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Comment: Re:If you can't keep your eyes on the ROAD (Score 1) 189 189

Doesn't matter how fast or how slow I go. I still can't see into the forest using my headlights. I'd need some kind of spot on a swivel to accomplish that, and those are illegal to use while driving here.

And I've used HUD's. I know exactly how they work, and what they look like. But the problem remains, the HUD should not be a color which is efficient at destroying night vision *and* which is the same color as weak but important cues from the real world. Looking through something which destroys night vision could be "ok" when driving in a well lit city environment, but it's disaster in a forest near the polar circle. When you don't see another light for hours of driving, why impair night vision as a matter of course?

Comment: Re:If you can't keep your eyes on the ROAD (Score 1) 189 189

Not far enough to the sides to help me spot animals at the edge of the forest by the road. And there's a lot of unlit roads through forest around here. And my car is built for these kinds of roads (a SAAB 9-5), nothing wrong with its headlights, it just passed annual inspection of them with a blank sheet.

Usually I spot animals by light reflected in their eyes. A glint of blue-white light in the forest, followed by a madly dashing animal trying to cross the road - by which time it is too late to brake. I need to do that when I see the glint. And there is no way I'll see a blue-white glint if I have a blue HUD sparkling on the screen.

Comment: Re:If you can't keep your eyes on the ROAD (Score 1) 189 189

Facts are useless if you don't comprehend their relevance. While you drive down the road, it's normal for your night vision to be impaired anyway due to reflections, oncoming traffic, stationary light sources...

Quite so. But that is not a reason to further impair night vision. When I drive along roads with no stationary lights and little traffic, I rely on my night vision to spot animals and people at the side of the road. It doesn't matter how good my headlights are (as long as they are legal), they will not help me do that.

Comment: Re:So don't put warnings on the windshield. (Score 1) 189 189

Try a flight simulator sometime, like Falcon BMS. The HUD in the fighter aircraft will be consistent, with everything always in the same place - except for state changes by the pilot, such as providing landing cues when the pilot has turned them on, and aiming system adapting to selected weapons (without changing location).

Heck, even the warnings in the HUD have specific locations, not interfering with either the view or the rest of the HUD. And this is for trained fighter pilots, selected for high ability to handle high cognitive load.

This is exactly like the parent wants things to be to reduce cognitive load, and exactly how a car HUD should function.

Comment: Re:Being a G27 owner (Score 1) 67 67

It has improved bearings and gears, steel shift paddles and a leather covered wheel. All those are things I want in a steering wheel. I do not want a six speed shifter, so removing that makes the wheel a lot more interesting than the G27.

The controls on the wheel are for selecting things in driving games, not for use as a controller for games where the wheel is not used.

Comment: Re: RAND PAUL REVOLUTION (Score 1) 500 500

Ah yes, just because I recognize a detail means I am a "SJW". And instead of trying to see if there is any merit to a chain of arguments, it's a lot easier to just latch on to a single observation, slap a label on someone because of it and declare everything discussed without value.

A shame you refuse to learn anything new, but instead cling to dogma for dear life. This could have turned into a very good discussion if you weren't that kind of person.

Comment: Re: RAND PAUL REVOLUTION (Score 1) 500 500

You're stuck in the "force people to do things or nothing happens" mind set, which has been shown over and over to be not only false, but counterproductive. That's why you sit in "either capitalism forces people to do things or the five year plan does", and you are unable to think outside the box.

With a living wage system in place, the whip of people not getting food on the table unless they accept whatever job is available vanishes. But that is ALL that vanishes. No other aspect of competition vanishes. People who want to have luxury goods will still work, and build things they compete to sell. People who enjoy being enterpreneurs will still be starting up companies and try to find the smartest, best people to work in them. And they will find it EASIER to do so, since more smart people are freed up from flipping burgers to make ends meet.

People will still do what others value so that they can have the things they value. They just won't get stuck on the lowest rung for life. And if you don't care about that, then you're a white male.

Comment: Re: RAND PAUL REVOLUTION (Score 1) 500 500


Really, wat.

A living wage FREES UP people to work on WHAT THEY WANT. The exact opposite of your only way of thinking outside of raw capitalism. No central committee. No five year plan. Just people, working with what they like at the pace they like. You know, like those who invented modern science and made huge advances used to do, when they were not contrained by the need to sell their time for peanuts.

Seriously, at least learn the first thing about your opponents arguments before you barge off into la-la land.

Comment: Re: RAND PAUL REVOLUTION (Score 1) 500 500

Correct, I can't understand it as that, because that is not what it means. A vast majority of both goods and services provided are not needed but merely *wanted*. Your failure to understand the difference is key here.

And yes, implementing a living wage will reduce some availability of luxury goods. In exchange it will increase the availability of investment capital and improve scientific advance rates, especially over the long term, immensely.

Comment: Re: RAND PAUL REVOLUTION (Score 1) 500 500

If your reasoning is correct, then everyone working in restaurants, stores and other service oriented jobs are providing zero to what "we have", as they do not make anything.

Having a job and making something is not equivalent. The majority of jobs in the US are in the service industry, and are non-productive in the sense of creating part of "all we have". No games with money can change that, as you correctly point out.

Therefore, the change in providing a living wage will be minimal. Those who are motivated and burn to make things will still be making things, and in fact, many who today have a job adding nothing to what "we make" will change that situation and *get* a job making things, improving the economy.

Keeping people trapped in low skill, non-production jobs just to punish them for not getting out of the trap cannot survive much longer.

The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm. -- Travis McGee