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Comment Re:self-driving or assisted driving ? (Score 1) 186

Well, the site only said that it would happen in 2017. Is it only during the 3 or 4 summer months? Is it all year long?

No, the site all by itself did not satisfactorily answer the question of whether crazy weather conditions would be tested.

On the other hand, global warming means that we won't have winters for much longer anywhere on the planet so I guess the manufacturers don't see the need to prepare for it.

Comment Re:self-driving or assisted driving ? (Score 1) 186

So, each self-driving car just needs 16-18 years of training on how to determine how to interact with the world while moving around in it and then a few months of training on how to accelerate, brake, turn and when to activate the turn signals. A few lessons about what various signage means and a quick explanation about solid lines and dashed lines and the self-driving car will be good to go. I image that this 16-18 year production line will result in drastically reduced prices over what we have today and vastly improved safety.

Comment Re:self-driving or assisted driving ? (Score 1) 186

"The point I was making, that if a human can interpret the visual information it's given, then a car with a bigger sensor set can in theory do it too. It's all about software at that point, but there's no limitation on hardware here that a human doesn't have."

The second half of your last sentence is at odds with the first half. Either it is all about software or it is about the limited hardware. In reality, it can be about both but your statement precludes that as a possibility. You seem to be very conflicted internally. You are trying to make a point that the self-driving car is easy and here but then you admit that "in theory" something is possible.

Comment No comparison (Score 1) 429

Except Hillary was a high-level government employee who had been given access to a secured government system and told that all of her official business was supposed to be handled on the secured government citizen and that anything else was a crime.

Trump is a private citizen conducting private business.

If you can't see the difference, then you are not very bright.

Comment Re:What have they got to show for it? (Score 2, Insightful) 403

Of course. I forgot that Europeans were able to prevent Russia from moving in all by themselves. Oh wait. No they didn't. Russia moved in and installed puppets in all those Eastern bloc countries and the other European countries did nothing. The US was tired and left Europe to do something and Europe failed. The US left Europe to keep Ukraine safe and Europe failed.

How much has Europe been paying the US to maintain all those bases that kept Russia at bay? Only an idiot believes that the Soviet Union/Russia would have left Europe alone had the US not maintained those bases, free of charge to the Europeans. Actually, the US was pumping money into the countries where those bases were located.

Comment Re:Interesting, Dave Chappelle. (Score 1) 550

NatasRevol, interesting that you are willing to put your limits on private venues but completely reject somebody else wanting to impose their limits simply because they are not your limits.

How about we go back to honoring the actual law of the land (the US Constitution) and let private property be private property and recognize that we are not supposed to have the notion of "class" in this country, especially not a notion enforced by law.

Oh yeah, let us also not forget that many concerts are actually taking place in actual publicly-owned venues.

Comment Re:Pretty short sighted (Score 1) 97

How is the proper pronunciation of "have" so unphonetic that it is better written as "of". Have starts with an "H" sound as in ha-ha or he. Then the "A" sounds just like in "at", "hat", "cat", etc. then we have the nice little "V" sound. While true that common American pronunciation of "could have" becomes more like "uv" with the "U" sounding like "ugh" or "up". "Could of" comes nowhere near that.

Comment Re:Too big to comply (Score 1) 79

Yes, they have jurisdiction within India and can, maybe*, prevent their citizens from using those apps but if Facebook maintains no infrastructure or direct employees in India, then no, they cannot tell Facebook how its code operating on processors not in India must function.

*It all depends on what guarantees the constitution of India says about their citizens rights to access information and how it has been interpreted by their courts.

I just love how everyone gets all giddy when the government of one country starts telling US corporations how to act inside the US but then gets all bitchy when the US government tells foreign companies how to act outside the US and even inside the US. I still remember people getting all upset that the US government successfully made Swiss banks change their practices and turn over US citizen's information or the executives would face prosecution for having entered the United States and conducted illegal business.

And then the solution always turns out to be "Well, if the US company doesn't comply then the foreign government can always practice censorship." And I always thought that government censorship was a bad thing.

Comment Re:Ah yes... (Score 2) 43

So, the only financial transactions that any business engages in are securities trades? I guess I need to dig deeper to understand exactly how stock trades get involved in my employer making bi-weekly direct deposits into our (mine and my coworker's) accounts. I'll also ask my brother-in-law what stocks he is using to make payments to the corporation he is a franchisee of and to pay his food suppliers and such.

Or maybe CaptSlaq and H3lldr0p should find some other deceased equines to pummel.

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