Self-Driving Cars Can Soon Cruise This State’s Highways Without Anyone Inside

No human back-up driver would be required.

California regulators on Wednesday unveiled revised rules that would allow self-driving cars to travel the state’s highways without human drivers for the first time as early as next year, a move that won the support of automakers.

The new rules represent a compromise with automotive and technology companies, which had objected to many of the requirements previously proposed by the state.

The California rules could still conflict with proposed federal legislation that would largely bar states from regulating autonomous vehicles.

But they are a boost for automakers who want to be able to deploy vehicles without human controls in California.

More than 40 companies are testing self-driving vehicles in California with human controls, and most automakers have autonomous research centers in the state, which is the largest U.S. auto market.

The new rules are expected to take effect by June 2018, the state said.

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent company Alphabet, Ford Motor, Tesla, <a href=”http://fortune.com/2017/06/13/apple-tim-cook-car/”>Apple</a&gt;, and General Motors had sought changes in California.

Previous rules had demanded that firms submit safety assessment reports to state regulators and seek new approval for updated vehicles.

Existing rules also require a backup human driver to be in all driverless vehicles.

Wade Newton, a spokesman for trade group the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, said Wednesday it appeared that California had recognized that “certain onerous” requirements could delay deployment of self-driving technology.

“We appreciate the (state’s) attempts to streamline requirements consistent with the recently updated federal guidance,” Newton said.

But the Association of Global Automakers, a trade group representing mostly Asian and European automakers, said California did not go far enough.

“A special permit is still required to deploy, creating regulatory uncertainty and raising concerns about the ability of autonomous vehicles to cross state lines,” it said.

Companies would still need a California permit to test or deploy vehicles on state roads.

California would also require automakers and tech firms to record information about autonomous sensors in the 30 seconds before a collision. Vehicles must follow all state laws “except when necessary for the safety of the vehicle’s occupants” or other road users.

Consumer Watchdog criticized the revisions, saying California should stick to its earlier, stricter state requirements.

The group noted local communities could not block testing under the proposal.

Last week, a Senate panel approved a bill aimed at speeding the use of self-driving cars without human controls in the United States, a measure that also bars states from imposing regulatory road blocks.

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Automakers would be able to win exemptions from safety rules that require human controls if they met certain requirements. States could set rules on registration, licensing, liability, insurance and safety inspections, but not performance standards.

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra told Reuters on Tuesday that the federal legislation “allows us to get this technology on the road,” but declined to say when the automaker might seek approval for exemptions.

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Q&A: Is there anyone else in here who likes to read the adult animated magazine Heavy Metal?

Question by .: Is there anyone else in here who likes to read the adult animated magazine Heavy Metal?
I especially like to read the Requiem Vampire Stories in this awesome magazine. I’ve been addicted to this magazine ever since I was a teenager. Do you like the Requiem Vampire stories? Also, I wonder how long the artist who creates this particular story will continue doing it?

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Answer by wonder dog
This may not have anything to do with anything – not sure – but if you like that sort of artwork you might or might not know that the catalyst for it was the animated movie, HEAVY METAL, that came out in ’81. The artwork was more basic, perhaps, but nonetheless intriguing and did get that whole ball rolling. And Lord knows some of the music was cool, mainly Don Felder’s “Heavy Metal,” particularly when played loudly. Though Sammy Hagar’s song of the same title, that was also in the movie, was nothing to sneeze at. I sometimes play both on a radio show I co-host. God’s speed, my child.

Wonder Dog, awaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (loud wind noises through my red cape as I disappear behind a cloud)

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Part 2 of Question 1 (Anyone Can Answer)?

Question by justinmillad: Part 2 of Question 1 (Anyone Can Answer)?
Earlier I asked “Which sounds more relaxing”? I think Taylor J. answered that question as “Coconut Cloud”. Now, after deciding on coconut cloud, I have another question:

The internet host Weebly, are any of you familiar with it? If so, please answer this. Can you put chat rooms on your website with Weebly?

The next question is what a great website idea is. I have earlier made Plum Village, a website made of recipes and history. What should Coconut Cloud be about? Just judging by the name. Things like Cocoa Cabana, Coconut Cloud, they are all chill and relaxing names. That means the website should be chill and relaxing. Any suggestions?

Please answer both questions if possible.

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Answer by Ariel
While I don’t know anything about Weebly, most web hosts that have good specs should be fine supporting a chatroom. Do a google search for “free website chat” or something and you should get results pop up.

Second, I’ve never heard of anyone aside from someone just trying to make money off of ads build a website for the name, rather than the other way around. However, all I can do is suggest having a nice web 2.0 theme with coconut trees on an island in front of some nice fluffy clouds. Maybe you should make it a website about baby products, that’s just what comes to my mind when I hear “coconut cloud”.

Good luck

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Q&A: can anyone explain me what is CLOUD COMPUTING?

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Question by : can anyone explain me what is CLOUD COMPUTING?
1. Can anyone explain me what is CLOUD COMPUTING?
2. What are the tools are available?
3. What are all advantages and disadvantages?

Please help me……….

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Answer by Tweeter & the MonkeyMan
Cloud computing – oversimplified..
instead of using only the resources on your personal computer, you leverage the resources of other computers & servers you can access over networks or internetworks.

Tools.. heck, thousands..
open source stuff like rsync (*nix backup) , commercial applications like Microsoft Live Cloud storage, Amazon Music Cloud storage/player, Google sites, Google apps, numerous online backup websites (Carbonite?), and even hosted applications like CitrixGoToMeeting, GoToMyPC, Microsoft Live Office, and Video streaming.

Advantages / disadvantages:
Pro: more storage & computing power without the cost to buy or overhead to maintain it.
easier to upgrade & add-on technology
external tech support to help
available even if your primary computer system(s) go down
Cons: net expenses are more than buying the equipment yourself.
information security can never really be guaranteed; you need to trust a 3rd party.
3rd party may live up to SLA (service -level -agreement) or not..
3rd party may fail backups, be destroyed by floods / fire..
3rd party may go bankrupt or get bought out.
latency.. the info / apps you use are not on your machine, so you have the network lag to deal with.

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Q&A: I had a dream. Can anyone interpet it at all? I was very interesting, but confusing.?

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by COSCUP

Question by detroit_lions2012: I had a dream. Can anyone interpet it at all? I was very interesting, but confusing.?
Last night, I had an odd dream. I was wondering if anyone could explain it at all. I don’t remember all of it (I have a hard time doing that). So here it is:
I was at this giant lake or ocean. It was during the day, but it was dark. There were clouds everywhere. On the shore, there was this giant wooden fortress/house built onto a cliff. Almost everyone I knew was there, either out on the water or walking through the cliffs and house. Then, out on the water a giant sea monster emerged from the water. Waves splashed out and hit the shore with force. A few of my friends were out on the water on these floating platforms (in the air, not on the water) and were fighting the monster. I raced through the house and tried to get everyone safe. I was knocked into the water and a huge cruise ship rescued me. Then the monster threw a rock at it and it sank. As I was being submerged with the boat, I slammed my eyes closed and imagined the dock. Next thing I knew, I was lying on the deck. I ran up and stood next to the stairs. I closed my eyes again and I was on top of the fortress, a platform in the cliff was right next to me with a large, mossy stone staircase leading up to it. A group of people walked up it and they started talking. Then I closed my eyes again to teleport and I didn’t go anywhere. Then, I fell off the cliff and landed safely on the ground. Another group of people walked by and one of my friends took out his trombone and started playing “Holiday in Cambodia”. For the rest of the dream, he showed up randomly and played the same thing. Soon after that, a fireball hit me and I hit it back. It hit the monster and then I woke up.

Sorry for how long it is, I tried to put as much details into it as I remember. Anyone have any answers?

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can anyone tell me what this is saying ??

Question by NATASHA: can anyone tell me what this is saying ??
Emitting rays of light from tufts of hair on his head and between his eyebrows, the Buddha illuminated countless worlds to the East, and also the one beyond them where the Buddha Wisdom Kin of the Pure Flower Constellation and the bodhisattva Wonderful Voice lived. This bodhisattva, who already had many great accomplishments, including attaining millions of different kinds of concentrations, when illumined by Shakyamuni Buddha expressed to the Buddha of his land his desire to go to the saha-world to pay tribute to Shakyamuni Buddha and visit various bodhisattvas. The Buddha there warned him that even though the saha-world is not smooth or clean and its Buddha and bodhisattvas are short, he should not disparage or make little of that world or think that its Buddha and bodhisattvas are inferior.
Then, through the power of his meditation, Wonderful Voice made eighty-four thousand gold and silver lotus flowers and other valuables appear not far from where Shakyamuni Buddha was sitting on Sacred Eagle Peak. Seeing them, Manjushri asked Shakyamuni Buddha what they signified. When the Buddha explained that the flowers meant that Wonderful Voice Bodhisattva was coming to visit, Manjuushri wanted to know what Wonderful Voice had done to gain such great powers and wanted to see him. And the Buddha said that Many Treasures Buddha would summon him.
Summoned by Many Treasures Buddha to come to see Manjushri, this extremely tall and handsome Wonderful Voice Bochisattva, accompanied by eighty thousand other bodhisattvas, came to the saha-world on a flying platform of the seven valuable materials, passing through all the worlds to the East, where the grounds quaked in the six ways, flowers rained down from the heavens, drums sounded in the heavens, etc. arriving at Sacred Eagle Peak, he descended from the platform, approached Shakyamumi Buddha, worshipped at his feet, presented him with a magnificent necklace, delivered various greetings and felicitations from the Buddha Wisdom King of the Pure Flower Constellation, and expressed the desire to see Many Treasures Buddha. Many Treasures, in turn, praised him for coming. Then the bodhisattva Flower Virtue wanted to know what Wonderful Voice had done to merit such great powers.
Shakyamuni Buddha explained that once upon a time there was a Buddha named King of the Sound of Thunder in the Clouds in whose realm the Bodhisattva Wonderful Voice lived. Because he offered many kinds of beautiful music and jeweled bowls to the Buddha King of the Sound of Thunder in the Clouds, he was reborn in the land of the Buddha Widsom King of the Pure Flower Constellation and was able to obtain great, divine powers. This bodhisattva is none other than the present bodhisattva Wonderful Voice. In previous lives he had taken many different forms—including women and girls, animals, gods and other heavenly beings, Buddhas, etc.—in order to teach the Lotus Sutra. He protects all living beings by taking whatever form—shravaka, pratyekabuddha, bodhisattva, Buddha—is appropriate for teaching them the Lotus Sutra.
When the Buddha taught this chapter, the eighty-four thousand who had come with Wonderful Voice and numerous other bodhisattvas of the saha-world won the ability to transform themselves into other living beings. Then Wonderful Voice made offerings to Shakyamuni Buddha and to the stupa of many Treasures Buddha, and returned home to the land of Wisdom King of the Pure Flower Constellation Buddha and reported to him.

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Answer by brilyint1
Long day…need short questions

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anyone know what this is saying ??

Question by NATASHA: anyone know what this is saying ??
Emitting rays of light from tufts of hair on his head and between his eyebrows, the Buddha illuminated countless worlds to the East, and also the one beyond them where the Buddha Wisdom Kin of the Pure Flower Constellation and the bodhisattva Wonderful Voice lived. This bodhisattva, who already had many great accomplishments, including attaining millions of different kinds of concentrations, when illumined by Shakyamuni Buddha expressed to the Buddha of his land his desire to go to the saha-world to pay tribute to Shakyamuni Buddha and visit various bodhisattvas. The Buddha there warned him that even though the saha-world is not smooth or clean and its Buddha and bodhisattvas are short, he should not disparage or make little of that world or think that its Buddha and bodhisattvas are inferior.
Then, through the power of his meditation, Wonderful Voice made eighty-four thousand gold and silver lotus flowers and other valuables appear not far from where Shakyamuni Buddha was sitting on Sacred Eagle Peak. Seeing them, Manjushri asked Shakyamuni Buddha what they signified. When the Buddha explained that the flowers meant that Wonderful Voice Bodhisattva was coming to visit, Manjuushri wanted to know what Wonderful Voice had done to gain such great powers and wanted to see him. And the Buddha said that Many Treasures Buddha would summon him.
Summoned by Many Treasures Buddha to come to see Manjushri, this extremely tall and handsome Wonderful Voice Bochisattva, accompanied by eighty thousand other bodhisattvas, came to the saha-world on a flying platform of the seven valuable materials, passing through all the worlds to the East, where the grounds quaked in the six ways, flowers rained down from the heavens, drums sounded in the heavens, etc. arriving at Sacred Eagle Peak, he descended from the platform, approached Shakyamumi Buddha, worshipped at his feet, presented him with a magnificent necklace, delivered various greetings and felicitations from the Buddha Wisdom King of the Pure Flower Constellation, and expressed the desire to see Many Treasures Buddha. Many Treasures, in turn, praised him for coming. Then the bodhisattva Flower Virtue wanted to know what Wonderful Voice had done to merit such great powers.
Shakyamuni Buddha explained that once upon a time there was a Buddha named King of the Sound of Thunder in the Clouds in whose realm the Bodhisattva Wonderful Voice lived. Because he offered many kinds of beautiful music and jeweled bowls to the Buddha King of the Sound of Thunder in the Clouds, he was reborn in the land of the Buddha Widsom King of the Pure Flower Constellation and was able to obtain great, divine powers. This bodhisattva is none other than the present bodhisattva Wonderful Voice. In previous lives he had taken many different forms—including women and girls, animals, gods and other heavenly beings, Buddhas, etc.—in order to teach the Lotus Sutra. He protects all living beings by taking whatever form—shravaka, pratyekabuddha, bodhisattva, Buddha—is appropriate for teaching them the Lotus Sutra.
When the Buddha taught this chapter, the eighty-four thousand who had come with Wonderful Voice and numerous other bodhisattvas of the saha-world won the ability to transform themselves into other living beings. Then Wonderful Voice made offerings to Shakyamuni Buddha and to the stupa of many Treasures Buddha, and returned home to the land of Wisdom King of the Pure Flower Constellation Buddha and reported to him.

Best answer:

Answer by Billy Butthead
He’s saying,”Faith is the way of all believers”

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anyone know what this is saying ??

Question by NATASHA: anyone know what this is saying ??
Emitting rays of light from tufts of hair on his head and between his eyebrows, the Buddha illuminated countless worlds to the East, and also the one beyond them where the Buddha Wisdom Kin of the Pure Flower Constellation and the bodhisattva Wonderful Voice lived. This bodhisattva, who already had many great accomplishments, including attaining millions of different kinds of concentrations, when illumined by Shakyamuni Buddha expressed to the Buddha of his land his desire to go to the saha-world to pay tribute to Shakyamuni Buddha and visit various bodhisattvas. The Buddha there warned him that even though the saha-world is not smooth or clean and its Buddha and bodhisattvas are short, he should not disparage or make little of that world or think that its Buddha and bodhisattvas are inferior.
Then, through the power of his meditation, Wonderful Voice made eighty-four thousand gold and silver lotus flowers and other valuables appear not far from where Shakyamuni Buddha was sitting on Sacred Eagle Peak. Seeing them, Manjushri asked Shakyamuni Buddha what they signified. When the Buddha explained that the flowers meant that Wonderful Voice Bodhisattva was coming to visit, Manjuushri wanted to know what Wonderful Voice had done to gain such great powers and wanted to see him. And the Buddha said that Many Treasures Buddha would summon him.
Summoned by Many Treasures Buddha to come to see Manjushri, this extremely tall and handsome Wonderful Voice Bochisattva, accompanied by eighty thousand other bodhisattvas, came to the saha-world on a flying platform of the seven valuable materials, passing through all the worlds to the East, where the grounds quaked in the six ways, flowers rained down from the heavens, drums sounded in the heavens, etc. arriving at Sacred Eagle Peak, he descended from the platform, approached Shakyamumi Buddha, worshipped at his feet, presented him with a magnificent necklace, delivered various greetings and felicitations from the Buddha Wisdom King of the Pure Flower Constellation, and expressed the desire to see Many Treasures Buddha. Many Treasures, in turn, praised him for coming. Then the bodhisattva Flower Virtue wanted to know what Wonderful Voice had done to merit such great powers.
Shakyamuni Buddha explained that once upon a time there was a Buddha named King of the Sound of Thunder in the Clouds in whose realm the Bodhisattva Wonderful Voice lived. Because he offered many kinds of beautiful music and jeweled bowls to the Buddha King of the Sound of Thunder in the Clouds, he was reborn in the land of the Buddha Widsom King of the Pure Flower Constellation and was able to obtain great, divine powers. This bodhisattva is none other than the present bodhisattva Wonderful Voice. In previous lives he had taken many different forms—including women and girls, animals, gods and other heavenly beings, Buddhas, etc.—in order to teach the Lotus Sutra. He protects all living beings by taking whatever form—shravaka, pratyekabuddha, bodhisattva, Buddha—is appropriate for teaching them the Lotus Sutra.
When the Buddha taught this chapter, the eighty-four thousand who had come with Wonderful Voice and numerous other bodhisattvas of the saha-world won the ability to transform themselves into other living beings. Then Wonderful Voice made offerings to Shakyamuni Buddha and to the stupa of many Treasures Buddha, and returned home to the land of Wisdom King of the Pure Flower Constellation Buddha and reported to him.

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Answer by Billy Butthead
He’s saying,”Faith is the way of all believers”

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Does anyone know of a PC (not a laptop) that is just for surfing the internet?

Question by Retrocowboy: Does anyone know of a PC (not a laptop) that is just for surfing the internet?
Looking for 10 pc’s that are simply for cloud computing so everything is stored online. I was think a server but I want to keep it a cheap as possible. A netbook might be one idea but I just want an LCD screen, keyboard and internet access.

Any ideas would be welcome!

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Answer by Reality Check
Yes, they are called Thin Clients.

Most have a browser and a on and off button.. It won’t hold any information. They can’t get a virus and can’t be broken unless you drop it on the floor. There is no hard drive or moving parts. They are for connecting to a remote computer. But you can use them as stand alone also.

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Does anyone know if hostgator is better than pancake.io, and why?

Question by : Does anyone know if hostgator is better than pancake.io, and why?
everyone says hostgator does the trick but is not free. Pancake.io is rumored to host a website in the cloud, and it is free. I’m thinking perhaps advertising is involved.

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Answer by g2k
I’ve never even heard of pancake.io but any time a host is free it is either lacking features, slow, places advertising on your site, or a combination of these. What kinds of features do you want out of your host? More advanced features like databases, cron jobs, SMTP and shell access will not be available with free hosts.

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