80 posts • joined 26 Jun 2014
After 1.5 million days of computer time, [email protected] heads home to probe potential signs of alien civilizations
Google lives in an Orange submarine: Transatlantic cable will get by with a little help from some friends
Remember that 2024 Moon thing? How about Mars in 2033? Authorization bill moots 2028 for more lunar footprints
Re: Let's start with the basics and then work forward from there.
These are more than pet peeves. War is just about the most reckless and vain human activity. I used to feel a little awkward with the "War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things" posters, think that this was the sentiment of someone who didn't understand modernity.
I realize the person who cam up with this PERFECTLY understands it, and is wondering why the rest of us don't.
Until you account for all of the environmental damage your millions of neglected humans (please remember the extinctions) cause, or dream of causing, I could honestly care less.
Space exploration, by definition, is an exercise in resource limits and conservation. It may be some of the most useful science and engineering being practiced.
Space exploration, unlike most other activities on the planet surface, actually forces us, or at least the engineers, etc to think about resource constraints and habitat in pretty much the exact opposite way they are in almost everything else.
We should be treating the planet like a spaceship we must reuse for, basically, ever.
Space exploration is healthy activity for humanity.
Warring over plots of ground with oil under them is not.(This list could be much, much longer, but I have an actual job)
Capital One gets Capital Done: Hacker swipes personal info on 106 million US, Canadian credit card applicants
Re: all of the above, and...
Hence the quick denial by AWS. It is core to their strategy to retain the trust.
Ironically, Capitol One send mountains of junk mail, which people have to discard without opening, wasting resources and time (in very small increments, but that does not make it any less irresponsible).
The knee jerk reaction from the less technical masses are prevailing directed at punishing "erratic" - their association to "their" data makes them feel personally victimized.
This was Capital One's data, and supporting punishment of this woman is an indirect sanction of the rights of the corporate scum of the earth over individuals,their privacy and even the environment.
We are severely under appreciating the damage usury and its incumbent distortion of value - and values, cause.
I appreciate your rebuttle. I didn't make my point well enough.
I am trying to say there is a difference between wedging an electric car concept into the current world view versus adapting an electric car to the current world.
I think Tesla was right to pursue the bulk of the main technologies in the way they did, to encourage adoption and demonstrate viability, and so on.
Tying electric vehicles to autonomous driving is a disservice to the benefits of electric vehicles. I think focusing on viable, inexpensive electric cars for the masses is more important the chasing autonomous vehicle technology.
Imagine what automobiles would have looked like if the oil companies overtly own car companies. Hummer H3 is the subcompact market leader...
As for their market leadership in drivetrain etc. I bet that will be past tense in less than 1 year. Too many competitors in the pipeline, especially at the high end. Measured against the corporate trend to capture the consumer, versus actually produce the best possible singular product, means, in my view, it will fall prey to the kind of constant fall short/big promise delays like MS - the market leader in tech vanity, has demonstrated for decades.
A. I personally don't care if I ever see a self driving car on a public road.
B. Selling this option without insufficient review seems beyond the reasonable limit of disruption/confrontation of the un-evolved rules of 50 years or so ago regarding public safety, DOT approval etc. I will never not drive my own car, and I am damn sure concerned about whatever else is on the road.
C. Real disruption is low maintenance electrics that charge anywhere quickly, recycle completely, and last a very long time, and cost less than the average for whatever market segment is in. Tesla will not accomplish any of this, and doesn't appear to be interested in it. One of the big car makers is going to turn Tesla into the American Alfa Romeo.
ps - I am currently a Tesla shareholder - I was hoping it would recover to enough for me to get out without too much pain. This seems unlikely now...
pps- I don't want any autonomous system developed by the Tech Bro Cabal on the road, ever...
Quit worrying about killer robots, they are coming whether you like it or not – and they absolutely will not stop
Google jumps the shark from search results to your camera: Nest Hub, Pixels, and more from ad giant's coder confab
Autopilot engineer drove off to Chinese rival with our top-secret blueprints in the glovebox, Tesla claims in sueball
Holy crappuccino. There's a latte trouble brewing... Bio-boffins reckon 60%+ of coffee species may be doomed
Advertising is about messaging, we used to be concerned about truth in advertising. What they are talking about is Orwellian message control. I do wish our ever so wise lawmakers, who are just now seeming to realize how ridiculous this whole exercise has been, would focus on the big picture. Indeed, I believe the ultimate outcome it to certify this content adjustment based on user preference business model, which is the real bugaboo, and will tempt transgression by whoever chooses to try to exploit it next, or FB will just find a new way, either/or.
The real benefit of our information ageis the open access and virtually unlimited information. We could be liberating education and creating real electronic democracies that are nimble, responsive and comprised of well informed constituents, or we can wait for Farmville 2.
Re: What insanity
For those who think in the simplest terms of capitalism, this is the last leg of automation needed to fully eliminate human quirks from the risk profile. Automated consumption.
Has anyone ever written a sci fi story about the rise of the machines where the machines destroyed their creators simply by consuming all available resources.
I see herds of solar powered AVs disrupting the natural world, being churned out of fully automated factories while the humans are increasingly agoraphobic and incapable of even basic manual tasks.
Its gonna be great.
Re: I don't get it
No. Much like trickle down has been proven to be specious at best, down right destructive at worst, and since the world seems to revolve around lowest common denominator democracy; the fallacy "innovation" depends on investment is effective fear mongering, designed to keep the "let em eat cake" people safe from the rest of us, by sustaining the illusion that their consumer products are essential, most simply are not .
Progress will occur in all respects whether or not some asshole gets exorbitantly rich from it. I am confident of this. Good ideas are a currency all their own, and actually have more to do with nature than dollars or pounds.
What is really happening is that the people most responsible for the lack of sustainability of the current world are not content to steal your present, but your future as well, and has always been the case, winners and losers are basically defined by whether or not they survive.
Super Cali's futuristic robo-cars in focus – even though watchdogs say they're something quite atrocious
In terms of conservation and other economies, autonomous vehicles reminds me of when someone bums a cigarette - the solicited complies with the request, the solicitor then asks for a light, to which the solicited replies "You want me to smoke it for you to?" as a way to bust their balls.
I keep thinking we are looking for ways to accelerate the consumption of natural resources to the point we won't even need human beings to ruin the environment.
Re: A dangerous hands-off approach to hands-free driving
Per passenger mile would also account for the fact that US, my guess, has more single occupant vehicle miles than elsewhere. This, too increases the numbers. I think there is larger issue of propriety to question anyway. Who says anyone has the right to automate consumption in this fashion, hopefully, becoming self determining about tech usage will someday not be immediately as as Luddite, but pratical. Do we really need to automate the idea of commuting too far to some workplace to do a lot of mostly useless self serving nonsense, or do we begin to really consider what societal transformations are looming. This is not real progress, nor is it sustainable. For example: What will the selling points be for future generations of autonomous vehicles, will this lead to fleet preservation and conservation?