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  1. russ_watters replied to the thread First self driving car fatality.

    Wrong case. You are correct regarding the Tesla that drove under a truck and decapitated a man, but we're discussing the Uber that...

    May 26, 2018 at 5:56 PM
  2. russ_watters replied to the thread First self driving car fatality.

    You won't see case law examples because self-driving cars are a new thing. But please make sure that you saw the part in the report...

    May 26, 2018 at 5:55 PM
  3. russ_watters replied to the thread First self driving car fatality.

    I really hope no one was after that line of argument (for money or net savings of lives), but I'll put a finer point on it: western...

    May 26, 2018 at 5:40 PM
  4. russ_watters replied to the thread First self driving car fatality.

    I said federal in this case because the states aren't stepping up and that would be more expedient. But it is technically a state...

    May 26, 2018 at 5:31 PM
  5. russ_watters liked Vanadium 50's post in the thread First self driving car fatality.

    I don't subscribe to the argument "There are billions at stake here, and if people die, well, you gotta break some eggs if you want an...

    May 26, 2018 at 3:37 PM
  6. russ_watters replied to the thread I Why does a resistive wire heat up from current flow?.

    Even if you could compare this to fluids where the energy was mechanical and not electrical, it still wouldn't be kinetic energy that is...

    May 26, 2018 at 1:42 PM
  7. russ_watters replied to the thread First self driving car fatality.

    This, to me, is an "uncanny valley" that needs to be addressed better -- again, by law if necessary. It seems clear to me that a...

    May 26, 2018 at 1:21 PM
  8. russ_watters replied to the thread First self driving car fatality.

    What a terrible analysis! There is nothing in the (brief/preliminary) NTSB report that suggests the computer was confused or otherwise...

    May 26, 2018 at 1:10 PM
  9. russ_watters liked gleem's post in the thread First self driving car fatality.

    Why is it that the emergency braking maneuver capability that in enabled for human drivers is disabled for computer control because it...

    May 26, 2018 at 12:18 PM
  10. russ_watters liked Bystander's post in the thread First self driving car fatality.

    Time for criminal negligence proceedings?

    May 26, 2018 at 12:18 PM
  11. russ_watters replied to the thread How do computers keep time without power?.

    Certainly; but when it isn't connected to the internet it still has the same timekeeping needs.

    May 25, 2018 at 6:09 PM
  12. russ_watters replied to the thread How do computers keep time without power?.

    Oh, gawd, am I having a bad DOS flashback? Was that a thing?

    May 25, 2018 at 4:35 PM
  13. russ_watters liked jedishrfu's post in the thread How do computers keep time without power?.

    Users don’t like to enter the current date and time each time the computer is turned on. Also there are some system settings that may...

    May 25, 2018 at 4:34 PM
  14. russ_watters liked phinds's post in the thread How do computers keep time without power?.

    Don't you want to be able to figure out when your files were created? How about if you have the same file on two different storage media...

    May 25, 2018 at 4:34 PM