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Re: Let the "Common Sense " prevail
kfield   9/27/2013 3:50:13 PM
Wouldn't mind a drone delivering my paper, though, given the inaccurate aim of our current paper "man!"

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of enemies and friends
Caleb Kraft   9/27/2013 11:40:05 AM
Strange, recently there was an article talking about the ongoing efforts to write software to differentiate between an enemy and a "Friend"


Can we possibly train a drone to make the distinction? Weren't there cruiseships that were accidentally attacked at times of war in the past? Seems like I recall a story of this happening.

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of pizza and tacos
Caleb Kraft   9/27/2013 11:38:14 AM
Dominos isn't the only one in the flying food department. You can have a taco air-dropped to your location in the SanFrancisco bay area!



This may or may not be a total farce.

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Re: Let the "Common Sense " prevail
Caleb Kraft   9/27/2013 11:34:26 AM
Then again (to play devil's advocate) how many wars have been started due to human ego and misjudgement?

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Let the "Common Sense " prevail
prabhakar_deosthali   9/27/2013 3:02:18 AM
This article reminds of the recent news article where some unearthed secret government report says that " There was just a small toggle switch between the automatic system  throwing a Nuclear Bomb that would have wiped out an entire city of Washington DC if it fell on it or would have created a some 1500 high tsunami if it fell on a sea."

With fully autonomous weapons such hazards are possible! Because one important thing that differentiates a machine from Humans is what we call as "commonsense". Many a possible wars have been avoided in the past because Commonsense has prevailed over "Action & Reaction" scenario by which the machines are normally programmed

As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.

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