David Walland

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Kommentar til Digitalisering af p-licenser i København leder til fejlbøder

Why not fine the kommune?

Since it's not something that the parking attendants can do anything about nor even know what the true situation is, surely, where an avoidable, illegal fine is levied by the parking system, a big fine should be paid by the Kommune. They are the people who are responsible. They are the lead con...
Kommentar til It-professor: Samtlige data fra JSF-kampfly lander hos amerikanerne

Open government in the UK?

As an Englishman who is married to a Dane and reads Danish fluently and lives in the UK, let me assure you that getting information on even the most innocent thing out of any government of whatever politics in this country, is close to impossible. Steen Ehlers is completely WRONG!

It depends what you mean by encryptation

If my wife and I wish to pass information between us that others can't understand we can do this on open e-mail. We know what it means! Now this is really quite easy to achieve and with a little thought will look entirely innocent (ours is of course - just private jokes in our case). I doubt th...
Kommentar til Glem dommedagsprofetierne om kunstig intelligens

The three laws of robotics

Isaac Asimov and John Campbell jnr worked this out back in the 1940s and 1950s. They foresaw the need for three laws of "Robotics": 1: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2: A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings...
Kommentar til Nu forstår Google »rødgrød med fløde«

To the limits and beyond!

I shudder to think what it would make of my dreadful accent in Danish ! David Walland
Kommentar til Forsker advarer mod Digital Post - du får aldrig svar

Personal Experience

I'm an Englishman who lived in Denmark just over 4 years. I moved to Denmark because my wife needed to look after her mother for a while. We eventually moved back to the UK again when the stress of the anti-foreign attitude became too much for my wife. Now rather more than 20 years later, I'm ...
Kommentar til Opråb til it-branchen: Kun hvert femte projekt kan betale sig


Turing felt that the real test of a computer system was whether it could be distinguished from a human being by a human being. My experience of writing a very succcessful expert system and having it professionally programmed is somewhat different. The first thing to remember is that not all hum...
Kommentar til 3.000 programmeringsfejl i rejsekort

I wonder if there was a translation problem?

When I was living in Denmark, I was struck by how poor the translations were. For Ingenioeren the one closest to home was the "English" translation of the IS handbook, kindly sent to me by IS when I joined. It was so bad that, even though my Danish was still far from perfect, I had to...