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File this under "Go home +Google​, you're drunk".
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Well, there was that one time...In a traffic jam.
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It's not nice to make fun of people with speech impediments, so I won't make a Mike Tyson joke.
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Our self-driving cars can pay attention to hundreds of objects at once, 360 degrees in all directions, and they never get tired, irritable or distracted. People, on the other hand, “drive as if the world is a television show viewed on TiVo that can be paused in real time — one can duck out for a moment, grab a beer from the fridge, and come back to right where they left off without missing a beat” — to quote Sheila Klauer of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in "Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do".


I've been on a soap box for many years now that humans need to get out of the driver seat. I know it's going to take some time to fully develop the systems to accomplish this, so that's not what frustrates me in this conversation. What does frustrate (and confuse) me is the quantity of people that think self driving cars will be very dangerous. The number of people that say things like "you can't trust machines, they're unreliable" dumbfound me. I hate driving for necessity so it doesn't surprise me that my desire for driverless transportation is greater than others, but how the hell do you drive even periodically and think a machine is more unreliable than 99% of the people on the road?
Summer is one of the most dangerous times of the year on U.S. streets, as many of us spend more time behind the wheel, h…
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Who said anything about not liking humans? That was unnecessarily harsh and inappropriate. If you'd like to continue in a more civil discussion, we can try again.

I'm curious how justice and redemption could make up for the loss of life. Wouldn't the possibility of prevention be preferable. No, we can't stop all accidents and failures from happening with software, but we aren't stopping them all now. I'd rather increase those odds by minimizing the factor that overwhelmingly causes accidents -- humans. Step back and consider that automobiles are already far safer than they were because of software (automatic braking, traction control, and alertness detection for instance). It's definitely worth considering that humans are a major part of the problem with road safety. If your concern is that the corporate entities producing the vehicles and their software won't be held liable for gross negligence, then I'm with you. That, however, is a major problem now with which we also need to remedy (with more than just the automobile industry). Where is the justice and the redemption even without self driving cars? The lack of concern for human life is disgusting. I'm advocating protecting people from others that probably don't intend to harm them but are wielding extremely dangerous weapons everyday without a proper regard for their power.
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Apparently my Google-fu was weak when I was searching for Ethernet options for my Chromecast. This has been up since February.

Buying this OTG cable:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CXAC1ZW

And this USB Ethernet:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UFO1FA

Would fit the bill for $1.54 less!
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About freaking time!
A prototype wave generator called Azura is supplying grid power to Hawaii, the first time such a feat has been officially verified, according to the US Departme...
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I love scotch... Scotchy scotch scotch... And science bitches! It's been a good night.
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I LOL... Very loud... Twice. Well played Bill.
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You know what scares me is that if there is anything to Fermi's paradox, this may be the full extent of intelligent life. It's quite an extent, but if this is all there is, it's quite sad. I'd love to imagine that given the right series of circumstances, intelligent life can have SOME KIND of lasting effect on at least it's galaxy, but we've seen no evidence of it. That's sad and a little scary. I hope he's wrong. If I believe in anything, it's that Fermi was wrong.
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My wife said it was very colorful. Taken fall of last year.
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it is pretty. Though I suppose you survived the fall.
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Looks awesome.
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FINALLY!  HOORAY!
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I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research. - Albert Einstein
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  • Clemson University
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2007
  • Summerville High School
    High School, 1996 - 2000
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