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Comment: Re:Proper Language (Score 1) 586

Mod parent +1 Language War Flamebait. C is not type safe, especially its pointers, and has no standard mechanism for managing memory in a multithreaded environment. And its macro system sucks donkey balls. And it has no standard cross-platform build system that doesn't suck (note all the make clones). Flame on!

Comment: Re:And in other news (Score 1) 139

by Richard_at_work (#47405739) Attached to: Uber Is Now Cheaper Than a New York City Taxi

If I am hit by your acquaintance while they are giving you that free lift, their private insurance will cover my medical bills for as long as needed.

If I am hit by a taxi from a regulated company, their business insurance will cover my medical needs for as long as needed. The fact that they have adequate insurance is something that is checked by the taxi licensing people.

If I am hit by an Uber driver, well who knows how much insurance they have - Uber covers them for $1Million but that doesn't necessarily cover even a year in medical expenses or long term care, so I am left recouping the cost of my care from the Uber driver themselves. Uber drivers are not regulated or inspected (yet - wait for that shitstorm to hit Slashdot when it happens) so there is no guarantee that when you get into that Uber car you are actually insured at all.

Comment: Re:Power? We dont need no stink'n power! (Score 1) 464

No they dont, aircraft hand on zero visibility all the time - heavy fog, torrential rain etc etc. If the conditions are right, you can be non-visual right up to the point where your main gear touches down - you can do that either manually or you can do that on autoland and have the autopilot put it down for you.

10 to the 6th power Bicycles = 2 megacycles

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