Unlikely to be operating alone in any event. I could imagine a group with Navy people moving around leaving some "uncrewed" at times.
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Re: Its a nice headline
The Tesla report seems subject to the spin effect of the now-reported "autopilot turns itself off seconds before a collision" information.
If the Autopilot had done that, and it get's reported as a "non autopilot" collision, that's going to significantly skew Tesla's reported numbers.
We'd have to have data that was based on "autopilot engaged for N seconds before the crash". The NHTSA data seems to be using 30 seconds. We don't know what the Tesla report is based on.
To be fair, the wheel of reincarnation revolves, and old ideas come around again in new forms, with different twists. The balance between this and that changes too.
In general, though, it's better to wait for generic to show up with Moore's law improvements than it is to try to do special hardware, unless the hardware is likely to produce > 10-20x improvements in something critical.
System at the heart of scaled-back £30m Sheffield University project runs on end-of-life Oracle database
Restrictive rules are an anti-corruption approach
One reason for the rules is to eliminate the possibility of corruption by parking officials. If given the discretion to waive fines, then that discretion is likely to be abused. "Fixing" parking tickets has a long history of being a mode of petty corruption.
Adopting a more flexible approach requires auditing of waived tickets.
Intel couldn't shrink to 7nm on time – but it was able to reduce one thing: Its chief engineer's employment
GCHQ pushes for 'virtual crocodile clips' on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms
Re: Virtual crocodile clip?
Bulldog clips have short jaws, used to avoid short circuits on nearby things. Typically sed in large size for jump start/car charging cables.
Alligators have long jaws, for fine things with some risk of shorting nearby. Good for punch down terminal blocks or relay racks.
Re: Alternative solution
* FAX to self
* Copy to microfiche, then print
* Copy 4000 times
* Send to monastery for transcription by copyist monks.
* Translate to ancient language for transmission in the oral tradition
* Rely on a stone in a museum to translate back to English
(Order of steps may be varied)
Re: Wasting the courts time
Can you point to any data suggesting appeals succeed often? My understanding is that overrulings are very rare. The first data I could find does not seem to support your view, see page 33 of http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/2016-Court-Statistics-Report.pdf
where just 4% of all appeals are upheld.
Re: "shifting to electric, autonomous taxis in 2030 would cut vehicle emissions by 90 per cent"
Nuclear is only the future if it is affordable compared to alternatives, and Hinkley Point isn't giving any indications of being cheap.
Making fission cheaper may involve taking some risks, mitigation of which is a big part of the current cost structure.
What we really need are economical storage mechanisms that can be used to capture excess renewably generated power.