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Comment The next Vista / Metro! (Score 1) 176 176

There is nothing "free" about Windows 10, and I predict this will come back to bite Microsoft like Vista and whatever that "Metro" thing was.

I don't use Ubuntu, but this offers great potential for them, and for the average non-tech savvy computer user, it offers the "cleanest" experience.

Comment Re:HAHAHAHA! (Score 1) 215 215

Which mythical frequency is this?

Hint, not IR, not Visible, not RF, not UV, not most of the frequency range of like anything

Radar doesn't handle poor weather well, it never has, so the car that uses radar and visible is screwed. We haven't invented something that does well with this, but I guess if you want to pay for magnets to be installed in the road surface, that might help.

Comment Re:HAHAHAHA! (Score 2, Insightful) 215 215

I would love to see how an autonomous car drives in snow/ice/rain. Is it going to have some kind of sensor that knows what conditions it is dealing with? What about the havoc an active snow storm will cause on all the cameras, how will it deal with that? Rain and snow also show up on radar, which many cars use for their situational awareness, this could cause issues. I also kind of wonder how well radar would work in an RF noisy environment such as a traffic jam of autonomous cars.

Comment Re:Convenient (Score 1) 110 110

To be fair to the idiot you replied to, there is a cancer vaccine for one type of cancer, HPV.

However, trying to tie every cancer together as one cause is absurd. Implying someone is sitting on a cure for cancer is much worse.

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.