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Posts posted by ryoder

  1. 11 minutes ago, mbohu said:

    I think it may have been the original 2016 one that is referenced in link a) (but not the one the article is about)

    Hell, I didn't realize that two different Tesla's have crashed into a tractor-trailer broadside. I only recalled the 2016 incident. This article has a couple image captures from the cars camera a moment prior to impact in the 2019 crash:


  2. 22 minutes ago, mbohu said:

    In fact, wasn't the widely fatal accident with a Tesla caused by exactly that? The system misinterpreted what exactly it was seeing and had determined that it wasn't the type of thing that needed to be avoided?

    Which accident are you talking about?

    a) https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/02/i-was-just-shaking-new-documents-reveal-details-of-fatal-tesla-crash/

    b) https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43604440

    c) https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48308852

  3. 2 minutes ago, mbohu said:

    Yes, you could program the car with the instruction "don't hit the person". But then, if that is simply not an option (a person to the left, 2 to the right, 10 in front, 3 passengers in the car--all too close to brake in time) then--if you left it at that--your algorithm is now in an error condition. Will it do nothing? Brake as hard as it can even though that doesn't help? be stuck in an infinite loop as it calculates each option and gets a "no" each time because of the instruction "don't hit a person"?)

    Like I said, the programmer can choose to not program an option for this error condition, but that is a choice as well. As for "income potential", etc. Sure: That is not a good metric, nor may be "pregnant woman", "old man", etc. but "car passenger" (=paying customer) versus "other people" may well be one where there will be pressure to consider it. (as in the example of current SUVs built like tanks to protect the paying customer over the "other less relevant people"--sure we can pretend that this is not the reason we build them like this and advertise their safety potential to the paying customer...but that doesn't make it true.) There may be other metrics, once the sensors and software are smart enough to potentially consider them. Just imagine the pressure from "mothers-against-babies-killed-in-accidents.org"

    You keep talking about "programming algorithms". Have you actually studied how neural network AI works? It is all matrix mathematics and calculus, as opposed to humans writing code.

  4. 1 minute ago, nigel99 said:

    In case you’re in doubt those special characters are formatting control codes to display on a website, they are NOT hidden messages from Q


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  5. 1 minute ago, Phil1111 said:

    "It was less than 24 hours ago that Trump was phoning in to Fox News to tell Sean Hannity that New York didn’t need the 30,000 ventilators they requested."..

    I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators,” Mr. Trump said, discussing an urgent request from Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York. “You know, you’re going to major hospitals sometimes, they’ll have two ventilators. And now, all of a sudden, they’re saying, can we order 30,000 ventilators?”

    That is such bullshit. I spent 7 years working at a little 160-bed hospital in IN, and I could not tell you how many ventilators they had. So how would a visitor know? But I can guarantee they had more than two, because I saw more than that operational in ICU on numerous occasions.

  6. 53 minutes ago, gowlerk said:

    Ummmm....maybe you've forgotten the option that still most likely will happen in November? You know, that election thingy.....

    Long after the time for rational action has passed, and do you really think Mango Mussolini won't try to subvert it?

  7. 1 hour ago, sfzombie13 said:

    too long and too many lives lost, and look how effective the last one was.  he didn't even wait til it was over to do it again.  time to 25th the son of a bitch.  hell, at this point, i would welcome a military coup.  what do we have to do to get him the hell out?

    The legislative branch has failed to impeach.

    The executive branch has failed to invoke the 25th amendment.

    So I must agree with you on the remaining option.

  8. 16 minutes ago, Phil1111 said:

    Evidently trump has felt the shifting wind on the mop that passes for his hair.

    "President Trump lashed out at General Motors on Friday, blaming it for overpromising on its ability to make new ventilators for critically ill coronavirus patients and threatening to invoke the Defense Production Act to compel the company to do so.

    In a series of tweets, the president emphasized the urgent need for the ventilators, an abrupt change of tone from the night before, when he told Sean Hannity, the Fox News host, that states were inflating their needs."

    Hilarious the idiot is demanding GM re-open the Lordstown plant. They don't even own it anymore.

  9. 2 hours ago, JerryBaumchen said:

    Hi Wendy,

    A long ago publication called SCREW.  Very nasty, too nasty for me.

    Jerry Baumchen

    Oh, yes; Al Goldstein's rag. I haven't heard it mentioned in ages.

  10. 8 minutes ago, SkyDekker said:

    Well Trump called in to Hannity to say that he just doesn't believe that these ventilators are needed. On top of that he thinks buying them is maybe a bit too complicated.

    Yet another reason to launch another impeachment.