentment; it is easy to conclude that it takes superhuman levels of awareness to avoid getting a ticket so why bother? Not conducive to traffic safety. So it's not about traffic safety, it's about cashing in on the traffic safety system, and everyone knows it.

about 2 months ago

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FAA Computer Glitch Causes Widespread Delays

seven of five seven of five writes  |  more than 4 years ago

seven of five (578993) writes "From the AP, A problem with the FAA system that collects airlines' flight plans caused widespread flight cancellations and delays nationwide Thursday. It was the second time in 15 months that a glitch in the flight plan system caused delays.A problem with the FAA system that collects airlines' flight plans caused widespread flight cancellations and delays nationwide Thursday. It was the second time in 15 months that a glitch in the flight plan system caused delays."

Anyone out there caught up in this?"

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