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

spire3661 Re:The ROAD will make these choices (239 comments)

We dont lose 30,000+ people a year to cellphones (U.S).... Your analogy is bad. The main purpose of autonomous cars will be to remove human ego and error from the equation. No modified cars will be able to even run on the autonomous roads in the not too distant future. You might not even be able to own a private car that operates on them, but only use them as a form of individualized mass transit wit ha standard issue vehicle.

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

spire3661 Re:The ROAD will make these choices (239 comments)

Any modified car wont be allowed on the autonomous lanes at all. Getting caught operating a modified car on the 'no human operator' sections will induce heavy fines, loss of use of private vehicle, etc.. In short no, your cyberpunk dreams arent going to happen. The whole point of autonomous cars is to remove human-drive ability altogether.

2 days ago
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Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

spire3661 Re:Photographic law precedence (195 comments)

There is a fine line here. R/C aircraft are absolutely legal, so making specific behaviors illegal without infringing Liberty is tricky. The solution needs to be INCREDIBLY narrow.

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

spire3661 Re:Apologies from Australia (115 comments)

Pump your brakes kid, that man is a national treasure.

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

spire3661 Re:Pretty obvious (115 comments)

I learned an important lesson from Charles Winchester III on MASH. Hawkeye and BJ were feasting on some goods sent from home and keeping it from Charles. HE smiles and says ~ 'Not to worry, your middle class morals will force you to share it with me'. It seemed to me that a ton of 'moral fiber' idealism is handed down from the elites to keep the proles in line.

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

spire3661 The ROAD will make these choices (239 comments)

Autonomous cars will be slaves, they wont be making choices for themselves. They will follow the ruleset the Road Computer sets for them. Cars will be in constant contact with the road with beacons giving them differing rulesets (speed, school nearby etc). No person is going to have selectable ethics.

3 days ago
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The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

spire3661 Re:Horseshit (145 comments)

WRONG. I was booking a trip to Flagstaff, AZ the other day via train and there were many track warnings of BASF doing track upgrades, resulting in passengers being taken off the 'network' entirely and shoved into buses.. Trains are NOWHERE near 5 sigma in any way. The Pacific Surfliner route has a 78% on time record....not great (amtrak publishes their reliability stats).

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

spire3661 Re:Snowden's comments at odds with his actions (194 comments)

You think its right and normal that the NSA can spy on 7 billion souls? You re ok with that? Disgusting, you really dont belong here.

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

spire3661 Re:On come on now Edward (194 comments)

Then perhaps its time we change the definition of treason to cover this stuff. The 4th is more important than the NSA will ever be.

about a week ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

spire3661 Re:Thank GOD (96 comments)

Airplay is buggy and not nearly as reliable as a wire. I have had 3 Apple TV boxes for years now. They dont work consistently.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania

spire3661 Re: Which company is next in line? (353 comments)

I dont want a 3rd party thinking its ok to raid my digital locker without true cause. I'm sorry you feel that is ideologically impractical. ITs fine, i run my own private cloud anyways, but im still going ot look down my nose at police-state shit like this. P.S. Im not childless.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania

spire3661 Re:Which company is next in line? (353 comments)

Those that value Liberty understand the costs associated with it. No amount of caught pervs justifies this stuff.

about two weeks ago
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Aaron's Law Is Doomed and the CFAA Is Still Broken

spire3661 Re:Oracle trying to protect trade secrets (134 comments)

I have standing against all laws I am subject to. Anything less is not a functioning justice system. One shouldnt have to prove personal suffering to change the law.

about two weeks ago
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Fotopedia Is Shutting Down; Data Avallable Until August 10

spire3661 Re:Welcome to the world of the Cloud... (45 comments)

Are they even talking about using enterprise principals of firewalling, local hardware with storage and security at ALL? Or is it all cloud apps with logins the whole way down?

about three weeks ago
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Crytek USA Collapses, Sells Game IP To Other Developers

spire3661 Re:Not Getting Paid (121 comments)

CITIZENS, not taxpayers. When you pay taxes its not YOUR money, its belongs to the citizenry.

about three weeks ago
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Crytek USA Collapses, Sells Game IP To Other Developers

spire3661 Re:Not Getting Paid (121 comments)

Loyalty goes both ways. Messing up payroll breaks that bond. If you want me to be here on time and do my best work, you better have my money on time at all times. If you choose to disrespect me by not fulfilling your end of the bargain, there is no honor in staying.

about three weeks ago
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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

spire3661 Re:Not looking good (156 comments)

The costumer who approved the bird poop needs to be blacklisted.

about three weeks ago
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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

spire3661 Re:Such a Waste (156 comments)

WE are looking at 2043 before it goes Public Domain, provided it doesnt get extended again.

about three weeks ago
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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

spire3661 Re:Such a Waste (156 comments)

After Gandalf discovers Bilbo had the ring, Saruman admonishes Gandalf for not seeing it sooner, blaming it on too much Longbottom Leaf.

about three weeks ago

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Where are the Writing Tablets?

spire3661 spire3661 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

After fighting with my inkjet for the last time today, i came to the realization that i needed the printer solely to print out a form, write on it and then re-digitize it. After 4 smudged and blurry printouts, 4 printer head alignments and the inability to clean the heads without inserting a new yellow cartridge I am done. Its too much of a hassle to maintain an inkjet printer for casual and infrequent use. Either you use it all the time or the value proposition falls through the floor. The only true value these pieces of crap have is fast return, you can get a subpar printout now. The point of all this is, what is a good solution to integrate pen strokes into my workflow, eliminating the need to print, sign and redigitize? My first choice is a tablet with a proper digitizer. Are there any affordable solutions out there?

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