Gongol.com Archives: March 2015

Brian Gongol

March 7, 2015

Computers and the Internet Server farms are today's economic-development grand prize
It's also a growing signal of corporate extra-nationalism

Science and Technology A truly silly argument against self-piloted cars
A story in "Wired" points to extraordinary dash-cam videos as some kind of dismissive evidence against autonomous cars. Yes, the extraordinary happens, and there's no way to program a computer to anticipate a truck full of cows tipping over. But most accidents are not the faults of extraordinary circumstances, but of failure to deal with the routine. With 90 people dying every day on the roads of the US, you can't say there are 90 extreme events taking place. More likely, there are 89 perfectly ordinary events that go bad, and the leading cause of those events is human error.

Computers and the Internet Should the Secretary of State really be using a personal email address for diplomatic purposes?

News No clear lane ahead for ride-sharing services in Nebraska

Show notes - WHO Radio Wise Guys - March 7, 2015