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Comment: Re:KISS (Score 1) 191

by Circlotron (#48607379) Attached to: Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars
Australian Holden cars from 1971-1978 had a low tech solution to the blind spot problem at the front - the A pillar, though deep, was made narrower than the distance between the average pair of pupils. That way you only ever had at most one eye blocked. Very crashworthy cars for their day too. http://www.australiastoughestc...

Comment: Re:Windows XP was different... (Score 1) 577

by Circlotron (#48044137) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

XP was fast as hell until you patched it up to SP3.

I'm with you. Nowadays I run XP SP2 as it comes off the CD with zero updates and no network or internet access in VirtualBox on Mint 17 for the occasions I must. (COM port behaviour with Wine can be iffy.) SSD and 16 Gigs of ram and it boogies. SP2 to SP3 made the wheels fall off.

Comment: A bit of clear thinking needed (Score 1) 549

by Circlotron (#48035733) Attached to: Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity
Insurance policy for the human race? If the human race is so destructive of its environment and self and pretty much everything else it comes in contact with, 1/ why is that not simply going to happen again on Mars? 2/ If history is any indicator, does the human race warrant being preserved? An alien civilisation would view us as a cancerous blot on the universe.

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