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Comment: Yay Charter (Score 1) 142

by Drethon (#49493761) Attached to: How do your actual ISP speeds compare to the advertised speed?
I have some issues with their TV service, though TIVO helped with some of that, but their internet is doing very good. It used to be 30M and I'd get ~22 but now that they've updated to 60M I'm getting that and a bit more sustained. Even though their commercials make me change the channel, it seems they are actually continuously improving (at least in my area).

Comment: No Thanks (Score 1) 113

by Drethon (#49416101) Attached to: Hyundai To Release "Semi-Autonomous" Car This Year
I like my cruise control plenty fine but I don't want anything taking my focus off the road. Not to mention if they take the Airbus theory of automation (automation knows better than pilot) rather than the Boeing theory of automation (pilot can override automation at any time), I won't even sit in one of these cars. Of course I've flown in an Airbus but airplanes have a lot better known (or at least consistent) set of conditions than cars do.

Comment: Re:Remote Override (Score 1) 737

by Drethon (#49362385) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident
We are getting closer to times where computers can handle everything but it is hard to fully hand off control. A computer never makes mistakes when programmed right and the hardware doesn't fail but the computer can't handle unexpected situations. Programming it for all situations before problems happen, or allowing it to adapt to the unexpected, is the hard part.

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