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Developing the First Law of Robotics

stiggle Re:I, Robot from a programmers perspective (162 comments)

But if you then mugged the bank robbers - that's a lesser law broken and so not as bad bank robbery, although the rewards would be the same.

2 days ago

Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation

stiggle Re:Seems like a circular argument (262 comments)

The State of Colorado seems to be profiting from weed rather successfully - something like $7 million a month in state income (tax, licence, etc)

4 days ago

Operating Systems Still Matter In a Containerized World

stiggle Re:Docker needs an OS to run, duh! (129 comments)

I thought it was "A foolish man built his house on sand, while the geek built his house in Minecraft."

about a month ago

UK Police Won't Comment On The Tracking of People's Phone Calls

stiggle Use a Cell ID identifier on a phone (52 comments)

As each cell has a CID (Cell ID) you can get software which will display this, and other, information.
If you know what the CID should be for a specific area then you can restrict your phone use if you don't recognise the CID.

eg. 2 phones - one a burner you NEVER use, but is always on so you can track the CID,
Your main phone you only switch on when you trust the CID of the cell you're in to make the calls.

A public database of Cell ID - Its a little out on some of its info, but its a good starting point.

about a month and a half ago

The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension

stiggle Re:String theory is voodoo physics (259 comments)

I've got some testable predictions for other theories - but they're currently beyond our current ability to make a time machine and a FTL space craft, but I'm sure we'll get around to that at some point.

If you can't build the experiment then it is untestable, even if you have some vague idea of what the experiment requires.

about a month and a half ago

Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode

stiggle Costs more per episode than Dr Who (442 comments)

The article states that even before the cast wages are included production costs are more than that of Doctor Who.

Either BBC is yet again showing what it can do on a shoestring budget, or Hollywood TV has over inflated production costs.

about a month and a half ago

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

stiggle Re:Just tell them that you died (401 comments)

"I'll need a copy of his death certificate and proof of your power of attorney over the estate as I'm not permitted to deal with anyone other than the account holder, or authorised by the account holder"

about 2 months ago

HP Claims Their Moonshot System is a 'New Style of IT' (Video)

stiggle Re:But Moonshot is years old (68 comments)

Its because HP customers are used to printer ink cartridges being overpriced disposable units. They're thinking is to move this into computer components and release them as over-priced disposable units too.

about 2 months ago

French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

stiggle Leave a comment stating "unable to comment" (424 comments)

"Within the French judicial system, personal and honest reviews have been sued by the restaurant owners - as such I am unable to leave an honest review of this establishment without risking legal action."

"Unable to leave an honest review"

You're not saying the restaurant is bad, just that you're unable to leave a review.

about 2 months ago

Buzz Aldrin Pressures Obama For New Space Exploration Initiative

stiggle Re:Buzz elaborated on his reasoning yesterday. (78 comments)

NASA has a reduced budget so has to do more with less.

The overarching goal is Mars...
The asteroid visit is a stepping stone, which they'll have to do anyway at some point.

Just like when they were going to the moon, they did a few orbits of the Earth first before moving to to orbiting the moon, then finally landing on it. The asteroid visits, capture, asteroid insertion into lunar orbit, etc are all steps rather than a single shot system whose only purpose is to get to Mars. We saw how useful Apollo was at being reused for other purposes. So multi-mission capable systems are what they're looking towards.

While NASA is harvesting resources from the asteroids, SpaceX might get their act together and propose their martian lander system. NASA can then throw resources at that, as they have done with COTS and CCDev.

about 2 months ago

Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

stiggle Re:Modern Day Anti-Evolutionists (497 comments)

Just because everyone thinks it is right doesn't mean that its correct.
Scientific consensus once said that the world was flat, that the sun orbited the earth. It was once the consensus that an atom was like a plum pudding (JJ Thompsons model).

about 2 months ago

Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

stiggle Re:nice work (468 comments)

A GPS will tell you where to go.
A map will tell you where you are and what is around you and where to go.

about 2 months ago

The Higgs Boson Should Have Crushed the Universe

stiggle Re:Phew, it was a near miss! (188 comments)

Or we had it and that's what happened to all the anti-matter - they got kicked over the hill and into the valley of oblivion.
Or just got invited to a wedding by George R.R. Martin.

about 3 months ago

Elon Musk: I'll Put a Human On Mars By 2026

stiggle SpaceX, Tesla, Solar City (275 comments)

He's building his framework of companies to support a colony there.

SpaceX to get there and then Tesla electric propulsion charged via better efficient solar panels from Solar City, needed due to the dimmer sun further out in the solar system.

Just needs a building system using Martian resources next (concrete based on martian dust)

about 3 months ago

NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

stiggle Re:Speculation... (455 comments)

Totally missed the word franchise as its not in this thread, just dealership, so only spoke about dealerships.

Perhaps you need to visit a reputable optician rather than a SpecSavers franchise.

about 3 months ago

Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

stiggle Re:It's the Native Americans' call (646 comments)

Only the Seminole Tribe of Florida sanction the use of the name, other Seminole tribes & nations disagree with the usage.
But dissent has been voiced within the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, primarily by general council member David Narcomey, but the council has taken no official position on the FSU issue, according to Jennifer McBee, the tribe attorney general. Narcomey, saying he was voicing his opinion only, wrote in an e-mail to USA TODAY of the decision: "I am deeply appalled, incredulously disappointed ... I am nauseated that the NCAA is allowing this 'minstrel show' to carry on this form of racism in the 21st century."

about 3 months ago

Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

stiggle Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (646 comments)

Rape, Pillage, Plunder with little repercussions - Vikings sounds like the perfect name for an NFL team :-)

about 3 months ago

NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

stiggle Re:We should have a choice (455 comments)

Talk to Tesla about training, certifying and licensing your staff to sell/maintain Tesla vehicles. Get regular testing to ensure your staff stay fully trained.

Tesla still get the sales, but now also get the fees for training, certifying, licensing logo and other trademarked materials. Just need to make it clear that they are are franchise/dealership and not the company so the customer has a choice.

about 3 months ago



Atheist Bus Rides Again

stiggle stiggle writes  |  more than 4 years ago

stiggle (649614) writes "The Atheist Bus adverts from last year is back again in the final part of their campaign. This time advocating letting children decide for themselves if they want to follow a religion and to leave the choice to them. They're using static billboards in a number of major cities rather than the bus adverts from last year.

The Guardians Comment if Free section also has an article on the adverts."

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