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  • 3 years ago
    Level Up Hawkins

    Level 6

    Hawkins is now level 6 with 15,160 XP.

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  • 3 years ago
    Achievement Hawkins

    Rock Star

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Hawkins

    The issue becomes pressing when there's no longer a driver override. You get in the car, and tell it where you want to go. Like a taxi.

    How does the car distinguish a real policeman from a fake, who wants to rob or harm you? (I was going to say "jack your car," but that makes no sense.) Issue street officers a police-only secret code to override the car's instructions, and make it pull over? That would stay secret for milliseconds.

    We (mostly) trust human taxi drivers to obey what appear to be lawful orders from law enforcement. If I knock over a liquor store, and hop into a cab, the police use flashing blue lights to convince the cabbie to pull over, so that I may be apprehended. We need the same thing for driverless cars.

    Is it as simple as a flashing-blue-light detector?

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Hawkins

    I though that, too, but Gizmodo is claiming that, of the 5.5 million female profiles,

    about 12,000 of the profiles out of millions belonged to actual, real women who were active users of Ashley Madison

    Pretty funny. Or maybe just sad.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Hawkins

    I'm special.

  • 3 years ago
    Achievement Hawkins

    Hat Trick

    Maintained a 3 day login streak 5/5 times! Congratulations Hawkins on this achievement!

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  • 3 years ago
    Level Up Hawkins

    Level 5

    Hawkins is now level 5 with 10,235 XP.

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  • 3 years ago
    Achievement Hawkins

    Red Eye Jedi

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Hawkins

    I am a huge conspiracy theorist, at least as regards flight MH370, but even I am forced to admit that it's no longer plausible that they set down on a short, jungly runway in Borneo, or traveled in the radar shadow of another flight to the remotest Kazakh.

    Damn.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Hawkins

    Hell, yes, it's worth reading.

    Never mind how important Dune is to the evolution of science fiction (although it is). Never mind about its immediate relevance, on multiple levels, to life right now (although this will strike you).

    Read it because it's a ripping yarn, in a very fully, deeply imagined universe, with characters that will stay with you.

  • 3 years ago
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    Level 4

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  • 3 years ago
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    Chatter Box

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Hawkins

    The technology was quite a bit older. My father was a news photographer in the 1950s for Acme Newsphotos (which became UPI), and he described the exact same process: put it on a drum, select the resolution (low, very low, or barely worth sending), and establish the call.

    In his case, since he was in Paris, and sending to New York, the call involved an operator, and much "Allo? Allo? What ees zees noises?" "Get the fuck off the line!" The yelling would create dark lines in the photo, which they'd airbrush out, if there was time.

  • 3 years ago
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