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    [–] stadium disaster just waiting to happen mikey5527 1 points ago in WTF

    Yup. I remember my dad telling me about some pretty crazy times in the Sears tower. Somewhere around floor 50-60. Apparently the doors would start opening and closing themselves and wheeled chairs would slide around the office. Sounds like fun.

    [–] Self-Driving Cars Might Kill Auto Insurance as We Know It - Without humans to cause accidents, 90% of risk is removed. Insurers are scrambling to prepare. mikey5527 0 points ago in technology

    It is, however, a crime for a private party to sell a gun to someone she knows or has reason to believe can’t legally possess it. (18 U.S.C. § 922(d)

    Even though people can legally dispose of guns in the secondary market, they can’t buy them on behalf of others from federally licensed dealers. It doesn’t matter whether the person who will keep the gun is eligible to own it—purchasers who are caught lying in the application process will likely face criminal charges.

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    All of this is moot, however, because if car companies knowingly push bad code, they'll be smacked with lawsuits. Even if they unknowingly push code that ends up killing people, there will be massive lawsuits and other losses due to lack of consumer confidence.

    [–] [Serious] Men of reddit who got raped by women, what's your story? mikey5527 6 points ago in AskReddit

    In addition to what u/OG_Phx_Son said, you shouldn't have sex with them if they make this threat at all. If she decides to accuse you anyways, she'll be able to provide evidence that you two had sex. If you don't have sex, there isn't evidence and it makes her case weak in court if she doesn't provide evidence, and if she does it will show that you two didn't have sex.

    [–] Oregon's Sen. Wyden & Rep. Blumenauer tweeted photos of themselves celebrating a new hemp-based CBD donut from Blue Star Donuts. mikey5527 3 points ago in Marijuana

    There are Republicans who support legalization and Democrats who do not support legalization.

    Better advice would be to look into the people who are on your ballot. How have they voted and what are their policies? Do they toe the party line or do they vote independently? Those are bigger factors than just dOnT vOtE rEd FoR eLeCtIoN.

    [–] New York City Councilman Wants Companies to Stop Testing for Marijuana mikey5527 1 points ago in cannabis

    There's nuance, though. I don't want to employ someone who regularly uses meth or cocaine, especially if there are company secrets that I want to keep (intellectual property type stuff). What are the odds that they get hooked and run out of cash? It's an easy attack vector for my opponents to use. Hey, we'll give you $20k if you grab these files. People who aren't addicted to drugs will be more afraid of getting caught and losing their job/freedom than people who are hooked on drugs.

    That doesn't mean that all drugs should be tested for or that employees should be tested regularly, but there are good reasons that a company would want to screen for certain drugs.

    [–] Self-Driving Cars Might Kill Auto Insurance as We Know It - Without humans to cause accidents, 90% of risk is removed. Insurers are scrambling to prepare. mikey5527 0 points ago in technology

    Humans recognize when a pedestrian carrying a rifle is posing a threat or not, why would outsource that to the AI?

    Which is why I specifically mentioned a "threat detected" button. Humans are really good at freaking out in these sorts of situations. Make their lives easier by pressing a button that will instruct the vehicle to find the safest way out of the situation. The vehicle doesn't need to detect a threat to respond to it, and there's a great potential for an AI to find a safe route quicker than a human pumped up on adrenaline could.

    Maybe, but there's going to have to be a legal framework around when to use that and who's at fault for using it wrong.

    We already have that legal framework. It's called "making a false report" and "wasting police time". Police are used to people calling in with nonsense already. If it's a big issue, they pursue the caller. If it's not, they drop it and tell everyone to get on with their days.

    At that point it's a liquor store camera, there to check after a crime took place, and the suspect just needs to wear a mask, if they even care about hiding their face.

    The point would be for the operator to see the picture and relay any relevant information to the police responding to the scene. Number of perps, clothing worn, and whether or not weapons are visible are all information that cops responding to a potentially violent scene would love to know, and it would take about 20 extra seconds for the operator or dispatcher to relay that information.

    Furthermore, even if the individuals are masked, if the police find them, there's more evidence to get a conviction to stick. Prosecutors would love to have those pictures. Imagine there are three men trying to ambush a vehicle. They're wearing relatively nondescript clothes and one has a weapon drawn. They all have ski masks on. The cops show up and find three individuals matching their description. In a backpack or nearby are three ski masks and one has the same weapon that's in the photo. It's a slam dunk case for the prosecution.

    [–] Loophole Allows For-Profit Schools To Exploit Veterans mikey5527 3 points ago in Veterans

    So far, my strategy has been to find a community college and take classes online, then transfer to a state university and do the same. It's been working out well so far. My father was afraid that employers wouldn't be happy seeing an "online degree". I guess he didn't realize that employers won't know the difference between my mostly-online state degree and my wife's completely in-class degree.

    [–] Self-Driving Cars Might Kill Auto Insurance as We Know It - Without humans to cause accidents, 90% of risk is removed. Insurers are scrambling to prepare. mikey5527 2 points ago in technology

    So far we've only seen autonomous cars drive very slowly on closed tracks with very few other vehicles also moving very slowly, and they drive like a drunk grandmother. We're a very long way from developing something that'll cope with doing 60mph on twisty country roads in rapidly-changing weather conditions, which is kind of a minimum requirement for what I use a car for.

    Don't certain Tesla models already drive themselves on the highway to an extent?

    [–] Self-Driving Cars Might Kill Auto Insurance as We Know It - Without humans to cause accidents, 90% of risk is removed. Insurers are scrambling to prepare. mikey5527 2 points ago in technology

    Apples and oranges.

    There's no law saying that Excel can't be expected to crash. In a world where self-driving cars are ubiquitous, there will be plenty of laws made with public safety in mind. Furthermore, if Excel crashes, nobody is suing Microsoft. If car company XYZ's AI has a catastrophic failure, they will be hit with class-action lawsuits so fast it'll make your head spin. Microsoft products aren't made with people's literal lives in mind. Even if Excel completely destroyed your entire computer, nobody is getting hurt. Car companies like Tesla know that they can't push out a product that may or may not fail.

    Finally, there are numerous reasons outside of Excel that could cause it to crash. Something running in the background may not be fully compatible with it. You may have too many tabs and spreadsheets open, causing you to run out of RAM. The security software installed by your company may cause it to behave unexpectedly. These are things that will not be able to happen with self-driving cars. You won't be able to put apps on it or install your own security software. The systems will be very closed down and hard to fuck with.

    [–] Self-Driving Cars Might Kill Auto Insurance as We Know It - Without humans to cause accidents, 90% of risk is removed. Insurers are scrambling to prepare. mikey5527 -1 points ago in technology

    Why would an AI controlled vehicle be worse at navigating this than a human? Activate the "threat detected" button, and it will immediately find a way around it and notify the authorities. Hell, it wouldn't be hard to snap a photo real quick to send to the authorities.

    [–] Self-Driving Cars Might Kill Auto Insurance as We Know It - Without humans to cause accidents, 90% of risk is removed. Insurers are scrambling to prepare. mikey5527 2 points ago in technology

    All of the things you mention can be dealt with better by AI than by humans. The only exception may be driving off road. I'm guessing that farm trucks in the future will be like horses are now. There will be a specialty market for people who need a truck to drive on "unlabeled" territory, but 99% of people won't need an off-road vehicle.

    From my understanding, Elon Musk has been training his cars to deal with ice by driving them on frozen lakes, and they're getting really good at handling them. Humans suck at driving on ice and snow, but a computer that can process information thousands of times every millisecond can constantly be correcting itself without any anxiety.

    In a world where AI vehicles are the only ones allowed on the road, there would be no pileups. All the cars would be able to communicate with each other and see a potential threat miles in advance. If there was some weird condition on the road, it would be a lot easier for AI cars to figure out the most optimal solution than humans. They will be able to communicate with each other instantly and have a central computer find the optimal way to coordinate the situation. If you've ever been on a busy highway that's half shutdown due to a crash, you would know that humans really suck at handling things like this.

    [–] Self-Driving Cars Might Kill Auto Insurance as We Know It - Without humans to cause accidents, 90% of risk is removed. Insurers are scrambling to prepare. mikey5527 1 points ago in technology

    Anecdotal, but my wife's car was totaled about 4 months after purchasing it. She was not at fault and it took a month or two for the insurance company to pay the entire loan off. It depends on your insurance company and policy. Pay for shit, get shit.

    Edit: A similar thing happened to me when I was still on my parents' insurance and they got paid the entire value of the car. Both times, rates stayed the same.

    [–] What do you think will happen if Iowa or Iowa State plays in the NCAA tourney here? mikey5527 1 points ago in desmoines

    I wish I had thought of that earlier. One of my neighboring apartments was empty for the last month, and I was thinking about grabbing it and using it as an office space. Our landlord has really affordable rent here and really loose restrictions. I could have gotten a decent return from this.

    [–] Loophole Allows For-Profit Schools To Exploit Veterans mikey5527 3 points ago in Veterans

    I just looked up "online degree", and University of Phoenix was the second on the list as an ad. "Earn a degree quickly" is also close to the top as an ad. I wouldn't be surprised if they're giving kickbacks to people who should be helping these vets as well. Their ad spend must be out of this world, but University of Phoenix almost always comes up when searching. Google and other ad providers are not doing enough to protect veterans, but I can't imagine they would be keen on spending loads of money to keep up with things like this just to lose ad revenue in the end.

    [–] Immigration groups decry 'Call ICE' Fliers, Iowa City.. mikey5527 1 points ago in Iowa

    Actually, Fox News is a reliable source. It's the pundits who are biased. The exact same thing happens with media companies like MSNBC and CNN though, too.

    [–] Analysing data about cannabis use among more than 100,000 teenagers in 38 countries, including the UK, US, Russia, France, Germany and Canada, the University of Kent study found no association between more liberal policies on cannabis use and higher rates of teenage cannabis use. mikey5527 1 points ago in science

    I'm talking about really cheap legal weed. It's like how nobody is bootlegging illegal whiskey anymore. It's cheap enough for me to go to the grocery store and pick up a fifth. When the legal marijuana market becomes saturated enough and prices drop to $100/oz everywhere, black market dealers aren't going to be able to move enough product to make it worthwhile.

    [–] Can Abscessed Teeth Cause Headaches? mikey5527 1 points ago in AskDocs

    The weird part to me is that the abscessed teeth did not hurt. They were knocked out as a kid, and died without any real pain at some point. The only reason I ever knew they were abscessed is because a neighboring tooth was infected.