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Comment Re:Not Everyone Owns a Garage (Score 1) 879 879

Yes, but how many of those homes have a garage? And how many of those garages are used for parking vehicles? How many garages are capable of fitting all vehicles owned by building residents?

^This! My current house has a driveway, but no garage. My previous house had no garage, no driveway, and no place to build one. The last house I lived in with a garage didn't have electricity to the garage. An electric car wouldn't have worked for any of them.

Comment Re:Swift (Score 1) 352 352

I agree, to a point. COBOL is designed to be readable, but that doesn't stop some people from writing code that nobody can make sense of. There was one group of programs, written by the same person, that everyone was afraid to work on for years, until the boss had me rewrite them from scratch (from incomplete specs :-P).

OTOH, certain languages *cough*Perl*uncough* encourage unreadability.

Comment Re:Notepad + Windows Update (Score 1) 628 628

I've learned to be paranoid about saving, even before Windows. Once, in the mid 80s when I was still a newbie, I was working on a program, typing like crazy. I hadn't saving for hours and the network connection went down. If you heard a loud scream about that time, it was probably me. Ever since, I've never typed for too long without saving.

Comment Re:Northeast winters (Score 1) 549 549

There's one hill, near my house, where I don't know if I can get up it until it's too late. Basically, if there's nobody else on it, I'll make it. If there's someone ahead of me and they don't make it, I've lost my momentum, and I probably won't make it either. Wonder how a self-driving car would handle that.

Comment Re:Wish I Could Help You. (Score 1) 318 318

On the other side of the coin, I've found that I hate working from home in the summer, and enjoy it in the winter. The winter, with -40C -- well, the reasons are obvious. The summer? Well, there's a lot to see on the way to work, it's pleasant and nice to get out.

I haven't worked from home, but I'm sure my opinion of it would be based on the season. Winter snow and ice, great. Summer, with no central AC, not so great.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein