California is a "no fault" state
California is a "fault" state - see e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Honestly, you can say it wasn't their fault, but nearly 10% of them in 6 months have been involved in accidents. Even if it wasn't the fault of the technology itself, why is the accident rate so high?
Because they are constantly on the road, for testing and data collection. I would imagine that they drove more in these 6 months than many cars do in 6 years.
Accident rate in general: 4-5% Accident rate so far with only 48 vehicles: 8-9%
Ah, no, the meaningful rate is accidents per miles driven, not per car. These cars are driven constantly (for testing, data collection, etc), surely way more that twice the average.
And why is it that you are owed free content?
It's not about not having free access - it's not about having access period. I would have gladly paid for an online-only access, but there is no such option. I've tried signing up for a TV service with Comcast (which owns NBC) - not only I have to pay something like $70/month for huge package of channels I would never watch, but the only way to buy it is to sign up for installation of equipment for TV I do not own, and I would only get access when such equipment arrives - there is no option to sign up for online access and not have their cable equipment shoven down my throat.
P.S. I looked into using a Canadian VPN service, but had trouble getting www.cbc.ca olympic coverage to show up correctly on Linux. Now I am planning to watch Olympics on eTVnet - a Russian-language site in Canada, which, unlike NBC, is happy to take my money to provide me with access to content I want to watch.
1. Python. I thought all the quants liked C, assembler, and even VHDL for their high frequency stuff.
Not necessarily. For example, an HFT company Jane Street Capical uses OCaml, claiming it makes code reviews go a lot faster and Knight-style errors a lot less likely. https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2038036